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English translation: rolling (US) or roller (UK) shutters

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German term or phrase:Rollladen
English translation:rolling (US) or roller (UK) shutters
Entered by: Dan McCrosky
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04:02 Jun 14, 2001
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Tech/Engineering - Construction / Civil Engineering
German term or phrase: Rollladen
Rollladen

Steve brought up another interesting problem that I thought I had solved. Are the things "roller shutters" or "rolling shutters"????????

From the language aspect, "roller" makes more sense to me. I had also checked it as follows:

Google English, "roller shutters": 3690

Google English, "rolling shutters": 3190

From these results and my own feeling, I had decided to go along with the slim majority in favor of "roller"

Steve's authoritative AIA reference made me check the Net again and now I know what the problem is:

Google English, "rolling shutters" plus site:.com: 2260

Google English, "roller shutters" plus site:.com: 1040

Google English, "rolling shutters" plus site:.uk: 73

Google English, "roller shutters" plus site:.uk: 1050

Google English, "rolling shutters" plus site:.au: 9

Google English, "roller shutters" plus site:.au: 369

Australia is rather important in this context because many are sold there for heat and sun protection, possibly more than in the UK. Normally the agency involved only gives me stuff for the US, so Steve is probably right with "rolling", but I want some other opinions before asking the customer. The numbers alone are too inconclusive.

TIA

Dan
Dan McCrosky
Local time: 15:34
roller shutters (UK); rolling shutters (US)
Explanation:
From my search engine term research, roller shutters is used in British English and rolling shutters is used in US-English, that's what I've found, but see yourself at Northernlight.com doing an exact term search for both.

Cheerio,
Dierk
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Dierk Seeburg
Local time: 07:34
Grading comment
Dierk's answer first confirmed my net research and Steve's Dictionary.

Thank you everyone,

Dan
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Summary of answers provided
namay I comment on sparkie's comment on "roller blind"
Steve Martin
naroll-up blinds
Tom Funke
naCould we please get back to the "roll" part?Dan McCrosky
naroller shuttersUschi (Ursula) Walke
narolling shutters / roller blind
Steve Martin
namay I comment on "roller blind"Rebekka Groß
naUK: roller shuttersRebekka Groß
narolling shutters / roller blind
Steve Martin
nait's louvers or roll-up shutters in the US
Elisabeth Moser
naroller shutters (UK); rolling shutters (US)
Dierk Seeburg


  

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9 mins
roller shutters (UK); rolling shutters (US)


Explanation:
From my search engine term research, roller shutters is used in British English and rolling shutters is used in US-English, that's what I've found, but see yourself at Northernlight.com doing an exact term search for both.

Cheerio,
Dierk


    Reference: http://northernlight.com/nlquery.fcg?cb=0&qr=%22roller+shutt...
    Reference: http://northernlight.com/nlquery.fcg?cb=0&qr=%22rolling+shut...
Dierk Seeburg
Local time: 07:34
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in category: 10
Grading comment
Dierk's answer first confirmed my net research and Steve's Dictionary.

Thank you everyone,

Dan

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DPS
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10 mins
UK: roller shutters


Explanation:
Hi Dan

Having lived in the UK for more than a decade, I have never come across "rolling shutters", though I'm no expert.

Hope this helps a bit.


    10 years+ in UK
Rebekka Groß
Local time: 14:34
Native speaker of: German
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17 mins
rolling shutters / roller blind


Explanation:
uups, that wasn't intentional (bringing up the roller/rolling issue). I was just quoting my AIA book. I've just double-checked, and they do indeed talk only about "rolling shutters". My German/English building dictionaries, on the other hand (2 different ones by Buksch, and one by Gelbrich/Reinwaldt) consistently offer "roller blind" for "Rolladen" AS WELL AS "rolling shutters".

I hope that's not "more oil on the fire".

Steve



    AIA monolingual + various Deu/Eng building dictionaries
Steve Martin
Germany
Local time: 15:34
Works in field
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in category: 4

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Astrid Elke Witte: "Roller blinds" is what I remember them being called in Britain.
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22 mins
it's louvers or roll-up shutters in the US


Explanation:
I looked in google under louvers and found the following (because we use them also for hurricane protection):
Erweiterte Suche Einstellungen Preferences (English) Suchtipps

Suche: International Deutschsprachige Seiten Deutschland
Das Web wurde nach louvers hurricane protection shutters durchsucht. Resultate 1 - 10 von ungefähr 119. Suchdauer: 0.36 Sekunden.

