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If one wanted to say "go wrong" like in the sentence "anything that could go wrong will go wrong", how do they say it.

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I think I would use 想定外 "soutei-gai" (unexpected) as something that "goes wrong" is an in essence unexpected. Then as for the sentence

maybe something like this would work... I just kinda made it up on the fly.

想定外になれるものではあれば、想定外になる

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    I'm afraid to say this but 想定外になれるものではあれば、想定外になる doesn't make much sense... – Chocolate Sep 30 '16 at 15:26
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"Anything that could go wrong will go wrong" can be translated as:

  • うまく行かない可能性があるものは、うまく行かない (lit. "not to go well")
  • 失敗するかもしれないものは、失敗する (lit. "to fail")

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