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Kathie Freeman
09-02-2010, 07:46 PM
I'm looking for a Spanish equivalent of the phrase "Oh well" as an indicator of acceptance or resignation as in "Oh well, I can try agan later."

backslashbaby
09-02-2010, 07:52 PM
Ni modo.

Maybe "Pues, ni modo" ??

I don't believe I've heard it often enough to know the nuances, but it's a good start :)

OneWriter
09-02-2010, 08:00 PM
How about "vale"? I've heard "Pues, vale, entonces", though I'm not a native speaker... Maybe you should post in teh international district forum.

JulieHowe
09-02-2010, 08:12 PM
I'm looking for a Spanish equivalent of the phrase "Oh well" as an indicator of acceptance or resignation as in "Oh well, I can try agan later."

Orale, spoken with a resigned sigh. However, I believe this is a Mexican/Chicano/Southwest American usage.
http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=orale

escritora
09-02-2010, 08:16 PM
For "oh well" I say, "Pues" and then shrug or put up my hands up in surrender.

On edit: I'm Puerto Rican.

Said The Sun
09-02-2010, 08:31 PM
It's important to know where this person is from. Sayings in Spain are different from sayings in Mexico, or Puerto Rico etc. Each country has its own way of expression.

I think all the above phrases are good.

You can also use "qué va" though it's mostly used if the person doesn't really agree with what's been proposed, but surrenders anyway.

Kathie Freeman
09-03-2010, 07:48 PM
Thanks all. I think "pues" is what I'm looking for here. It seems to be the least regional.