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    Hi everyone!

    I need some help with this sentence:

    He would seize her throat and advance, bending her backward, or he would retreat-it didn't matter- keping her throat in the grip of his hands.

    could it be..." manteniendo sus manos aferradas a su garganta".

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    Default Re: Keeping her throat in the grip of his hands

    it is OK but lucks the force of the word grip...
    "manteniendo sus manos apretando su garganta"

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    Default Re: Keeping her throat in the grip of his hands

    Quote Originally Posted by smabres
    it is OK but lucks the force of the word grip...
    "manteniendo sus manos apretando su garganta"
    You're right, I agree. But the two words "manteniendo" and "apretando" don't sound good toghether.

    My humble suggestion:

    "... con sus manos como garras aferradas a su garganta" (or "apretando su garganta")

    Hope it helps!

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    Hmmmm yo solo podría:

    agarrándola firmemente por el cuello

    No creo que indique que se apriete con grip
    Los hombres son superiores a las mujeres porque Alá les otorgó la primacia sobre ellas. Portanto, dió a los varones el doble de lo que dió a las mujeres. Los maridos que sufrieran desobediencia de sus mujeres pueden castigarlas: abandonarlas en sus lechos, e incluso golpearlas.
    No se legó al hombre mayor calamidad que la mujer."


    El Corán (libro sagrado de los musulmanes, recitado por Alá a Maomé en el siglo VI)


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    Default Re: Keeping her throat in the grip of his hands

    Yes, but as Smabres said, the word "grip" implies some force, a tight hold.

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    María, but does it mean strangling her? I would guess not. One thing is to grip and another to strangle.

    Agarrar us to grip, apretar, is strangling.
    Los hombres son superiores a las mujeres porque Alá les otorgó la primacia sobre ellas. Portanto, dió a los varones el doble de lo que dió a las mujeres. Los maridos que sufrieran desobediencia de sus mujeres pueden castigarlas: abandonarlas en sus lechos, e incluso golpearlas.
    No se legó al hombre mayor calamidad que la mujer."


    El Corán (libro sagrado de los musulmanes, recitado por Alá a Maomé en el siglo VI)


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    Default Re: Keeping her throat in the grip of his hands

    I see your point.

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