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English translation: effectiveness vs. efficiency

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Portuguese term or phrase:eficácia vs. eficiência
English translation:effectiveness vs. efficiency
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15:00 Sep 21, 2000
Portuguese to English translations [PRO]
Portuguese term or phrase: eficácia vs. eficiência
Quanto maior for o grau de multinacionalidade das forças constituídas, menor a sua eficácia mas maior a sua eficiência – efficiency and effectiveness, respectively?

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Jaime
Its the other way round, I'm afraid: effectiveness and
Explanation:
efficiency (false friends).
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Parrot
Spain
Local time: 17:23
Grading comment
I suspected as much, but it makes more sense the other way around in the context. But I must say the original document is not an example of good Portuguese writing! Thanks for your help.
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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naeficácia : efficacy, effectiveness e eficiência: efficiency,
Maria Teresa Bermudes
naIts the other way round, I'm afraid: effectiveness and
Parrot


  

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31 mins
Its the other way round, I'm afraid: effectiveness and


Explanation:
efficiency (false friends).

Parrot
Spain
Local time: 17:23
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 4
Grading comment
I suspected as much, but it makes more sense the other way around in the context. But I must say the original document is not an example of good Portuguese writing! Thanks for your help.
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eficácia : efficacy, effectiveness e eficiência: efficiency,


Explanation:
effectiveness; capacity (Dicionário da Porto Editora)


Bom final de trabalho!

Maria Teresa Bermudes
United Kingdom
Local time: 16:23
Native speaker of: Native in PortuguesePortuguese
PRO pts in pair: 88
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