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08:45 Oct 21, 2000
French to English translations [Non-PRO]
French term or phrase: coupe-sons
installations dans un bàtiment pour éclairage, sonnerie, cablage informatique, coupe-sons, etc.

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nasound-proofinsulationJohn Speese



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This means literally 'cut sounds', therefore, in the context of construction, I think sound-proofing or sound proof insulation would be a logical translation.

John Speese
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"Building installations for lighting, audible signaling, data cabling, soundproofing, etc."

There's a lot of construction-industry jargon in this sentence (in both languages), but those are the standard terms.

Although insulation materials are often used for soundproofing, they aren't required. Soundproofing can be achieved in other ways, such as through the use of certain types of materials on walls, and/or through various ceiling designs (with recesses or coffers, etc.).

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