bar (unit of pressure)

Spanish translation: bar

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 16:09 Nov 7, 2001
English to Spanish translations [PRO]
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 English term or phrase: bar (unit of pressure) Is there a direct translation for this (bar or barra??), or do they measure pressure in different units? If the latter, what is the difference between the two units. Thanks for your help.
 Local time: 10:36
 Spanish translation:bar Explanation:Generally used for atmospheric pressure (presi?n y tensi?n).
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Alex Lane
Local time: 03:36
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4 +6bar
 Alex Lane
5 +2bar
 Monica Colangelo
5 +2bara (with only one r)
 Robert INGLEDEW

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bar

Explanation:
Generally used for atmospheric pressure (presi?n y tensi?n).

Reference: http://www.metricmethods.com/SI_spanish.html
 Alex LaneLocal time: 03:36Native speaker of: EnglishPRO pts in pair: 4
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bara (with only one r)

Explanation:
Barra is used, for example, for a steel bar, not for a pressure unit.

 Robert INGLEDEWArgentinaLocal time: 07:36Native speaker of: English, SpanishPRO pts in pair: 2664

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agree  Pamela Peralta: Eso era lo que estaba buscando, el plura :)
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bar

Explanation:
However, please note Normal atmosph. pressure (760mm Hg) is equivalent to 1013.25mb (one millibar is a thousandth of a bar)
Hope this helps

 Monica ColangeloArgentinaLocal time: 07:36Native speaker of: SpanishPRO pts in pair: 2395

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