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Scenario

Boy A: During the night, my friend and I were lying down outside in the hayfield.

Boy B: And?

Boy A: We saw a spaceship. It was a hollow box-shaped vessel.”

By the word hollow I mean that the spaceship is empty and the boys could see the box-shaped vessel was hollow because it was made of glass.


I’m trying to figure out the French equivalent of “A hollow box-shaped vessel.” I’ve arrived at « Un vaisseau creux façonné comme une boîte ». However, I feel like there is a shorter way to say “a hollow box-shaped vessel.” :/

What is the French equivalent of “a hollow box-shaped vessel.”?

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    Un vaisseau en forme de boîte creuse ? Pas très joli, j'espère que quelqu'un proposera mieux.
    – Damien
    Jan 19, 2021 at 7:31
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    @Damien Pourquoi ne pas mettre aux voix cette réponse ? Mieux vaut l'avoir en réponse qu'en commentaire à mon avis. Jan 19, 2021 at 21:18
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    Nous vîmes un astronef. C'était un engin/appareil/vaisseau en forme de caisson vide.
    – Personne
    Feb 27, 2021 at 18:46
  • @Personne Quel objet de la vie de tous les jours a la forme de ou est un caisson ? Feb 28, 2021 at 19:25
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    Donnez/montrez-nous notre astronef quotidien ? … caisson est une caisse/un volume avec un but technique précis, quelques exemples types : fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caisson
    – Personne
    Mar 1, 2021 at 9:12

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Un vaisseau en forme de boîte creuse. [Damien, en commentaire]

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Un vaisseau spatial (translucide/transparent) en forme de cube et vide (au centre/à l'intérieur)[in the center/inside].

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  • Thank you for your help! 😊 By the word “hollow” I mean the spaceship is empty. The boys could see that the cube was hollow because the material of the sides of the cube was quite transparent. Does this clarification change your answer?
    – SFR
    Jan 19, 2021 at 21:02
  • Nope. Hm... Let’s see... The material the cube was made out of was glass.
    – SFR
    Jan 19, 2021 at 21:07
  • Would the french equivalent be « Un vaisseau en forme de cube creux » ?
    – SFR
    Jan 19, 2021 at 21:08
  • Understood! vide it is! Thank you so much @Thélée_Lavoie ! 😊
    – SFR
    Jan 19, 2021 at 21:11
  • What does spatial translucide mean?🧐
    – SFR
    Jan 19, 2021 at 21:15
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Nous vîmes un astronef. C'était un engin/appareil/vaisseau en forme de caisson vide. [Personne, en commentaire]

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