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as long as
siempre que (+ subjunctive)
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it is just a dream (it is a dream, and dreams are just that)
Es un sueño, y sueños sueños son
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Rome wasn't built in a day
Roma no se hizo en un día
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Don't judge a book by its cover
caras vemos, corazones no sabemos
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looks are deceiving
las apariencias engañan
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Maybe you're right but...
puede que tenga razón pero...
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although that may have been the case in the past..
aunque haya sido el caso en el pasado...
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That may be the case
Puede que sea el caso
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I have a different opinion
Yo tengo la opinión formada distinta
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I oppose your suggestion
Me apongo a la propuesta que usted dice
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I think differently
Yo opino de una forma distinta
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Actions speak louder than words
Del dicho al hecho hay un gran trecho
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beggars can't be choosers
Cuando hay hambre, no hay pan duro
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Birds of a feather flock together
Dios los cría, y ellos se juntan
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there's always a way around things
hecha la ley, hecha la trampa
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It takes all sorts to make a world
Hay de todo en la viña del Señor
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No pain, no gain
El que quiere celeste, que le cueste
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to call a spade, a spade
llamar al pan, pan, y al vino, vino
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When in Rome, do as Romans do
Donde fueres, haz lo que vieres
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Where there's a will, there's a way
Querer es poder
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To go against the grain
Ir contra corriente
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To be a chocolate teapot (useless)
Ser un cero a la izquierda
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To pull the other one
A otro perro con ese hueso
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To give a warm welcome
Dar la bienvenida
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It frightens me that
Me asombra que
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It horrifies me that
Me horroriza que
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In my judgement
a mi juicio
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Don't forget that
No te olvides que
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I don't share the same opinion
Yo no comparto la misma opinión
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The novel is set in
La novela está ambientada en
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through the novel
A lo largo de la obra
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it's full of references to
Está llena de referencias a
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it communicates to us
nos comunica
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the narrator wants the readers to know that..
El narrador quiere que los lectores sepan que
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one can't deny that..
No se puede negar que ..
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it forms part of
forma parte de
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An attempt to reestablish / restore
Un intento de restablecer
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given that / since
puesto que
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it serves as
sirve de
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we must realise that
Debemos darnos cuenta de que
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It's of extreme importance that...
Es de suma importancia que (+ subj)
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of course (yes)
Claro que sí
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On that we agree
En eso coincidimos
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What occurs to me first is that....
Lo primero que se me ocurre es que...
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What one must keep in mind is that...
Lo que hay que tener en cuenta es que...
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I hadn't considered that, but..
no había considerado eso, pero...
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or rather..
O sea
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we don't have reason to...
No tenemos por qué (+ infinitive)
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to provoke a reaction in (the reader)
provocar una reacción en el lector
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to be the lesser of two evils
ser el mal menor
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it's a slippery slope
es un callejón sin salida
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in the short/long run
A corto / largo plazo
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ASAP
A toda prisa
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at the end of the day
al fin y al cabo
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to tighten one's belt
apretarse el cinturón
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to spare no expense
tirar la casa por la ventana
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don't rush in / think before you act
Antes que te cases mira lo que haces
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the slogan
el lema
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to be halved
reducir a la mitad
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I don't think that there can be any doubt
No creo que quepa ninguna duda que
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wherever they are from
sean de donde sean
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a tonne of resentment
un montón de resentimiento
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whatever the cost
cueste lo que cueste
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with regard to
en materia de
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to be back at the start
quedarse en cero
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Card 2

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Es un sueño, y sueños sueños son

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it is just a dream (it is a dream, and dreams are just that)

Card 3

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Roma no se hizo en un día

Back

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Card 4

Front

caras vemos, corazones no sabemos

Back

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Card 5

Front

las apariencias engañan

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