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|Spanish to English translations [PRO]|
|Spanish term or phrase: mayor|
|This is more of a context question than a term question: I am translating a list of admissions requirements for a school in Puerto Rico, and one phrase says "ser mayor de 18 anos de edad." Typically in English, you would see "must be at least 18 years of age," but here, "mayor" infers that the applicant must be older than 18, or at least 19 years of age. Is there a cultural difference, wherein once one turns 18, they are considered "mayor de 18 anos"?|
|over 18 years old|
This is how I would translate your phrase without even thinking about it. An interesting question, although I think that we automatically assume that "over 18" means 18 and above, i.e. you have had your 18th birthday, whether it was yesterday or years ago.
If you take a look at the first two examples of the ref (all UK), voting and drinking, you have to be 18 (today even) or over, but the prhase used is "over 18 years old".
Note added at 2002-03-13 13:19:05 (GMT)
Just realised that the link doesn\'t work. Here are some of the examples:
London Children\'s Pages
... Backbenchers - these are MPs who have been elected by people over 18 years old.
Each MP is meant to make sure the experiences and views of local people are ...
www.londonchildrenscommissioner.org.uk/About_rights/jargon.... - 16k - Cached - Similar pages
Eco-co Products Ltd
... that in order to buy alcoholic beverages you have to be over 18 years old and a
UK resident. By entering these alcoholic sections, I confirm my understanding ...
www.ecozone.co.uk/acatalog/ecozone_Organic_Wine_and_Beer_29... - 20k - Cached - Similar pages
... Application Form. Bank Statements. Course Acceptance. NATWEST Professional Trainee
Loan Scheme 020 7664 9112 nat_west_legal. UK Resident Over 18 years old ...
www.icsl.ac.uk/support/bankloans.htm - 20k - Cached - Similar pages
Join The Kitten Club
... If you\'re over 18 years old and want to become a member of Cats
Protection then please see the general membership page. ...
www.cats.org.uk/joinkit.html - 5k - Cached - Similar pages
... system and producing ad hoc reports. You must be over 18 years old. This role would
suit those studying finance or business administration or someone with ...
www.chessington.co.uk/recruitment/main_frame/seasonal_opp.h... - 14k - Cached - Similar pages
Stock N CPS 045
File Format: PDF/Adobe Acrobat
... bedrooms (c) the number of people living there now: (i) adults (over 18 years old)
(ii) children (under 18 years old) (d) has the local housing authority or ...
visa.fco.gov.uk/pdf/im2b.pdf - Similar pages
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|A lot of great references, very helpful! Thank you!|
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