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16:18 Apr 4, 2002
English to Spanish translations [PRO]
English term or phrase: make-work scheme/catching snails/counting deer droppings
Already, unemployment has reached a record high, and the government has introduced make-work schemes such as catching snails and counting deer droppings.
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Summary of answers provided
5 +1planes ficticios para aumentar el (número de) empleo(la tasa de empleo) (las estadísticas de empleo)JH Trads
4 +1...planes de creación de puestos de trabajo como cazadore de caracoles y contadores de cagarrutas...
Ramón Solá
4PLANES DE CREACCI'ON DE EMPLEO INNECESARIO COMO CONTAR CARACOLES O..
MIGUEL JIMENEZ


  

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3 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5 peer agreement (net): +1
planes ficticios para aumentar el (número de) empleo(la tasa de empleo) (las estadísticas de empleo)


Explanation:
agarrar caracoles / contar los excrementos de los venados

es decir trabajos absurdos pero que hacen creer que baja el paro/desempleo

espero te ayude


    nat Sp, exp bus.
JH Trads
United States
Local time: 04:56
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish, Native in FrenchFrench
PRO pts in pair: 2060

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agree  Maria Pelletta: tasa de empleo me gusta... lo del paro es español solamente me parece, mejor desempleo, es mas universal
19 hrs
  -> gracias two worlds, lo de paro efectivamente se usa sólo en España :-)
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PLANES DE CREACCI'ON DE EMPLEO INNECESARIO COMO CONTAR CARACOLES O..


Explanation:
MIGUEL

MIGUEL JIMENEZ
Local time: 05:56
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in pair: 320
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...planes de creación de puestos de trabajo como cazadore de caracoles y contadores de cagarrutas...


Explanation:
...de ciervo/venado...

Si, como sospecho, el excremento de venado es como el del chivo/la cabra, entonces se llama cagarruta.

HTH...

Ramón Solá
Local time: 04:56
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in pair: 3952

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Manuel Cedeño Berrueta: Hacía tiempo que no oía/leía la palabrita cagarruta.
3 days7 hrs
  -> Según cierto heterodoxo teólogo, así también se derrama la Gracia del Señor...
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