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We recycle this paper!

Spanish translation: OJO! ESTO NO ES BASURA. NO TOQUEN! (STRAIGHT & TO THE POINT)

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11:12 Sep 25, 2000
English to Spanish translations [PRO]
English term or phrase: We recycle this paper!
I want to tell our Spanish-speaking office cleaners not to treat the recycling bin as trash and to just leave full. I will take care of it on Mondays.
Melly
Spanish translation:OJO! ESTO NO ES BASURA. NO TOQUEN! (STRAIGHT & TO THE POINT)
Explanation:
Place a notice on the container or in its proximity for the cleaners to see.
(You don\'t usually have to give your reasons to maintenance personnel, no?) Hope this helps along with the other explanations.
AW
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AWatts
Local time: 02:41
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Summary of answers provided
naOJO! ESTO NO ES BASURA. NO TOQUEN! (STRAIGHT & TO THE POINT)AWatts
naSee below,
Ramón Solá
naabajoxxxLia Fail
naLEAN ESTO POR FAVOR: Este papel es para reciclar, ¡DEJENLO AQUI!!xxxPaul Roige
naReciclamos este papelMaría Quaglia
na¡Reciclamos este papel!
Elinor Thomas
naVamos a reciclar este papel
Parrot


  

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1 min
Vamos a reciclar este papel


Explanation:
Literally, "we're going to recycle this paper" as a statement of intentions.

Parrot
Spain
Local time: 08:41
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7 mins
Reciclamos este papel


Explanation:
The cleaners will understand that the paper has some other use.

María Quaglia

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Megdalina
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8 mins
¡Reciclamos este papel!


Explanation:
You can tell them:

No toquen este cesto porque es papel para reciclar.

Good luck! :)

Elinor Thomas
Local time: 03:41
Native speaker of: Spanish
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23 mins
LEAN ESTO POR FAVOR: Este papel es para reciclar, ¡DEJENLO AQUI!!


Explanation:
Turn the sentence around so READ THIS PLEASE is the first words they see so they'll read it. Just in case make it clearer to them, that you DON'T want it to be thrown out (LEAVE IT HERE!). I would not say anything about Mondays. They'll get the message this way anyway...good luck with the fellows :)


    Three years dealing with foreign cleaners
xxxPaul Roige
Spain
Local time: 08:41
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish, Native in CatalanCatalan
PRO pts in pair: 666

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Patricia Lutteral
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59 mins
abajo


Explanation:
¡Este papel está destinado a ser reciclado! An ¡Ojo¡ probably wouln't go amiss either

xxxLia Fail
Spain
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3 hrs
OJO! ESTO NO ES BASURA. NO TOQUEN! (STRAIGHT & TO THE POINT)


Explanation:
Place a notice on the container or in its proximity for the cleaners to see.
(You don\'t usually have to give your reasons to maintenance personnel, no?) Hope this helps along with the other explanations.
AW


    Personal experience with same.
AWatts
Local time: 02:41
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10 hrs
See below,


Explanation:
¡No botar! ¡Papel para reciclar!

Ramón Solá
Local time: 01:41
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in pair: 3952
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