snake-head

Spanish translation: traficantes de personas

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English term or phrase:snake-head
Spanish translation:traficantes de personas
Entered by: Mónica Algazi

15:41 Nov 28, 2006
English to Spanish translations [PRO]
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English term or phrase: snake-head
This calls for defensive and preventive action against smugglers, pirates, snake-heads, polluters and poachers.
Mónica Algazi
Uruguay
Local time: 15:30
traficantes de personas
Explanation:
My Suggestion according to the following definition:

Snakeheads (Chinese: 蛇頭 shé tóu) are Chinese gangs who smuggle people to other countries. They appear often especially in the Fujian region of China and smuggle their "customers" often into more wealthy Western countries like the United Kingdom or the United States. The rate of payment for successful smuggling can sometimes be as high as US$50,000 or more. Snakeheads use various methods to get their customers to the West. They may employ the use of stolen or altered passports, improperly obtained visas, and the use of bribes to move people from nation to nation until they finally arrive in the destination of choice.

The name snakehead comes from the people being smuggled, often called "man-snake" (Chinese: 人蛇 rén shé) in the Chinese language. The people who organize the smuggling are therefore called snakeheads (head of (man-)snakes), which is in fact a word-by-word translation of the Chinese term.


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Note added at 47 mins (2006-11-28 16:28:45 GMT)
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PDF] The Organization of American StatesFormato de archivo: PDF/Adobe Acrobat - Versión en HTML
The term ‘snakeheads’ (or in Chinese, the head of the snake) refers to a person who is involved ... See Desarticulan banda china de traficantes de personas, ...
www.oas.org/atip/Reports/Chinese.TIP.Report(July.2006).pdf - Páginas similares
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Carlos Ruestes
Argentina
Local time: 15:30
Grading comment
La respuesta que necesitaba. Muchas gracias, Carlos.
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snake-heads
traficantes de personas


Explanation:
My Suggestion according to the following definition:

Snakeheads (Chinese: 蛇頭 shé tóu) are Chinese gangs who smuggle people to other countries. They appear often especially in the Fujian region of China and smuggle their "customers" often into more wealthy Western countries like the United Kingdom or the United States. The rate of payment for successful smuggling can sometimes be as high as US$50,000 or more. Snakeheads use various methods to get their customers to the West. They may employ the use of stolen or altered passports, improperly obtained visas, and the use of bribes to move people from nation to nation until they finally arrive in the destination of choice.

The name snakehead comes from the people being smuggled, often called "man-snake" (Chinese: 人蛇 rén shé) in the Chinese language. The people who organize the smuggling are therefore called snakeheads (head of (man-)snakes), which is in fact a word-by-word translation of the Chinese term.


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Note added at 47 mins (2006-11-28 16:28:45 GMT)
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PDF] The Organization of American StatesFormato de archivo: PDF/Adobe Acrobat - Versión en HTML
The term ‘snakeheads’ (or in Chinese, the head of the snake) refers to a person who is involved ... See Desarticulan banda china de traficantes de personas, ...
www.oas.org/atip/Reports/Chinese.TIP.Report(July.2006).pdf - Páginas similares


Carlos Ruestes
Argentina
Local time: 15:30
Native speaker of: Spanish
PRO pts in category: 16
Grading comment
La respuesta que necesitaba. Muchas gracias, Carlos.
Notes to answerer
Asker: Gracias, Carlos.


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