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09:13 Aug 18, 2000
Spanish to English translations [Non-PRO]
Art/Literary
Spanish term or phrase: las vegas
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Summary of answers provided
naLas Vegas
two2tango
nadepends on where you are...Heathcliff
naFertile lowlandsJesús Paredes


  

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11 mins
Fertile lowlands


Explanation:
Flat fertile lowlands generally close to a river. Clave Diccionario del Español Actual, Simon&Schuster

Jesús Paredes
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24 mins
depends on where you are...


Explanation:
In Cuba, "las vegas" are tobacco plantations (and a "veguero" is a tobacco planter or farmer, and also a fine cigar made from a single rolled leaf);

In Chile, they're areas of damp or swampy terrain (with the adjective "vegoso" meaning "damp, humid, or swampy," with reference to land or soil).

In Spain itself, as mentioned above, they are fertile lowlands.

None of which, of course, explains why the name was given to that wide spot in the highway in the middle of the southern Nevada desert...!


    Sinon & Schuster, _International SP<>EN Dictionary_ (2nd ed., 1997)
Heathcliff
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Berni Armstrong
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1 hr
Las Vegas


Explanation:
... unless, of course, you are dealing with the name of the USA city, which should be left untranslated
Regards!

two2tango
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