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Old October 06, 2014, 04:23 PM
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"I have your best interests at heart"?
"Friends don't let friends...(do something foolhardy)"?
"I'm telling you for your own good"?

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Old October 06, 2014, 04:36 PM
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Old October 06, 2014, 04:43 PM
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"El que avisa no es traidor" implies a confrontational set-up ... at least, potentially. Not necessarily antagonizing, but certainly not friendly.

Certainly no English expression like "don't shoot the messenger", "forewarn is forearmed" or "I'm telling you for your own good" are a match or are even close.
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Old October 06, 2014, 05:36 PM
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to warn or notify about the future actions of the very same person issuing the warning.
In that case I was wrong to propose the suggestions I did, having misunderstood the direction of the traición. Sorry!
So how about "You've been given fair warning"?
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Old October 06, 2014, 05:48 PM
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I think that translation is good and it's similar to several found in post #2.
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