piece unique

English translation: one of a kind

05:41 Sep 25, 2000
French to English translations [Non-PRO]
French term or phrase: piece unique
fashion context. Part of a description of new trends, 'the right accessories, the piece unique etc'
English translation:one of a kind
Explanation:
This is a way of saying it is a unique creation.
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lefoque
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Local time: 11:34
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Many thanks for all the suggestions made.
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naunique item, one of a kind item
Yolanda Broad
naone of a kind
lefoque
naone-off, made-to-measure, hand-made,
Nikki Scott-Despaigne


  

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21 mins
one-off, made-to-measure, hand-made,


Explanation:
It means something made just once (in the context, usually 'hand-made'). Made-to-measure also directly related to this field, but sounds less special than "pièce unique". A "one-off" may well work. If it's really at the leading edge, then you might try "protoype" although that is closer to engineering.

Nikki Scott-Despaigne
Local time: 17:34
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 4549

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Yolanda Broad
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36 mins
one of a kind


Explanation:
This is a way of saying it is a unique creation.

lefoque
United States
Local time: 11:34
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 209
Grading comment
Many thanks for all the suggestions made.

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Yolanda Broad
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3 hrs
unique item, one of a kind item


Explanation:
I like *one of kind*, above. How about: a one of a kind piece, that one of a kind item

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Yolanda Broad
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Local time: 11:34
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in pair: 1551
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