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Catalan translation: com aquell que no vol

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English term or phrase:not seeming to
Catalan translation:com aquell que no vol
Entered by: Teresa Miret

12:35 Dec 8, 2004
English to Catalan translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - Poetry & Literature
English term or phrase: see question
- I think now of a boat on which I sailed away from the beginning of a war. ... Suddenly, throwing his question into talk—not seeming to—a man—a printer, several times a refugee—asked, “And poetry ---among all this—where is the place for poetry?” Then I began to say what I believe.

I am having problems with --not seeming to--

A workmate wants to use this quote, which I think is quite beautiful, in a presentation. It doesn't have to be perfect but I would like it to be understandable in Catalan. My friend doesn't "get" not seeming to in English and I am having trouble explaining it concisely in Catalan.
mbc
Spain
Local time: 01:15
com aquell que no vol (la cosa)
Explanation:
As if it wasn't meant. Although both possibilities are right, I prefer "com aquell que no vol", which is shorter.
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Teresa Miret
Local time: 01:15
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Summary of answers provided
5 +3com aquell que no vol (la cosa)
Teresa Miret
5sense que ho semblés
gloria montserrat
5com si res, xino-xano
Scheherezade Surià López (X)
5sense que es notés
Maria Rosich Andreu


  

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33 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5 peer agreement (net): +3
com aquell que no vol (la cosa)


Explanation:
As if it wasn't meant. Although both possibilities are right, I prefer "com aquell que no vol", which is shorter.

Teresa Miret
Local time: 01:15
Native speaker of: Native in CatalanCatalan, Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in category: 4
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Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Sheila Hardie
1 hr
  -> Moltes gràcies, Sheila.

agree  Maria Rosich Andreu
4 hrs
  -> Moltes gràcies, Maria.

agree  Scheherezade Surià López (X)
8 hrs
  -> Moltes gràcies, Scheherezade.
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8 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5
com si res, xino-xano


Explanation:
Even though I completely agree with the first answer, I would also say "com si res".

Scheherezade Surià López (X)
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish, Native in CatalanCatalan
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sense que es notés


Explanation:
Una altra opció.

Salut,
Maria

Maria Rosich Andreu
Spain
Local time: 01:15
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Native speaker of: Native in CatalanCatalan, Native in SpanishSpanish
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not seeming to
sense que ho semblés


Explanation:
without the fact of throwing a question being apparent

gloria montserrat
Spain
Local time: 01:15
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Native speaker of: Native in CatalanCatalan
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