translation rules on quotes

Spanish translation: Short quotes are put between apostrophes

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15:48 Aug 21, 2001
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English term or phrase: translation rules on quotes
I don't think anyone has asked this question.
When you have a quote especially if it's a long quote.

Do you just translate it and put " "?

I'm sorry if it's a dumb question but I would like to hear from the pros.
I'm sure you don't have to write it in English.
?
Elena
Short quotes are put between apostrophes.
Explanation:
In scholarly papers, theses and reports, however, long quotes may be presented as a separate subparagraph, with or without apostrophes (as long as they are footnoted as quotes, along with their sources).
No, it's not a stupid question. Editorial and publishing companies generally keep a book of style that sets the rules in their particular case.
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Parrot
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Local time: 21:55
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Muchas gracias por su ayuda!
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na +2Short quotes are put between apostrophes.
Parrot
nasmaller font size and double indentation
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5 mins peer agreement (net): +2
Short quotes are put between apostrophes.


Explanation:
In scholarly papers, theses and reports, however, long quotes may be presented as a separate subparagraph, with or without apostrophes (as long as they are footnoted as quotes, along with their sources).
No, it's not a stupid question. Editorial and publishing companies generally keep a book of style that sets the rules in their particular case.


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Parrot
Spain
Local time: 21:55
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Muchas gracias por su ayuda!

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agree  xxxxxxleliadour
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agree  Patricia Lutteral
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32 mins
smaller font size and double indentation


Explanation:
Hi, Elena. Another possibility to present long quotes in Spanish [e.g. 2 or 3 lines or more] is to set a smaller font size for the quote than the general text and to put double indentation [sangría doble] at the top left. Before and after the quotation you should also leave a blank space. In this case you don't need to use quotation marks. Source: Manual Práctico de Estilo. Ramón Sol
I hope it helps... ;)

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