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What does this Spanish phrase mean?

Asked by JonnyCeltics (2664 points ) October 19th, 2011

“lo que es tuyo dejalo ir…si no vuele a ti es por que nunca lo fue”

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njnyjobs's avatar

It’s similar to the saying: “If you love somebody, set them free. If they return, you were meant to be together.”

JLeslie's avatar

Except the second half, after the… Is in the negative, si no vuele (I think maybe it should be vuelve) meaning if it doesn’t return it was never really was yours. Or, something like that.

I’ll send the Q to a Spanish speaker.

JonnyCeltics's avatar

sweet thx :)

LostInParadise's avatar

Literal translation:
Allow to go what is yours. If it does not return to you, it is because it never was

poisonedantidote's avatar

let go of what is yours, if it does not come back it never was

JonnyCeltics's avatar

how do you all interpret this (out of any context)? does it deal with love, or other aspects of life or…?

Ayesha's avatar

Yeah, what @LostInParadise said.

Ayesha's avatar

I suppose it can be interpreted and applied in different situations but the main idea is that of ‘love’. It is meant to imply the true nature of love as being a freeing force, rather than an imprisoning force.

sinscriven's avatar

“Set what is yours free, if it never returns then it never was.”
Same as the english phrase “If you love someone set them free, if they never return it was never meant to be.”

mrrich724's avatar

@njnyjobs hit the nail on the head for the intended message. Though the literal translation is a little different.

JonnyCeltics's avatar

why would you set someone free that you love?

Sher_King's avatar

What is yours, set free…if it does not come back, it means that it was never yours.

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