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12:10 Dec 22, 2010
Croatian to English translations [PRO] Poetry & Literature
Croatian term or phrase:klupko se odmotava
kad se nešto razotkriva kaze se: klupko se odmotava
dobila sam odgovor: Unrevealed vs. hidden: slight difference. Hidden implies intention, so when information/text is hidden, the implication is that the author does not want the reader to see it. Unrevealed does not have that implication. It means some other information is just not there or available to the reader. Svakako sam nešto naučila, no i dalje unreveal kao glagol ne postoji, a postavljeno pitanje implicira uporabu glagoka a ne pridjeva... Barem meni...
ovdje ju nisam našla: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/unreveal?qsrc=4059, no vjerojatno jer sam tražila glagol. Ne znam u kojem bi se kontekstu radije koristio unrevealed umjesto hidden ili secret... Moram priznati da be to sad zaintrigiralo te ću se savjetovat s kolegama kojima je engleski matterinji jezik. Javit će što sam saznala.. Svima želim ugodne blagdane :)
Explanation: This is the definition given by Bujas, Veliki hr-eng rječnik.
It is almost a literal definition -- a ball/skein of wool or yarn becomes unrolled/unravelled.
It would be good to know the context -- is something being revealed, or is the situation falling apart (a plan going wrong, for instance)?
My suggestion fits the second context.
Your context will determine how to translate "klupko" -- plot, scheme, plan, etc.
Interestingly, in many of the instances I found online, either interpretation would work! Mostly used with regard to criminal activities being discovered.
(My apologies for writing in English.)
Full citation: Bujas, Željko. 2001. Veliki hrvatsko-engleski rječnik / Croatian-English dictionary, second edition. Zagreb: Nakladni zavod Globus.
The robbers\' plans started to unravel when they discovered on arrival that the bank was holding a press conference that afternoon.