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English translation: shartrö (German ö)

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14:56 May 23, 2001
French to English translations [Non-PRO]
French term or phrase: chartreux
cant seem to pronounce it! any help would be great
mike
English translation:shartrö (German ö)
Explanation:
Chartreux is french for monastery or hermitage, also name of a city, - monastery also is 'chartreuse' which also could be a liqueur. Another meaning also is 'solitary situated rural villa'. Chartreux also is a denomination of french wine from that region (white wine).
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nachartreuxdebs
naCarthusian MonksChristian Wellhoff
naCarthusian monkNigel Patterson
nashartrö (German ö)Adalbert Kowal


  

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shartrö (German ö)


Explanation:
Chartreux is french for monastery or hermitage, also name of a city, - monastery also is 'chartreuse' which also could be a liqueur. Another meaning also is 'solitary situated rural villa'. Chartreux also is a denomination of french wine from that region (white wine).


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Adalbert Kowal
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Nikki Scott-Despaigne
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Carthusian monk


Explanation:
... or pertaining thereto!

Pronounced SHAR - TRUH.

Hope it helps.


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Nigel Patterson
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Astrid Elke Witte
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4 hrs
Carthusian Monks


Explanation:
The above translation is the actual name of the order in English, to be used in a more academic context. But if you are dealing with a more practical text such as literature or tourism info, I would suggest you stay away from the "technical" term and call them "Chartreux" Monks ( no commoner has ever used the word Carthusian.
Their Abbey is situated in the French Alps, up in the mountain, surrounded by woods, near Grenoble, in the "Massif de la Chartreuse", thus their name.
They are at the origine of a highly appreciated liqueur, "La Chartreuse", coming in two colors/flavors, Yellow and Green, made from two different concoctions of herbs collected in the mountain. The manufacturing of it has somewhat been modernized but is still in the hands of the monks.
If you want to know more, check site indicated as reference.
The prononciation: Think of a cat in French, "chat" (shaa) and add the "r" sound at the end. You now have something like "shaar". Now think either of the pronoun "them" in French, "eux", or when you count to two (un, deux). That gives you the "eux" sound. Add the "tr" sound (similar to the English "tr in "train")in front and you now have the sound "treux"
Now put the all thing together:
"shaar" ... "treux" and you are right on the money.


    I lived in the Alps, visited the site of the Abbey and love their "brew"
    Reference: http://www.chartreux.org
Christian Wellhoff
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chartreux


Explanation:
All the main explanations have been given.Nevertheless there is another one. You did not give the context but it is also the name of a certain type of cats with pedigree.It's a grey cat. For the pronunciation, try this, "ch" is pronounced like a "sh" as in "shy" and "eu" is like the French number "deux".Finally you don't pronounce the "x".good luck

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