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|English term or phrase: tchotchkie-laden |
|The typically intimidating and cold expanse of marble and stone found all too often in New York has been supplanted for an intimate tchotchkie-laden sitting area with inviting sofas on a designer cork floor.|
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repleta de pequeños objetos decorativos
Por lo que sé, tchotchkie es una baratija al estilo de los bazares chinos , pero creo que si se trata de un texto publicitario o de marketing, lo que propongo resulta más adecuado.
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cargado de pequeños objetos ornamentales // elementos decorativos menudos
The correct spelling is Tchotchke; its pronunciation accounts for it often being misspelt.
The best translation for tchotchke is, indeed, "chuchería", or"fruslería", but this would be pejorative. Due to the context must see it as elegant, and therefore "adapt" the concept of knickknacks (which are not, and are "concealed" by using the Yiddish word) ...
My suggestion is "pequeños objetos ornamentales " / "elementos decorativos menudos".
I also like Patricia's suggestions
Definitions for Tchotchke:
Main Entry: tchotchke
Pronunciation: 'chäch-k&, 'tsäts-
Etymology: Yiddish tshatshke trinket, from obsolete Polish czaczko
: KNICKKNACK, TRINKET
Main Entry: knickknack
Variant(s): also nick·nack /'nik-"nak/
Etymology: reduplication of knack
: a small trivial article usually intended for ornament
Main Entry: trinket
Etymology: origin unknown
1 : a small ornament (as a jewel or ring)
2 : a small article of equipment
3 : a thing of little value : TRIFLE
# chachka: (Yiddish) an inexpensive showy trinket
# Tschotchke (chatchke, any of numerous innacurate spellings): orig. Yiddish for trinket or knicknack. Now used by marketing people and those who attend trade shows. Tschotchkes are all that trade-show crap you get for free: mouse pads, pens, frisbees, golf balls with IBM printed on the side, and occasionally something good like a t-shirt. ...
[...] is a sleek luxury hotel in Midtown Manhattan, tucked neatly between the Times Square theater district and Fifth Avenue shopping. Emerging from the building's storied limestone facade, which once housed an exclusive social club, guests may venture via Town Car or foot to Manhattan's prestigious restaurants and venues.
Indeed, the ... defies the boutique stereotype with aspirations of immortality. Notable designer Jeffrey Bilhuber, whose clients include David Bowie and Michael Douglas, orchestrated the hotel's interior. The elegantly styled lobby was designed not to impress, but to entice on a diminutive scale. The typically intimidating and cold expanse of marble and stone found all too often in New York has been supplanted for an intimate tchotchkie-laden sitting area with inviting sofas on a designer cork floor. [...]
Note added at 2 hrs (2007-03-24 17:59:45 GMT)
I took so long to write it, it didn't come out as I wanted.
"The best translation for tchotchke is, indeed, "chuchería", or "fruslería", but this would be pejorative for the description of a hotel. Due to the context (see the two quoted parragraphs), one must see it as elegant, and therefore "adapt" the concept of knickknacks or trinkets (which are not elegant, and are "concealed" by using the Yiddish word) ...
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