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20:48 Jun 30, 2000
French to English translations [PRO]
French term or phrase: bois tola blanc déroulé...plaque plane eternit
Again, from a Congolese appraisal: "Le faux plafond est en lattis en bois tola blanc déroulé dans toutes les pièces, sauf les sanitaires et la cuisine, où il est en plaque plane eternit." The words that are particularly giving me trouble are "tola," "déroulé," and "eternit."
Ronda Cunningham
United States
Local time: 10:01
English translation:> see below <
Explanation:
1) "Bois tola blanc" is white tola wood. As explained in the first web site below, it comes from species of _Gossweilerodendron balsamiferum_ trees, which are particularly plentiful in the Mayumbe area of the Congo. 2) As used here, "déroulé dans tous les pièces " is simply a quasi-elegant way of saying that this particular type of ceiling is present in all of the rooms. 3) As mentioned in the second web site below, "eternit" is a type of densely bonded, non-crumbling asbestos construction material, manufactured in sheet form. -- In short, your appraisal document says "The false [or "suspended"] ceiling consists of white tola-wood lattice work, which is present in all of the rooms except for the bathrooms and the kitchen, in which the ceiling is made of flat asbestos sheets." -- Best, HC
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Heathcliff
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Local time: 09:01
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Thanks much! Your answer was just what I needed. I wish I could also give telef a point for the brand-name info, because that was also helpful.
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naplaque plane eternit, je pense que eternit est un materiel de construction genre " drywall"Andre Argaud
nasee belowTelesforo Fernandez
nasee belowTelesforo Fernandez
na> see below <Heathcliff


  

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2 hrs
> see below <


Explanation:
1) "Bois tola blanc" is white tola wood. As explained in the first web site below, it comes from species of _Gossweilerodendron balsamiferum_ trees, which are particularly plentiful in the Mayumbe area of the Congo. 2) As used here, "déroulé dans tous les pièces " is simply a quasi-elegant way of saying that this particular type of ceiling is present in all of the rooms. 3) As mentioned in the second web site below, "eternit" is a type of densely bonded, non-crumbling asbestos construction material, manufactured in sheet form. -- In short, your appraisal document says "The false [or "suspended"] ceiling consists of white tola-wood lattice work, which is present in all of the rooms except for the bathrooms and the kitchen, in which the ceiling is made of flat asbestos sheets." -- Best, HC


    Reference: http://www.kbinirsnb.be/bch-cbd/congodr/cdr-fra/annexes/vole...
    Reference: http://www.oppbtp.fr/forum3
Heathcliff
United States
Local time: 09:01
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 953
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Thanks much! Your answer was just what I needed. I wish I could also give telef a point for the brand-name info, because that was also helpful.
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4 hrs
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Explanation:

The false ceiling is made up of a lattice of white tola wood, spread over in all the rooms except the bathrooms, toilets and kitchen where it made up of plain sheets of eternit.
NOTE : is a famous brand name in asbestos products.

Telesforo Fernandez
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13 hrs
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Explanation:
The false ceiling is made up of a lattice of white tola
wood, running in all the rooms except the
bathrooms, toilets and kitchen where it made up of plain
sheets of eternit.
NOTE : Eternit is a famous brand name in asbestos products.

Telesforo Fernandez
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15 hrs
plaque plane eternit, je pense que eternit est un materiel de construction genre " drywall"


Explanation:
tola could be a typo?
PS- could you help me too?
I cannot read those web pages with this dotted background. Is there something I am missing, i.e. software?

Andre Argaud
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