How does one translate the phrase, “on screen” into Spanish? Is the below sentence an appropriate attempt?

Por pudor nunca besaría en la pantalla. Out of modesty, she would never kiss on screen.

  • I do not know how to translate out of modesty but you can drop "en" and put only "besaría la pantalla". – AlexBcn Apr 4 '14 at 12:35
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    Won’t “besaría la pantalla” indicate “kissing the screen” itself instead of the intended “kissing ON screen”? – TheLearner Apr 4 '14 at 12:38
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    Now I have understood it. I thought you were saying to kiss on screen as to kiss directly over the screen, if it is an scene it is different. – AlexBcn Apr 4 '14 at 12:58

The correct translation is

Por pudor nunca besaría en pantalla

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  • To expand on this, it is similar to english: en pantalla=on screen= while being filmed, en LA pantalla= on the screen=while on (top of?) the screen, literally – spiral Jan 8 '15 at 11:37
  • en LA pantalla note the la – Emilio Gort Jan 8 '15 at 15:59

A literal translation of that phrase would depend of the context

If it's about a movie, the phrase would be changed to something more specific Por pudor nunca besaría frente a las cámaras. Out of modesty, she would never kiss in front of the cameras.

If it's about kissing your screen(tv, monitor) Por pudor nunca besaría la pantalla. Out of modesty, she would never kiss the screen.

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