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08:51 Aug 8, 2000
English to Spanish translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: Life science, earth science, physical science
These would be names of secondary-school courses. I think 'life sciences' can't be 'ciencias de la vida,' nor can 'earth science' be 'ciencia de la tierra.' Can someone offer a suggestion--or does someone know what these courses are usually called in Spanish? Muchsimas gracias.
Roberto
Spanish translation:In Argentina
Explanation:
these Subjects in secondary school are:

Life Science: Ciencias Sociales
Earth Sciences: Geografía
Physical Science: it is divided into: Botánica, Anatomía, Física and Química.

Hope this helps! :)

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Elinor Thomas
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Thank you, Serena. Y gracias a todos.

Roberto
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Summary of answers provided
naSee belowLuis Latoja
naRoberto: If it is the States you are talking about, "Ciencias Sociales"
Agua
nabiologia, geologia, fisica
Agua
naIn Argentina
Elinor Thomas
naearth science: ciencias de la Tierra
Alejandra Villarroel


  

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6 mins
earth science: ciencias de la Tierra


Explanation:
I can´t think of a good translation for life science, but my very first interpreting job was in the "Primer Congreso de Ciencias de la Tierra" organized by the Chilean Instituto Geográfico Militar... in 1994, I think, and the material delivered to the English speaking participants referred to it as "Earth Sciences".
Good Luck.
María Alejandra


Alejandra Villarroel
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13 mins
In Argentina


Explanation:
these Subjects in secondary school are:

Life Science: Ciencias Sociales
Earth Sciences: Geografía
Physical Science: it is divided into: Botánica, Anatomía, Física and Química.

Hope this helps! :)




    My children in high school ;-)
Elinor Thomas
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Thank you, Serena. Y gracias a todos.

Roberto
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13 mins
biologia, geologia, fisica


Explanation:
They are foundations of these sciences, so I think you can say "biologia basica", "geologia basica" and "fisica basica", or "fundamentos de biologcia"...

Good luck,
Mar

Agua
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34 mins
Roberto: If it is the States you are talking about, "Ciencias Sociales"


Explanation:
is not "Life Sciences", but "Social Studies, please be careful with that misunderstanding.
Agua

Agua
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1 day 1 hr
See below


Explanation:
Roberto,
As "Agua" told you, be careful witht the translations. If this is for the States those would be translated in a different manner because of the content.
I have worked on Science translations for Levels K -6 and the term used in the Spanish version were[
Earth Sciences = Ciencias de la Tierra (also, Ciencias terrestres)
Physical Sciences = Ciencias físicas
Life Sciences = Ciencias de la vida (also, Ciencias biológicas)
Health Sciences = Ciencias de la Salud

In the States, Social Studies is Estudios Sociales (o Ciencias Sociales) which covers Geography and History

Luis

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