francotirador and el zapador

English translation: sniper and sapper

17:12 Sep 11, 2000
Spanish to English translations [Non-PRO]
Spanish term or phrase: francotirador and el zapador
These two words are on my military patches.
Ryan Walker
English translation:sniper and sapper
Explanation:
I believe a francotirador is a sniper (sharpshooter) and zapador a sapper (a demolition expert)
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terri
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Local time: 17:02
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Summary of answers provided
nasniper (UK) sharpshooter (US) sapper
Aborigen
naSniper and trench excavator
Jesús Paredes
nafrancotirador=sniper; zapador=sapper, person who diffuses mines
TranProZ
nasniper and sapper
terri


  

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13 mins
sniper and sapper


Explanation:
I believe a francotirador is a sniper (sharpshooter) and zapador a sapper (a demolition expert)

terri
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Local time: 17:02
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17 mins
francotirador=sniper; zapador=sapper, person who diffuses mines


Explanation:
I hope the above helps. These are taken from on-line and more convential sort of dictionary (too!).


    Reference: http://www.christiantech.com/cgi-bin/webster.cgi?search_for_...
    Reference: http://www.onelook.com
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Local time: 23:02

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2 hrs
Sniper and trench excavator


Explanation:
Francotirador= Sniper
Zapador=Sapper, trench excavator......Polytechnic Dictionary, F. Beigbeder.

Jesús Paredes
Local time: 18:02
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1 day 6 hrs
sniper (UK) sharpshooter (US) sapper


Explanation:
franco = hidden, undercover.
tirador = shooter.

Aborigen
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