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    (Original post by rambapa)
    Ok great, that helps a lot....

    So let me get this straight....

    1) You assume it's the english name, since the book is in english. The process is called most likely something different in other languages.

    2) You need to know the english name, since the majority of science is written in english. Scientific journals aren't published in arabic or hebrew very much etc.
    If you are planning on reading scientific journals written in English, or doing exams set in the English language, you will need to know the English names.
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    (Original post by jneill)
    If you are planning on reading scientific journals written in English, or doing exams set in the English language, you will need to know the English names.
    But aren't the majority of scientific journals in english? So if you learnt biology in say poland, would they teach them the polish biology technical terms and english biology technical terms?
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    (Original post by rambapa)
    But aren't the majority of scientific journals in english? So if you learnt biology in say poland, would they teach them the polish biology technical terms and english biology technical terms?
    I have no idea, I'm not in Poland. Are you?

    Why does it matter what language journals use if you aren't going to be reading journals or writing papers for publication. If you are, then sure learn the English names...
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    (Original post by jneill)
    I have no idea, I'm not in Poland. Are you?

    Why does it matter what language journals use if you aren't going to be reading journals or writing papers for publication. If you are, then sure learn the English names...
    It was just a hypothetical example, if foreign countries teach technical terms in their own language and english as well, since the majority of science publications are in english.
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    (Original post by rambapa)
    But does everyone in the world learn the english name, given science being written in english 99% of the time?
    no, they don't use the english name
    although in university economics, for instance, for every important term you've got the translation in english too
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    You again? :sigh:
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    (Original post by Sabertooth)
    You again? :sigh:
    Who?
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    lol
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