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Why English is so difficult and so lovely
How would someone translate into another language the lovely three-way pun in the song "For Good" from "Wicked":

Who can say if I have been changed for the Better?
Because I knew you,
I have been changed for Good...
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dcseain From: dcseain Date: December 18th, 2008 09:55 am (UTC) (Link)
¿Quien puede decir si he sido cambiado para lo mejor?

Porque te sabía

he sido cambiado para el bueno...

The problem i run into here is 'Good'. There is no way to express both 'Good' and 'for ever' simultaneously in Spanish. That, and i probably got gender wrong due to not being familiar with the show.
fallenpegasus From: fallenpegasus Date: December 22nd, 2008 01:13 am (UTC) (Link)
Well, for genders, the singers are both women, singing about their relationship with each other.
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