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    Question Certificado de Estudios - Studies Certificate

    Hello!

    Me again with my doubts. My Certificado de Estudios goes like this (originally in Spanish):

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    CERTIFICADO DE ESTUDIOS
    En la ciudad de Asunción, República del Paraguay, a 4 días del mes de MAYO del año 2009, la Abogada NAME, Secretaria General de la Universidad Americana Certifica que:
    El/la Señor/a NAME C.I. NUMBER y RUA N NUMBER ingresó a esta casa de estudios en el año YEAR habiendo cursado las materias de la malla curricular de la carrera de INGENIERIA EN INFORMATICA y según consta en nuestros archivos, sis calificacaciones son como a continuación se expresan:
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    I find problems specially with mallar curricular and put my options between brackets.

    My English translation approach is as follows:

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    STUDIES CERTIFICATE
    In the City of Asuncion, Republic of Paraguay, on the 4th day of MAY of 2009, the Lawyer NAME, General Secretary of the Universidad Americana (American University) Certifies that:
    Mister NAME, I.D. NUMBER and RUA (Student Record Number) NUMBER got admitted in this studies house in the year YEAR having cursed the subjects of the [curriculum, diagram curriculum, course structure] of the career of COMPUTER SCIENCE ENGINEERING and as recorded in our files, his grades are as expressed below:
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    What do the experts think about my translation? Is it fluent and balanced? Suggestions are very welcome.

    The Embassy where I'm presenting this requires literal translation, but I will present the same translation in other applications (I.E. US Fulbright).

    Thanks in advance!

    Mauricio.-
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    Hi mauricio,
    I wouldn't translate casa de estudios as studies house. I don't know exactly what type of education center/institution that is but I have never heard of that before. They may want you to translate literally but most important thing is that it is understood in the target language.

    habiendo cursado: having taken
    I think the word is curriculum, just like that.

    About the "career" of Computer Sciences...in English career refers to

    Career is a term defined by the Oxford English Dictionary as an individual's "course or progress through life (or a distinct portion of life)". It usually is considered to pertain to remunerative work (and sometimes also formal education).
    so, I think here it is not properly used. I am not sure about the word you should use here and keep it literal though. A native should be of more help.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SandraT
    Hi mauricio,
    I wouldn't translate casa de estudios as studies house. I don't know exactly what type of education center/institution that is but I have never heard of that before. .
    I agree 100% with Sandrita. In fact I would tarnslate the frase "esta casa de estudios" as "this academic institution".


    As to the word "mallar curricular" I would translate it as "acedemic program". But maybe we can get better options from our group pf friends here.

    Best regards


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    Quote Originally Posted by mrei
    Hello!

    Me again with my doubts. My Certificado de Estudios goes like this (originally in Spanish):

    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    CERTIFICADO DE ESTUDIOS

    En la ciudad de Asunción, República del Paraguay, a 4 días del mes de MAYO del año 2009, la Abogada NAME, Secretaria General de la Universidad Americana Certifica que:
    El/la Señor/a NAME C.I. NUMBER y RUA N NUMBER ingresó a esta casa de estudios en el año YEAR habiendo cursado las materias de la malla curricular de la carrera de INGENIERIA EN INFORMATICA y según consta en nuestros archivos, sis calificacaciones son como a continuación se expresan:
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    I find problems specially with mallar curricular and put my options between brackets.

    My English translation approach is as follows:

    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    STUDIES CERTIFICATE


    In the City of Asuncion, Republic of Paraguay, on the 4th day of MAY of 2009, the Lawyer NAME, General Secretary of the Universidad Americana (American University) Certifies that:
    Mister NAME, I.D. NUMBER and RUA (Student Record Number) NUMBER got admitted in this studies house in the year YEAR having cursed the subjects of the [curriculum, diagram curriculum, course structure] of the career of COMPUTER SCIENCE ENGINEERING and as recorded in our files, his grades are as expressed below:
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    What do the experts think about my translation? Is it fluent and balanced? Suggestions are very welcome.

    The Embassy where I'm presenting this requires literal translation, but I will present the same translation in other applications (I.E. US Fulbright).

    Thanks in advance!

