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Ing. John Doe

English translation: Ingeniero

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08:17 Jun 27, 2001
Spanish to English translations [Non-PRO]
Bus/Financial
Spanish term or phrase: Ing. John Doe
This is a title that in a business letter--what does the Ing. refer to besides engineer? In this case it is not engineer.
Roberto
English translation:Ingeniero
Explanation:
Ing= Ingeniero

Saludos,

BSD
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Bertha S. Deffenbaugh
United States
Local time: 08:36
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Summary of answers provided
na +2Ingeniero
Bertha S. Deffenbaugh
na[hypothetical] "MR. JOHN DOE" -- SEÑOR [SR.] FULANO DE TAL"
Terry Burgess
nacourtesy title Mr. John DoexxxLia Fail
naEnginner / technocratTelesforo Fernandez
na -1Mr or nothingJoseph Royal


  

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4 mins peer agreement (net): +2
Ingeniero


Explanation:
Ing= Ingeniero

Saludos,

BSD

Bertha S. Deffenbaugh
United States
Local time: 08:36
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in pair: 219
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Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Telesforo Fernandez: you are right
19 mins

agree  Elinor Thomas: yep! :-)
2 hrs
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11 mins peer agreement (net): -1
Mr or nothing


Explanation:
This can mean "Engineer" or just a person with a college degree. i've run into it a million times in the translations i've been doing for the past 3 years.

Mr/Mrs. can be used if you feel the need to include a title.

otherwise, leave it out. we have no good equivalent in English and no important meaning is lost. never put "Engineer" even if that's what the person is.

you can't use "doctor" since that would imply more than is meant by ingeniero



Joseph Royal
United States
Local time: 07:36
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 78

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
disagree  Telesforo Fernandez: it means engineer specifically
5 mins
  -> Not so. the asker even specified that fact.
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21 mins
Enginner / technocrat


Explanation:
Engineer is absolutely correct. But you may use 'technocrat' since it refers to a business letter, probably related to technical matter, a technical production, or enginnering.
But Engineer would be just fine.

Telesforo Fernandez
Local time: 21:06
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4 hrs
courtesy title Mr. John Doe


Explanation:
Ing. refers, as all previous contributors have said, to 'engineer'.

To use it like this is as a courtesy title, so the equivalent in English would be to address the person as Mr. John Doe (and if it were necessary for clarification, you could add Engineer in brackets, but only if absolutely necessary).




xxxLia Fail
Spain
Local time: 16:36
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 1368
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7 hrs
[hypothetical] "MR. JOHN DOE" -- SEÑOR [SR.] FULANO DE TAL"


Explanation:

Hi Roberto!
I agree with all my colleagues in that the abbreviation "Ing." usually means "Ingeniero" or "Engineer. However, YOU have expressly stated that in your case, IT IS NOT Engineer. I agree.

In law, the term "John Doe" is used to describe an "unknown" or hypothetical person (man) and "Jane Doe" is used for a woman.

Unless you discover otherwise, I believe the "Ing." simply means "Mr." [Mister] and so the whole term in Spanish would be:
"Sr.Fulano de Tal".

Espero te sirva:-)
tb.


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Terry Burgess
Mexico
Local time: 09:36
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 2372
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