# de controle

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

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.

 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: 07:31
 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?
Selected response from:

Evert DELOOF-SYS
Belgium
Local time: 08:31
Grading comment
 and thank you so much for pointing out the mistaken '40'!4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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

## Answers

4 mins   confidence:
monitoring probe

Explanation:
"Mini" is minimum.

 ParrotSpainLocal time: 08:31Native speaker of: EnglishPRO pts in pair: 1861
Grading comment
 I guessed mini is minimum, but it seemed redundant!
Login to enter a peer comment (or grade)
The asker has declined this answer
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: 08:31Native speaker of: Dutch, FlemishPRO pts in pair: 287
Grading comment
 and thank you so much for pointing out the mistaken '40'!

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree
 15 mins

agree
 40 mins
Login to enter a peer comment (or grade)

## 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:

English

### Select a language

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