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Old November 09, 2012, 05:34 AM
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Hey guys

Which translation is correct?

Telling him will not help at all - El decírse no ayudará en nada or Diciendo no ayudará en nada? Or both are acceptable?
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Old November 09, 2012, 08:23 AM
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Hey guys

Which translation is correct?

Telling him will not help at all - El decírse no ayudará en nada or Diciendo no ayudará en nada? Or both are acceptable?

More context is needed in order to render a good translation.

Even in English the phrase is ambiguous.
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Old November 09, 2012, 09:14 AM
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Hey guys

Which translation is correct?

Telling him will not help at all - El decírse ("decirse" has no accent, and it expresses either an impersonal or a reflexive form of the verb "decir") no ayudará en nada or Diciendo (very rarely can a -ing form be translated as a "gerundio" in Spanish) no ayudará en nada? Or both are acceptable?
None of them would make sense.

"(El) Decírselo no ayudará en nada" may be a possible translation.
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