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English translation: (short) hundredweight, drum, dozen, large bag

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19:50 Jan 8, 2008
Spanish to English translations [Non-PRO]
Business/Commerce (general) / retail
Spanish term or phrase: quintal, bidones, docenas, bolsones
Units of measure to purchase for retail sale in Nicaragua, as in "4 quintales de arroz, 2 quintales de azucar, 2 bolsones de belvet(papel higienico), 2 bidones de aceite"
E. Novesky
United States
Local time: 21:46
English translation:(short) hundredweight, drum, dozen, large bag
Explanation:
These correspond to quintal (46kg) also known as a short hundredweight; has an abbreviation 'cwt'

Bidón - for transporting oil, petrol and the like

Docena - as in a dozen eggs (usually)

Bolsón - from 'bolso' ; you could possibly use sack here also.

The only technical one is the quintal, the rest are more or less everyday words....

Anyhow, hope this helps somewhat.
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xxxJPW
Local time: 02:46
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Sorry I took so long :)
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(short) hundredweight, drum, dozen, large bag


Explanation:
These correspond to quintal (46kg) also known as a short hundredweight; has an abbreviation 'cwt'

Bidón - for transporting oil, petrol and the like

Docena - as in a dozen eggs (usually)

Bolsón - from 'bolso' ; you could possibly use sack here also.

The only technical one is the quintal, the rest are more or less everyday words....

Anyhow, hope this helps somewhat.

xxxJPW
Local time: 02:46
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Sorry I took so long :)

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  -> Thanks very much Patricia :)
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