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Translation doubt: sobreturno



newuser07
Argentina

Translation doubt: sobreturno
 
Hi!
 
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
 
Smile

1 Dec 2010      



foreverjinxed
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     



yanogator
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.
 
Bruce

1 Dec 2010     



almaz
United Kingdom

Possibly ´emergency appointment ´ or ´emergency consultation ´.

1 Dec 2010