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I need to know if

"Zeit nimmt alles"

is a valid phrase, I think it translates to

"Times take everything".

The context is for "Time takes everything" is more like "Time takes every pain away" (might be the dead of a close person, breakup, disappointment, etc.) but not saying pain in the phrase, how would it be translated to german?

Should it be "Die Zeit nimmt alles"?

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    What do you want to say with this expression? Actually it's hard to answer your question, so some more context is necessary. By now, your question is a simple proof-reading request which will be closed as off-topic.
    – IQV
    Nov 30 '17 at 14:07
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    Is the english expression correct? I think it should either be "time takes everything" or "times take everything".
    – IQV
    Nov 30 '17 at 14:17
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    tbh I never heard either of both before. Where did you hear/read that? perhaps a little more context would help
    – Tommylee2k
    Nov 30 '17 at 14:51
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    Wordwise and grammatically, "Zeit nimmt alles" is a correct translation of "Time takes everything". But it could still be wrong because translations should reflect meanings and not just words. For that purpose, it is required to understand/know what the intended meaning of "Time takes everything" is. Is that an idiom or saying in English? Nov 30 '17 at 14:54
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    For "Time takes every pain away", there is the German saying "Zeit heilt alle Wunden" - as already mentioned in the answer - , literally translated: "Time heals all wounds". Nov 30 '17 at 18:30
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There is a German saying

Zeit heilt alle Wunden.

literally translated: "Time heals all wounds."

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