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    Hi everyone!

    I want to know if "torque" (it is taken from a car owner's manual) has some translation into Spanish. Is it used in Spanish,too?

    Thanks!!

    M

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    Yes Mirta , you are right. Here in Argentina , in spanish , we use the same word " torque " and i remember mexicans books that using the same .
    Good luck
    Horatio

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    Yes Mirta. It is used torque.

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    Yes... my brother is a mechanic... he says "torque".

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    Torque is used, but it is considered a xenismo (foreign word used by some Spanish speakers). The word is spread in Mexican technical literature, the same way the word cupla is in Argentinian. I regret this kind of words were introduced by editor's style manuals such as McGraw-Hill Latinoamericana. The same style manuals "sanctioned" the word unión p-n for p-n junctions, which is called juntura p-n in Argentina, a really old Spanish word that means exactly what is needed in physics.

    Speaking of physics, par is the proper word in Spanish for torque: starting torque = par de arranque; torque (an engine, some rpm value) = par motor.

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    According to the Routledge Technical Dictionary:
    torque (n)
    AUTO par motor m
    ELEC ENG par de torsión m
    MECH momento torsor m, par motor m, par torsor m, potencia f
    MECH ENG momento de par m, momento de torsión m, momento torsor m, par de fuerzas m, torque m
    PETR TECH momento torsor m
    PHYS torque m
    PROD momento de torsión m, momento de una fuerza m, par motor m, par torsor m, potencia f

    You're right Aleccowan... but people say "torque". If I were you, Mirta, I'd contact the client and ask what he/she prefers.

    Good luck!

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    Thank you very much to all of you!! I 've heard that torque is used in Spanish. But, in this case, "par motor" would be a better word.

    Your answers were really useful.

    Regards,

    M

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