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desvanecido

English translation: evanescent, diffused

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Spanish term or phrase:desvanecido
English translation:evanescent, diffused
Entered by: xxxtazdog
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12:45 May 25, 2001
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary
Spanish term or phrase: desvanecido
Refers to painting style "...su estilo desvanecido y visionario de figuras en penumbra." (an "ambiente etéreo" was also mentioned, if that helps any).
xxxtazdog
Spain
Local time: 21:58
evanescent
Explanation:
I think it's evanescent

WordReference gives :
desvanecido
(adj) faint;

evanescent =

adj.
1. passing out of sight; fading away; vanishing.
2. ephemeral or transitory.

and you mention about "ambiante etereo"

etéreo
(adj) ethereal


ethereal [rl]
adj.
1. extremely delicate or refined; exquisite.
2. almost as light as air; impalpable; airy.
3. celestial or spiritual.
4. of, containing, or dissolved in an ether, esp diethyl ether: an ethereal
solution.
5. of or relating to the ether.

Hope it helps !
Selected response from:

Carole Reade-Kentros
Local time: 22:58
Grading comment
This was a hard decision, because I think "diffused" is a good answer too, but the previous use in my text of "ethereal" inclines me to "evanescent" in this case. Great word, thanks!
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Summary of answers provided
naFade awayKenji Otomo
naevanescentAlan Lambson
nadiffusedsamsi
nashadowyxxxtrans4u
naevanescentCarole Reade-Kentros
navanished, diffusedxxxOso
naconceited
Maria


  

Answers


9 mins
conceited


Explanation:
another choice is "complacent" or "self-satisfied" -- the guy likes to brag, in another words ;o) (very much like Salvador Dali)

Saludos afectuosos. Maria ;o)

Maria
Local time: 14:58
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in pair: 920

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
xxxOso: no se refiere a su personalidad, sino a su estilo de pintar
7 mins
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10 mins
evanescent


Explanation:
I think it's evanescent

WordReference gives :
desvanecido
(adj) faint;

evanescent =

adj.
1. passing out of sight; fading away; vanishing.
2. ephemeral or transitory.

and you mention about "ambiante etereo"

etéreo
(adj) ethereal


ethereal [rl]
adj.
1. extremely delicate or refined; exquisite.
2. almost as light as air; impalpable; airy.
3. celestial or spiritual.
4. of, containing, or dissolved in an ether, esp diethyl ether: an ethereal
solution.
5. of or relating to the ether.

Hope it helps !


    WordReference
Carole Reade-Kentros
Local time: 22:58
PRO pts in pair: 4
Grading comment
This was a hard decision, because I think "diffused" is a good answer too, but the previous use in my text of "ethereal" inclines me to "evanescent" in this case. Great word, thanks!
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14 mins
vanished, diffused


Explanation:
"an ethereal atmosphere"

Mucha suerte y saludos de Oso ¶:^)


    Simon & Schuster's
xxxOso
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in pair: 3064

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
Rualina: I agree with Oso
18 mins
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25 mins
shadowy


Explanation:
shadowy-umbroso,umbrío, obscuro, sombreado, tenebroso, misterioso. Oscuro, sin realidad, vago, indefinido, que tiene relacón con un espectro. Típico, simbólico.

Hope this helps.

Bye

xxxtrans4u
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29 mins
diffused


Explanation:
thinking of art, considering your descripton , I'd say : diffused

one talks of diffused images, you can barely recognize them, they lay in a shadow ...

hope this helps
nice regards



    experience
samsi
Local time: 15:58
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32 mins
Fade away


Explanation:
Es solo una opción más.

Kenji Otomo
Spain
Local time: 21:58
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38 mins
evanescent


Explanation:
I'm just adding my endorsement to Carole_A's suggestion.

Alan Lambson
Local time: 13:58
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 114
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