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07:17 Jan 19, 2004
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary
Spanish term or phrase: sonrisa a flor de piel
And what type of smile might this be... please!!
Nicholas Hogg
United Kingdom
Local time: 03:30
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Summary of answers provided
4 +6ready smileSusana Galilea
4 +3about to smile/on the point of smiling
James Calder
5ever-present smile
buadog
4quick smile
Lillian Julber
5 -1Skin-deep smilexxxAlex Zelkind


Discussion entries: 1





  

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6 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5 peer agreement (net): -1
Skin-deep smile


Explanation:
Very nice, frank smile from one ear to another

xxxAlex Zelkind
Native speaker of: Native in RussianRussian
PRO pts in pair: 58
Grading comment
Thank you for your suggestion but I in the end chose radiant smile. I had the idea of a smile which emanated from every pore.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
neutral  xxxCMJ_Trans: apart from the fact that this is not a standard expression, it also means the reverse of your explanation (skin-deep = superficial)
8 mins
  -> Different people have different sense of humor :)

disagree  Endre Both: CMJ_Trans is right.
2 days3 hrs
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Comment: Thank you for your suggestion but I in the end chose radiant smile. I had the idea of a smile which emanated from every pore.

6 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +6
ready smile


Explanation:
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Note added at 7 mins (2004-01-19 07:24:23 GMT)
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Susana Galilea
United States
Local time: 21:30
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in pair: 1475
Grading comment
Thank you for your suggestion but I in the end chose radiant smile. I had the idea of a smile which emanated from every pore.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Dominique de Izaguirre
5 hrs

agree  Lesley Clarke
6 hrs

agree  percebilla
10 hrs

agree  Fanny_C
11 hrs

agree  Begoña Yañez
22 hrs

agree  nothing
1 day3 hrs
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Comment: Thank you for your suggestion but I in the end chose radiant smile. I had the idea of a smile which emanated from every pore.

2 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +3
about to smile/on the point of smiling


Explanation:
'a flor de piel' means that something is about to come out, is just below the surface. It's difficult to know how to put it without the rest of the sentence but here are some suggestions:

He/she looked was about to smile.
He/she was on the point of smiling.
He/she was struggling to conceal/suppress a smile.

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Note added at 2 hrs 6 mins (2004-01-19 09:23:48 GMT)
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Correction to first suggestion:

He/she was about to smile.

James Calder
United Kingdom
Local time: 03:30
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 566
Grading comment
Thank you for your suggestion but I in the end chose radiant smile. I had the idea of a smile which emanated from every pore.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Lesley Clarke: This is also good depending on the context
4 hrs

agree  luzba
6 hrs

agree  xxxx-Translator
7 hrs
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Comment: Thank you for your suggestion but I in the end chose radiant smile. I had the idea of a smile which emanated from every pore.

13 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5
ever-present smile


Explanation:
one that is always ready to "sprout", literally

buadog
Argentina
Local time: 23:30
PRO pts in pair: 171
Grading comment
Thank you for your suggestion but I in the end chose radiant smile. I had the idea of a smile which emanated from every pore.
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Comment: Thank you for your suggestion but I in the end chose radiant smile. I had the idea of a smile which emanated from every pore.

2 days13 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
quick smile


Explanation:
It is a smile that comes immediately and for almost every reason.

Lillian Julber
Chile
Local time: 23:30
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in pair: 12
Grading comment
Thank you for your suggestion but I in the end chose radiant smile. I had the idea of a smile which emanated from every pore.
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