English translation: an environmental education and training center
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Spanish to English translations [PRO] Tech/Engineering - Geology / Flood Risk Assessment
Spanish term or phrase:educativa y formativa
SPAIN. Twas the night before Christamas, and all thru the house, translators were pondering.. The text is about sewage treatment plants...
- I reckon "educativa y formativa" is basically a redundancy, as both really mean "educational" although "training" is currently in vogue. Should I just dump "formativa" or try to shoehorn it in somehow? "Por último socialmente se trata de una iniciativa que puede dotar de grandes beneficios al lugar dónde se vaya a realizar una instalación de este tipo, ya que genera puestos de trabajo (tanto cualificados como no cualificados principalmente) y permite dotar al municipio de un centro de capacitación ambiental, educativa y formativa."
... I'd been swithering about some kind of version of "centre of environmental and educational skills training" but Henry's answer definitely cuts the mustard for this Christmas turkey! Thanks to everyone for chipping in, and SEASON'S GREETINGS FROM SNOWY SCOTLAND!!
means "educational" in the sense of personal growth, which is the intended meaning in Spanish. I usually skip this term, but Henry's suggestion is excellent.
MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR, NEIL!
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an environmental education and training center
Explanation: un centro de capacitación ambiental, educativa y formativa = an environmental education and training center
Why not cut it down to that? Nothing is lost.
Henry Hinds United States Local time: 00:26 Native speaker of: English, Spanish PRO pts in category: 59
Thanks Henry for yet another top answer. Wishing you a happy and prosperous New Year in 2011!