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18:45 Dec 2, 2004
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English to Chinese translations [PRO]
Science - Science (general)
English term or phrase: in a moment
This page will automatically refresh the service record in a moment.

Translation: 此页将立即自动刷新此服务记录。

I think it should be:

此页随后将自动刷新此服务记录。

Sorry, but I don't get to test how the page works to know whether it is an immediate or delayed action.
Last Hermit
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Summary of answers provided
3 +3一会儿Francis Fine
4 +1一會兒,不久,立即,馬上Bo Smith
5TRY
jyuan_us
4随即/随后立即
Mark Xiang
4很快
Lu Zou


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23 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): +3
一会儿


Explanation:
You have a good point there. Translating "in a moment" into "immediately" might be risky for there could be a delay. (No matter how short the delay, it would not be immediate.)

Francis Fine
United States
Local time: 14:55
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Native speaker of: Native in ChineseChinese, Native in EnglishEnglish

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  English Chinese Medical Translator - Jimmy Deng
12 mins

agree  xxxTwinpens
24 mins

agree  Shang
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48 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5
TRY


Explanation:
等一下就会。。。。

jyuan_us
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12 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +1
一會兒,不久,立即,馬上


Explanation:
in a moment
一會兒,不久,立即,馬上

立即 is okay. "in a moment" does mean it would take a while, but a VERY short while. It is the same expression as "in a second" which means very soon but not necessarily actual "one second".

If you translate to 随后,that sounds like this refreshing action is not going to happen right infront of your eyes soon, rather it will happen at a later time.

That is quite difference.

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Note added at 16 mins (2004-12-02 19:01:57 GMT)
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That is quite \"different\".


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Note added at 48 mins (2004-12-02 19:34:08 GMT)
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I did not say I agree to translate to \"immediately\". Please NOTE the Chinese 立即 does not necessarily mean and ONLY mean \"immediately\".

What I am against is the term \"隨後\". \"隨後\" sounds to me as a sinigicant delay, way longer than \"a moment\".

Moreover, \"隨後\" 裡面有個 \"隨\",請問是隨什麼之後? 如果你要用隨後,通常是接在某個動作之後,例如:「阿拉法特抵達安曼機場隨後轉機前往巴黎];「巴勒斯坦槍手綁架三外國人質隨後釋放」。

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Note added at 51 mins (2004-12-02 19:37:40 GMT)
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以software licalization 的立場來說,這樣翻比較合適。

This page will automatically refresh the service record in a moment.
此頁將即刻自動刷新此服務記錄。

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Note added at 1 hr 2 mins (2004-12-02 19:48:34 GMT)
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sinigicant -> significant
licalization -> localization

I can\'t spell today. LOL


Bo Smith
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agree  xxxTwinpens
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2 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
很快


Explanation:
此页将很快自动刷新服务记录

Lu Zou
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8 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
随即/随后立即


Explanation:
随即/随后立即

Mark Xiang
Local time: 05:55
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