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ordenar y valorar

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What does the expression "ordenar y valorar" mean>

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updated AGO 20, 2008
posted by Adrian-Brian

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James said:

I meant to add that valorar here seems to me to mean "pricing," that is, if it's a used book store, the man probably has a pile of books that he has to sort and put prices on. So the only change I might make to Natasha's excellent translation would be "...to be sorted and priced." That, and adding a comma in "a slick, false smile."

Of course, why didn't I think of that? "sorted and priced" sounds much better.

updated AGO 20, 2008
posted by Natasha
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I meant to add that valorar here seems to me to mean "pricing," that is, if it's a used book store, the man probably has a pile of books that he has to sort and put prices on. So the only change I might make to Natasha's excellent translation would be "...to be sorted and priced." That, and adding a comma in "a slick, false smile."

updated AGO 20, 2008
posted by 00bacfba
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Natasha said:

You may find this discussion interesting:

<http://forum.wordreference.com/showthread.php't=948351>

Anyway, here is what I get out of it:

He regretted that Fermin could not be there, because he was well acustomed to freeing himself from the peddlers of camphor and junk that occasionally came to the bookstore. The visitor threw me a slick false smile, randomly picking up a book from a pile I had for sorting and assessing near the entrance.

Nice job, Natasha!

updated AGO 20, 2008
posted by 00bacfba
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You may find this discussion interesting:

<http://forum.wordreference.com/showthread.php't=948351>

Anyway, here is what I get out of it:

He regretted that Fermin could not be there, because he was well acustomed to freeing himself from the peddlers of camphor and junk that occasionally came to the bookstore. The visitor threw me a slick false smile, randomly picking up a book from a pile I had for sorting and assessing near the entrance.

updated AGO 20, 2008
posted by Natasha
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Please excuse the delay in my response. The term is from a sentence in the book "La sombra del viento" by Carlos Ruiz Zafón.

Lamenté que Fermín no estuviese allí, porque él tenía la mano rota para librarse de los viajantes de alcanfores y morralla que ocasionalmente se colaban en la librería. El visitante me brindó su sonrisa grasienta y falsa, cogiendo al azar un tomo de una pila por ordenar y valorar que había junto a la entrada.

updated AGO 20, 2008
posted by Adrian-Brian
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This can only be aswered with context.

updated AGO 20, 2008
posted by 00494d19
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Ordenar, to put in some sort of order, and valorar to appreaciate. I hope this helps.

Elsa

updated AGO 20, 2008
posted by Elsa
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