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22:49 Apr 7, 2008
Spanish to English translations [PRO] Tech/Engineering - Engineering: Industrial
Spanish term or phrase:ESTANQUEIDAD
COMPROBACION DEL CONEXIONADO ELECTRICO Y ESTANQUEIDAD CAJAS CONEXIÓN A INSTRUMENTOS O RESISTENCIAS.
I KNOW THAT ESTANQUEIDAD IS 'WATERTIGHTNESS'. BUT CAJA? TALKING ABOUT STEEL TANKS. GRACIAS DE ANTEMANO!
Explanation: Based on téchnical dictionary Thompson Paraninfo, on one hand we have "caja de conexiones" is "connection box"; on the other hand we have "caja de estanqueidad" as "glands". In my opinion the author has elapsed "de la" so you should translate it as " tightness of connection box"
Yes, 'estanquiedad' means -as suggested below- the fit or seal. I just think that the phrase could be made clearer if it's rearranged. As Scott suggests, it means the seal of the boxes (although it sounds awkward).
Hi Chris. This is a horrible one. I can't remember how I got round it last time, but is it not possible to make some sentence structure change so that it reads some thing like '...and that X items fit tightly/properly'?
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Explanation: That may work.
Henry Hinds United States Local time: 08:02 Specializes in field Native speaker of: English, Spanish PRO pts in category: 130
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