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Old September 13, 2010, 09:00 AM
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Is the term in Spanish de turno?
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Old September 13, 2010, 09:50 AM
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1 (summons): to be on call estar* de guardia; the call of duty/to arms (literary) la llamada or (Latin America also) el llamado del deber/a las armas; his hospitality went far beyond the call of duty fue por demás hospitalario; to answer o obey the call of nature (euphemism) hacer* sus (or mis etc) necesidades (euphemism)
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Old September 13, 2010, 10:07 AM
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Thanks Peri. De guardia sounds right to me.
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Old September 13, 2010, 11:08 AM
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It's certainly used in the phrase "farmacia de guardia" to indicate 24-hour availability for emergencies. It's not quite "on call" in English, but it's the same concept.
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Old September 13, 2010, 11:19 AM
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Is the term in Spanish de turno?
Yes the word could be expressed for someone who is waiting a turn.
For example when you go to the bank then you need to take a turn ticket.

That's my humble opinion.
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Old September 13, 2010, 11:22 AM
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That's right, but as you say "farmacia de turno" could be translated as "duty's chemist"

I've seen "farmacia de turno" in Spain with a synonym usage to "farmacia de guardia" (and Googling it, this is confirmed).

Also,
to do night duty = hacer el turno nocturno;
to do duty as something = hacer las veces de algo, servir de algo
b (in phrases) off duty: to come/go off duty = acabar el turno or la guardia;
to be off duty « nurse / doctor » = no estar de turno or guardia;
« policeman / fireman » = no estar de servicio;
on duty: to come/go on duty = empezar el turno or la guardia;
he’s on duty all morning « nurse / doctor » = está de turno or de
guardia toda la mañana; « policeman / fireman » está de servicio toda la mañana
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Pablo.

Your examples are greatly useful.

You have made a great investigation and the more good of this business is that you shared all your knowledge.

Thank you.

New words for me.

Tomorrow I will go on duty early in the company.
I'm duty off this weekend

Many examples.

Please you don't hesitate to correct me.
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You are welcome. A couple of corrections (maybe a native can double check these!)

Tomorrow I will go on duty early inat the company.
I'm off duty off this weekend

(Probably the order is better, This weekend I'm off duty.)
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Thank you Pablo for your contribution.

I will take in mind your advices.

I will be off duty this morning.

Because Raul did his duty very early today then the boos changed me the duty for tonight.
Therefore I will do duty tonight at the company.

Weatherford has many changes in the duties of the personal, inclusive I will be off duty the Tuesday, then I will can go with you to the super market with Acela.

I will appreciate your corrections.

Sincerely yours.
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I will be off duty this morning.

Because Raul did his duty very early today then the boss changed me to be on the duty for tonight.
Therefore I will do duty tonight at the company.

Weatherford has many changes in the duties of the personal, even inclusive I will be off duty the Tuesday, then I will can go with you to the super market with Acela.
You are welcome.
(Corrections marked... A native English speaker input would be appreciated... as I was born in Spain... that's why my skin is fair.)
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