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Centre de vie

English translation: hub; focal point;

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French term or phrase:Centre de vie
English translation:hub; focal point;
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13:17 Sep 12, 2007
French to English translations [Non-PRO]
Marketing - Tourism & Travel / holiday rentals in Morocco
French term or phrase: Centre de vie
I know that there is a glossary entry for this term - which I have just looked at - but in my context the term would appear not to be meant in the medical sense (although the complex does contain a clinic, which is not mentioned here, but elsewhere). This is taken from the description of what appears to be a sort of 'holiday village' or 'complex'' in Morocco:

Au centre de la Résidence, se trouve le centre de vie où l’on pourra trouver les services nécessaires à la vie sociale des résidents : bureau de Direction, Secrétariat et Réception des arrivants, commerces de première nécessité, journaux, poste, restaurants, bar, bibliothèque, hammam Fiteness, piscine chauffée.

I am wondering whether I should turn it around a bit and say something like: in the middle of the complex is the 'holiday village centre' .... I think it would be meaningless in this context to call it a 'life centre', n'est-ce pas? Or does someone have a better suggestion?
French2English
United Kingdom
Local time: 08:03
hub; focal point;
Explanation:
not too medical sounding!

There's also heart
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Carol Gullidge
United Kingdom
Local time: 08:03
Grading comment
Overwhelming agreement here! In the end I think I used 'village centre' (with inverted commas to show that it is a sort of 'created' village within the complex (I have seen these before)... but yes, this is exactly what it was. Thanks to all contributors.
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4 +8hub; focal point;
Carol Gullidge


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3 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +8
hub; focal point;


Explanation:
not too medical sounding!

There's also heart

Carol Gullidge
United Kingdom
Local time: 08:03
Specializes in field
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 62
Grading comment
Overwhelming agreement here! In the end I think I used 'village centre' (with inverted commas to show that it is a sort of 'created' village within the complex (I have seen these before)... but yes, this is exactly what it was. Thanks to all contributors.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Tony M: Yes, and for goodness' sake DO turn it round!
8 mins
  -> Thanks, Tony! And, yes, do turn it round!

agree  juliebarba: I like focal point
45 mins
  -> thank you, Julie!

agree  Ingeborg Gowans
1 hr
  -> thanks, Ingeborg!

agree  suezen
2 hrs
  -> thanks, Suezen!

agree  AllegroTrans: I like focal point
3 hrs
  -> thanks, Allegro!

agree  Sandy Logan: I prefer hub. The center of action, as it were.
1 day4 hrs
  -> thank you, Sandy! (yes, where it's all at!)

agree  xxxVIV FATHIMAN: I agree with ´heart´
6 days
  -> thanks, Viviane!

agree  judithr: espace vert
438 days
  -> thanks Judith!
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