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English translation: garage/parking box

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Dutch term or phrase:garagebox/ MAVO-box
English translation:garage/parking box
Entered by: Evert DELOOF-SYS
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02:54 Oct 24, 2000
Dutch to English translations [PRO]
Dutch term or phrase: garagebox/ MAVO-box
Can you use 'garage box' in English, it sounds a bit funny. It refers to a prefabricated constructions, often found near big buildings, one next to the other for people who live there to park their car.
Thanks!
Kathleen Ferny
Belgium
Local time: 06:30
If you're not happy with 'garage box', you
Explanation:
could easily use 'parking box'.

Even though a 'parking garage' is not what is meant here and without me/us knowing in which context the term is to be used, you could translate it as such as well.

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Evert DELOOF-SYS
Belgium
Local time: 06:30
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All answers were okay but you were the first one to answer. Thanks a lot!
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Summary of answers provided
naMAVO-box
Brigitte Gendebien
naprefab (conrete) garageKen Cox
nagarage box
Astrid Geeraerts
naIf you're not happy with 'garage box', you
Evert DELOOF-SYS


  

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42 mins
If you're not happy with 'garage box', you


Explanation:
could easily use 'parking box'.

Even though a 'parking garage' is not what is meant here and without me/us knowing in which context the term is to be used, you could translate it as such as well.

Enter in any search engine.

Evert DELOOF-SYS
Belgium
Local time: 06:30
Native speaker of: Native in DutchDutch, Native in FlemishFlemish
PRO pts in pair: 1278
Grading comment
All answers were okay but you were the first one to answer. Thanks a lot!
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50 mins
garage box


Explanation:
sounds fine by me. If you want something else, you could go for "garage cubicle/compartments" I guess.

Good luck.

Astrid Geeraerts
Local time: 06:30
Native speaker of: Native in DutchDutch
PRO pts in pair: 38
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2 hrs
prefab (conrete) garage


Explanation:
Not able to find what 'MAVO' means in this context, but that probably doesn't matter. See the ref for 'prefab garage'


    Reference: http://www.enschede.nl/ramp/vergunningverlening/IV.htm
Ken Cox
Local time: 06:30
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 1385
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2 hrs
MAVO-box


Explanation:
I would leave MAVO-box in English too

"Dat S.E. Fireworks er de voorkeur aan gaf voor extra opslag zeecontainers te gebruiken in plaats van de net zo makkelijk los te kopen betonnen Mavo-boxen (die veel veiliger zijn), vindt men in de branche wel begrijpelijk. "Een Mavo-box kost ongeveer 25.000 gulden, een zeecontainer nog niet 2.000 gulden. Oudere containers kun je soms voor niets krijgen." (http://www.nrc.nl/W2/Lab/Enschede/000518-b.html)


    Reference: http://md10.tn.utwente.nl/chemaf.htm
    Reference: http://md10.tn.utwente.nl/md705.htm
Brigitte Gendebien
Belgium
Local time: 06:30
Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench
PRO pts in pair: 79
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