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Road to hell is paved with good intentions

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  1. ilocas2 Senior Member

    Hello, how do you say this saying in your language? Thanks

    Road to hell is paved with good intentions.

    Czech: Cesta do pekla je dlážděna dobrými úmysly. (Way into hell is paved (with) good intentions.)
     
    Last edited: Oct 21, 2012
  2. rusita preciosa

    rusita preciosa Modus forendi

    USA (Φιλαδέλφεια)
    Russian (Moscow)
    Russian:
    Благими намерениями вымощена дорога в ад /blaguimi namerenyami vymosh'ena doroga v ad/ - lit. [with] righteous intentions is paved the road to hell
     
  3. apmoy70 Senior Member

    Greek
    In Greek:

    «Ο δρόμος προς την κόλαση είναι στρωμένος με καλές προθέσεις»
    [o 'ðromos pros tiŋ 'golasi 'ine stro'menos me ka'les pro'θesis]
    a literal translation
     
  4. ahmedcowon Senior Member

    In Arabic:

    الطريق إلى الجحيم مفروش بالنوايا الحسنة
    (At-Tareeq ela al-jaheem mafroush bel-nawaaya al-hassanah)

    MSA: (At-Tareequ ela al-jaheemi mafroushon bel-nawaaya al-hassanah)
     
  5. mataripis

    mataripis Senior Member

    Tagalog: Ang daang patungo sa kapahamakan ay napapamulitian ng kagandahan.
     
  6. Encolpius

    Encolpius Senior Member

    Prague
    Hungarian
    Hungarian: A pokolba vezető út is jó szándékkel van kikövezve.
    German: Der Weg zur Hölle ist mit guten Vorsätzen gepflastert.
    Polish: Dobrymi chęciami piekło jest wybrukowane.
    French: L’enfer est pavé de bonnes intentions.
    Spanish: El infierno está lleno de buenas intenciones.
     
  7. ThomasK Senior Member

    (near) Kortrijk, Belgium
    Belgium, Dutch
    Dutch: "De weg naar de hel is met goede voornemens geplaveid."
     
  8. vianie Senior Member

    Slovak
    Slovak: Cesta do pekla je dláždená dobrými úmyslami.
     
  9. anipo Senior Member

    Israel
    Spanish (Arg)- German
    Hebrew: הדרך לגהינום רצופה בכוונות טובות - Haderekh lagehinom retzufa b'khavanot tovot . The road to hell is paved with good intentions.
     
  10. ThomasK Senior Member

    (near) Kortrijk, Belgium
    Belgium, Dutch
    Please tell us where 'hell' and the 'good intentions' are in your versions. Thanks in advance!
     
  11. anipo Senior Member

    Israel
    Spanish (Arg)- German
    Hebrew: הדרך לגהינום רצופה בכוונות טובות - Haderekh lagehinom retzufa b'khavanot tovot . The road to hell (is) paved with good intentions.

    Haderekh = the road
    lagehinom = to hell
    is
    retzufa = paved
    b'khavanot = with intentions
    tovot = good
     

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