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Posted - 16 Nov 2008 :  16:36:39  

Hey guys, my name is Andre, i live in Brazil and in the next year i gonna get a tattoo. The idea is to make a homage to my family so i started to search some good proverb or quote related to family on the internet.

Then i found this:
Το αίμα νερό δε γίνεται.

Looks like the literal meaning by wikipedia is "Blood doesn't turn to water" and the real meaning is "Family will always be family".

What i want to know is: Is this right? Is both meaning correct? And, how is the pronunciation?

Sorry if i am in the wrong forum and sorry for my terrible english. =D

"Abraços" from Brazil.



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Posted - 17 Nov 2008 :  01:58:44  


Hi Andre! Both meanings (literal and real) are correct. Here is the phrase in capital letters: ΤΟ ΑΙΜΑ ΝΕΡΟ ΔΕΝ ΓΙΝΕΤΑΙ - and in small letters: Τὸ αἷμα νερὸ δὲν γίνεται.

Perhaps this transliteration will help you pronounce it: "To ema nero then yinete". (Bold letters indicate special stressing).

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Posted - 17 Nov 2008 :  05:50:19  


Thank you very much. This is very important to me, when i finish the tattoo i'll post a photo here.


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Posted - 21 Jan 2009 :  19:44:04  


Well, as i promised.


Thanks again.

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