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Continuamos con el listado de expresiones típicas del discurso de la Ciencias Sociales con algún grado de dificultad en su traducción al inglés.

Agudiza, una crisis se: crisis was worsening since…

Adquirir un sentido de: to gain a meaning of

Anclado: rooted

Apropiarse de: appropriate sth (meaning)

Corrientes teóricas: theoretical trends, perspectives

Desplazar la mirada: change the focus of …from … to…

Destinado a : intended for , aimed at, dedicated to (a company)

Disruptiva de: disruptive of

Dominar un tema: be an expert at/on/in

Elaborar: construct, devise, build,

Hacer (sust.: el hacer): doing

Irresponsabilización: irresponsibilization

Juego, poner en: put/come into play

Linea, en esta: in this regard, in this respect, in this spirit

Lucha, proceso de: process of struggle

Lugar que ocupan: role/place they hold

Marco, en este: in this context

Militar (verbo): militate FOR or AGAINST

Narración: account

Permear, logró: succeeded to permeate

Posibilitar: enable to do sth/enable sth to be

Profundizar en el análisis: to deepen, to go deeper in

Recuperar la importancia: retrieve the importance

Resignificar: resignify

Relatar: recount, tell

Relato: account (tells that)

Significa una apuesta por: (involves) a commitment with …

Sostener (JD sostiene que): holds that

 

 

Seguimos completando la lista de palabras de difícil traducción al inglés. Ya presentamos las palabras que empiezan con A y ahora publicamos la segunda lista de términos, con su traducción y usos posibles.

Letras B y C

Basado en: to be the base for, to be based on, on the basis of

Basarse: to draw on (e. g. this work draws on sb’s theory), to rely on (facts, ideas)

Brindar (información ): to make available, to provide, to furnish

Buscar (una meta): to seek, to pursue

Clarificar: to shed, to throw light on, to explain, to clarify

Compuesto de: composed of (committee, workers, experts, etc.), sample made up of (subjects, teachers, women, etc.)

Componerse de: to consist of, to comprise, to encompass

Concebir: to envisage (imagine), to conceive, to devise (a plan, a project, a proposal), to come up with an idea

Concientizar:  to sensitize sb to sth, to raise public awareness

Concordar con: to be consistent with, to be in line with, in accordance with, in keeping with

Confiable (persona): reputable, dependable

Todos los que alguna vez nos hemos aventurado a traducir o traspasar términos de español a inglés sabemos que no siempre disponemos del equivalente unívoco en un idioma y otro y ahí empieza la búsqueda de correspondencias de acuerdo con los distintos usos. A continuación, una primera lista de algunos términos que hemos investigado a lo largo de años de trabajo, con su traducción y usos posibles:

Abordar (un tema): tackle or deal with a problem, a topic, an issue.

Aclarar (un concepto/problema): to clarify a concept or problem / to shed light on a problem /throw light on a problem.

Adecuado:

  • Suitable (for a purpose or occasion): suitable for the job or position/suitable environment/ suitable outfit for the office.
  • Adequate (enough to meet a purpose, having the necessary qualities for something, meeting the requirements of a task): methods adequate to meet the current needs/ adequate clothing for climate changes/ adequate salary/ adequate preparation for the course.
  • Appropriate (suitable for a particular person, place or condition):  A movie not appropriate for preteens/an appropriate content of the site /tests appropriate to students’ needs.
  • Fit (to have the appropriate qualities or skills, meeting adequate standards for a purpose): a bicycle fit for the road / food not fit for human consumption/ a fit subject for discussion with children/fit words in fit places.
  • Proper (something correct or most suitable, describing things considered satisfactory): proper job / proper behavior / proper manners /proper medical treatment /everything in the proper place.

Ambiente (entorno, condiciones, medio ambiente):

  • Environment: Children learned in a safe and secure environment./working environment (ambiente de trabajo).
  • Atmosphere: There was an atmosphere of success in the class.

Ámbito (alcance, marco, rango, campo de acción):

  • Field (particular subject of study or type of activity): a growing the academic field, business field strategies.
  • Sphere (particular area of activity or interest): all spheres of endeavor /spheres of life /the sphere of internal politics.
  • Environment (The area in which something exists or lives): local, national environment /the working environment values. creativity and innovation/ achievements and developments within the business environment.
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