sheer bulk

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11:01 May 14, 2018
English to Spanish translations [PRO]
Livestock / Animal Husbandry / equinos
English term or phrase: sheer bulk
Anaesthesia in the field
It will often be appropriate, or even necessary, to carry out anaesthesia in the field.
While donkeys lack the sheer bulk of horses, they can still go down quickly and with force.
Bárbara Hammerle López-Francos
Local time: 22:16

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4Carecen del grueso de ...
Marcela Trezza
3 +1la corpulencia / el bulto/peso [pura/puro]
Neil Ashby



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la corpulencia / el bulto/peso [pura/puro]

I don't know if you really need to include "pura", just "corpulencia/peso" will suffice.

It might be better to rewrite it a bit:
"Mientras que los burros no pesan tanto como los caballos, aún caigan rápido y con fuerza."

Neil Ashby
Local time: 22:16
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Asker: ¡Gracias, Sara!

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agree  Sara Fairen: Yo usaría "corpulencia": Aunque los burros carecen de/no tienen la corpulencia de los caballos... Cualquier adjetivo (gran, enorme) sería redundante
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Carecen del grueso de ...

Los burros carecen del grueso de los caballos.

Marcela Trezza
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