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tienen el factor campo en contra

English translation: to hold the home-field advantage

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14:33 Aug 1, 2000
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary
Spanish term or phrase: tienen el factor campo en contra
one of the dictionary definitions of 'factor'. I am translating dictionary entries.
Lorna Thomson
Local time: 06:41
English translation:to hold the home-field advantage
Explanation:
("tienen el factor campo en contra" = literally, "they hold the field factor against.") The term is borrowed from organized sports, where the team that is playing in its usual (home) arena or stadium has the advantage of familiarity with its surroundings and the encouraging support of its local fans, as opposed to the visiting team, which has none of those favorable factors working for it.
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Heathcliff
United States
Local time: 22:41
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I chose this answer because it gave the right sense to what I thought the definition was about.Thanks for such prompt help!
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Summary of answers provided
nasee belowTelesforo Fernandez
nathey're up against the situation in the countyside.Phillip Berryman
nathe home-field factor is agains them
Baruch Avidar
nathe home-field factor is agains them
Baruch Avidar
nato hold the home-field advantageHeathcliff


  

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2 hrs
to hold the home-field advantage


Explanation:
("tienen el factor campo en contra" = literally, "they hold the field factor against.") The term is borrowed from organized sports, where the team that is playing in its usual (home) arena or stadium has the advantage of familiarity with its surroundings and the encouraging support of its local fans, as opposed to the visiting team, which has none of those favorable factors working for it.

Heathcliff
United States
Local time: 22:41
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 843
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I chose this answer because it gave the right sense to what I thought the definition was about.Thanks for such prompt help!
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3 hrs
the home-field factor is agains them


Explanation:
or

"they have the home-field factor against them".

Good luck!

Baruch Avidar
Israel
Local time: 08:41
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in pair: 92
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3 hrs
the home-field factor is agains them


Explanation:
or

"they have the home-field factor against them".

Good luck!

Baruch Avidar
Israel
Local time: 08:41
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in pair: 92
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5 hrs
they're up against the situation in the countyside.


Explanation:
If you're doing dictionary entries, you may not have a context. The "home field advantage" makes sense, although the sentence doesn't necessarily sound like sports jargon to me. Suppose the idea is resistance to innovation by country people, as opposed to city slickers. "Tienen el factor campo en contra" would then say something about the frustration of outsiders (non-governmental organizations, politicians, organizers) dealing with peasants.

Phillip Berryman
Local time: 01:41
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 147
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8 hrs
see below


Explanation:
They have the main factor against them.
Fcator campo = here menas main factor, key factor

Telesforo Fernandez
Local time: 12:11
PRO pts in pair: 262
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