Off topic: Do you know your Tour de France ?
Thread poster: nordiste

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Jul 7, 2009

If you wish to know eveything about the Tour de France have a look at the BBC website for vocabulary

(complete with pronunciation)

and learn the rules of the game


Tomás Cano Binder, BA, CT  Identity Verified
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Thank you! Jul 7, 2009

I think most translators are very fond of words and references like this are big temptations: should I grab all the terms, find (or write, as I know many of them after watching the Tour on TV for many years) the Spanish equivalents and make a nice termbase with it all?

The idea is enormously attractive. As it would be to record bird species in several languages (it is said that some 4-5 thousand exist, some 800 only in Europe), engine parts, semiconductors, screw and bolt types, layers of a road, types of bridges and their parts, etc. It's just a disgrace that we don't have the time to research all these things! If we translators spent 1 hour a day researching new fields for the proper terms, we would soon understand that knowledge is a synonym of words. Know the words, and you know it all!


chica nueva
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Thanks for this. Interesting dynamics between Contador and Armstrong. Jul 28, 2009

Interesting dynamics in the Astana camp:
He also described as an "enormous blunder" the playing of the Danish national anthem ... Contador was feted later on Monday ... in his native town of Pinto near Madrid ...

Thanks for this, nordiste. NZ had two riders this time round. Lesley


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