KudoZ home » English to Spanish » Other

life expectancy

Spanish translation: expectativa de vida

Advertisement

Login or register (free and only takes a few minutes) to participate in this question.

You will also have access to many other tools and opportunities designed for those who have language-related jobs
(or are passionate about them). Participation is free and the site has a strict confidentiality policy.
GLOSSARY ENTRY (DERIVED FROM QUESTION BELOW)
English term or phrase:life expectancy
Spanish translation:expectativa de vida
Options:
- Contribute to this entry
- Include in personal glossary

06:45 Aug 29, 2001
English to Spanish translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: life expectancy
It is only by means of rational thinking and productive work that man can raise his living standards and increase his life expectancy.
Hilda
expectativa de vida
Explanation:
That's how life expectancy is medically and legally called in Spanish.

HTH :-)
Selected response from:

Elinor Thomas
Local time: 18:16
Grading comment
Thank you. Thanks you for your explanations, leliadoura and bea0.
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

Advertisement


Summary of answers provided
na +2expectativa de vida
Elinor Thomas
na +1Expectativa de vidabea0
na +1esperanza / expectativa
Leliadoura
napromedio de vidaMaria Paz
naesperanza de vidaSerge L
na -1"índice de vida" or "vida media"HeidiR
na -1esperanza de vida
Pablo Fdez. Moriano


  

Answers


2 mins peer agreement (net): -1
esperanza de vida


Explanation:
I hope it helps!

Pablo Fdez. Moriano
Spain
Local time: 22:16
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in pair: 133

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
disagree  Bertha S. Deffenbaugh: Son cosas diferentes.
27 days
Login to enter a peer comment (or grade)

2 mins
esperanza de vida


Explanation:
HTH,

Serge L.


    Reference: http://europa.eu.int/eurodicautom/
Serge L
Local time: 22:16
PRO pts in pair: 155
Login to enter a peer comment (or grade)

7 mins peer agreement (net): +2
expectativa de vida


Explanation:
That's how life expectancy is medically and legally called in Spanish.

HTH :-)


    Simon & Schusters
Elinor Thomas
Local time: 18:16
Native speaker of: Spanish
PRO pts in pair: 860
Grading comment
Thank you. Thanks you for your explanations, leliadoura and bea0.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
disagree  Pablo Fdez. Moriano: I've also found "expectativas de vida" (oxford superlex), but anyway the most used term in Spanish is esperanza de vida.
10 mins
  -> Hi Pablo. Don't know where you are from but in Argentina the term used is expectativa. Maybe in your country it is esper

agree  Lilian Severo Dos Santos: I agree with you Elinor
14 mins
  -> Thanks, Lilian! :-)

agree  mariana kenig: totalmente de acuerdo con Elinor, expectativa de vida quiere decir que se espera que viva "tanto" tiempo más.
1 hr
  -> Gracias Mariana! :-)

agree  xxxxxxleliadour: yep, sorry, forgot to peer-grade you!
1 hr
  -> :-)))

agree  bea0
1 hr
  -> Hola Bea! :-)

disagree  CCW: Concuerdo con pablofermo
4 hrs
Login to enter a peer comment (or grade)

15 mins peer agreement (net): -1
"índice de vida" or "vida media"


Explanation:
"Indice de vida" expresses more precisely and scientifically the idea of life expectancy as an objective phenomenon; esperanza de vida has too many emotional connotations for me

HeidiR
Local time: 23:16
PRO pts in pair: 9

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
disagree  Pablo Fdez. Moriano: although "esperanza" may sound emotional, it's the term used in statistic language.e
5 mins
Login to enter a peer comment (or grade)

17 mins
promedio de vida


Explanation:
Pienso que aquí estamos hablando del promedio de vida de la persona.

Te adjunto un glosario que encontré con esta traducción:

http://www.finteramericana.org/glosario/espanol/glosario-se-...

Maria Paz
PRO pts in pair: 22
Login to enter a peer comment (or grade)

51 mins peer agreement (net): +1
esperanza / expectativa


Explanation:
Sólo quiero hacer un comentario.
Sé que el texto no es médico, pero en Medicina, aunque frecuentemente lospropiosmédicos lo utilizan fatal,la esperanza de vida es la longevidad media de una determinada población:por ejemplo,la esperanza de vida de los varones españoles es X años. La expectativa de vida se refiere más bien a una persona / paciente en concreto, no es una medida estadística o poblacional. Por tanto,si en el texto está hablando de una persona en concreto (comoparece)creoque el término más adecuado es expectativa. Aunque probablemente esperanza también sea válido, ya que en la práctica se mezclan mucho ambos términos.
Un saludo a todos :-))

Leliadoura
Local time: 22:16
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in pair: 684

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Elinor Thomas: Gracias por la explicación Lelia :-)
36 mins
  -> gracias, Elinor!
Login to enter a peer comment (or grade)

2 hrs peer agreement (net): +1
Expectativa de vida


Explanation:
Estoy de acuerdo con Elinor.


"Expectativa de vida", se refiere a la cantidad de años que se espera que viva una persona, en base a su calidad de vida, entre otros factores.

"Esperanza de vida", se utiliza para referirse a las posibilidades que tiene una persona enferma (de alguna enfermedad grave) de seguir con vida, o a la cantidad de tiempo que le resta de vida si la enfermedad es terminal.

Indudablemente, el texto se refiere al primer caso.

Espero te ayude.



Webster's: life expectancy: "the average life span of an individual"

bea0
United States
Local time: 16:16
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in pair: 79

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Elinor Thomas: Yeps! :-))
27 mins
Login to enter a peer comment (or grade)




Return to KudoZ list


KudoZ™ translation help
The KudoZ network provides a framework for translators and others to assist each other with translations or explanations of terms and short phrases.



See also:



Term search
  • All of ProZ.com
  • Term search
  • Jobs
  • Forums
  • Multiple search