rocambolesco

English translation: extraordinary

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Spanish term or phrase:rocambolesco
English translation:extraordinary
Entered by: mirta

01:40 Jan 15, 2002
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
General / Conversation / Greetings / Letters / general
Spanish term or phrase: rocambolesco
"la bajamar deja sobre la plaza un rocambolesco hipódromo" - está describiendo un lugar de vacaciones
mirta
Argentina
Local time: 19:53
extraordinary
Explanation:
rocambolesco, ca. (Por alus. a Rocambole, personaje creado por P.-A. Ponson du Terrail, novelista francés, 1829-1871.).
1. adj. Dicho de una circunstancia o de un hecho, generalmente en serie con otros: Extraordinario, exagerado o inverosímil.
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Patricia Myers
United States
Local time: 14:53
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mirta
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5fantastic
Simon Charass
4extraordinary
Patricia Myers
4bizarre, odd
Paul Roige (X)


  

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bizarre, odd


Explanation:
These come to mind...and bizarre this description is too...!
Luck :-)

Paul Roige (X)
Spain
Local time: 23:53
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish, Native in CatalanCatalan
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extraordinary


Explanation:
rocambolesco, ca. (Por alus. a Rocambole, personaje creado por P.-A. Ponson du Terrail, novelista francés, 1829-1871.).
1. adj. Dicho de una circunstancia o de un hecho, generalmente en serie con otros: Extraordinario, exagerado o inverosímil.


Patricia Myers
United States
Local time: 14:53
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish, Native in CatalanCatalan
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mirta
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fantastic


Explanation:
agg. (audace) daring, bold; (strabiliante) extraordinary, fantastic: fuga, evasione rocambolesca, daring escape; un'avventura rocambolesca, an extraordinary adventure. -- Garzanti

1 adj fam incredible, fantastic, farfetched. -- Vox


Simon Charass
Canada
Local time: 17:53
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Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in FrenchFrench
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