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20:59 Apr 25, 2008
English to Spanish translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Military / Defense / surface weapons
English term or phrase: make fast your grapplings!
CONTEXTO.....The Captain gives the command:" MAKE FAST your grapplings," whereupon one reports to him: "Captain , we are fowl on each other, and the ship is on fire......
carolina ampuero

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4 +1"al abordaje", "preparados para el abordaje"
Pepe Ventura



1 hr   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +1
"al abordaje", "preparados para el abordaje"

A falta de un contexto más definido, creo que es lo que yo emplearía. "Grappling" se emplea a menudo como abreviatura de "grappling iron" (arpeo de abordaje). "Make fast your grapplings" equivaldría a "coged con fuerza vuestros arpeos/ganchos de abordaje". Pero en castellano, en esa situación, lo que suena natural es "al abordaje", "preparados para el abordaje", "prepárense para el abordaje" o un equivalente.

Espero que te sea de ayuda.

Pepe Ventura
Local time: 21:10
Native speaker of: Native in CatalanCatalan, Native in SpanishSpanish

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Apr 25, 2008 - Changes made by Monika Jakacka Márquez:
LevelNon-PRO » PRO
Apr 25, 2008 - Changes made by Monika Jakacka Márquez:
Term askedMAKE FAST » make fast your grapplings!
Field (write-in)SURFACE WEAPONS » surface weapons

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