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  1. Parbr1 Senior Member

    Canada
    Canada and English
    Hola,
    Estoy buscando una palabra equivalente para "Narizón".
    Segun un sitio que he encontrado, en México se utiliza esta palabra para indicar que alguien tiene una gran nariz.
    Se puede traducir eso en inglés como: Proboscis? o simplemente big-nosed?
     
  2. Jeromed Banned

    USA, English
    big-nosed
    big-snouted
     
  3. scotu Senior Member

    Paradise: LaX.Nay.Mex.
    Chicago English
    big-nosed works well

    also schnoz and honker
     
  4. Moritzchen Senior Member

    Los Angeles, CA
    Spanish, USA
    Schnozzy, beezery.
     
  5. Parbr1 Senior Member

    Canada
    Canada and English
    Hola a todos y muchas gracias por todas las sugerencias y los sinónimos.
    Could there be anything more poetic and formal sounding or is Narizón more in the vulgar spirit of things?
     
  6. Jeromed Banned

    USA, English
    Narizón is in the objective spirit of things.
    Narigudo is more formal-sounding.
     
  7. Moritzchen Senior Member

    Los Angeles, CA
    Spanish, USA
    Sorry, there's nothing poetic about "narigón" or "narizón".
     
  8. scotu Senior Member

    Paradise: LaX.Nay.Mex.
    Chicago English
    I think Cyrano de Bergerac would disagree with you and Edmond Rostand more so.
     
  9. Parbr1 Senior Member

    Canada
    Canada and English
    Thanks for clarifying the tone of the word in question. Of course narigudo would be the most conventional form to use.
    The thing is that this is a poetic device in the following context:
    "Narizón y delgado, que nada turbe tu corazón y que dios
    Me lo bendiga mialma..."
    So to translate it I had to lose that rhyme as follows:
    Big-nosed and thin, may nothing unsettle your heart and may god
    Bless you my dear...
     
  10. Moritzchen Senior Member

    Los Angeles, CA
    Spanish, USA
    I don´t see why, being that Cyrano is described in Spanish as "narigudo".
     
  11. scotu Senior Member

    Paradise: LaX.Nay.Mex.
    Chicago English
    The point is that both writers made poetry/prose out of big noses.
     
  12. Moritzchen Senior Member

    Los Angeles, CA
    Spanish, USA
    OK
     

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