KudoZ home » English to Russian » Other

demerara boulder

Russian translation: Галька Демерары/Демерарская галька

Advertisement

Login or register (free and only takes a few minutes) to participate in this question.

You will also have access to many other tools and opportunities designed for those who have language-related jobs
(or are passionate about them). Participation is free and the site has a strict confidentiality policy.
GLOSSARY ENTRY (DERIVED FROM QUESTION BELOW)
English term or phrase:demerara boulder
Russian translation:Галька Демерары/Демерарская галька
Entered by: Roman Orekhov
Options:
- Contribute to this entry
- Include in personal glossary

15:23 Dec 20, 2000
English to Russian translations [PRO]
English term or phrase: demerara boulder
an interior design item
Roman Orekhov
Russian Federation
Local time: 11:30
Галька Демерары/Демерарская галька
Explanation:
This may be not necessarily an interior design item (though it can be such of course). Demerara is a region in Guyana, also a town (Known in Russia as Georgetown) and a river. this is also a name for rum and sugar, produced, as far as I could understand, from a special sort of tree. In your context, this might mean either the colour/texture of an interior item or some boulder галька proper (hence there can be another variant, which probbably will be more immediate to the Russians - гвианская галька)
HTH
Selected response from:

xxxDm_Ch
Local time: 11:30
Grading comment
Thanks a lot.
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

Advertisement


Summary of answers provided
naOption 2 for "demerara":
Yuri Geifman
naДемерарский валун
Yuri Geifman
naГалька Демерары/Демерарская галькаxxxDm_Ch
naгалька демерараartyan


  

Answers


6 hrs
галька демерара


Explanation:
gal'ka demerara

Since I doubt that the exact Russian term exists (at least, this is the conclusion I came to after I looked for it in my dictionaries and on the web), I think that the best way is to make a georgaphic reference. We are talking about an interior design item, so this way of translating will also render an exotic flavor.

artyan
United States
Local time: 00:30
Native speaker of: Native in RussianRussian
PRO pts in pair: 239
Login to enter a peer comment (or grade)

6 hrs
Галька Демерары/Демерарская галька


Explanation:
This may be not necessarily an interior design item (though it can be such of course). Demerara is a region in Guyana, also a town (Known in Russia as Georgetown) and a river. this is also a name for rum and sugar, produced, as far as I could understand, from a special sort of tree. In your context, this might mean either the colour/texture of an interior item or some boulder галька proper (hence there can be another variant, which probbably will be more immediate to the Russians - гвианская галька)
HTH


    web search
xxxDm_Ch
Local time: 11:30
Native speaker of: Native in RussianRussian
PRO pts in pair: 101
Grading comment
Thanks a lot.
Login to enter a peer comment (or grade)

7 hrs
Демерарский валун


Explanation:
I hate to disagree with people, but I cannot see a boulder translated as "галька" (as far as I know it's English equivalent is "pebbles", like the name of Fred Flintstone's daughter).

Yuri Geifman
Canada
Local time: 03:30
Native speaker of: Native in RussianRussian, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 324
Login to enter a peer comment (or grade)

17 hrs
Option 2 for "demerara":


Explanation:
There is a "demerara" spelled without a capital "D" and according to Tormont Webster's Encylopedic Dictionary, it is a type of brown sugar. I have a strong suspicion that "demerara boulder" used in the context of interior design may refer to a color, like a special shade of paint (golden-brown). Paint manufacturers often come up with strange and exotic-sounding names for tints and colors. In this case, I would forget about translating the name literally as "Демерарский валун" ("валун демерары" sounds even worse) and just keep it as "демерара-болдер".

Yuri Geifman
Canada
Local time: 03:30
Native speaker of: Native in RussianRussian, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 324
Login to enter a peer comment (or grade)




Return to KudoZ list


KudoZ™ translation help
The KudoZ network provides a framework for translators and others to assist each other with translations or explanations of terms and short phrases.



See also:



Term search
  • All of ProZ.com
  • Term search
  • Jobs
  • Forums
  • Multiple search