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18:05 Jun 28, 2000
English to Spanish translations [PRO]
English term or phrase: Grandparent job vs parent job
Hola a todos, could somebody please advise if there are any standard terms for "grandparent" and "parent" when referring to jobs (as in projects)? The text I have simply says: "Enter the name of the grandparent job (project)". Then the same "...of the parent job". In the past I had used principal for parent but now that grandpa has shown up, I feel a little cornered. When providing suggestions, could you kindly advise supporting reference material, if available, as the client is very fussy. Many thanks.


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naJust a suggestion
naSee belowGeisha (Angie) Hayes
nahistórico O original
Yolanda Broad
natrabajo del abuelo/a vs trabajo del padre/madre
Carmen Hernaiz



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trabajo del abuelo/a vs trabajo del padre/madre

En este caso necesitas especificar la diferencia de sexos. Parent en inglés puede ser tanto la madre como el padre, así como en el caso de los abuelos.
En términos generales puedes hacer plural con los abuelos, pero si te dan sólo parent debes poner padre/madre, o quizás padre o madre.

Carmen Hernaiz
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histórico O original

*original* lept to mind immediately, but my husband, who has umpteen years experience teaching this stuff, suggests *histórico* as a better alternative.

    Source: Peter Broad, Ph.D., Professor of Spanish, Indiana U. of PA (and I'm proud of him, too!)
Yolanda Broad
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See below

El trabajo de los abuelos - El trabajo de los padres

It is acceptable to use this form. Specially since there is no specficaction on whether the parent or grandparent is female or male.

Geisha (Angie) Hayes
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Just a suggestion

Since you are "stuck" with principal as the parent project, perhaps you could use "master" o "proyecto maestro" as the grandparents project? just a thought

Happy translating! ;o)

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