Ahuehuete

English translation: ahuehuete (Montezuma bald cypress)

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Spanish term or phrase:Ahuehuete
English translation:ahuehuete (Montezuma bald cypress)
Entered by: Paul Roige (X)

08:49 Feb 1, 2001
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Spanish term or phrase: Ahuehuete
could you please give me the correct translation for "ahuehuete" (a large tree common to Mexico) in English?
Connie Castro
ahuehuete (Montezuma bald cypress)
Explanation:
Hello. Can I join the chorus line? The reason I send this is to say that everybody is right. Also to say that you are entitled to keep the name "ahuehuete", too gorgeous a word to be killed by the translator's punctiliousness. This term is also a million times more "american" than any translation you may get into English. You may add a bracketed translation such as any of the terms offered above by colleagues (ie.: Montezuma bald cypress, ...). Notice too that the ahuehuete is also native of South Texas and Guatemala...link 1: "Texas Native Trees: catclaw Acacia, Gregg Acacia, Roemer Acacia, sweet Acacia, twisted Acacia, Ahuehuete Alamo ". Link 2 shows you all the names plus photo and the bracketed term too. Well, happy pickings, good luck to all :-)
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Paul Roige (X)
Spain
Local time: 05:12
Grading comment
I liked the explanation Mr. Roigé provided. My client was happy with the info. Thanks a lot. Connie
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Summary of answers provided
nabaldcypress (true american name)
Albert Golub
naahuehuete (Montezuma bald cypress)
Paul Roige (X)
naMexican cypress
Fausto Navarro de Vicente-Gella
naAhuehué, ahuehuete, Montezuma
Jaime Pedraza
naAhuehuete tree (Mexican cypress type tree)
Elisa Capelão
naMontezuma cypress
Frank Johnson
naAhuehuete = Ahuehuete
comosa


  

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5 mins
Ahuehuete = Ahuehuete


Explanation:
Árbol de la familia de las cupresáceas, originario de América del Norte, de madera semejante a la del ciprés; por su elegancia, se cultiva como planta de jardín.

comosa
Mexico
Local time: 22:12

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Albert Golub
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6 mins
Ahuehuete tree (Mexican cypress type tree)


Explanation:
Its a Mexican tree that resembles a cypress. The name remains untranslated.

To confirm please see the following sites:

Sacred Trees
... only to show what trees and where have been mythologized. Agave. Mexican Tree of
Life. Ahuehuete. Aztec Tree of Life. By climbing it, two people escaped the ...
www2.comco.ne.jp/~canuck/writings/sacred_trees.html

and


MexicanVillas.com regional information on Oaxaca, Mexico.
... pay a visit to the Arbol de Tule or Tule Tree in the village of Santa Maria del Tule.
This giant ahuehuete (that's Mexican cypress to you and me) is said to be ...
mexicanvillas.com/regions/oaxaca.htm

and


BroadcastAmerica.com - World News
... While some other Mexican pilgrimages involve self-flagellation and ... and prayers to
the tree, known locally as an ``ahuehuete,'' which resembles a cypress ...
www.broadcastamerica.com/news/fullstory.cgi?page=romsm&stor...





    see above
Elisa Capelão
Local time: 04:12
Native speaker of: Native in PortuguesePortuguese
PRO pts in pair: 172

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Albert Golub
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8 mins
Montezuma cypress


Explanation:
See http://www.acusd.edu/~alperson/MH8.HTM for a brief description.

I hope that this helps.

Frank Johnson
United States
Local time: 22:12
PRO pts in pair: 71

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10 mins
Ahuehué, ahuehuete, Montezuma


Explanation:
Coniferous tree similar to the cypress.
Apparently there is no other term in English for this tree. I found the reference in Simon & Schuster's International Spanish Dictionary (second edition), English/Spanish,
Spanish/English.


    S&S Intl Spanish Dict.
Jaime Pedraza
Colombia
Local time: 22:12
Native speaker of: Spanish
PRO pts in pair: 32

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Albert Golub
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11 mins
Mexican cypress


Explanation:
According to www.google.com, Ahuehuete, in latin stands for Taxodium mucronatum Ten, otherwise known as the Mexican cypress. In any case, knowing the latin name, you should be able to get a more specific name, if you're not quite convinced with this one.

Fausto Navarro de Vicente-Gella
Spain
Local time: 05:12
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 43

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Albert Golub
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12 mins
baldcypress (true american name)


Explanation:
if you check on hotbot.com entering ahuehuete
you'll find the name of many mexican trees
on the first page, it must be on the third review if my memory is good
hope it helps

Albert Golub
Local time: 05:12
Native speaker of: French
PRO pts in pair: 146

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1 hr
ahuehuete (Montezuma bald cypress)


Explanation:
Hello. Can I join the chorus line? The reason I send this is to say that everybody is right. Also to say that you are entitled to keep the name "ahuehuete", too gorgeous a word to be killed by the translator's punctiliousness. This term is also a million times more "american" than any translation you may get into English. You may add a bracketed translation such as any of the terms offered above by colleagues (ie.: Montezuma bald cypress, ...). Notice too that the ahuehuete is also native of South Texas and Guatemala...link 1: "Texas Native Trees: catclaw Acacia, Gregg Acacia, Roemer Acacia, sweet Acacia, twisted Acacia, Ahuehuete Alamo ". Link 2 shows you all the names plus photo and the bracketed term too. Well, happy pickings, good luck to all :-)



    aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/ornamentals/natives/indexcommon.htm
    Reference: http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/ornamentals/natives/taxod...
Paul Roige (X)
Spain
Local time: 05:12
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish, Native in CatalanCatalan
PRO pts in pair: 442
Grading comment
I liked the explanation Mr. Roigé provided. My client was happy with the info. Thanks a lot. Connie
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