El que persevera alcanza

Discussion in 'Spanish-English Vocabulary / Vocabulario Español-Inglés' started by Joanna Drayton, Sep 19, 2007.

  1. Joanna Drayton Senior Member

    Ecuador - Español
    Alguien sabe cómo traducir el dicho "el que persevera alcanza", quiero decir, si existe una traducción exacta o algún otro dicho que signifique lo mismo pero con otras palabras.

    No pongo el contexto porque viene en un manual de ventas de autos de lujo, y no tiene nada que ver con la frase.
  2. Txiri

    Txiri Senior Member

    USA English
    The early bird gets the worm, is sort of along those lines.

    I´m thinking ...
  3. Joanna Drayton Senior Member

    Ecuador - Español
    It's good, Tixri, thank you. However, I don't really think it fits completely, as the part of the handbook that I am translating is talking about your continuous effort for getting something. (In their case, the sale of a luxury automobile).

    The good news are that now it's both of us who are thinking ... :)
  4. Lusobe

    Lusobe Senior Member

    Spanish (Spain)
    Encuentro dos posibilidades:
    never say die
    if at first you don't succeed, try, try again
  5. borgonyon

    borgonyon Senior Member

    Shreveport, Louisiana
    Mexican Spanish
    Algo como:
    When one perseveres, beats the odds.
    He who perseveres beats the odds.
    Aunque prefiero la segunda opción de Lusobe.
  6. Txiri

    Txiri Senior Member

    USA English
    Ha ha I knew someone would come along with more of these.

    In my opinion, "if at first you don´t succeed" is the best fit.

    And while "the early bird" really better fits "a quien madruga, Dios le ayuda", to me it also seems to suggest that a businessperson who really tries hard (including getting up early) wins the prize. But pay me no mind, I´m just thinking out loud.
  7. Jeromed Banned

    USA, English
    Never say die.
  8. Joanna Drayton Senior Member

    Ecuador - Español
    Thanks a lot, to all of you. A few minutes ago I had nothing and now I can choose.

    I guess I will take "Never say die", or "the one who perseveres beats the odd". I will think about it for a little while.
    Thanks fellows

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