company name-

English translation: No translation

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17:29 Jan 23, 2003
Portuguese to English translations [PRO]
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Portuguese term or phrase: company name-
I'm always undecided on this one. Should the company name be translated, left as is or left as is with the translation in brackets. I welcome your comments
Enza Longo
Canada
Local time: 11:02
English translation:No translation
Explanation:
Usually company names are not translated. But if you are translating fiction and the company name is a pun that wouldn't be understood if kept in the original, I think you should find a suitable translation (not literal).
My 2 cents.
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Ana Rita Santiago
Brazil
Local time: 12:02
Grading comment
Thank you Anarita, you provided the assurance I needed.
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No translation


Explanation:
Usually company names are not translated. But if you are translating fiction and the company name is a pun that wouldn't be understood if kept in the original, I think you should find a suitable translation (not literal).
My 2 cents.

Ana Rita Santiago
Brazil
Local time: 12:02
Native speaker of: Native in PortuguesePortuguese
PRO pts in category: 4
Grading comment
Thank you Anarita, you provided the assurance I needed.

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