地區縣市/鄉鎮市區

English translation: Region*/County/City; Township/Urban Area

14:34 Oct 11, 2017
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Chinese term or phrase: 地區縣市/鄉鎮市區
Two fields in a form appearing one after another, in that order. Official references preferred.
Lincoln Hui
Hong Kong
Local time: 09:10
English translation:Region*/County/City; Township/Urban Area
Explanation:
Hello Lincoln,

Here's what I have, if this helps:

地區縣市 - Region*/County/City
鄉鎮市區 - Township/Urban Area

*I've seen "Area" used for "地區", but "Region" sounds a bit more natural.

I think what you have is fine, although I'd switch the order of "City/County" to "County/City".

Best regards,

Mitch
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Region*/County/City; Township/Urban Area


Explanation:
Hello Lincoln,

Here's what I have, if this helps:

地區縣市 - Region*/County/City
鄉鎮市區 - Township/Urban Area

*I've seen "Area" used for "地區", but "Region" sounds a bit more natural.

I think what you have is fine, although I'd switch the order of "City/County" to "County/City".

Best regards,

Mitch

MitchD
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Reference: References

Reference information:
地址英譯寫法 from the Post Office:
http://www.post.gov.tw/post/internet/Postal/sz_a_e_ta1.jsp


法院(機關)門首英譯名稱參考表 - 司法院:
http://www.judicial.gov.tw/publish/paperd/9602/pdf/9602 _14_...


外國公司(變更)認許及分公司(變更)登記申請書
gcis.nat.gov.tw/mainNew/matterAction.do?method=showFile&fileNo=et0017


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Note added at 39 mins (2017-10-11 15:14:30 GMT)
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Moreover, your question should be rephrased as (臺灣地區)縣市/鄉鎮市區.


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Note added at 1 hr (2017-10-11 15:51:30 GMT)
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For 縣市, I am pretty sure that you should translate it as County/City. I originally resided in Taipei County which has now been renamed as New Taipei City because of having a higher degree of urbanization. Thus, county and city are two different administrative regions in Taiwan.

However, for 鄉鎮市區, it seems that no consensus has been reached. For example, 縣市合併後,鄉鎮市公所改區公所,英文名稱應該怎麼拼?有的公所採用Township,有的則用District...
See: http://news.ltn.com.tw/news/local/paper/463003

Shirley Lao
Taiwan
Native speaker of: Native in ChineseChinese
PRO pts in category: 36
Note to reference poster
Asker: I currently have the first as District/City/County and the second as Township/District. I suppose I could always tell the client that they need to change the form, but I want to see if there actually is a somewhat non-clumsy way to represent this.

Asker: After review I think I can go with City/County for the first option, which leaves Township/District as the second.


Peer comments on this reference comment (and responses from the reference poster)
agree  David Lin: 北投區公所用 Beitou District Office in their website http://btdo.gov.taipei/, 金山區公所也是http://www.jinshan.ntpc.gov.tw/ 好像已經統一。自由時報消息是 2011 年的。
17 hrs
  -> In this case, "Township" is sufficient for 鄉鎮市區, which was translated differently in some government websites, https://ncp.immigration.gov.tw/NIA_OnlineApply_inter/onlineE...
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