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Spanish translation: canto rodado

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21:23 Mar 18, 2001
English to Spanish translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering
English term or phrase: boulders
particle size classification of sand
corinna
Mexico
Local time: 04:46
Spanish translation:canto rodado
Explanation:
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Alejandra Villarroel
Chile
Local time: 07:46
Grading comment
Ich glaube, das ist es. Danke!
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Summary of answers provided
nacanto, roca
Patricia Lutteral
nacanto rodado
Alejandra Villarroel
naPeña y/o roca
Bruno Magne
naSee below,
Ramón Solá


  

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26 mins
See below,


Explanation:
I wouldn't call them sand particles, but rather rock particles of 1 or l- and-a-half-inch dimensions. It's name in Spanish is "canto". Remember the old saying "cerrado a cal y canto"? Well, it refers to than kind of rock particles...


    Reference: http://eurodic.ip.lu/cgi-bin/edicbin/EuroDicWWW.pl
Ramón Solá
Local time: 04:46
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31 mins
Peña y/o roca


Explanation:
Hola

Una peña es una roca muy grande

Cordialmente
Bruno Magne

peña. Una roca grande. Una peña puede ser más grande que una persona.



    Reference: http://www.harcourtschool.com/glossary/science/define_spn/gr...
Bruno Magne
Local time: 08:46
Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench, Native in PortuguesePortuguese
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1 hr
canto rodado


Explanation:
Aaaassssssss


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Alejandra Villarroel
Chile
Local time: 07:46
Native speaker of: Spanish
PRO pts in pair: 428
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Ich glaube, das ist es. Danke!
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6 hrs
canto, roca


Explanation:
I agree with Mongo. Here's the definition, hope it helps:
Boulder. A rock fragment, usually rounded by weathering or abrasion, with an average dimension of 12 inches or more: will not pass a 12-inch screen. A rock which is too heavy to be lifted readily by hand. http://www.usbr.gov/cdams/glossary.html#boulder

Best regards,

Patricia

Patricia Lutteral
Argentina
Local time: 07:46
Native speaker of: Spanish
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