Like the word things.

MaríaRL

New Member
Spanish
Hi, I have a question I can't solve. In this context:

"It makes the world seem smaller. That was all sort of a jumble. Like the word things."

How can I translate it into Spanish? I've chosen: "La palabra justa." Because before they were playing a quiz game in which you have to order some letters to find the answer to a question. (For example: City of Lights? SPIAR. Solution: PARIS.) But I'm not sure at all about it.

Thanks in advance, that's an odd question!
 
  • MaríaRL

    New Member
    Spanish
    Sí, os copio el párrafo completo:

    "It felt good. Talking and knowing someone loved you, that they love you still. Or hearing them. It makes the world seem smaller. That was all sort of a jumble. (Very brief pause.) Like the word things."

    ¡Gracias!
     

    MaríaRL

    New Member
    Spanish
    Hola María, ¿podrías darnos más detalles del contexto? ¿Quién dice la frase y a qué se refiere "it"?
    Gracias
    Hola, hace unos días posteé un mensaje en el que añado la frase entera, ¿sirve de ayuda o copio algo más de texto? ¿Alguna idea de a qué puede referirse? La frase la dice la cuidadora de un hombre que se encuentra en fase terminal, hablando con este.

    ¡Muchas gracias!
     

    maidinbedlam

    Moderanged
    Spanish - Spain
    Gracias por aportar más contexto, María. Aún no queda claro a qué se refiere con "that was all sort of a jumble", pero parece que lo está comparando con el juego anterior.
    "Era todo como un desorden / caos/ mezcla. Como lo de las palabras".

    Esperemos más opiniones.
     

    gengo

    Senior Member
    American English
    "It felt good. Talking and knowing someone loved you, that they love you still. Or hearing them. It makes the world seem smaller. That was all sort of a jumble. (Very brief pause.) Like the word things."

    OK, now the meaning is clearer. The speaker is saying that something mentioned previously was jumbled up (confused), and then compares (likens) that situation to how the letters were jumbled in the word scramble (such as spiar/Paris).

    "Era todo como un desorden / caos / mezcla. Como lo de las palabras".

    That looks good to me.
     
    Top