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Translation doubt: sobreturno


Translation doubt: sobreturno
A student wanted to share an anecdote in class and asked me for this particular word. In our country we make an appointment to see the doctor but sometimes when it´s really important you might go there without one. However, you should be prepared to wait for a very long time! This is a "sobreturno".
Thanks in advance and have a great week

1 Dec 2010      

South Africa

The only word I can think of is  ´waiting list. ´
He never made an appointment, so his name ´s last on the waiting list, he might have to wait all day.

1 Dec 2010     

United States

You explained the situation, but didn ´t tell us what the sobreturno is. Is it the wait, the list or the person? A person who arrives without an appointment is called a "drop-in". Maybe that helps you.

1 Dec 2010     

United Kingdom

Possibly ´emergency appointment ´ or ´emergency consultation ´.

1 Dec 2010