# 40a 35ca

## English translation: are = 100 m² / centiare = 1 m²

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 French term or phrase: a = are / ca = centiare English translation: are = 100 m² / centiare = 1 m² Entered by:

 09:16 Feb 13, 2007
French to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Construction / Civil Engineering
 French term or phrase: 40a 35ca This is the unit of measurement for a housing development in Guadeloupe. My initial thought was that "a" meant acre, but that doesn't make sense given that Guadeloupe is a DOM and therefore, I imagine, metric. Even if it is acre, then I cannot find what "ca" means as a subdivision. Any ideas please? Thanks
 Local time: 13:39
 4035 m² Explanation:40 ares and 35 centiares = 4035 square metres--------------------------------------------------Note added at 2 hrs (2007-02-13 11:39:01 GMT)--------------------------------------------------Incidentally, I've just discovered while messing about on http://www.onlineconversion.com, in response to Conor's agreement below, that 4035 sq.m is very, very slightly less than one acre (0.997). If an Imperial equivalent is required, that might be handier than 43432 sq.ft!
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David Goward
France
Local time: 14:39
 David, you're a star. Thanks for your very practical answer.4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

5 +64035 m²
 David Goward
4 +4are and centiare
 Kate Hudson
4 +340a 35 ca
 Grzegorz Kurek

Discussion entries: 8

5 mins   confidence: peer agreement (net): +4
are and centiare

Explanation:
These are parts of a hectare

 Kate HudsonNetherlandsLocal time: 14:39Works in fieldNative speaker of: EnglishPRO pts in category: 44

agree
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-> Thanks

agree
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-> Thanks

agree
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-> Thanks

agree
 3 hrs
-> Thanks - better late than never!!

5 mins   confidence: peer agreement (net): +3
40a 35 ca

Explanation:
where a = are = 100 sq.m
ca = centi-are = 1/100 are = 1 sq.m

 Grzegorz KurekPolandLocal time: 14:39Specializes in fieldNative speaker of: PolishPRO pts in category: 7

agree
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-> thx :)

agree
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-> thx :)

agree
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-> thx :)

6 mins   confidence: peer agreement (net): +6
4035 m²

Explanation:
40 ares and 35 centiares
= 4035 square metres

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Note added at 2 hrs (2007-02-13 11:39:01 GMT)
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Incidentally, I've just discovered while messing about on http://www.onlineconversion.com, in response to Conor's agreement below, that 4035 sq.m is very, very slightly less than one acre (0.997). If an Imperial equivalent is required, that might be handier than 43432 sq.ft!

 David GowardFranceLocal time: 14:39Works in fieldNative speaker of: EnglishPRO pts in category: 113

agree
 4 mins
-> Thanks, Miranda.

agree
 13 mins
-> Thanks, Francis.

agree  Tony M: That's the way I woudl write it in EN
 15 mins
-> Yes, in my experience, "ares" don't mean a lot in the English-speaking world.

agree  xxxBourth: Ares do so mean a lot in the ESW - at least twice as much as ises.
 1 hr
-> :-) But does a centare equal at least 200 ises?

agree  Conor McAuley: Might also include a sq ft conversion, depending on the audience /// ah, not to me now, the only unit of area I understand is football fields, the Sky News unit of area! (I challenge you to work that one out!)
 2 hrs
-> Thanks, Conor. That's 43432 sq. ft to you, sir!/As football pitches are about 100x60 m = 6000 sq.m, I'd say about two-thirds ;-)

agree
 3 hrs
-> Thanks, Vicky.

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