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09:07 Dec 5, 2000
English to Croatian translations [Non-PRO]
Bus/Financial
English term or phrase: CARE OF
It is used when writing an address on envelope.
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Local time: 21:37
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Summary of answers provided
nac/o
Vesna Zivcic
naNa paznju
Nenija Hasanic
nana ruke; kod
gladic


  

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30 mins
na ruke; kod


Explanation:
If used in address before the name of the person to whose house, office etc the letter is sent => na ruke, e.g.
Na ruke g. Pere Perica
"Prevodi d.o.o."
If used before the name of the office => kod, e.g.
Pero Peric
kod "Prevodi d.o.o."

Both are very rarely used, as it is quite clear if you just write
Pero Peric
"Prevodi d.o.o."
what you had in mind.
(in english, it is usally
Pero Peric
c/o "Prevodi d.o.o."
meaning that the firm takes care of routing the letter to the right person ).


    Advanced Learner's Dictionary of Current English, Hornby, gatenby, Wakefield
    T. Ilijic, V. Andrlic, V. Spiljak, Business English and Commercial Correspondence, Zagreb 1987.
gladic
Croatia
Local time: 21:37
Native speaker of: Native in CroatianCroatian
PRO pts in pair: 88

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Vesna Zivcic
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2 hrs
Na paznju


Explanation:
It is the same as "to attention of" and it reffers to an individual in the company. In this case only that individual can open the mail according the business standards


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Nenija Hasanic
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Local time: 21:37
Native speaker of: Native in BosnianBosnian
PRO pts in pair: 85

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Vesna Zivcic
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48 days
c/o


Explanation:
My suggestion is to leave this part of address untranslated since there is no exact translation for it in Croatian, and the expression is international enough to be understood in Croatia as it is.

The expression implies that the addressed person can be reached at the specified address through somebody else who will take care that s/he receives the post.

The best translation would be PRI + the person who will take care of it.

Translations such as NA RUKE, NA PAZNJU are very misleading.

Vesna Zivcic
Local time: 21:37
Native speaker of: Croatian
PRO pts in pair: 853
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