bear of a man

Spanish translation: "hombre grande como un oso"

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06:50 Jul 27, 2000
English to Spanish translations [Non-PRO]
Art/Literary
English term or phrase: bear of a man
Butov, a bear of a man who shambles around....
Antonio
Spanish translation:"hombre grande como un oso"
Explanation:
Butov, a bear of a man who shambles around....

As it it is literary, I would say in Spanish:

Butov, un hombre grande como un oso, quen va y viene arrastrando sus pie's...

Good luck!
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Baruch Avidar
Israel
Local time: 08:53
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I think that's the one I was looking for! Thank you very much for your kind help.
Yours
Antonio Muñoz G.
México, DF
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Summary of answers provided
naButov, un oso de hombre que anda arrastrandose los pies
Megdalina
na"hombre grande como un oso"
Baruch Avidar
naun oso de hombre que va arrastrando los pies....
Megdalina
nasee below
Gonzalo Tutusaus
nahombre salvaje
Telesforo Fernandez
nagrandote
Carolina Ramirez


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5 mins
grandote


Explanation:
"Bear of a man" dice que el hombre es grande como un oso. Pero en nuestra lengua no tiene traducción exacta.

"Butov, un grandote que…"


Carolina Ramirez
Canada
Local time: 01:53
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 11

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Gonzalo Tutusaus
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30 mins
hombre salvaje


Explanation:
This may perhaps fit the context.

Telesforo Fernandez
Local time: 11:23
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45 mins
see below


Explanation:
The interpretation of the cramirez is correct, but I'd rather say "hombretón". Depending on the context of the text, you could even say "coloso", but could easily be exagerated. Therefore I think "hombretón" is the best option here.
Un saludo.

Gonzalo Tutusaus
Netherlands
Local time: 07:53
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5 hrs
un oso de hombre que va arrastrando los pies....


Explanation:
You could say hombreton as in a large fellow but you'd lose the aliteration of "bear" appearance ie:shambling along......and I think the author put that in intentionally - to just say big guy loses the bearish image intended.
Hope this is of help! Suerte!

Megdalina
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5 hrs
Butov, un oso de hombre que anda arrastrandose los pies


Explanation:
Just a footnote - I edited myself once I thought about it -OK, hope this helps again! Suerte!

Megdalina
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15 hrs
"hombre grande como un oso"


Explanation:
Butov, a bear of a man who shambles around....

As it it is literary, I would say in Spanish:

Butov, un hombre grande como un oso, quen va y viene arrastrando sus pie's...

Good luck!


Baruch Avidar
Israel
Local time: 08:53
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in pair: 298
Grading comment
I think that's the one I was looking for! Thank you very much for your kind help.
Yours
Antonio Muñoz G.
México, DF

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
Gonzalo Tutusaus
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