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"No es arena."

Translation:It is not sand.

5 years ago

22 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Somapowder

It's not sand.

IT'S POCKET SAND!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ZuMako8_Momo
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According to wordreference.com, "arena" in Spanish would be «estadio» for sports activities, and "quadrilateral" would be «cuadrilátero»: http://www.wordreference.com/es/translation.asp?tranword=arena#

http://www.wordreference.com/es/translation.asp?tranword=quadrilateral

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/GaelBraxton

Since arena = sand, what is the word for 'arena' as in the sport arena, the boxing arena, etc.?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NEGenge

I think a boxing arena is usually a "square ring," cuadrilátero. But, I think "arena" can also have a sporting/competitive sense: "la arena politico" or "arena de deportes." Oddly, the one sport I think of that is definitively Spanish, and played out on sand - bullfighting - isn't, in my limited knowledge, usually called an "arena?" I stand to be corrected, but, the two bullrings I'm familiar with are both called the "(place name) Plaza de Toros." As we ran into earlier in this module, "campo," is a "field," and I've seen "campo de futbol" and other similar use for sport. I wonder what you call a beach volleyball pitch in Mexico? Certainly sandy and sporty!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CPYap
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If square ring is "cuadrilátero", then what is Spanish for Quadrilateral? (Don't really need to answer me, I'm just picking up how Arena -> Sand, Cuadrilátero -> Arena, and then something else -> Quadrilateral)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Kirsten637255

a quadrilateral is also cuadrilátero

7 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/knickknacks12

No, it's not sand, it's tiny bits of broken up rock and shell. B)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/12pinkrose

Yeah, they should change it from sounding like arena with the squiggle over 'n'

9 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/FarleyAnat

SNAKES!!!

6 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/KhalonRodney

Then what is it please tell me?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/KarenPai
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why is "It is not an arena 'wrong " if Arena is given as a choice?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ZuMako8_Momo
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No es una arena.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RobertKinzie

More than half the phrases in this section were about sand. Has DL run out of nature nouns?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Khelsea
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The audio sounds more like they are saying areña. as in spider rather than arena as in arena for skating or playing hockey.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Derchanmann16

Good, I hate sand, it's so coarse and dry

9 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Michael307373

and it gets everywhere...

5 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LillianMaria

This question came right after "The farmers have sand in their shoes."

9 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/alfalfa2
alfalfa2
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The pronunciation sounds like "harina," not "arena."

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Iago
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Can you also just call it tierra if you're not being precise?

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RAMOSRAUL

tierra = soil arena = sand

On a second thought.. if you're not being precise, you could use elefante too :P. If you say Tengo tierra en el ojo I would understand you're almost chocking on it. I always say arena. But grew up by the sea, in a windy place. It was common to get sand in your eyes, but it had to be quite a gale to blow soil in your eyes... as soon as the wind would stop, it would rain... lovely place though.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Linda_from_NJ

¡Qué divertido!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Blas_de_Lezo00
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In Spanish, we also say: "Me ha saltado / salpicado tierra en el ojo".

7 months ago