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French term or phrase:lignes claires
English translation:open (lighted) spaces
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09:21 Jan 27, 2001
French to English translations [PRO]
Marketing
French term or phrase: lignes claires
Does anyone know what "lignes claires" refers to in the following description of a party/conference center in Paris?
"Materiaux nobles et vaste puits de lumiere, rotonde vegetale et lignes claires, ambiance musicale et expositions temporaires conferent ame et raffinement a ce lieu ou, a l'heure du village planetaire, il fait bon se retrouver."

Thanks, Karen
Karen Tucker
United States
Local time: 13:45
open space(s)
Explanation:
Looks like "lignes claires" goes with that "vaste puits de lumiere." In any case, it doesn't refer to any specific architectural feature, but, rather, to the whole ambiance of an open, lighted space. Essentially, it means that visual lines are unblocked and full of light (from the vast source of light). I think I'd sidestep this one and use "opon space(s)" to describe the place.

Here are a few examples I collected for you:


CNDP - Actualités pour la classe
... une nouvelle de Luis Sepulveda. Le dessin, aux lignes claires et aux couleurs franches, évolue dans un univers très lumineux. Son grand dynamisme et sa bande ...
www.cndp.fr/actualites/eleve/cine/C20000105.htm

imprimerie
... gélatine durcie de hauteur inégale, grande dans les régions correspondant aux lignes claires de la trame, moyenne dans les régions correspondant aux gris ...
www.chez.com/bibliophile/imprim.htm

ficher2000
... Au tibia, en cortical, lignes claires, perpendiculaires à l'axe de la diaphyse, suivies tardivement d'un renflement cortical, avec apposition périostée. ...
perso.wanadoo.fr/thierry.boyer./2000Fichez.html
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Yolanda Broad
United States
Local time: 13:45
Grading comment
Perfect! Thanks very much for the explanation and research.
Karen
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open space(s)


Explanation:
Looks like "lignes claires" goes with that "vaste puits de lumiere." In any case, it doesn't refer to any specific architectural feature, but, rather, to the whole ambiance of an open, lighted space. Essentially, it means that visual lines are unblocked and full of light (from the vast source of light). I think I'd sidestep this one and use "opon space(s)" to describe the place.

Here are a few examples I collected for you:


CNDP - Actualités pour la classe
... une nouvelle de Luis Sepulveda. Le dessin, aux lignes claires et aux couleurs franches, évolue dans un univers très lumineux. Son grand dynamisme et sa bande ...
www.cndp.fr/actualites/eleve/cine/C20000105.htm

imprimerie
... gélatine durcie de hauteur inégale, grande dans les régions correspondant aux lignes claires de la trame, moyenne dans les régions correspondant aux gris ...
www.chez.com/bibliophile/imprim.htm

ficher2000
... Au tibia, en cortical, lignes claires, perpendiculaires à l'axe de la diaphyse, suivies tardivement d'un renflement cortical, avec apposition périostée. ...
perso.wanadoo.fr/thierry.boyer./2000Fichez.html


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Yolanda Broad
United States
Local time: 13:45
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in pair: 1551
Grading comment
Perfect! Thanks very much for the explanation and research.
Karen
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