I want to translate this sentence into Spanish:

The term Oedipus complex explains the emotions and ideas that the mind keeps in the unconscious, via dynamic repression, that concentrates upon a child's desire to have sexual relations with the parent of the opposite sex .

My attempt:

El término "complejo de Edipo" explica las emociones e ideas que la mente mantiene en el inconsciente , a través de la represión dinámica que se concentra en el deseo de un niño para tener relaciones sexuales con el progenitor del sexo opuesto.

Is my translation correct?

Thank you.

  • 1
    Yes it sounds good. Some extra commas or dots would help reading it out loud! Oct 25 '15 at 18:47
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    10/10. I think is perfect. Oct 25 '15 at 21:12

I would say "... que se concentra en el deseo de un niño de tener relaciones ...".

One reference I've found to support the use of "de": Deseo sexual

I believe using "para" indicates "for whom", more than "with". As in "en el deseo de un niño de salud para su padre"

  • Thanks. Is using para incorrect?
    – keramus
    Oct 25 '15 at 18:53
  • Yes. "para" is not correct in your context. You should use "de". Guiseppe's explanation and examples are correct.
    – DGaleano
    Oct 26 '15 at 13:21

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