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    Cool non-retirement

    Hi,

    A retired man who decides to go back to work. Do you have a word for that in English? They use "desaposentação" in Portugues even if this word doesn't appear in the dictionnary. It must be a substantive. Can I say non-retirement as a faithful translation?

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    Default Re: non-retirement

    Quote Originally Posted by bieasy View Post
    Hi,

    A retired man who decides to go back to work. Do you have a word for that in English? They use "desaposentação" in Portugues even if this word doesn't appear in the dictionnary. It must be a substantive. Can I say non-retirement as a faithful translation?
    Not as a translation of a man who has gone back to work. Translations all need to be the same parts of speech and be applicable in the same circumstances.
    We don't call a retired man a "retirement" for example, even though you need nouns for both.
    You can say he has come out of retirement; he has gone back to work. He has joined the work-force again. But we don't say he's "non-retired".

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    A retired person is a retiree. If you need a noun for your purposes you could call him a 'former retiree' or an 'ex-retiree'.

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    Default Re: non-retirement

    When someone retires from a company and then comes back, he is a "consultant."

    Now, if he retires from one company and then takes a regular job elsewhere, there is no specific term.

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