i se’n volia fer una celebració

22:45 May 13, 2008
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Catalan to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - History
Catalan term or phrase: i se’n volia fer una celebració
A l’agost del 1937 també va aparèixer el darrer volum de la Flora de Catalunya i se’n volia fer una celebració per donar-lo a conèixer als mitjans de comunicació i al públic en general.

I undertand this, or else the author is confusing me. Did they or did they not have a party? if they didn't, in a scholarly article, why refer to the intention?

Maybe someone can see my doubt and help clarify it.

TIA:-)
Lia Fail (X)
Spain
Local time: 14:07


Summary of answers provided
4and the willingness to celebrate it arose
Milena Bosco (X)
4a celebration was supposed/thought/meant to be held
Etienne Wallace
4those involved wanted to celebrate the event/publication
Ross Andrew Parker


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those involved wanted to celebrate the event/publication


Explanation:
I don't think it's possible to based on this sentence to say for sure whether they celebrated or not.

Perhaps the author wants to focus more on how they FELY about the publication of the book than on what actually happened.

Ross Andrew Parker
Local time: 14:07
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a celebration was supposed/thought/meant to be held


Explanation:
As Ross says, from the sentence you mwention, without further context, no matter whether it was held or not. Besides, I think the passive voice sounds better here.

Etienne Wallace
Spain
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Native speaker of: Native in DutchDutch, Native in FrenchFrench
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Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
neutral  yayeboy: I like the passive. How about just a celebration was to be held? Meant and supposed imply that is wasn't held while thought implies that we don't know.
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and the willingness to celebrate it arose


Explanation:
We don't know if the celebration was held or not. 'n =it

Milena Bosco (X)
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Local time: 14:07
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Native speaker of: Native in ItalianItalian, Native in CatalanCatalan
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