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English translation: par excellence

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Spanish term or phrase:por excelencia
English translation:par excellence
Entered by: Terry Burgess
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10:37 Jul 27, 2001
Spanish to English translations [Non-PRO]
Spanish term or phrase: por excelencia
Necesito una sugerencia!!!

Desde su inauguración, el Casino....se ha convertido en el paseo por excelencia de la ciudad....

"major" no me gusta. A alguien se le ocurre algo mas inspirado?.

Gracias!
bea0
United States
Local time: 13:16
the hottest spot in town
Explanation:
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Francesco D'Alessandro
Spain
Local time: 18:16
Grading comment
Ojalá se pudieran repartir los puntos!!!! Gracias a todos!
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Summary of answers provided
na +5par excellenceRobert Anderson
na +2the hottest spot in town
Francesco D'Alessandro
naquintessential
Patricia Lutteral


  

Answers


6 mins peer agreement (net): +2
the hottest spot in town


Explanation:
...

Francesco D'Alessandro
Spain
Local time: 18:16
Native speaker of: Native in ItalianItalian
PRO pts in pair: 81
Grading comment
Ojalá se pudieran repartir los puntos!!!! Gracias a todos!

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Fuad Yahya: For a description of a casino, this is as apt a rendition as you can get.
1 hr

agree  Bertha S. Deffenbaugh
3 hrs
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39 mins
quintessential


Explanation:
Depende del tono general de tu traducción, pero esto podría servirte

The hub of the Hollis Center, the Student Lounge is
the quintessential place to relax and wind down
www.stetson.edu/offices/student_life/hollis.shtml

Plimoth Plantation is the quintessential place to
spend the Thanksgiving Holiday.
www.plimoth.org/calend/2001cal.htm

Saludos,

Patricia

Patricia Lutteral
Argentina
Local time: 15:16
Native speaker of: Spanish
PRO pts in pair: 505
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1 hr peer agreement (net): +5
par excellence


Explanation:
We use the French phrase in English. Webster defines it as "in the greatest degree of excellence; beyond comparison; preeminent(ly)."
Slightly different from quintessential, which refers to the pure essence of something--which may not be at all excellent.


    Webster's New World College Dictionary
Robert Anderson
Local time: 11:16
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 229

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  xxxcstokes3: This is what I'd say!
2 mins

agree  Patricia Lutteral: you're right! you native, me foreign :-))
1 hr
  -> Your generosity is equal to your sense of humor. And your credentials are impeccable! Thanks.

agree  Marcus Malabad: can you imagine a city whose main attraction is a casino? what dis? a Spanish Reno?
1 hr

agree  xxxtazdog
1 hr

agree  Terry Burgess: Of all, this is definitely the answer "par excellence":-)
5 hrs
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