Posted by: janecronin | June 15, 2011

Bilingual Spanish/English Book – Sid’s Adventures in Spain #17


The general hum of traffic was interspersed with sounding horns, screeching tyres and running engines. Through the door of the café came the noise of a gaming machine and a television set playing pop song videos. At a table next to him there was a large family made up of several loud adults all talking at the same time and two or three small children screaming to make themselves heard. They also had a crying baby who was ignored for a while, and then picked up and cuddled in a noisy, demonstrative manner. As he listened more carefully, Sid also realized he could hear the waves of the sea just a few metres away and some dogs barking in the distance.

En el sonido general del tráfico se mezclaban los cláxones, ruedas que chirrían y motores encendidos. Por la puerta del bar venía el sonido de una máquina tragaperras y una televisión emitiendo videoclips de música pop. En la mesa de al lado había una familia grande formada por un grupo de varios adultos ruidosos todos hablando a la vez y dos o tres niños gritando para hacerse oír. También había un bebé llorando al que ignoraron durante un rato, y luego lo cogieron y calmaron de forma ruidosa y afectuosa. Mientras escuchaba con más atención, Sid se dio cuenta de que podía oír las olas del mar a unos metros de distancia y algunos perros ladrando a lo lejos.

 

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