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    Two problems

    I have to translate some phrases into my mother language but perhaps somebody can give me some synonyms.

    "halfway house" -
    "treasure salving" & "treasure salvor" -

    Besically I know what they mean but in my language there aren't used exactly these expressions and it is hard to find suitable match.

    Is it salving & salvor in this context related with searching or ...

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    Re: Two problems

    A halfway house
    is a place where prisoners or people with mental health problems stay after they leave prison or hospital and before they start to live on their own

    "treasure salving" & "treasure salvor"
    you wouldn't mean " salvage" , would you?


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    Re: Two problems

    I know that "halfway house" means what you wrote but I can't translate it in 10 words so I thought may be you use some similar synonyms that may help me.

    This may be "salvage" but like I said in my language there aren't these expressions. If I use salvage=save then its even gonna sound wierd in my language.

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    Re: Two problems

    "halfway house"
    what about any of those below
    shelter, nursing home, retreat, asylum

    As for "salvage" I would need a bit more text to find out the best way of paraphrasing it.


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    Re: Two problems

    Just a point - the context for "halfway house" is important. It could also have the meaning that you have reached a point of no return.

    "Salvage" = retrieve or preserve from loss or destruction

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    Re: Two problems

    Quote Originally Posted by Tuca View Post
    I know that "halfway house" means what you wrote but I can't translate it in 10 words so I thought may be you use some similar synonyms that may help me.

    This may be "salvage" but like I said in my language there aren't these expressions. If I use salvage=save then its even gonna sound wierd in my language.
    Why?
    Sometimes, words have a direct translation. Sometimes they haven't.
    You can find a word meaning "more or less the same", but in my honest opinion, it's better to use more words than dropping the original meaning.
    Moreover, even IF you find a perfect synonym for it... would you find a word in your mother tongue to translate it in a snap?

    Don't get me wrong, mate, I'm willing to help.

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    Re: Two problems

    Hi Tuca,

    salvage (n) = b. the rescue of a ship, its crew, or its cargo from fire or
    shipwreck
    c. compensation given to those who voluntarily aid in such

    a rescue.


    When property is lost at sea and rescued by another, the rescuer is entitled to claim a salvage award on the salved property.
    A pure or merit salvage award will seldom exceed 50 percent of the value of the property salved. The exception to that rule is in the case of treasure salvage. Because sunken treasure has generally been lost for hundreds of years, while the original owner (or insurer, if the vessel was insured) continues to have an interest in it, the salvor or finder will generally get the majority of the value of the property.

    Regards.

    V.

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