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BiancaPavlou
Posted: Thursday, October 30, 2014 8:47:59 AM

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Hi there,

I would like to have the following saying translated for a tattoo "Think less, Live more"
I have been told it is "Pensare di meno, Vivere di più"

Just wanted to make sure that this is correct!

Many thanks!
sarah71
Posted: Thursday, November 20, 2014 7:05:45 AM

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BiancaPavlou wrote:
Hi there,

I would like to have the following saying translated for a tattoo "Think less, Live more"
I have been told it is "Pensare di meno, Vivere di più"

Just wanted to make sure that this is correct!

Many thanks!


Ciao,
I would translate it as "pensa meno, vivi più a lungo"; I guess it suggests that worrying less allows you to improve your life and it lenghtens your lifespan.
etrusca
Posted: Wednesday, November 26, 2014 10:43:51 AM

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I think "pensa meno, vivi meglio" could be better. My guess is that thinking a lot can spoil life's quality.
LucOneOff
Posted: Thursday, November 27, 2014 7:23:18 AM

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Pensa meno! Vivi di più!

Piuttosto che pensare, fai!

Ciaooo
nerdcorner
Posted: Friday, January 2, 2015 12:02:58 PM
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i agree with the others,

in Italy we use a tense called "imperativo" that you don't have in english, and it is used to give orders. If the sense of your sentence, is an order, a strong suggest or encouraging someone we don't use the infinite like you but the imperative:
"pensa meno, vivi di più"
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