Does he feel catharsis during moments like this?

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  1. OverTheMemories

    OverTheMemories Senior Member

    Florence
    Italian
    Salve a tutti, sto cercando di tradurre la frase da titolo. Il contesto è questo: durante un processo divino (si tiene all'inferno), un membro dell'accusa ( prosecutor ) cerca di convincere il giudice a congelare per l'eternità in un blocco di ghiaccio l'imputato ( defendant ), continuando a parlare ripetutamente. ( Tutto questo dopo che un testimone è morto ) Il giudice decide allora di congelare all'istante il membro dell'accusa, e pronuncia la frase:

    Does he feel catharsis during moments like this?

    Un mio possibile tentativo di traduzione potrebbe essere "Prova la catarsi in momenti come questo?" --> Chiaramente ho usato una traduzione letterale, anche se sospetto (non sono riuscito a trovare niente a riguardo) che feel catharsis sia legato al parlare troppo, e quindi abbia una traduzione diversa. Ho fornito questa perché lo impongono le regole del forum.

    Grazie!
     
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  2. rrose17

    rrose17 Senior Member

    Montreal
    Canada, English
    Is this from a book? A movie? A television series? It could be me but it seems like a very odd phrase or use of the word catharsis here. Just to be clear it is the judge who is referring to the prosecutor? More likely, in my opinion would have been "Do moments like this feel cathartic for/to him?". But this would imply that the prosecutor gets frozen in a block of ice for eternity on a regular basis. Or something like it. o_O :confused:
     
  3. Paulfromitaly

    Paulfromitaly MODerator

    Brescia (Italy)
    Italian
    Or maybe, once again, it's not written by native speakers?
     
  4. OverTheMemories

    OverTheMemories Senior Member

    Florence
    Italian
    Yeah, that's it, it's not written for sure by a native speaker if that could be useful in any way. To answer rrose17, this is taken from a movie actually, and the judge is addressing the prosecutor. He will not be get frozen for eternity cause he appears again later in the movie.
     
  5. Paulfromitaly

    Paulfromitaly MODerator

    Brescia (Italy)
    Italian
    IF?
    We have asked you many times to tell us when a text is not written by native speakers, but you seem to always forget it.
     
  6. OverTheMemories

    OverTheMemories Senior Member

    Florence
    Italian
    I share this account with my brother, I don't remember to have ever read of it but from now on I'll keep that in mind.
     
  7. london calling Senior Member

    SALERNO, ITALY
    UK ENGLISH
    Absolute nonsense in English.
     

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