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English translation: "It is the polivalence of country landscapes..."

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14:38 Nov 7, 2000
Catalan to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering
Catalan term or phrase: Sociopolitical mumbo-jumbo
The entire sentence makes me want to cry! Anybody want to take a shot?! My attempt at translating it follows the original sentence. I've taken certain liberties...

És la polivalència paisatgística que s'oposa a la rururbanització banalitzadora i deletèria.

The polyvalence of the land is what protects it from the banalizing and deleterious development of rural areas.

Martin Perazzo
Martin Perazzo
Spain
Local time: 05:54
English translation:"It is the polivalence of country landscapes..."
Explanation:
"...which opposes the banalizing and deleterious developement of rural areas"
I tried. Really, I hope at least they pay you well for this. ;)
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xxxPaul Roige
Spain
Local time: 05:54
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Thanks, Paul. I tried the direct approach, and the first time it looked a lot like your attempt. But then I turned it around and around in my mind and came up with the second version. Maybe I should stop trying to find "meaning" in the text (there is little of that to be found) and stick to straight-up translation. I've still got 17,000 more words to go on this one!

Cheers,

Martin
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napolyvalency (n)
Andrew Clarke
na"It is the polivalence of country landscapes..."xxxPaul Roige


  

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"It is the polivalence of country landscapes..."


Explanation:
"...which opposes the banalizing and deleterious developement of rural areas"
I tried. Really, I hope at least they pay you well for this. ;)


    Life of Brian (for the absurd)
xxxPaul Roige
Spain
Local time: 05:54
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish, Native in CatalanCatalan
PRO pts in pair: 184
Grading comment
Thanks, Paul. I tried the direct approach, and the first time it looked a lot like your attempt. But then I turned it around and around in my mind and came up with the second version. Maybe I should stop trying to find "meaning" in the text (there is little of that to be found) and stick to straight-up translation. I've still got 17,000 more words to go on this one!

Cheers,

Martin
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polyvalency (n)


Explanation:
this is the ""correct"" term:

polyvalent; adj "having more than one valency"


    Collins
Andrew Clarke
Local time: 05:54
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in pair: 4
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