airing basket// in between

carmen82

Member
Spain
Hi, how are you doing guys? I have to translate a chapter of FAy Weldon, "Weekend" and I couldn´t find "airing basket" in the dictionary, I imagine what they mean with airing but i wonder if there is a specific word in Spanish for that, I don´t know ho to translate it! Can anybody help me please?


My second question refers to the following sentence: Three hours´drive back on Sunday nights. The pleasures of greenery and guests in between. They reckoned themselves fortunate... The translation could be sth like: tres horas de viaje de vuelta los domingos por la noche. Los placeres del paisaje verde y los invitados... The problem I have it´s with "in between" i have no idea what it refers about!


Muchisimas gracias a todos y un beso fuerte.
 
  • Borderer

    Senior Member
    English (UK)
    Hi, excuse me for answering in English, but you probably wouldn't understand my spanish! I think the in between refers to the idea that they loved being in the countryside, and that being (or having) guests was like an interval / punctuation mark during that time.
    I can't say that I've ever heard of an airing basket, only an airing cupboard: it's a warm place where you put clothes to dry off properly after ironing them, or before putting them back into your wardrobe. So I guess that a basket would do the trick!
    http://images.google.co.uk/imgres?imgurl=http://i8.ebayimg.com/04/i/06/a3/2e/55_2.JPG&imgrefurl=http://cgi.ebay.ie/2-TIER-SECTION-CLOTHES-AIRING-BASKET-BRAND-NEW_W0QQitemZ4452758672QQcategoryZ43517QQcmdZViewItem&h=158&w=200&sz=8&hl=en&start=1&tbnid=WJLyvDR8GOOFsM:&tbnh=82&tbnw=104&prev=/images?q=airing+basket&svnum=10&hl=en&lr=&sa=G
    http://www.gravesham.gov.uk/media/images/t/a/WomanCupboard.jpg
    Hope this helps!
     
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