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23:18 Aug 20, 2001
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Bus/Financial - Business/Commerce (general)
Spanish term or phrase: arroyo
'Arroyo Blanco Estates' in TC Boyle's 'The Tortilla Curtain'
Brett
English translation:Not to translate
Explanation:
Seems to be the name of a residential area. Might be better not to translate to "Residenciales Arroyo Blanco"

Luis
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Dito
Local time: 08:22
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Summary of answers provided
na +7Not to translate
Dito
na +1Don't translatexxxNLRC
nastream or brookPaul Stevens
nacreektransbc


  

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4 mins
creek


Explanation:
arroyo blanco-white creek

transbc
Specializes in field

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
disagree  xxxNLRC: An arroyo is usually dry.
9 hrs
  -> creek: a natural stream of water normally smaller than and often tributary to a river. stream:a body of running water.

agree  Jose Arnoldo Rodriguez-Carrington: An arroyo is usually dry in English, but in SPanish, an aroyo is a small stream
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3 hrs
stream or brook


Explanation:
Does this help?

Paul Stevens
Local time: 08:22
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Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 21

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
disagree  xxxNLRC: An arroyo is usually dry.
6 hrs

agree  Jose Arnoldo Rodriguez-Carrington: Both words are correct. An arroyo may be usually dry whern used in English, but in Spanish iti s precisely these words.
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4 hrs peer agreement (net): +7
Not to translate


Explanation:
Seems to be the name of a residential area. Might be better not to translate to "Residenciales Arroyo Blanco"

Luis

Dito
Local time: 08:22
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in category: 4
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Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Gabriela Tenenbaum
1 hr

agree  lcmolinari: the fact that you already have the spanish name with 'estates' indicates it shouldn't be translated
2 hrs

agree  xxxNLRC: Especially since the Spanish-speakers will, hopefully, know what an arroyo is.
4 hrs

agree  Jose Arnoldo Rodriguez-Carrington
6 hrs

agree  mónica alfonso
7 hrs

agree  Nikki Graham
11 hrs

agree  Lafuente: you are correct!!
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9 hrs peer agreement (net): +1
Don't translate


Explanation:
Brett,

I agree with Paul's answer, but thought you might like some info on what an arroyo actually is, as it might give you some insight into this peice. An arroyo is a gully, usually in the desert or very dry regions of the American South West, created by flash floods. It is usually dry (therefore it is not a creek), but will fill up quickly with water. It is steep, hard to get out of, and locals would never think to get inside one. They are considered dangerous and children are told never to play in one - you never know when a flash flood might come. Hope that helps.

xxxNLRC

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  davidfw: The term is not translated in Am. Eng. necessarily.
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Feb 5, 2006 - Changes made by Fuad Yahya:
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Feb 5, 2006 - Changes made by Fuad Yahya:
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