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Old April 26, 2010, 06:22 AM
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Corredor de fondo

I have just read that the short story "The Loneliness of a Long Distance Runner" is translated "La soledad de un corredor de fondo"
I have never heard the term corredor de fondo before, and wonder if this is the most common term for long distance runner. Can de fondo be used in other terms as well like camionero de fondo?
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I have just read that the short story "The Loneliness of a Long Distance Runner" is translated "La soledad de un corredor de fondo"
I have never heard the term corredor de fondo before, and wonder if this is the most common term for long distance runner. Can de fondo be used in other terms as well like camionero de fondo?
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Right - "...de fondo" means "giving it all you've got.".
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Right - "...de fondo" means "giving it all you've got.".
No Hermit, probably you're confusing it with " a fondo"
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"De fondo" is used in sports where a great effort is needed. So you can hear about "esquí de fondo", "corredor de fondo", "ciclismo de fondo" (in front of "pruebas contrarreloj") or "nadador de fondo" (que no quiere decir "el fondo de la piscina" ).
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Nunca había escuchado de los demás usos. Debe ser porque noy soy deportista.
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