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12-voudige slang

English translation: set of 12 hoses

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Dutch term or phrase:12-voudige slang
English translation:set of 12 hoses
Entered by: Anne Key
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10:33 Feb 14, 2007
Dutch to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Engineering (general)
Dutch term or phrase: 12-voudige slang
I am currently completing a technical translation (assembling "E-chuck to stone flex assy"), and am struggling with the above term (my Kluwer dictionary gives no suggestions).

The context is as follows:

"Neem de 12-voudige slang [pos 12] en teken deze af met de aftekenmal. De lengten van elk stuk staan op de tekening aangegeven in de tabel rechtsonder, aangeduid als item 12.
Nu beginnen we met het plaatsen van de 12-voudige slang. De slang links van de tube fixing piece heeft de volgende lengte;
- slang 1 [bovenste] water uit
- slang 4 water in
- slang 8 afzuiging drive arm
- slang 9 perslucht airfoot

Nummer de slangen met stickers van 1 t/m 12.

Would "12-fold / 12-piece tube / hose" be an appropriate translation?

All suggestions welcome - KudoZ points will be awarded within 72 hours.

Many thanks,

Anne
Anne Key
Local time: 01:49
set of 12 hoses / bundle of 12 hoses
Explanation:
If the hoses are bundled together, you could say 'bundle of 12 hoses'; if they are routed separately 'set of 12 hoses' would be better. If you don't know how the hoses are routed, 'set' is a safer translation.

Selected response from:

Ken Cox
Local time: 02:49
Grading comment
The client was happy with this suggestion - many thanks again Ken!
3 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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set of 12 hoses / bundle of 12 hoses


Explanation:
If the hoses are bundled together, you could say 'bundle of 12 hoses'; if they are routed separately 'set of 12 hoses' would be better. If you don't know how the hoses are routed, 'set' is a safer translation.



Ken Cox
Local time: 02:49
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The client was happy with this suggestion - many thanks again Ken!

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
neutral  Harry Borsje: This seems to be a specific (single) part, or at least a unique assembly, so why not stick to the less ambiguous, singular noun (although maybe not quite correct) 12-fold hose (or 12-fold connecting hose)?
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