giunchi cinesi

English translation: Chinese junks

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Italian term or phrase:giunchi cinesi
English translation:Chinese junks
Entered by: Barbara Cochran, MFA

17:02 May 7, 2019
Italian to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - Ships, Sailing, Maritime / In A Book On The History Of Explorations/Discoveries
Italian term or phrase: giunchi cinesi
Contesto:

Nel primo Cinquecento, Andrea Corsali, un fiorentino che si era aggregato a una sfortunata spedizione portoghese, descrive i giunchi cinesi (da non confondere con le giunche, imbarcazioni molto più piccole) mettendo bene in evidenza le caratteristiche che li differenziavano dalle navi europee: prima di tutto le dimensioni e il numero deglli alberi, poi le vele pesanti e il fasciame tenuto insieme a incastro, senza l'uso di chiodi, nonché la scarsa manovrabilità.

Molte Grazie,

Barbara
Barbara Cochran, MFA
United States
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Chinese junks
Explanation:
Junk is a type of ancient Chinese sailing ship that is still in use today. Junks were used as seagoing vessels as early as the 2nd century AD and developed rapidly during the Song dynasty (960–1279). They evolved in the later dynasties, and were used throughout Asia for extensive ocean voyages.
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Lydia Cleary
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Chinese junks


Explanation:
Junk is a type of ancient Chinese sailing ship that is still in use today. Junks were used as seagoing vessels as early as the 2nd century AD and developed rapidly during the Song dynasty (960–1279). They evolved in the later dynasties, and were used throughout Asia for extensive ocean voyages.


    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Junk_(ship)
Lydia Cleary
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Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  philgoddard: I don't know what all the rest is about, and I suspect the author may have got something round their neck.
34 mins

agree  writeaway: see dbox too. also suggested there.
4 hrs

agree  Dr. Wolfgang Hager: Va premesso che “giunca” è un termine amministrativo adottato dal codice delle Dogane Marittime Cinesi non indicante alcun tipo di quei natanti, navi o imbarcazioni che siano, che si sono visti pullulare in ogni dove. Ognuno di essi aveva il proprio nome,
6 hrs
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