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law of diminishing returns

Spanish translation: ley de los rendimientos decrecientes

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English term or phrase:law of diminishing returns
Spanish translation:ley de los rendimientos decrecientes
Entered by: JaneTranslates
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05:24 May 22, 2005
English to Spanish translations [PRO]
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English term or phrase: law of diminishing returns
"How long do I keep it up?"
"When it ain't worth it any more, quit. You know, the **law of diminishing returns**, they call it. You keep getting less and less for your efforts and it gets to where it don't make sense to go on any more."

Yes, it's not very authentic-sounding dialog. I'm just interested in the phrase. Thanks!
JaneTranslates
Puerto Rico
Local time: 14:44
ley de los rendimientos decrecientes
Explanation:
:)

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Note added at 11 mins (2005-05-22 05:36:16 GMT)
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La ley de los rendimientos decrecientes dice que la duplicación de los insumos en un proceso físico: no duplica la producción
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aivars
Argentina
Local time: 15:44
Grading comment
Well, this one wasn't hard to grade! Thank you, aivars, and all the agree-ers.
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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4 +9ley de los rendimientos decrecientes
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10 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +9
ley de los rendimientos decrecientes


Explanation:
:)

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Note added at 11 mins (2005-05-22 05:36:16 GMT)
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La ley de los rendimientos decrecientes dice que la duplicación de los insumos en un proceso físico: no duplica la producción

aivars
Argentina
Local time: 15:44
Native speaker of: Spanish
PRO pts in category: 4
Grading comment
Well, this one wasn't hard to grade! Thank you, aivars, and all the agree-ers.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Gabriela Rodriguez
5 mins

agree  Nitza Ramos
7 mins

agree  Leopoldo Gurman: En realidad dice que la adición de una unidad marginal de un insumo eventualmente lleva a un rendimiento marginal menor, pero la traducción es impecable. Saludos =:)
16 mins

agree  xxxOso: ¶:^)
18 mins

agree  MPGS: :)
2 hrs

agree  Egmont
3 hrs

agree  Rafael Molina Pulgar
8 hrs

agree  Marsha Wilkie: Conozco la expresión, pero sin el artículo.
11 hrs

agree  Walter Landesman
22 hrs
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