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English translation: falta = misdemeanor, minor offense

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12:46 Oct 6, 2000
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Law/Patents
Spanish term or phrase: falta y delito
falta is described in terms of damages of < 50 000 ptas, delito as > 50,000 ptas
xxxLia Fail
Spain
Local time: 20:43
English translation:falta = misdemeanor, minor offense
Explanation:
delito = this is is trickier because they are many kinds of delitos... but is basically "crime" and then you can define it ....
"delito calificado = aggravated offense
delito comun = ordinary crime
delito criminal = crimanl offence
delito mayor = felony (this is is probably the one that best opposes the misdemeanor.... as misdemeanor is a "delito menor"

Saludos. Maria ;o)

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Maria
Local time: 13:43
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the info was useful, as I have to tread carefully here!
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Summary of answers provided
na"misdemeanor" and "felony" have very specific meanings in English, ...Heathcliff
namisdemeanor and felony
Gloria Nichols
natechnically, "falta" is offense (parking ticket, etc.) and "delito"
Parrot
nafelony and misdemeanorGeisha (Angie) Hayes
nafalta = misdemeanor, minor offense
Maria


  

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9 mins
falta = misdemeanor, minor offense


Explanation:
delito = this is is trickier because they are many kinds of delitos... but is basically "crime" and then you can define it ....
"delito calificado = aggravated offense
delito comun = ordinary crime
delito criminal = crimanl offence
delito mayor = felony (this is is probably the one that best opposes the misdemeanor.... as misdemeanor is a "delito menor"

Saludos. Maria ;o)




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Maria
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the info was useful, as I have to tread carefully here!

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Heathcliff
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43 mins
felony and misdemeanor


Explanation:
Good Luck!
Angie

Geisha (Angie) Hayes
PRO pts in pair: 31

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Heathcliff
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1 hr
technically, "falta" is offense (parking ticket, etc.) and "delito"


Explanation:
is crime (possession of prohibited substances, petty robbery, terrorism, etc.).

Parrot
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Local time: 20:43
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 7645

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2 hrs
misdemeanor and felony


Explanation:
the same unlawful activity can be a misdemeanor when a lesser quantity is involved and become a felony when the amount exceeds a certain limit




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Gloria Nichols
United States
Local time: 14:43
PRO pts in pair: 67

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Heathcliff
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1 day 2 hrs
"misdemeanor" and "felony" have very specific meanings in English, ...


Explanation:
... which could potentially mislead the reader. A more cautious course, without the semantic implications, might be advisable here, such as simply "minor offense" and "major offense," until the exact nature of the offense (petty theft, embezzlement, property damage, election fraud, whatever) is indicated in the Spanish document.

Cheers, HC

Heathcliff
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