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14:55 Nov 11, 2001
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering
Spanish term or phrase: canal de concreto
engineering drawing
Felice Cohen
United States
Local time: 04:10
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Summary of answers provided
5 +1concrete channel, ditch or duct, depending on the context.
Robert INGLEDEW
5Concrete channel
Irecu
4concrete sewer; concrete drainage ditch/culvert
Yolanda Broad


  

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concrete channel, ditch or duct, depending on the context.


Explanation:
Duct would be in electrical installations. For hydraulic engineering, channel or ditch. It could also be a concrete irrigation channel. There are many other meanings, depending on the context.

Robert INGLEDEW
Argentina
Local time: 06:10
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in pair: 1940

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agree  Walter Landesman
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Concrete channel


Explanation:
none needed


    Exp. in engineering
Irecu
Local time: 06:10
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in pair: 157
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concrete sewer; concrete drainage ditch/culvert


Explanation:
LGDT has concrete sewer; this would fit with your "earthen (drainage) ditch" (the other term you requested--note my "earthen" qualifier), as both terms would work in the context of drainage systems, which is what this suggests to me. I trust your engineering drawing shows whether the "canal de concreto" is open or closed. If it is covered, it is called a "(concrete) culvert"

Here is what Termium has on culverts:

Subject Field(s)
  – Sewers and Drainage
  – Road Construction
 
culvert Source CORRECT

drainage culvert Source CORRECT
pipe culvert Source CORRECT
channel tube Source

DEF – A closed conduit for the free
passage of surface drainage water under a highway, railroad, canal, or other embankment. Source

DEF – Cylinder of steel used to carry small streams beneath roads


    Reference: http://www.granddictionnaire.com
    Reference: http://www.termium.com
Yolanda Broad
United States
Local time: 04:10
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in pair: 668
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