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20:18 May 18, 2003
English to Portuguese translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: Spanish Main
Place where the gold ans silver were loded onto spanish galleons.
Ana Moura
Local time: 19:21
Portuguese translation:América espanhola
Explanation:
ou costa da América espanhola

ou ainda

Caribe / Costa caribenha

Olá, Ana!

Abaixo, a definição de "Spanish Main" do Oxford English Dictionary, com alguns exemplos de uso:

b. Spanish Main, the mainland of America adjacent to the Caribbean Sea, esp. that portion of the coast stretching from the Isthmus of Panama to the mouth of the Orinoco; in later use also, the sea contiguous to this, or the route traversed by the Spanish register ships. Now Hist.
1725 Sloane Jamaica II. 297 This is brought from the Spanish Main, or Continent of America.
1765 Phil. Trans. LV. 50 The portrait of a child born of negro parents upon the Spanish main.
1803 J. Burney Disc. in South Sea i. i. 7 That part of the continent, since known by the names of Terra Firma, and the Spanish Main.
1839 Longfellow Wreck Hesperus iv, Then..spake an old Sailor, Had sailed the Spanish Main.
1890 J. Corbett Drake viii. 110 Cartagena was the capital of the Spanish Main.

Boa sorte e bom trabalho!
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Tania Marques-Cardoso
Brazil
Local time: 15:21
Grading comment
muito obrigada,
Tânia!
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América espanhola


Explanation:
ou costa da América espanhola

ou ainda

Caribe / Costa caribenha

Olá, Ana!

Abaixo, a definição de "Spanish Main" do Oxford English Dictionary, com alguns exemplos de uso:

b. Spanish Main, the mainland of America adjacent to the Caribbean Sea, esp. that portion of the coast stretching from the Isthmus of Panama to the mouth of the Orinoco; in later use also, the sea contiguous to this, or the route traversed by the Spanish register ships. Now Hist.
1725 Sloane Jamaica II. 297 This is brought from the Spanish Main, or Continent of America.
1765 Phil. Trans. LV. 50 The portrait of a child born of negro parents upon the Spanish main.
1803 J. Burney Disc. in South Sea i. i. 7 That part of the continent, since known by the names of Terra Firma, and the Spanish Main.
1839 Longfellow Wreck Hesperus iv, Then..spake an old Sailor, Had sailed the Spanish Main.
1890 J. Corbett Drake viii. 110 Cartagena was the capital of the Spanish Main.

Boa sorte e bom trabalho!


Tania Marques-Cardoso
Brazil
Local time: 15:21
Native speaker of: Native in PortuguesePortuguese
PRO pts in pair: 681
Grading comment
muito obrigada,
Tânia!

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