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Glossary of Spanish geographical words

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el puente
bridge
ubicar
to be located
someter
to subject
el cazador
hunter
cazar
to hunt
derrotar
to defeat; squander; destroy
el reino
kingdom
apoderarse de
to take possesion of, sieze
la hazaña
deed, exploit, feat
soberano
sovereign
podrido
rotten
poderoso
powerful
la potencia
potency; power; powerful nation
hallar
to find, discover, to find out
hallarse
to be; to fare, to get along
la superficie
surface, area
montañas Rocosas
Rocky Mountains
la altiplanicie
high plateau
la llanura
extensive plain, prairie
el acantilado
cliff
arenoso(a)
sandy
caudaloso(a)
wealthy, abundant
la vertiente
slope, watershed
la cordillera
mountain range
el cordón de tierras
strip of land
la altura
height, altitude
la estación seca
dry season
la estación lluviosa
rainy season
el litoral
coast, shore
el salto de agua
waterfall
la anchura
width; breadth
las cataratas
waterfalls
riega
irrigates
el afluente
tributary
el terremoto
earthquake
la sequía
drought
la inundacion
flood
el enlace
link, bond
la apertura
issue, opening (act)
promover
to promote, to advance
la cumbre
summit, top
No obstante
notwithstanding, nevertheless
afrontar
to face; confront
la etapa
stage, lap (race), period, epoch
la propuesta
proposal, offer
recaer
to fall(upon), to fall again, to relapse
encargar
to entrust, put in charge, recommend, advise
dictaminar
to give an opinion or judgement
dicha
happiness, good luck
entrar en vigor
to become effective (as a law)
constituir
to constitute, form, establish
abatido
depressed
profundidad
depth
la profundidad
depth
pertenecer
to belong, to pertain, to concern
cultos
cultured
el crecimiento
growth, increase
de otro modo
otherwise
por eso
therefore
cultos (adj)
cultured
plebeyo(a)
commoner
el feligrese
parishoner
por ende
hence, therefore
el vestigio
vestige, sign, trace

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