pasos salvacunetas

English translation: "trench crossings" or "trench passes"

13:54 Feb 23, 2001
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
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Spanish term or phrase: pasos salvacunetas
A text on drainage works. This, I suppose, is some kind of guard for the drainage channels, (or ditches?).

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Linebyline
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Local time: 04:54
English translation:"trench crossings" or "trench passes"
Explanation:
Meaning a passing place or bridge provided across a drainage trench, so that people or vehicles will freely pass across it. Usually the word "paso" means crossing in Spanish, as for instance "paso de vehículos" translated as "vehicle crossing".

Salvacunetas is an interesting compound word, it can be separated into
"Salva" (from the spanish verb "salvar", which means to save, but also to pass across some obstacle)

and "cuneta", which mans ditch or trench.
For example "salvar un precipicio" will translate as "to pass across a cliff"

Good luck, and enjoy your translation!
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naditch or gutter crossings
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na"trench crossings" or "trench passes"
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"trench crossings" or "trench passes"


Explanation:
Meaning a passing place or bridge provided across a drainage trench, so that people or vehicles will freely pass across it. Usually the word "paso" means crossing in Spanish, as for instance "paso de vehículos" translated as "vehicle crossing".

Salvacunetas is an interesting compound word, it can be separated into
"Salva" (from the spanish verb "salvar", which means to save, but also to pass across some obstacle)

and "cuneta", which mans ditch or trench.
For example "salvar un precipicio" will translate as "to pass across a cliff"

Good luck, and enjoy your translation!


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53 mins
ditch or gutter crossings


Explanation:
although I can't really imagine this as a permanent structure (maybe only while works are going on).

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