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  1. mascara snake Senior Member

    Hannover, Germany
    English (British)
    I really ought to know this, but what are "couverts" called in English?

    In the following:

    [FONT=&quot]Grâce à l'équilibre de leur forme et de leur fonction, les couverts Nova marquent de manière décisive l'ambiance d'une table dressée avec style.

    [/FONT] [FONT=&quot]A l'exception des couteaux, les couverts ZWILLING sont fabriqués en acier inoxydable 18/10. Les couteaux sont en acier de chrome.

    [/FONT] [FONT=&quot]Les couverts « Nova » résistent au lave-vaisselle. N'utilisez jamais de laine de fer ou de produit abrasif pour nettoyer les couverts.

    [/FONT] [FONT=&quot]La gamme « Nova » est disponible uniquement dans les magasins Cactus lors de la collection du 6 octobre 2009 au 31 janvier 2010, vous ne la retrouverez pas en magasin spécialisé. D'autres gammes de couverts sont disponibles dans les filiales ZWILLING.[/FONT]
     
  2. Squiggle

    Squiggle Senior Member

    Savoie, France
    English - UK
    couverts = cutlery
     
  3. roi2verlan Senior Member

    United Statesian English
    Silverware (even if its actually stainless steel like in your example!)
     
  4. Squiggle

    Squiggle Senior Member

    Savoie, France
    English - UK
    Silverware covers anything made from silver, inlcuding maybe the toast rack, the sauce dish, the candelabra .... I think we are talking about knives, forks and spoons here which is cutlery.
     
  5. roi2verlan Senior Member

    United Statesian English
    Actually I think this is an issue of BE vs. AE. Silverware to my ears is indeed knives, forks and spoons...Also called flatwear by some in my neck of the woods!

    On the same note, your suggestion of cutlery - to me - implies almost any tool used in food preparation, not just what you eat with...
     
  6. catay Senior Member

    Canada anglais
  7. mascara snake Senior Member

    Hannover, Germany
    English (British)
    Yes, I had actually been thinking of flatware too, but wasn't sure whether it is actually used in this context.
     
  8. mascara snake Senior Member

    Hannover, Germany
    English (British)
    Is there a difference between "couvert" and "coutellerie" then, or not? (Comes up in the same text.)
     
  9. roi2verlan Senior Member

    United Statesian English
    If you're just talking about what you actually eat with (i.e. not carving knives, etc.), I think flatwear or even tablewear is fine.
     
  10. catay Senior Member

    Canada anglais
    Tableware usually refers to all the items that make up a place setting, the dishes, glasses, cutlery or flatware.
    http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/tableware
     

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