    Mauricio.-



    Hello Mauricio...and Sandra and Hebe!!

    I would change the title from Studies Certificate to Certificate of Study

    I would change Lawyer NAME to Attorney NAME (lawyer is the less formal job description; attorney is generally used as a title, e.g., John Smith, Attorney at Law or Attorney J. Smith...rarely, Lawyer John Smith.

    I think career OK but would be better written as "in the career field of" ...or more simply "in the field of"
    vicente

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    Thanks SandraT, Hebe and Vicente!

    I'm so focus on doing a literal translation that I forget about more appropriated or clear choices. I'll take your suggestions and post the modifications.

    Hebe, what is pf? Who are our pf friends?! hehe.

    Hermit! I miss your opinions!

    Mauricio.-

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    Default Re: Certificado de Estudios - Studies Certificate

    Did some more research and found out that:

    house of studies
    1929
    : an educational institution serving scholars of a religious order ― called also house of study
    Merriam-Webster Collegiate® Dictionary
    so I will change studies house to academic institution as suggested by Hebe, since my institution is a regular University.

    Certificate of Studies is more common as suggested by Vicente. (I never know when is better to use of or change the position of the words...)

    And I will avoid using career as suggested by SandraT. Using the form suggested by Vicente "in the field of".

    Thanks again!

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    Default Re: Certificado de Estudios - Studies Certificate

    This is what I've done:

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    CERTIFICATE OF STUDIES
    In the City of Asuncion, Republic of Paraguay, on the 4th day of MAY of 2009, the Attorney NAME, General Secretary of the Universidad Americana (American University) Certifies that:
    Mister NAME, I.D. NUMBER and RUA (Student Record Number) NUMBER got admitted in this academic institution in the year YEAR having taken the subjects of the [curriculum, academic program, diagram curriculum, course structure] in the field of COMPUTER SCIENCE ENGINEERING and as recorded in our files, his grades are as expressed below:
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    Native English speakers! Your suggestions are welcome too.

    Best regards,

    Mauricio.-

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrei
    Did some more research and found out that:



    so I will change studies house to academic institution as suggested by Hebe, since my institution is a regular University.

    Certificate of Studies is more common as suggested by Vicente. (I never know when is better to use of or change the position of the words...)

    And I will avoid using career as suggested by SandraT. Using the form suggested by Vicente "in the field of".

    Thanks again!

    "Certificate of..." is almost always used when speaking of the formal title of a document, e.g., certificate of health, certificate of origen, certificate of authenticity, etc.

    In a general reference, in writing or in conversation, it can be called a "Studies Certificate", e.g., "she has a studies certificate from the university" or "the restaurant has a valid health certificate".
    vicente

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrei
    This is what I've done:

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    CERTIFICATE OF STUDIES



    In the City of Asuncion, Republic of Paraguay, on the 4th day of MAY of 2009, the Attorney NAME, General Secretary of the Universidad Americana (American University) Certifies that:
    Mister NAME, I.D. NUMBER and RUA (Student Record Number) NUMBER (got) was admitted (in) to this academic institution in the year YEAR , having taken (successfully completed) the required subjects of the [curriculum, academic program, diagram curriculum, course structure, course of study] in the field of COMPUTER SCIENCE ENGINEERING and as recorded in our files, his grades are as expressed below:
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    Native English speakers! Your suggestions are welcome too.

    Best regards,

    Mauricio.-
    Eliminate the word "the" from Attorney.
    Substitute "was" for got and "to" for in.
    Either place a comma after year of capitalize Having

    My offer:

    CERTIFICATE OF STUDIES



    In the City of Asuncion, Republic of Paraguay, on the 4th day of MAY of 2009, Attorney NAME, General Secretary of the Universidad Americana (American University) Certifies that:
    Mister NAME, I.D. NUMBER and RUA (Student Record Number) NUMBER was admitted to this academic institution in the year YEAR , having successfully completed the required course of study in the field of COMPUTER SCIENCE ENGINEERING and as recorded in our files, his grades are as expressed below:
    vicente

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    Thanks Vicente for taking your time and teaching me something! Really appreciate it!

    Mauricio.-

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