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English translation: Notario Público

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19:38 Nov 12, 2000
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Law/Patents
Spanish term or phrase: Notary Public
John Smith, a Notary Public in and for the Province of Ontario by Royal Authority duly appointed residing in the city of Toronto, do certify that :
agus1
Spain
Local time: 23:44
English translation:Notario Público
Explanation:
John Smith, Notario Público en y para la Provincia de Ontario, debidamnete nombrado por Autoridad Real, residente en la ciudad de Toronto, certifico que:

La traducción a mi parecer es Notario Público. Lo que puedes hacer es colocar una nota a pie de pagina explicando que las funciones de un Notario Publico pueden ser más amplias en algunos países, como de hecho sucede en algunos países latinoamericanos. Sin embargo la función notarial sea esta menor o mayor no deja de ser función notarial.
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MaryAnn Monteagudo
Peru
Local time: 17:44
Grading comment
Gracias. Varias de las otras respuestas fueron muy útiles, ya que me ayudaron a compararla con ésta, y pese a no estar exentas de razón, he podido comprobar después que la última tenía razón, al menos para España y en un contexto donde no hay posibilidad de engaño, como esta claro que habría en otros casos. Está claro que hay gente muy buena en este foro y espero poder devolver la ayuda pronto.
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Summary of answers provided
naescribano/escribana publico/a
Yolanda Broad
naNotario Público
MaryAnn Monteagudo
naNotary Public (don't translate)Alvin Adams, Jr
nado not translate!!Carol Shaw
naNotario PúblicoHortensia Lozano Dávila
naVer abajo
Agua
naNotarioCarolina Ramirez


  

Answers


6 mins
Notario


Explanation:
You do not have to specify the "public" in Spanish. Most widely used is the "notario" on its own.

You can also see this at the link below.


    Reference: http://eurodic.ip.lu/cgi-bin/edicbin/EuroDicWWW.pl
Carolina Ramirez
Canada
Local time: 17:44
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 42

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Janet Austin

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10 mins
Notario Público


Explanation:
John Smith, Notario Público en y para la Provincia de Ontario, debidamente nombrado, que tiene su domicilio en la ciudad de Toronto, certifico que:


Aquí está la traducción de la frase.


Ojalá que te ayude,


Hortensia

Hortensia Lozano Dávila
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in pair: 4

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Betina Frisone

Janet Austin

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11 mins
Ver abajo


Explanation:
John Smith, notario en y para la provincia de Ontario por Autoridad Real debidamente nombrado residente en la ciudad de Toronto, certifica que:


Agua
Spain
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in pair: 40

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Betina Frisone

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44 mins
do not translate!!


Explanation:
A "Notary Public" and a "Notario Público" are NOT the same thing, and some areas even have legislation prohibiting the direct translation. A Notary Public is any citizen who has registered with the State to act as a witness to signatures. A Notario Público is a highly qualified attorney with special powers and responsibilities, some at a near-judicial level. You cannot translate the term.



Carol Shaw
Local time: 16:44
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in pair: 59

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Yolanda Broad

Janet Austin

ZoeZoe

Linda N
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9 hrs
Notary Public (don't translate)


Explanation:
I agree with C Shaw. A "notario" and a "Notary Public" are not the same thing. In Texas, the translation of the term "Notary Public" is forbidden, lest someone confuse it with "Notario".
The webpage bleow explains the difference in Canada.


    Reference: http://204.101.157.3/testen1.htm
Alvin Adams, Jr
Local time: 16:44
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in pair: 222

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Yolanda Broad

Janet Austin
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10 hrs
escribano/escribana publico/a


Explanation:
This is what I generally use, when translating that sneaky term, "notary public," for audiences in Central and South America,
and in Spain. I wouldn't translate it for a Northern Mexican or Puerto Rican audience, though.

As your fourth answerer, Carol Shaw, can tell you, Texas notaries public are famous for exploiting the confusion between Spanish and English, by letting Spanish speakers believe that they have the legal capacity to serve as attorneys (an interesting scam).

From the Oxford SuperLex:

notary (public) / "n@Ut@ri / n (pl notaries (public)) notario, -ria
m, f, escribano (público), escribana (pública) m, f (RPl)




    Oxford SuperLex
Yolanda Broad
United States
Local time: 17:44
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in pair: 668

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Linda N
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1 day 16 hrs
Notario Público


Explanation:
John Smith, Notario Público en y para la Provincia de Ontario, debidamnete nombrado por Autoridad Real, residente en la ciudad de Toronto, certifico que:

La traducción a mi parecer es Notario Público. Lo que puedes hacer es colocar una nota a pie de pagina explicando que las funciones de un Notario Publico pueden ser más amplias en algunos países, como de hecho sucede en algunos países latinoamericanos. Sin embargo la función notarial sea esta menor o mayor no deja de ser función notarial.


MaryAnn Monteagudo
Peru
Local time: 17:44
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in pair: 4
Grading comment
Gracias. Varias de las otras respuestas fueron muy útiles, ya que me ayudaron a compararla con ésta, y pese a no estar exentas de razón, he podido comprobar después que la última tenía razón, al menos para España y en un contexto donde no hay posibilidad de engaño, como esta claro que habría en otros casos. Está claro que hay gente muy buena en este foro y espero poder devolver la ayuda pronto.
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