Agua que no has de beber, déjala correr.

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This phrase may be literally translated as "The water you shouldn't drink, just let it run."
Agua que no has de beber, déjala correr.
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (proverb) (don't interfere in something that doesn't concern you)
a. Keep your nose out of it.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
¿Sabías que Remedios tiene un amante? - No, ni me importa. Agua que no has de beber, déjala correr.Did you know Remedios has a lover? - No, I didn't, and I don't care either. Keep your nose out of it.
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Me pregunto quién convenció al viejo para que cambiara el testamento. - Agua que no has de beber, déjala correr. Es un asunto familiar.I wonder who talked the old man into changing his will. - That's none of your business. It's a family affair.
Agua que no has de beber déjala correr. Tus hijos ya son mayores. Deja que vivan su vida.It's none of your business. Your children are grown-ups now. Let them live their own lives.
2. (proverb) (don't do something you might regret)
a. give it a pass
El plan de negocio está mal pensado y habrá pérdidas. No voy a invertir en esto ni loca. - Entonces, agua que no has de beber, déjala correr.The business plan is badly thought out and there will be losses. There's no way I'm investing in this. - Then just give it a pass.
b. just don't do it
Toni trató de besarme, pero yo dije, "Agua que no has de beber, déjala correr".Toni tried to kiss me, but I said, "Just don't do it."
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