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English translation: moroccan hearth or wood/charcoal stove

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French term or phrase:canoun
English translation:moroccan hearth or wood/charcoal stove
Entered by: Tamara Salvio
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22:33 Mar 8, 2001
French to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary
French term or phrase: canouns
in a description of the marquetry distict in an old Moroccan city" o les goudrons et les vernis chauffent sur des canouns, mlant leur odeur celle du bois" ...where tars and varnishes warm atop the ?, their odors intermingling with that of the wood.
Tamara Salvio
United States
Local time: 19:22
"canouns"
Explanation:
Le "canoun" est un âtre maghrébin traditionnel qui consiste en un simple trou creusé à même le sol, dans lequel on met du bois mort pour faire le feu. Le canoun est entouré de trois gros cailloux qui reçoivent l'ustensile (marmite) posée sur le feu.

On peut traduire par "hearth" et ajouter un supplément d'explication si le texte possède une dimension anthropologique ou culturelle.
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International Translation Agency Ltd //
Local time: 04:22
Grading comment
I appreciated elements of each answer, but this one, with the lengthy explanation "speaks to me" and seems perfect within the context of the document I'm working on.

Merci a tous
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Summary of answers provided
na"canouns"International Translation Agency Ltd //
nasmall charcoal braziersAnnie Robberecht, C. Tr.
nastoves
Madeleine van Zanten


  

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5 mins
stoves


Explanation:
or wood stoves; those are small portable woodstoves, nicely ornamented

Madeleine van Zanten
Switzerland
Local time: 04:22
Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench
PRO pts in pair: 65
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44 mins
small charcoal braziers


Explanation:
brazier = open metal framework for holding a coal fire (Oxford Dic.)

... mrouziya,' said my neighborm Naima Lakhmar, as she lit the coals in a canoun, or small charcoal brazier, in Dar Zitoun's atrium early one morning. The rhythmic ...



    Internet, Oxford Dic.
Annie Robberecht, C. Tr.
Local time: 04:22
Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench
PRO pts in pair: 187
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2 hrs
"canouns"


Explanation:
Le "canoun" est un âtre maghrébin traditionnel qui consiste en un simple trou creusé à même le sol, dans lequel on met du bois mort pour faire le feu. Le canoun est entouré de trois gros cailloux qui reçoivent l'ustensile (marmite) posée sur le feu.

On peut traduire par "hearth" et ajouter un supplément d'explication si le texte possède une dimension anthropologique ou culturelle.

International Translation Agency Ltd //
Local time: 04:22
PRO pts in pair: 12
Grading comment
I appreciated elements of each answer, but this one, with the lengthy explanation "speaks to me" and seems perfect within the context of the document I'm working on.

Merci a tous

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