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English term or phrase:Translation rules
Spanish translation:Follow the rules that hold in the target language
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21:54 Aug 9, 2001
English to Spanish translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: Format
It's me again. My question is not how to translate format. But I would like to know from the experts the following question:

If you have to tranlate a text with a lot of laws (it's more like a book of rules and laws). Do you respect the format? For exemp. the words they have in capitals even if you don't think it should be in capitals in spanish? The paragraphs? In other words do you try to keep the book you have to translate the same way the book looks in english? exept for comas?

I always appreciate and respect your advice.
Thanks,
Marta
Follow the rules that hold in the target language...
Explanation:
Like Spanishm with a capital letter, in English, but ``español´´ and ´´inglés´´...in Spanish. With titles in Spanish it´s a nuisance because you feel very tempted to follow all those high-case words that appear in English, but underlining the titles and using the quotation marks (for articles for example) solves the problem. When it comes to paragraphs, you should observe the source language. If you´re making stylistic changes because your source is deficient, you should point that out...Stylistic revisions may require a separate agreement. I hope that answers your concern, Martita...
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Sylvia Valls
Local time: 07:51
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I love to see your comments and good advice!
Thank you!
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na +6Follow the rules that hold in the target language...
Sylvia Valls


  

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18 mins peer agreement (net): +6
Follow the rules that hold in the target language...


Explanation:
Like Spanishm with a capital letter, in English, but ``español´´ and ´´inglés´´...in Spanish. With titles in Spanish it´s a nuisance because you feel very tempted to follow all those high-case words that appear in English, but underlining the titles and using the quotation marks (for articles for example) solves the problem. When it comes to paragraphs, you should observe the source language. If you´re making stylistic changes because your source is deficient, you should point that out...Stylistic revisions may require a separate agreement. I hope that answers your concern, Martita...

Sylvia Valls
Local time: 07:51
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in pair: 19
Grading comment
I love to see your comments and good advice!
Thank you!

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  CCW
1 hr

agree  Gabriela Tenenbaum: I'd say the same!
7 hrs

agree  Patricia Lutteral: great answer, Sylvia. :-)
7 hrs

agree  Claudia Porta
10 hrs

agree  Erica Gilligan
22 hrs

agree  Dora O'Malley: Follow Spanish punctuation (see a good manual of style: M. de Sousa, for example)
22 hrs
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