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Vocab Guide: Hurricane related words

If ya live in Texas or Florida and encounter people who speak spanish, here are words to know. Hope everyone is safe in Houston. And also I hope people in Florida found a safe place. Keep on eye on Irma

huracán=hurricane

refugio de huracanes=hurricane shelter

oleada de tormenta=storm surge

Evacuar=evacuate

zona de inundacion=flood zone

área peligrosa=dangerous area

1 year ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/owlhell

Here are some hurricane vocabulary words I found from this website: http://www.spanish.bz/blog/2005/08/hurricane-and-storm-vocabulary-in.htm

huracán hurricane

catástrofe catastrophe

fenómenos meteorológicos meteorological phenomenon

ciclones tropicales tropical cyclone

cálidas aguas del trópico warm tropical waters

baja presión low pressure

bandas de lluvia rain bands

la atmósfera the atomsphere

el ojo del huracán the eye of the hurricane

vientos winds

suministros de emergencia emergency supplies

evacuar to evacuate

ordena de evacuación order of evacuation

rutas de evacuación evacuation routes

corte de la electricidad electricity outage

inundación flood

peligros dangers

riesgos risks

agua potable drinkable water

avisos de alerta alert notices

medidas básicas para prepararse basic preparation measures

sobrevivientes survivors

refugiados refugees

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/-Avian
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Nice.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DreamOfFlying

Howcome you unfollowed everybody?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DreamOfFlying

Are you quitting Duolingo? I mean, howcome you blocked everybody?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/-Avian
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Same here, dude. My granddad is on the Turks and Caicos Islands right now, along with another 100 or so employees that work at the Ocean Club Resort. They’re directly in the path of Irma, and I’m kinda worried sick after seeing how the beast trashed the other islands in her path. Anyway, thanks for the guide.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/toggitang22

Ya I know understand you. I know some people who live right in the path of Irma in Florida. Man, I hope this guide helps

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/-Avian
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I'm in Colombia right now, so there isn't much I can do with it here.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DreamOfFlying

Oh cool. I know this is not related to the topic, but there is a good movie called La Montana ( A true story of a man who went to Colombia That was captured by Guerrilla's ), It is all in Spanish with English subtitle's but I really liked it. You should check it out. He also has a book.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/-Avian
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Aw, sweet. Thanks for the notice. I'll totally check it out.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DreamOfFlying

Actually, he (Russell Stendal) has lots of books, but the one I was talking about is called Rescue the Captors.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DreamOfFlying

Good thinking.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/toggitang22

It's cool how the NOAA and the USAF fly planes into the eye of hurricanes

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DreamOfFlying

Yes I know, it's crazy amazing. Auto pilot helps a lot (it would be almost impossible with out it) because they can use auto pilot while they are concentrating on other thing. There is a pilot that I watch on youtube called Rod Machado, he always says "The two most important things in aviation, are the next two thing" and auto pilot helps a lot with that theory.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/redneckray

Holy chit=I need help

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/toggitang22

Ya ok?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DreamOfFlying

Hey I got a question. what does toggitang mean? I asked toggitang4 but I never got a answer.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/toggitang22

Well toggi (토끼) is rabbit in Korean. We used to have a lot of rabbits Few years ago. But, the name toggi was already taken, so we changed it to toggitang. We still have only one rabbit left as a pet.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DreamOfFlying

Ok thanks, I've been wondering what that meant.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/toggitang22

No problem

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/toggitang22

But I like dogs better

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DreamOfFlying

Yes, I like dogs a lot better. Especially Higher energy dogs like German Shepherds. I use a dog at work, it is a mix between Blue Healer and Border collie, and that dogs has stacks of energy. You can move cattle and horses all day and he will still be as active as he is before he starts.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/toggitang22

Yup Border collies are full of energy. Probably got that from that side

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/toggitang22

I'm assuming you live near farmland. Well maybe when ya get older you can build your own ultralights from a kit and fly in it yourself. That would be sweet

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DreamOfFlying

Yes, I live on a farm in Seymour Tn but since it is pretty close to all the tourist attractions, there have been a lot of subdivisions put in and a lot of people moving here. But yeah that would be crazy awesome to have an ultralight.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/toggitang22

Ya i hate seeing countryside land being developed.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DreamOfFlying

I might be able to get one a lot cheaper than usual, because one of my older brothers is an AMP (Aircraft maintenance professional) and he works down at the airport a lot.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DreamOfFlying

Actually I might would just get something like a piper cub. I couldn't fly it leagally, but i just wouldn't fly to a controlled airport. :)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/toggitang22

cool. I think i want a chopper

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/toggitang22

ya know, their is no real age limit for a pilots license. So their are kids who actually have a license.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DreamOfFlying

