English translation: steel tile

18:27 Jan 16, 2009
Dutch to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - Materials (Plastics, Ceramics, etc.)
Dutch term or phrase: Taaltegel
XXX bleek zeer goed in staat om de kleuren op de door mij gebakken staaltegel te vertalen naar de zwak-pastelkleurige majolicaverf waarmee hij moest schilderen.

Surely not a 'language tile' - Google in any language is not helping me here!
Kathy Freeman
Local time: 14:54
English translation:steel tile
Assuming it's staal.
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Theodora OB
Local time: 14:54
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Doh yes - just having one of those days.
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4steel tile
Theodora OB
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steel tiles
Sindy Cremer

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steel tile

Assuming it's staal.

    Reference: http://www.metaltiles.ltd.uk/minitiles/
Theodora OB
Local time: 14:54
Native speaker of: Native in DutchDutch, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 4
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Doh yes - just having one of those days.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Sindy Cremer: or "stainless steel tile", or "metal tile" (Google)
2 mins

agree  Johan Venter: Hard to see how it can be anything other than 'staal'
6 mins

disagree  paulve: the text is referring to baking colors on a tile, so it's not a steel tile, as that can't be baked. It's ceramic! In this case, 'staal' means 'sample', as in 'sample color tile' or 'color tile sample'.
14 mins

agree  jarry (X): Well done Theodora!
31 mins

disagree  Henk Peelen: staal means sample
47 mins

disagree  Tina Vonhof: Agree with paulve and Henk: it is a 'glaze sample' or 'sample tile', a ceramic tile covered in glaze and fired in a pottery kiln), the colour of which XXX is trying to match with paint.
2 hrs

neutral  Kitty Brussaard: For the same reasons as already mentioned by paulve, Henk and Tina.
4 hrs
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Reference comments

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Reference: steel tiles

Reference information:
For all of you who believe that steel tiles don't exist:


Stainless Steel Tiles are excellent for floors, walls, ceilings and backsplashes. You can also review and shop for Stainless Steel Tile on our Tile Catalog's Stainless Steel Tile page.

"Stainless Steel bars wrapped on porcelain" (hence baked...)

There's more on Google, but I decided to hold back this time...

Sindy Cremer
Native speaker of: Native in DutchDutch

Peer comments on this reference comment (and responses from the reference poster)
neutral  Tina Vonhof: But they would be made in a factory, not by a private person (door mij gebakken).
2 days 15 hrs
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