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casteller (cadascun dels que forma part dels castells humans)

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03:30 Nov 3, 2000
Catalan to English translations [Non-PRO]
Art/Literary
Catalan term or phrase: casteller (cadascun dels que forma part dels castells humans)
Text dels Quaderns de Cultura Popular del Periódico. Es parla de diverses tradicions culturals catalanes, entre les quals hi ha els castellers.
Teresa Bau
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Summary of answers provided
naPillar/tower member person.
Luis Luis
na'castellar' 'castell'xxxLia Fail
naHuman tower memberxxxPaul Roige


  

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1 hr
Human tower member


Explanation:
Un castell es una "human tower". Integrant es "member". salut :)


    Larreula dict.
xxxPaul Roige
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Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish, Native in CatalanCatalan
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7 hrs
'castellar' 'castell'


Explanation:
I suggest you don't translate 'castell'; the idea of constructing towers from humans is not that familiar a notion to the English speaker. On that basis, I wouldn't translate 'castellar' either, but would note the custom briefly in a footnote that would explain both words, as well as the concept.

xxxLia Fail
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7 hrs
Pillar/tower member person.


Explanation:
I'd like to add a foot note to this tradition.
The Danish sculptor Jans Galschiot has been using an obelisk with contorted human figures to denounce Human Rights abuses by the governments of the world, specifically, Mexico, Brazil, China. He call this the "Pillar of Shame", and your question now makes me wonder if he used this Catalan tradition as a basis for his idea. Jans' organization is called the "Art In Defense Of Human rights (AIDOH)".

Best regards.
Luis M. Luis



    Reference: http://www.aidoh.dk/
Luis Luis
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