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06:21 Apr 23, 2008
Spanish to English translations [PRO] Bus/Financial - Insurance
Spanish term or phrase:cero horas vs veinticuatro horas
I understand what this means - ie the policy starts at the first moment of the first day and ends at the last moment of the last day - but how do we say that?
The trem "zero hours" appears to have a specific meaning in employment in the UK, from my research on Google.
"La duración del contrato se fija desde las cero horas del día del inicio del período de cobertura, hasta las"veinticuatro horas del día de su finalización"
I agree with John, accept after could possibly legally be argued to exclude midnight (or am I getting too picky?!), which is why I prefer from. I wonder what would happen if an accident happened 30 seconds after the clock struck midnight ....
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10 mins confidence: peer agreement (net): +2
Explanation: Can I suggest:
"The policy begins immediately after midnight on (the date of the day before the policy begins) and ends at midnight on (the day the policy ends)".
John Rawlins Spain Local time: 02:37 Native speaker of: English PRO pts in category: 15
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zero hours (00:00 h)
Explanation: "La duración del contrato se fija desde las cero horas del día del inicio del período de cobertura, hasta las"veinticuatro horas del día de su finalización"
In formal documents such as contracts, the wording has to be as specific as possible to avoid legal voids that may lead to future lawsuits. That said, you should specify exact moments in your translations.
Use 'as from zero hours... up to zero hours...' of the following day. That makes the time span exact. Lawyers will thank you that way.
xxxTedel Peru Local time: 20:37 Native speaker of: Spanish