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14:45 Nov 11, 2008
English to French translations [PRO]
Textiles / Clothing / Fashion
English term or phrase: Dresses and gowns
Bonjour,
Il s'agit d'un catalogue de vente par correspondance de robes de soirée.
J'ai du mal à trouver deux mots en français, pour moi gown = robe de soirée mais un peu plus loin dans le texte on parle de "evening dresses". Quelle est la différence alors entre "gown" et "evening dress" ? Auriez-vous des suggestions? Merci!
adrimar
France
Local time: 00:32
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Summary of answers provided
3 +2robes et tenues de soirée
Anne Farina
3 +1robes de soirée/robes de cocktailSara M
4robe de bal/ robe de cérémonieamphibiantrad
Summary of reference entries provided
robes longues vs robes courtes ?
Stéphanie Soudais
gown
Claire Chapman

  

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11 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): +2
dresses and gowns
robes et tenues de soirée


Explanation:
Je pense que dress et gown se traduisent tous les deux par le mot robe...

Anne Farina
France
Local time: 00:32
Works in field
Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 12

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Jenny w
1 hr
  -> Merci Jenny

agree  Val Traductions
19 hrs
  -> Merci Val
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11 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
dresses and gowns
robe de bal/ robe de cérémonie


Explanation:
as in http://www.glamedressit.fr/


amphibiantrad
United Kingdom
Local time: 23:32
Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench
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13 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): +1
dresses and gowns
robes de soirée/robes de cocktail


Explanation:
après avoir consulté divers sites de vente, je n'ai pas bien saisi la différence, mais c'est peut-être une solution pour différencier dresses and gowns.

Sara M
Local time: 00:32
Native speaker of: French
PRO pts in category: 8

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Isabelle Balague
2 days18 hrs
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Reference comments


19 mins peer agreement (net): +2
Reference: robes longues vs robes courtes ?

Reference information:
The difference between a gown and a dress is very simple. The gown is a long length dress whether a dress is much shorter (knee length).
http://www.all-bridesmaiddresses.com/25895-mother-of-the-bri...

Stéphanie Soudais
France
Native speaker of: French
PRO pts in category: 65

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agree  polyglot45: tout est effectivement dans la longueur
51 mins
agree  Claire Chapman: robes et robes longues
58 mins
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1 hr
Reference: gown

Reference information:
gown
   /gaʊn/ Show Spelled Pronunciation [goun] Show IPA Pronunciation
–noun
1. a woman's dress or robe, **esp. one that is full-length.**
2. nightgown.
3. dressing gown.
4. evening gown.
5. a loose, flowing outer garment in any of various forms, worn by a man or woman as distinctive of office, profession, or status: an academic gown.


    Reference: http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=gown
Claire Chapman
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PRO pts in category: 568
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