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    Hi...how would you translate the following paragraph?

    Es recomendable un conocimiento medio de la herramienta, así como la utilización del Lenguaje de Búsquedas Estructurado (SQL) para efectuar los pasos que a continuación se detallan

    is it correct to say:

    It is recommended to have an average knowledge of the tool as well as knowing the use of the structured query language in order to proceed with the following steps:

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    Your translation is good enough; my version perhaps flows "more naturally."

    My translation

    You should have standard knowledge of the utility and of SQL in order to complete the following steps.


    (a) I wouldn't spell out what SQL means. Presumably I am translating from Spanish to an English-speaking, knowledgeable user market.

    (b) I use "utility" instead of "tool" because "utility" restricts the scope of the word to the world of software.

    (c) Spanish tends to be verbose. "Para efectuar los pasos que a continuación se detallan" really means "To do what follows."

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    Thanks a lot!

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