primary and sole caregiver

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00:18 Apr 17, 2018
English to Hebrew translations [PRO]
Law/Patents - Law (general) / Family law
English term or phrase: primary and sole caregiver
Ms Smith is a primary and sole caregiver for her children
Leelia Pekarsky
Local time: 03:36

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4 +1מטפלת עיקרית ויחידה
Shalom Bresticker
4מטפל עיקרי ומטפל יחיד
Yoram Izsak



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מטפלת עיקרית ויחידה

מטפל is used for caregiver in modern Hebrew.
The main caregiver is called מטפל עיקרי.
I wonder when a sole caregiver would not also be the primary caregiver.

Shalom Bresticker
Local time: 10:36
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 4

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מטפל עיקרי ומטפל יחיד

The Hebrew term for primary caregiver does not relate to 'sole' (Logically, you cannot be both 'primary' and 'sole'. You can be either of them). So, you can be a primary caregiver or a sole caregiver. Unlike primary caregiver, there is no professional Hebrew term for sole caregiver, and מטפל יחיד is just a simple translation.

Yoram Izsak
Local time: 10:36
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Native speaker of: Native in HebrewHebrew
PRO pts in category: 16
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