Russia is waging a disgraceful war on Ukraine.     Stand With Ukraine!

6721 lyrics

  • Artist: Sri Chinmoy (Chinmoy Kumar Ghose)
  • Translations: French #1
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You may not be able to prevent
Your body
From getting old,
But you can certainly prevent
Your heart
From becoming impure.
 
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Submitted by GeborgenheitGeborgenheit on 2021-05-25

 

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Proshor ProshorovProshor Proshorov    Sat, 29/05/2021 - 11:56

Why "You may not be able"? "You aren't able (you're powerless, you can't)".

nemo aemonemo aemo    Sat, 29/05/2021 - 12:14

It's a more elegant way of saying "you cannot .... but you can ..."
"you may not" means "despite the fact that you cannot... [you still can...]"

Proshor ProshorovProshor Proshorov    Sat, 29/05/2021 - 14:38

It's a different sense. I'd say:
Though no way we can prevent...

GeborgenheitGeborgenheit    Sat, 29/05/2021 - 14:42

“You may not be able to” is correct too.

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