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English translation: competitiveness

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Spanish term or phrase:competitividad
English translation:competitiveness
Entered by: Salvador Munguía
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14:29 Apr 1, 2001
Spanish to English translations [Non-PRO]
Marketing
Spanish term or phrase: competitividad: competitivity?
Can't find competitivity in any Dictionary, so I guess it isn't a valid word in English. Any suggestions?
Salvador Munguía
competitiveness
Explanation:

Whether in British or American, I would not hesitate to use "competitiveness", because it is found in many dictionaries (Webster's, etc.).

In a much simpler way, try to search the web for "competitiveness". I did so, and I found as many as 670,000 results. By the way, many of the sites were British.

Best regards,

Artyan
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artyan
United States
Local time: 18:12
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Thak you very much for all the answers and for your time.
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Summary of answers provided
nacompetitivenessartyan
nacompetitivenessGail
nacompetitivenessMaria McCollum
nacompetence
dany2303
naSee below
Bertha S. Deffenbaugh
nacompetitivenessNigel Patterson
nacompetitive effectiveness; competitiveness; competition
Yolanda Broad
naCOMPETITIVITY.... is ok!!
Bertha S. Deffenbaugh
naCompetitiveness
Oleg Rudavin


  

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8 mins
Competitiveness


Explanation:
That'd be the right choice. Had the same problem some time ago.

Oleg Rudavin
Ukraine
Local time: 04:12
Native speaker of: Native in RussianRussian, Native in UkrainianUkrainian
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10 mins
competitiveness


Explanation:
The words exists, but is perhaps not very elegant! Perhaps you could open the phrase up by using something like 'competitive spirit', depending on the context.

¡Suerte!


    Own knowledge.
Nigel Patterson
United States
Local time: 20:12
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21 mins
competitive effectiveness; competitiveness; competition


Explanation:
Perhaps the following, from Termium, would fit into your context:

English:Marketing
competitive effectiveness s CORRECT
OBS - (...) any management which fails to provide the kind of training and selling guidelines that give the salesmen the answers to these kinds of questions has cut sharply into the competitive effectiveness and productivity of its sales force. s
1980-07-17

Or perhaps your context is something like: "competitividad mundial/comercial/industrial." In that case, use just plain "competition" as part of a compound noun phrase: "world/business/manufacturing competition"

If not, then go with competitiveness


    Reference: http://www.termium.com
    Oxford SuperLex
Yolanda Broad
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Local time: 21:12
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37 mins
COMPETITIVITY.... is ok!!


Explanation:
ADB Group, ... PROJECT INFORMATION SHEET. Competitivity Support Programme. ... COUNTRY. Republic
of Tunisia. NAME OF PROGRAMME. Competitivity Support Programme. LOCATION. ...
www.afdb.org/news/countries/pis_html/appui_competitivite-en... - 7k - Cached - Similar pages


European Parliament STOA Project Information Society: ...
European Parliament STOA Project Information Society: Competitivity
and Employment - Final Report 1996. ...
www.pjb.co.uk/isrep.htm - 2k - Cached - Similar pages


Inforama International - Economic Intelligence and ...
PRODUCTION AND DISPATCHING OF INFORMATION. Definition of Economic Intelligence
missions with respect to company objectives and strategy. ...
www.inforama.fr/eiec1.htm - 4k - Cached - Similar pages


Competitivity
... COMPETITIVITY INFASSI IS A LEADING COMPANY in the sector of informatic services.
From this leadership, our Clients obtain an


Bertha S. Deffenbaugh
United States
Local time: 19:12
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45 mins
See below


Explanation:
IT'S ME AGAIN

This is a British site.
Question: perhaps COMPETITIVITY IS ONLY CORRECT IN BRITISH ENGLISH? MAYBE

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European Parliament STOA Project
Information Society: Competitivity and Employment - Final Report 1996


This report is available from: -

STOA
European Parliament
Schuman Building 4/61
L-2929 Luxembourg
Luxembourg
Fax: +352 4300-22418
Email: STOA@europarl.eu.int





Bertha S. Deffenbaugh
United States
Local time: 19:12
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1 hr
competence


Explanation:
I think this word can help you!

dany2303
Local time: 23:12
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Bertha S. Deffenbaugh
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9 hrs
competitiveness


Explanation:

Whether in British or American, I would not hesitate to use "competitiveness", because it is found in many dictionaries (Webster's, etc.).

In a much simpler way, try to search the web for "competitiveness". I did so, and I found as many as 670,000 results. By the way, many of the sites were British.

Best regards,

Artyan


    Electronic dictionaries and web search.
artyan
United States
Local time: 18:12
Native speaker of: Native in RussianRussian
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Grading comment
Thak you very much for all the answers and for your time.

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Bertha S. Deffenbaugh
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15 hrs
competitiveness


Explanation:
This is the correct word usage in English.


    I am a native English speaker and words that is the correct translation
Gail
United States
Local time: 21:12
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1 day 2 mins
competitiveness


Explanation:
competitividad: competitiveness

competitiveness, involving, or based on competition.
Competitor: a person who competes as a business rival.


    new world dictionary, harper and collins dictionary
Maria McCollum
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