fez-fez

English translation: fech fech //fes fes

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Spanish term or phrase:fez-fez
English translation:fech fech //fes fes
Entered by: Evelyne Trolley de Prévaux

11:20 Jun 14, 2018
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Geology
Spanish term or phrase: fez-fez
Text originating in Spain. The phrase "fez-fez", also rendered as "fes-fes" in another part of the text, appears in a description of dry river beds in Morocco. Clearly refers to a geological feature.

"Mares de dunas, ríos de arena y fez-fez"

Probably a local arabic name for a specific geological feature. But does anyone know what it refers to?

Best wishes. Sian.
Sian Bowen
United Kingdom
Local time: 15:12
fech fech //fes fes
Explanation:
Fech fech (Arabic: فش فش‎) is a very fine powder caused by the erosion of clay-limestone terrain and it is most commonly found in deserts.[1] It consists of a surface horizon of pulverized soil with low particle cohesion[2] protected under a thin crust. It is not determinable from the surface and can therefore pose a significant transportation hazard acting as a surprise "trap" as the ground collapses beneath a vehicle miring it in a quicksand-like substance.

Fech-fech is classified into two types:[2]

Fech-fech that developed during the Holocene, in lake mud or fluvio-lacustrine sediments.
Fech-fech that developed from shale.
Fech fech is common in the Qattara Depression, making that portion of the Sahara Desert impassable by most vehicles.

Durante muchos días durante la celebración del rally Dakar se va a hablar y mucho del llamado fech fech o fes fes (aunque no se escribe así pero en español ...
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Evelyne Trolley de Prévaux
Mexico
Local time: 07:12
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fech fech //fes fes


Explanation:
Fech fech (Arabic: فش فش‎) is a very fine powder caused by the erosion of clay-limestone terrain and it is most commonly found in deserts.[1] It consists of a surface horizon of pulverized soil with low particle cohesion[2] protected under a thin crust. It is not determinable from the surface and can therefore pose a significant transportation hazard acting as a surprise "trap" as the ground collapses beneath a vehicle miring it in a quicksand-like substance.

Fech-fech is classified into two types:[2]

Fech-fech that developed during the Holocene, in lake mud or fluvio-lacustrine sediments.
Fech-fech that developed from shale.
Fech fech is common in the Qattara Depression, making that portion of the Sahara Desert impassable by most vehicles.

Durante muchos días durante la celebración del rally Dakar se va a hablar y mucho del llamado fech fech o fes fes (aunque no se escribe así pero en español ...


    Reference: http://www.motorvsmotor.com/tag/fes-fes/
Evelyne Trolley de Prévaux
Mexico
Local time: 07:12
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Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench
PRO pts in category: 4
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Asker: Hola Evelyne, that's great, many thanks! Points to follow.....


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agree  Marie Wilson
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