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11:16 Jan 15, 2008
Dutch to English translations [PRO]
Architecture / historic building types in Amsterdam
Dutch term or phrase: poortwoning
a type of housing built around 1850-1900 in some parts of Amsterdam
elibirnbaum
United States
Local time: 09:13
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Summary of answers provided
3 +1gatehouse
Kate Hudson
4gate lodge
WIDIC
3 -1gate quarters
Peter Ramakers


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6 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): -1
gate quarters


Explanation:
gatehouse betekent meer een poorthuis van een kasteel of stadsomwalling. Het zou beter zijn om context in de vertaling te zetten (bij eerste voorkomen) zoals: traditional Dutch gate quarters.

Example sentence(s):
  • They lived in traditional Dutch gate quarters (daarna alleen 'gate quarters')
Peter Ramakers
United Kingdom
Works in field
Native speaker of: Native in DutchDutch

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
disagree  Kate Hudson: The use of quarters is in my opinion more military - these are houses not military quarters
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25 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
gate lodge


Explanation:
source: LEO

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http://www.proz.com/kudoz/2354248?login=y


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http://dict.leo.org/ende?lp=ende&p=hPXz..&search=Torhaus


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http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Torhaus


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http://www.stalys.de/data/wt01.htm


WIDIC
Germany
Local time: 09:13
Native speaker of: German

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
neutral  writeaway: show the Leo ref??
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7 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): +1
gatehouse


Explanation:
You could perhaps use the term gatehouse in the same way as poortgebouw is used for a gatehouse but on a larger scale

The shop is essentially part of the impressive gatehouse (Poortgebouw), through which one enters the Monastery, see the photo, above left, which like the one on its right, of the Monastery itself, was taken by John White, in January, 2006.http://www.whitebeertravels.co.uk/images/schaapskooi_gatehou...

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This is not an entrance gate to a large estate - that would still be called the gatehouse and would sometimes include the gatekeeper's office. But a house built in the same style on a housing estate in Amsterdam and now often seen in the 'burcht' style where houses are built around a common courtyard with the entrance of the courtyard being a gatehouse (i.e. built over an entrance gateway that has no gate).

Kate Hudson
Netherlands
Local time: 09:13
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in category: 8

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
neutral  WIDIC: Isn't that "gatehouse" gatekeeper's office ?
1 hr
  -> The gatehouse is not necessary the 'gatekeeper's office'. Generally they used to be built at the entrance to large estates.

agree  Tina Vonhof
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