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2 months ago

Barbara R. Cochran, MFA  See profile asked this question:

Language pair:

Spanish > English

Subject:

General

Level of diffculty:

Easy / medium

Word or term in question:

un recodo tallado en la madera

Context:

Erik, indiferente a todos, se dirigió al timón arrastrando a la chica tras él, el timonel llevaba demasiadas horas sin reemplazo, normalmente, le hubiera sustituido mucho antes, pero ella lo había distraído. Era raro en él, porque todos sus marineros sabían que, antes de cualquier mujer, estaba su drakkar. Detrás del timón había un recodo tallado en la madera que se podía utilizar como asiento, e hizo que Yvette se sentara allí porque no pensaba dejar que se escapara de su vista ni un momento, después de lo ocurrido.

 

 

The answer of exegete  See profile was rated best

a recess carved in the wood

My comment:

or "a nook carved in the wood" but that sounds too large for a wooden boat, maybe.

My references:

https://es.thefreedictionary.com/recodo

"recodo = recoveco"

=> https://www.wordreference.com/es/en/translation.asp?spen=recoveco

"recoveco SM
1 [de calle etc] turn, bend
2 ***(en casa) nook, odd corner***"

=> https://www.wordreference.com/enfr/nook

"nook" in French: "recoin", but also "renfoncement".

=> https://www.cnrtl.fr/definition/renfoncement/substantif

"renfoncement: ***ARCHIT. Évidement [= "recodo tallado"] de faible profondeur dans l'épaisseur de quelque chose*** [= "en la madera"]. Ex.: Le renfoncement d'un caisson."

=> https://www.wordreference.com/fren/renfoncement

"renfoncement (= creux): recess, nook"

=> https://www.thefreedictionary.com/recess

"a recess: a small hollow; an alcove; a receding part or space, as an alcove in a room."

https://www.thefreedictionary.com/nook

"nook: 1. A small corner, alcove, or recess, especially one in a large room."
IMAGES:

recess (in) architecture:

https://duckduckgo.com/?q=recess+architecture&iar=images&iax=images&ia=images

a nook:

https://duckduckgo.com/?q=a+nook&iar=images&iax=images&ia=images

= mostly alcoves...