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con bola blanca

English translation: white ball in the draw

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Spanish term or phrase:con bola blanca (mil.)
English translation:white ball in the draw
Entered by: Parrot
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17:57 May 22, 2001
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Spanish term or phrase: con bola blanca
Heading on military ID card. First word is illegible. Heading is .OR..ADO CON BOLA BLANCA. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
nancy
white ball in the draw (sorteo).
Explanation:
Ref. from the Mexican army:
Durante seis años, de 1943 a 1948, con personal de las clases 1924 a 1929, el Servicio Militar Nacional se materializó acuartelado bajo banderas (como internos en los cuarteles militares) dependiendo de los resultados de los sorteos, pasaba a encuadrarse el personal que resultaba agraciado con bola blanca.
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Parrot
Spain
Local time: 09:20
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Thank you so much!
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Summary of answers provided
naJust an apology:Jaime Backal
naCorroborating ParrotJaime Backal
nawhite ball in the draw (sorteo).
Parrot
naFirst word could be
Elinor Thomas


  

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16 mins
First word could be


Explanation:
Coronado or Honrado...

In which case:

Crowned with White Ball (?) or
Honored with White Ball.

Good luck! :-)

Elinor Thomas
Local time: 05:20
Native speaker of: Spanish
PRO pts in pair: 247
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35 mins
white ball in the draw (sorteo).


Explanation:
Ref. from the Mexican army:
Durante seis años, de 1943 a 1948, con personal de las clases 1924 a 1929, el Servicio Militar Nacional se materializó acuartelado bajo banderas (como internos en los cuarteles militares) dependiendo de los resultados de los sorteos, pasaba a encuadrarse el personal que resultaba agraciado con bola blanca.

Parrot
Spain
Local time: 09:20
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 7645
Grading comment
Thank you so much!

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2 hrs
Corroborating Parrot


Explanation:
His answer is dead on, especially quoting the original pompous official style used in those years! Just wanted to add FYI that .O..ADO is SORTEADO.

Jaime Backal
Local time: 03:20
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish, Native in EnglishEnglish
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12 hrs
Just an apology:


Explanation:
I said "his" answer talking about Perrot. It should have been "her" answer. Mea tremendissima culpa!

Jaime Backal
Local time: 03:20
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 70
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