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12:18 Apr 25, 2001
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Spanish term or phrase: relieve irregular
description of land
Local time: 05:18

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narugged terrainRocky
narugged landlengualabs
naIrregular soil
Ricardo Galarza
nairregular relief
Cynthia Brals-Rud
naIrregular relief or Irregular terrain
Ruby Valdez
nauneven ground/terrainKatya
nauneven ground/lansdcape
Isabel Peralta



6 mins
uneven ground/lansdcape

Depending on the context, I would choose between ground (describing land, also "terrain"), or landscape, if you are describing it in a more general point of view, as a sight or something like that.

Isabel Peralta
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Irregular relief or Irregular terrain

An irregular terrain of swamps and bluffs, punctuated by rocky outcroppings, made the land between Fifth and Eighth avenues and 59th and 106th streets undesirable for private development.

    Reference: http://www.centralpark.org/history/history.html
    Diccionario Politecnico de las Lenguas Espanola e Inglesa from F. Beigbeder
Ruby Valdez
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uneven ground/terrain

I hope this helps.


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irregular relief

Aquí van enlaces:

... RELIEF. This zone presents an irregular relief with heights ranging ... sea level. This
relief is mainly represented by ... Isohyets. Edaphology. Land use and Vegetation. ...
www.conabio.gob.mx/hp/hp_ingles/huracan_s.pl?listamapas=rom... - 18k - In cache - Gelijkwaardige pagina's

Continental Shelf
Click Here. ... zone between freshwater runoff from land and the more saline ... sediment
deposits that cover irregular relief features. These deposits slope ...
www.tpub.com/weather3/1-26.htm - 15k - In cache - Gelijkwaardige pagina's

Podocarpus National Park
... abundant. The area presents a very irregular relief, formed by folds with torrential
rivers ... of a mix of low land species with those found higher in ...
www.arcoiris.org.ec/ingles/areasprot/podocarpus.html -

Speleology in the Red Land of Misiones Argentina
... Grupo Espeleológico Argentino Estudio y ... in a landscape dominated by an irregular
relief and vertical cliffs which ... known as the Red Land, is one of the ...
www.servicenet.com.ar/mpetter/gea/mnes-rlm.htm - 15k - In cache - Gelijkwaardige pagina's

    Reference: http://www.tpub.com/weather3/1-26.htm
    Reference: http://www.servicenet.com.ar/mpetter/gea/mnes-rlm.htm
Cynthia Brals-Rud
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5 hrs
Irregular soil

Es verdad que los diccionarios bilingues de la Simon & Schuster's y de Larousse ambos dan a "relief" como primera opción al término en castellano relieve. Pero en inglés la palabra "relief" está tan sumamente identificada con su acepción más extendida (alivio) que confundiría a cualquier angloparlante. Por tal motivo, yo me inclinaría por " irregular soil".
Ten en cuenta que el New Shorter Oxford recién da la definición de relieve para la palabra "relief" en la tercera acepción de la segunda entrada y en la primera entrada (la que da la acepción de alivio) tiene unas 50 acepciones subsiguientes, todas antes que relieve.
Nunca he visto la palabra relief (en alusión a relieve) en un texto de geografía en inglés, ni en los documentales de la National Geographic ni del Discovery Chanel. Siempre he oido hablar de "soil": "irregular soil", "elevated soil", "variations in elevations of the soil", etc.

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1 day 48 mins
rugged terrain

rugged terrain

así suena bien

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2 days 6 hrs
rugged land

this is probably a more literary description

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