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16:01 Jun 25, 2000
French to English translations [PRO]
French term or phrase: boutique
Does anyone know another translation of the word "boutique" apart from "shop". My sentence relates to Roman architecture and reads "the jambs were built against the rubble work, framing the entrance and separating the ?shops?".

Though the Romans did sometimes have street stalls outside buildings, I'd be very grateful for any suggestions.

Thanks

Helen
Helen
English translation:Stall
Explanation:
My immediate sense of the usage here is "stall"; so I looked around to see if that might apply. Here are some instances where it would work: From Termium: English:Smallwares shoe shine stand s English:Trade Fairs, Exhibitions, and Shows shop-in-shop boutique s EX - Monaco "shop-in-shop" boutiques appear in major fashion retailer's stores in Canada and the U.S., along with "freestanding" Sung boutiques in some markets. s And from LGDT: commerce
commercialisation


stand (bgkl)

Synonyme(s):
exhibition stand (d)
exhibition booth (di)
exhibit (e)
booth (hil)
Space alloted to exhibit or on contract (usually 8" x 10"). (h)

Entrée(s) additionnelle(s):
stall (c)


stand n m (abcijl)
Espace, défini par une surface au sol et une hauteur limite, attribué à un participant d'une manifestation commerciale (foire, salon, exposition), pour présenter sa marchandise, attirer et retenir les visiteurs, répondre à leurs demandes de documentation, et prendre des commandes ou des contacts en vue de relations ultérieures. (a)
((...)) ensemble des installations et des produits exposés. (bf)
Note(s): Prononcer : stande à la française. (be) Entrée(s) Additionnelle(s): étalage n m (k) Note(s): En plein air. (k)
boutique n m (k) Note(s): En plein air. (k) Terme(s) à éviter:
exhibit (b) Note(s): Le mot «exhibit» n'existe pas en français. (b)
kiosque (m) Note(s): Impropriété au sens de stand. (m)
[Office de la langue française, 1990]
TBT17488071
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Yolanda Broad
United States
Local time: 04:58
Grading comment
Thank you for your answer - unless I can find a good dictionary on ancient architecture then it's tricky to know for sure what "boutique" refers to. My instincts also tell me that "stall" may be preferable to "shop" especially as stalls are set up outside whereas shops are indoors.
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Summary of answers provided
napantry, storeroom
CLS Lexi-tech
naapothecJesús Paredes
nabooth, apothecaJesús Paredes
naStall
Yolanda Broad


  

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15 mins
Stall


Explanation:
My immediate sense of the usage here is "stall"; so I looked around to see if that might apply. Here are some instances where it would work: From Termium: English:Smallwares shoe shine stand s English:Trade Fairs, Exhibitions, and Shows shop-in-shop boutique s EX - Monaco "shop-in-shop" boutiques appear in major fashion retailer's stores in Canada and the U.S., along with "freestanding" Sung boutiques in some markets. s And from LGDT: commerce
commercialisation


stand (bgkl)

Synonyme(s):
exhibition stand (d)
exhibition booth (di)
exhibit (e)
booth (hil)
Space alloted to exhibit or on contract (usually 8" x 10"). (h)

Entrée(s) additionnelle(s):
stall (c)


stand n m (abcijl)
Espace, défini par une surface au sol et une hauteur limite, attribué à un participant d'une manifestation commerciale (foire, salon, exposition), pour présenter sa marchandise, attirer et retenir les visiteurs, répondre à leurs demandes de documentation, et prendre des commandes ou des contacts en vue de relations ultérieures. (a)
((...)) ensemble des installations et des produits exposés. (bf)
Note(s): Prononcer : stande à la française. (be) Entrée(s) Additionnelle(s): étalage n m (k) Note(s): En plein air. (k)
boutique n m (k) Note(s): En plein air. (k) Terme(s) à éviter:
exhibit (b) Note(s): Le mot «exhibit» n'existe pas en français. (b)
kiosque (m) Note(s): Impropriété au sens de stand. (m)
[Office de la langue française, 1990]
TBT17488071


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Yolanda Broad
United States
Local time: 04:58
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in pair: 1551
Grading comment
Thank you for your answer - unless I can find a good dictionary on ancient architecture then it's tricky to know for sure what "boutique" refers to. My instincts also tell me that "stall" may be preferable to "shop" especially as stalls are set up outside whereas shops are indoors.
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57 mins
booth, apotheca


Explanation:
In you talk about Rome, you might use the Latin word "apotheca" meaning shop. That's the origin of the word "boutique" if we are to believe the OED.

Jesús Paredes
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1 hr
apothec


Explanation:
I actually found the word "apothec" in Shorter OED: A shop, or storehouse (from Latin apotheca, Greek ... storehouse)

Jesús Paredes
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14 hrs
pantry, storeroom


Explanation:
I checked my Italian dictionary (Dizionario della lingua italiana) in which apoteca is defined as "that part of the Roman house in which provisions were stored" from the greek apotithemi (I store); however, the Italian derivative word, "bottega" means store, a place of business, a place where a tradesman works
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Paola L M


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