"xino"

English translation: Please read below...

10:47 Aug 27, 2008
Catalan to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Construction / Civil Engineering
Catalan term or phrase: "xino"
I have the term "xino" used in inverted commas in the sentence: Constatà que el "xino" va fregar contra les parets del forat de l'ascensor... The context is an industrial accident report relating to renovation building work. Other than it being a castilianism for "xinès", I can't find what it would be in this context. Any help gratefully received!
Chris Hughes
United Kingdom
Local time: 15:47
English translation:Please read below...
Explanation:
It is hard to say without any context. In Catalan it sounds like "the Chinese guy washed the walls..." but, it might very well be that a mechanical part of the elevator itself is called "chinese" and that that part rubbed against the walls causing an accident. I am not an "elevator" specialist (:) )and unfortunately this is all the help I can give.

Have a nice day.

Milena
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Milena Bosco (X)
Italy
Local time: 16:47
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Hello Milena! Moltes gràcies for your suggestion. I was coming to that conclusion as well. Unfortunately there isn't very much other context to give. The text relates to an accident caused by a service lift/elevator giving way. Any reference to a Chinese person didn't make any sense, hence my confusion!
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Explanation:
It is hard to say without any context. In Catalan it sounds like "the Chinese guy washed the walls..." but, it might very well be that a mechanical part of the elevator itself is called "chinese" and that that part rubbed against the walls causing an accident. I am not an "elevator" specialist (:) )and unfortunately this is all the help I can give.

Have a nice day.

Milena

Milena Bosco (X)
Italy
Local time: 16:47
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Hello Milena! Moltes gràcies for your suggestion. I was coming to that conclusion as well. Unfortunately there isn't very much other context to give. The text relates to an accident caused by a service lift/elevator giving way. Any reference to a Chinese person didn't make any sense, hence my confusion!
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