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Catalan term or phrase:Bruc
English translation:Heather
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11:41 Aug 13, 2001
Catalan to English translations [Non-PRO]
Catalan term or phrase: bruc
Hotel Bruc
Heather Farley
Heather
Explanation:
Heather, if this is the name of the hotel, why do you want to translate it?

But, anyway, for the interest of the question, "bruc" means heather or heath, something which you will no doubt find easy to remember.
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Sean Lyle
Local time: 00:14
Grading comment
My husband and I spent some time during our honeymoon at the Hotel Bruc and heard it meant Heather. We wanted to check this thoroughly as we are expecting our first child any time and my husband wanted to use Bruc as a second name. Thank-you for your answer, I hope this answers your question.
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Summary of answers provided
na +1Bruc= heatherHeather Hayes
naHotel BrucxxxMichelleE
naErica arboreaTCD
nalingJosep Viñas-Barón
naHeatherSean Lyle


  

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57 mins
Heather


Explanation:
Heather, if this is the name of the hotel, why do you want to translate it?

But, anyway, for the interest of the question, "bruc" means heather or heath, something which you will no doubt find easy to remember.

Sean Lyle
Local time: 00:14
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
Grading comment
My husband and I spent some time during our honeymoon at the Hotel Bruc and heard it meant Heather. We wanted to check this thoroughly as we are expecting our first child any time and my husband wanted to use Bruc as a second name. Thank-you for your answer, I hope this answers your question.
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1 hr
ling


Explanation:
A bruc, in English ling, is a perennial shrub of green leaves and little purple flowers.


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Josep Viñas-Barón
Australia
Local time: 10:14
PRO pts in pair: 15
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1 hr
Erica arborea


Explanation:
Hotel named after nearby village of „El Bruc”, some 45 km from Barcelona, near Montserrat. This place apparently named after „bruc” or „bruc boal”, a shrub or small tree found in the Mediterranean countries (Erica arborea).

http://www.hotel-bruc.com/ (Hotel Bruc)

http://www.diba.es/ortofotos/08025/08025.htm (Location of El Bruc)

http://www.ddgi.es/espais/bruc.htm (on „bruc” or Erica arborea, in Catalan)

http://utopia.knoware.nl/users/aart/flora/Ericaceae/Erica/E.... (on Erica arborea, in English)

Species: Erica arborea
Family: Ericaceae
Genus: Erica
Species description: Shrub or small tree 1-4(-7) m; Young twige densely pubescent with short, smooth hairs and longer, strongly echinate hairs. Leaves 3-5 mm, in worls of (3-)4, linear, erect-patent, glabrous, minutely denticulate, rather dark green; margins revolute, contiguous, completely concealing lower surface. Flowers in lateral racemes, usually aggregated to form a thyrsoid, termal or intercalary panicle; pedicels glabrous, with 2-3 minute bracteoles below the middle. Sepals 1.5 mm, ovate, glabrous, saccate at base; corolla 2.5-4 mm, white, broadly campanulate, with erect lobes; anthers included, with flat, ciliate basal appendages. Ovary glabrous; style stout; stigma broadly capitate, white.

HTH,

TCD

TCD
Local time: 00:14
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3 hrs peer agreement (net): +1
Bruc= heather


Explanation:
First of all, I don't understand how people ask these elementary questions when all they have to do is open even the cheapest little pocket dictionary-- or don't they OWN one?

Secondly, "bruc" really refers more to an individual plant, or to a member of this species, while "bruguera" would be more likely to be used to denote a "heath".

As in English, these words are semantically related with words having to do with paganism, such as "bruixa", or witch: heather > heath > heathen.

Of course, I don't expect any points because it is obvious that the whole "kudos" thing is a farce where people using the "good ol' boy" system give each other points back and forth, but I will send in this answer for the hell of it, since my name is Heather, too.

Salut i força al canut!

Heather Hayes
PRO pts in pair: 4

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  flaviofbg: Estic completament d'acord...
1 hr
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2 days 7 hrs
Hotel Bruc


Explanation:
I've spent many an occasion at Hotel Bruc's discotec in my early years...many memorable experiences amongst Catalans. Didn't quite enjoy being thrown in the pool, however! Perhaps I quoted Heather Hayes one too many times in my coy "Salut i forca al canut!"
(And I thought I was just fitting in!)

No need to translate a name!

xxxMichelleE
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