Aa desmenten (Puerto Rico)

English translation: dumpster?

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23:19 Apr 25, 2018
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Spanish term or phrase: Aa desmenten (Puerto Rico)
Hello! I am translating a document that is discussing an employee's injury. It says, "...estaba llevando la basura al desmenten..."

What is "al desmenten"? A dumpster? I cannot find it anywhere and suspect it may be a misspelled regional word. Thank you!
Leslie Young
United States
Local time: 02:12
English translation:dumpster?
Explanation:
Sounds like a typo to me. I would reach out to your client to clarify. I grew up in Puerto Rico and never heard anyone use this term. Currently I work for a network of hospitals and I do lots of medical translations but this word isn't familiar to me. Sorry Best of Luck

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Esteban Rivera
United States
Local time: 02:12
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dumpster?


Explanation:
Sounds like a typo to me. I would reach out to your client to clarify. I grew up in Puerto Rico and never heard anyone use this term. Currently I work for a network of hospitals and I do lots of medical translations but this word isn't familiar to me. Sorry Best of Luck



Esteban Rivera
United States
Local time: 02:12
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 2

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