Institution Names
Thread poster: Jack White

Jack White
Local time: 15:20
Portuguese to English
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Jun 18, 2009


I am currently doing a translation for the School of Management at my university and I wondered if someone could give me some advice on the translation of the names of institutions.

The text is a questionnaire and the particular question concerns the membership of professional institutions. The options given are currently all in English (American Society of Civil Engineers, British Academy of Management) etc. I am translating the text into Portuguese, so do I translate the names or leave them as they are? The one Brazilian institution obviously has a given name in Portuguese but the others don't.

I assume, however, that if one was a member of any of the societies that one would be aware of the English name as they function in English.

Any advice on the matter would be gladly received!


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chica nueva
Local time: 02:20
Chinese to English
Suggestions: consider asking advice from Portuguese-speaking peers, or posting as KudoZ questions. Jun 21, 2009

Hello Jack

I suggest you ask this question at the Portuguese Forum or post the names as English->Portuguese KudoZ questions. Hope this helps.


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Daina Jauntirans  Identity Verified
Local time: 09:20
German to English
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Given name in Portuguese or leave in English Jun 22, 2009

Translating from German to English, I usually use the English given name for a particular institution, if there is one. If there isn't, I leave the German name and put an English translation in parentheses after the German designation.

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