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"El terreno"

Translation:The terrain

March 21, 2013

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TilEulenspiegel

I don't remember the original introduction of this word in this lesson including "the lot" as a translation???


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RAMOSRAUL

Terreno can be translated to several English words. Terrain is the obvious one.

It may be a patch of land you own, but normally it's rustic land, not urban wastelands or similar. I


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HagueAndrew

DL likes 'the lot,' but this expression is peculiar to the USA.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/molnarnj

I put in "earth" which was not accepted, however when I looked in Oceano dictionary, earth was the 2nd definition--after ground, land and terrain. the 3rd definition was plot, piece of land, lot and site.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Talca

Just ran across this word in a real estate ad placed by a Hispanic-American realtor in a bilingual Virginia (EE.UU.) magazine. In English we would say "Land for Sale"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SpanGerm

My answer was: The territory. I was pretty sure it was going to be marked incorrect. Can anyone tell me why it would not be acceptable or if it would be acceptable, in specific situations?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/hannaesp

What is wrong with -area-?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/terry.nycum

It's abstract. Terreno is terrain. Lot is an alternate translation, but it's specifically a lot of land. If they accepted area, they could also accept region. It would get pretty far afield. Each of those already has its own counterpart in Spanish.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/GeoffC1

Still having trouble with pronouncing "rr" so it took DL 15 tries to understand me :s


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LKS2017

'Lot' was the only accepted translation from the multiple choice version of this question. This is only applicable to American English.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ChicoMalo2

what about "the ground"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BradTangen

The plot of land << marked wrong. Even though that was the correct answer according to a previous hint of theirs.

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