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Spanish to English translations [PRO] Transport / Transportation / Shipping
Spanish term or phrase:ripiado (in this context)
Not sure how to classify this one to get it to the right people, so I hope that someone out there can help!
The extract comes from an insurance preliminary loss report involving a forest fire:
"Otra de las variables que se debe considerar en la planificación del aprovechamiento de los bosques quemados es la factibilidad de acceso para poder extraer la madera cosechada, dado que en los meses lluviosos los caminos mojados no permiten el tránsito de los camiones, salvo que los caminos se encuentren ripiados, lo que supone un muy alto costo".
I have found "gritted", but that doesn't really seem right. Any help greatly appreciated.
Apologies for posting this. I actually misread the second use of "caminos" as "camiones" so I was trying to work out why the lorries would be "ripiados"!!! Sorry for wasting your time - the penny has just dropped.
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Explanation: ripio is guijarro according to RAE, guijarro is cobble according to Collins.
2. m. Cascajo o fragmentos de ladrillos, piedras y otros materiales de obra de albañilería desechados o quebrados, que se utiliza para rellenar huecos de paredes o pisos.
3. m. guijarro.
patricia scott Spain Local time: 16:16 Works in field Native speaker of: English PRO pts in category: 8