airing basket// in between

Discussion in 'Spanish-English Vocabulary / Vocabulario Español-Inglés' started by carmen82, Sep 5, 2006.

  1. carmen82 Member

    Malaga
    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.
     
  2. Borderer Senior Member

    Scottish Borders
    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?i...mages?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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