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zona de prestamo

English translation: borrow area

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18:53 May 27, 2000
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering
Spanish term or phrase: zona de prestamo
in the context of highway construction, refers to areas where materials can be extracted and used in the project.

La concesionaria no ha previsto la explotacion de zonas de prestamo...
Roseanne Gaspari
English translation:borrow area
Explanation:
I know this reads like a direct translation, but it is the common term in highway construction. The resulting excavation is called a "borrow pit" or "borrow ditch" if it is on the side of the road.
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naJust to confirm the previous translation:
Yolanda Broad
naborrow areaAlvin Adams, Jr


  

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borrow area


Explanation:
I know this reads like a direct translation, but it is the common term in highway construction. The resulting excavation is called a "borrow pit" or "borrow ditch" if it is on the side of the road.

Alvin Adams, Jr
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52 mins
Just to confirm the previous translation:


Explanation:
You learn something new every day! That's what I most enjoy about translation. Here is what Termium has to say on the subject: English:Road Construction Earthmoving borrow pit s CORRECT
DEF - An excavation outside the limits of a construction, e.g. a road or dam, to provide fill for earthworks. s


    Reference: http://www.termium.com
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