# tasas de variación

## English translation: rates of change

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 Spanish term or phrase: tasas de variación English translation: rates of change Entered by:

 19:06 Jul 3, 2004
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Bus/Financial - Economics / world economic growth
 Spanish term or phrase: tasas de variación This is from a translation on the knowledge economy, and says that the TASAS DE VARIACION have been falling in the US and Japan over recent years, but rising in Europe. I can find no reference on the Net, so any help will be very welcome. I believe that they use the same expression in Spanish to talk about maths functions and ratios...
 MercedesPSpain Local time: 04:17
 change rates Explanation:It doesn't matter whether it is taxes, inflation, interest, or GDP rates. It means that growth is slowing down in US and Japan and speeding up in Europe. For example: Let's suppose they're talking about GDP growth, that is, GDP variation as compared with previous year's GDP. So one possibity may be: US : 2001: 3.5%; 2002: 3.0%; 2003: 2.5%. Japan : 2001: 2.0%, 2002: 1.8%; 2003: 1.6%. Europe: 2001: 2.1%; 2002: 2.3%; 2003: 2.5%. As you can see all of them ARE GROWING (all figures are positive), i.e. there are production increases in them all. But in US and Japan such increases are progressively smaller (that is, growth is slowing down), while in Europe increases are progressively larger (i.e. growth is speeding up.) Mathematically speaking, in all regions the first derivative is positive. But the second derivative is negative in Japan and US and positive in Europe.
Selected response from:

Jorge Gonza
Local time: 21:17
 THANKS A LOT JORGE!!! You're a star! I found various references, though they all used the term "rates of change" as opposed to "change rates", but it is exactly what I was looking for. Cheers!!!4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

5 +2variable taxes or taxes subject to variation
 David Jessop
4 +2Rates of variation
 LisaR
5change ratesJorge Gonza
5change ratesJorge Gonza
5indexes in have been experiencing a fall in rates in the US and Japan....
 Xenia Wong
4cost-variation index
 Tom2004

Discussion entries: 3

6 mins   confidence: peer agreement (net): +2
tasas de variación
variable taxes or taxes subject to variation

Explanation:
Merriam Webster.

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Note added at 7 mins (2004-07-03 19:13:40 GMT)
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Woops! That should read \"variable rates or rates subject to variation\" Sorry!

David

 David JessopSpainNative speaker of: EnglishPRO pts in category: 8

agree  Andrea Sacchi: Variable rates, yeap!
 19 mins
-> Yeah thanks Andrea, I wrote too fast :-) David

agree
 1 hr
-> Thanks Maricel :-) David

10 mins   confidence: peer agreement (net): +2
tasas de variación
Rates of variation

Explanation:
tasa
f. Determinación del valor o precio de algo.
Precio máximo o mínimo a que, por disposición de la autoridad, puede venderse una mercancía.

Impuesto o tributo exigido por determinados servicios: tasa de circulación.

Medida, relación entre dos magnitudes: tasa de mortalidad.

#2 see second web reference, found through Google.com

Reference: http://diccionarios.elmundo.es/diccionarios/cgi/lee_dicciona...
 LisaRUnited StatesLocal time: 22:17Native speaker of: English

agree  Eduardo Olivera Hernández: The knowledge economy is not yet taxed, as far as I know, so this seems to be the correct translation.
 1 hr
-> Thanks, Eduardo!

agree
 7 hrs
-> Thanks, Nora!

25 mins   confidence:
tasas de variación
cost-variation index

Explanation:
as per: http://fi-dep.web.cern.ch/fi-dep/structure/fpc/cost_variatio...

 Tom2004CanadaLocal time: 22:17Native speaker of: English

2 hrs   confidence:
tasas de variación
indexes in have been experiencing a fall in rates in the US and Japan....

Explanation:
My thoughts.

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Note added at 2 hrs 54 mins (2004-07-03 22:00:32 GMT)
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..sin la palabra \"in\" después de indexes....

 Xenia WongLocal time: 21:17Specializes in fieldNative speaker of: Spanish, EnglishPRO pts in category: 82

4 hrs   confidence:
tasas de variación
change rates

Explanation:
It doesn't matter whether it is taxes, inflation, interest, or GDP rates. It means that growth is slowing down in US and Japan and speeding up in Europe.

For example: Let's suppose they're talking about GDP growth, that is, GDP variation as compared with previous year's GDP. So one possibity may be:
US : 2001: 3.5%; 2002: 3.0%; 2003: 2.5%.
Japan : 2001: 2.0%, 2002: 1.8%; 2003: 1.6%.
Europe: 2001: 2.1%; 2002: 2.3%; 2003: 2.5%.

As you can see all of them ARE GROWING (all figures are positive), i.e. there are production increases in them all.
But in US and Japan such increases are progressively smaller (that is, growth is slowing down), while in Europe increases are progressively larger (i.e. growth is speeding up.)

Mathematically speaking, in all regions the first derivative is positive.
But the second derivative is negative in Japan and US and positive in Europe.

 Jorge GonzaLocal time: 21:17Works in fieldNative speaker of: SpanishPRO pts in category: 16
 THANKS A LOT JORGE!!! You're a star! I found various references, though they all used the term "rates of change" as opposed to "change rates", but it is exactly what I was looking for. Cheers!!!

8 hrs   confidence:
tasas de variación
change rates

Explanation:
It doesn't matter whether it is taxes, inflation, interest, or GDP rates. It means that growth is slowing down in US and Japan and speeding up in Europe.

For example: Let's suppose they're talking about GDP growth, that is, GDP variation as compared with previous year's GDP. So one possibity may be:
US : 2001: 3.5%; 2002: 3.0%; 2003: 2.5%.
Japan : 2001: 2.0%, 2002: 1.8%; 2003: 1.6%.
Europe: 2001: 2.1%; 2002: 2.3%; 2003: 2.5%.

As you can see all of them ARE GROWING (all figures are positive), i.e. there are production increases in them all.
But in US and Japan such increases are progressively smaller (that is, growth is slowing down), while in Europe increases are progressively larger (i.e. growth is speeding up.)

Mathematically speaking, in all regions the first derivative is positive.
But the second derivative is negative in Japan and US and positive in Europe.

 Jorge GonzaLocal time: 21:17Works in fieldNative speaker of: SpanishPRO pts in category: 16

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