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English translation: synthetic/imitation/faux leather

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Spanish term or phrase:curpiel
English translation:synthetic/imitation/faux leather
Entered by: xxxTrans-Iberia
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11:01 Feb 16, 2007
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Materials (Plastics, Ceramics, etc.)
Spanish term or phrase: curpiel
apparently this is a common material for the covers of calendars and planners. i can't figure out if it's synthetic or real. thanx!
xxxTrans-Iberia
Local time: 06:47
synthetic leather
Explanation:
You could call it "leather-look" or something if you prefer.
Also known as "Leatherette"® / "leD@"ret / n [u] cuero m sintético, piel f sintética (Esp)

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Note added at 14 mins (2007-02-16 11:15:48 GMT)
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Ot "imitiation leather"... the problem is that "synthetic/imitation" do not sound very attractive, which is probably why they invented the name "curpiel"...

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Note added at 14 mins (2007-02-16 11:16:17 GMT)
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Sorry, that should be "imitation leather"...
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neilmac
Spain
Local time: 06:47
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4 +1synthetic leather
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synthetic leather


Explanation:
You could call it "leather-look" or something if you prefer.
Also known as "Leatherette"® / "leD@"ret / n [u] cuero m sintético, piel f sintética (Esp)

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Note added at 14 mins (2007-02-16 11:15:48 GMT)
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Ot "imitiation leather"... the problem is that "synthetic/imitation" do not sound very attractive, which is probably why they invented the name "curpiel"...

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Note added at 14 mins (2007-02-16 11:16:17 GMT)
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Sorry, that should be "imitation leather"...

neilmac
Spain
Local time: 06:47
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in category: 16
Notes to answerer
Asker: i added the possibility of "faux", which occurred to me later, to avoid negative connotations!


Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Noni Gilbert: Imitation leather. (Leatherette has really naff connotations for me - and anyway as you point out, it´s a trademarked term.
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