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    Default building blocks?

    Hello, I just registered and could use some help!

    Here are some phrases that I would appreciate your assistance with:



    1. "we provide the building blocks to..."


    2. "a welcoming environment"

    3. The Association of Greater Richmond


    Thanks! I hope I can help you at some point!
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    Hi

    1-Le suministramos con los ladrillos para (la construción de su casa)

    2- Un ambiente acogedor
    3- Being a proper name a would not translate it, but if you want maybe you can use. la asociación de Greater Richmond

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kane
    Hi

    1-Le suministramos con los ladrillos para (la construción de su casa)

    2- Un ambiente acogedor
    3- Being a proper name a would not translate it, but if you want maybe you can use. la asociación de Greater Richmond
    Thank you for the quick reply. some comments...

    1-I am not usingbuilding blocks in the literal sense of constructing, but rather as in "we provide the building blocks to thriving and succeeding."

    3-Would Asociacion del Gran Richmond be acceptable? I am not opposed to translating the proper name. Is Gran + city the equivalent of Greater + city?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cantinflas
    Thank you for the quick reply. some comments...

    1-I am not usingbuilding blocks in the literal sense of constructing, but rather as in "we provide the building blocks to thriving and succeeding."

    3-Would Asociacion del Gran Richmond be acceptable? I am not opposed to translating the proper name. Is Gran + city the equivalent of Greater + city?
    How about this-
    Les proveemos los pasos necesarios para la prosperidad y el exito.

    And.......

    La Asociasion de Greater Richmond (Gran Richmond doesn't sound right to my ears and eyes).

    Maybe another member has better input?

    Hope I was able to help some!

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    Hi everyone!

    I think this could be an option for number 1: "Le proporcionamos/brindamos las bases fundamentales para el éxito y el progreso".

    Kane's option for number 2 seems great.

    I would not translate the name of the association. However, if you provide more context, Cantinflas, we could analyze the treatment of the term in this particular case.

    Hope it helps!

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    Thank you, Guadalupe and Dragona. I think I am most pleased with Guadalupe's translation for #1, Kane's translation for #2, and unsure about #3.

    More context on #3. The organization is the YMCA of Greater Richmond. As you may know, the Y is an international organization, and I have seen the proper name YMCA (Young Men's Christian Association) translated to (Asociacion Cristiana de Jovenes) on many of the Y websites in Latin America. I don't have a problem going with "La YMCA del Gran Richmond" if in fact "Gran + city" is a common way of describing a metropolitan area.

    Thoughts?

    Thank you all!

    PS How do I add appropriate accents, etc. on this site?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cantinflas
    More context on #3. The organization is the YMCA of Greater Richmond. As you may know, the Y is an international organization, and I have seen the proper name YMCA (Young Men's Christian Association) translated to (Asociacion Cristiana de Jovenes) on many of the Y websites in Latin America. I don't have a problem going with "La YMCA del Gran Richmond" if in fact "Gran + city" is a common way of describing a metropolitan area.
    Although you cannot always trust Wikipedia, this site may help: es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richmond_(Virginia).

    I haven't found relevant or related sites in Spanish which use "Great Richmond" in English. The few sites I came accross prefer the use of "Gran Richmond".

    I would then go for "la YMCA de Gran Richmond". I think it's not necessary to add the article there (del = de EL). You wouldn't say "la YMCA de *la Nueva York", but "la YMCA de Nueva York".

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    That makes sense, Guadalupe. I will use la YMCA de Gran Richmond.

    Gracias a todos. Espero poder ayudar a otro pronto.

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    Me alegra que te haya sido útil, Cantinflas. ¡Un placer!

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