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English translation: plastico = credit card

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15:06 Jun 7, 2000
Spanish to English translations [Non-PRO]
Bus/Financial
Spanish term or phrase: plástico
Context: definition of "basic data" related to issuance of credit cards - is "plástico" simply a synonym for "tarjeta"?? Thanks.

Grupo de datos y parámetros que facilitan el control del vencimiento, plástico a emitir, la modalidad de intereses corrientes a cobrar y el manejo del saldo a favor.
Rgaspari
United States
Local time: 07:53
English translation:plastico = credit card
Explanation:
it is usually the slang way to refer to the credit cards: I paid with plastic, where is your plastic? but this does not seem slang to me, they could be referring to the kind of card to issue (there are now different kind of credit cards, and maybe the plastic really refers to different kind of card to issue = plain credit card, money cards, etc
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Ester Cabral
Local time: 17:53
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I give you the points for being the first person to respond (and correctly!) Thanks.
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Summary of answers provided
naplastic money - colloquialxxxLia Fail
naCredit cardMagdalena Smoot
naMy suggestions is:
Luz Bordenkircher
naIn Argentina, the term plastico is mainly referred to credit cards in general.
sandra bravo
naplastico = credit card
Ester Cabral


  

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5 mins
plastico = credit card


Explanation:
it is usually the slang way to refer to the credit cards: I paid with plastic, where is your plastic? but this does not seem slang to me, they could be referring to the kind of card to issue (there are now different kind of credit cards, and maybe the plastic really refers to different kind of card to issue = plain credit card, money cards, etc

Ester Cabral
Local time: 17:53
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36 mins
In Argentina, the term plastico is mainly referred to credit cards in general.


Explanation:
In the financial sector, it is common to refer to credit cards as "plástico". It is also a very colloquial word, though it is not informal if translated as such.

sandra bravo
United States
Local time: 10:53
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
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14 hrs
My suggestions is:


Explanation:
Credit Card. In Latin American when speaking about credit cards they always refer to "Plastic" or "dinero plástico"



Luz Bordenkircher
Local time: 10:53
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in SpanishSpanish
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18 hrs
Credit card


Explanation:
In México, a colloquial/slang term for credit card.
Magdalena

Magdalena Smoot
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22 hrs
plastic money - colloquial


Explanation:
I think you are right - in the context. Better to use issue of cards or issue of credit cards. the above would be considered too informal

xxxLia Fail
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