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English to Tagalog translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Construction / Civil Engineering / Ri
English term or phrase: Ri
The sentence was "cube with its width, length and height all 6,000 Ri"
Judy Almodovar
Italy
Local time: 21:05
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Summary of answers provided
4convert it to feet (talampakan)
dencruise
4estadyo
Jose Mario Lizardo


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ri
estadyo


Explanation:
Taking cue from Revelation 21:16, the original word used was furlong which was transliterated as estadyo (Greek sta'di-on) in the Tagalog Bible (New World Translation) and sometimes converted to the modern equivalent in kilometer. A furlong is roughly equivalent to 185 meters. Thus 12,000 furlongs is estimated to be 2,200 KM (1,400 miles).

Example sentence(s):
  • ..at sinukat nya ng tambo ang lunsod, labindalawang libong estadyo;

    Reference: http://bible.cc/revelation/21-16.htm
Jose Mario Lizardo
Philippines
Local time: 03:05
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ri
convert it to feet (talampakan)


Explanation:
Ang ri ay equivalent ng unit of measure na league which is equal to 2.349 miles or 3.927 kilometers. My advice is to either retain the original term in the translation or convert it kilometers or some other unit. If the work is literary in nature, I think it would be nice to convert it into feet which is talampakan in Tagalog. One mile is 5,280 feet.


    Reference: http://www.castlefinearts.com/main_glossary.htm
dencruise
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