# gauge

## Chinese translation: 线规

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 English term or phrase: gauge Chinese translation: 线规 Entered by:

 07:52 Mar 7, 2004
English to Chinese translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Engineering (general)
 English term or phrase: gauge The pool cover must be a minimum 12-gauge vinyl mesh and must be securely anchored in place. 这里说的是游泳池要用一个乙烯基网覆盖。如果这里的 gauge 指的 是相邻网眼的圆心距，那么应该有一个距离单位，比如多少毫米。如此推测，就不能翻译成圆心距。 还有一句： All construction 14.15 gauge (~1.9mm) diameter 这是床垫的弹簧组规格，我估计意思是相邻弹簧圈的圆心距。 从这句来看，似乎 gauge 是个测量单位，跟手枪可以说成 12-gauge (12口径）似乎是一个道理。 我的理解是否正确？上面两句的 gauge 应如何翻译？
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ysun
United States
Local time: 19:08
 Thank you all. The Kudoz points should be divided between Lao Sun and Jianming, but the rule does not allow it :)))) Lao Sun, Your explanation about "gauge" has been very helpful. 4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

5 +4线规
 ysun
5 +4线(丝)号
 Jianming Sun
5单位
 Last Hermit
4块 (12 gauge = 12 块)
 Ray Luo
3gauge = the thickness of sheet metal, diameter of wire, etc
 chica nueva

18 mins   confidence: peer agreement (net): +4

Explanation:
"gauge" here is indeed a 测量单位. I believe it is one mil (0,005 in).

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Correction: I believe it is five mil (0,005 in).

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I believe the \"gauge\" in your text is in metric system, not American Wire Gauge.

See the web:

mil
represents diameter of solid wire in mil (1/1000 inch) or cross-sectional area in circular mil.

milimeter wire gaging system
represents diameter of solid wire in mm or cross-sectional area of stranded wire in mm^2 (square mm).

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I think the sentence “All construction 14.15 gauge (~1.9mm) diameter” might be “All construction 14 or 15 gauge (~1.9mm) diameter”. If so, the “gauge” here is in British system. According to the conversion table on this website: http://www.simetric.co.uk/siwire.htm

14 gauge is equivalent to 0.0800 in = 2.03 mm

15 gauge is equivalent to 0.0720 in = 1.83 mm

It should make sense.

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“a minimum 12-gauge vinyl mesh” 可译为”纤维直径至少为12号的乙烯基纤维网”。

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Alternative translation:
\"线规号至少为12的聚氯乙烯纤维制成的网\"。
\"线规号为14 - 15的钢丝\"

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lai\'an,

I would appreciate it very much if you would translate the two sentences into Chinese so that I can see what is wrong with my translation. Thank you in advance!

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lai\'an,

I can also find at least a dozen of different Chinese terms for “gauge” from even one dictionary. For example, one of the common uses is “表”, e.g., 压力表 (pressure gauge) and 表压 (gauge pressure), but it is completely irrelevant to the context. I know you have a lot more dictionaries than I do. However, a translator has to choose the right term according to the context. Since you have already agreed that \"gauge\" refers to the diameter of the spring wire in the second case, why don\'t you translate the first sentence into Chinese so that we can get a complete picture of your idea? I am looking forward to seeing your translation. Thank you!

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What does “vinyl mesh” mean here? Let\'s check 英汉技术词典 (清华大学编，国防工业出版社出版): wire mesh (金属，钢，塑料) 丝网，线网. I hope this helps.

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If anybody is interested, please use \"线规 and gauge\" together as key words for a Google search, see what you can get.

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Zhoudan,

It was my pleasure to provide assistance whenever I can! Kudoz points are never my motive. I wouldn\'t spend so much time merely for a few Kudoz points. In fact, I don\'t depend on Kudoz points at all for getting jobs. I believe The same is true to Jianming. On the other hand, I also learned a lot from all the discussions! Thank you!

Yueyin Sun

 ysunUnited StatesLocal time: 19:08Native speaker of: ChinesePRO pts in category: 32
 Thank you all. The Kudoz points should be divided between Lao Sun and Jianming, but the rule does not allow it :)))) Lao Sun, Your explanation about "gauge" has been very helpful.

neutral  chica nueva: gauge applies not only to wire diameters, but also to sheet thicknesses
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-> Generally speaking, you are right. However, "gauge" here definitely refers to the diameter of the fiber or wire. Thank you!

agree  Jianming Sun: but 线(丝)号may be more commonly used
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-> 与此文中 “gauge”对应的中文术语就是“线规”，但具体翻译时译为线号则比较通顺。Thanks!

agree
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agree
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agree
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25 mins   confidence:

Explanation:
There should be a default unit in the contexts.

 Last HermitLocal time: 09:08Works in fieldNative speaker of: Chinese

1 hr   confidence: peer agreement (net): +4

Explanation:

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Also see:http://www.haoyufa-wiremesh.com/comsitecn/wiremeshproducts/l...
and
http://www.china-xianjing.com/buxiu.htm

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Of course, there may be other wire-measureing systems.

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lai\'an: I can\'t follow you. Here obiviously it concerns wire, why are you talking about plate or sheet?

Reference: http://cache.baidu.com/c?word=swg%2C%CF%DF&url=http%3A//www%...
Reference: http://website.lineone.net/~dave.cushman/wiregauge.html
 Jianming SunLocal time: 09:08Works in fieldNative speaker of: ChinesePRO pts in category: 12

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agree
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8 hrs   confidence:

Explanation:

gauge:

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gauge:
2. a standard dimension, size, or quantity.

 Ray LuoUnited KingdomLocal time: 01:08Native speaker of: ChinesePRO pts in category: 11

24 mins   confidence:
gauge = the thickness of sheet metal, diameter of wire, etc

Explanation:

Your examples: 1 gauge = thickness of the material (vinyl mesh) 2 gauge = diameter of the wire of the springs

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vinyl mesh gauge is tricky. I do not know whether it is 1 the thickness, or 2 the weight and/or the fineness/coarseness of the mesh.

gauge = the fineness of knitted or woven fabric, usually expressed as the number of loops per centimetre

Collins Concise English Dictionary

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Now I have found a word for gauge:

gauge = 量规

(最新汉英分类辞典,香港青年出版社) 外研社\"汉英词典\"also has it, but there are no examples to indicate whether it is a noun or a verb

There is also in 最新:

 chica nuevaLocal time: 14:08Native speaker of: EnglishPRO pts in category: 28

neutral  ysun: Since this is an Eng>Chi question, could you please tell me what is the Chinese term for "gauge"?
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-> Thank you. Here is more information: ... 中厚钢板 Medium Gauge Steel Plate | 991.92 962.62. 薄钢板 Low Gauge Steel Plate

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