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00:13 Feb 13, 2009
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English to Chinese translations [PRO] Tech/Engineering - Construction / Civil Engineering / pool design
English term or phrase:Infinity edge (or Infinity-edge)
An infinity edge pool (also named negative edge, zero edge, "disappearing edge," or vanishing edge pool) is a swimming pool which produces a visual effect of water extending to the horizon, vanishing, or extending to "infinity". These style pools are often very expensive and require extensive architectural design.
Too bad the term is not in poetic context. I thought you expected some brainstorming for beautiful expressions. It would be tough to come up with something that not only sounds professional but also nicely conveys the meaning.
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infinity edge (or infinity-edge)
水天一色、水天交融、水天相連、一望無垠、廣潤無垠、碧水藍空 (or 藍天) 渾然一體
Explanation: Just a few choices for your reference.
Someone's blog happens to include several beautiful photos that show the magnificent views of some infinity edge pools that extend into the ocean (海天一色之泳池):
Shirley Chen United States Local time: 22:29 Native speaker of: Chinese PRO pts in category: 4
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Asker: Thanks for your suggestion, I also saw this translation on the internet. However, as poetic as it might be, it doesn't fit into most context naturally, you can hardly say “海天一色游泳池”/“浑然一体游泳池”without sounding really weird!
Explanation: I also thought of “无边际” before reading your samples. 無極 is close to the word infinity. 隱邊 reflects disappearing or vanishing edge. These two alternatives are my own thoughts, hence no references.