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09:39 Dec 3, 2016
Russian to English translations [PRO] Science - Geography
Russian term or phrase:реже – больше
Район Семипалатинского полигона находится в области распространения пресных и солоноватых вод с минерализацией до 3 г/л, реже – больше.
I just don't read the two answers offered this way
13:53 Dec 3, 2016
That is, until I see them used in the actual sentence. The intended meaning here is that on occasion (rarely), this mineralization may exceed the stated percentage. Using either of these answers here - as in "...mineralizaion of up to 3 g/l, rarely more" - means exactly the opposite - that this percentage is HARDLY EVER exceeded. I would rephrase as "...up to 3 g/l, which may on occasion be even higher". Or something to that effect. To be sure, this is indeed a very poorly written sentence in Russian.
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Nicky Brown United Kingdom Local time: 05:16 Native speaker of: English PRO pts in category: 4
I like Rachel's answer too, but I have gone for this one. Many thanks all round.