Should I write the source language abbreviation out in full?
Thread poster: Fredrik Pettersson

Fredrik Pettersson  Identity Verified
Hong Kong
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English to Swedish
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Jun 12, 2010

Should I write the source language abbreviation out in full within parentheses?

It's a term for an appliance: PVR (Personal Video Recorder). I think the term is relatively new,
so although for abbreviations such as DVD or CD-ROM I never write it out in full within parentheses, I would like to write it out in full for PVR (Personal Video Recorder). Should I do that or not?

It is a manual for a PVR that I am translating.


 

Edward Vreeburg  Identity Verified
Netherlands
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Member (2008)
English to Dutch
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a PVR manual Jun 13, 2010

If it's a PVR manual you are translating, the consumer is very likely to know that PVR means Personal Video Recorder. I think you may your write out the full abbreviation one time, the first time you use it : This PVR (Personal Video Recorder) is bladibla.... To use this PVR...

Ed


 


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