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a corpo; U.M.

English translation: UM = unita di misura

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15:16 Jul 25, 2000
Italian to English translations [PRO]
Bus/Financial
Italian term or phrase: a corpo; U.M.
Next to the entry "Corso per la gestione della centralina telefonica de tenersi in Raffineria con tecnici della casa costruttrice", under the heading "U.M.", the words "a corpo". Other headings are "Pers.", "Costo unità", "Costo".
Paul Sadur
Local time: 10:11
English translation:UM = unita di misura
Explanation:
... i.e., "unit of measure." (Disgusting, inn'it?) -- In this case, the product is a training course, which is a single entity; therefore the unit of measure is "as a whole," and the only breakdown refers to the number of individuals ("Pers.") who will be taking the course, which in turn, when multiplied by the unit cost ("Costo unità," i.e., the cost per person) will determine the (total) cost ("Costo") of the "Training course on operating the telephone system, to be held at the refinery, with technicians from the manufacturing company..." (Or, if you prefer the popular adjective-train construction, "Telephone-system operation training course...") -- Sounds like the system in question might be a PABX (private automatic branch exchange) or PBX (private branch exchange), i.e., the standard business telephone switchboard...
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Heathcliff
United States
Local time: 08:11
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I would have liked to be able to award something to richboy, too, but can't. This answer corroborates richboy's answer while addressing the "UM" question. Thanks
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Summary of answers provided
naUM = unita di misuraHeathcliff
naa corpo = in bulk, as a wholeRichard Boyce


  

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12 hrs
a corpo = in bulk, as a whole


Explanation:
The language is not very clear. "a corpo" is a term generally used when selling land in the sense that a the sale price is often referred to as being in relation to the lands "as a whole" and not on the basis of x$ per square foot etc, i.e. if the overall amount of the land turns out to be greater or larger than the precise area expressed in the sale contract, one can't claim an increase/reduction in the price.

Sorry I can't be more precise

Richard Boyce
Local time: 17:11
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 307
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14 hrs
UM = unita di misura


Explanation:
... i.e., "unit of measure." (Disgusting, inn'it?) -- In this case, the product is a training course, which is a single entity; therefore the unit of measure is "as a whole," and the only breakdown refers to the number of individuals ("Pers.") who will be taking the course, which in turn, when multiplied by the unit cost ("Costo unità," i.e., the cost per person) will determine the (total) cost ("Costo") of the "Training course on operating the telephone system, to be held at the refinery, with technicians from the manufacturing company..." (Or, if you prefer the popular adjective-train construction, "Telephone-system operation training course...") -- Sounds like the system in question might be a PABX (private automatic branch exchange) or PBX (private branch exchange), i.e., the standard business telephone switchboard...

Heathcliff
United States
Local time: 08:11
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 504
Grading comment
I would have liked to be able to award something to richboy, too, but can't. This answer corroborates richboy's answer while addressing the "UM" question. Thanks
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