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English translation: rough paving stones

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Portuguese term or phrase:bojardada
English translation:rough paving stones
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01:45 Jan 17, 2001
Portuguese to English translations [PRO]
Portuguese term or phrase: bojardada
Cantarias em pedra natural, tipo bojardada.

Bojar = to swell, to bulge, to jut out, to protrude; but what are pedras bojardadas?
Hilde Mol- Lukkezen
Local time: 12:16
rough paving stones
Explanation:
pedras bojarbadas are used for paving
certain areas like for example garden areas (or swimming pools). They are shaped in big blocks usually and the top part (the surface) is rough (shaped that way on purpose).Because they are not smooth they offer a non slippery surface. They are usually pale grey.
I think there isn't a specific term in English to translate the word bojardada
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Elisa Capelão
Local time: 11:16
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Summary of answers provided
naNatural forged or unpolished stones
Luz Bordenkircher
nahammeredlexical
narough paving stones
Elisa Capelão


  

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2 hrs
rough paving stones


Explanation:
pedras bojarbadas are used for paving
certain areas like for example garden areas (or swimming pools). They are shaped in big blocks usually and the top part (the surface) is rough (shaped that way on purpose).Because they are not smooth they offer a non slippery surface. They are usually pale grey.
I think there isn't a specific term in English to translate the word bojardada


    When I built my house I requested pedra bojardada to be used on the paving of the back area of the garden...
Elisa Capelão
Local time: 11:16
Native speaker of: Native in PortuguesePortuguese
PRO pts in pair: 109

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1 day 8 hrs
hammered


Explanation:
As Escapalao says, there probably isn't a specific English term. You could try 'hammered' which conveys the idea of a rough surface made deliberately. This is what I've used in the past with no complaints!

lexical
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Native speaker of: English
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2 days 17 hrs
Natural forged or unpolished stones


Explanation:
its the meaning I have always seen in the States.

Good Luck!

Luz Bordenkircher
Local time: 06:16
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in pair: 15
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