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11:00 Mar 18, 2002
Portuguese to English translations [Non-PRO]
Science
Portuguese term or phrase: caatinga
type of brazilian vegetation
Andrea Maia
Brazil
Local time: 07:14
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Summary of answers provided
5leave it this way
Rafa Lombardino
4 +1caatinga (scrub)
Sidnei Arruda
4 +1scrub
Daniel Marcus
4 +1stunted sparse forest/brushwood
Fiona N�voa
4tundra / semi desert / arrid plain
Theodore Fink
4caatinga
Fernando Muela
4a cactus plant - also called the "white forest" where there are plenty and their wite flowers bloom
swisstell


  

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11 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
a cactus plant - also called the "white forest" where there are plenty and their wite flowers bloom


Explanation:
in the North of Brasil
ref. been there

swisstell
Italy
Local time: 12:14
Native speaker of: German
PRO pts in pair: 193

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Ligia Dias Costa
25 mins
  -> thank you, Antionio!

disagree  airmailrpl: 'caatinga' is an area of underveloped vegetation due to lack of rainfall
5 hrs
  -> your probably right, airmailrpl, in the sense that the arid areas' only vegetation are those catci - but according to the question, Andrea was asking for the vegetation
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12 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +1
stunted sparse forest/brushwood


Explanation:
ref. Novo Michaelis, vol. II, 41ª edição

Fiona N�voa
Portugal
Local time: 11:14
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 259

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agree  Enza Longo: or a forest of dwarfed knotty trees;
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24 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
caatinga


Explanation:
I think it's better no to translate this word. You can explain the meaning of caatinga.
Good luck!

"Caatinga is an Indian term meaning "white forest" which describes the appearance of leafless forest in the dry season. It is a deciduous, thorny thicket well adapted to the unpredictable rains and arid conditions of the interior of northeastern Brazil."

http://www.nybg.org/bsci/res/bahia/Caatinga.html



    Reference: http://www.nybg.org/bsci/res/bahia/Caatinga.html
Fernando Muela
Spain
Local time: 12:14
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in pair: 52
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2 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +1
scrub


Explanation:
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Daniel Marcus
United Kingdom
Local time: 11:14
PRO pts in pair: 136

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Paulo Celestino Guimaraes
13 days
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3 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +1
caatinga (scrub)


Explanation:
Encontrei este termo em várias referências apresentadas pelo Google.

Exemplos:

Link 1:
"Semi-arid CAATINGA (thorn scrub) vegetation occupies nearly 50% of Northeast Brazil, a region that covers nine states and is roughly two-thirds the size of Western Europe."

Link 2:
"The CAATINGA, or scrub forest, typical of much of the sertao. Photo courtesy of the Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatistica."


    Reference: http://www.rbgkew.org.uk/peopleplants/handbook/handbook1/res...
    Reference: http://www.library.ubc.ca/ereserve/geog395/chapter5.html
Sidnei Arruda
Brazil
Local time: 07:14
Native speaker of: Native in PortuguesePortuguese
PRO pts in pair: 28

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agree  airmailrpl
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8 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5
leave it this way


Explanation:
http://www.ecosolidariedade.com.br/eng/caatinga.htm

Rafa Lombardino
United States
Local time: 03:14
Native speaker of: Native in PortuguesePortuguese, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 137
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10 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
tundra / semi desert / arrid plain


Explanation:
The caatinga is actually very similar to the tundra.

Theodore Fink
Local time: 06:14
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in PortuguesePortuguese
PRO pts in pair: 337
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