"Es peor el remedio que la enfermedad"

15:18 Apr 26, 2005
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Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Social Sciences - Idioms / Maxims / Sayings
Spanish term or phrase: "Es peor el remedio que la enfermedad"
Es el título de un artículo periodístico
Brenda Schammah
Local time: 03:10


Summary of answers provided
4 +11The cure is worse than the disease itself.
María Teresa Taylor Oliver
5the remedy may be worse than the disease
Margarita Ezquerra (Smart Translators, S.L.)
5to be a case of the solution being worse than the problem
Adam Burman
4It just makes things worse
AleTolj


  

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1 min   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +11
Es peor el remedio que la enfermedad
The cure is worse than the disease itself.


Explanation:
"The solution is worse than the problem itself."

Depende de qué trate el artículo.

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María Teresa Taylor Oliver
Panama
Local time: 01:10
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in category: 12

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  George Rabel: sí, señorita, pero se usa mucho sin el "itself". Yo vi las mismas páginas que usted colocó como referencia.
2 mins
  -> Gracias, señor. Me di cuenta, pero quise darle énfasis :o)

agree  Iulia Manescu
5 mins

agree  Marta Bianchi
13 mins

agree  cello
19 mins

agree  Ricardo Eid
32 mins

agree  Gabriela Rodriguez
54 mins

agree  Beta Cummins
56 mins

agree  Elizabeth Lyons
1 hr

agree  Adriana de Groote: Exacto, como sugerencia, le quitaría el "itself" al igual que George
1 hr

agree  bigedsenior: Ditto , George and Adriana
15 hrs

agree  katrinarozel: sí, pero yo sí hubería puesto itself tambien para que suena un poco poetica.
17 hrs
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1 hr   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
It just makes things worse


Explanation:
It's not a proverb, but it could work...
Good luck!

AleTolj
Local time: 03:10
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Native speaker of: Spanish
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17 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5
the remedy may be worse than the disease


Explanation:
suerte

Margarita Ezquerra (Smart Translators, S.L.)
Spain
Local time: 08:10
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in category: 33
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259 days   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5
ser peor el remedio que la enfermedad
to be a case of the solution being worse than the problem


Explanation:
This is the meaning of the idiom. Solution not illness

Adam Burman
United Kingdom
Local time: 07:10
Native speaker of: English
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