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20:59 Jan 19, 2004
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Tourism & Travel / tourism
Spanish term or phrase: amparan
las aguas del lago Buenos Aires, compartido con Chile, amparan a Los Antiguos, pueblo que ocupa un hermoso valle y que debe su nombre a los ancianos tehuelches que pasaban sus últimos años allí.
DanielaRLo
Local time: 04:18
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Summary of answers provided
5 +1Harborcebice
5,cubremaria Estrada
5<shelter>
Sabina La Habana Reyes
4 +1lap against the shore
Nikki Graham
4 +1protect
Hardy Moreno
4to shelter or to give shelter to
Hardy Moreno


  

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2 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
to shelter or to give shelter to


Explanation:
shelter or give shelter to"Los Antiguos"...

Hardy Moreno
Local time: 02:18
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in SpanishSpanish
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8 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +1
protect


Explanation:
protect

Hardy Moreno
Local time: 02:18
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agree  Gabriel Aramburo Siegert
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23 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5 peer agreement (net): +1
Harbor


Explanation:

The waters of Buenos Aires Lake, shared with Chile, harbor Los Antiguos...

cebice
United States
Local time: 02:18
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish

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agree  nothing
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48 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +1
lap against the shore


Explanation:
Obviously amparar doesn't mean the above, but I've tried to think of something to use in the situation I think the author is describing. I also thought of harbour, but that usually means something IN the water, which this town is obviously not. And I personally don't think that protect or shelter really works here. The valley can protect or shelter the town, but not the water in the lake (IMHO).

This option, or others like it, will also depend on how you approach these texts. I'm in the habit of not translating these things very literally.

Nikki Graham
United Kingdom
Local time: 08:18
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agree  Stuart Allsop
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2 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5
<shelter>


Explanation:
simplemente me parece describir linda esta situación geológica porque Los Antiguos parece estar "sheltered"; "protected" me suena demasiado duro.

Sabina La Habana Reyes
Local time: 09:18
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,cubre


Explanation:
amparar means in some way protect a nd i don´t think it´s the idea of the writer.the geografhic situation is like that and the writer is discribing in some way how it covers a Loa Antiguoas why amparar why protect'

maria Estrada
Argentina
Local time: 04:18
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