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12:32 Sep 20, 2001
Catalan to English translations [PRO]
Catalan term or phrase: la Plana de Vic
Crec que conec Vic, però ¿Plana?

"Aquesta breu semblança de Manlleu pot servir com paradigma de mols altres municipis de la Comarca d’Osona, concretament de la **Plana de Vic,** pel que fa a les diferents onades d’immigració i a la complexitat que la convivència harmònica entre osonencs vells i nouvinguts ha suposat adés i ara."
xxxJon Zuber
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Summary of answers provided
5Plana de Vic
Pilar Megías
4 +1The Plana de Vic
Ariadna Castillo González
4the Plain of Vicdeireland
4 -1La Plana de Vic
Ariadna Castillo González
4 -2the Vic plainxxxPaul Roige


  

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5 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): -2
the Vic plain


Explanation:
Geographically speaking. :-)

xxxPaul Roige
Spain
Local time: 04:42
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish, Native in CatalanCatalan
PRO pts in pair: 184

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
disagree  Ariadna Castillo González: We shouldn't translate proper names. La Plana de Vic is the name of a region in Catalunya.
11 mins
  -> Jon just wanted to know what Plana meant. Translating it or not it's his business :-)

disagree  Katharina Boewig: I agree with Ariadna
38 mins
  -> see above :-)
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19 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): -1
La Plana de Vic


Explanation:
Hola Jon,

La Plana de Vic refers to the town called Vic. So as a proper name you shouldn't translate it.

Have a look at this web page. It might help you. I come from VIC!! ;)
http://www.urv.es/centres/Departaments/dfag/paricio.html

Good luck!!


Ariadna Castillo González
Hong Kong
Local time: 11:42
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish, Native in CatalanCatalan
PRO pts in pair: 18

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
disagree  xxxPaul Roige: it's not the town but the area where Vic lies :-)
12 hrs
  -> You're right, but many people still use it to call the city of Vic. And anyway, it continues being a proper name :-)
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26 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +1
The Plana de Vic


Explanation:
Jon,

Here is another web page which might be helpful.
http://www.spaintour.com/cosdor.htm

Maybe it would be better to translate the article, so instead of La Plana... The Plana.

I also found a web page in which they call it The Plain of Vic... Don't think it's a good idea but that's, of course, up to you.
http://libro.uca.edu/vic/intro.htm

Good luck!!

Ariadna Castillo González
Hong Kong
Local time: 11:42
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish, Native in CatalanCatalan
PRO pts in pair: 18

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  xxxPaul Roige: exactly my point... :-)
12 hrs
  -> Gràcies :)
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14 days   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5
Plana de Vic


Explanation:
Es denomina plana de Vic la placinie elevada (en relació al nivell del mar) en la que es troba la ciutat de Vic, Manlleu, Tona, (no recordo fins a on arriba la seva extensió).


Es equiparable a l'Empordà, el Plà de l'Estany (banyoles) o la meseta ibérica (Madrid)...

Potser és una mica tard per respondre, però...
:)
Pilar Megías
Barcelona
pmegias@yahoo.com


    I lived there for a loooong time!
Pilar Megías
Local time: 04:42
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish, Native in CatalanCatalan
PRO pts in pair: 4
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214 days   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
the Plain of Vic


Explanation:
You are aiming to translate this into English, right? This is the way I always translate the 'Plana de Vic' in tourist brochures. I am a native English speaker who loves Vic and its surrounds.

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Note added at 2002-04-22 19:22:31 (GMT)
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Whether or not you should translate is up to you.. For example, Catalonia is the translation for Catalunya.

deireland
Local time: 03:42
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