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20:39 Nov 10, 2008
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Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - Poetry & Literature
Spanish term or phrase: acudió a la superficie rechinante y apasionada
From a novel, context:

..se sumió a continuación en la novedad de Mercedes, como quien se hunde en su primera borrachera: sin límite ni cálculo ni imaginación de sus efectos. Un día sí y otro también, mañana, tarde, noche y madrugada, acudió a la superficie rechinante y apasionada de su encuentro con Mercedes y sus sesiones hipnóticas de besos.

So far I have:

he abandoned himself to the wonder of Mercedes like someone surrendering for the first time to the effects of strong drink: without restraint, reservation or the least concern for consequences. One day after another, morning, noon and night,

Any suggestions as to what to do with acudió a la superficie rechinante y apasionada? I've been wrestling with it for hours. The he in question suffers from what the author calls "a Proustian passion (that) indelibly engraved on his conscience the name of Mercedes."

Thanks to all.
teju
Local time: 02:22
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Summary of answers provided
4dawn he surfaced to the reluctant and passionate encounter with Mercedes
Roman Herrle
3he rushed to the passionate and incandescent surface of his..Nathalia Suescun
3he yielded to the slippery and passionate contact of their skin s
Christine Walsh
Summary of reference entries provided
rechinante
Beatriz Ramírez de Haro

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29 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5
he yielded to the slippery and passionate contact of their skin s


Explanation:
'Rechinante' seems just too difficult! Seems like an option.

Christine Walsh
Local time: 05:22
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2 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5
he rushed to the passionate and incandescent surface of his..


Explanation:
rechinante podría ser incandescente, algo que es radiante y brillante

Nathalia Suescun
Colombia
Local time: 15:22
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5 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
dawn he surfaced to the reluctant and passionate encounter with Mercedes


Explanation:
in the following he plunged into the novelty 'Mercedes' like someone drowning in his first drunkenness: without restraint, reservation or the least concern for consequences. One day, and the other as well, morning, afternoon, night, and dawn he surfaced to the reluctant and passionate encounter with Mercedes and her ....

rechinar is also used figuratively (to grind one's teeth) and the 'drowning' image is maintained
rechinante may also be linked to the novelty aspect, as new cars are also conceived 'rechinantes' i.e. their moving parts are still creaking

Roman Herrle
Italy
Local time: 03:22
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Reference comments


19 hrs
Reference: rechinante

Reference information:
He encontrado esta referencia que parece encajar bien con la situación:


Dating Successfully -
de Jeff Warner - 2006 -
... one up seem to include and are not limited to: oral sex, mutual masturbation, petting, whether clothes are on or off, GRINDING AND PASSIONATE kissing. ...
books.google.es/books?isbn=1600343570...


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Note added at 21 hrs (2008-11-11 17:47:44 GMT)
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Para "superficie" gusta mucho el "surfaced" de viejo

Beatriz Ramírez de Haro
Spain
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Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in category: 12
Note to reference poster
Asker: Gracias por el enlace, Beatriz, buena sugerencia para rechinante. Lo que más me traba es la palabra "superficie".

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