Más vale prevenir que curar.
Usage note
This phrase may be literally translated as "To take precautions is better than to cure" and may also be written "Mejor prevenir que curar."
Más vale prevenir que curar.
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (it's better to stop something bad from happening than to solve it after it happened)
a. Prevention is better than cure.
Asegúrate de instalar una alarma en tu casa. Más vale prevenir que curar.Make sure you have a burglar alarm installed at your place. Prevention is better than cure.
b. Better safe than sorry.
Ya sé que es un trayecto en bici muy corto, pero ponte el casco igualmente, por favor. Más vale prevenir que curar.I know it's a very short bike ride, but please wear a helmet all the same. Better safe than sorry.
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