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19:13 Jul 11, 2008
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English to Spanish translations [Non-PRO]
Marketing - Business/Commerce (general)
English term or phrase: coffee table book
A coffee table book is a hardcover book that is intended to sit on a coffee table or similar surface in an area where guests sit and are entertained, thus inspiring conversation or alleviating boredom. They tend to be oversized and of heavy construction, since there is no pressing need for portability. Subject matter is generally confined to non-fiction, and is usually visually-oriented. Pages consist mainly of photographs and illustrations, accompanied by captions and small blocks of text, as opposed to long prose. Most tend to be biographies or fall into the genres of history, art, nature, photography, or entertainment.

No me "sale" la traducción al español, preferentemente peninsular.
Alicia Casal
Argentina
Local time: 05:34
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Summary of answers provided
5 +4libro ilustrado de gra formato
Carolina Barrenechea
4libro que invita la conversaciónEnrique Huber
3 +1libro ilustrado tapa dura edición de lujo (con fotografías) sobre XXXX
Nelida Kreer
4El Gran Libro Ilustrado de (los) XXX
Marcelo González
4libro de sobremesa
Gonzalo Tutusaus
4libro de mesa de centro
Claudia Luque Bedregal
4libro de lujo
Eduardo Zarate
3 +1libro para mesa ratonaMonica Segal
4lectura/libro para mesita de café
Adriana Martinez
3libro decorativo
Cecilia Gowar


Discussion entries: 7





  

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7 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5
libro decorativo


Explanation:
Pienso que da la idea....

"Comentó que no se trata del clásico libro decorativo, porque "al contrario de lo que ocurre en muchos libros que tienen estas características, mayormente institucionales, que normalmente son decorativos y poco más, éste muestra un pueblo de Granada, Castril, en sus distintos tiempos, aspectos, y por lo tanto hay que leerlo".


    Reference: http://www.radiogranada.es/modules.php?name=News&file=articl...
Cecilia Gowar
United Kingdom
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in category: 15
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7 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5 peer agreement (net): +4
libro ilustrado de gra formato


Explanation:
Es la opción que me da el Oxford. Espero ayudar! Suerte!

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Note added at 8 mins (2008-07-11 19:21:18 GMT)
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PERDÓN, ME COMÍ LA "N".
LIBRO ILUSTRADO DE GRAN FORMATO!

Carolina Barrenechea
Local time: 03:34
Works in field
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Tomás Cano Binder, BA, CT: Exactamente así es como lo tradujimos nosotros hace tiempo para un cliente. "Libro ilustrado de gran formato". En nuestro caso la acepción la tomamos del Collins, pero en el Oxford en efecto figura así.
26 mins
  -> Gracias Tomás!

agree  Daphne Corral: Exacto!!Yo también lo traduje así como Tomás. Por lo general son grandes y con tapas de cuero.
1 hr
  -> Gracias Daphne!

agree  silviantonia
1 day3 hrs
  -> Gracias Silvia

agree  Beatriz Benavente
128 days
  -> Gracias Beatriz
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8 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
lectura/libro para mesita de café


Explanation:
Prefiero libro, pues lectura podría incluir revistas. Sin embargo, es de lo más común -lo he visto en muchos sitios, para mi gran placer.

Adriana Martinez
Mexico
Local time: 03:34
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PRO pts in category: 24
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27 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
libro de lujo


Explanation:
es otra opción

Eduardo Zarate
United States
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
neutral  Tomás Cano Binder, BA, CT: Hm... Sólo comentar que como "libro de lujo" entiendo un libro produsamente ilustrado, con tapas de cuero repujado, cosido a mano, etc. etc. No necesariamente son así los "coffee book table".
13 mins
  -> Gracias, Tomás.
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40 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
libro de mesa de centro


Explanation:
otra alternativa

Algunas imágenes de su extensa colección de fotografías de Cuba han sido recopiladas en 'I Was Cuba', un libro de mesa de centro. ...
www.lapalmainteractivo.com/noticias/content/vida/sociales/1... - 42k -

21 Sep 2007 ... Supongo que toda esa informacion vendra incluida en un muy famoso libro de mesa de centro de reciente publicación de ...
www.rldiseno.com/index2.php?option=com_content&do_pdf=1&id=...



Claudia Luque Bedregal
Italy
Local time: 10:34
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Native speaker of: Spanish
PRO pts in category: 39
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47 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): +1
libro para mesa ratona


Explanation:
así se llaman en la Argentina las mesas bajas del "living room"

Monica Segal
Local time: 05:34
Specializes in field
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Marina Menendez
5 hrs
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1 hr   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
libro de sobremesa


Explanation:
Supongo que se refiere trata de libros de gran formato para hojear, con muchas ilustraciones. Diría que "de sobremesa" es el término que estás buscando.

Un saludo

Gonzalo Tutusaus
Netherlands
Local time: 10:34
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3 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
libro que invita la conversación


Explanation:
logic

Enrique Huber
Mexico
Local time: 03:34
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Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in category: 23
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6 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): +1
libro ilustrado tapa dura edición de lujo (con fotografías) sobre XXXX


Explanation:
Otra opción.

http://www.antartica.cl/antartica/servlet/LibroServlet?actio...
Treinta Años De Fotografia Tapa Dura Edicion Lujo




Nelida Kreer
Uruguay
Local time: 05:34
Specializes in field
Native speaker of: Spanish
PRO pts in category: 128

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Krimy: Eso dice wikipedia
1 day42 mins
  -> Gracias Krimy!!
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2 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
El Gran Libro Ilustrado de (los) XXX


Explanation:
Si traduce así, se puede poner el tema al final (e.g., "...de Autos Deportivos/los Castillos de Europa"). :-)


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Note added at 7 days (2008-07-18 20:48:02 GMT)
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Hola Alicia: Ya que se trataba de "cannabis", me parece muy buena su elección; short and sweet sounds like a good idea in this context.:-)

Marcelo González
North Mariana Isl.
Local time: 18:34
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