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Ámbito as defined by the Real Academia Española: ámbito. (Del lat. ambĭtus). m. Contorno o perímetro de un espacio o lugar. m. Espacio comprendido dentro de límites determinados. m. Espacio ideal configurado por las cuestiones y los problemas de una o varias actividades o disciplinas relacionadas entre sí. Esto pertenece al ámbito de ...


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Here, I would understand cristal as a crystal made surface that give poorer reflections than a mirror. Think when you look through a window and see your reflection on the glass. I do not dare to give an English translation. On the other hand, I think the phrase Not without bitter logic has a subtle different meaning. He says that he feels bitterness, but it ...


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My Larousse Gran Diccionario does in fact give mirror as one sense, but of the other senses, glass, window pane, or lens (or a pair of spectacles) might also fit: cristal nm   -1. Esp (material) glass; el suelo está lleno de cristales there's glass all over the floor q cristal ahumado smoked glass; cristal blindado bullet-proof glass; cristal ...


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Literally, ámbito can be translated as context. The cat owns its own world, inaccessible like a dream. Those English renderings seem quite correct to me.


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My books (that don't know I exist) are as much a part of me as this face of temples grey and grey eyes that vainly I seek through the glasses and that I retrace with concave hand. Not without some bitter logic I think that the essential words that express myself are in their pages which know not who I am, not in those I have written. Better that way. The ...


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The translation I would have rendered for "ámbito cerrado" is a "closed system." But your "closed circle" is more than adequate, and actually more poetic.



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