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Ripopo
Ripopo

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Location: Paradise
Member Since: 16th Apr 2005
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Posted:Ok... so i just moved to Tunisia, and im having issues getting fuel for my poi: I need advice redface ok so in french kereosene is petrol i think... but when i talk about it they think i mean petrol... which has a different name so its all too confusing for me. Im not smart enough to be able to explin kerosene to anyone.... and it doesnt help that i dont speak french... or arabic... or tunisian... wink
At home in aotearoa i could get it at the supermarket - but not in africa it seems... so if anyone has any ideas id be heaps keen to hear em!!
Thanks all x ubbrollsmile


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Yell fire!
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Location: London
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Total posts: 151
Posted:Kerosene in French is simply kerosene, not petrole. And guess what it is in Arabic? Al-kerosene!! (according to my web search)



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Mand
Mand

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Location: Calgary Canada
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Posted:Actually, I'm pretty sure kerosene in French is 'petrole', but it is possible it's also just called 'kerosene'. When I lived there I think I used 'petrole lampant'. It seemed to be just slightly hotter than the paraffin I used in the UK, but nowhere near as hot as white gas.



Here's a table of fuel names for different countries. Unfortunately they don't have Tunisia on there, but it might come in useful for some idea of alternative names. They also have french on there.

http://members.iinet.net.au/~mbuckler/fuel/index.shtml
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Btw, what part of Tunisia have you just moved to? I spent a lot of time doing field work there a few years ago.

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Just_Another_Clown
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Posted:In France. I think Parrafin is called 'kedane' I met a spinner out there over the summer and the fuel he used was the same as parraffin basically. And he called it kedane.

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Yell fire!
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Location: London
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Posted:Use this:

http://www.google.com/language_tools


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alien_oddity
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Posted:i think in arabic parrafin is "suicide bomb" ubblol

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UCOF
UCOF

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Member Since: 17th Apr 2002
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Posted:But those are clearly two english words... confused

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alien_oddity
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Posted:it was a joke ucof, rolleyes i'm not THAT helpfull ubbloco




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Ripopo
Ripopo

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Location: Paradise
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Posted:Alright.... so I got something in the end called "gez" you can buy it at a benzene station and its super cheap. Burns with more smoke than kerosene and doesnt smell as good but is ok.
Watch out though cos its illegal to carry fuel around and once the police thought I was a terrorist when they found it.......


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facelesshadow
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Location: Arizona, U.S.A.
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Posted:I bet the simplest way to do it all (but maybe not the cheapest) would be to order it off the net and have it shipped in.

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Posted:in french kerosene is ... kerosene
or you can also try lamp oil ... huile a lampe
good luck


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