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Old November 27, 2010, 10:56 AM
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Decir y hacer son dos cosas, la segunda es la dificultosa

Can someone please help me with the translation and meaning of following saying "Decir y hacer son dos casas, la segunda es la dificultosa."

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To say [something] and to do [something] are two [different] things, the second one [to do things] is the difficult one.

(By the way, it is "cosas" not "casas", "casas" = "houses" "cosas" = "things".)

I.e., one thing is to talk about doing something, and another is to actually do it, which is the difficult part.
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To say [something] and to do [something] are two [different] things, the second one [to do things] is the difficult one.

(By the way, it is "cosas" not "casas", "casas" = "houses" "cosas" = "things".)

I.e., one thing is to talk about doing something, and another is to actually do it, which is the difficult part.
I agree. Although I would use "difícil" instead of "dificultosa"
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Easier said than done.

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Easier said than done.

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Más fácil decirlo que hacerlo.
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Decir y hacer son dos cosas distintas.
Hablar es fácil, hacer difícil.
Más fácil el dicho que el hecho.
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Decir y hacer son dos cosas distintas.
Hablar es fácil, hacer difícil.
Más fácil el dicho que el hecho.
Claro. También está el " Del dicho al hecho hay mucho trecho"

En Chile lo cambiamos a "Del dicho al lecho *pudiera* haber mucho o poco trecho"

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[lecho = bed]
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[lecho = bed]
Todo depende del bla-bla. (verso en Argentina, son más poéticos por esos lares)

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