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English translation: broken/ruptured drainpipes

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14:45 Jul 18, 2000
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French term or phrase: descentes d'eau disloquées
In the following phrase could "descentes d'eau disloquées" be translated as "scattered fall of rainwater"?

"L'épanouissement de végétation est provoqué par des cheneaux obstrués, des écoulements d'eau de pluie deffectueux ou des descentes d'eau disloquées."

Many thanks for any suggestions
Helen
English translation:broken/ruptured drainpipes
Explanation:
really the joins seem to be in question,
but "disjointed" is not natural.
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Peter Freckleton
Australia
Local time: 12:52
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Thanks for your reply. I think you are quite right since I found the translation of "descentes d'eau" on the following website and my Collins dictionary does state that the verb "disloquer" can mean both "to dislocate" and "to break"

http://www.albany.net/~nracnyfr/crusat.html
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Summary of answers provided
nabroken/ruptured drainpipes
Peter Freckleton
nadownflow of displaced watersTelesforo Fernandez
nadislodged eave gutters and drainpipes??Heathcliff
na"dismantled [rain]water pipes"Slovenka


  

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8 mins
"dismantled [rain]water pipes"


Explanation:
Does that seem to fit? It's what I would write, given what you've extracted here. Hope it helps.

Slovenka
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dislodged eave gutters and drainpipes??


Explanation:
Just a thought, envisioning the site... -- Best, HC

Heathcliff
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6 hrs
downflow of displaced waters


Explanation:
I hope it would convey the meaning.

Telesforo Fernandez
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9 hrs
broken/ruptured drainpipes


Explanation:
really the joins seem to be in question,
but "disjointed" is not natural.

Peter Freckleton
Australia
Local time: 12:52
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 722
Grading comment
Thanks for your reply. I think you are quite right since I found the translation of "descentes d'eau" on the following website and my Collins dictionary does state that the verb "disloquer" can mean both "to dislocate" and "to break"

http://www.albany.net/~nracnyfr/crusat.html
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