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    words and sentences about tools

    Hello again!
    I've encountered some text about tools that I can't understand the meaning and instances:
    " a 1/4" BSP female Jamec-Pem compressed air coupling (Part No: 13.0980)"
    Could you please help me to translate that?
    Last edited by parsley1; 22-Nov-2016 at 13:23. Reason: To highlight that I want to translate these texts...

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    Re: words and sentences about tools

    Where did you find that fragment? Which specific words do you not understand?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: words and sentences about tools

    Hi. As I mentioned these seem technical texts about tools and I can't understand almost all the phrase! specially:
    1. Does " symbol mean "inch"?
    2. What does "BSP female Jamec-Pem" mean? I guess that's a special tool...
    3. Does "part no" matter? I mean is it a necessary part to translate the text or not? (It's just a casual number...)

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    Re: words and sentences about tools

    What do you mean by "seem technical texts about tools"? Clearly, you saw this exact phrase somewhere and then you either copied it down, memorised it or maybe photographed it. I ask again - where did you find it? Give us the name of the book/text and the author.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    My friend, it seems that you've got angry with me because my question! I'm sorry about that. Yes, you're right, I saw this exact phrase somewhere and that was a docx file! Because I'm a translator and have to translate it to my native language not to ask about its source!
    I respect your sensitivity and I hope you understand my situation and help me to translate my texts precisely...

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    Re: words and sentences about tools

    1. Does " symbol mean "inch"? Yes
    2. What does "BSP female Jamec-Pem" mean? I guess that's a special tool... Female and male are used for the endings of tools and connection- something goes into a female connection. The rest means nothing to me.
    3. Does "part no" matter? I mean is it a necessary part to translate the text or not? (It's just a casual number...) no. means number- it is giving the reference number of the part

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    Quote Originally Posted by parsley1 View Post
    My friend, it seems that you've got angry with me because my question! I'm sorry about that. Yes, you're right, I saw this exact phrase somewhere and that was a docx file! Because I'm a translator and have to translate it to my native language not to ask about its source!
    I respect your sensitivity and I hope you understand my situation and help me to translate my texts precisely...
    I wasn't angry. I was confused. I couldn't work out why you would be reading a text about tools if you know nothing at all about tools.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    It would have been a good idea to have told us at the start that you were translating the text.

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    Re: words and sentences about tools

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I wasn't angry. I was confused. I couldn't work out why you would be reading a text about tools if you know nothing at all about tools.
    Yes, maybe it's confusing for you as a (native) English teacher, but it's not strange for a non-native person, even advanced one, to have problems with some technical and non-general texts!

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    This picture illustrates the difference between female and male connections:

    https://www.l-tron.com/wp-content/up...Connectors.jpg

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