待機中

English translation: standby

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Japanese term or phrase:待機中
English translation:standby
Entered by: Steven Smith

14:48 Mar 5, 2007
Japanese to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Telecom(munications) / mobile phones
Japanese term or phrase: 待機中
This describes the state of a mobile phone when it is on, willing and able to recieve calls. I'm not sure if there is a standard term for this; call-ready, idle, waiting? Thought it might be alert mode but this is something else. Any high confidence answers?
Steven Smith
United Kingdom
Local time: 20:42
standy by
Explanation:
I'm pretty sure this is 'stand by'

...maybe someone more versed on mobile phones can verify this.



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Note added at 8 hrs (2007-03-05 23:45:38 GMT) Post-grading
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I just realized I wrote "standy by" how embarrasing....Naturally, I meant "standby" as one word. Oops.
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Troy Fowler
United States
Local time: 12:42
Grading comment
Well, I've just found several onling glossaries which say this sort of thing: "standby mode: ... switched on and ready to make or receive a call, without being used for an actual call." And it's near deadline, so I'm going with this.
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Summary of answers provided
3 +3standy by
Troy Fowler
4idle
peter arnout
3 +1ready state / waiting for incoming calls (see explanation)
Kurt Hammond


Discussion entries: 4





  

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50 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): +1
ready state / waiting for incoming calls (see explanation)


Explanation:
If the phone is being actively used for non-calling operations but still able to accept incoming calls, I would not use "idle" or "standby." I would say the phone is in a "ready state". For your 着信を待機する, I would say "waiting for incoming calls" - I think you may need to adjust the term you use slightly depending on context.

examples: "The phone is able to accept incoming calls even when being used by the operator" or "The phone is listening for incoming calls"



Kurt Hammond
United States
Local time: 12:42
Works in field
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in category: 143
Notes to answerer
Asker: Thanks. Your answers were very helpful.


Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  peter arnout
10 mins
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6 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
idle


Explanation:
I googled it, so...

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Note added at 1 hr (2007-03-05 15:49:11 GMT)
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着信を待機する: indeed: waiting for incoming calls (or mails or whatever)

peter arnout
Belgium
Local time: 21:42
Works in field
Native speaker of: Dutch
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3 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): +3
standy by


Explanation:
I'm pretty sure this is 'stand by'

...maybe someone more versed on mobile phones can verify this.



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Note added at 8 hrs (2007-03-05 23:45:38 GMT) Post-grading
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I just realized I wrote "standy by" how embarrasing....Naturally, I meant "standby" as one word. Oops.

Troy Fowler
United States
Local time: 12:42
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 12
Grading comment
Well, I've just found several onling glossaries which say this sort of thing: "standby mode: ... switched on and ready to make or receive a call, without being used for an actual call." And it's near deadline, so I'm going with this.
Notes to answerer
Asker: For some reason I dismissed this out of my head, probably thinking of computers. But its probably right!


Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  YNishi: or standby
7 mins

agree  Red & Black
36 mins

agree  KathyT: with 'standby'
2 hrs
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