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12:08 Jun 21, 2005
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French to English translations [PRO] Tech/Engineering - Law: Contract(s) / Real-estate (procuration)
French term or phrase:semi enterré
Context: decription of a house.
Une maison d'habitation elevée d'un sous-sol semi enterré comportant deux pièces, etc, etc.
The document is a "Procuration" for the sale of the house. I'm afraid ther's no real context except that the house is also composed of a groundfloor. Sounds to me as though half the basement is visible from the outside but I find it a bit weird.
it does mean just that; the basement is not entirely underground; often the case on sloping sites, or with this typical type of French house that 'sits up' on its basement garage etc. May well be a row of high-level basement windows, etc...
05:36 Jun 23, 2005
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Francis MARC Lithuania Local time: 19:18 Native speaker of: French PRO pts in category: 154
Explanation: Property Charente : House on half-sunken basement.
Near to all services this house offers 3 bedrooms to you, a sitting room with
access to balcony, a kitchen and a bathroom. <br> <br> <br>Under ground of ... www.green-acres.com/properties/16roc1179-322ck.htm
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