Bahama awnings, louvers, hurricane shutters - All Broward ... - [ Neu! Diese Seite übersetzen ]
... your home. It's horizontal louvers produce and island ... strength features. If hurricane
protection is you priority ... Impact resistant shutters available. ...
www.hurricaneshutter.com/products_bahama.html - 35k - Im Archiv - Ähnliche Seiten


All Broward Hurricane - [ Neu! Diese Seite übersetzen ]
... as true hurricane protection. Taking care of ... with All Broward Hurricane's roll-up
shutters ... These roll-up shutters come in ... It's horizontal louvers produce and ...
www.hurricaneshutter.com/shutter_products.html - 53k - Im Archiv - Ähnliche Seiten
[ Weitere Resultate von www.hurricaneshutter.com ]


POMA CORPORATION HURRICANE PROTECTION - [ Neu! Diese Seite übersetzen ]
... Gates Misc. Metals Louvers. ... with the finest hurricane panel on the ... and durability,
beauty, protection and ventilation. All shutters are fabricated ...
www.pomacorp.com/hurricane.html - 7k - Im Archiv - Ähnliche Seiten


POMA CORPORATION PRODUCTS - [ Neu! Diese Seite übersetzen ]
... Lateral Rail Glass Rail. Custom Rail Site Fencing Gates Misc. Metals Louvers. Hurricane
Protection Hurricane Panels Bahama Shutters Colonial Shutters. Download. ...
www.pomacorp.com/product.html - 8k - Im Archiv - Ähnliche Seiten
[ Weitere Resultate von www.pomacorp.com ]


Hurricane Products: Skylights, Barriers, Unit Skylights, Flood ... - [ Neu! Diese Seite übersetzen ]
... of insect screen hurricane shutters, panels, barriers, and ... engineered design from
Hurricane Protection Industries integrates ... Louvers In addition to ...
Beschreibung: Provides the finest missile impact hurricane skylights, glass, panels and windows.Also flood barriers,...
Kategorie: Regional > North America > ... > W > West Palm Beach > Business and Economy
www.hurricaneproducts.com/ - 13k - Im Archiv - Ähnliche Seiten


Bahama Shutters - Solaroll Shade & Shutter - [ Neu! Diese Seite übersetzen ]
... Hurricane Protection. The Bahama is an awning type ... to the Colonial Shutter, with
decorative louvers which almost always improve the appearance of a ...
www.solaroll.com/gallery/gallbaha.html - 8k - Im Archiv - Ähnliche Seiten


Projects / Testimonials - [ Neu! Diese Seite übersetzen ]
... performance accordion shutters, roll downs and perforated hurricane barriers. Custom ... deflectors,
skylight protection, high performance ventilation louvers and ...
www.hpiworldwide.com/projects.html - 21k - Im Archiv - Ähnliche Seiten


Products/Services - [ Neu! Diese Seite übersetzen ]
... Roll Down Shutters: Most convenient to ... Passive system. For hurricane and security. ... Intake
Louver Protection: Design/build ... High performance replacement louvers. ...
www.hpiworldwide.com/products.html - 29k - Im Archiv - Ähnliche Seiten


Kestrel Exterior Cedar Shutters - custom and standard sized ... - [ Neu! Diese Seite übersetzen ]
... Shown - 1.7/8" Traditional operable louvers. 2 shutters to fit a ... Shown Kestrel shutters
used for hurricane protection on the George Washington ...
www.diyshutters.com/exterior.HTM - 14k - Im Archiv - Ähnliche Seiten


Citrus Aluminum & Home Improvement - Hurricane and Decorative ... - [ Neu! Diese Seite übersetzen ]
... Hurri - Down Shutters. Features: Weather Control's ... economical, self-storing hurricane
protection system. The vented ... tabs offset louvers and can be ...
www.citrusaluminum.com/shutters.html - 10k - Im Archiv - Ähnliche Seiten





    Internet
Elisabeth Moser
United States
Local time: 09:34
Works in field
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in category: 15
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26 mins
may I comment on "roller blind"


Explanation:
Also das würde ich als "Rollo" bezeichnen und dabei gibt's dann noch "Springrollo" und "Seitenzugrollo". Rollos werden auf der Innenseite des Fensters angebracht, Rollladen meiner Meinung nach auf der Außenseite.

