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involução civilizatória.

English translation: A stepback in civilization.

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15:46 Dec 26, 2000
Portuguese to English translations [PRO]
Portuguese term or phrase: involução civilizatória.
(This is an article criticising the
anti-democratic changes to laws)

....essas mudanças têm matrizes
antidemocráticas....Representam um retrocesso na vida política nacional, uma **involução civilizatória***.

They represent a regression in the national political life and a hiding/cover-up/ dissimulation/ involução civilizatória

This was as far as I got - I can't get the 'civilising' to stick, somehow. Any ideas?
xxxLia Fail
Spain
Local time: 22:34
English translation:A stepback in civilization.
Explanation:
Just a thought!?

Luis M. Luis
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Luis Luis
United States
Local time: 15:34
Grading comment
Your 'thought' was perceptive - I will put something similar, not so literal, like 'going back in time'. Thanks!
3 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Summary of answers provided
naA stepback in civilization.
Luis Luis
naa backward civilizing movement
Gino Amaral


  

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1 hr
a backward civilizing movement


Explanation:
This is what "involução" means, i.e. a movement towards the past. According to some dictionaries, "involution" does not mean the same.


    Oxford American Dictionary
Gino Amaral
Brazil
Local time: 18:34
Native speaker of: Native in PortuguesePortuguese
PRO pts in pair: 87
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1 hr
A stepback in civilization.


Explanation:
Just a thought!?

Luis M. Luis

Luis Luis
United States
Local time: 15:34
Native speaker of: Native in PortuguesePortuguese
PRO pts in pair: 107
Grading comment
Your 'thought' was perceptive - I will put something similar, not so literal, like 'going back in time'. Thanks!
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