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    I can't find a translation in Spanish for "city-breakers"
    can you help me? what is it exactly?
    This is the text, can you help me with the translation? thank u!

    Time Out publishes an inspired new guide this week that takes on the credit crunch for London city-breakers, offering fun activities for under a tenner. Here are 10 of our favourites:
    GO FALCON-WATCHING ON THE SOUTH BANK

    HAVE COCKTAILS
    SINK (INTO A STEAM ROOM) OR SWIM AT IRONMONGER ROW BATHS



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    Isn't a "city break" taking one or two days off to clear your mind from city stuff? Maybe city breakers are people who like to take a city break...

    Does it fit the context?

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    yes!! actually it is! i can't find a translation in spanish!
    can u help me?


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    It's kind of difficult to find an exact translation for those words but I would say something like
    "para aquellos que quieren alejarse de la ciudad por unos días"
    "para aquellos que desean descansar de la ciudad por unos días

    there may be other options, hope it helps anyway.
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    I agree with Sandra. In Argentina we also say: "para aquellos que quieran hacerse una escapada a..."

    If this expression is used in other Latin-American countries or Spain, then this could be another choice. :-)

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    That's right, in Argentina we use "escapada" for city break.

    How did you write the rest of the title? Maybe saying something like "para los que quieran escaparse de Londres" or something kind of catchy.

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    Hi there!

    I frankly think the idea is the opposite
    To take a city break means to go and spend a few days in a particular city.
    So in this case, it refers to activities in London..

    the best

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    Lucrecia tiene razon. Es un libro acerca de que hacer mientras estes en Londres.

    http://www.independent.co.uk/travel/...0-1667397.html

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    "Time Out publishes an inspired new guide this week that takes on the credit crunch for London city-breakers, offering fun activities for under a tenner. Here are 10 of our favourites:
    GO FALCON-WATCHING ON THE SOUTH BANK

    HAVE COCKTAILS
    SINK (INTO A STEAM ROOM) OR SWIM AT IRONMONGER ROW BATHS"


    Teniendo en cuenta el contexto y el público diana, ahí va mi propuesta:



    "Time Out pone a la venta esta semana una nueva e inspirada guía anti-crisis para viajeros de escapada en Londres, en la que se proponen actividades lúdicas por menos de diez libras. Aquí van diez de nuestras favoritas:
    - Observar halcones en la margen derecha (del Támesis)
    - Tomar cócteles
    - Relajarse (en una sauna) o nadar en las termas de Ironmonger Row"

    Hay que tener en cuenta que estamos ante una reseña periodística o un texto publicitario, por lo cual una traducción literal interferiría negativamente en la verdadera función del mensaje. Esta traducción preserva el sentido exacto del texto, manteniendo el dinamismo necesario (o esa es la idea)

    Espero que sirva de ayuda (más vale tarde que nunca).
    Last edited by humleveien; 12-04-2009 at 07:22 AM. Reason: Corrección parcial

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