KudoZ home » English » Poetry & Literature

however much she might, on occation, threaten in anger to do so

English translation: Occasionally, she angrily threatened to give herself . . In reality, she would not, regardless of how frequently she threatened.

Advertisement

Login or register (free and only takes a few minutes) to participate in this question.

You will also have access to many other tools and opportunities designed for those who have language-related jobs
(or are passionate about them). Participation is free and the site has a strict confidentiality policy.
GLOSSARY ENTRY (DERIVED FROM QUESTION BELOW)
English term or phrase:however much she might, on occation, threaten in anger to do so
English translation:Occasionally, she angrily threatened to give herself . . In reality, she would not, regardless of how frequently she threatened.
Entered by: Java Cafe
Options:
- Contribute to this entry
- Include in personal glossary

02:28 Dec 3, 2004
English to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - Poetry & Literature
English term or phrase: however much she might, on occation, threaten in anger to do so
She could be a good listener, a good friend to certain men whom she respect,but she could never give herself, her entrusting emotional and sexual self, however much she might, on occation, threaten in anger to do so.
discourse
This is what it means -->
Explanation:
Occasionally, she threatens (threatened) to give herself, her entrusting emotional and sexual self to certain men. She did this out of anger. In reality, she would never do so, *regardless of how frequently she made this threat*.
Selected response from:

Java Cafe
Local time: 23:09
Grading comment
Thank you!
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

Advertisement


Summary of answers provided
5 +8This is what it means -->
Java Cafe


Discussion entries: 2





  

Answers


32 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5 peer agreement (net): +8
This is what it means -->


Explanation:
Occasionally, she threatens (threatened) to give herself, her entrusting emotional and sexual self to certain men. She did this out of anger. In reality, she would never do so, *regardless of how frequently she made this threat*.

Java Cafe
Local time: 23:09
Specializes in field
Native speaker of: Native in BengaliBengali, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 20
Grading comment
Thank you!

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Trada inc.
2 mins
  -> Thank you.

agree  Judith Kerman
2 hrs
  -> Thank you.

agree  Rusinterp
3 hrs
  -> Thank you.

agree  tappi_k
6 hrs
  -> Thank you.

agree  Lillian van den Broeck
9 hrs
  -> Thank you.

agree  Jörgen Slet
9 hrs
  -> Thank you.

agree  Richard Benham: "In anger" might just mean "seriously" here. I mean, do women often "give themselves" to men out of anger?
16 hrs
  -> Thanks. IMHO, women, in general, do not. However, there may be many pathological reasons for such behavior on part of some women. Anger and resentment, for instance, toward someone else may trigger such behavior "out of spite."

agree  trautlady: I tend to agree with Richard
21 hrs
  -> Thank you.
Login to enter a peer comment (or grade)




Return to KudoZ list


KudoZ™ translation help
The KudoZ network provides a framework for translators and others to assist each other with translations or explanations of terms and short phrases.



See also:



Term search
  • All of ProZ.com
  • Term search
  • Jobs
  • Forums
  • Multiple search