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|Catalan to English translations [PRO]|
/ good housekeeping
|Catalan term or phrase: el sentit domèstic de les cases començà|
|"Per què el Palau Güell era tan poc pràctic com a casa?|
Per una banda, les cuines i la terrassa eren al pis de dalt, mentre que el menjador era a sota, cosa absurda, perquè el carbó per cuinar s’havia de carregar diversos pisos. A més a més, era una casa molt alta i no tenia calefacció, amb la qual cosa devia ser ben poc confortable durant l’hivern. Això no obstant, ***el sentit domèstic de les cases començà arrel de la construcció de l’Eixample a Barcelona.*** En canvi, el Palau Güell segueix els esquemes dels palaus dels segles XVIII i XIX, introduint sistemes de vida del món contemporani."
Hola. Guess who carried the coal (or whatever) there up & down... This people would live downstairs (noble plants again) where it'd be warmer in winter, wouldn't use the terraces then while in summer, then guess who does the cooking and freezes/boils at the same time too? Not the senyors again. All that is gone at the Eixample, all gets more practical and homey, as opposed to living in such a palace. Cheers :-)
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Local time: 09:44
|Thanks, everybody; all answers were helpful, but I'm giving Paul the points for addressing both the concepts: practicality and homeyness. (In case you're curious, that is a correct spelling, though "hominess" is also accepted.)|
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I think the text means that houses were not built for people to "stay" home, but just almost as "bedrooms". They were not comfortable and definitely not equipped or people to spend quality time time there.
I guess you should use something like "homeliness".
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the feeling of living comfort / the feeling of cozy living
the items explains the impractical aspects of the house, such as the kitchen being on top and the coal for the kitchen stove having to be lugged up various stories (more than necessary), hence my above (2) proposals.
Note added at 2002-03-23 20:10:05 (GMT)
another: THE TREND TOWARDS MORE
COMFORTABLE LIVING STARTED after ...
Local time: 09:44
Native speaker of: German
PRO pts in pair: 47
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