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19:10 Feb 10, 2012
French to English translations [PRO] Sports / Fitness / Recreation / Sports shop
French term or phrase:bleu cina
Sorry, there's no more context. "Bleu cina" appears as one of several possible colours for a product. TIA.
est un bleu plutôt sombre. Cela rappelle les tenues bleues des ouvriers/paysans chinois du temps de Mao. J'ai vu aussi sur un site italien azurro cina traduit par bleu cina et Chinablau en allemand. Ce bleu cina pourrait être une solution de facilité.
You may well be right - the trouble is that to me "china blue" makes me think of pottery, specifically willow pattern or the many Chinese restaurants called "China Blue"! It's actually quite common to use foreign words for colours - very sophisticated apparently.
I wonder whether something has got lost in translation somewhere along the line. It's too much of a coincidence that there's a colour called China blue, which gets 3.8m Google hits and is "azzurro Cina" in Italian.
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Explanation: That's what my local Decathlon calls it!