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You have to break an egg to make an omelet.
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Is this literally closer to " You can't make an omelette without breaking an egg?

#1 Posted by Abel about 1 month ago
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Yeah, that is closer

~なければ is a negative conditional form, so literally it would translate to "If you don't break the egg, you can't make an omelette."

Double negatives in the form ~なければ ... ~ない are used more commonly in Japanese than English, and thus are often translated to a positive context in English to sound more natural.

#2 Posted by flint about 1 month ago

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