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English translation: Pretended user

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Spanish term or phrase:Usuario simulado
English translation:Pretended user
Entered by: Raúl Waldman
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15:19 Aug 5, 2001
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Spanish term or phrase: "Usuario Simulado"...URGENTE!!
Fight against Government corruption

Hi Proz!
I'm tired, fed up, and just can't find the right term for this:-(

The text reads:
"En siete operaciones del Programa "Usuario Simulado", se encontró la existencia de actos de corrupción en el trámite....".

How could I translate: "Usuario Simulado"..?

All help greatly appreciated, in advance.
Regards:-)
terry
Terry Burgess
Mexico
Local time: 21:39
Pretended user
Explanation:
You could try one of these: "...'Pretended user' program..." or "...'Simulated user' program..." or "...'User simulation' program...", i.e. naming the program either with the person or with the action.
All them sound good to me.
HTH.
P.S.: Terry, cuando sea grande quiero llegar a tener tantos puntos como tú.
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Raúl Waldman
Argentina
Local time: 00:39
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Estimado Raúl:
¡Gracias! por tu respuesta...aunque me inclinaba más por la de Cecilia (pues yo había pensado lo mismo), me gustó la tuya y opté por utilizarla en mi traducción. En cuanto a tu comentario de querer alcanzar la misma cantidad de puntos que yo...cuando seas grande...pues creo que con 30 años de experiencia en la ingeniería de proyectos...ya no te cueces al primer hervor:-) (un dicho mexicano)....al igual que yo:-)

Saludos desde México para la Argentina:-) [quisiera estar en Bariloche ahora mismo]
terry
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Summary of answers provided
na +2Pretended user
Raúl Waldman
naPretended or Supposed Client
Henry Hinds
nahow about "a plant" or "a planted customer/client"?xxxtazdog
naI'd say "simulated user", at least in referring to the
Parrot
nasimulate users
Vivian
namystery user?
Andrea Bullrich


  

Answers


29 mins
mystery user?


Explanation:
Te sugiero esto porque me hace pensar en los "mystery shoppers".
A lo mejor aunque sea te sirve para empezar...

Andrea Bullrich
Local time: 00:39
Native speaker of: Spanish
PRO pts in pair: 435
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29 mins
simulate users


Explanation:
No other way to say it....

Vivian : )

Vivian
United States
Local time: 22:39
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1 hr
I'd say "simulated user", at least in referring to the


Explanation:
(apparently fictitious) person. The program might be a "user simulator" (in application, anyway) even though its name isn't literally "Usuario Simulado". (It sounds like a kind of spy program, is it?)

Parrot
Spain
Local time: 04:39
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
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2 hrs peer agreement (net): +2
Pretended user


Explanation:
You could try one of these: "...'Pretended user' program..." or "...'Simulated user' program..." or "...'User simulation' program...", i.e. naming the program either with the person or with the action.
All them sound good to me.
HTH.
P.S.: Terry, cuando sea grande quiero llegar a tener tantos puntos como tú.


Raúl Waldman
Argentina
Local time: 00:39
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in pair: 636
Grading comment
Estimado Raúl:
¡Gracias! por tu respuesta...aunque me inclinaba más por la de Cecilia (pues yo había pensado lo mismo), me gustó la tuya y opté por utilizarla en mi traducción. En cuanto a tu comentario de querer alcanzar la misma cantidad de puntos que yo...cuando seas grande...pues creo que con 30 años de experiencia en la ingeniería de proyectos...ya no te cueces al primer hervor:-) (un dicho mexicano)....al igual que yo:-)

Saludos desde México para la Argentina:-) [quisiera estar en Bariloche ahora mismo]
terry

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  CCW
9 mins

agree  Marcus Malabad: yes, but shouldn't it be 'pretend user'?
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2 hrs
Pretended or Supposed Client


Explanation:
Yes, something like a "mystery shopper" (good term!).

"Client" is often used (in USA) as a term for a member of the public making arrangements aat government agencies.


    Exp.
Henry Hinds
United States
Local time: 20:39
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in SpanishSpanish
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6 hrs
how about "a plant" or "a planted customer/client"?


Explanation:
Used in the following sense

3: something planted secretly for discovery by another; "the police used a plant to trick the thieves"; "he claimed that the evidence against him was a plant" (http://work.ucsd.edu:5141/cgi-bin/http_webster?plant&method=...

* Promotional gimmicks like giving away free goods or refunds to "planted" customers to encourage other people to buy in the hope they'll get similar treatment. (http://www.consumereducation.wales.org/shops/main.english.ht...

Dewak, LIG/203 of Bajrang Apartments to settle the deal. The planted customer finalised
the deal for Rs 500. Soon after the deal, a police team led by Addl SP ...
www.centralchronicle.com/20010627/2706029.htm

Hope it helps.



    as noted
xxxtazdog
Spain
Local time: 04:39
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in pair: 5410
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