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    Hi, guys,
    here i have another question regarding the The Locked Room story.

    "The explanation came in the second parragraph, very bluntly, without any preamble".

    my translation would be:
    "La explicación apareció en el segundo párrafo, muy concreta, sin preambulo."

    But I am not sure. Another word that came to my mind is concisa.

    please let me know your oppinions and comments. Please also correct me if something is wrong.

    THnak you!!!!!!!!

    CLarabe

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    Default Re: very bluntly

    Another option could be

    ...,directamente,...

    Although "concisa" it's ok.

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    thanks!

    I like "directamente". It suits perfectly in the context and the way in which the author writes.

    Thank you!

    Anyway, any other comment will be welcome.

    THANKS!!

    Clarabe

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    muy francamrente/rotundamente/categóricamente

    Dependiendo del país en donde estés en otras palabras "sin pelos en la lengua." No necesariamente grosera, pero "sin ambagues ni tapujos." ¿Entiendes?

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    The dilemma is that "very bluntly" has two meanings:
    1. a secas, a boca de cañón, a boca de jarro, a bocajarro, con aspereza, contundentemente, de modo terminante, directamente, sin ambages, sin medias tintas, sin miramientos, sin pelos en la lengua, sin rodeos, sin tapujos; Sinónimos: point-blank, offhand, curtly, strongly, at point blank, conclusively, harshly, offhandedly, sharply;
    2. francamente, sin ambages ni rodeos; Sinónimos: clearly, frankly, openly, sincerely, baldly, candidly, foursquare, in all fairness, plain
    (http://www.wordmagicsoft.com/diccion...es/bluntly.php)
    Everyone who answered you took it to mean clearly, frankly, etc. I understood the other other meaning the point-blank, etc. interpretation.
    This is late anyway, but I hope it helps.
    What did you finally use?

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    Default Re: very bluntly

    "La explicación concisa apareció sin más preámbulo en el segundo párrafo."
    Last edited by Benilde Moreno; 05-16-2009 at 03:07 AM.

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    Thank you all!!You were very helpful.

    I just read your replies, but it's very useful to enlarge my vocabulary at any time, then, thank you.

    I finally translated it as: "La explicación aparecía en el segundo párrafo, muy concisa, sin preámbulo."

    It seemed important to me to keep the punctuation since it gives a special rythm to the sentence.

    Thanks again,

    Clarabe

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    Quote Originally Posted by clarab
    It seemed important to me to keep the punctuation since it gives a special rythm to the sentence.
    100% agree with you.

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    great!

    thanks for letting me know.

    see you!

    clarabe

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