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English translation: " We want to be your partner in the creation of your spaces"

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14:29 Apr 14, 2001
Portuguese to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering
Portuguese term or phrase: PROCURA
Solicite a nossa visita... *queremos ser seu parceiro na solução da PROCURA dos seus espaços*. Temos a solução e o producto certo para hoje e para a futuro.

I think this most be one of the horriblest texts I've ever translated! It's badly written but my course tutor insists on literal translation.......

BUT a literal translation of PROCURA will NOT work here, so can anybody ingeniously stretch the meaning somehow? Please, do the entire phrase between **. Otherwise I just get words that haven't been sufficiently thought about in context. Thanks in advance.
xxxLia Fail
Spain
Local time: 05:40
English translation:" We want to be your partner in the creation of your spaces"
Explanation:
Evidently we are talking here about physical space for your projects, for the placement of equipment, materials and personnel. Since the company will supply the materials to enable you to "find" spaces, they will really be helping you to create space. They will be your partners supplying modules, containers and their know-how.
Boa Sorte
ZeVianna
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José Vianna
Grading comment
Thanks Joe, although I also liked Fuad's approach.
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Summary of answers provided
naFINDINGFuad Yahya
naStudy, analysisDrSantos
naWe want to be your partners in your search for the right space
Silvio Picinini
nayour search, your problem of seraching
ttagir
na" We want to be your partner in the creation of your spaces"José Vianna
nasearch
Elisa Capelão


  

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23 mins
search


Explanation:
queremos ser seu parceiro na solução da PROCURA dos seus espaços*. Temos a solução e o producto certo para hoje e para a futuro

We wish to be your partner in the search for your locations/outlets. We hold the solution and the right product for today and for the future.

.......

thats my suggestion...to be honest my problem id the translation of the word "espaços". What do they refer to? You'll have to choose the better option according to your general context as I have no idea what they do, what kind of business, and what are those "espaços" for (building, retail, storage, ???)

Hope this helps a bit!
And happy easter bunnies to you!

Elisa Capelão
Local time: 04:40
Native speaker of: Native in PortuguesePortuguese
PRO pts in pair: 109
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2 hrs
" We want to be your partner in the creation of your spaces"


Explanation:
Evidently we are talking here about physical space for your projects, for the placement of equipment, materials and personnel. Since the company will supply the materials to enable you to "find" spaces, they will really be helping you to create space. They will be your partners supplying modules, containers and their know-how.
Boa Sorte
ZeVianna


    Reference: http://www.domain.com.br/clientes/dynaplan/perfil.htm
José Vianna
PRO pts in pair: 46
Grading comment
Thanks Joe, although I also liked Fuad's approach.
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15 hrs
your search, your problem of seraching


Explanation:
Require our opinion... *we would like to be your partners in solving your problem of search of your rooms.* We have both a solution and just necessary product for today and for ever.

Dr. Tagir S. Tagirov
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ttagir
Local time: 07:40
Native speaker of: Native in RussianRussian, Native in TatarTatar
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18 hrs
We want to be your partners in your search for the right space


Explanation:
Or "We want to be your partners in your search for space".

Hope it helps

Silvio Picinini
United States
Local time: 20:40
Native speaker of: Portuguese
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22 hrs
FINDING


Explanation:
I have a feeling that your course tutor is merely playing devil’s advocate. This kind of text (business promotion material) is precisely the kind of text where you need to exercise greater versatility and creativity. This is not an audit statement or a surgical report, but a sales pitch, where felicitous expressions are strictly language specific. What works in Portuguese may not work in English (or German).

I am going to do two things:

1. I will slightly shift the semantical center of PROCURA from the idea of seeking or searching to the idea of finding. You be the judge if that makes sense or not.

2. I will cross out the first instance of the word “solution.” I find the two proximate occurrences of the same word in this context a turn off. If your teacher disapproves of such plastic surgery, you can always restore it.

With this introduction, here is how I woud translate the portion between asterisks:

"We want to be your partner in finding [space]."

Another alternative is:

"We want to be your partner in finding a solution for your [space] problem."

I have put "space" in brackets, since I don’t know what it refers to. I assume you know, and I trust you will use your judgment to use the right English word for it.


Fuad


    Common translation practice
Fuad Yahya
Native speaker of: Native in ArabicArabic, Native in EnglishEnglish
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37 days
Study, analysis


Explanation:
SEARCH é busca, não serve bem
RESEARCH é pesquisa.
Aqui no caso, o fulano está oferecendo fazer um estudo das possibilidades de usar o espaço disponível - A STUDY, ou AN ANALYSIS of space resource

DrSantos
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