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Italian term or phrase:Quinte
English translation:partition wall
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12:29 Aug 27, 2014
Italian to English translations [PRO]
Architecture
Italian term or phrase: Quinte
I'm trying to find the right term for "quinte" when used to describe something within a house.

"il resto degli ambienti è separato dagli altri solo da movimenti delle pareti, da quinte in muratura e da aperture nei muri "

I found screens for "quinte" but I don't think it is what it means here, because are on the walls...

"brick partitions" perhaps...

If anyone has any ideas, I would appreciate it.

Thanks
fountain
United Kingdom
partition wall
Explanation:
una quinta is a partition.
as here:
http://www.piantestabilizzate.it/quinta-divisoria-coprentese...

however, if its made of brick it would be called a partition wall as seen here:
http://www.houzz.com/brick-partition-wall

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Note added at 33 mins (2014-08-27 13:02:45 GMT)
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look at the images here:
dividing wall in the entry, separating living area, space for woodburner in living room
http://www.houzz.com/partition-wall

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Note added at 36 mins (2014-08-27 13:05:48 GMT)
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L’elemento “chiave” del soggiorno è una quinta divisoria in muratura, alta non più di 200 cm, che separa l’ingresso dal soggiorno ed accoglie, da un lato, lo spazio per un camino dal design attuale ed un ripiano per la TV e l’impianto Hi-Fi e, dall’altro lato, una serie di contenitori per riporvi oggetti come i soprabiti, l’aspirapolvere, le scope ecc…
http://www.progettiamoinsieme.it/pages/progetti.asp?scheda=t...
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Maria Fokin
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Local time: 22:13
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partition wall


Explanation:
una quinta is a partition.
as here:
http://www.piantestabilizzate.it/quinta-divisoria-coprentese...

however, if its made of brick it would be called a partition wall as seen here:
http://www.houzz.com/brick-partition-wall

--------------------------------------------------
Note added at 33 mins (2014-08-27 13:02:45 GMT)
--------------------------------------------------

look at the images here:
dividing wall in the entry, separating living area, space for woodburner in living room
http://www.houzz.com/partition-wall

--------------------------------------------------
Note added at 36 mins (2014-08-27 13:05:48 GMT)
--------------------------------------------------

L’elemento “chiave” del soggiorno è una quinta divisoria in muratura, alta non più di 200 cm, che separa l’ingresso dal soggiorno ed accoglie, da un lato, lo spazio per un camino dal design attuale ed un ripiano per la TV e l’impianto Hi-Fi e, dall’altro lato, una serie di contenitori per riporvi oggetti come i soprabiti, l’aspirapolvere, le scope ecc…
http://www.progettiamoinsieme.it/pages/progetti.asp?scheda=t...

Maria Fokin
Italy
Local time: 22:13
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in RussianRussian
PRO pts in category: 24
Grading comment
Thank you, very appreciated.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Sabrina Bruna
11 mins
  -> Grazie!

agree  philgoddard: I think this may be an unusual use of the word.
17 mins
  -> Thanks! It does get a good number of hits online. I guess it's a way to distinguish it from a wall-to-wall partition wall.
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