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14:42 Oct 21, 2006
English to Spanish translations [PRO]
Science - Other / naturaleza huracanes
English term or phrase: swept away
titulo de un articulo de The economist sobre los efectos del huracan stan en guatemala.

no se como ponerlo en español...

gracias
sgalvez
Local time: 05:42
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Summary of answers provided
4barrió
swisstell
3 +1El barrido del huracán / Los efectos adversos del hurácan / Los desastres del huracán
Margarita Ezquerra (Smart Translators, S.L.)
2lo que el viento se llevó
kironne


  

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11 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
barrió


Explanation:
én forma pretérito
barriendo (ger.) barrido (part.)


    Larousse
swisstell
Italy
Local time: 12:42
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Native speaker of: German
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12 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): +1
El barrido del huracán / Los efectos adversos del hurácan / Los desastres del huracán


Explanation:
Si puedes, incluye algo de contexto para saber exactamente de qué va el artículo.. Me imagino que se trata de los desastres que ha provacado el huracán, lo que ha barrido, pero sin más contexto es complicado saber.

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Note added at 16 minutos (2006-10-21 14:58:50 GMT)
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También:

- Devastación ocasionada por el huracán
- Barrido huracanado


Margarita Ezquerra (Smart Translators, S.L.)
Spain
Local time: 12:42
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in category: 973

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agree  Marylen: Me gusta "devastación".
9 mins
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43 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 2/5Answerer confidence 2/5
lo que el viento se llevó


Explanation:



I think "swept away" has a double entendre here. The devastation, the wiping out is both physical and emotional. People watching their belongings as well as their dreams shattered. Moreover, if this is the title, it can't be just a word, it has to be a concept. I think the author didn't use destruction and did use this word on purpose.

If this is your article,

Guatemala after Hurricane Stan
Nov 3rd 2005
From The Economist print edition

AS THE waters rose around his house in the small town of Panajachel, Cristian Rodríguez carried as many of his belongings as he could to a neighbour's. By the next day, both houses had been destroyed. They now lie beneath a river of rocks 40 metres wide.…

I would use, "Lo que el Viento se Llevó". I know it's VERY risky, but depending on how you translate the rest of the article, that is, if you are focusing on the "emotions" and not only the "facts", it could be a possibility.

PLEASE UNDERSTAND THIS IS A SUGGESTION AND I DON'T MEAN TO HURT FEELINGS, AND I KNOW "SWEPT AWAY" DOES NOT MEAN "LO QUE EL VIENTO SE LLEVÓ"

kironne
Chile
Local time: 07:42
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Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in category: 11
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