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English translation: overtime; morning work

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14:21 Aug 1, 2000
Spanish to English translations [Non-PRO]
Art/Literary
Spanish term or phrase: Faena
Aside from the usual meaning as 'task' or 'chore' I need know if it can also mean 'overtime' in Cuba, Guatamala and Mexico. Is it correct for it to mean 'morning work' in Ecuador. I am translating dictionary entries.
Lorna Thomson
Local time: 14:25
English translation:overtime; morning work
Explanation:
Guatemala, Mexico = overtime (see Anaya below)
It can mean "morning work" also (see Williams below)
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Robert Anderson
Local time: 07:25
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Summary of answers provided
natask, job, morning or day's work, chore, stintHernando Soto
naovertimeMegdalina
na"morning work" in EcuadorHeathcliff
naovertime; morning workRobert Anderson


  

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42 mins
overtime; morning work


Explanation:
Guatemala, Mexico = overtime (see Anaya below)
It can mean "morning work" also (see Williams below)


    Williams, Spanish-English Dictionary; Diccionario Anaya
    Reference: http://www3.anaya.es/diccionario/diccionar.htm
Robert Anderson
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2 hrs
"morning work" in Ecuador


Explanation:
is fine, particularly with regard to agricultural work. -- So says the estimable Simon & Schuster dictionary.


    Simon & Schuster International Spanish Dictionary (2nd ed.) (MacMillan, 1997)
Heathcliff
United States
Local time: 06:25
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3 hrs
overtime


Explanation:
En Mexico asi lo dicimos. Suerte!

Megdalina
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5 hrs
task, job, morning or day's work, chore, stint


Explanation:
In Cuba, faena is a rather formal (not colloquial)term for any of the above meanings, for instance, "el trabajo agrícola es una ardua y agotadora faena", meaning, "tarea, labor", and even "jornada", but never overtime; for overtime, "trabajo u horas extras o extraordinarias" is standard usage.


    Simon & Schuster International Dictionary
Hernando Soto
United States
Local time: 09:25
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