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English translation: shopping center/mall OR virtual mall

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18:24 Oct 30, 2000
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Spanish term or phrase: galería comercial
....entre las que destaca la puesta en marcha de una galería comercial de manera conjunta con El Corte Inglés.....

Spain to U.S. English -- shopping center?
This is for a tv producer, and I don't know if they mean a tv home shopping program or a bricks-and-mortar institution. Would appreciate suggestions for both.

(translating the whole thing for confirmation would be super. thanks in advance.)
Gloria Nichols
United States
Local time: 13:56
English translation:shopping center/mall OR virtual mall
Explanation:
Hola. En España se usa "galería comercial virtual" (ver ref 1) para decir virtual mall, y a veces se elimina lo de 'virtual'. Además, en ese texto no hablan de construir, sino de 'poner en marcha', lo que también da la idea de proyecto electrónico. En ese caso, sería click-and-mortar. En la referencia 2 se habla de empresas de internet que han 'conseguido acuerdos estratégicos con El Corte Inglés'.El Corte Inglés es una gran cadena española de tiendas departamentales, con sucursales en muchas ciudades, y desde luego también es posible que se trate de brick-and mortar, en cuyo caso, quedaría shopping center.
La frase del contexto quiere decir algo como esto:
one of the most important is the implementation of a mall —a joint venture (or joint project or collaboration) with El Corte Inglés.
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Summary of answers provided
naamong those that stand out a shopping mall in an English Court fashionMegdalina
nacommercial center or shopping center in collaboration with
Parrot
nashopping center/mall OR virtual mall
ZoeZoe
nashopping mall adjoining Corte Inglés (physical); TV mall along with Corte Inglés Dept. Store (TV)
Yolanda Broad
naamong which we can highlight the launching of a shopping center together with El Corte Ingles
Agua
namall or shopping centerCarol Shaw


  

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21 mins
mall or shopping center


Explanation:
You're quite correct - check URL www.galeriacomercial.com --

...among which the start-up of a mall, together with El Corte Inglés, stands out.... (without further context that's all I can do)


Carol Shaw
Local time: 12:56
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in pair: 59

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Yolanda Broad
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32 mins
among which we can highlight the launching of a shopping center together with El Corte Ingles


Explanation:
Shopping center can also be translated as "mall", if it is teenagers talking, but I think Shopping center (center, not centre, US spelling) is better.

I would think it is an actual building.

Hope it helps.

Good luck,
Agua

Agua
Spain
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42 mins
shopping mall adjoining Corte Inglés (physical); TV mall along with Corte Inglés Dept. Store (TV)


Explanation:
Oh boy, this really does leave one guessing!

I've certainly found mention of a *physical* "galería comercial" in conjunction with the *physical* "Corte inglés":

A finales de 1998 se abría la sucursal de Norma en Málaga, en el Málaga Plaza, una galería comercial sita detrás de El Corte Ingles (no es publicidad, sino para situarse en el mapa)
dreamers.com/asoc/skb/quienes.htm

And the Astruc site, for on-line purchasing in Spanish, is full of both "galerías comerciales" and the "Corte inglés."
personales.mundivia.es/astruc/temsea07.htm

Perhaps more to the point: the Corte Inglés in Madrid is spread out over a fairly wide area. One actually goes in and out of buildings, crosses streets, passes intervening buildings, to get between parts of the whole. It looks like the store kept expanding into whatever nearby building presented itself. And the intervening buildings are themselves other businesses, including "galerías"... including indoor shopping galleries/malls. That is, they are "malls" without the anchor stores we tend to think of as integral to the identity of a real mall. Perhaps, in U.S. parlance, they fit into the concept of "mini-malls."


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Yolanda Broad
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58 mins
shopping center/mall OR virtual mall


Explanation:
Hola. En España se usa "galería comercial virtual" (ver ref 1) para decir virtual mall, y a veces se elimina lo de 'virtual'. Además, en ese texto no hablan de construir, sino de 'poner en marcha', lo que también da la idea de proyecto electrónico. En ese caso, sería click-and-mortar. En la referencia 2 se habla de empresas de internet que han 'conseguido acuerdos estratégicos con El Corte Inglés'.El Corte Inglés es una gran cadena española de tiendas departamentales, con sucursales en muchas ciudades, y desde luego también es posible que se trate de brick-and mortar, en cuyo caso, quedaría shopping center.
La frase del contexto quiere decir algo como esto:
one of the most important is the implementation of a mall —a joint venture (or joint project or collaboration) with El Corte Inglés.



    Reference: http://www.blanc.ad/Spanish/Text-5sp-Index.htm
    Reference: http://personales.mundivia.es/astruc/temsea07.htm
ZoeZoe
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4 hrs
among those that stand out a shopping mall in an English Court fashion


Explanation:
also, without more context, I haven't discounted the ides that it may actually be a gallery of art rather than a shopping mall - if you're sure it's a mall, I'd use mall rather than shopping center - shopping center connotes raw brick and mortar whereas galeria (and we have many malls called galerias here) are ornate masterpieces of artistic beauty - always with very high-end exclusive shops - but just the buildings alone are breathtaking - for that matter, maybe you should just leave it as galeria (if we know what that means in Minnesota, I'm pretty sure the rest of the country does too...) Now that I think about it, I probably would say "a comercial galeria resembling an English Court". Hope this helps rather than confuses you! Good luck!

Megdalina
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6 hrs
commercial center or shopping center in collaboration with


Explanation:
El Corte Inglés...
The latter company (El Corte Inglés) is the leading department store concern in Spain and already equipped for TV home sales (it has a kind of collaboration with Antena 3). The text does not specify if the "galería" is to be virtual (e-commerce), so maybe you shouldn't force it. However, the very mention of El Corte Inglés is enough guarantee of operative success in a Spanish market (reading between the lines).

Parrot
Spain
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