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zapata y arranque de pila; cuerpo de pila y cabeza

English translation: pile/piling footing OR shoe; p. base; p. body; p. head

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08:45 May 28, 2000
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering
Spanish term or phrase: zapata y arranque de pila; cuerpo de pila y cabeza
List of things that need to be done in building a viaduct.
Previous item is: perforacion, hincado, e inyección [drilling, driving, injection?]. Followed by
zapata y arranque de pila;
cuerpo de pila y cabezal
wendy griswold inc
English translation:pile/piling footing OR shoe; p. base; p. body; p. head
Explanation:
From definitions I can find in Termium and in the Oxford-Duden Spanish-English dict., while there is such a thing as a pile shoe, I kind of get the impression that you are being asked to back-translate from English. That is, I simply can't find any use for "pila" related to bridge construction, but the rest of the context points to piles/pilings. As to the ambiguity of **footing** vs **shoe**: a pile **shoe** is a point at the end of a piling, used to drive a piling, in marine piling-driving operations whereas a pile **footing** is a part of the pile itself, for structures such as bridges. I would go with **footing**, since the rest of the context involves other parts of a piling. In English, piles are **driven** (by **pile drivers**); "cabezal" in construction is **head**.
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Yolanda Broad
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Local time: 23:40
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napile/piling footing OR shoe; p. base; p. body; p. head
Yolanda Broad


  

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pile/piling footing OR shoe; p. base; p. body; p. head


Explanation:
From definitions I can find in Termium and in the Oxford-Duden Spanish-English dict., while there is such a thing as a pile shoe, I kind of get the impression that you are being asked to back-translate from English. That is, I simply can't find any use for "pila" related to bridge construction, but the rest of the context points to piles/pilings. As to the ambiguity of **footing** vs **shoe**: a pile **shoe** is a point at the end of a piling, used to drive a piling, in marine piling-driving operations whereas a pile **footing** is a part of the pile itself, for structures such as bridges. I would go with **footing**, since the rest of the context involves other parts of a piling. In English, piles are **driven** (by **pile drivers**); "cabezal" in construction is **head**.


    Reference: http://www.termium.com
    The Oxford-Duden Spanish and English Dictionary
Yolanda Broad
United States
Local time: 23:40
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in pair: 668
Grading comment
Very helpful and really paid attention to my context.
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