Burmese translation for the word "client"
Sometimes a simple word can't get you move and you probably get stuck in the middle of your translation. You thought you know the appropriate translation for the word but in fact when you translate it, you find yourself that you are not very happy with it completely. Because you thought that the translated word, which may be common in Burma, you put in is not very closely related with the context of the source document. In this situation, how do you feel? The word I am referring to is "Client." We do not have many relevant translations for this word. Please consider the following:
· Client for a Law Firm
· Client for a retail outlet
· Client for Hospital or Clinic
· Client for Libraries
· Client for resettlement services providers.
· Client for natural therapies and etc,
Would you use the same translated word for all of the above services? Burmese word for the client is common for the client of law firm. Another Burmese word for this is for the client of retail outlet. In the case that you translate a letter or a brochure for the other service providers, how would you translate "client" ? For example: A physiotherapist writes a letter to his client for an appointment, and the letter starts with "Dear client." How would you translate "Dear client"?