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Building and DIY translations

Postby Campo Kenny » Sun Jun 10, 2007 11:54 am

Good little list for basic DIY and building terms a friend passed to us a while back...........it's helped us at the ferriterias on a few occasions.

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http://www.spanishstuff.co.uk/language.htm

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Re: Building and DIY translations

Postby peteroldracer » Fri Oct 30, 2009 11:24 am

Can anyone tell me what the Spanish is for the grids of metal reinforcement that are put in concrete slabs? The word I have heard is something like (forgive phonetics!) meeyasoo. I have tried every combination of spellings, and my local builders yard men are very helpful, but not exactly literate (or numerate, come to that!).
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Postby chrissiehope » Fri Oct 30, 2009 12:59 pm

Just tracked down the prices for when we had our terracing done - how about 'mallazo' ? :D :D
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Re: Building and DIY translations

Postby Enrique » Fri Oct 30, 2009 6:58 pm

Hi peteroldracer,
Chrissie just beat me........... Mallazo the flat steel square mesh

The rectangular long ones used in the footings ......Ferralla AEH :?:
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Re: Building and DIY translations

Postby peteroldracer » Sat Oct 31, 2009 12:14 am

Thanks both - it just shows how abysmal is the pronunciation of an average Brit builder!
Mallazo it must be....... :roll:
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Re: Building and DIY translations

Postby Izzie D » Mon May 17, 2010 6:16 pm

It is Mallazo :-)

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Re: Building and DIY translations

Postby peteroldracer » Mon May 17, 2010 6:57 pm

Thanks Izzie - now do you know how they say "nut and bolt" - is there a word or phrase for when you want pairs? I have the words for "nut" and for "bolt" but wondered if there is another way of asking for them!?
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Re: Building and DIY translations

Postby frank » Tue Jun 08, 2010 8:44 am

AFAIK, they say it much as we would,ie two words, un perno y tuerca
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Re: Building and DIY translations

Postby mhic » Sat Jan 29, 2011 9:06 pm

Any know what enfoscar means with regard to a wall?

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Re: Building and DIY translations

Postby julian » Sat Jan 29, 2011 9:13 pm

not sure of the technial english term, but it´s when you cover a bare brick wall with cement,filling in the holes and leaving a smooth cement surface

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Re: Building and DIY translations

Postby chrissiehope » Sat Jan 29, 2011 10:24 pm

Julian the answer to your question - "render" or "cement rendering" are the technical UK building terms

not sure of the technial english term, but it´s when you cover a bare brick wall with cement,filling in the holes and leaving a smooth cement surface
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Re: Building and DIY translations

Postby morlandg » Wed Mar 09, 2011 11:07 am

mhic wrote:Any know what enfoscar means with regard to a wall?

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Repellar also means rendering. Mallazo is often shortened to malla

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Re: Building and DIY translations

Postby Wicksey » Wed Mar 30, 2011 8:57 am

Can anyone tell me what 'tongue and groove' is in Spanish. I didn't like to do a literal translation in case it turns out to be something rude :oops: .

Failing that, has anyone recently come across large sheets of thick woodchip boarding with a tongue and groove edging - the type used to put down as flooring? Our builder man who has bought it before now cannot find it at any of the local wood stores between Velez and Motril.

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Re: Building and DIY translations

Postby gerryh » Wed Mar 30, 2011 9:08 am

Wicksey wrote: has anyone recently come across large sheets of thick woodchip boarding with a tongue and groove edging -

Leroy Merlin have it.
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Re: Building and DIY translations

Postby carrowcrin » Wed Mar 30, 2011 11:21 am

"enfoscar" means plastering.
by the way you should check out the google translator.

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Re: Building and DIY translations

Postby frank » Wed Mar 30, 2011 12:06 pm

Wicksey wrote:Can anyone tell me what 'tongue and groove' is in Spanish. I didn't like to do a literal translation in case it turns out to be something rude :oops: .

Something rude? What can you be thinking of? :lol: Tongue in grove=machihembrado (literally male female)
The boards themselves are "tablas machihembradas" although I have seen listón used instead of tabla.
http://maderahogar.com/machihembrada/machihembrada.html
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Re: Building and DIY translations

Postby Wicksey » Wed Mar 30, 2011 2:23 pm

Thanks chaps! Glad I didn't go down the literal translation route :lol:

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Re: Building and DIY translations

Postby markwilding » Thu May 03, 2012 10:44 am

Sometimes direct translations can work simply because of the logic behind them. I often understand a Spanish expression I've never heard before, even though it doesn't exist in English because It's obvious what it means.
Sometimes I might do the same with an English one and usually get a laugh because of it but the person often gets the gist

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Re: Building and DIY translations

Postby Donz. » Wed Oct 03, 2012 4:39 pm

can anyone confirm if grout (for tiles) is lechada please?

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Re: Building and DIY translations

Postby chrissiehope » Wed Oct 03, 2012 10:54 pm

We bought some recently, and I think it was called 'mortero'. It is currently locked away in the lavadero, so I'll check in the morning and post again if I've got it wrong :)
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