withdraw into a lonely shell

Josep Sendra

New Member
Catalan & Spanish-Spain
'He may become more authoritarian or withdraw into a lonely shell, protecting what little he has left'
I do know it is an idiom meaning stop communicating with other people, but has anybody a good translation into spanish?
 
  • nanel

    Senior Member
    Spanish - Spain
    A mí me parece que se puede traducir literalmente sin problemas.

    Puede volverse más autoritario o recluirse en su solitaria concha (¿Te gustá más "encerrarse en sí mismo"?), protegiendo lo poco que le queda.
     

    pejeman

    Senior Member
    'He may become more authoritarian or withdraw into a lonely shell, protecting what little he has left'
    I do know it is an idiom meaning stop communicating with other people, but has anybody a good translation into spanish?

    Puede volverse más autoritario o enconcharse y proteger lo poco que le queda.

    enconcharse.


    1. prnl. Dicho de una persona: Meterse en su concha, retraerse.

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