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a dark thread from white

Discussion in 'Spanish-English Vocabulary / Vocabulario Español-Inglés' started by Indy_Paris, Oct 1, 2013.

  1. Indy_Paris Senior Member

    Spain, Spanish

    Estoy empezando un libro y en las tres primeras líneas me encuentro con a dark thread of white, ¿sabe alguien qué significa esto?

    Five a.m. Too early to eat. There is hardly any light, perhaps just enough to distinguis a dark thread of white, but Kawsar washes her face in the basin inside her bathroom, runs an caday over her teeth and slips...

    Muchas gracias de antemano.
  2. simonitov Senior Member

    Hampshire, UK
    English - British
    Según lo que entiendo, hay justo lo bastante luz como para distinguir un hilo blanco que parece oscuro por la falta de luz.
  3. jtison New Member

    Connecticut, USA
    US English
    I think the author probably speaks a dialect of English in which 'of' can replace 'from', so I'd say this:

    Is that any better?
  4. Indy_Paris Senior Member

    Spain, Spanish
    Muchas gracias por vuestra ayuda, me habéis aclarado la idea.

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