|Portuguese to English translations [PRO]|
Bus/Financial - Real Estate
|Portuguese term or phrase: emblemático|
|A common problem for me and I have never satisfactorily come up with a solution. Specific sentence at the moment is:|
"Um dos edíficios mais emblemáticos da Baixa de Lisboa"
Would like something pithy that sounds like real English rather than just making do with "renowned" or "emblematic."
Like you, Catarina, I've frequently had problems with this word. Sometimes, authors use it to mean typical/characteristic; at other times, outstanding/atypical. A word that perhaps sums up the sense of being characteristic and also standng out above the crowd is 'iconic'.
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|Yes, lexical. This is the best answer. Sometimes to me though it seems that iconic ought to reserved for more outstanding things...though perhaps this is also the case with emblemático and the problem is really over- and inappropriate use of emblemático. Thanks for reminding me of this great option.|
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