|Spanish to English translations [PRO]|
|Spanish term or phrase: numerar vs. foliar|
|What is the distinction between these two words? What do you think the writer was offering as the two options in the following case:|
A procedure for registration of certain products for Chile requires the presentation of a dossier. It specifies the paper, etc, then says:
"Cada página debe ser numerada o foliada"
Now, I could use "numbered or foliated" in English, but I have never used "foliate" before and the dictionary definitions I find are only "to number pages"... so what are they really trying to say (in "plain English")
|number or folio|
In this case, it sounds like they are used as synonyms; however, normally, to number involves giving a consecutive number to the front and back of the page (like a book), whereas to folio involves giving one sheet of paper one number, then it is referred to as folio or page 10 front (or back). In Spanish, I have also seen the word "foja", which indicates a word with a folio number, then it says "foja 10 frente" or "foja 10 vuelta". A folio is the same sheet of paper, not a separate number for front and back.
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BristolTEC: numerar y foliar se traducen como "number".
En español, la distinción es la siguiente: cuando dice "numeradas" se refiere a la acción de colocar números a las páginas del 1 hasta que se terminen.
Cuando dice "foliadas" se refiere a la posibilidad que las páginas ya tengan algún tipo de numeración cronológica, que no necesariamente comiencen del número 1. Por ejemplo: las hojas utilizadas por los notarios vienen foliadas, porque corresponden a un tomo.
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