ASK A QUESTION Agua que no has de beber, déjala correr. Do you know what it means?
Agua que no has de beber, déjala correr is a very common Spanish phrase. Can you guess what it means and share it with the forum?
Here's an example of usage:
Te recomiendo mantenerte al margen de este asunto. Sabes bien que: "Agua que no has de beber, déjala correr".
Hmmmmm....haven't heard this one.
Maybe: mind your own business? If the situation has nothing to do with you, stay out of it?
The English equivalent is,
Don't be a dog in the manger - Someone who spitefully prevents others from having something that they themselves have no use for.
The short form of the fable as cited by Laura Gibbs is "There was a dog lying in a manger who did not eat the grain but who nevertheless prevented the horse from being able to eat anything either". So in other words if you don't want it let someone else have it.
Don't drink this water, go to the bar and have some wine, thereby you help will the Spanish economymore and you will also feel better in yourself.
Por favor, el agua no es potable, no bébela, vete al bar y toma un vaso de vino para ayudar a la economia de España y sin duda te sentirás mejor muy pronto. .
I'm sorry, I can't do the imperative without at least two more glasses of wine.
Let it pass you by.
Bridge over troubled waters, to quote the old song.
Is this similar to "No te metes el hocicio,en donde no importas!" (Keep your nose out of my business)
Only use what you need.
YOu should let the bad water flow. I donmt know how to explain but I do know what it means
OK , try again:
If you're not going to use the water yourself, let it run on so that somebody downstream can use it?
i.e. don't ivolve yourself, you will only cause trouble for others if you do???
If you don't have to stick your nose in it (someone else's business) then stay out of it.
"Live and let live"
Stay out of others business?
Don't interfere with or take things that you don't need?
If it's not good for you, let it go.
Water you are not going to drink, let it flow.
If it's of no use to you let it go.
Let sleeping dogs lie. ??