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21:17 Feb 19, 2006
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Spanish to English translations [PRO]
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Spanish term or phrase: luz mala
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Summary of answers provided
4 +3... Luz Mala [Bad Light] ...
Robin Levey
4 +1foxfireRefugio
4evil light
Andrea Quintana
4bad lighting
Coral Getino
4broken lamp
Giovanni Rengifo


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bad lighting


Explanation:
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suerte!

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or "poor lighting"

Coral Getino
United States
Local time: 16:21
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Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
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broken lamp


Explanation:
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Deberías colocar la frase completa para saber de qué se trata exactamente.

Giovanni Rengifo
Colombia
Local time: 15:21
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... Luz Mala [Bad Light] ...


Explanation:
Supongo que es una referencia a la leyenda de la Luz mala bien conocida en Argentina. En tal caso, es mejor dejarlo en español en la traducción inglés. Quizás poner ["bad light"] la primera vez que ocurre en el texto, para dar una idea ...

Robin Levey
Chile
Local time: 17:21
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 55

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Fernando Tognis: exacto. link: http://www.folkloredelnorte.com.ar/leyendas/luzmala.htm
3 mins

agree  Valeria Verholen
21 mins

agree  tangotrans
15 hrs

neutral  Refugio: You are right about what it is, but it would never be called Bad Light in English.
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foxfire


Explanation:
luz mala = fuegos fatuos = foxfire

Web definitions for FOXFIRE
The release of energy visible in the dark, caused by the presence of phosphorus chemical compounds, especially in Armillaria mellea (honey mushroom).
www.mssf.org/cookbook/glossary.html - Definition in context

Refugio
Local time: 13:21
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
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agree  tangotrans
15 hrs
  -> Gracias, Tango
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evil light


Explanation:
http://realtraveladventures.com/february2005/argentine_estac...

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Example taken from the abovementioned link:
The evil light - The greasy matter that decomposes in the earth center produces a kind of phosphorescence that can be clearly seen in the night darkness. That phosphorescence is called “fuego fatuo” (will-o'-the-wisp). But the “gaucho”, who ignored its origin, considered it a supernatural thing gave it a name: “Luz mala” (Evil light) and considered it a representation of a “alma en pena” (sad soul).


    Reference: http://realtraveladventures.com/february2005/argentine_estac...
Andrea Quintana
Argentina
Local time: 17:21
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
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