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    aching with emotion

    I'm having a slight problem with translating the expression aching with emotion, simply because I can't seem to find a good Swedish match for it (I understand that it doesn't necessarily have to be a physical ache). Could someone elaborate on this?

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    Re: aching with emotion

    It's that sense of intense longing you have when you see something you really desire.

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    Re: aching with emotion

    Quote Originally Posted by Caorthine View Post
    I'm having a slight problem with translating the expression aching with emotion, simply because I can't seem to find a good Swedish match for it (I understand that it doesn't necessarily have to be a physical ache). Could someone elaborate on this?
    More than that. It can't be - unless the emotion is a trigger for neuralgia! I know no Swedish, so can't suggest any options, but there must be some idiom that refers to extreme, distressing, and persistent emotion.

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    Re: aching with emotion

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    It's that sense of intense longing you have when you see something you really desire.

    And what if it's not a sense of longing, but rather the result of many different feelings experienced during a short space of time, not just a longing for someone, but also other feelings such as shame, sorrow etc., combined with e.g. love, and similar ones? Feelings that have led to fatigue, and tears and such?

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    Re: aching with emotion

    Good point - and I have been trying to remember how I felt with these emotions.

    I have concluded that intense sorrow has a more painful effect, usually with a more directly physical response, and that "aching with emotion" to me implies a deep longing for something, often inexpressible in its nature.

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