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la voce....le si soffoca dentro

Discussion in 'Italian-English' started by calau, Feb 14, 2013.

  1. calau Senior Member

    naples - madrid
    italy italian
    Hello, everybody.
    Problems with this sentence:
    It is the action of a screenplay; the character is half asleep and tries to screem, but

    [FONT=&amp] La voce non le esce, allora tenta di gridare più forte, ma le si soffoca dentro, nel petto.[/FONT]

    My try, though not convincing:

    No sound comes out so she tries louder, but still it chocks back in her chest;
    Thanks a lot
    Last edited: Feb 14, 2013
  2. Lazzini

    Lazzini Senior Member

    I would say something like:

    She tries to scream, but can't. She tries again, harder, but the scream dies in her chest.
  3. calau Senior Member

    naples - madrid
    italy italian
    Thanks a lot
    Why do you use harder instead of louder?
  4. Lazzini

    Lazzini Senior Member

    We talk about trying hard to do something.

    As she failed to make a sound, it couldn't really be louder, but in fact louder would be quite OK here in my view. I don't think we need worry about strict logic.

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