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11:51 Nov 28, 2006
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Serbian to English translations [PRO]
Medical - Medical: Dentistry
Serbian term or phrase: primarijus
primarijus doktor Petrovic
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5 +1In this case "Prim. Dr.", but see the explanation below
Pavle Perencevic
5 +1Primarius
SSL-Maida B
4primarius
zoe1
4Chief Physician, Head Doctor (depending on context)
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Chief Physician, Head Doctor (depending on context)


Explanation:
Bujas, and ER.

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primarius


Explanation:
Pitanje je vec postavljano. Pogledajte on-line Kuduze Open Glossary, koleginica je dala iscrpan odgovor.

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Primarius


Explanation:
Posto je termin latinskog porekla, smatram da treba takav i da ostane u prevodu na engleski jer postoji kao takav - ne smatram da ga treba prevoditi ili objasniti na engleskom.


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In this case "Prim. Dr.", but see the explanation below


Explanation:
"Primarijus" originally meant "head of a clinic or hospital department" (that's how it is defined in dictionaries), but it is now a title awarded to medical professionals who have not earned their MSC's or PhD's, but have practised medicine as specialists for a requisite number of years and have had articles published in medical journals (see: http://www.sld.org.yu/sr/primarijus.asp), so that they too can prefix their names with something more than just "Dr".

Here's some practical advice on translating "primarijus" into English.

(1) If you have e.g. a list of names which includes Prim. Dr.'s, Prof. Dr.'s and such, leave "Prim. Dr." as is. Even if it is not abbreviated ("Primarijus Doktor"), translate it as "Prim. Dr." because you would normally write Dr. Johnson, not Doctor Johnson anyway, but more importantly, because there's no such word as "primarius" in English. It's not in Webster's Third New International Dictionary, and it can't be found anywhere on OneLookDictionary.com. This medical title is not used in the English speaking world. It's a foreign word in English, and you don't want your readers's attention to be diverted by pompous European medical titles written in Latin. Chances are, the readers of your translation are medical professionals themselves and are likely to know that "Prim." stands for a medical title used in German-speaking countries and a few other places, including ex-Yugoslav lands. So, it's best to leave it as "Prim. Dr." No further explanation needed.

(2) If there is a specific reference to the title of "primarijus" (e.g. "Dobio je zvanje primarijusa..."), you may say something like "He was awarded the title of primarijus/primarius...", but italicize "p." because it's a foreign word (Serbian or Latin) and explain what it is in a footnote the first time it appears in the text.

(3) If, by any chance, the "primarijus" in question really is the chief physician of something (e.g. "Prim. Dr. Pera Perić, načelnik Odeljenja za onkologiju, or Dr. Pera Perić, primarijus na onkologiji), dispense with "primarijus" altogether and just write "Dr. Pera Perić, Head of the Oncology Department"). Also see Simon Charass's explanation at http://www.proz.com/kudoz/412990.

(3) If there is only a passing reference to a "primarijus", not essential to the text, you might want to dispense with the whole italicization-and-footnote thing (don't burden your reader with unnecessary information) and leave the "primarijus" out or translate it with some equally vacuous English phrase (e.g. Dr Pera Perić, senior medical consultant), simply suggesting that the person in question is some sort of medical big shot.

HTH.


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