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MdrnArchit
20th April 2007, 03:24 PM
"Aunque la mona se vista de ceda, mona se queda."


Sabeis de alguna otra version....? Esta frase me dio una risa, que casi me da un enfarto! ;D

For those who do not know the translation:

"Even if the monkey dresses up in silk, it will still remain to be a monkey"

Ben
20th April 2007, 06:34 PM
Me ha gustado mucho, gracias :) Una cosita, es seda, no ceda

Edith
20th April 2007, 09:38 PM
"Aunque la mona se vista de ceda, mona se queda."


Sabeis de alguna otra version....? Esta frase me dio una risa, que casi me da un enfarto! ;D

For those who do not know the translation:

"Even if the monkey dresses up in silk, it will still remain to be a monkey"

In Dutch, we have got a similar saying, although we refer to a monkey wearing a golden ring. This is one of the reasons why proverbs are often so hard to translate!

ValenciaSon
20th April 2007, 09:45 PM
In the US we have a similar expression but it involves a pig.

Edith
20th April 2007, 10:19 PM
In the US we have a similar expression but it involves a pig.

A pig in a silk dress or with a golden ring on his trotter?

MdrnArchit
20th April 2007, 10:22 PM
In the US we have a similar expression but it involves a pig.


How does that phrase go... y si lo podeis decir in espanol y ingles, mejor. gracias....

ValenciaSon
20th April 2007, 11:44 PM
How does that phrase go... y si lo podeis decir in espanol y ingles, mejor. gracias.... There are sevreal versions, here are a few:

You can put a pig in a fancy dress, but its still a pig.
Put perfume on a pig, but it's still a pig.
You can put lipstick on a pig, but it's still a pig.
You may be able to dress a pig on a farm in a silk dress, but it's still going to smell like a pig.
You can put lipstick on a pig all day long, but it's still a pig.

MdrnArchit
20th April 2007, 11:57 PM
There are sevreal versions, here are a few:

You can put a pig in a fancy dress, but its still a pig.
Put perfume on a pig, but it's still a pig.
You can put lipstick on a pig, but it's still a pig.
You may be able to dress a pig on a farm in a silk dress, but it's still going to smell like a pig.
You can put lipstick on a pig all day long, but it's still a pig.

hahaha.... These are great! Thanks....