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00:32 Jan 15, 2010
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Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Law/Patents - Certificates, Diplomas, Licenses, CVs / Salvardoran Marriage Certificate
Spanish term or phrase: de oficios domésticos
I know that this term has been listed in the forum already, and that the translation was rendered as “housewife.” Unfortunately, in that case, the term was applied to the mother of the subject of a birth certificate; in this case, the term applies to an as yet unmarried woman. Here is the context: XXXXXXX y XXXXXXX, el primero soltero, agricultor en pequeño….., la segunda soltera, DE OFICIOS DOMÉSTICOS, de dieciséis años de edad, originaria y vecina de esta villa de Nacionalidad Salvardoreña…contrajeron matrimonio..." She’s not a housewife yet, you see, just a girl who stays home and helps around the house, I would imagine. It is a very small town, so I don't think she's a maid. Any ideas?
Kathleen Shelly
Local time: 18:17


Summary of answers provided
3 +3maidWTSTranslations
4 +2a domestic worker
Daniel Greuel
4homemaker
Claudia Hoepelman
4maid, housekeeper
mibv04
4Housekeepermonicadc74
4in domestic servicexxxmediamatrix
3household employee / household workertristar


Discussion entries: 7





  

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2 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): +3
maid


Explanation:
She is probably a maid or live-in maid hired by a family to do house chores.

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WTSTranslations
United States
Local time: 16:17
Native speaker of: Native in DanishDanish, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 26

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Leonardo Lamarche: agree.
5 mins

agree  xxxmediamatrix: This is entirely consistant with the context of a 16-year old girl in El Salvador - regardless of the size of the town.
9 mins

agree  eski
16 mins
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9 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5
household employee / household worker


Explanation:
This is the definition used for tax purposes, and it may fit also here

tristar
Local time: 01:17
Native speaker of: Native in HebrewHebrew
PRO pts in category: 3
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9 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +2
a domestic worker


Explanation:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Domestic_worker

Daniel Greuel
United States
Local time: 17:17
Works in field
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in category: 3

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Jessica Noyes: This covers it, whether or not she is employed, or just works around her own home.
11 mins
  -> Thanks, Jessica.

agree  Simon Charass: Yes, it covers everything and in this case the term refers to the occupation of the spouse.
1 hr
  -> Thanks, Simon.
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9 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
Housekeeper


Explanation:
house·keep·er (houskpr)
n.
1. One who is employed to perform or direct the domestic tasks in a household.
2. A housewife.
3. An employee of an establishment, such as a hospital, inn, or hotel, who performs or coordinates housekeeping tasks.

monicadc74
United States
Local time: 17:17
Native speaker of: Native in CatalanCatalan, Native in SpanishSpanish

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
disagree  xxxmediamatrix: 'housekeeper' implies a person of considerable rank and experience, not appropriate for a 16-year old girl.
3 mins

agree  jude69: very approriate! Acommon English expression regardless of age.
2 hrs
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25 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
in domestic service


Explanation:
One of the PC terms used on marriage certificates to refer to domestic servants, maids, etc. on official documents.

I've just checked my grandmother's marriage certificate from almost 100 years ago and it says 'in domestic service'. She was a 'chamber maid'.

Haiti: Protect girls in domestic service in Haiti (petition ... 18 Nov 2009 ... Haiti: Protect girls in domestic service in Haiti (petition). Download: HTML · PDF. Index Number: AMR 36/007/2009 ...
www.amnesty.org/en/library/info/AMR36/007/2009/en - Cached
Women in Domestic Service in Santiago, Chile: Research Note by DE Hojman - 1987 - Cited by 1 - Related articles
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zunia.org/.../overcoming-poverty-and-abuse-protecting-girls-in-domestic-service-in-hait/ - Cached
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xxxmediamatrix
Local time: 19:17
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 43
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maid, housekeeper


Explanation:
"Oficio" in Mexico and most of Latinamerica stands for trade (carpenter, plumber, etc), thus, "Oficios domesticos" stands for housework - maid, chambermaid, housekeeper, housewife if she works at home helping her mother.

mibv04
Local time: 17:17
Works in field
Native speaker of: Spanish
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1 day55 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
homemaker


Explanation:
or just simply housework or household chores, whatever fits best.


But homemaker would be acceptable in this context.

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English Spanish dictionary by Jaime Aguirre Baje este diccionario

homemaker
ama de casa | oficios del hogar (Venezuela) | oficios domésticos


    Reference: hhttp://www.babylon.com/definition/homemaker/Spanish
Claudia Hoepelman
United States
Local time: 18:17
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in category: 16
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