més aviadet

English translation: rather than / more than / preferably

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Catalan term or phrase:més aviadet
English translation:rather than / more than / preferably
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17:04 Dec 2, 2014
Catalan to English translations [PRO]
Social Sciences - Social Science, Sociology, Ethics, etc. / Article on the Nation State
Catalan term or phrase: més aviadet
"Quedem doncs que Europa és "un procés sense disseny final preestalbert", que es va definint a mesura que es va fent [...] Calia, més aviadet, una estructura plàstica i oberta, capaç d'anar introduint noves formes i nivells de participació, de vot ponderat, de velo¬citat i geometria variable, etc..."

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rather than / more than / preferably
Explanation:
The suffix "et" is used to create the diminutive and imply familiarity, I would say in this case. The non-marked form would be "més aviat", implying that what follows after is preferable to something that has been stated before. I hope it makes sense to you.

2 més aviat LOC ADV Més que, amb preferència a (una altra cosa expressada o suposada com a possible). Sentia més aviat compassió que por.

3 [LC] més aviat loc. adv. a) Amb preferència. En aquest afer comparteixo més aviat l’opinió del Pere que la del Joan.

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rather than / more than / preferably


Explanation:
The suffix "et" is used to create the diminutive and imply familiarity, I would say in this case. The non-marked form would be "més aviat", implying that what follows after is preferable to something that has been stated before. I hope it makes sense to you.

2 més aviat LOC ADV Més que, amb preferència a (una altra cosa expressada o suposada com a possible). Sentia més aviat compassió que por.

3 [LC] més aviat loc. adv. a) Amb preferència. En aquest afer comparteixo més aviat l’opinió del Pere que la del Joan.

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Note added at 2 days15 hrs (2014-12-05 08:15:06 GMT) Post-grading
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You are welcome!

Montse Ballesteros
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Local time: 10:58
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Moltes gracies Montse (i Gary)!

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