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    Hi there! I'm translating a garden catalog, and I came across this term in relation to garden hoses. Can anyone explain its meaning?

    This appears in a section entitled "Areas of application", which describes the areas where you can use the product (i.e., a specific hose). Below is an example:

    "Areas of application: market gardens, industry, building sites, town councils, intricate garden designs and sweeping gardens".

    For the time being, I am translating it as "limpieza de jardines", since "sweep" means "barrer".

    Thanks in advance
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    Hi Guadalupe, I've actually never heard the term (and I studied plant biology), but you might want to consider asking in a gardening forum; you'd probably get a more useful answer to your question. Take care. (and I don't think limpieza de jardines would be correct, as it isn't really functioning as a verb form but more as an adjective I think).

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    Default Re: Sweeping gardens

    sweep the garden, this refers to the water pressure/power of the hose, suggesting that one wouldn't have to use a sweeping brush, so it would be easier to do

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    hola Guadalupe, la verdad que nunca había escuchado el término, pero en Google images me apareció esto: Sweeping Gardens Stock Photo 94451 : Shutterstock
    Esta imagen me da la sensación de un jardín frondoso, tupido, florido, etc. No sé si te confunde más o te ayuda! :-) De todas formas, me gustaría que algún otro forero se sume para aportar ideas.

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    ¡Hola! ¡¡Muchas gracias a todos!!! Resultó ser que el original que estaba traduciendo venía del alemán (era una traducción del alemán al inglés), por eso sonaba extraña la expresión. Luego, descubrí que "sweeping" estaba usado en este sentido: "extending over the whole range or a great space". Así que terminé traduciéndolo como "jardines extensos".

    ¡Mvictoria fuiste la que más se acercó al significado!

    Saludos,
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    No cabe duda que, como dicen en mi rancho: "Dos cabezas piensan mejor que una", o "la unión hace la fuerza". Por eso me encanta este foro.

    Saludos,

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    Hi Guadalupe

    I've never heard the phrase but I am not a gardener. Here is a link to an article entitled "Sweeping Garden Trend" but I am not sure if the term means an ongoing trend to establishing a sweeping garden, or if it means a trend toward establishing gardens that is sweeping the nation or the world.

    http://blog.wabisabigreen.com/hp_wordpress/?p=442

    I think you have made the correct translation since the text refers to places where the hose can be used, so, sweeping gardens seems to refer a type of garden, and I would interpret it to mean a garden spread over a wide, expansive area.

    "Areas of application: market gardens, industry, building sites, town councils, intricate garden designs and sweeping gardens".

    However, I am confused by the term "town councils". I never heard of a hose being used on a town council, which in my area is a meeting of the local councilmen and citizenry.???? Maybe the hose is used to quiet the crowd if they become unruly.
    Last edited by vicente; 07-28-2011 at 05:15 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vicente View Post
    Maybe the hose is used to quiet the crowd if they become unruly.
    Me gusta la idea...
    Last edited by Xóchitl L.; 07-28-2011 at 11:31 AM.

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    Yayyy! jaja, qué bueno Guadalupe. Me alegro de que por lo menos lo que puse se haya aproximado a la idea. Gracias por postear cómo lo resolviste finalmente!

    Saludos,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xóchitl L. View Post
    Me gusta la idea...
    ¡¡Coincido!! Una idea divertida

    Lo interpreté como uso en espacios verdes dependientes de organismos municipales, pero también me sonaba raro... Consulté algunas cosas importantes con una colega de alemán, pero tampoco podía abusar de su buena voluntad.

    Igualmente, con tiempo, voy a buscar qué decía en el original en alemán y les cuento...

    Saludos,
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