KudoZ home » French to English » Other

Prince de Galles

English translation: Prince of Wales Check

Advertisement

Login or register (free and only takes a few minutes) to participate in this question.

You will also have access to many other tools and opportunities designed for those who have language-related jobs
(or are passionate about them). Participation is free and the site has a strict confidentiality policy.
13:41 Aug 9, 2000
French to English translations [Non-PRO]
French term or phrase: Prince de Galles
This term refers to a wool fabric. Is it just Prince of Wales or do we have a different term? Many thanks.
Nancy Gemmell
English translation:Prince of Wales Check
Explanation:
A woollen fabric used in the making of clothing, suits and so on. Generally, fine lines of the different tones of the same colour which cross over one another on a light (beigy-greeny) background.

See the site below : Saville Row, THE place in which to have your suit made! Suppliers of fabrics for Saville Row tailors, picture sample.

www.hollandandsherry.com/textileguide/samples/samples03.htm...
Selected response from:

Nikki Scott-Despaigne
Local time: 04:16
Grading comment
Thanks for website tip!
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

Advertisement


Summary of answers provided
naPrince of Wales Check
Nikki Scott-Despaigne
nasee below "3 different answers"xxx2BO
na"Prince of Wales check-pattern cloth"Heathcliff
naPrince of Wales checkJesús Paredes
nacheck cloth OR checked clothMarie-Claire Vacher
naSEE BELOWabrir


  

Answers


23 mins
SEE BELOW


Explanation:
In the context of Fabrics then the translation of this term remains the same:


Prince of Wales cotton. You could even leave the French depending on the register of the text you are translating. Hope this helps you.

abrir
PRO pts in pair: 56

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
Heathcliff

Nikki Scott-Despaigne
Login to enter a peer comment (or grade)

56 mins
check cloth OR checked cloth


Explanation:
This is the way it is usually translated.
Prince de Galles is somewhat of a checkers pattern.
Good luck.
Marie-Claire

Marie-Claire Vacher
United States
Local time: 19:16

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
Heathcliff

Nikki Scott-Despaigne

Gregory Charles Brent
Login to enter a peer comment (or grade)

1 hr
Prince of Wales check


Explanation:
Le Robert&Collins.

Jesús Paredes
Local time: 22:16
PRO pts in pair: 28

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
Heathcliff

Nikki Scott-Despaigne
Login to enter a peer comment (or grade)

1 hr
"Prince of Wales check-pattern cloth"


Explanation:
is how it's listed in the Holland & Sherry Guide to Fabrics; see the web site below, which has a photo of an attractively subtle tweedy wool-looking swatch.


    Reference: http://www.hollandandsherry.com/textileguide/samples/images/...
Heathcliff
United States
Local time: 19:16
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 953

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
Nikki Scott-Despaigne
Login to enter a peer comment (or grade)

3 hrs
Prince of Wales Check


Explanation:
A woollen fabric used in the making of clothing, suits and so on. Generally, fine lines of the different tones of the same colour which cross over one another on a light (beigy-greeny) background.

See the site below : Saville Row, THE place in which to have your suit made! Suppliers of fabrics for Saville Row tailors, picture sample.

www.hollandandsherry.com/textileguide/samples/samples03.htm...

Nikki Scott-Despaigne
Local time: 04:16
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 4412
Grading comment
Thanks for website tip!

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
Heathcliff
Login to enter a peer comment (or grade)

3 hrs
see below "3 different answers"


Explanation:
1 - True glenurquhart check
A popular Scotch pattern for suiting and sportswear characterized by two checks of different sizes. Made in a two up, two down twill weave with similar color patterns in warp and filling. Made in many grades of woolens, worsteds, rayons, etc.
A fabric that is woven in this pattern.

2 - glen plaid
A twill pattern of broken checks in which stripes of two dark and two light yarns alternate with stripes of four dark and four light yarns and in which the same colors and design are used crosswise and lengthwise.
Note :
Made in many grades of woolens, worsteds, rayons, etc.

3 - glen plaid
Syn.:
glen check
Glen Urguhart plaid
A fabric that is woven in a twill pattern of broken checks in which stripes of two dark and two light yarns alternate with stripes of four dark and four light yarns and in which the same colors and design are used crosswise and lengthwise.

Don't know if it will help you...


    Le Grand Dictionnaire Terminologique 2000 (EN<>FR)
xxx2BO
Local time: 04:16

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
Heathcliff

Nikki Scott-Despaigne
Login to enter a peer comment (or grade)




Return to KudoZ list


KudoZ™ translation help
The KudoZ network provides a framework for translators and others to assist each other with translations or explanations of terms and short phrases.



See also:



Term search
  • All of ProZ.com
  • Term search
  • Jobs
  • Forums
  • Multiple search