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Old September 24, 2009, 05:40 AM
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When the time is right

¿Cómo se dice, "when the time is right / at the opportune time / when the opportunity arises, ecetera"?

Cuando se tiene la oportunidad


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You can also say cuando llega la hora
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¿Cómo se dice, "when the time is right / at the opportune time / when the opportunity arises, ecetera"?

Cuando se tiene la oportunidad


muchas gracias

when the time is right = cuando el momento sea correcto - cuando es el momento correcto.

at the opportune time = al momento oportuno.

when the opportunity arises = cuando la oportunidad se de/llegue

etcetera = etc.
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En el momento oportuno es la más correcta y la más idiomática.
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And also:

Cuando haya oportunidad.
Cuando el momento sea propicio.
Cuando (yo) tenga oportunidad.
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en el momento justo
en el momento apropiado
cuando llega la ocasión
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