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Spanish term or phrase:timbre fiscal de Bs 50 en lugar de Bs 5
English translation:tax stamp of 5 Bolivars in lieu of a tax stamp of 50 Bolivars
Entered by: Ana Brassara
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15:13 Oct 23, 2007
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Certificates, Diplomas, Licenses, CVs
Spanish term or phrase: en lugar de 5 bolívares
Es un certificado de estudios:

Este documento no surte ningún efecto si no lleva inutilizado un timbre fiscal de Bs 50 en lugar de Bs 5 (Decreto 321 de fecha 24-10-84)

Entiendo lo que quiere decir, pero no estoy segura cómo redactar esa parte: This document shall be void without the tax stamp of 50 Bolivars ...???


Gracias.
Ana Brassara
Local time: 23:48
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Summary of answers provided
4 +5instead of five Bolivars.
Noni Gilbert
4in lieu of 5 bolivarsNikolaj Widenmann
3fifty rather than five BolivarsBrian McDougall


Discussion entries: 6





  

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9 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +5
instead of five Bolivars.


Explanation:
Presuming text is Venezuelan! V strange, because the full sentence would read:

This document is not valid unless it carries an unused tax (duty) stamp of 50 Bolivar face value instead of 5 Bolivars.
Can only presume there is a mistake there, and that the stamp should in fact have been cancelled.

We used to call the currency "Bs", but obviously in a formal context, the correct word would be Bolivar in English (and here the Bs is simply the Spanish abbreviation):

"a 1000 bolivar note " news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=257062007
And in the plural:
"During the exploitation period of 40 years the holder of a concession pays an annual surface tax of two to five *bolivars* per hectare and royalties to the ..." links.jstor.org/sici?sici=0013-0095(194004)16%3A2%3C204%3APITEOV%3E2.0.CO%3B2-T -



Noni Gilbert
Spain
Local time: 04:48
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 36

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Taña Dalglish: Totally agree with you Ace. Un abrazo.
6 mins
  -> Thank you, Taña. Igualmente - Noni!

agree  Yanet
9 mins
  -> Thanks Yanet.

agree  David Hollywood
21 mins
  -> Thanks David.

agree  Elizabeth Medina: Agree, though would sound better to say "null and void" without....
2 hrs
  -> Thanks Elizabeth

agree  Christian Nielsen-Palacios: as a venezuelan, I think this may be a case where the pre-printed "papel oficial" used to cost 5Bs, but the price increased to 50Bs, and therefore requires a cancelled stamp
12 hrs
  -> Thanks Christian
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3 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5
fifty rather than five Bolivars


Explanation:
I think 'instead of' is fine, but 'rather than' sounds a little more formal to me. By the way, I'm not sure 'inutilizado' means not used, but franked.

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Note added at 3 hrs (2007-10-23 18:49:11 GMT)
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P.S. I agree it would be Bolivar if it's used as an adjective.

Brian McDougall
Local time: 21:48
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
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3 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
in lieu of 5 bolivars


Explanation:
In lieu of sounds more formal. Brian's suggestion is also a good option. Also note that currencies are written in lower case.

Nikolaj Widenmann
United States
Local time: 20:48
Native speaker of: Native in DanishDanish, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 26
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