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Spanish translation: Pasar los límites

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05:36 Jun 18, 2001
English to Spanish translations [PRO]
Medical
English term or phrase: pushing the envelope
Title of a section of an article.
Pushing the envelope: New brain imaging approaches
fmatteoda
Spain
Local time: 22:48
Spanish translation:Pasar los límites
Explanation:
"Pushing the envelope" is a good example of how jargon -- the specialized or technical vocabulary of a group or profession -- gradually enters general usage. "Pushing the envelope" comes from the jargon of test pilots, and has actually been around since the end of the Second World War. The "envelope" involved is a sort of visual metaphor for the technical limits of a high-performance aircraft. A graph of such an aircraft's performance would appear as a rising slope as the craft approaches its limits of speed and stress, then fall off rapidly (putting it mildly) when the plane exceeds its capacity and the pilot loses control. Safety, relatively speaking, lies within these limits, or "inside the envelope." A pilot who "pushes the envelope" and tries to exceed the known capabilities of the aircraft risks what engineers delicately term "catastrophic system failure," otherwise known as a crash
http://www.shu.ac.uk/web-admin/phrases/bulletin_board/messag...

Regards,

Patricia
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Patricia Lutteral
Argentina
Local time: 18:48
Grading comment
Fantastic, thanks!
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Summary of answers provided
na...exceder los límites...
Ramón Solá
na"ir más allá de/estirar"
Terry Burgess
naPasar los límites
Patricia Lutteral


  

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30 mins
Pasar los límites


Explanation:
"Pushing the envelope" is a good example of how jargon -- the specialized or technical vocabulary of a group or profession -- gradually enters general usage. "Pushing the envelope" comes from the jargon of test pilots, and has actually been around since the end of the Second World War. The "envelope" involved is a sort of visual metaphor for the technical limits of a high-performance aircraft. A graph of such an aircraft's performance would appear as a rising slope as the craft approaches its limits of speed and stress, then fall off rapidly (putting it mildly) when the plane exceeds its capacity and the pilot loses control. Safety, relatively speaking, lies within these limits, or "inside the envelope." A pilot who "pushes the envelope" and tries to exceed the known capabilities of the aircraft risks what engineers delicately term "catastrophic system failure," otherwise known as a crash
http://www.shu.ac.uk/web-admin/phrases/bulletin_board/messag...

Regards,

Patricia

Patricia Lutteral
Argentina
Local time: 18:48
Native speaker of: Spanish
PRO pts in pair: 1564
Grading comment
Fantastic, thanks!

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mariana kenig
3 hrs

xxxtazdog
14 hrs
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38 mins
"ir más allá de/estirar"


Explanation:
"ir más allá de los límites"
"estirar los límites" (ambos hablan de la ciencia, la tecnología, etc.

Espero te sirva:-)

Saludos...
tb


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Terry Burgess
Mexico
Local time: 15:48
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 3315
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17 hrs
...exceder los límites...


Explanation:
Sounds to me like a better Spanish...

Ramón Solá
Local time: 15:48
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
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