de controle

English translation: delete 'mini' and leave second 'de contrôle' out

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 17:44 Jan 21, 2002
French to English translations [PRO]
Science
 French term or phrase: de controle La temperature minimale des sondes de controle sera de 35 C mini et l'humiditérelative de controle de 50 % HR I've rendered this as: 'The minimum temperature of the monitoring probes will be 35 C [mini???] and the relative humidity (de controle!) 40 % HR. An additional question is what on earth is 'mini' doing there?
 KajucoUnited Kingdom Local time: 03:24
 English translation:delete 'mini' and leave second 'de contrôle' out Explanation:I say. Twice the same ('minimum'). Maybe you could twist the sentence a bit and write and 'the relative humidity should not drop below...' By the way, your '40' should be '50', no?
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Evert DELOOF-SYS
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Local time: 04:24
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 and thank you so much for pointing out the mistaken '40'!4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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3 +2delete 'mini' and leave second 'de contrôle' out
 Evert DELOOF-SYS
4monitoring probe
 Parrot

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4 mins   confidence:
monitoring probe

Explanation:
"Mini" is minimum.

 ParrotSpainLocal time: 04:24Native speaker of: EnglishPRO pts in pair: 1861
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 I guessed mini is minimum, but it seemed redundant!
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Comment: I guessed mini is minimum, but it seemed redundant!

5 mins   confidence: peer agreement (net): +2
delete 'mini' and leave second 'de contrôle' out

Explanation:
I say.
Twice the same ('minimum'). Maybe you could twist the sentence a bit and write and 'the relative humidity should not drop below...'

By the way, your '40' should be '50', no?

 Evert DELOOF-SYSBelgiumLocal time: 04:24Native speaker of: Dutch, FlemishPRO pts in pair: 287
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 and thank you so much for pointing out the mistaken '40'!

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