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19:47 Feb 18, 2008
English to Spanish translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - Art, Arts & Crafts, Painting / ballet
English term or phrase: sharp
Hi. I'm translating a movie where a ballet coreographer and professor is taking his students to task for not doing the movements properly, and the word "sharp" is used with regards to the "staccato", but I don't know how to translate it.

Professor: You are not doing the staccato where it has to go. Do you know what the staccato is?

Dancers: Sharp.

Does anybody know if there is a specific word used in Spanish in this context? I know that in music it would be "sostenido", but I don't know if it's the same for ballet.

Thanks in advance.
Orestes Robledo
Local time: 14:13
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Summary of answers provided
3 +4marcado
Francisco Rocha
5definido
Sandra Rodriguez
4 +1en punto/sostenido
Lydia De Jorge


  

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30 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): +4
marcado


Explanation:
creo que es la palabra que se usa.

Francisco Rocha
Brazil
Local time: 15:13
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Ema Vicens
53 mins
  -> gracias

agree  Anne Smith Campbell
1 hr
  -> thank you, Anne

agree  Tomás Cano Binder, BA, CT
10 hrs
  -> gracias, Tomás

agree  Gemma Merin
571 days
  -> thankyou, Gemma
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37 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +1
en punto/sostenido


Explanation:
sharp
s. sostenido

v. marcar con un sostenido

adj. afilado, agudo, apuntado, cortante, filoso, incisivo, puntiagudo, puntudo, punzante, rasposo, tajante; bien definido; acre, ácido; listo, astuto, avispado, brillante, perspicaz, sagaz, sutil; brusco

adv. en punto

Lydia De Jorge
United States
Local time: 14:13
Works in field
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 76

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agree  jude dabo
4 hrs
  -> Gracias de nuevo!
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3 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5
definido


Explanation:
Puede que coloquialmente, entre bailarines, digan “duro”, pero eso debe variar de país a país..

Sandra Rodriguez
Puerto Rico
Local time: 14:13
Specializes in field
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in category: 12
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