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Russian translation: карандаш ТМ, твердо-мягкий карандаш

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English term or phrase:No. 2 pencil
Russian translation:карандаш ТМ, твердо-мягкий карандаш
Entered by: Nikita Kobrin
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18:41 Jun 6, 2002
English to Russian translations [PRO]
English term or phrase: No. 2 pencil
Use a No. 2 pencil or blue or black pen only.

Это из инструкции по заполнению анкеты. Какому типу российских карандашей соотвествует "No. 2 pencil"?
Nikita Kobrin
Lithuania
Local time: 11:36
ТМ (твердо-мягкий)
Explanation:
What is a No. 2 Pencil?

In America, the number on a pencil indicates the degree of hardness or softness of the writing core. The writing core is made from graphite and clay. The more graphite in a pencil - the darker the mark. The more clay in a pencil - the lighter the mark.

Europe uses a different grading system. They use letters to refer to the hardness or softness of the writing core. The more graphite in a pencil - the softer the grade. The more clay in a pencil - the harder the grade. For example, H is hard, B is black, F is a fine point, and HB is hard and black.

1 = B
2 = HB
2.5 = F
3 = H
4 = 2H
http://www.prang.com/ticonderoga/ticonpencils/pencil.cfm

... Проще всего в производстве твердо-мягкий карандаш ("ТМ" или "HB"), чем мягче или тверже ...
www.istok.krasnoyarsk.ru/KnowYou.htm
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Natalie
Poland
Local time: 10:36
Grading comment
Спасибо, Натали! Все предельно ясно.
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5 +8ТМ (твердо-мягкий)
Natalie


  

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ТМ (твердо-мягкий)


Explanation:
What is a No. 2 Pencil?

In America, the number on a pencil indicates the degree of hardness or softness of the writing core. The writing core is made from graphite and clay. The more graphite in a pencil - the darker the mark. The more clay in a pencil - the lighter the mark.

Europe uses a different grading system. They use letters to refer to the hardness or softness of the writing core. The more graphite in a pencil - the softer the grade. The more clay in a pencil - the harder the grade. For example, H is hard, B is black, F is a fine point, and HB is hard and black.

1 = B
2 = HB
2.5 = F
3 = H
4 = 2H
http://www.prang.com/ticonderoga/ticonpencils/pencil.cfm

... Проще всего в производстве твердо-мягкий карандаш ("ТМ" или "HB"), чем мягче или тверже ...
www.istok.krasnoyarsk.ru/KnowYou.htm


Natalie
Poland
Local time: 10:36
Native speaker of: Native in RussianRussian
PRO pts in pair: 28209
Grading comment
Спасибо, Натали! Все предельно ясно.

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