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    Default de frente vs de reojo

    Hi..how would you translate the following paragraph:

    "El y yo habíamos quedado solos en el salón que también era comedor, yo sentado a la mesa con la servilleta sobre mi regazo, él en el sofá con un conejo enano en la mano, los dos mirando la televisión encendida, él de frente, yo de reojo". ...

    Here is what i thought:

    we were alone in the living room which was also the dinning room, I was sitting at the table with a napkin over my lap and he was sitting on the sofa with a dwarf rabbit on his hands, both of us were watching TV, he was watching it directly and I from a corner...

    thanks...

    dani
    Last edited by danii; 05-20-2010 at 08:32 PM.

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    Default Re: de frente vs de reojo

    De reojo is out of the corner of one's eye,
    not from a corner which would be something like del rincón.

    You could say:
    He was looking right at it and I was looking at it out of the corner of my eye.

    Also, in English we would use capital letters at the beginning and periods at the end of what appears to be four separate sentences in your English translation:
    We were alone in the living room which was also the dining room. I was sitting at the table with a napkin over my lap and he was sitting on the sofa with a dwarf rabbit in his hands. Both of us were watching TV. He was looking right at it and I was looking at it out of the corner of my eye.
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