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Old March 31, 2014, 07:11 PM
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What Does This Saying Mean?

I understand each word, but together it doesn't quite make sense to me.

Lo que es para uno con el tiempo va llegando y lo que no mismo tiempo se lo va llevando.
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Old March 31, 2014, 08:13 PM
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The saying isn't quite right. See if the corrected version helps you any.

Lo que es para uno con el tiempo va llegando y lo que no, el mismo tiempo se lo va llevando.
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Still not really sure. Best translation I can come up with is "What is meant for one, comes with time, and what is not, goes away with time."
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The saying isn't quite right. See if the corrected version helps you any.

Lo que es para uno con el tiempo va llegando y lo que no, el mismo tiempo se lo va llevando.

I have no doubts that that's the correct way, but I don't understand it.

¿Como puede el tiempo llevarse algo que no llegó nunca?


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