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Old August 05, 2009, 02:34 AM
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Arrow Año de nieves, año de bienes

What is the equivalent in English?
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Old August 05, 2009, 06:48 PM
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I know there is a saying in English that means the same, so move your asses as we say in Spain, and get it.
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Old August 05, 2009, 11:36 PM
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Can you describe what it means or how you would use it?
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Old August 06, 2009, 01:04 AM
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I'm not sure exactly either, but I think maybe Robindesbois is referring to one of those 'weatherwisdoms' you often find in 'almanacs'.

Something like: If there is a lot of snow at the beginning of the year, it will be a good year (or there will be a lot of good weather - something like this). We have sayings like this in Dutch about it freezing before Epiphany e.g. but I can't find a lot of truth in them

At any rate I am sorry but I have no idea about an English equivalent for this.
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Old August 06, 2009, 05:19 AM
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Empanadilla is right. If it snows a lot, it will be a good year harvestwise.
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often heard among farmers: "snow is the poor man's fertilizer.".

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