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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."
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Local time: 20:23
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Summary of answers provided
5callous and cool deathKent Andersson
4reticent/kept back/reserved and cool death
Mårten Sandberg
5 -1deliberate and cool death
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1 hr   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5 peer agreement (net): -1
deliberate and cool death


Explanation:
pretty cool I'd say

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Local time: 21:23
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Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 4

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
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


Explanation:
is another suggestion

Kent Andersson
Local time: 21:23
Native speaker of: Native in SwedishSwedish
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9 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
reticent/kept back/reserved and cool death


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

Mårten Sandberg
Local time: 21:23
Native speaker of: Swedish
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