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19:06 Sep 5, 2006
French to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - Textiles / Clothing / Fashion / about the colour blue
French term or phrase: dématérialiser
Lui-même immatériel, le bleu dématérialise tout ce qui se prend en lui…
any suggestions very welcome, many thanks
andrea
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Summary of answers provided
4 +1BMEUP ScottyxxxBourth
4 +1to vanish
Miguel Orlandini
3gives an airy aspect (or a better noun than "aspect")Najib Aloui
3another idea.....xxxCMJ_Trans
3dissolves
Natasha Dupuy
2offsets
David Hollywood


  

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18 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 2/5Answerer confidence 2/5
offsets


Explanation:
just an idea ....

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Note added at 41 mins (2006-09-05 19:47:46 GMT)
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maybe "neutralises"

David Hollywood
Local time: 19:09
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 9

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neutral  Richard Benham: I don't see the connection.
2 mins
  -> just a feeling Richard hence LCL
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55 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +1
to vanish


Explanation:
:-)


    Reference: http://www.volle.com/travaux/immateriel.htm
Miguel Orlandini
Local time: 19:09
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish

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agree  gad
123 days
  -> Thanks, Gad
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1 hr   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5
dissolves


Explanation:
*

Natasha Dupuy
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Local time: 00:09
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in FrenchFrench
PRO pts in category: 4
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2 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +1
BMEUP Scotty


Explanation:
What's wrong with "dematerialize"; particularly fitting (ha ha) for fabrics.


xxxBourth
Local time: 00:09
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 100

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Richard Benham: I think you are right. It's pretentious BS in French, and there is no problem in using the same pretentious BS in English. (Cf my answer to the "fluidité de ses traits" question!)
11 hrs
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1 hr   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5
gives an airy aspect (or a better noun than "aspect")


Explanation:
...

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Note added at 2 hrs (2006-09-05 21:46:50 GMT)
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an airy look

Najib Aloui
Local time: 23:09
Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench
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11 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5
another idea.....


Explanation:
blue is ethereal so it confers this same ethereal quality on .....

BUT maybe a bit more context would help

other-worldly

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Note added at 12 hrs (2006-09-06 07:08:33 GMT)
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insubstantial.....

xxxCMJ_Trans
Local time: 00:09
Works in field
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 64
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