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bens comuns à humanidade

English translation: goods common to all mankind

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Portuguese term or phrase:bens comuns à humanidade
English translation:goods common to all mankind
Entered by: Ana Hermida
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10:44 Aug 2, 2001
Portuguese to English translations [Non-PRO]
Bus/Financial
Portuguese term or phrase: bens comuns à humanidade
This is from an article about the environment and privatization. Como garantir o caráter público *dos bens comuns à humanidade*?
My guess is "the common goods of humanity", but maybe there is a better phrase in English
JeanneZ
goods common to all mankind
Explanation:
This would be my best guess for the expression, the goods are common to all mankind
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SandyV
Local time: 23:33
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Summary of answers provided
na +2mankind's common (cultural) heritage
Francesco D'Alessandro
na +2Mankind common heritageDrSantos
na +1goods common to all mankindSandyV
na...the public caracter of humanity's common rights(goods).Patricia Cornette
na -1humanity rights of public properties
Vivian
na -1goods common to all the mankind
ttagir


  

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17 mins peer agreement (net): +2
mankind's common (cultural) heritage


Explanation:
or

the common (cultural) heritage of mankind

http://members.global2000.net/~sarada/WC/WCC11.html

Francesco D'Alessandro
Spain
Local time: 04:33
Native speaker of: Native in ItalianItalian
PRO pts in pair: 20

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  DrSantos: No "'" necessary and it is not only "cultural" but also material (the planet)
15 mins

agree  lexical
4 days
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19 mins peer agreement (net): +2
Mankind common heritage


Explanation:
MANKIND - as feministas podem fazer objeção a este termo, contudo "humanity" tem uma "nuance" de coisa de caridade, é muito "melado" demais.
GOOD = objetos materiais, "coisas", produtos. Combinado com "humanity" fica mais ambiguo ainda como "bondade da humanidade"...
HERITAGE = herança, ouve-se falar muito em "heritage" no sentido da sua frase. A herança pode ser material, espiritual, cultural, o planeta, etc. que é "propriedade" comum da humanidade que deve ser deixada em "legacy" (legado)para as futuras gerações.
É isso que vejo sempre em textos ambientais. Só que, como disse, muita feminista não gosta do termo "mankind" e usam Mankind and Womankind (meio torcido) - Humanity (é piegas e não usado muito no sentido ambiental). O que fazer? Se quiser usa "humanity"
fica "Humanity common heritage". (Ainda não soa bem aos meus ouvidos).

DrSantos
Local time: 05:33
Native speaker of: Native in PortuguesePortuguese
PRO pts in pair: 183

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  tradusport: O.K.
25 mins

agree  Worklog: Good exposition here
1 day 21 hrs
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28 mins peer agreement (net): -1
humanity rights of public properties


Explanation:
Colega ai vai minha sugestão...

How to protect de humanity rights the disposal of public properties...

Definição de "property" pela Encarta:

property: plural properties
something at somebody's disposal: something at the disposal of a person, a group, or the public community property.




Vivian
United States
Local time: 23:33
PRO pts in pair: 100

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Mayura Silveira
1 day 22 hrs

disagree  lexical: ungrammatical, un-English and complete rubish
4 days
  -> says WHO ? THIS IS ABOUT ENVIRONMENT

disagree  John Kinory: It is still completely wrong as a supposedly English sentence
238 days
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1 hr peer agreement (net): -1
goods common to all the mankind


Explanation:
You were almost right, but there is a slight improvement: they mean "the goods which are common for all the humanity (but here the term "mankind" seems to be more correct).

Sincerely yours,
Dr. Tagir S. Tagirov
KSU




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ttagir
Local time: 07:33
Native speaker of: Native in RussianRussian, Native in TatarTatar
PRO pts in pair: 56

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
disagree  lexical: you seem to be unaware that the word "mankind" does not take the definite article
4 days

agree  DrSantos: Lexical, he is Russian he is difficult with articles, there are none in Russian language
5 days

disagree  John Kinory: Yes, osmar, but in that case he should not be translating into English.
238 days
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19 hrs peer agreement (net): +1
goods common to all mankind


Explanation:
This would be my best guess for the expression, the goods are common to all mankind

SandyV
Local time: 23:33
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in PortuguesePortuguese

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  DrSantos: with the scoring-Goods is limited to products, material things things-I hope you use Heritage in your translationo
4 days
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1 day 2 hrs
...the public caracter of humanity's common rights(goods).


Explanation:
...the public caracter of humanity's common rights(goods)or ... humanity's universal rights(goods).

Todas as sugestões anteriores estão certas. A dificuldade está tradução da idéia jurídica. A tradução de bens para goods é fiel, contudo, não informa claramente a idéia jurídica contida em bens. Em minha opinião o termo rights vai traduzir melhor a idéia de bens comuns à humanidade.


Patricia Cornette
Local time: 23:33
Native speaker of: Native in PortuguesePortuguese
PRO pts in pair: 4
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