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Spanish translation: puesto de avance

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18:16 Aug 12, 2000
English to Spanish translations [PRO]
English term or phrase: outpost
What terms to historians use for "outpost"? -- as in "Mindanao was to be a second OUTPOST for Spain (after Manila)" It seems that "puesto avanzado" is more like an "advanced position" for the military.
Robert Anderson
Local time: 07:11
Spanish translation:puesto de avance
Explanation:
base avanzada para proteger contra un ataque por sorpresa. Diccionario Politécnico, Beigbeder.
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Jesús Paredes
Local time: 09:11
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Tu explicación me sugirió la frase que voy a usar. Gracias a todos.
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Summary of answers provided
naSee below,
Ramón Solá
naPuesto fronterizo o colonia pereféricaEdward Donovan
napuesto fronterizoMegdalina
naBase extranjera / Base de ultramar
Baruch Avidar
napuesto de avanceJesús Paredes
napuesto fronterizo
Maria
naposición /puerto/centro
Carmen Hernaiz


  

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9 mins
posición /puerto/centro


Explanation:
Yo lo traduciría como segundo centro si es para referirse al ámbito cultural, o como segunda posición o segundo puerto, si lo que se quiere destacar es lo que los colonos tenían pensado para ella, en cuanto a su faceta comercial y estratégica.
Suerte.

Carmen Hernaiz
Spain
Local time: 15:11
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23 mins
puesto de avance


Explanation:
base avanzada para proteger contra un ataque por sorpresa. Diccionario Politécnico, Beigbeder.

Jesús Paredes
Local time: 09:11
PRO pts in pair: 302
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Tu explicación me sugirió la frase que voy a usar. Gracias a todos.
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33 mins
puesto fronterizo


Explanation:
tambien pudiera ser eso... pero creo que el segundo centro (como sugerio CH) es apropiado dada tu frase.



Maria
Local time: 08:11
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1 hr
Base extranjera / Base de ultramar


Explanation:
In military terms "puesto avanzado" is an "advanced position" but in the mentioned context it means "base extranjera" or " base de ultramar"


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Baruch Avidar
Israel
Local time: 16:11
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4 hrs
puesto fronterizo


Explanation:
I'd go with that one - it's a term I've heard many times before when I lived in Mexico. Suerte!

Megdalina
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5 hrs
See below,


Explanation:
"puesto de avanzada"


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Ramón Solá
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10 hrs
Puesto fronterizo o colonia pereférica


Explanation:
Depending on whether youcan tell by your context if this is a military o civil outpost. I'd go with colonia. I suppose the main point to be made is the remoteness anyway.


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Edward Donovan
United States
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