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Old July 14, 2008, 10:32 AM
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Question Increased awareness - Ayuda por favor!

Buenos Dias a todos........

Me podrían decir cual sería la mejor traducción de:

- increased awareness

I know awareness = conciencia pero por alguna razón no suena bien.

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Old July 14, 2008, 11:21 AM
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Old July 14, 2008, 12:36 PM
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¿Puedes dar algo más de contexto, Elaina?
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Old July 14, 2008, 02:35 PM
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Do you mean something like this Elaina?

There is an increased awareness of global warming.
Ha habido un aumento de conocimiento acerca del calentamiento global.
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Old July 15, 2008, 07:18 AM
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Buenos Dias!

Gracias por su ayuda. Es posible que sepan que estoy traduciendo un documento que habla de PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder) and it talks of.... symptoms and/or problems of increased awareness, such as: problems with concentration, flashes of inappropriate anger, etc. etc. etc.

This is where I am having problems. The "normal" translation just doesn't seem correct for this context.

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Old July 15, 2008, 07:30 AM
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Buenos Dias!

Gracias por su ayuda. Es posible que sepan que estoy traduciendo un documento que habla de PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder) and it talks of.... symptoms and/or problems of increased awareness, such as: problems with concentration, flashes of inappropriate anger, etc. etc. etc.

This is where I am having problems. The "normal" translation just doesn't seem correct for this context.

Thanks again for your help!

Elaina
Elaina the reason you can't translate this is because the sentence you need translating doen't make sense. It's contradictory because increase awareness will help you concentrate more--not less. You can second guess the writer and assume he/she meant symptoms of increased sensitivity causing problems with concentration an flashes of...
Do you think that is what the writer wished to convey?
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Old July 15, 2008, 07:39 AM
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It's true! Sometimes I get so involved with the translation that I don't realize the original document doesn't make sense.

The exact statement is as follows:

Often there are symptoms (problems) of increased awareness including:
-problems with concentration
-flashes of inappropriate anger
-difficulty falling or staying asleep
-increased alertness or vigilance

What do you think?

I appreciate your help....

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Old July 15, 2008, 08:01 AM
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Elaina the reason you can't translate this is because the sentence you need translating doen't make sense. It's contradictory because increase awareness will help you concentrate more--not lee. You can second guess the writer and assume he/she meant symtoms of increased sensitivity causing problems with concentration an flashes of...
Do you think that is what the writer wished to convey?
Great observation!
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Old July 15, 2008, 08:23 AM
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It's true! Sometimes I get so involved with the translation that I don't realize the original document doesn't make sense.

The exact statement is as follows:

Often there are symptoms (problems) of increased awareness including:
-problems with concentration
-flashes of inappropriate anger
-difficulty falling or staying asleep
-increased alertness or vigilance

What do you think?

I appreciate your help....

Elaina
I think "problems of increased awareness" is a poor choice of words.A better choice would be "problems of increased sensitivity" which I think
would translate like this síntomas de hipersensibilidad que incluye:
Wait, though, to see if somebody else has more definitive better term
in Spanish.
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Problemas o síntomas de hipersensibilidad suena perfectamente en español.
Hipersensibilidad se utiliza a menudo, técnicamente y comercialmente:

Cremas para pieles hipersensibles.
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