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Cuál sería la traducción de "se medían en" en este pasaje? "en el siglo XIII se medían en esos torneos, mientras en el siglo XX se medían al lomo de sus aviones." Me imagino que podría ser algo como lo siguiente: "in the thirteenth century they sized each other up in jousting, while in the twentieth century they sized each other up in dogfights." O quizás: "in the thirteenth century they sized each other up on horseback, while in the twentieth century they sized each other up from the backs of their planes." No sé cuál sería la mejor opción entre: sized each other up put each other to the test competed in challenged each other Gracias de antemano
Jul 26, 2019 1:21 AM
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Medían. Uno de sus usos es para medir o calcular la fuerza de un contrincante, para calcular o medir la posibilidad de derrotar o ser derrotado.
July 26, 2019
I would go with "to size up", because the expression "se medían" conveys the idea of comparing themselves to each other in a competitive way, to boost their egos (and I'm not criticizing, ha ha ha, I'm just saying, that's how it goes and that's how those games are played). So "to size up" is a good translation. You could also say "in the 13th century they measured (or judged) themselves by how good they did in the tournaments, afterwards, in the 20th century, they did it with dogfights" or "they measured themselves by how good they were in the cockpit of an airplane" or something like that...
July 26, 2019
Torneo = tournament So, “en el siglo XIII se medían en esos torneos” means that they competed in order to know who were the best. In this context, “medían” is not related to measurement but contestants opposition. “en el siglo XX se medían al lomo de sus aviones." As I see, it is related to air planes of the first world war which had the pilot cabin on the loin of the plane. So, imagine a battlle between planes with a pilot cabin on its top where “se medían” could be interpreted as people faighting mounted on the loin of their planes.
July 27, 2019
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