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French term or phrase:pratiques culturales
English translation:agricultural practices/usages/customs...
Entered by: Parrot
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03:04 Sep 8, 2000
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French term or phrase: pratiques culturales
agriculture
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agricultural practices/usages/customs...
Explanation:
In the agricultural context you might pick an expression that denotes "traditional ways of cultivation", since "culture" more likely than not refers to planting. I suppose it would depend on the specific practice referred to, whether non-genetically manipulated produce, "appellation contrôllée" products, etc.. Its a curious characteristic of Romance languages that the first meaning of "culture" is the archaic Latin sense of "agriculture". The second is culture as it is known in English (but not German), and the third usually makes a reference to religion (cults).
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Parrot
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Debora Blake
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agricultural practices/usages/customs...


Explanation:
In the agricultural context you might pick an expression that denotes "traditional ways of cultivation", since "culture" more likely than not refers to planting. I suppose it would depend on the specific practice referred to, whether non-genetically manipulated produce, "appellation contrôllée" products, etc.. Its a curious characteristic of Romance languages that the first meaning of "culture" is the archaic Latin sense of "agriculture". The second is culture as it is known in English (but not German), and the third usually makes a reference to religion (cults).

Parrot
Spain
Local time: 19:15
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 1861

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Yolanda Broad

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Explanation:
You might try either "methods of cultivation" or "cultivation methods". Also in some cases, you could use "growing" instead of cultivation.

I know this has nothing to do with your question but it follows on from Parrot's explanation of culture. The French chose "culturist" to mean body-builder. Now where did THAT come from?
:)

Regards,
Deb

Debora Blake
France
Local time: 19:15
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in FrenchFrench
PRO pts in pair: 95

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