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ingeniero proyectista

English translation: design engineer

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Spanish term or phrase:ingeniero proyectista
English translation:design engineer
Entered by: Robert Southon
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02:25 Apr 24, 2001
Spanish to English translations [Non-PRO]
Tech/Engineering
Spanish term or phrase: ingeniero proyectista
For a CV. This refrigeration engineer explains that his job as 'proyectista' was a mixture of draughting and designing - is there a specific term in English?
robertybob
DESIGN ENGINEER
Explanation:
Opposite to what most people, particularly Spanish native speakers, ingeniero proyectista is not translated into English as project engineer because it does not convey the true meaning of the Spanish original. An ingeniero proyectista is he/she who makes the design of something.
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FJPN
Spain
Local time: 20:48
Grading comment
Thanks for your help. Talking to my client about what he did as a 'ingeniero proyectista' it became evident that your
translation, 'design engineer', was the most accurate. Many derivatives of the word 'proyecto' get mistranslated as
something based on 'project' when they are really talking about plans.
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Brigitte Gendebien


  

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33 mins
project engineer


Explanation:
ingeniero proyectista : project engineer
ingeniero de proyectos : plant designer
EuroDicautom

Brigitte Gendebien
Belgium
Local time: 20:48
Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench
PRO pts in pair: 117

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DESIGN ENGINEER


Explanation:
Opposite to what most people, particularly Spanish native speakers, ingeniero proyectista is not translated into English as project engineer because it does not convey the true meaning of the Spanish original. An ingeniero proyectista is he/she who makes the design of something.


    30 years involved in Design Engineering.
FJPN
Spain
Local time: 20:48
Native speaker of: Spanish
PRO pts in pair: 116
Grading comment
Thanks for your help. Talking to my client about what he did as a 'ingeniero proyectista' it became evident that your
translation, 'design engineer', was the most accurate. Many derivatives of the word 'proyecto' get mistranslated as
something based on 'project' when they are really talking about plans.

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