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    Question help please

    I am trying to translate a story , and I am stuck with a few phrases:- 'del ignoto',and 'quien encabezaba la junta militar que habia reemplazado' and 'donde nacen las fabulas y perecen los hombres'. Thanks in advance.clo

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    ignoto means unknown, undiscovered
    who was leading the military board he had replaced. we really need more context for this phrase translation. I'm not sure about it.
    where stories are born and men die/perish

    hope it helps!
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    Thanks Sandra that was most helpful. The context was "Chile posee un trozo de tierra del ignoto continente antartico, un mundo de hielo y soledad, de infinita blancura, donde nacen las fabulas y perecen los hombres".I think that means"Chile owns a piece of undiscovered land in the Antartic, a world of endless whiteness, where, as you said, stories are born and men perish.
    The other part of the story was referring to general Pinochet, quien encabezaba la junta militar que habia reemplazado a la democracia unos meses antes. I am taking this to mean "who was leading the military assembly? that had replaced democracy some months previously". Am I correct so far?
    Thanks so much for your help.

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    who was leading the military assembly? that had replaced democracy some months previously".
    I would say something different, just don't know exactly how to say it. Perhaps something like "replaced the democratic system".

    and I would change this
    a few months before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SandraT
    I would say something different, just don't know exactly how to say it. Perhaps something like "replaced the democratic system".

    and I would change this
    a few months before.

    I agree with SandraT, this sounds more natural. To use the word "democracy" in this context sounds a little awkward.

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    Thanks guys. I'll do that

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