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What are the right translations of these IT-related terms into (simplified) Chinese:

  • app (as in iOS apps)
  • service (as in application service)
  • consulting (as in IT consulting)

Is there a reliable dictionary that includes such specialized contemporary terminology?

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What are the right translations of these IT-related terms into (simplified) Chinese:

app --> 应用

service --> 服务

consulting --> 咨询

Is there a reliable dictionary that includes such specialized contemporary terminology?

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It's interesting how they abbreviated 移动软件应用程序 to just 应用. I would've expected something like 移软. –  deutschZuid Oct 10 '13 at 0:30
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@deutschZuid My guess is that 应用 is a translated word of the English word "app". –  Inglis Baderson Oct 10 '13 at 1:44
    
@deutschZuid, 移动 is for mobile, 软件 is for software, 应用 is for application and 程序 is for program. So, 移动软件应用程序 means mobile software application program. –  杨以轩 Oct 10 '13 at 2:06
    
@deutschZuid, Precisely, "应用软件" stands for "software application", and "应用" is the app, "软件" is the software. –  shuangwhywhy Oct 10 '13 at 2:18
    
Guys I know what this means. I just let you know you my expectation. I never doubted the validity of the answer! –  deutschZuid Oct 11 '13 at 1:29

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