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ASE Releases New English/Spanish Glossary

(Akron/Tire Review) A new English/Spanish glossary of technical automotive terms has been released by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE).

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The translations contained in this glossary represent most, if not all, of the terms a technician may encounter on the associated bilingual certification exams.

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ASE said the “preferred Spanish” translation for each English term or phrase is intended to represent a translation that should be correctly understood by any knowledgeable Spanish-speaking automobile technician, regardless of where his or her Spanish originates. Given the variations in Spanish from country to country, and region to region, creating a universally understood technical document in Spanish is a substantial challenge, ASE said.

ASE said it developed the glossary through a series of face-to-face workshops using native Spanish-speaking bilingual subject matter experts from around the country, representing Spanish variants from Mexico, Puerto Rico, and Cuba, as well as Spain, Ecuador, Nicaragua, Colombia, and the Dominican Republic.

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The glossary was developed to assist ASE with the production of bilingual English/Spanish test forms. However, of equal importance is its availability as a valuable resource to Spanish-speaking test candidates as they prepare to take the ASE exams. In the near future, ASE expects to incorporate these lists into a more comprehensive English/Spanish glossary that encompasses all the current test areas.

The ASE English/Preferred Spanish Glossary is being released into the public domain and can be used by anyone free of charge.

ASE said the glossary is a “work-in-progress” and expects to release updated versions as they are developed. Users are advised to check with ASE periodically for additional releases and updates.

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For more information, or to download a copy of the glossary, visit the ASE Web site at www.ase.com and look in the download section under the ASE Resource Center.

 

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