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couteau économe

English translation: peeler

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French term or phrase:couteau économe
English translation:peeler
Entered by: Clair@Lexeme
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01:50 Apr 25, 2001
French to English translations [PRO]
French term or phrase: couteau économe
any ideas?
Clair@Lexeme
France
Local time: 13:24
Potato Peeler
Explanation:
Just graded my colleague's answer with a 4. You can feel secure using that answer which is exact. Both my wife and I are French native speakers, and you should hear her wondering where her "econome" has disapeared, if and when she has to peel potatoes and the precious instrument is playing hide and seek!
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Christian Wellhoff
Grading comment
Many thanks! Couldn't decide whether to go for your's or your wife's answer - perhaps you could share the points!!!
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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4 mins
peeler


Explanation:
Domaine(s) : équipement ménager 1 / 1
ustensile de cuisine
peeler
Syn.
fruit and vegetable peeler
vegetable peeler
potato peeler
couteau éplucheur n. m.
Syn.
éplucheur n. m.
couteau économe n. m.
économe n. m.
épluche-légumes n. m.
épluche-légume n. m.
Variante(s) orthographique(s).
couteau-éplucheur n. m.
Déf. :
Couteau dont la lame incurvée comporte en son milieu une ou deux fentes tranchantes, et qui sert à enlever la peau des légumes ou des fruits.
Note :
Au pluriel, on écrira des « épluche-légumes ».
[Office de la langue française, 2001]



Brigitte Gendebien
Belgium
Local time: 13:24
Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench
PRO pts in pair: 192

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Christian Wellhoff
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2 hrs
Potato Peeler


Explanation:
Just graded my colleague's answer with a 4. You can feel secure using that answer which is exact. Both my wife and I are French native speakers, and you should hear her wondering where her "econome" has disapeared, if and when she has to peel potatoes and the precious instrument is playing hide and seek!


    25 years of married life, eating made from scratch French Fries
Christian Wellhoff
PRO pts in pair: 32
Grading comment
Many thanks! Couldn't decide whether to go for your's or your wife's answer - perhaps you could share the points!!!
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