# disposition escalonée

## English translation: the staggered arrangment

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 18:38 Dec 8, 2003
French to English translations [Non-PRO]
Real Estate / real estate
 French term or phrase: disposition escalonée PLEASE DISREGARD LAST VERSION FOR THIS...(I typed the wrong text) La disposition escalonée des differentes unités ainsi que leur glissement les unes par rapport aux autres, configurent un espace ...offrant des vues sur le paysage environnant. Hopefully this makes more sense! Thanks for the help!
 Marion BurnsUnited States Local time: 14:36
 English translation:the staggered arrangment Explanation:that's why they're shifted in relation to each other --------------------------------------------------Note added at 29 mins (2003-12-08 19:08:57 GMT)--------------------------------------------------As Vicky points out: arrangement--------------------------------------------------Note added at 35 mins (2003-12-08 19:14:32 GMT)--------------------------------------------------Maybe in this context it would make more sense to break down the vertical and horizontal displacement: The houses are arranged one above the other (or \"stair-stepped\") on the slope (vertically) and staggered (or offset) in relation to one another (horizontally). --------------------------------------------------Note added at 1 hr 31 mins (2003-12-08 20:10:34 GMT)--------------------------------------------------The author might be thinking in Spanish:\" escalonado, da. (Del part. de escalonar). 1. adj. Semejante en la superficie a una serie de escalones (stair-steps)
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William Stein
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Local time: 13:36
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4 +6the staggered arrangment
 William Stein

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disposition escalonée
the staggered arrangment

Explanation:
that's why they're shifted in relation to each other

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Note added at 29 mins (2003-12-08 19:08:57 GMT)
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As Vicky points out: arrangement

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Note added at 35 mins (2003-12-08 19:14:32 GMT)
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Maybe in this context it would make more sense to break down the vertical and horizontal displacement:
The houses are arranged one above the other (or \"stair-stepped\") on the slope (vertically) and staggered (or offset) in relation to one another (horizontally).

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Note added at 1 hr 31 mins (2003-12-08 20:10:34 GMT)
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The author might be thinking in Spanish:\"

(Del part. de escalonar).
1. adj. Semejante en la superficie a una serie de escalones (stair-steps)

 William SteinCosta RicaLocal time: 13:36Native speaker of: EnglishPRO pts in category: 4
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agree  Vicky Papaprodromou: Good...though you missed "e" in arrangement
 14 mins
-> Merci, ça s'arrange

agree  Andre de Vries: staggering
 31 mins
-> Absolutely staggering!

agree  lenkl: Quite possible, even though "escaloné" appears to be a made-up word
 1 hr
-> It's probably a confusion with "escalonado" (stair-stepped)

agree
 1 hr
-> Thanks

agree  Laurel Porter: or perhaps even "the vertical and horizontal staggering"... although it might sound like the houses had a late night out at the pub; staggered arr.
 1 hr
-> Doubly staggering!

agree  xxxBourth: Yes, prob. V & H spacing
 3 hrs

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