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El presidente buscara tener una imagen mas cercana de la devastacion

English translation: The president will try to get a better picture of the devastation.

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05:13 Oct 21, 2007
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Journalism / News Article
Spanish term or phrase: El presidente buscara tener una imagen mas cercana de la devastacion
This is in reference to a visit that Bush made to Alabama after Hurricane Ivan. At first I thought that the "imagen" refered to the President, and that it was about him wanting to show visible solidarity with the victims. Now I think that it probably means, "to take a closer look". Any ideas?
Eberlein
Local time: 05:35
English translation:The president will try to get a better picture of the devastation.
Explanation:
Uses I can find all seem to carry the idea of a coser look or a more true-to-life image.

El Rincón Literario
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... me dio en pensar que quizá era el Ceiano el que poseía una imagen más cercana del universo real UR. ¿Por qué? ¿Dónde estaba el azúcar? ...
www2.uah.es/vivatacademia/anteriores/trece/elrinconl.htm - 17k -

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Note added at 1 hr (2007-10-21 06:19:46 GMT)
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An exact use of the term in English:

RCI: CANADA'S EFFORTS IN DARFUR
They admit their figures are extrapolated but maintain the estimates give a better picture of the devastation in Darfur compared to the overly cautious ...
www.rcinet.ca/rci/en/chroniques/26043.shtml - 14k - Cached - Similar pages - Note this

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Note added at 1 hr (2007-10-21 06:29:31 GMT)
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Or "get a better idea".
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Daniel Burns
Local time: 06:35
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4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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3 +11The president will try to get a better picture of the devastation.
Daniel Burns


  

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1 hr   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): +11
The president will try to get a better picture of the devastation.


Explanation:
Uses I can find all seem to carry the idea of a coser look or a more true-to-life image.

El Rincón Literario
- [ Translate this page ]
... me dio en pensar que quizá era el Ceiano el que poseía una imagen más cercana del universo real UR. ¿Por qué? ¿Dónde estaba el azúcar? ...
www2.uah.es/vivatacademia/anteriores/trece/elrinconl.htm - 17k -

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Note added at 1 hr (2007-10-21 06:19:46 GMT)
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An exact use of the term in English:

RCI: CANADA'S EFFORTS IN DARFUR
They admit their figures are extrapolated but maintain the estimates give a better picture of the devastation in Darfur compared to the overly cautious ...
www.rcinet.ca/rci/en/chroniques/26043.shtml - 14k - Cached - Similar pages - Note this

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Note added at 1 hr (2007-10-21 06:29:31 GMT)
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Or "get a better idea".

Daniel Burns
Local time: 06:35
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in category: 4

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Sandra Rodriguez
20 mins

agree  xxxCMJ_Trans: he wanted to see for himself how bad things were
2 hrs

agree  Bubo Coromandus: Yes, this conveys the idea of the President wanting to be perceived as taking an interest (he ignored Katrina when it actually ocurred)
3 hrs

agree  Adolfo Ossi: Absolutely!
3 hrs

agree  xxxcmwilliams
4 hrs

agree  Lola Garcia Abarca: Remember not to confuse the straight meaning of the sentence with what we perceive to be "deeper" associated meanings or intentions of the agent (in this case either the President or the journalist who wrote this text.
4 hrs

agree  Michael Powers (PhD): I agree with the comments made by Deborah and Lola - he ignores everything that interferes with his vacation unless there is a photo opportunity - at least many of us perceive it that way. - Mike :)
6 hrs

agree  Richard Levy: Perfect
6 hrs

agree  Rocio Barrientos
7 hrs

agree  Claudia Guiraldes: closer feel?
8 hrs

agree  Nikolaj Widenmann
1 day15 hrs
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