Go Back   Home > Forums > >
Home Forums Rules Articles diyAudio Store Blogs Gallery Wiki Register Donations FAQ Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

The Lounge A place to talk about almost anything but politics and religion.

Multilingual Confusion
Multilingual Confusion
Please consider donating to help us continue to serve you.

Ads on/off / Custom Title / More PMs / More album space / Advanced printing & mass image saving
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 1st June 2019, 09:58 PM   #1
PRR is offline PRR  United States
diyAudio Member
 
PRR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Maine USA
Default Multilingual Confusion

Tools for electricians, "screwdriver", bits and extender. Like many things today, labeled in several languages. Klein is an old-school Chicago USA-based electrician

Now, I don't know much other than american english. But tech-talk tends to use common base-words across European languages, so I get some of it.

I don't think the Spanish and French say the same as the English.

On the "bits", where "power" appears in English, Spanish looks like "magnet" and French says "electric"?

Or are these ways to say "power" (actually, power screwdriver) in the other languages? I note that on the back of the Extension, "strong neodynium magnet" becomes "Potente imánde neodimio" and "Aimant neodyme puissant", so a literal "magnet" is a "imán" or "aimant". However the small print on the back renders "power tool" as "herramienta electrica" and "l'outil electrique", so "electric tool".

This is mostly curiosity. (Also, I intend to post a review where I got them.) I realize that an illiterate Siberian or Indonesian will "get it" without any words at all. But is it correct appropriate Spanish and French?
Attached Images
File Type: jpg KT-1.jpg (145.0 KB, 71 views)
File Type: jpg KT-2.jpg (122.3 KB, 73 views)
  Reply With Quote
Old 1st June 2019, 10:26 PM   #2
KaffiMann is offline KaffiMann  Norway
Fanatic
diyAudio Member
 
KaffiMann's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Grua, not far from Oslo.
Multilingual Confusion
Quote:
Originally Posted by PRR View Post
However the small print on the back renders "power tool" as "herramienta electrica" and "l'outil electrique", so "electric tool".
I'm no good with French or Spanish, but several other languages also literally have words that transfer to "electric tool" (or refer directly to drill, or whatever else it may be).
I think the US is where you just say "power tools" to whatever has some kind of motor, most of the rest of the world differentiates between any kind of gas/petroleum/diesel and electric variants.
  Reply With Quote
Old 2nd June 2019, 12:10 AM   #3
00940 is offline 00940  Belgium
diyAudio Member
 
00940's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Ličge
No idea for Spanish but, yes, it's proper French for tools either powered by batteries or mains.
__________________
All that is excessive is insignificant. Talleyrand
  Reply With Quote
Old 2nd June 2019, 12:28 AM   #4
patagonia is offline patagonia
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2018
It doesent say the same, transaltion form spanish woud be "magnetic impact tips for profesionals"... Its an odd translation shoud say for profesional tools "herramientas profesionales"
  Reply With Quote

Reply


Multilingual ConfusionHide this!Advertise here!
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Pass amp confusion!!! lacey007 Pass Labs 21 26th February 2011 04:30 AM
Kit Confusion! deadparrot Chip Amps 6 28th May 2009 08:52 PM
mox confusion cowanrg Solid State 10 9th August 2005 11:11 AM
More(l) confusion mr_push_pull Multi-Way 2 29th May 2005 04:54 PM
I2S confusion MWP Digital Source 2 9th November 2002 10:36 AM


New To Site? Need Help?

All times are GMT. The time now is 03:23 AM.


Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Resources saved on this page: MySQL 15.00%
vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright ©1999-2019 diyAudio
Wiki