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    Hola,

    Estuve trabajando con una traducción para un zoológico, y encontré esto: "Video Surfaces of a Rare Florida Panther Tearing Through an Audubon Sanctuary"
    Esta es la traducción que conseguí: "Aparece video de rara pantera de Florida que irrumpe en un santuario de Audubon".
    Tengo dos preguntas:
    1/ "Rara" para "Rare" suena correcto?
    2/ Para" Tearing through", pensé en "destrozar" o "destruir".

    Que opinan?

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    Inasmuch as "tearing through" in this context means running wildly through the sanctuary as in, "the kids were tearing through the house", what about corriendo violentamente?
    Last edited by vicente; 05-01-2016 at 03:51 PM.
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    Hi Vicente, in the video, the panther isn't really "running wildly", but is building its own path breaking things here and there. Maybe "...que se abre el camino...", what do you think?

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    AH, OK nablym...haha...so he was literally tearing through the jungle.

    "...que se abre el camino..." o "abriendo/haciendo un sendero"
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    Where are all the native speakers when we need them...haha
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    Default Re: Spanish for "tearing through"

    I think they are tearing through the website looking for an answer

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    Very good nablym
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    Some of the definitions of romper are to cut through, smash through, smash down, break down ...etc.

    Maybe romper ... rompiendo el monte para hacer un sendero...que opinas?
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    Romper sounds too extreme i think. Destrozar sounds more accurate to me, but again, I'm not a native spanish speaker. A spanish translator told me "...que se abre el camino haciendo destrozos..."
    I feel like giving up with that one, none of the translations I got were good.

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    Let me check a little further before you give up.


    P.S. OK. A native speaking friend agrees that destrozar will work.

    Other ideas: if you insert "ripping" in place of tearing then "que se rasga a través del santuario" or "fue rasgando un camino a través del santuario"
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