avmätta och svala död

23:06 Sep 30, 2007
Swedish to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - Textiles / Clothing / Fashion
Swedish term or phrase: avmätta och svala död
The phrase appears in a text relating to fashion photography, the full sentence being:

"Från Balenciagas böljande vita elegans till utfästelsen om den avmätta och svala död som kan anas hos Chanel och Elie Saab."
Local time: 19:48

Summary of answers provided
5callous and cool death
Kent Andersson
4reticent/kept back/reserved and cool death
Mårten Sandberg
5 -1deliberate and cool death
Hugh Curtis



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deliberate and cool death

pretty cool I'd say

Hugh Curtis
Local time: 20:48
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Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
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disagree  Mårten Sandberg: avmätt is not deliberate in this context I believe
8 hrs
  -> ah! You are right, it's "reserved"
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3 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5
callous and cool death

is another suggestion

Kent Andersson
Local time: 20:48
Native speaker of: Native in SwedishSwedish
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reticent/kept back/reserved and cool death

Whichever sounds best to you; it is a rather poetic, but still pretentious phrase

Mårten Sandberg
Local time: 20:48
Native speaker of: Swedish
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