Searching for Water and Sanitation Sector Translation guides- in multiple languages

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Searching for Water and Sanitation Sector Translation guides- in multiple languages

Hello All,

I was looking for a list of commonly used words in the WASH sector translated into other languages like Spanish, French, Arabic, Hindi, Mandarin etc.
Do any of you know if such a catalogue or work exists?
I was able to find here on SuSanA the "Water Translations Guide" English to Spanish.

Looking for similar works in other languages and may with a more focus on Sanitation.

Thank you for your valuable suggestions and help!

Cheers,

Eva
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Re: Translation guides- in multiple languages

Hi, can I see the document you looking to translate in Hindi ?
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Re: Translation guides- in multiple languages

Hello Eva,

The Agenda for Change website has a section called "WASH systems glossary", where you can find a list of WASH terms and definitions. You can use the icons on the top-right corner of the screen to select the language. See  washagendaforchange.org/glossary/

You may also look at WASH publications available in English and e.g. in French, to see how specific terms and expressions translate into different languages. For a sanitation focus, see:  sanitationlearninghub.org/current-thinking/slh-publications/

Hope it helps, 

Gian M. 
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Hi Eva,

At IRC we have a historical collection of 30-40-year-old multilingual WASH glossaries, mostly focusing on technology. There are a few from the World Bank/UNICEF you may still find useful - you can find a couple of them in this list -  www.ircwash.org/biblio?f%5Bkeyword%5D=410  - click on the titles to get to the PDFs. You could also check with UNICEF or the World Bank if they have newer glossaries.

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Re: Searching for Water and Sanitation Sector Translation guides- in multiple languages

Thank you Cor and Gian.

These are definitely useful! I do not have a document that I am working on currently, but in the past struggled with finding the correct phrase or title translation for French.

So I thought to ask if there is such a glossary that I and others in the sector could refer to.

Thank you,

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