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English translation: At this stage, it is advisable to use actions considered as nominal and characteristic for...

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19:45 Jun 3, 2000
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering
Spanish term or phrase: Awkward Spanish Sentence
I'm having some trouble getting my head round the grammar of this sentence:

En este estado se indican las acciones características para aquellos estados a comprobar que sean de aplicación según los contemple la norma correspondiente, consideradas las acciones como nominales.

Maybe my Spanish is a little rusty. To help with context, the text is discussing loads, weight distribution, that sort of thing. Quite technical. On this occasion, it isn't so much the vocabulary that is bothering me, but the syntax. Any help would be gratefully appreciated.
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English translation:At this stage, it is advisable to use actions considered as nominal and characteristic for...
Explanation:
At this stage, it is advisable to use actions considered as nominal and characteristic for checking/verifying those stages [does your context indicate whether \"those\"applicable stages are past or future? If so, substitute either *prior/previous* or *further/subsequent* for *those*] according to the corresponding norms [[Definition of \"acciones\" taken from Termium (note that they say to avoid using \"loads\": English:Engineering Tests and Reliability Tolerances and Modular Co-ordination (Construction) Strength of Materials **action** s CORRECT,SEE RECORD,STANDARDIZED **load** s AVOID,SEE RECORD CONT - An action is: a set of concentrated or distributed forces acting on the structure (direct actions), or the cause of imposed or constrained deformations in the structure (indirect actions.) s OBS - The term \"load\" may be used with essentially the same meaning as \"action\". It is often used to describe direct actions only. The term \"action\" was introduced to cover also the effects due to imposed deformations. s OBS - [Action] Term standardized by ISO. s 1992-08-25]]
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Yolanda Broad
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Thank you very much for this helpful answer. Can I say though that I have seen "load" used in English engineering texts, so would not agree entirely with Terminum. But still, your help was much appreciated and did assist me with that dreadful sentence.
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naAt this stage, it is advisable to use actions considered as nominal and characteristic for...
Yolanda Broad
naSee belowJane Lamb-Ruiz
naConsidered as nominal and as contemplated by the corresponding norm, in this state the characteristiGarza


  

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Considered as nominal and as contemplated by the corresponding norm, in this state the characteristi


Explanation:
Considering the poor text you have, the above translation could be considered. I wish you lots of luck in getting more ideas.

Garza
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See below


Explanation:
This statement indicates the actions applicable to the statements to be verified /audited?/as set forth under the corresponding norm, considering the actions as nominal ones.
/Sorry, but I just am having a hard time seeing this as anything other than an accounting text. In which case, change /actions/ to /shares/ and then it makes sense. It doesn't make sense in this context as anything else. And statements does very much like financial statements. Cheers.

Jane Lamb-Ruiz
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At this stage, it is advisable to use actions considered as nominal and characteristic for...


Explanation:
At this stage, it is advisable to use actions considered as nominal and characteristic for checking/verifying those stages [does your context indicate whether \"those\"applicable stages are past or future? If so, substitute either *prior/previous* or *further/subsequent* for *those*] according to the corresponding norms [[Definition of \"acciones\" taken from Termium (note that they say to avoid using \"loads\": English:Engineering Tests and Reliability Tolerances and Modular Co-ordination (Construction) Strength of Materials **action** s CORRECT,SEE RECORD,STANDARDIZED **load** s AVOID,SEE RECORD CONT - An action is: a set of concentrated or distributed forces acting on the structure (direct actions), or the cause of imposed or constrained deformations in the structure (indirect actions.) s OBS - The term \"load\" may be used with essentially the same meaning as \"action\". It is often used to describe direct actions only. The term \"action\" was introduced to cover also the effects due to imposed deformations. s OBS - [Action] Term standardized by ISO. s 1992-08-25]]



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Yolanda Broad
United States
Local time: 10:23
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in pair: 668
Grading comment
Thank you very much for this helpful answer. Can I say though that I have seen "load" used in English engineering texts, so would not agree entirely with Terminum. But still, your help was much appreciated and did assist me with that dreadful sentence.
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