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French translation: ...de couleur "argile"

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08:15 Jul 14, 2001
English to French translations [PRO]
Art/Literary
English term or phrase: mud
in this context, it is a color, color of a cloth; it's not possible to translate it by "boue"
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French translation:...de couleur "argile"
Explanation:
En jetant un coup d'oeil dans un dictionnaire de synonymes, "clay" est un synonyme de "mud" ...D'ou, s'il est impossible de traduire "mud" par "boue", il est fort possible que le mot "argile" conviendrait le mieux a votre demande de traduction

Mes sinceres salutations,
Christophe Dubois
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Summary of answers provided
naou encore ocre, ou terre de Sienne, terre glaise etcmarantz
nabrun fonceyacine
na...de couleur "argile"Christophe DUBOIS
nacouleur de boue
Evert DELOOF-SYS
nabrun fonceGemmstone


  

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15 mins
brun fonce


Explanation:
More text is needed to more accurately translate, but I wuld suggest "la couleur de boue" or "brun fonce".

Hope this helps


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Gemmstone
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17 mins
couleur de boue


Explanation:
is, however, used very often

E.g.: Jewel-hued Turkish robes were trimmed with embroideries in couleur boue de Paris (the color of Paris mud) and in 1781 when the longed-for Dauphin was born, so was a fashionable new color: caca dauphin.

Enter 'couleur de boue' at www.google.com for numerous hits.

HTH



Evert DELOOF-SYS
Belgium
Local time: 12:15
Native speaker of: Native in DutchDutch, Native in FlemishFlemish
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27 mins
...de couleur "argile"


Explanation:
En jetant un coup d'oeil dans un dictionnaire de synonymes, "clay" est un synonyme de "mud" ...D'ou, s'il est impossible de traduire "mud" par "boue", il est fort possible que le mot "argile" conviendrait le mieux a votre demande de traduction

Mes sinceres salutations,
Christophe Dubois
duboisc@hotmail.com


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Christophe DUBOIS
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28 mins
brun fonce


Explanation:
marron fonce, kaki pourraient peut etre aller
Good luck
yacine


yacine
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3 hrs
ou encore ocre, ou terre de Sienne, terre glaise etc


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marantz
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