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10:18 Aug 24, 2001
Portuguese to English translations [Non-PRO]
Marketing
Portuguese term or phrase: vocação
Cascavel, uma cidade construída pela força e vocação de sua gente para o trabalho.
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Summary of answers provided
4Cascavel, a city built by the strength and talent of its people at work.Maria Blair
na +1work power
Vivian
na +1Cascavel is a city that was built by the determination and hard work of its people.
airmailrpl
nawill
mónica alfonso
naIt's me again!
Bertha S. Deffenbaugh
naCalling / Vocation
Bertha S. Deffenbaugh
na -1aptitude
Mariane Oliveira
na -1DEDICATIONDrSantos
na -1vocation
Silvio Picinini


  

Answers


5 mins peer agreement (net): -1
vocation


Explanation:
That's it


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Silvio Picinini
United States
Local time: 09:45
Native speaker of: Portuguese
PRO pts in pair: 113

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
disagree  DrSantos: This term is used for self-sacrificing duties ONLY
2 hrs
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5 mins
Calling / Vocation


Explanation:
Given the context, I would use CALLING.


Regards,

BSD

Bertha S. Deffenbaugh
United States
Local time: 10:45
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in pair: 6

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
disagree  DrSantos: These are terms for religious professions ONLY
2 hrs
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agree  Heather Laidlaw: No, they have religious connotations, but not exclusively
5 hrs
  -> Thanks Heather.
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43 mins
It's me again!


Explanation:
I found this text where both terms are used: CALLING AND VOCATION. You will determine which one you prefer. To me, BOTH are correct in your specific context.

Regards,

BSD

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Bertha S. Deffenbaugh
United States
Local time: 10:45
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in pair: 6
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2 hrs peer agreement (net): -1
DEDICATION


Explanation:
é o termo menos pomposo e menos melado e menos errado. "Vocation/calling" são termos de quem "viu a luz e o caminho" - são termos usados para profissões religiosas ou atividades que incluem um auto-sacrifício.
No seu caso, a palavra correta é "dedication"= dedicação. Alguém que faz um grande esforço mas não é um fanático.


DrSantos
Local time: 18:45
Native speaker of: Native in PortuguesePortuguese
PRO pts in pair: 183

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
disagree  Bertha S. Deffenbaugh: Nope. It is only your prejudice.
3 hrs
  -> Dê exemplos Dona Bertha! Relativos ao texto, não baboseiras de dicionários
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2 hrs peer agreement (net): -1
aptitude


Explanation:
Eu traduziria vocação como aptitude.
Encontrei as seguintes explicações no www.dictionary.com:

1. A natural or acquired disposition or capacity for a particular purpose, or tendency to a particular action or effect.
"He seems to have had a peculiar aptitude for the management of irregular troops. --Macaulay."

2.An inherent ability, as for learning; a talent.


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Mariane Oliveira
Brazil
Local time: 14:45
Native speaker of: Native in PortuguesePortuguese
PRO pts in pair: 35

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
disagree  Bertha S. Deffenbaugh: Aptitude is not what we were asked for.
2 hrs
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3 hrs
will


Explanation:
dominant desire or inclination that determines one's choice - Webster (Hope it helps!)

mónica alfonso
Local time: 14:45
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in pair: 13
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4 hrs peer agreement (net): +1
work power


Explanation:
Uma vez que se trata de Propaganda da cidade eu usaria uma expressão mais forte e menos palavras...

Cascavel was builded by natives and their power of work!

Experiencia em Marketing

Vivian : )

Vivian
United States
Local time: 12:45
PRO pts in pair: 100

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  airmailrpl: That's not very good english
1 day 1 hr
  -> Tks- Cascavel it was built by natives and their power of work!
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1 day 5 hrs peer agreement (net): +1
Cascavel is a city that was built by the determination and hard work of its people.


Explanation:
A word for word translation is not possible here and does not convey what the writer meant.

airmailrpl
Brazil
Local time: 15:45
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in PortuguesePortuguese
PRO pts in pair: 3610

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Kathleen Goldsmith
1 day 14 hrs
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143 days   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
Cascavel, a city built by the strength and talent of its people at work.


Explanation:
neste caso para mim "vocacao" esta se referindo ao talento e dedicacao que o povo doou para construir a cidade. Espero que ajude.

Maria Blair
PRO pts in pair: 4
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