Only A Literary Genius Can Translate These 17 Shakespeare Phrases

shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet

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Only a real genius can translate these most popular Shakespeare quotes into easy, modern English. Good luck!

 Jan 07, 2018
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"All that glitters is not gold."
Money isn't the most important thing in the world.
It's cubic zirconia.
Even if something is attractive, it doesn't indicate it's real worth.
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"The lady doth protest too much, methinks."
The lady means what she says.
This lady needs a job.
The lady’s overdoing it, I think.
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"O happy dagger! This is they sheath; there rust and let me die."
I will die in the future, when this dagger becomes old and rusted.
I'm happy this dagger is here, I'm going to stab it into my heart and die.
This dagger is happy and I'm going to put it away.
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"Thrice the brinded cat hath mewed."
The dead cat meowed.
The drunk cat meowed.
The brown and gray streaked cat has meowed three times.
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"I do desire we may be better strangers."
We should be kinder to one another.
We should get to know each other.
I don't want to be your friend, I rather we not talk anymore.
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"I know my remedy. I must go fetch the thirdborough."
I know what will make me feel better, three birds!
I know what will fix this, three horses!
I know my rights. I'm going to get the police!
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"Give every man thy ear, but few thy voice."
Listen to everyone, but think before you speak.
Give you ear to a man, do not ask questions.
Listen to people, but don't repeat what you heard.
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"Speak softly. Yonder, as I think, he walks."
Whisper in my ear, Mr. Yonder.
Shut your face, he's walking away.
Be quiet, I think he's coming.
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"Dissembling harlot, thou art false in all."
You dismembered woman, you're wrong.
You lying slut, everything you say is false!
You charming woman, you can't draw.
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"Therein do men from children nothing differ."
Men and children are different.
Men and children are the same.
Children have to grow up to become men.
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"Thy food is such, As hath been belch'd on by infected lungs."
Your food makes me burp.
Great dinner, mom.
Your food is so bad it tastes like an infected person burped on it.
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"For you and I are past our dancing days."
The dance was days ago, we missed it.
We're all going to die, RIP us.
We're too old to dance.
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"The smallest worm will turn, being trodden on."
If you step on a worm it will go the other way.
Only the weak are traitors.
Even the small and meek will seek revenge if pushed too far.
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"Et tu, Brute!"
And you, you big ol' brute.
Is it true?
You, too, Brute?
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"How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is to have a thankless child."
If you are bitten by snake, you will have a thankless child.
Having an ungrateful child hurts more than being bit by a snake.
An ungrateful child will be bitten by a snake eventually.
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"My salad days, When I was green in judgment, cold in blood..."
When I was younger I was closed off.
When I was a chef, but didn't have the skills.
When I was younger, inexperienced, and didn't understand passion.
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"Rich gifts wax poor when givers prove unkind."
Wax is a nice gift for the poor.
Only the unkind give wax to poor people.
Nice gifts lose their value when the giver turns out to be unkind.
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