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English translation: Greater Buenos Aires

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09:37 Oct 17, 2000
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Spanish term or phrase: Gran Buenos Aires
Should I translate it as Great Buenos Aires??
or Province of Buenos Aires?
Adriana Pardo de Iriondo
Uruguay
Local time: 11:22
English translation:Greater Buenos Aires
Explanation:
The *gran* indicates that it is the whole urban area, not just the political entity. In English, we use the comparative form of great to convey that meaning. (cf: greater Boston; greater London, etc.)
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Yolanda Broad
United States
Local time: 09:22
Grading comment
I'll use yours. Thank you

Thank you all!
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Summary of answers provided
naAPI: "Great Buenos Aires" is OK...xxxElena Sgarbo
naGreater Buenos Aires
Yolanda Broad
naGreater Buenos AiresxxxJon Zuber
naGreat Buenos Aires
Evert DELOOF-SYS


  

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9 mins
Great Buenos Aires


Explanation:
(the agglomeration of) Great Buenos Aires

Go to www.austral.addr.com/page5.htm

Evert DELOOF-SYS
Belgium
Local time: 15:22
Native speaker of: Native in DutchDutch, Native in FlemishFlemish
PRO pts in pair: 82
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10 mins
Greater Buenos Aires


Explanation:
From the Britannica.

xxxJon Zuber
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11 mins
Greater Buenos Aires


Explanation:
The *gran* indicates that it is the whole urban area, not just the political entity. In English, we use the comparative form of great to convey that meaning. (cf: greater Boston; greater London, etc.)

Yolanda Broad
United States
Local time: 09:22
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in pair: 668
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I'll use yours. Thank you

Thank you all!
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11 mins
API: "Great Buenos Aires" is OK...


Explanation:
... "province of BA" includes other areas outside the Gran Buenos Aires, so it would not be correct.

If you're translating for the US, you can also say "Buenos Aires suburbs", which would be readily understood here.

Suerte
Elena

xxxElena Sgarbo
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