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2 months ago

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

Language pair:

Spanish > English



Level of diffculty:

Easy / medium

Word or term in question:

encorvada como una espiga tronchada


Largo rato permaneció Marta sentada al borde de la cama, junto al cadaver de su compañera, apretándose las sienes con las manos, encorvada como una espiga tronchada y con la mirada clavada en el pecho exánime de Tinay.



The answer of plaisirsdelavie  See profile was rated best

stooping over like an ear of corn hanging from its stalk

My comment:

I prefer stooping to leaning as it sounds less intentional: her grief is weighing down on her.