18:11 Jan 13, 2000
English to Spanish translations [PRO]
English term or phrase: soup-to-nuts
The telecom equipment industry is changing fast. Until recently, a few companies dominated the industry with proprietary, soup-to-nuts environments. In this atmosphere, carriers were forced to accept a limited number of equipment and service options.
Rafael Arellano
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Summary of answers provided
nacon un ambiente de trabajo propio en todas las facetas
Alexandro Padres Jimenez
nade cabo a rabo
Daphne Corral (X)
na"paquete completo" "de A a Z"
ottilia nesbit (X)
na"de la sopa al postre"
Jaime Backal



43 mins
"de la sopa al postre"

The phrase refers to a completely prepackaged environment that used proprietary technology of the vendors and offered very little flexibility to the purchasers. In Mexico we use the term "comida corrida" to indicate a fixed price all inclusive meal.It almost could be used here. Good luck!

Jaime Backal
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"paquete completo" "de A a Z"

Both proposed terms indicate the complete service package, also sometimes referred to as "turn-key system", including installation, testing and tutorial systems.

ottilia nesbit (X)
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2 days 12 hrs
de cabo a rabo

it means "en su totalidad"

Daphne Corral (X)
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20 days
con un ambiente de trabajo propio en todas las facetas

I do not have a reference (dictionary-wise) for this, but it seems to me to be a Spanish translation that picks up the underlying meaning.

Hope it helps,

Good luck!

Alexandro Padres Jimenez
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