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22:14 Apr 24, 2008
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English to Spanish translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: city officials
A year after the FLDS arrived, Eldorado city officials held a town meeting. "The citizens got a little restless," Mayor John Nikolauk said. "We gave them a chance to talk and let them vent and then I said, 'Here's the deal. They are not going away, we have to do the best we can.'" One angry woman demanded the town leadership do something because the FLDS were practicing polygamy and living in sin. Nikolauk responded: "Two thousand years ago this young fella stood up in defense of a whore and said he who is without sin cast the first stone. I know there are some sinless folks here so why don't you stand up so we can applaud you." That calmed the anger. For a while too, the town feared that the newcomers would take over the local government. When that did not happen, the mayor said the community developed a "detente" with the FLDS leaders, who nevertheless assiduously kept non-believers off their Yearning for Zion Ranch.

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4 +2las autoridades municipales
3 +1funcionarios municipales



46 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +2
las autoridades municipales

Literal translation.

Local time: 06:45
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
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agree  moken: :O)
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agree  María Eugenia Wachtendorff
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56 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): +1
funcionarios municipales

Funcionario is usually the translation for official.

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Local time: 09:45
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish

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agree  moken: :O) En este contexto valdrían ambas. :O)
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  -> Gracias, Álvaro Blanch. No estaba seguro de si se decía "funcionarios municipales". Te agradezco el apoyo.
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