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14:37 Sep 7, 2011
Spanish to English translations [PRO] Sports / Fitness / Recreation / Race for disabled people
Spanish term or phrase:terreno de expresión
CONTEXT: "La carrera se disputó en Alcobendas durante sus primeros 20 años de existencia, pero desde 2008 Alcalá de Henares es el nuevo terreno de expresión para la Gran Carrera Anual de la Agrupación."
I'd like to translate this with a similarly 'flowery' expression, but at the moment I can only think of 'dry' expressions along the lines of "the race moved to Alcalá de Henares".
Explanation: You could pump this up with any adjective for backdrop that best suited the games or the city. Note how this writer has front-loaded Las Vegas with "the neons lights of": The NBA in Las Vegas? -
basketball.about.com/od/nbateams/a/nba-in-las-vegas.htm - En cachéThe neon lights of Las Vegas provided the backdrop for the 2007 NBA All Star ... has his way, an NBA team will be taking up permanent residence in Sin City. ... Other examples: Eindhoven Portal - Want to visit - www.eindhoven.eu/en/Want_to/Want_to_visit?session... - En cachéAnd in recent years the city has also provided the backdrop for sports events like cycling's ProTour time trial. For visitors who want to break their journey, there is ...; York - History of York, Feversham Lodge York Guest House/ B&B in ... -www.fevershamlodge.co.uk/york.aspx - En cachéThe city has a rich heritage and has provided the backdrop to major political events throughout much of its two millennia of existence. The city was founded by ... Of course, you could just say that the city hosted / has been host for the games . . .
Jenni Lukac Local time: 01:33 Native speaker of: English PRO pts in category: 8