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    Ayuda puramente testimonial

    purely testimonial aid?

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    I think this can be read as symbolic aid, so the context would be important.

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    Here is the context:
    Se ha dirigido a un grupo de élite de siete alumnos e impartido por Miriam Villar y Maria Jesús Jiménez, con una ayuda mía puramente testimonial. Han hecho un gran trabajo.

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    Nope. You were right the first time.

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    I think "testimonial" here means "observer" or "witness", as in, she was present in a supportive, observatory role rather than got involved.

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    Sure. I would agree with translating it as minor or unimportant since the speaker is being modest. Before having context, I thought it possible the speaker was being sarcastic about aid provided by someone else as in "the government provided only symbolic aid" really implying no aid at all.
    Last edited by gernt; 03-15-2010 at 11:03 PM.

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