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consumidor cativo

English translation: captive consumer, maybe captive CUSTOMER

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08:05 Jun 18, 2000
Portuguese to English translations [PRO]
Bus/Financial
Portuguese term or phrase: consumidor cativo
context: "a empresa Y está assinando o contrato na condição de consumidor cativo. Nessa condição, a empresa X está obrigada a manter o fornecimento à empresa Y..."
Meg
English translation:captive consumer, maybe captive CUSTOMER
Explanation:
In this case, the key point is that this consumer or customer has no alternative source of supply. Therefore company X must agree to continue to supply company Y, as Y has nowhere else to go. So captive is the right word.
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Donna Sandin
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Summary of answers provided
nacaptive customer (also captive client)José Vianna
nacaptive consumer, maybe captive CUSTOMER
Donna Sandin
nacaptive consumer
Ivan Costa Pinto
nasubordinate consumerTelesforo Fernandez


  

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1 hr
subordinate consumer


Explanation:
cativo = slave, subordinate

Telesforo Fernandez
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1 hr
captive consumer


Explanation:
captive (in the sense of loyal,faithful) consumer (client) ---------------------Marketing terminology.

Ivan Costa Pinto
United States
Local time: 20:37
Native speaker of: Native in PortuguesePortuguese
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2 hrs
captive consumer, maybe captive CUSTOMER


Explanation:
In this case, the key point is that this consumer or customer has no alternative source of supply. Therefore company X must agree to continue to supply company Y, as Y has nowhere else to go. So captive is the right word.

Donna Sandin
United States
Local time: 21:37
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 1112
Grading comment
I think this is exactly what I was looking for. Thank you very much!
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1 day 5 hrs
captive customer (also captive client)


Explanation:
The concept of captive customer extends to captive market, when you may have a captive market because of preferential location, political privileges, etc etc:
2 Absence of Rail Market Competition Keeps Fertilizer Industry Captive
For Immediate Release Contact: Kathy Mathers, kmathers@tfi.org 202/675-8250 Absence of Rail Market Competition Keeps Fertilizer Industry Captive Washington, D.C., April 2, 1998 ------- A fertilizer industry representative testified before the Surface
http://tfi.org/railmark.htm
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10 Wine Business Monthly - Captive Wine Market Largely Untapped In Airports
This article originally appeared in the June 1996 issue of the Wine Business Monthly. CAPTIVE WINE MARKET LARGELY UNTAPPED IN AIRPORTS Concession Companies Eyeing Possibilities Of Boosting By-The-Glass Programs By Steve Heimoff Contributing Editor Half a
http://smartwine.com/wbm/1996/9606/bm069606.htm




    Reference: http://www.captivevideo.com/help.html
    Reference: http://cause.curtin.edu.au:82/information-resources/ir-libra...
José Vianna
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