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Tagalog translation: likas na selyo ng balat laban sa panunuyot

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English term or phrase:natural moisture barrier
Tagalog translation:likas na selyo ng balat laban sa panunuyot
Entered by: Leny Vargas
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21:57 Feb 19, 2007
English to Tagalog translations [PRO]
Marketing - Cosmetics, Beauty / Skin Care
English term or phrase: natural moisture barrier
....replenishes essential moisture and strengthens skin’s natural moisture barrier....

*barrier*???. please help. thanks in advance.
Leny Vargas
France
Local time: 00:14
likas na selyo ng balat laban sa pagkatuyot
Explanation:
that's how I would translate it.

although:

moisture = halumigmig

barrier = harang

in this case those available equivalents will not be appropriate. it will be like saying: "the skin's natural precipitation obstacle". A good example of using equivalents but still failing to achieve a direct translation.

you need to understand the root concept and build your translation around it.

in this case:

"moisture" is the opposite of "dryness" which is directly translated as "pagkatuyot" (specifically for skin)

for "barrier" I would go for "selyo" ("seal") which keeps something something in (moisture) as well as it keeps something out (dryness). this is also more appropriate for something like "skin" (as opposed to something more "mechanical" like a railroad crossing in which case "barrier" would be more appropriate).

thus the resulting translation is as such:

"likas na selyo ng balat laban sa pagkatuyot"

which means:

"the skin's natural seal against dryness"

which you could enhance to your liking, such as:

"likas na selyo ng balat upang maiwasan ang pagkatuyot" ("the skin's natural seal to prevent dryness")

hth
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Jake Estrada FCIL CL
Philippines
Local time: 06:14
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many thanks jake! I used panunuyot instead of pagkatuyot.
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Jake Estrada FCIL CL


  

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likas na selyo ng balat laban sa pagkatuyot


Explanation:
that's how I would translate it.

although:

moisture = halumigmig

barrier = harang

in this case those available equivalents will not be appropriate. it will be like saying: "the skin's natural precipitation obstacle". A good example of using equivalents but still failing to achieve a direct translation.

you need to understand the root concept and build your translation around it.

in this case:

"moisture" is the opposite of "dryness" which is directly translated as "pagkatuyot" (specifically for skin)

for "barrier" I would go for "selyo" ("seal") which keeps something something in (moisture) as well as it keeps something out (dryness). this is also more appropriate for something like "skin" (as opposed to something more "mechanical" like a railroad crossing in which case "barrier" would be more appropriate).

thus the resulting translation is as such:

"likas na selyo ng balat laban sa pagkatuyot"

which means:

"the skin's natural seal against dryness"

which you could enhance to your liking, such as:

"likas na selyo ng balat upang maiwasan ang pagkatuyot" ("the skin's natural seal to prevent dryness")

hth


Jake Estrada FCIL CL
Philippines
Local time: 06:14
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in TagalogTagalog
PRO pts in category: 4
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many thanks jake! I used panunuyot instead of pagkatuyot.
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