a topa tolondra

04:55 Feb 5, 2001
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary
Spanish term or phrase: a topa tolondra
As in: "Ella mastica a topa tolondra, un poco al desgaire, un poco al desgarriate."

Frase taken from the description of a dream in G.G. Marquez "Crónica de una muerte anunciada"
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Summary of answers provided
naabsent-mindedly
Lia Fail (X)
nanegligently
Maria Taggart
naheedlessly/carelessly/thoughtlessly/rashly
Elisa Capelão
naclumsily
Davorka Grgic


  

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2 hrs
clumsily


Explanation:

TOPA (Guatemala) pelea de gallos, de ensayo

a la TOPA TOLONDRA (Colombia) CHAPUCERAMENTE

http://www.hispanicus.com/drle/t5.html

CHAPUCERAMENTE (Collins)clumsily

Suerte

Davorka


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Davorka Grgic
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Vesna Zivcic
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2 hrs
heedlessly/carelessly/thoughtlessly/rashly


Explanation:
I have the book but in Portuguese. This term was translated meaning RASHLY.
Maybe thats what was used for the English translation

hope it helps.


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Elisa Capelão
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5 hrs
negligently


Explanation:
Topatolondra: sin cuidado, sin prestar atencion

Soy Colombiana y te aseguro esta definicion.El termino en ingles lo puedes cambiar a alguno que se acole a tu documento pero en esencia significa descuidadamente.
Desgaire: graceless manner

Good luck

Maria Taggart
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6 hrs
absent-mindedly


Explanation:
Possibilities that SOUND right, based on Maria E's suggestion:

carelessly (sin cuidado)
absent-mindedly (sin prestar atención)
heedlessly (lo mismo)

I personally prefer the 2nd.


Lia Fail (X)
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