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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.
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.
Explore Your Vocation
To complement your search for your calling and vocation order the one hour audiotape Find your Calling: Explore Your Vocation in the on-line catalog #3. The tape includes exercises, examples, definition and detailed explanations of the following questions in order to help you live your life with more satisfaction and sense of contribution.
In the search of your calling or vocation (different than an occupation, which has to do more with earning money or satisfying one's ego) involved asking two sets of questions outlined below. Set A will help you explore your the level and uniqueness of your skills, gifts or talents. Set B will help you brain storm what changes you can institute with relative ease in order to operate at a more satisfying level. Set C will take the quest for your calling to the next level by identifying the major aspects which constitute a vocation: gifts, joy, discipline, and needs. (Question #1 and 4 in Set A are similar to questions #1 and 2 in Set C)
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: Portuguese PRO pts in pair: 183
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."