paño fijo

12:33 Mar 17, 2000
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Spanish term or phrase: paño fijo
Como decía Milton, no son mercancías monopolizables y que admitan tráfico por cédulas, estatutos y patrones oficiales. Desechemos la idea de convertir en un artículo tipo todo el conocimiento del país, para marcarlo y licenciarlo como nuestro paño fijo y pacas de lana.

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navintage item
Yvette Camou
naTrade mark
Carlos Fernandez
naseems like a local idiom, I would suggest...
Alexandro Padres Jimenez
nastandard procedure
Lillian Simmons



2 hrs
standard procedure

According to content I would say it means "standard prcedure". I guess this because the paño in "paño de lágrimas" is the translation for the English "tear jerker", thus paño is used for status designation in Spanish.

Lillian Simmons
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seems like a local idiom, I would suggest...

to market our knowledge like bread and butter

Basically, they are saying that they wouldn't catalogue their knowledge as a staple or set staple, but rather their ideosyncrasies go beyond a one set item and thus cannot be marketed or sold as such.

Alexandro Padres Jimenez
Local time: 13:17
PRO pts in pair: 150
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1 day 8 hrs
Trade mark

La frase es bastante confusa en español y creo que requeriría una adaptación, en todo caso el autor se refiere a convertir el conocimiento del país en un producto estándar o una marca registrada.

Carlos Fernandez
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3 days 3 hrs
vintage item

knowledge about a country's culture, people or production cannot be taken as such.

Yvette Camou
Local time: 11:17
PRO pts in pair: 45
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