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connotaciones laterales

English translation: indirect irony


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Spanish term or phrase:connotaciones laterales
English translation:indirect irony
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20:51 Sep 1, 2001
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Spanish term or phrase: connotaciones laterales
Chilean cultural critic

.. algo que desborda el contenido práctico de la acción realizada, para llenar de sugerencias y evocaciones los bordes más difusos del mensaje y llevar su simbolicidad a descargar la potencia expresiva de un suplemento de connotaciones laterales.
Theodore Quester
United States
Local time: 12:16
indirect irony
the word connotaciòn here means a double meaning or a kind of irony
"lateral" relates to a "side" but here means "indirect.. hope this helps
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na +4offshoot connotations / implicationsxxxtazdog
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indirect irony

the word connotaciòn here means a double meaning or a kind of irony
"lateral" relates to a "side" but here means "indirect.. hope this helps

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offshoot connotations / implications

I don’t think there’s any need to look for a word other than “connotations,” because it fits, although if you want something different you could use “implications”.

Connote \Con*note"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Connoted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Connoting}.] [See {Connotate}, and {Note}.] 1. To mark along with; to suggest or indicate as additional; to designate by implication; to include in the meaning; to imply.

For the “laterales,” while you could probably also use either “indirect” or "roundabout,” I think these might be a little redundant, as connotations are by nature indirect. I think "offshoot" fits your context better.

Offshoot \Off"shoot`\, n. [Off + shoot.] That which shoots off or separates from a main stem, channel, family, race, etc.; as, the offshoots of a tree.

Hope it helps.

    D.R.A.E., Hypertext Webster
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