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    Hello, when you are translating a document and you see an acronym in English that some Spanish speaking countries also use, like CRM. What do you mostly do?
    Sometimes I write the acronym in English and the translation in parenthesis, but I think it's more confusing...specially if it appears a lot of times in the document.
    You can choose to write the translation only the first time the acr. appears...

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    Hi Vero. I do the same. I write the acronym in English and the translation in parenthesis once, For subsequent references I just write the acronym as I previously explained in the document its meaning.

    Hope it helps
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    Exclamation Accounting Acronyms and Financial Acronyms

    By the way, here you have a list of

    Accounting Acronyms

    and

    Financial Acronyms

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    What a good question Verónica! What if it has already been translated? (by someone else I mean) Do you use the English version or the translated one?

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    Default Re: Accounting Acronyms and Financial Acronyms

    Quote Originally Posted by IUS
    By the way, here you have a list of

    Accounting Acronyms

    and

    Financial Acronyms

    Thanks IUS!!! Useful info!

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    Default Re: Accounting Acronyms and Financial Acronyms

    Hi Mem!!
    Well, I tend to check if the translation of the acronym exists...some people just love creative writting hahahah!!
    If it exists, I leave it translated, but if it doesn't, I use the parenthesis.

    Does anyone know if there's a rule on how to deal with this? There should be a rule...

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