Como dizer "Quer queira quer não" em inglês

Jedson 80 2 1
por bem ou por mal; Quer queira quer não - willy-nilly

Ex.: you go to school willy-nilly
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Vitor Ferreira 30 1
Thanks a lot for sharing again and contributing with the blog, Jedson. :!:

Henry Cunha 10170 3 16 182
Willy-nilly to me has always meant primarily "without planning, helter-skelter." I think I prefer "like it or not" for "quer queira quer não queira."

Breckenfeld 5380 2 15 116
My suggestion:

Whether you want it or not.


Bye!

Jedson 80 2 1
Henry Cunha escreveu:Willy-nilly to me has always meant primarily "without planning, helter-skelter." I think I prefer "like it or not" for "quer queira quer não queira."
Willy-nilly and helter-skelter in this context turn out to be synonyms.

Jedson 80 2 1
Vitor Ferreira escreveu:Thanks a lot for sharing again and contributing with the blog, Jedson. :!:

you are welcome, Vitor Ferreira.

Daniel.S 695 1 2 7
I'd rather say like it or not but Jedson's example also sounds nice

Henry Cunha 10170 3 16 182
If you search "willy-nilly" in the NYTimes, for example, the general usage you get is "randomly," or "in a disorganized, haphazard fashion." But I agree with Jedson that there is a usage of it to mean "willingly or not." Probably it was his sample sentence that left me unsure whether its meaning should be perceived to be

You go to school unprepared/any which way. (as in a descriptive statement)

or

You go to school whether you like it or not. (as in a command being issued)

Either meaning makes sense.

timphillips 610 9
I have never heard of willy-nilly used to mean whether you like it or not.
(which doesn't mean, of course, to say it can't be)
Tim

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