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English translation: fortress

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Spanish term or phrase:antemural
English translation:fortress
Entered by: Cecilia Coopman, M.A. in Translation
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06:56 May 10, 2001
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Spanish term or phrase: Antemural
El reinado de Carlos III había llegado a la conclusión de que Cuba, por
su tamaño, su posición geográfica (era llamada Llave del Nuevo Mundo y
Antemural de las Indias),
Cecilia Coopman, M.A. in Translation
United Kingdom
Local time: 15:16
fortress
Explanation:
The word is used in the general meaning of 'defense', 'defence fortifications' or 'protection' in general.
Perhaps, the most suitable translation would be something like 'guard post'.
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Oleg Rudavin
Ukraine
Local time: 17:16
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Summary of answers provided
naForewall or Outer Wall
Isabel Peralta
nabulwark of the Indies
Parrot
nafortress
Oleg Rudavin


  

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19 mins
fortress


Explanation:
The word is used in the general meaning of 'defense', 'defence fortifications' or 'protection' in general.
Perhaps, the most suitable translation would be something like 'guard post'.
Best luck

Oleg Rudavin
Ukraine
Local time: 17:16
Native speaker of: Native in RussianRussian, Native in UkrainianUkrainian
PRO pts in pair: 27
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3 hrs
bulwark of the Indies


Explanation:
Antemural is natural (such as mountains). Moliner gives "defensa natural formada por una montaña; baluarte o defensa moral).
The more common word for man-made defenses is "Antemuro" (fortresses).


    Moliner
Parrot
Spain
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6 hrs
Forewall or Outer Wall


Explanation:
OK, Forewall does not exist in current English. Antemural is not current either but both would be understood perfectly well by native speakers of both languages. I wouldn't use Fortress to translate this, it doesn't seem to imply the same, the original doesn't really say Fortificacion, Fuerte, Fortaleza or anything similar. But you are who has to choose!

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Isabel Peralta
Spain
Local time: 16:16
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