cuentas claras conservan la amistad

USAGE NOTE
This proverb may be literally translated as "clear accounts preserve friendships."
cuentas claras conservan la amistad
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
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1. (proverb) (general)
a. short reckonings make long friendships (proverb)
Aquí tienes los dos dólares que te debo. - ¡No, por favor, consérvalos! - Ya sabes; cuentas claras conservan la amistad.Here are the two dollars I owe you! - Oh, please, keep them. - You know; short reckonings make long friendships!
b. before you borrow money from a friend, decide which you need most
¿Me conviene sacar un crédito o pedirle prestado a Miguel? - Yo sacaría el crédito; porque como dice el dicho "cuentas claras conservan la amistad".Should I ask for a loan or borrow from Miguel? - I'd ask for a loan, because as the saying goes, "before you borrow money from a friend, decide which you need most."
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