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English translation: public drinking fountain

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06:40 Sep 3, 2001
French to English translations [PRO]
French term or phrase: borne fontaine
Some kind of sub-Saharan water system.
Sophie Huysentruyt-Dugmore
Local time: 03:41
English translation:public drinking fountain
Explanation:
it is the way they call them in Western Africa; they are public places mostly in the middle of a village, made like a well where everybody can go with a pail and get the supply of water they need for the house; in most of those villages there is no other water supply
ref: I know Western Africa well
Selected response from:

Rita Cavaiani
Local time: 20:41
Grading comment
I love West Africa, but am living in Southern Africa (Botswana). Thank you.
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Summary of answers provided
napublic drinking fountainRita Cavaiani
nawater fountain
jgal
nawater dispensing hydrantPaul Stevens
nadrinking fountainSerge L


  

Answers


3 mins
drinking fountain


Explanation:
an alternative would be: waterplug

HTH,
Serge L.


    Reference: http://europa.eu.int/eurodicautom/
Serge L
Local time: 02:41
PRO pts in pair: 227
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31 mins
water dispensing hydrant


Explanation:
Without more precise details of context, this is an educational guess

Paul Stevens
Local time: 01:41
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 347
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3 hrs
water fountain


Explanation:
or water pump

"Residents of most villages in Burkina Faso feel fortunate just to have hand pumps or make do with often-contaminated well water if it is less than five kilometres away from their home. The people of Ouenga, however, have the privilege of "water security," so elusive in this sub-Saharan region that receives an average of less than 500mm of rainfall per year. "

"People's health has really improved," says Mr. Adam. "For one thing, we have had no water-related diseases since the pumps were installed. Before, many children suffered from diarrhoea, which is the main cause of infant mortality in this region. There was a handpump, but it was broken, and nobody knew how to repair it."


    Reference: http://www.plan-international.org/uk/news/articles/articles_...
    Reference: http://www.unicef.org/features/feat151.htm
jgal
Local time: 02:41
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in FrenchFrench
PRO pts in pair: 897
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6 hrs
public drinking fountain


Explanation:
it is the way they call them in Western Africa; they are public places mostly in the middle of a village, made like a well where everybody can go with a pail and get the supply of water they need for the house; in most of those villages there is no other water supply
ref: I know Western Africa well

Rita Cavaiani
Local time: 20:41
Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench, Native in ItalianItalian
PRO pts in pair: 55
Grading comment
I love West Africa, but am living in Southern Africa (Botswana). Thank you.
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