LINGUISTICS & CULTURE
|Data:||08/ABR/2015 1:12 AM|
|Assunto:||Award vs. Prize|
The Portuguese word "prêmio" can be translated into English as both "award" and "prize". Do you guys have tips on when to use one or the other?
Does it have to do with the nature of the reward (money, object, certificate, trophy, medal, badge)? Or does it have to do with the process of obtaining the recognition (competition, race, lottery, contest, festival, pageant)?
Why is the Oscar called "Academy Award" and not "Academy Prize"? And why is it "consolation prize" and not "consolation award"? The Pulitzer Prizes? The Darwin Award?
I used the word "prize" the other day to describe a certificate received by a company for being one of the best places to work in the country. An American person corrected me saying that "award" would be the right word. Why is it so?
Thanks a lot!
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