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English translation: small and medium-sized firms; or SMEs

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15:18 Sep 21, 2000
Portuguese to English translations [PRO]
Portuguese term or phrase: PMEs
Are PMEs translated as SMEs in English? Military/defense/EU context -- here goes:

Neste sentido, torna-se fundamental que os estados “leaders” das indústrias de defesa na Europa percebam a importância de um equilíbrio interno global, equilíbrio este que só pode ser conseguido através do envolvimento das PME’s de todos os países.
Jaime
English translation:small and medium-sized firms; or SMEs
Explanation:
that is the official EU terminology.
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Ana B Pereira
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nasmall and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)Heathcliff
nasmall and medium-sized firms; or SMEs
Ana B Pereira
nasmall and medium-sized enterprises; its not abbreviated in
Parrot


  

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2 mins
small and medium-sized enterprises; its not abbreviated in


Explanation:
English.

Parrot
Spain
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7 mins
small and medium-sized firms; or SMEs


Explanation:
that is the official EU terminology.

Ana B Pereira
Local time: 00:27
Native speaker of: Native in PortuguesePortuguese
PRO pts in pair: 16
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thanks for your quick reply
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24 mins
small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)


Explanation:
However, please do use the full phrase, along with the abbreviation, the first time it appears in the text. It's a courtesy to the readers, who may not know the abbreviation, and is also good journalistic practice.

Heathcliff
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