Wazza Word for Feb. 18th, 2013
Yes, yes, I’ve slipped behind schedule! Another huge translation project that won’t be over until next Thursday. But, it’ll take care of me for a good while, so…!
Okay, we’re back to Spanish:
DAR DE ALTA/DAR DE BAJA/DAR EL ALTA
As every translator knows, context is EVERYTHING. Sometimes DAR DE ALTA can mean “to add”, as in enable or register. Under that same context, DAR DE BAJA would be to disable or de-register. On the other hand, if the context is health, then DAR DE ALTA becomes DISCHARGE, as in discharged from a hospital. And, DAR EL ALTA means the same thing, but in the hospital context.
This week’s learning quote comes from Leonardo da Vinci:
Learning never exhausts the mind.