Tradução de "grins down"

Agradecia a tradução dessa passagem. A dúvida está naturalmente no Phrasal verb "GRIN DOWN"

Jake GRINS DOWN at me. But you look very kissable.


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Some little corrections:
a)-thoroughly (in a certain way, just for mnemonic´s sake, -tho_rough_ly.)
b)-Normally the past of of "sit" is "sat" (as a verb), but in the above case Jake and Mattie were seated in front of a bonfire.

What Thomas meant is that one character is in a lower position than the other, and by your further description of the scene Jake is the one.
So, then somebody can safely conclude that Jake is a guy (naturally he is in a higher position, the man is generally taller than the girl and this is the case here.) So, if he grin, he will grin down at her.


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Sometimes prepositions used in English gives further 'hints" of a situation (and let the text more concise), examples if you say:
"he ate" (ele comeu), it doesn´t express much, but if you say "He eat up everything there was in the place." this "eat up" means "ele comeu/limpou tudo que tinha, todas as provisões, toda a comida etc.

If you say "I went home" it means "Eu fui pra casa." Whereas if you say, "My home is just up the street." it means, (in a loose translation of mine) "Minha casa é subindo essa rua (significando que "subindo'' é indo na direção sul.)

In the same vein, "I live near the river" may suggest that it´s close but not much, whereas "I live by the river" may suggest that it´s "close by" (it).

These are nuances of English, those prepositions (and other words and resources) turn the communication more natural, concise and helps to add information to the reader.

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That said, the "down" add to the information that Jake grinned the fact that he grinned from a higher point (sort of), because he is taller or is in a higher place than Mattie.


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Hope it helps.
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It merely means in this context that Jake is higher/taller than you, and he is grinning at you,

It folk tales, the meaning can be quite different. "Davy Crockett grinned down a bear." (Davy Crockett grinned so pleasantly at a bear that the bear surrendered to him."
Sorry, I didn't Thourougly pick up the real meaning of this phrasal verb! Is it something like "bend over"? Its about a couple- Jake and Mattie - sitted in front of a bonefire.