alla cipria ed al rossetto (here)

English translation: powder compact

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Italian term or phrase:cipria
English translation:powder compact
Entered by: Jane Griffiths

13:55 Apr 28, 2005
Italian to English translations [PRO]
Tourism & Travel
Italian term or phrase: alla cipria ed al rossetto (here)
talking about the city of Berlin - "ed una visita alla cipria ed al rossetto, cioè alla famosissima Gedachniskirche, mantenuta come memento allo stato di distruzione..." - any ideas what could this mean?
Juliet Halewood
Local time: 01:39
to the lipstick and powder compact
Explanation:
That's what Berliners call the Gedachtniskirche (note the spelling), because of the shape of the belltower and modern octagonal church.

Some sites call this a "powder box", but I'd say compact. I don't know whether "box" is a Germanism or standard US usage. To me (UK) a powder box sounds military - to do with ammunition.
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Jane Griffiths
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Local time: 00:39
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Thanks, I was really stuck here!
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to the lipstick and powder compact


Explanation:
That's what Berliners call the Gedachtniskirche (note the spelling), because of the shape of the belltower and modern octagonal church.

Some sites call this a "powder box", but I'd say compact. I don't know whether "box" is a Germanism or standard US usage. To me (UK) a powder box sounds military - to do with ammunition.


    Reference: http://www.odeblom.de/berlin/gedachtniskirche.shtml
Jane Griffiths
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Thanks, I was really stuck here!

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