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Spanish translation: no fungible

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English term or phrase:non-expendable
Spanish translation:no fungible
Entered by: Maria Paz
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09:47 May 24, 2001
English to Spanish translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: non-expendable
non-expendable support equipment

Which is the correct translation, equipo no fungible or equipo no perecedero? Is there a difference?
Maria Paz
"no fungible" or "imprescindible"; "indispensable"; or "insustituible"
Explanation:
Use "no fungible" if the equipment is non-disposable. Use either "imprescindible" or "indispensable" if the process requires this support equipment. Perhaps you may prefer to use "insustituible" which has a meaning somewhere inbetween these terms.

"Perecedero" is usually used for organic materials, such as foods and chemicals, which spoil or have an expiration period.

Good luck!
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rlstallard
United States
Local time: 03:37
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Mil gracias tu detallada explicación me sirvió de mucha ayuda!
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Summary of answers provided
na"no fungible" or "imprescindible"; "indispensable"; or "insustituible"rlstallard
naexpendable=gastable/consumible/peredeceroAlbert Golub


  

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19 mins
expendable=gastable/consumible/peredecero


Explanation:
the third one seems to fit better
haven't found fungible and i'm not very qualified in this field
good luck

Albert Golub
Local time: 10:37
Native speaker of: French
PRO pts in pair: 146
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3 hrs
"no fungible" or "imprescindible"; "indispensable"; or "insustituible"


Explanation:
Use "no fungible" if the equipment is non-disposable. Use either "imprescindible" or "indispensable" if the process requires this support equipment. Perhaps you may prefer to use "insustituible" which has a meaning somewhere inbetween these terms.

"Perecedero" is usually used for organic materials, such as foods and chemicals, which spoil or have an expiration period.

Good luck!


    15+ years of experience as a technical-business translator.
rlstallard
United States
Local time: 03:37
PRO pts in pair: 4
Grading comment
Mil gracias tu detallada explicación me sirvió de mucha ayuda!
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