Dec 27

Multiligual set of R and S phrases

In May of 2013 the European Council published an amendment to Council Directive 67/548/EEC of 27 June 1967 on the approximation of laws, regulations and administrative provisions relating to the classification, packaging and labelling of dangerous substances. In short – new version of R and S phrases in 23 languages of European Union. Full text of this document is available here (PDF). Since I often need to use these phrases in MSDS- or GHS-related translations, I’ve extracted the content of this document into multilingual XLSX file, so it can be easily imported to many terminology tools to create/update relevant term bases. You can download the file from here (XSLX).

If you prefer to use this for TM instead of TB, you can use TMbuilder to quickly create a TMX file.


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  1. Thank you, Marek. This is very useful.

  2. Thank you very much!

  3. Cool, thanks!

  4. Another great job by Marek Pawelec® 🙂

  5. Incredibly useful. Thanks, and thanks to MichaelB for mentioning it on a forum.

  6. Thanks, Marek, great work. I’ll feed the German > Dutch columns to CafeTran (

  7. PS: I added a link to this page on my site:

  8. I’d been looking for the solution of this problem. Thank you very much for sharing.

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