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17:25 Mar 14, 2002
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering / Building Materials / Methods
Spanish term or phrase: tierra amasada
This is one of those typical Catalan country houses made of compacted earth. But is there a more technical term for this?

"está construido básicamente con tapia (tierra amasada y rebozada para adquirir mayor resistencia)
Berni Armstrong
Local time: 15:38

Summary of answers provided
4 +2terracota
Dr. Chrys Chrystello



23 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +2

terracota or clay house

Dr. Chrys Chrystello
Local time: 13:38
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in PortuguesePortuguese
PRO pts in pair: 20
Grading comment
Not a hard, semifired, waterproof ceramic. Wall material?

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Robert INGLEDEW: Your answer makes sense. Yes, they are uncooked bricks made of clay.
1 hr

neutral  Eva Malkki: terracotta is spelled with two Ts
17 hrs

agree  two2tango
163 days
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Comment: Not a hard, semifired, waterproof ceramic. Wall material?

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