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09:58 Jun 9, 2000
English to Spanish translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: nuts and bolts
Colloquial term that seems to mean "technical aspects"
Karin Kutscher
Spanish translation:see below
Explanation:
De acuerdo con dictionary.com: nuts and bolts (nts nd blts)
pl.n. Slang

The basic working components or practical aspects: “ [proposing] lofty goals without specifying the nuts and bolts of how they are to be achieved” (Village Voice).

Yo lo traduciría como "los aspectos prácticos" (de algo); o bien "las bases/los fundamentos", según el contexto.

Hope this helps!
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Victòria Peñafiel Mengual
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Many Thanks! :)
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Summary of answers provided
nalo fundamental , lo básico , lo esencialLuis Latoja
naAspectos básicosLeonardo Lamarche
nalo básico, lo esencial, el meollo, los detalles prácticos, lo que cuentaPatricia Bergström
na"aspectos practicos" or "aspectos basicos"ALEXANDRE BAYOT
naLa carpinteríaJulian Serna
naTUERCAS Y TORNILLOS ( TECH)IRAZUSTA MARIA
nallegar al granoCarmen Elena Gonzalez
nadetalles - minuciaspatsyscott
nalo esencialMarla Sanchez
naelementos básicosManuel Cedeño Berrueta
naaspectos esencialesLillian Valdés
natornilleríaLillian Valdés
nadetallesMaru Cueto
na'Los puntos y comas de...' 'Los aspectos fundamentales de...'Elpmore
nalas bases o los elementos básicos
Eugenia Freer
nasee below
Victòria Peñafiel Mengual
naaspectos practicosALEXANDRE BAYOT
naaspectos básicos de una disciplina o actividad.
Haydee
nasee below
Gonzalo Tutusaus
na"los detalles"Francisco Reséndiz
nahechos básicos
raulruiz
naDetalles
ramalvclav
naentrenamiento
Elinor Thomas


  

Answers


7 mins
entrenamiento


Explanation:
It's a training on a specific matter
in spanish literally "ajuste de tuercas" meaning improving certain job or task aspects
Good luck!!!
Elinor

Elinor Thomas
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10 mins
see below


Explanation:
De acuerdo con dictionary.com: nuts and bolts (nts nd blts)
pl.n. Slang

The basic working components or practical aspects: “ [proposing] lofty goals without specifying the nuts and bolts of how they are to be achieved” (Village Voice).

Yo lo traduciría como "los aspectos prácticos" (de algo); o bien "las bases/los fundamentos", según el contexto.

Hope this helps!

Victòria Peñafiel Mengual
Spain
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13 mins
las bases o los elementos básicos


Explanation:
literalmente es "tuercas y tornillos", así que eso te puede
dar una idea de lo que significa la expresión idiomática.

Buena suerte

Eugenia Freer
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19 mins
'Los puntos y comas de...' 'Los aspectos fundamentales de...'


Explanation:
1 : the working parts or elements
2 : the practical workings of a machine or enterprise as opposed to theoretical considerations or speculative possibilities



Elpmore
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34 mins
detalles


Explanation:
IF it is used as an expression, it means details, the polishing of an idea, a project, a contract, etc.

Maru Cueto
Mexico
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37 mins
aspectos practicos


Explanation:
nuts and bolts (nts nd blts)
pl.n. Slang

The basic working components or practical aspects: “ [proposing] lofty goals without specifying the nuts and bolts of how they are to be achieved” (Village Voice).

ALEXANDRE BAYOT
United States
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51 mins
aspectos básicos de una disciplina o actividad.


Explanation:
Esta frase se refiere a las reglas o conocimientos básicos de una disciplina o actividad. Es el A,B,C de un area del conocimiento.

Haydee
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1 hr
Detalles


Explanation:
Detalles de índole práctica. Also 'pequeñeces'.

ramalvclav
Spain
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1 hr
hechos básicos


Explanation:
"hechos básicos" as opposed to "simples especulaciones"

raulruiz
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1 hr
"los detalles"


Explanation:
The essence of the matter, as simple as that.

Francisco Reséndiz
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2 hrs
see below


Explanation:
Literally, from Oxford Superlex:

(Tech) tuerca f; "nuts and bolts" tuercas y tornillos; "the nuts and bolts" (of sth): "the nuts and bolts of accounting" las bases or los elementos
básicos de contabilidad; "I want to discuss the nuts-and-bolts issues"
quiero que discutamos los aspectos prácticos del asunto.

You should choose the one that best suits the context. Hope it helps.

Gonzalo Tutusaus
Netherlands
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3 hrs
tornillería


Explanation:
En el Diccionario Politécnico no figura entrada en lengua inglesa para "nuts" ni "bolts". Pero en el volumen castellano-inglés del mismo diccionario la entrada "tornillería" se traduce por "nuts and bolts". Además, puedo constatar que he visto este término en varios textos en castellano.

Lillian Valdés
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3 hrs
aspectos esenciales


Explanation:
In a colloquial rather than a technical context, the "nuts and bolts" of an issue, according to the Times Dictionary, are its "esssential or practical details".

Lillian Valdés
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3 hrs
"aspectos practicos" or "aspectos basicos"


Explanation:
the word "aspectos" can be changed according to the subject, for mathematics could be "elementos basicos"



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ALEXANDRE BAYOT
United States
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5 hrs
lo básico, lo esencial, el meollo, los detalles prácticos, lo que cuenta


Explanation:
A synonym for nuts and bolts can in some contexts be the "nitty-gritty" of something, in which case it could be translated as "el grano" or "los mecanismos". On more neutral terms "lo esencial" or "lo básico" would probably be the best bet. In a technical context however, the expression means "los mecanismos" or "la tornillería".

Patricia Bergström
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8 hrs
Aspectos básicos


Explanation:
Es cuestión de elección, pero me gusta este.

Leonardo Lamarche
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9 hrs
lo fundamental , lo básico , lo esencial


Explanation:
Taken from Diccionario conciso de modismos by Francisco Sanchez Benedito
Ed. Alhambra

Luis Latoja
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12 hrs
La carpintería


Explanation:
Se refiere a los aspectos basicos de una tecnica o proceso.

Julian Serna
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20 hrs

21 hrs
elementos básicos


Explanation:
Taken from technical fields, where "nuts and bolts" are obviously the most basic elements and tools to work with.

Manuel Cedeño Berrueta
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22 hrs
lo esencial


Explanation:
Usually means the basics of whatever object, subject is being discussed.

Marla Sanchez
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1 day 2 hrs
detalles - minucias


Explanation:
"nuts and bolts" would mean going into details. "Sin mencionar los detalles"

patsyscott
Spain
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1 day 8 hrs
llegar al grano


Explanation:
nuts and bolts es una expression wue quiere decir llegar a lo esencial de algo.

Carmen Elena Gonzalez
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