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cueste conseguir novelas ganadoras de premios muy recientes y promocionados

English translation: makes it difficult to actually find on the shelves those novels that have been awarded with...

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00:37 Sep 17, 2001
Spanish to English translations [Non-PRO]
Spanish term or phrase: cueste conseguir novelas ganadoras de premios muy recientes y promocionados
The full sentence is "Cosas que hacen que hoy, por ejemplo, cueste conseguir novelas ganadoras de premios muy recientes y promocionados." It is a discussion of how 'market laws' mean that books that don't immediately sell well are taken out of bookshops and returned to their publishers. I understand that in the last sentence they are saying that such a climate makes it difficult to publish prize-winning books, but the "muy recientes y promocionados" bit confuses me.
xxxEen
Local time: 16:22
English translation:makes it difficult to actually find on the shelves those novels that have been awarded with...
Explanation:
...some of the most recent and famous literary prizes.

Dear Een,

"muy recientes y famosos" refers to the prizes themselves, not to the books. It means that those books that have won those famous and recent prizes are not that easy to get in the libraries :)

Hope it helps,

Flavio
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flaviofbg
Spain
Local time: 17:22
Grading comment
Many thanks -- so I'd had a bit of mental shutdown on the word "conseguir"!
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makes it difficult to actually find on the shelves those novels that have been awarded with...


Explanation:
...some of the most recent and famous literary prizes.

Dear Een,

"muy recientes y famosos" refers to the prizes themselves, not to the books. It means that those books that have won those famous and recent prizes are not that easy to get in the libraries :)

Hope it helps,

Flavio


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flaviofbg
Spain
Local time: 17:22
Native speaker of: Native in ItalianItalian, Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in pair: 72
Grading comment
Many thanks -- so I'd had a bit of mental shutdown on the word "conseguir"!
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