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Tiene que tarar la balanza

English translation: or, more formally, "the balance must be tared"

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02:41 Oct 5, 2000
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Tech/Engineering
Spanish term or phrase: Tiene que tarar la balanza
On the same subject as my last question,
You have to tare the scales?
Bear.
BearTrans
English translation:or, more formally, "the balance must be tared"
Explanation:
In laboratory usage, "balance" (as in "analytical balance") is more common than "scale," which usually refers to proportions and sizes.

PS to Jenette -- the Routledge technical dictionaries are notoriously unreliable. However, the French-to-English _Dictionnaire general de la technique industrielle_ by Dr. Eng. Richard Ernst (Brandstetter Verlag, ISBN No. 3-87097-110-X) is superb.

Cheers, HC
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Heathcliff
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Local time: 06:10
Grading comment
As usual, excellent answer. Bear.
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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naor, more formally, "the balance must be tared"Heathcliff
naguage or measureJenette Holyoak
naYou have to tare the scales
Mats Wiman


  

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5 mins
You have to tare the scales


Explanation:
is correct

Mats Wiman
Sweden
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Native speaker of: Native in SwedishSwedish
PRO pts in pair: 15

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Heathcliff
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42 mins
guage or measure


Explanation:
My dictionary gives measure or gauge. I would suggest gauge.
J.


    Routledge Technical Dic.
Jenette Holyoak
United Kingdom
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Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in pair: 351

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1 hr
or, more formally, "the balance must be tared"


Explanation:
In laboratory usage, "balance" (as in "analytical balance") is more common than "scale," which usually refers to proportions and sizes.

PS to Jenette -- the Routledge technical dictionaries are notoriously unreliable. However, the French-to-English _Dictionnaire general de la technique industrielle_ by Dr. Eng. Richard Ernst (Brandstetter Verlag, ISBN No. 3-87097-110-X) is superb.

Cheers, HC

Heathcliff
United States
Local time: 06:10
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 843
Grading comment
As usual, excellent answer. Bear.
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