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caputxí de cartró

Discussion in 'Català (Catalan)' started by Luder, Mar 2, 2013.

  1. Luder Senior Member

    Nice
    USA English
    The description from "La rebotiga" by R. Robert confuses me. What could this cardboard "caputxí" be? I ask in English, but I'd be grateful for suggestions in just about any language.

    Sobre la taula una gran llumenera de quatre brocs, amb pàmpol verd, sa campaneta i ses moquetes. En una repisa hi ha un caputxí de cartró que es posa i treu la caputxa, segons si el temps és sec o humit, i en els quatre panys de paret altres tants quadros de caoba i claus romans, en sos ànguls;
     
  2. merquiades

    merquiades Senior Member

    France
    USA Northeast
    It is a "weather friar". His arms and magic wand move to show varying degrees of humidity and temperature. He predicts the weather inclement by pulling down his hood over his face if it's going to rain, and taking it off if it's sunny and warm. He is made out of cardboard.
     
  3. Luder Senior Member

    Nice
    USA English
    Thank you, merquiades. I'm pretty sure I wouldn't have ever figured that out.
     
  4. Lurrezko

    Lurrezko Senior Member

    Junto al mar
    Spanish (Spain) / Catalan
    A casa de mon pare hi havia un d'aquests.:) Li deien el frare, no pas el caputxí, pero igualment s'entén.

    Salut
     

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