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o referente da memoria

English translation: , but the memory factor imposes itself sometimes, over the current reality

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10:00 Aug 28, 2001
Portuguese to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary
Portuguese term or phrase: o referente da memoria
This is really a Q for a native ENGLISH speaker, as I cannot bring to mind the appropriate trans for the above in this context:

O Reino Unido etc possuem bons mecanismos de proteccao social.... A situação no Reino Unido alterou-se no periodo Thatcher, mas o referente da memoria sobrepoe-se, por veces, à realidade presente
xxxLia Fail
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Local time: 19:31
English translation:, but the memory factor imposes itself sometimes, over the current reality
Explanation:
Just an idea...
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Jason Stevens
Brazil
Local time: 16:31
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Summary of answers provided
na.. however the memory lanes sometimes overlap reality.Patricia Cornette
na, but the memory factor imposes itself sometimes, over the current reality
Jason Stevens
nabut, sometimes, memory plays tricks
jsavage


  

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18 mins
but, sometimes, memory plays tricks


Explanation:
Another idea. It's not easy without the whole context!
Cheers.

jsavage
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5 hrs
, but the memory factor imposes itself sometimes, over the current reality


Explanation:
Just an idea...

Jason Stevens
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11 hrs
.. however the memory lanes sometimes overlap reality.


Explanation:
Main Entry: memory lane
Function: noun
Date: 1954
: an imaginary path through the nostalgically remembered past -- usually used in such phrases as a walk down memory lane


    Reference: http://www.webster.com/cgi-bin/dictionary
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