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lavabo ad incasso sottopiano

English translation: under top wash-basin

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Italian term or phrase:lavabo ad incasso sottopiano
English translation:under top wash-basin
Entered by: Sarah Ferrara
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11:51 Jan 4, 2001
Italian to English translations [PRO]
Italian term or phrase: lavabo ad incasso sottopiano
Bathroom furnishings:

"Luminosita', chiarezza e pulizia formale caratterizzano la composizione che abbiamo scelto per illustrare la proposta di ###, mettendo in scena una bagno laccato celeste con un ampio piano d'appoggio in marmo bianco e lavabo ad incasso sottopiano."
Sarah Ferrara
Italy
Local time: 12:11
built-in (bathroom) sink, under marble surface
Explanation:
This is one of those elegant Italian descriptions that will drive us Brits loopy.
What it means is that you have a bathroom cabinet and over the top they fit a sink (lavabo, not to be used when talking of kitchen sinks, which are lavelli) and then they cover it with a marble slab that has the middle cut out of it in a sink shape. There are types of sinks that just sit on top of the cabinet and are not "sottopiano.
Maybe someone who translates this kind of stuff knows if there is a technical term or there is a Glossary of Bathroom Fixtures and Fittings somewhere!!
Bye
Angela
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Angela Arnone
Local time: 12:11
Grading comment
Thankyou, and thanks to everyone else who backed this up

Sarah
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Summary of answers provided
nawashbasin fitted under top
kringle
nabuilt-in undertop washbasin
Giles Watson
naunder-top washbasinxxxdsmith
nabuilt-in (bathroom) sink, under marble surface
Angela Arnone


  

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built-in (bathroom) sink, under marble surface


Explanation:
This is one of those elegant Italian descriptions that will drive us Brits loopy.
What it means is that you have a bathroom cabinet and over the top they fit a sink (lavabo, not to be used when talking of kitchen sinks, which are lavelli) and then they cover it with a marble slab that has the middle cut out of it in a sink shape. There are types of sinks that just sit on top of the cabinet and are not "sottopiano.
Maybe someone who translates this kind of stuff knows if there is a technical term or there is a Glossary of Bathroom Fixtures and Fittings somewhere!!
Bye
Angela


Angela Arnone
Local time: 12:11
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 3602
Grading comment
Thankyou, and thanks to everyone else who backed this up

Sarah

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3 hrs
under-top washbasin


Explanation:
Hello
Arnone is quite right. I have seen this type of solution refeRred to as "under-top".
Derek

xxxdsmith
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PRO pts in pair: 289

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12 hrs
built-in undertop washbasin


Explanation:
Both of the previous suggestions are correct. I do more kitchen catalogues than bathrooms but the descriptions used are very similar. Angela's comment about the distinction between "lavabo" and "lavello" is also worth remembering.

Giles Watson
Italy
Local time: 12:11
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in pair: 1740

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4 days
washbasin fitted under top


Explanation:
..but I would put "in white marble featuring the washbasin fitted under the top"

Hope this helps
Kringle

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PRO pts in pair: 177
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