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13 months ago

Barbara R. Cochran, MFA  See profile asked this question:

Language pair:

French > English

Subject:

Technical / Engineering

Level of diffculty:

Easy / medium

Word or term in question:

casemates creusées

Context:

La bataille de Paris confirma l’usage que les Allemands avaient réservé au Jeu de Paume et aux casemates creusées dans le jardin en prolongement du bâtiment. Cette ligne de défense, parallèle à la rue de Rivoli, couvrait les hôtels où se tenait le commandement du « Grand Paris ».

 

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13 months ago

CMD  See profile wrote:

casemates hidden under ground/underground

My comment:

OR subterranean casemates

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13 months ago

plaisirsdelavie  See profile wrote:

And the half-buried bunkers in the garden past the building

My comment:

L'expression française est un raccourci linguistique car ce ne sont pas les casemates qui sont creusées mais les jardins bien sûr. Il faut donc trouver une façon de contourner la difficulté. J'ai mis "half" devant buried car une casemate a toujours une partie au-dessus du sol afin de pouvoir observer les alentours.

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13 months ago

plaisirsdelavie  See profile wrote:

I made a mistake about the word "casemate". which is defined in Le Petit Robert as "abri enterré protégé contre les obus, les bombes". So, underground bunkers in the garden... as suggested by CMD is the right translation.