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11:58 Aug 13, 2000
Spanish to English translations [Non-PRO]
Spanish term or phrase: barrera muerta
Contect: Excavation - these are some kind of barriers to keep the earth from contaminating the nearby lake. Does anyone know the exact term for this?

Establecer barreras muertas
Rgaspari
United States
Local time: 05:00
English translation:See below
Explanation:
"barrera viva" is a barrier (or dam or berm, etc.) made with living things--trees, bushes, plants, etc.
"barrera muerta" is a barrier made of inanimate things--dirt, stone, etc.
A "barrera mixta" is made with both. See the URL for a discussion.
Suerte.
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Robert Anderson
Local time: 06:00
Grading comment
Sure enough, barrera viva turned up on the next page. Your explanation fit the bill.

Many thanks!

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Summary of answers provided
naA dike.
Luis Luis
naleveeMegdalina
naTo establish retention walls
Baruch Avidar
naSee belowRobert Anderson


  

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1 hr
See below


Explanation:
"barrera viva" is a barrier (or dam or berm, etc.) made with living things--trees, bushes, plants, etc.
"barrera muerta" is a barrier made of inanimate things--dirt, stone, etc.
A "barrera mixta" is made with both. See the URL for a discussion.
Suerte.


    Reference: http://www.google.com/search?q=cache:www.cied.org.pe/terraza...
Robert Anderson
Local time: 06:00
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 229
Grading comment
Sure enough, barrera viva turned up on the next page. Your explanation fit the bill.

Many thanks!

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Berni Armstrong

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1 hr
To establish retention walls


Explanation:
Good luck!


    Reference: http://www.babylon.com
Baruch Avidar
Israel
Local time: 15:00
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in pair: 92

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Berni Armstrong

Heathcliff
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1 hr
levee


Explanation:
You could also say retaining wall but levee is the correct terminology.
Hope this helps! Suerte!

Megdalina
PRO pts in pair: 79

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Heathcliff
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8 hrs
A dike.


Explanation:
An earth and stone barrier.


Adios. Suerte.
Luis M. Luis

Luis Luis
United States
Local time: 07:00
Native speaker of: Native in PortuguesePortuguese
PRO pts in pair: 171
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