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pate a sel, atelier du vent

English translation: salt dough ; wind workshop

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12:26 Oct 1, 2000
French to English translations [Non-PRO]
French term or phrase: pate a sel, atelier du vent
Atelier enfants
Ateliers manuels et sports collectifs :- pâte à sel, aquarelle, herbier, construction de cerf-volant, atelier du vent.- tennis, football, basket, mini-golf, tir à l'arc, beach volley, street hockey.

I understand everything except "pate a sel" and "atelier du vent." Any ideas
roddy
English translation:salt dough ; wind workshop
Explanation:
During the holidays, my children go to the local Centre de Loisirs organised by the UFCV (Union Française de Centres de Vacances) - so that I can work on my translations! There are many activities on offer, including various workshops. At an "atelier du vent" I would expect them to make windmills, kites (specified in the previous activity of your list) and other items, such as little paper mice (traingle of card folded lengthwise) which you can race across a table by simply blowing them across. Irrelevant details but experience which to me confirms that it is not necessarily outdoor activities, "activités de plein air", but probably a "wind workshop", or equivalent.

Nikki
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Nikki Scott-Despaigne
Local time: 06:00
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Thanks Nikki. I appreciate the "irrelevant details." That's what life is all about. Plus, they helped make the term clearer for me. Thanks again.
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Summary of answers provided
nasalt dough ; wind workshop
Nikki Scott-Despaigne
na"salt dough", "outdoors activities" or "outdoors sports"Louise Atfield


  

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1 hr
"salt dough", "outdoors activities" or "outdoors sports"


Explanation:
"pâte à sel" is some kind of playdough.
"pâte à sel: pâte à modeler à base de farine et de sel, qui durcit à la cuisson". (Petit Robert)
I used to make some of that for my children... One of my books calls it "salt dough".

I don't think that "atelier du vent" has any English equivalent. I think it is just a made up term to mean "outdoors activities". or maybe "outdoors sports".

Louise Atfield
PRO pts in pair: 300

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salt dough ; wind workshop


Explanation:
During the holidays, my children go to the local Centre de Loisirs organised by the UFCV (Union Française de Centres de Vacances) - so that I can work on my translations! There are many activities on offer, including various workshops. At an "atelier du vent" I would expect them to make windmills, kites (specified in the previous activity of your list) and other items, such as little paper mice (traingle of card folded lengthwise) which you can race across a table by simply blowing them across. Irrelevant details but experience which to me confirms that it is not necessarily outdoor activities, "activités de plein air", but probably a "wind workshop", or equivalent.

Nikki

Nikki Scott-Despaigne
Local time: 06:00
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 4431
Grading comment
Thanks Nikki. I appreciate the "irrelevant details." That's what life is all about. Plus, they helped make the term clearer for me. Thanks again.
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