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DailyWord April 28, 2008 04:15 AM

Puerta
 
This is a discussion thread for the Daily Spanish Word for April 28, 2008

puerta -feminine noun (la), door. Look up puerta in the dictionary

La puerta está entreabierta.
The door is cracked open.

Alfonso April 28, 2008 04:20 AM

La apertura pol├*tica del franquismo durante los a├▒os sesenta abri├│ las puertas al turismo.

Tomisimo April 28, 2008 01:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Alfonso (Post 7283)
La apertura pol├*tica del franquismo durante los a├▒os sesenta abri├│ las puertas al turismo.

That translates literally into English as well.

The political openness of General Franco's regime during the 60s opened the doors to tourism.

Aunque no estoy seguro que traduje bien "apertura pol├*tica".

poli April 28, 2008 02:23 PM

I don't think the Franco era was famed for openess, but in the 1970's
toward the end of his 35 year (more of less 35 years) reign, things started
to open up a little. I assume it was something like Glasnost in the final days of the Soviet Union. When the generalissimo died, things really
started to change.

Poli

Tomisimo April 28, 2008 02:54 PM

So maybe a better translation would be:

The [downfall/weakening/political decline] of General Franco's regime during the 70s opened the doors to tourism.

Alfonso April 28, 2008 04:36 PM

Hey, I wasn't speaking about the 70's when Franco was about to die, but about the 60's when Spain, although it was a dictatorial regime, started opening up to tourism and many Spanish migrants sent money and pictures showing beautiful Swedish girls to their families and friends. This period is known as Apertura pol├*tica de los a├▒os sesenta. I guess political openness translates it pretty well.

Tomisimo April 28, 2008 06:36 PM

You should say: This period is known as Apertura pol├*tica...

Maybe the best translation would be:

The political [opening up/relaxation] of General Franco's regime during the 60s opened the doors to tourism.

or something like:

The relaxation of the political restrictions of General Franco's regime during the 60s opened the doors to tourism.
During the 60s General Franco's political restrictions were relaxed, opening the doors to tourism.

Alfonso April 28, 2008 06:43 PM

Those are great translations, David. Thanks a lot for them and for your correction!


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