How pushy are you?
Here’s a conundrum I have come across, and I hope some of you translators out there can help me come up with a satisfactory solution.
How do you translate ‘pushy‘ into Spanish? As in ‘he is a very pushy kind of person’.
And don’t give me ‘empujante‘ cos you know that just ain’t gonna work!
Look it up in a dictionary and you get the following suggestions: agresivo, avasallador, prepotente, muy insistente, muy incisivo, pesado, molesto
– I don’t think any of the above are really satisfactory.
If you look up prepotente for example, you will find it means ill-disposed, indisposed, hostile, disinclined, averse or even arrogant. Someone on a forum entry even described it as being a ‘jerk‘.
Alguien prepotente generalmente te responde mal, te levanta la voz, y responde a tus bromas de manera un poco violenta
Now, correct me if I am wrong, but I don’t think someone who is pushy is necessarily a jerk. He/she may be slightly arrogant, but I don’t think that puts across the full meaning either.
So, any suggestions out there?