só não vê quem não quer ver

English translation: There are none so blind as those who will not see

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Portuguese term or phrase:só não vê quem não quer ver
English translation:There are none so blind as those who will not see
Entered by: Tania Pires

08:47 Jan 10, 2017
Portuguese to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - Cinema, Film, TV, Drama / Subtitles
Portuguese term or phrase: só não vê quem não quer ver
I'm looking for a typical English sentence for a situation that is right there in front of you, and only those who keep their eyes closed won't be able to see it. I know there's a similar sentence, but I'm not sure how it goes.

Thanks in advance for your help!
Tania Pires
Portugal
Local time: 15:29
There are none so blind as those who will not see
Explanation:
http://www.actualfreedom.com.au/richard/abditorium/nonesobli...

According to the ‘Random House Dictionary of Popular Proverbs and Sayings’ this proverb has been traced back to 1546 (John Heywood)
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Margarida Martins Costelha
Portugal
Local time: 15:29
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5 +8There are none so blind as those who will not see
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There are none so blind as those who will not see


Explanation:
http://www.actualfreedom.com.au/richard/abditorium/nonesobli...

According to the ‘Random House Dictionary of Popular Proverbs and Sayings’ this proverb has been traced back to 1546 (John Heywood)

Margarida Martins Costelha
Portugal
Local time: 15:29
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Asker: Obrigada, Margarida!


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