Numbers and Lists in Translations

Is there a way for the system to automatically recognize numbers with periods (i.e, as part of a list; "1." "2." etc) as not being something that needs translation? I love working on cooking and recipe articles, but inevitably the system asks me to translate "4." into Spanish. Just seems like something that could be detected and taken out of the running, or added to the following sentence.

May 22, 2013


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