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00:36 Jan 24, 2001
English to Spanish translations [PRO]
English term or phrase: swale
"on the swale in front of the house"
Could this be a depression made for drainage of water?
Leota
Spanish translation:See below,
Explanation:
Swale: Moist or marshy depression.
The exact Spanish translation is "paular".
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Ramón Solá
Local time: 11:43
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Explanation:
I haven't found any translation of swale as drainage. All of them gave swale the meaning of swamp.

The Chambers dictionary says: "a shady spot; a sunken or marshy place"

Hope it helps.

Blanca Rodr�guez
Local time: 18:43
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish, Native in GalicianGalician
PRO pts in pair: 23
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Explanation:
First of all, it strongly depends on the rest of the sentence:

SWAMP (literaly)- A HOLLOW OR DEPRESSION ALONG SOMETHING (FOR EXAMPLE A COASTLINE OR HOUSEWALL, IN YOUR CASE) ESPECIALLY ONE IN WET MARSHY GROUND

So, you mihgt want to choose between the following translations:

terreno mojado
charca de agua
zanja de drenaje




    Combination of dictionaries
Davorka Grgic
Local time: 18:43
Native speaker of: Native in CroatianCroatian, Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in pair: 905

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23 hrs
See below,


Explanation:
Swale: Moist or marshy depression.
The exact Spanish translation is "paular".


    Reference: http://eurodic.ip.lu/cgi-bin/edicbin/EuroDicWWW.pl
Ramón Solá
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PRO pts in pair: 3952
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