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|Spanish to English translations [PRO]|
|Spanish term or phrase: mediato|
|"el futuro mediato"|
Is this "the medium-term future", or am I off-base? Can't find this word in my dictionary.
Text says: "... constituye un aspecto crucial para las finanzas públicas de la entidad en el futuro mediato, por lo que ello se debe examinar con mayor atención."
It is the opposite of immediate
"Mediato" means having something in the middle, not direct, not immediate.
You're right, it refers to medium or long term future.
Your text could refer to a loan, for instance: it's an immediate solution now, because the government gets the money, but in the "futuro mediato", that is when the loan has to be repaid, it will become a problem. There are months or years in the middle, therefore it is not futuro "inmediato", but "mediato".
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Well, I was presented with two conflicting solutions to my term, but a google search seems to support Patricia's suggestion. It is strange that such a commonly used word is missing from the only dictionary that I have access to. If you want to do me a favor, could you all look it up in your dictionary at home, and e-mail me privately if you find the word (let me know which dictionary it is)? Thanks in advance.
Here are some references I found that support this meaning:
"En ella se proyectarán hacia un futuro mediato,
es decir al año 2010 aproximadamente, ..."
"La misma filosofía que encierren sus palabras hoy será la que nos expresen en el futuro - mediato o inmediato-. Nunca cambian!"
"...con programas e implantaciones que tienen que ver con la particular visión del futuro mediato y de largo plazo,..."
" ...una transición cuya aspereza y opacidad vuelve difícil
la construcción de certidumbres respecto de su futuro mediato e inmediato."
"... en el futuro inmediato sino que puede constituir un hándicap estructural en el futuro mediato, si no se produce un cambio de posicionamiento que les permita ... "
"-Qué depara el futuro mediato e inmediato. "
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The immediate future
I believe "mediato" comes from "inmediato". (This is a way to say it for some people). Or perhaps there is a typo mistake.
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