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01:00 Aug 22, 2001
English to French translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: kukri
make the kukri
dovo
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na +1KukriAna and Michel
na"marque deposee de couteau"Ne pas traduireyacine
naKukri
Alexandra Hague


  

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19 mins peer agreement (net): +1
Kukri


Explanation:
Première référence
kukri
n. broad curved Gurkha knife
2nde réf
What is a Kukri?

A curved knife used by the Gurkha's (Battalion in the British army comprising largely Nepalese soldiers) symbolising achieving more together than alone

I hope it helps. The lack of context makes it hard. The second ref contains a faq.



    Reference: http://www.lineone.net/dictionaryof/difficultwords/d0007377....
    Reference: http://www.kukrisports.com/default2.htm
Ana and Michel
Spain
Local time: 18:36
Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench, Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in pair: 81

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  mckinnc: absolutely right
44 mins
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23 mins
Kukri


Explanation:
From what I have gathered, this is a kind of knife.
OED:
a cruved knife broadening towards the point, used by the Gurkhas.
The word stays the same in French. See references below:


    Reference: http://www.lehussard.fr/liste.asp?CodeCat=ANCBLA-8-3
    Reference: http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/cteuscher/liens/lie...
Alexandra Hague
Local time: 18:36
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 64
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8 hrs
"marque deposee de couteau"Ne pas traduire


Explanation:
good luck
yacine


yacine
Local time: 18:36
Native speaker of: Native in ArabicArabic, Native in FrenchFrench
PRO pts in pair: 157
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