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17:44 Mar 13, 2008
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English to Spanish translations [PRO]
Law/Patents - Law (general)
English term or phrase: rag
Rag and paper collecting

No person shall engage in the occupation of paper or rag collecting or general junking on foot, or by handcart, automobile or other vehicle, before the hour of 7:30 a.m. or after the hour of 5:30 p.m.
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Local time: 16:49
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Summary of answers provided
4 +4trapo
JaneTranslates
5trapos / andrajos / haraposMaria Kisic
4 +1trapo(s)
Mariana T. Buttermilch
5trapo
Cesar Serrano


  

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4 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5
trapo


Explanation:
trapo

Cesar Serrano
United States
Local time: 12:49
Specializes in field
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in category: 58
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4 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +1
trapo(s)


Explanation:
Me parece que se refiere a esto!

Mariana T. Buttermilch
Argentina
Local time: 16:49
Native speaker of: Spanish
PRO pts in category: 16

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Egmont
1 hr
  -> Gracias Alberto!
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6 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5
trapos / andrajos / harapos


Explanation:
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Maria Kisic
Local time: 15:49
Specializes in field
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in category: 70
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5 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +4
trapo


Explanation:
In some places, scraps of cloth (particularly cotton or wool) can be recycled. People collect them from garbage and sell them, much as aluminum cans are collected and sold in many places.

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Note added at 6 mins (2008-03-13 17:51:52 GMT)
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Mariana is right to point out that in the translation, you would certainly use a plural form.

JaneTranslates
Puerto Rico
Local time: 15:49
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 16

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  José Alberto Ruiz Pérez
8 mins
  -> Gracias, Alberto.

agree  Cecilia Nalborczyk: Merriam Webster: a waste piece of cloth
20 mins
  -> That's it! Thanks, Cecilia.

agree  Egmont: Too!
1 hr
  -> Thanks too! AVRVM. Too bad we'll never know what answer the asker found elsewhere.

agree  Jaimie Boyd
2 hrs
  -> Thank you, Jaimie.
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