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12:56 Jun 26, 2007
Danish to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Architecture / Medical-patient notes
Danish term or phrase: stå og snøre
In the following:
Set udefra er det højteknologisk produktudvikling, som har givet nogle erfaringer, der kan bruges fremover af andre tossehoveder med andre ideer. Vi har forestillet os tømrerne stå og snøre det hele op ude på pladsen, og vi har erfaret, at det kræver at arkitekten tegner helt ned i detaljen. Ellers er vi ikke sikre på, at det bliver udført, som det skal, fordi industrien hele tiden har tendens til at skrælle det overflødige væk. At arkitekterne gik så langt i de konstruktive detaljer, som det er sket her, er jo også en udvikling af arkitektfaget.“

I think the implication is that the architects' perception was that the joiners would draw up plans, on-the-fly, but that this transpires not to be the case. Any help welcome.
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Andy Bell
Andy Bell
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5assemble the whole thingBrian Young


  

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assemble the whole thing


Explanation:
It means "stand and twist", but nobody would say that in English. It is just an off the cuff remark, an idiom. The intention is that the carpenters would work out in the yard, presumably next to or on the construction site, and put something together, and that doing so will require that the architects draw it up in great detail, and if they don't the workers might drop unnecessary or superficial details. This is all pretty straight forward.

Brian Young
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Local time: 23:13
Native speaker of: English
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