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English translation: 'the market' or 'the establishment'

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14:19 Aug 5, 2001
Portuguese to English translations [PRO]
Bus/Financial
Portuguese term or phrase: capital
I am translating a document on privatization written from a leftist perspective. I am trying to figure out the best way to express the word "capital" in the following contexts. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
Não é verdade que tudo que é mais barato para *o capital* é melhor para a população.
Se continuaremos com esta idéia, entregaremos of poder *ao capital*, principalmente o financeiro.
Jeanne Zang
United States
Local time: 03:54
English translation:'the market' or 'the establishment'
Explanation:
Not too sure without the rest of the text.

Hope it helps.
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Daniel Marcus
United Kingdom
Local time: 08:54
Grading comment
Thanks! The establishment works well in my contexts. That was the word I was looking for but just couldn't quite put my finger on.
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Summary of answers provided
nathe CapitalDrSantos
nathe capitalistFuad Yahya
nathe economy of our country
Vivian
na'the market' or 'the establishment'
Daniel Marcus


  

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21 mins
'the market' or 'the establishment'


Explanation:
Not too sure without the rest of the text.

Hope it helps.

Daniel Marcus
United Kingdom
Local time: 08:54
PRO pts in pair: 136
Grading comment
Thanks! The establishment works well in my contexts. That was the word I was looking for but just couldn't quite put my finger on.
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26 mins
the economy of our country


Explanation:
Hi Jeanne.

Every world leads to "money" but money alone my be confused, so I would use few worlds that means what you are trying to say in english

Good luck

Vivian : )

Vivian
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35 mins
the capitalist


Explanation:
Here is a sample text that sounds somewhat similar to your sentence:

http://jinx.sistm.unsw.edu.au/~greenlft/1997/278/278p16.htm

"But it's not very realistic to expect that there are very many new, undiscovered ways of producing things which are both cheaper for the capitalists concerned and less damaging to the environment."


In some contexts, the simple word “capital” will do the trick, as in the stock phrase “capital versus labor”:

http://econpapers.hhs.se/paper/ecmwc2000/0834.htm

“Capital Versus Labor Taxation with Heterogeneous Agents”


But in your context, “the capitalist” sounds more idiomatic to me.

Fuad


Fuad Yahya
Native speaker of: Native in ArabicArabic, Native in EnglishEnglish
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10 hrs
the Capital


Explanation:
It is exactly what the original text means: THE CAPITAL - as a symbol, as a whole (banks, investors etc.) Left-wing?
Remember Karl Marx - he wrote a book DAS KAPITAL, translated into English as THE CAPITAL (not "the establishment" or "the economy". When left wing people talk about "capital" they mean 'CAPITAL'- the maximum you could do is to copy the inverted comas, ou put Capital with "capital letter" (sorry for the joke).
The anti-capitilism movement is not "anti-economy of our countries" or "anti-establishment"


    Years of practice on the subject
DrSantos
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