19:45 Nov 11, 2014
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Slovak to English translations [PRO]
Bus/Financial - General / Conversation / Greetings / Letters
Slovak term or phrase: cooperate
After 13 years as a translator and all the countless times I've seen translated sentences using the phrase "we look forward to cooperating with your company" or any variation thereof I still have not got used to it. I naturally and instinctively want to say "work with" or "work together" as opposed to "cooperate" but now I wonder if my way is more prevalent in AE and maybe cooperate is a natural for BE. Thoughts? I'm unable to keep this over-used word (at least in my language pair) from rubbing me the wrong way, and I'm aiming for the most natural sounding English for target readers predominantly from this (European) side of the pond.
Local time: 23:10

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5 +3spolupracovať
Juro Sebestyen, A.B.I.E.S. s.r.o.
4collaborate (AE)
Maria Chmelarova

Discussion entries: 12



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diskusia je fasa vec, ale bacha decká, tu ide najmä o čas a o body! :-)
Takže budem dnes konečne prvý?! :-)

Juro Sebestyen, A.B.I.E.S. s.r.o.
Local time: 23:10
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Native speaker of: Native in SlovakSlovak
PRO pts in category: 11
Notes to answerer
Asker: I wasn't looking for a translation to Slovak, for some reason someone changed my original English question to English to Slovak. But thanks for chiming in, Juro

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Igor BURAK
4 mins
  -> Dakujem Igor!

agree  Sona Poltarska
8 hrs
  -> Dakujem Sona!

agree  Dušan Ján Hlísta: aha už viem, vďaka za upozornenie - Dušo
13 hrs
  -> Dakujem Duso, islo skor o pouzitie anglickeho "cooperate", pozrite prosim diskusiu
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collaborate (AE)

nie je vzdy len negativum...
ale v zmysle; work together, work side by side, team up, ako aj join forces, create together, cooperate, unite

Maria Chmelarova
Local time: 17:10
Native speaker of: Slovak
PRO pts in category: 4
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