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Spanish term or phrase:Green Verte.
English translation:Green Beret (U.S. Army Special Forces)
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14:04 Nov 13, 2008
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Military / Defense
Spanish term or phrase: Green Verte.
I am translating a resume for a retired Chilean army officer. The following phrase appears under the heading of work experience:

"Green Verte. en el Ejército N.A."

What is the best way to render this in US English?

Thanks in advance!

Douglas
Douglas Divers
United States
Local time: 19:18
Green Beret (U.S. Army Special Focrces)
Explanation:
Hi Douglas,

Funnily enough, I just tried writing "beret" with my MS Word language set to Spanish and guess what it suggests: verte.

Seems the writer may have simply accepted MS Word's suggestion.

Good luck!

Álvaro :O)

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Note added at 7 mins (2008-11-13 14:12:48 GMT)
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A quick compilation of different meanings for Green Beret on Wikipedia:

A green beret is a type of headgear. Green Berets can refer to:

Military

Special Forces (United States Army), colloquial term
Naval commandos (France) (Bérets Verts), colloquial term
Parachute Troops School (Boinas Verdes), colloquial term for the Portuguese Escola de Tropas Páraquedistas (ETP)
1st Raider/Paratrooper Brigade (Greece) (Prasinoskoufides), colloquial term for the Greek Dynameis Katadromon.
Zelene beretke Bosnian, initially paramilitary, force during the Bosnian War from 1992—1995

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_Berets

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Note added at 10 mins (2008-11-13 14:15:11 GMT)
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I took N.A. to stand for Norteamérica, an erroneous but somewhat common reference to the U.S. N.A. may indeed mean something else, but pretty confident that the verte here owes to the MS Word correction I pointed out. :O)

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Note added at 12 mins (2008-11-13 14:17:49 GMT)
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Another Wikpedia entry lists military forces that wear the green beret as part of their uniform, but Chilean forces are not among those referred, so perhaps the N.A. is the U.S. after all.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_beret
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moken
Local time: 00:18
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Many thanks!

Douglas
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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3 +2Green Beret (U.S. Army Special Focrces)
moken
Summary of reference entries provided
Confirmando la respuesta de Alvaro
Jairo Payan

  

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Green Beret (U.S. Army Special Focrces)


Explanation:
Hi Douglas,

Funnily enough, I just tried writing "beret" with my MS Word language set to Spanish and guess what it suggests: verte.

Seems the writer may have simply accepted MS Word's suggestion.

Good luck!

Álvaro :O)

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Note added at 7 mins (2008-11-13 14:12:48 GMT)
--------------------------------------------------

A quick compilation of different meanings for Green Beret on Wikipedia:

A green beret is a type of headgear. Green Berets can refer to:

Military

Special Forces (United States Army), colloquial term
Naval commandos (France) (Bérets Verts), colloquial term
Parachute Troops School (Boinas Verdes), colloquial term for the Portuguese Escola de Tropas Páraquedistas (ETP)
1st Raider/Paratrooper Brigade (Greece) (Prasinoskoufides), colloquial term for the Greek Dynameis Katadromon.
Zelene beretke Bosnian, initially paramilitary, force during the Bosnian War from 1992—1995

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_Berets

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Note added at 10 mins (2008-11-13 14:15:11 GMT)
--------------------------------------------------

I took N.A. to stand for Norteamérica, an erroneous but somewhat common reference to the U.S. N.A. may indeed mean something else, but pretty confident that the verte here owes to the MS Word correction I pointed out. :O)

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Note added at 12 mins (2008-11-13 14:17:49 GMT)
--------------------------------------------------

Another Wikpedia entry lists military forces that wear the green beret as part of their uniform, but Chilean forces are not among those referred, so perhaps the N.A. is the U.S. after all.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_beret

moken
Local time: 00:18
Native speaker of: Spanish
PRO pts in category: 12
Grading comment
Many thanks!

Douglas

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Jairo Payan: Claro, las boinas verdes! Cordial saludo, no hay otra opción
30 mins
  -> Muchas gracias Jairo. :O)

agree  Juan Jacob: ¡Qué poder de deducción! Lo dicho, de grande quiero ser como tú. Saludos.
59 mins
  -> Gracias Juan - y yo de mayor quiero un MS Word que no se pase de listillo... :O) :O)
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Reference: Confirmando la respuesta de Alvaro

Reference information:
Las Fuerzas Especiales del Ejército de Estados Unidos (en inglés: United States Army Special Forces), también conocidos con el apodo de 'Boinas Verdes' (Green Berets) es una unidad de operaciones especiales del Ejército de Estados Unidos
http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fuerzas_Especiales

Jairo Payan
Colombia
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Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in category: 61
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Nov 24, 2008 - Changes made by moken:
Edited KOG entry<a href="/profile/10975">Douglas Divers's</a> old entry - "Green Verte." » "Green Beret (U.S. Army Special Focrces)"


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