ROI

English translation: another possiblity

19:58 Feb 15, 2000
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering
Spanish term or phrase: ROI
In a description of a software program, the following occurs:
"Base: ROI Usuario y programa de refuerzo de imagen."
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Robert R. Anderson
English translation:another possiblity
Explanation:
Mr. Anderson, I have done some further searching and since I see that this is software related, and it says Usuario ROI, this could also mean a computer program called ROI. I performed a search in Yahoo! for "ROI" and found several corporations, some return on investment, others providing marketing or e-commerce solutions.

ROI can also mean, in computer terms, read-only input, a keyboard or a scanner for example.

If your software is purely financial related, rendimiento de la inversión is fine, but if it is an e-commerce solution or other, more context would be helpful.

Good luck!
Selected response from:

Alexandro Padres Jimenez
Local time: 15:02
Grading comment
Thanks! You noticed that my phrase occurs in a tech context. It IS dealing with software and a scanner,
so your definition fits beautifully. I'll let the reviewer correct me if I'm wrong. Thanks again.
Robert
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Summary of answers provided
naanother possiblity
Alexandro Padres Jimenez
naROI (rendimiento de la inversión)...
Alexandro Padres Jimenez
nareturn on investment
Sarah Pearman
naReturn on Investment (acronym)
Dyran Altenburg (X)


  

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9 mins
Return on Investment (acronym)


Explanation:
Retorno de la inversión. Financial texts in Spanish usually leave the acronym in English.

Dyran Altenburg (X)
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2 hrs
return on investment


Explanation:
In technical / financial material, it is common practice for the acronym to be left in the native language. I would therefore assume that here the acronym is an English one for return on investment.

Sarah Pearman
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3 hrs
ROI (rendimiento de la inversión)...


Explanation:
I would place the acronym in English and follow it up with the Spanish translation as noted above. Retorno would not be used in a Mexican context for example, whereas "rendimiento" has a more generic ring.

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Alexandro Padres Jimenez
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another possiblity


Explanation:
Mr. Anderson, I have done some further searching and since I see that this is software related, and it says Usuario ROI, this could also mean a computer program called ROI. I performed a search in Yahoo! for "ROI" and found several corporations, some return on investment, others providing marketing or e-commerce solutions.

ROI can also mean, in computer terms, read-only input, a keyboard or a scanner for example.

If your software is purely financial related, rendimiento de la inversión is fine, but if it is an e-commerce solution or other, more context would be helpful.

Good luck!


    Reference: http://www.yahoo.com
Alexandro Padres Jimenez
Local time: 15:02
PRO pts in pair: 150
Grading comment
Thanks! You noticed that my phrase occurs in a tech context. It IS dealing with software and a scanner,
so your definition fits beautifully. I'll let the reviewer correct me if I'm wrong. Thanks again.
Robert
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