Siehe z. B.: http://shopping.lycos.de/scripts/ly/browse.php?cat=1553&pg=3





    Google search
Rebekka Groß
Local time: 14:34
Native speaker of: German

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Stefan Brechtel
11 hrs
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42 mins
rolling shutters / roller blind


Explanation:
uups, that wasn't intentional (bringing up the roller/rolling issue). I was just quoting my AIA book. I've just double-checked, and they do indeed talk only about "rolling shutters". My German/English building dictionaries, on the other hand (2 different ones by Buksch, and one by Gelbrich/Reinwaldt) consistently offer "roller blind" for "Rolladen" AS WELL AS "rolling shutters".

I hope that's not "more oil on the fire".

Steve



    AIA monolingual + various Deu/Eng building dictionaries
Steve Martin
Germany
Local time: 15:34
Works in field
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in category: 4
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54 mins
may I comment on sparkie's comment on "roller blind"


Explanation:
I understand what you're saying, Sparkie. However, I disagree. The "Rollos" that you're referring to and which are usually mounted indoors are typically called "blinds" and not "roller blinds". Also, a quick Google search for "roller blinds" returns both (the indoor and outdoor variety - so I suppose we're both right/both wrong). Also, if a roller blind is mounted indoors, then what on earth is a "Rolladenkasten"? I've been translating that as a "roller blind housing" for the past 10 years (architectural software sold worldwide) and, so far(and fingers crossed) nobody has yet complained (it doesn't necessarily mean I'm right, of course!).

Steve



    Experience
Steve Martin
Germany
Local time: 15:34
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Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in category: 4
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1 hr
roll-up blinds


Explanation:
Hi Dan,

We just bought a bunch of these, from 3 ft. to 12 ft. in length, for our sun porch -- one of my various unfinished projects. :-) So I went out to the garage to see what they're called on the label: ***Vinyl Roll-Up Blinds***. Now these are made of of may horizontal 'sticks' and available in 4 colors, two lengths(48" and 72" and many widths. (Informally we learned to ask for _porch screens_ while shopping. Inside versions (made of roll-up sheeting) we just call blinds. I bet Uschi can help you with the Australian versions.

Tom


    product label
Tom Funke
Local time: 09:34
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in category: 16
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1 hr
Could we please get back to the "roll" part?


Explanation:
Thank you all for your lively interest and great suggestions but let me please interrupt.

For me, the thing is only a shutter, basta.

"Rolling", "roller", "roll up" or " roll down" might all be right but a "blind" or "screen", whether inside or outside, must be somehow be connected to optics or vision or light in my opinion. Rollladen, in most of the world where they are widely used, are far too expensive to just prevent peeping Toms (no offense, Tom) from having a look. Simple, normal, cheap curtains or shades or blinds or screens are for that. Rollladen are there to prevent much more expensive, serious problems like breaking and entering, to prevent heat energy from escaping in the winter or coming in summer in Australia, or to prevent hurricane or typhoon window damage in Queensland or Florida.

If they are well designed, they can of course also ruin the peeping Tom's evening but I feel that "blinds" or "screens" is a bad idea from a commercial standpoint because the product then sounds cheaper to most people and far out of line with the extremely high price.

By the way, neither "roll up" nor "roll down" get many hits, and besides that, which one of the two should I choose?

So now that I've said that, you can all get back to your discussion about "rolling", "roller", "roll up" and "roll down".

Please do not think that I do not appreciate your interest because I really do!

Thanks again,

Dan


Dan McCrosky
Local time: 15:34
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 20
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12 hrs
roller shutters


Explanation:
why did Tom rattle my cage?

Well, a 'down-under' google-search favours roller shutters with a 5 % lead.

But, regarding JUST SHUTTERS:

When working in the jewellery trade I had to roll down the shutters at the end of the trading day,

if talking about closing the shutters it could also refer to 'Fensterläden', in general 2 hinged louvered wings, timber or aluminium, if timber, not necessarily louvered.

I better shutter up now. Regards to all, Uschi

Uschi (Ursula) Walke
Local time: 00:34
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
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