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English translation: aloe vera

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12:50 May 28, 2000
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Spanish term or phrase: sábila
seems to be some sort of grass planted to protect hillsides in Venezuela

...estimando la protección de taludes con sábila y grama.
Roseanne Gaspari
English translation:aloe vera
Explanation:
This is the translation for "sábila".

It seems strange that they are using aloe vera for protecting hillsides. In Venezuela, we use "agave" for protecting hillsides, not aloe vera. From a distance, both plants look somewhat similar.

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Jesús Paredes
Local time: 12:13
Grading comment
Thanks again for the local expertise.
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Summary of answers provided
naaloe veraJesús Paredes
na...protection of hillsides with iceplant...Heathcliff
naaloe veraAlvin Adams, Jr


  

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19 mins
aloe vera


Explanation:
This name is common all over Latin America.


    Reference: http://www.gotoit.com/titles/aloverti.htm
Alvin Adams, Jr
Local time: 10:13
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in pair: 222
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1 hr
...protection of hillsides with iceplant...


Explanation:
This succlent species is used very commonly as an anti-erosion measure. I grew up with it in the San Francisco (California) Bay Area, where it is the ground-cover of choice, especially in areas where sandy dunes are subject to being shifted by onshore winds. -- HTH, HC

Heathcliff
United States
Local time: 08:13
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
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2 hrs
aloe vera


Explanation:
This is the translation for "sábila".

It seems strange that they are using aloe vera for protecting hillsides. In Venezuela, we use "agave" for protecting hillsides, not aloe vera. From a distance, both plants look somewhat similar.



Jesús Paredes
Local time: 12:13
PRO pts in pair: 151
Grading comment
Thanks again for the local expertise.
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