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    Unhappy to be raised on fish food

    I'm translating a fragment from the text "To kill a mocking bird" and I haven't been able to translate the following sentence into Spanish
    "Walter looked as if he had been raised on fish food"
    Does anyone of you have a clue of how to translate it?
    thanx in advance

    cecilia

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    Hi Ceci,
    here are a couple of options, hope it helps!

    Parecía que a Walter lo criaron con pescado.

    Walter parecía criado con pescado.
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    thank u very much! i was completelly at a lost!!

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    You're welcome!
    Realmente, el destino del mundo depende, en primer lugar, de los estadistas y, en segundo lugar, de los intérpretes.
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    Default Re: to be raised on fish food

    The word "fish" can be translated in Spanish as either "pescado" or "pez", depending on whether the fish is dead or alive. I considered the possibility that "fish food" referred to pet fish food, in which case Sandra's translation wouldn't stand. Looking at the full sentence from the original, however, makes me agree with her.

    The full sentence is:

    Walter looked as if he had been raised on fish food: his eyes, as blue as Dill Harris's, were red-rimmed and watery.
    Last edited by Wolfgang; 05-30-2009 at 05:37 PM.

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