dog point screw

Guarani translation: use the Spanish

10:11 Feb 6, 2001
English to Guarani translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering
English term or phrase: dog point screw
from an installation guide: tighten dog point screw with hex screwdriver that has been provided ....
Antoinette-M. Sixt Ruth
Local time: 16:30
Guarani translation:use the Spanish
Explanation:
If you are translating this for real use, you MUST use the Spanish term. I've been in Paraguay for 7 years, mostly in the interior, where Guarani is spoken. No real Guarani word for such a thing exists, and no one would think to try to invent one, EXCEPT someone with a government grant to INVENT a word that would appear in a dictionary and would NEVER be known by anyone else, and certainly would not be used. P.S. "Nail" is "kutuha" in the dictionary, for example, but none of the carpenters here knew even that word in Guarani. How do you say "Taco," in English?
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Gerard Burns
Local time: 17:30
Grading comment
I am sorryp; but I had asked for a German term and punched the wrong key in error.
Thanks.
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nause the Spanish
Gerard Burns


  

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use the Spanish


Explanation:
If you are translating this for real use, you MUST use the Spanish term. I've been in Paraguay for 7 years, mostly in the interior, where Guarani is spoken. No real Guarani word for such a thing exists, and no one would think to try to invent one, EXCEPT someone with a government grant to INVENT a word that would appear in a dictionary and would NEVER be known by anyone else, and certainly would not be used. P.S. "Nail" is "kutuha" in the dictionary, for example, but none of the carpenters here knew even that word in Guarani. How do you say "Taco," in English?


    Personal experience
    Guarani speaking carpenters working 5 meters from me now.
Gerard Burns
Local time: 17:30
PRO pts in pair: 1
Grading comment
I am sorryp; but I had asked for a German term and punched the wrong key in error.
Thanks.
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