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an intense desire to recover the feeling that we once enjoyed
- once (ever)

un intenso deseo de recuperar la sensación que alguna vez disfrutamos
- alguna vez

The problem is that that "home" is idealized
- to idealize

El problema es que esa casa está idealizada.
- idealizar

the gigantic blue whale
- gigantic (not "gigante")
- the whale

la gigantesca ballena azul
- gigantesco/a
- la ballena

when the conditions of expulsion and attraction line up

cuando se dan las condiciones de expulsión y atracción

the great-grandfather
the great-grandmother

el bisabuelo
la bisabuela

and along with the gratitude there is a yearning/longing
- along with (next to, together with)

y junto al agredicimento hay una añoranza
- junto a

(context: Mexican sauces)
Those that before barely made me blink, now would make me cry.
- to blink
- now (today)

(el contexto: las salsas mexicanas)
Esas que antes apenas me hacían parpadear, hoy me harían llorar.
- parpadear
- hoy

the community (not "la comunidad")

la colectividad

The formula didn't come off completely.
- to come off, i.e., to work

La fórmula no caujó por completo.
- cuajar

And choosing one of its coasts, the outskirts.
- the coast (the shore)
- the periphery, the outskirts (not "las afueras")

Y escoger una de sus orillas, la periferia.
- la orilla
- la periferia (emphasis on "fe") (2)

a meticulous combination of terms
- meticulous (careful)
- the combination (sum)

una cuidadosa suma de términos: portocubanomexicanoamericano
- cuidadoso
- la suma

to recite
the recitation

la recitación

the audacity

audaz (m/f)
la audacia

It was less than a minute.

No pasó del minuto.

the small groups of white supremacists
- the small group, the splinter group

los grupúsculos de supremacistas blancos
- el grupúsculo

How to take away the credit from those that feed us?

¿Cómo quitarles el crédito a los que nos dan de comer?

They couldn't grasp that ...
lit: it didn't fit in the heads of theirs that ...

No les cabía en la cabeza que ...

the contribution (not "la contribución")

la aportación

to my critics
- the critic

a mis críticos
- el crítico, la crítica

the resistance

la resistencia

the tearful children
- tearful

los niños llorosos
- lloroso/a

the sympathizer, the supporter

el,la simpatizante (2)



in an isolated spot in Texas
- the spot, the place

en un aislado paraje de Texas
- el paraje

m/He refused to shake my hand. He didn't even want to touch me.

Él no me quiso dar la mano. No quería ni siquiera tocarme.

I can't understand it.
- to understand (not "entender" or "comprender")

No me lo explico.
- explicarse

What do you mean by that? Explain yourself!
- to explain oneself

¿Qué quiere decir con eso? ¡Explíquese!
- explicarse

Jennifer's face gets more and more serious.
- more and more (not "cada vez más")

El rostro de Jénifer se pone más y más serio.
- más y más

There is not even the smallest chance.
- the chance

No existe ni la más pequeña chance.
- la chance (L.A.)

How'd it go in the afternoon? :: Same as the morning or worse.

¿Cómo te ha ido por la tarde? :: Igual por la mañana o peor.