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08:40 Nov 11, 2001
Italian to English translations [Non-PRO]
Italian term or phrase:sierra nevada
I'm participating in an online game. I need to find the meaning of the term "sierra nevada". A friend told me it's in italian. I need it translated in a week.
Explanation: Sierra Nevada is the name of a mountain range, a proper name, which normally should not be translated.
The literal meaning of the *Spanish* is "snowy (or "snow-covered") mountains".
My geographical knowledge 3 years of Spanish
EKM Sweden Local time: 03:57 Native speaker of: Swedish PRO pts in pair: 8
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Sierra Nevada: a USA region
Explanation: Hi There,
I'm unsure if this phrase as used in your on-line game has a meaning particular or not to those game types, but overall, this refers to a mountainous region in the WSW portion of the United States, a proper noun capitalized. Otherwise, the term refers to a Spanish phraseologoy, I believe, rather than of the Italian language.
Explanation: The Sierra Nevada of course would not be translated, and there is another mountain range called the Sawtooth Mountains, but if you need to know the meaning of the name, 'Sierra' means 'sawtoothed'(mountain range), but in Spanish, not Italian (that would be 'seghettato'), while 'Nevada' is Spanish for snowed, snowy.
ex-patriot of California:-)
Maureen Young Italy Local time: 03:57 Native speaker of: English PRO pts in pair: 254