que a simple vista no se ve

Discussion in 'Spanish-English Vocabulary / Vocabulario Español-Inglés' started by CincoDeMayo, Jan 29, 2009.

  1. CincoDeMayo Senior Member

    Mountain View, CA
    English - USA
    En las letras de canta de Juliete: "Algo esta cambiando".

    Que significa la frase:"que a simple vista no se ve"

    Pienso que es algo como: "simply seeing is not enough" pero yo no seguro.

    El verso en todo es:
    "pero aunque quiero no lo se
    siempre hay algo mas
    que a simple visto no se ve"

    Beaucoup Gracias

  2. aztlaniano

    aztlaniano Senior Member

    Lavapiestán, Madrid
    English (Aztlán, US sector)
    Not readily apparent.

    But although I want to, I don't know
    There is always something more
    That's not there on the surface
  3. Innergod Member

    Mexico City
    Mexican Spanish
    To see something "a simple vista" means to see somethin without paying much attention. Could be:

    There's always something more
    that you can't see at simple sight.
  4. Maurix

    Maurix New Member

    Buenos Aires
    Español de Argentina
    I think "a simple vista" has an equivalent in english "with naked eyes" or something like that.

    "a simple vista" is an expression that indicates a superficial way of seeing things, without details.

    My try:

    "Though I want, I don´t know,
    there's something more beyond,
    that with naked eyes you can´t see"

    Let me know if you found the phrase inapropiate, or if it doesn't sound right to you.
  5. CincoDeMayo Senior Member

    Mountain View, CA
    English - USA
    I get it now. Makes sense to me.
    Thanks so much to all to everyone!

    By the way, I have become a great Juliete Venegas fan since first hearing her song "El Presente" a week ago. Is she popular throughout Spanish speaking counrties. I know she is from Mexico. ¡Viva Mexico!

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