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English translation: That ... (These aren't sentences, they are clauses.)

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Spanish term or phrase:sentences starting with QUE
English translation:That ... (These aren't sentences, they are clauses.)
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17:54 May 3, 2001
Spanish to English translations [Non-PRO]
Spanish term or phrase: sentences starting with "Que.."
I find hundreds of sentences in Spanish that start with "Que..." and I don't know how to translate this into English.

Ex: Que de acuerdo con la Alianza Centroamericana para el desarrollo sostenible:

and

Que en El Salvador el ente rector del Sistema Nacional de Gestión del Medio Ambiente es...

Also, what is 'ente rector'? Would that be GOVERNING BODY?
lcmolinari
Canada
Local time: 11:37
That ... These aren't sentences, they are clauses
Explanation:
and you have to read them with the rest of the contract that usually comes in capital letters to get the full sentence (legal context.)

"Let" in Biblical language (Que + subjunctive, as in "Que haya luz" = Let there be light). This also tends to carry over into legal language.
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Parrot
Spain
Local time: 17:37
Grading comment
Actually, after reviewing all the suggestions and looking at my document again (which was not legal) I decided that none of them worked for me. I simply eliminated the Que and made the sentences plain statements in English. But, I had to choose an answer and I definitely appreciate the input
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Summary of answers provided
naWhereas; governing body
Yolanda Broad
naWhereas
Yolanda Broad
naThat ... These aren't sentences, they are clauses
Parrot
naThat......
Bertha S. Deffenbaugh


  

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11 mins
That......


Explanation:
Hi,

That in El Salvador...
That's the only way to translate it.

If we read: "Que en el Salvador el ente rector, etc,etc,", it means more or less this:

Me han dicho QUE en El Salvador...

He oído QUE en El Salvador...

Me he enterado QUE en El Salvador...

Tengo noticias de QUE en El Salvador...

When the sentence begins by the word QUE , the previous words are omitted, but understood.

******************

Ente Rector means Government Body, that's correct. Rector comes from REGIR.

Hope this helps a bit.

Regards,:)

BD


Bertha S. Deffenbaugh
United States
Local time: 09:37
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in pair: 219
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46 mins
That ... These aren't sentences, they are clauses


Explanation:
and you have to read them with the rest of the contract that usually comes in capital letters to get the full sentence (legal context.)

"Let" in Biblical language (Que + subjunctive, as in "Que haya luz" = Let there be light). This also tends to carry over into legal language.

Parrot
Spain
Local time: 17:37
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 7645
Grading comment
Actually, after reviewing all the suggestions and looking at my document again (which was not legal) I decided that none of them worked for me. I simply eliminated the Que and made the sentences plain statements in English. But, I had to choose an answer and I definitely appreciate the input

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Andrea Kopf
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1 hr
Whereas


Explanation:
In English--the contract variety, that is--you start a clause with "whereas." As a matter of fact, these things are **called** "whereas clauses"!

Here are a couple of references I picked up on Google explaining the critters:

Article - Contract Tips, by Florida Lawyer
... background. Recitals are the "whereas" clauses that precede ... similar variations in style. ... and attorneys fee clauses. If your contract gets litigated, you ...
www.jamesmartinpa.com/50tips.htm

Attorney - Florida - Martin - Conscience
... the contract's recitals (whereas clauses) to provide ... Add to that clauses to cover the ... it repetitive, but in contract writing it is ... similar variations in style. ...
www.jameswmartinpa.com/conscience.htm

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    Reference: http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&lr=&safe=off&q=%22whereas...
    Reference: http://www.termium.com
Yolanda Broad
United States
Local time: 11:37
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in pair: 668
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1 hr
Whereas; governing body


Explanation:
Sorry, I had left out "ente rector":

From the Oxford SuperLex:

2 (organismo, institución) body; ente estatal/público state/public body; son entes con personalidad jurídica they are legal entities

rector1 -tora adj ‹ órgano › governing (before n)

In English--the contract variety, that is--you start a "que" clause with "whereas." As a matter of fact, these things are **called** "whereas clauses"!

Here are a couple of references I picked up on Google explaining the critters:

Article - Contract Tips, by Florida Lawyer
... background. Recitals are the "whereas" clauses that precede ... similar variations in style. ... and attorneys fee clauses. If your contract gets litigated, you ...
www.jamesmartinpa.com/50tips.htm

Attorney - Florida - Martin - Conscience
... the contract's recitals (whereas clauses) to provide ... Add to that clauses to cover the ... it repetitive, but in contract writing it is ... similar variations in style. ...
www.jameswmartinpa.com/conscience.htm

More at:


    Reference: http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&lr=&safe=off&q=%22whereas...
    Reference: http://www.termium.com
Yolanda Broad
United States
Local time: 11:37
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in pair: 668
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