fantoche

meisey

Member
United States, English
Hello,

I'm translating an Argentine play into English. I cannot find this word anywhere.

"que aventura un gesto de fantoche justiciero"

I've also been told it is similar to pulcinella, but I can't find that word either. Thanks.
 
  • ErOtto

    Senior Member
    Bilingual: Spanish (Spain) / German (Germany)
    Hola meisey

    fantoche.
    (Del fr. fantoche).

    1. m. Persona grotesca y desdeñable.
    2. m. Sujeto neciamente presumido.
    3. m. Persona vestida o maquillada de forma estrafalaria.
    4. m. Muñeco grotesco frecuentemente movido por medio de hilos.



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    Juan Carlos Garling

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    Spanish Chile/Argentina
    Hello,

    I'm translating an Argentine play into English. I cannot find this word anywhere.

    "que aventura un gesto de fantoche justiciero"

    I've also been told it is similar to pulcinella, but I can't find that word either. Thanks.
    In the context, ErOtto's leads would best apply :
    1. m. Persona grotesca y desdeñable.
    2. m. Sujeto neciamente presumido.

    A foolish, grotesque show-off posing as avenger.
     

    meisey

    Member
    United States, English
    I think the first one is best as well. I'm not sure about what word to use in English for it though. Another place it's used in the text is:
    "Ella mira con un gesto de extrañeza dolorosa al fantoche humano que le pide placer"
     
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