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Old March 10, 2011, 08:17 PM
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Question Lift off the tarmac

Understanding "tarmac" as "asphalt" I take this expression can be used when a plane takes off.

"Despegar" or "Despegar de la pista" may be a decent translation.

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Understanding "tarmac" as "asphalt" I take this expression can be used when a plane takes off.

"Despegar" or "Despegar de la pista" may be a decent translation.

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...se despegó del asfalto?
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Old March 11, 2011, 02:50 AM
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As a child I lived on a small airfield where my father was a pilot. The landing strip, la pista was 'the tarmac'.
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se levantó del asfalto....
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"Despegó de la pista"

Y en lo posible reemplazar "pista" por la palabra que se usa en la jerga de los pilotos de la misma nacionalidad que el público de destino. Si el público es todo el orbe hispano probablemente no exista una palabra con tal alcance.
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Gracias a todos por las contribuciones.
Estoy ya un poquito más listo para despegar.
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Encontré dos familias de ejemplos: una en la que "lift off the tarmac" es simplemente despegar de la pista en el sentido de levantar o alzar vuelo -aunque hay quien se resiste a utilizar estas formas-, y otros casos en que se refiere a "elevarse perdiendo contacto con el pavimento". Hay un relato de espantoso choque de los aviones de KLM y Pan Am que lo usa aparentemente en este sentido.
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Gracias, Alec, vos siempre minucioso y concienzudo.
(En mi contexto, donde lo necesito, lo usan en sentido metafórico, así que con todos estos datos mi traducción funcionará...)
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