Yes, a chopper would be amazing, (especially if it could be armed). It's just to bad how expensive they are.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DreamOfFlying

There are different kinds of flying. I mean, you are not allowed to get a pilot's licence if you are under 17, but you can solo when you are 16. This does not mean that you have to be 16 to fly because you don't have to have a licence to fly ...Something under 255 pounds (ultralight) ....Gliders: or ...Hot air balloons: There are so many rules. (I'm not going to go into theme because I assume you already know some, and I don't want to make myself sound like a "know everything" )

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/toggitang22

I like your new profile pic. The Navy Blue Angels

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/toggitang22

Ya I know whatcha mean. My answer was not clear ,thanks. That's why Jessica Dubroff was allowed to fly a plane ( with a instructor of course) even though she was seven.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/toggitang22

But after she died in a crash, they changed the law a little. i didn't know that. So I heard of the law Before her crash. Thanks for explaining it for me. I was wondering about the regulations.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DreamOfFlying

Oh, that kind of chopper would be sweet especially with some of the stuff you could do. At first I thought you meant a military chopper, that's why i said it would be nice to have it armed. Those are good youtube channels, thanks!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/toggitang22

No problem. I think my favorite choppers is still the Boeing AH-64 Apache and the Boeing–Sikorsky RAH-66 Comanche

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DreamOfFlying

Yeah, I changed it because I wanted something with a little more action, but thank you.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DreamOfFlying

I meant, I changed my profile picture.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DreamOfFlying

Oh great. I get stuck watching something on youtube, then I come back here and type my reply, then I post it but it does not let me see your reply until then. So I keep getting the post mixed up.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/toggitang22

sorry. same here

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DreamOfFlying

"so we changed it to toggitang" I just noticed that. So when you say We, do you mean you and toggitang4?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/-Avian
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"Rescue the Captors". Alright. Thanks again, man.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DreamOfFlying

No problem. hey, when you watch it (if you do) tell me what you think. :)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/-Avian
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Will do, dude. :)

1 year ago

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Good words to know. Knowing words like these in your target language can help a ton in an emergency.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MilenaColQC

Thats so good

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DreamOfFlying

I'm not supposed to be saying this because it is not following the guidelines (That's why I am posting it so far down), but I saw the picture of the wire guided, short ranged missiles. I had no Idea they still used those. I mean, the Germans started trying to use them in WW2, but they were to expensive (They actually spent over 1/3 of their national treasury on experiments with rockets/missiles) inaccurate, and they had to carry around all the wire. I assume they are still using them so that no one can interact with the control system. That's my guess, but you probably know a lot more about it than I do :)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/toggitang22

Oh by the way, what i meant about the soyuz was, ya need to know Russian to fly to the ISS using one. And oops, didn't know that was against the guidelines. I'm just waiting for Space X new Dragon V2 to take astronauts to space soon. Space X also released photos of their new futuristic space suits.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DreamOfFlying

Oh cool. I watched the last rocket takeoff live a couple of days ago, it was so amazing. I mean, it went up, uncoupled, rentered, and landed all in a couple of minutes. I had no idea it did it that fast. Anyhow, thanks for telling me about it, I don't think I will ever get into flying them, but I certainly will start learning something about it :)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/toggitang22

Cool, i watched almost all the live feed from CRS-11 to all the current launches. Big SpaceX and Elon Musk fan here. Also, it is really amazing when they land a orbital class rocket vertically. Even NASA can't do it. The rocket is traveling at Hyper sonic speeds when landing, and weighs over a million pounds. Before they could land successfully, everyone said space X was a fail. Well, they proved everyone wrong. One launch for space X cost $62 million. Boeing's launches cost like $350 million. Landing a rocket like that is almost impossible. They say it's like launching a pencil over the empire state building, the landing it vertically. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bvim4rsNHkQ before 2016, everyone laughed at space X

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DreamOfFlying

That is so stupid how people were making fun of the idea. Anything is impossible until you do it, I mean, if you started talking about some of the stuff we have now like Jets, Rockets, Computers, ect, ect, ect, back in the 1600 or so, they would have killed you for being messed up in the head. But hey, we have it now. I never knew they were landing rockets until just a couple of weeks ago, and I am still amazed. I am also so thankful for the thousands of people that brought up the quality of computers, because computers are the only way they can land those.(its the only way they can do a lot of thing, all newer cars have computers to run the motor, that is just one example) I'm just amazed what they can do with a foundation, and a team of scientist. Thanks for the link, I don't usually use youtube that much, because I see one thing, than another thing, than pretty soon I am 100 pages deep and the clock has passed 4 hours :)

1 year ago
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