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Re: Different Syntax in Idioms

From:Henrik Theiling <theiling@...>
Date:Thursday, July 14, 2005, 22:08

Kris Kowal <cowbertvonmoo@...> writes:
> Hat nicht sollen sein. ~ It just didn't work this time. > > And I don't know enough about German; could this be like the idiom "It > wasn't meant to be," perhaps with the additional connotation that it might > work if tried again?
Possibly, yes. The connotation is not even necessarily implied, so it might be the corresponding idiom indeed. **Henrik