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Spanish term or phrase:Vrs. al
English translation:Varas
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03:06 Feb 14, 2008
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Spanish term or phrase: Vrs. al
Part of an address. Many examples on internet. This particular one is:
"Gimnasio Humberto Méndez 150 Vrs. al Norte"
In another place it says:
"Gimnasio Humberto Méndez 1 1/2 c Norte"
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Local time: 12:18
probably an abbreviation of "varas" which is a unit of length equal to approximately 33 inches

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Local time: 13:18
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Thx, Tom
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4vara = vara (84 cm.)
Taña Dalglish
3 +1Varas

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probably an abbreviation of "varas" which is a unit of length equal to approximately 33 inches

leave "as is" in an address

Local time: 13:18
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 20
Grading comment
Thx, Tom

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agree  Marina Menendez: 'vara' in Spanish and English
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vara = vara (84 cm.)

Here I agree with Tom to leave. Some additional info and links.


Nicaragua - The Nicaraguan Address System
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Nicaragua has a unique address system. In this system, there are no .... Abbreviation, Word, Meaning. c, cuadra, block. vrs / vs, varas, varas (84 cm.) ...
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Deciphering Nicaraguan addresses
Many other words are used in Nicaraguan addresses, especially at the end of the address when the location has to be specified precisely. Words like next to or in front of are often used. Sporadically, buildings have a number which can also be used in the address. Below is a list of the many words used in the addresses, which can help you decipher the Nicaraguan addresses!

Word Meaning Example
cuadra block Rotonda El Güegüense, 2 cuadras arriba
vara vara (84 cm.) Clínica Santa María, 1 cuadra al Sur, 20 varas abajo
Norte north Semáforos de Enitel Villa Fontana, 30 mts al Norte
Este east De la catedral, 1 cuadra al Este, 1/2 cuadra al Sur
Sur south De la Parroquia, 3 1/2 cuadras al Sur
Oeste west Plaza Inter, 1 cuadra al Sur, 1 cuadra al Oeste
al lago toward the lake Casa de los Mejia Godoy, 1 cuadra al lago
arriba east Parque Darío, 1/2 cuadra arriba
abajo west Del Reloj, 1 cuadra abajo
esquina corner Esquina Sureste del Parque Central
carretera highway Km 19 Carretera a Ticuantepe
parque park Parque Sandino, 500 varas al Este
puente bridge Puente León 2 cuadras abajo
semáforos traffic lights Semáforos del Zumen, 50 varas al Sur
contiguo a next to Pista Juan Pablo II, contiguo a Union Fenosa
frente a in front of De la Subasta 10 vrs al lago, frente a Café Soluble
entrada entrance Entrada a reparto Cailagua, 20 varas al Sur
de donde fue... there where was... De donde fue el cine Cabrera 1 cuadra al Norte
iglesia church Frente a Iglesie Santa Ana
calle street Calle Principal de San Juan del Sur
costado side Costado oeste del parque central
barrio (often poor) district Barrio San Judas, Los Cocos, 3 cuadras arriba
escuela school Contiguo a Escuela Salvador Mendiet

Note added at 26 mins (2008-02-14 03:32:39 GMT)

Vrs. = varas

Note added at 30 mins (2008-02-14 03:36:56 GMT)


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