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a lo magnate

English translation: Croesus-like

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Spanish term or phrase:a lo magnate
English translation:Croesus-like
Entered by: Tracy Byrne
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09:57 Feb 14, 2007
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - Poetry & Literature / phrase
Spanish term or phrase: a lo magnate
I assume it means something like "excessively" or "greatly" but would appreciate other suggestions! The complete sentence is: Tanta se albergaba en el alma de la muchacha, que podía derramarla así.. ¡a lo magnate!
Tracy Byrne
Spain
Local time: 16:05
Croesus-like
Explanation:
If you want to be a bit poetic, make allusions, avoid the direct translation (tycoon-like) and still give the sense of immense wealth...
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Carol Gullidge
United Kingdom
Local time: 15:05
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Could be a particularly useful suggestion as the quote is from a book where the girl marries a wealthy man... Thanks!
3 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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4Croesus-like
Carol Gullidge


  

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Croesus-like


Explanation:
If you want to be a bit poetic, make allusions, avoid the direct translation (tycoon-like) and still give the sense of immense wealth...

Carol Gullidge
United Kingdom
Local time: 15:05
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Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 311
Grading comment
Could be a particularly useful suggestion as the quote is from a book where the girl marries a wealthy man... Thanks!
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