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Polish translation: wiatraczek

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16:45 Sep 21, 2000
English to Polish translations [PRO]
Art/Literary
English term or phrase: pinwheel
a miniature windmill on a stick that spins in the wind
jayne
Polish translation:wiatraczek
Explanation:
"wiatraczek" - a children's toy consisting of a stick with usu. four small curved pieces at the end which turn round when blown.

it is NOT "wychwyt kolkowy". ABSOLUTELY.
"wychwyt kolkowy" = "pin-wheel escapement"
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Michał Madaliński
Local time: 19:04
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Summary of answers provided
na +2wiatraczek
Michał Madaliński
naWindmuehle
Elisabeth Moser
napinwheel is a clock repairman word and means wychwyt kołkowy
Ryszard (Richard) Jasinski


  

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7 hrs
pinwheel is a clock repairman word and means wychwyt kołkowy


Explanation:
However the whole sentence esp. in the descriptive text should be less technicla and more poetic I believe. I think the sentence should go like that:
wiatraczek na patyku obracający się przy wietrze or wiatraczek na patyku obracający się przy każdym podmuchu wiatru,i.e. a kind of a toy children esp. my grandson like.

Ryszard (Richard) Jasinski
Poland
Local time: 19:04
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wiatraczek


Explanation:
"wiatraczek" - a children's toy consisting of a stick with usu. four small curved pieces at the end which turn round when blown.

it is NOT "wychwyt kolkowy". ABSOLUTELY.
"wychwyt kolkowy" = "pin-wheel escapement"

Michał Madaliński
Local time: 19:04
Native speaker of: Native in PolishPolish
PRO pts in pair: 53
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agree  bartek
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agree  Elzbieta
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12 hrs
Windmuehle


Explanation:
pinwheel consists of a stick, on top of
which are a few curved plastic or paper
wheels pinned to the top of the stick.
It turns when one runs with it, because
of the created air current.
In Muret-Sanders I found:
pinwheel-1.Windmuehle (Kinderspielzeug)
As far as I know, we also called it:
Windrad--when I was a child.
2. Feuerrad (Feuerwerkskoerper)
3. techn. Stift(nokken)rad

Good luck,
Lis


    Muret-Sanders
Elisabeth Moser
United States
Local time: 13:04
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
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