Off topic: Cosas veredes, Sancho - in as many languages as possible
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Fabio Descalzi  Identity Verified
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Oct 29, 2007

Hi ProZians

I am inquiring about this well-known saying taken from "Don Quijote":
Cosas veredes, Sancho, que non crederes
Coming out of Cervantes' top work, this saying has become a well-known popular saying as well (and I must say: with so many possibilities of usage in this incredible 21st century).
There has been already a KudoZ asked about this term: http://www.proz.com/kudoz/1630416
Only that my topic is not-so-KudoZian, but rather pretends to be a "free composition on the topic".

Expected:
- existing translations of Don Quijote,
- existing popular phrases from other languages,
- free proposals.


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Steven Capsuto  Identity Verified
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A little help... Oct 29, 2007

Do you know which volume and chapter it's in? I think I have a few Quijotes floating about the apartment.

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Fabio Descalzi  Identity Verified
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Attributed to El Quijote Oct 29, 2007

Thanks Steven for asking.

I have just found some evidence that this phrase is "attributed to Don Quijote", rather than "to be found at...": http://www.eco.utexas.edu/facstaff/Cleaver/CWD23DuritoIX.pdf Page 181, note 6:
"Cosas veredes", a phrase connoting archaic Spanish and popularly attributed to Don Quijote, translates literally as "the things you will see".

It is to be noted that the word "veredes" is to be found at El Quijote, though:
http://es.wikisource.org/wiki/Don_Quijote,_Primera_Parte:_Capítulo_LII
- Agora, valerosa compañía, veredes cuánto importa que haya en el mundo caballeros que profesen la orden de la andante caballería; agora digo que veredes, en la libertad de aquella buena señora que allí va cautiva, si se han de estimar los caballeros andantes.
http://es.wikisource.org/wiki/Don_Quijote,_Primera_Parte:_Capítulo_VIII
- ¡Ahora lo veredes, dijo Agrajes! -respondió don Quijote


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Henry Hinds  Identity Verified
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Modern English / Spanish Oct 29, 2007

Sancho, you'll see stuff that'll blow your mind!

¡Cosas verás, Sancho, que te van a dejar con el ojo cuadrado!


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Narcis Lozano Drago  Identity Verified
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Misquotes Oct 29, 2007


I have just found some evidence that this phrase is "attributed to Don Quijote", rather than "to be found at...":


If so, then this will be another entry for this list:

-Play it again, Sam. (Casablanca)
-Elementary, my dear Watson (Sherlock Holmes)
-Ladran, amigo Sancho, luego cabalgamos (also Quixote)

Do you know any other example?

Narcis


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Steven Capsuto  Identity Verified
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Other famous misquotes Oct 29, 2007

Narcis Lozano Drago wrote:
-Play it again, Sam. (Casablanca)
-Elementary, my dear Watson (Sherlock Holmes)
-Ladran, amigo Sancho, luego cabalgamos (also Quixote)


Alas, poor Yorick, I knew him well. (Hamlet -- off by one word)


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Cetacea  Identity Verified
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One more... Oct 30, 2007

Narcis Lozano Drago wrote:

-Play it again, Sam. (Casablanca)
-Elementary, my dear Watson (Sherlock Holmes)
-Ladran, amigo Sancho, luego cabalgamos (also Quixote)



Beam me up, Scotty (Star Trek)


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Gabriela Nikolova  Identity Verified
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One more Nov 8, 2007

After all, tomorrow is another day!

GONE WITH THE WIND

Gabriela


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