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LADRON QUE ROBA LADRON Spanish Language Proverb in English

LADRON QUE ROBA LADRON Spanish Language Proverb in English

There are variations on how the same Spanish language proverb is known or expressed. For example, the complete saying Ladrón que roba ladrón… can be expressed as:

1. Ladrón que roba a ladrón, merece el perdón
2. Ladrón que roba a ladrón tiene cien años de perdón
3. El que roba a un ladrón tiene cien años de perdón

All these Spanish sayings, which are also rhymes, literally translates to “a thief who robs a thief, deserves the pardon” or “a thief who robs a thief, deserves a 100 years of pardon.” All proverbs aims to teach something and ladrón que roba ladrón could mean:

• Since a thief causes problems for other people, the person that steals from the thief deserves not to be blamed.
• The blame falls on the original thief.
• Give him a taste of his own medicine.
• What comes around goes around.

But if you are looking for an English equivalent for this particular Spanish idiom, the closest one is “It’s no crime to steal from a thief.”

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