partir en sentido inverso

English translation: start counting backward(s)

21:20 Nov 23, 2006
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
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Spanish term or phrase: partir en sentido inverso
This is lines from the host of a documentary explaining the Roman calendar. He says:

El octavo día anterior al idus era nona, correspondiente al 5 de cada mes, menos en marzo, mayo, julio y octubre, que era el 7. El primer día de cada mes se llamaba calenda. De esta forma, para indicar los días intermedios partían en sentido inverso desde los idus, la nona o la calenda:

it makes perfect sense until "partía en sentido inverso".

thanks!
jane
English translation:start counting backward(s)
Explanation:
"partian en sentido inverso desde..." must be 'they counted backward from...', or 'they started counting backward from...'
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Emily Wilson
Spain
Local time: 04:57
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thanks!!
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4 +5start counting backward(s)
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start counting backward(s)


Explanation:
"partian en sentido inverso desde..." must be 'they counted backward from...', or 'they started counting backward from...'

Emily Wilson
Spain
Local time: 04:57
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in category: 4
Grading comment
thanks!!

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  claudia estanislau
39 mins
  -> Thank you Claudia.

agree  garci
2 hrs
  -> Thank you Garci.

agree  Henry Hinds: 'they started counting backward from...'
6 hrs
  -> Thank you Henry.

agree  ormiston: I prefer 'backwards' with an 's' (more adverbial)
11 hrs
  -> Thank you!

agree  silviantonia: De acuerdo con Henry
14 hrs
  -> Thanks silvantonia.
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