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Barranco

Paisaje rural andaluz II

Spanish Vocabulary Builder 7/30/2002
Word: Barranco
(ba-RRAN-co), sustantivo masculino
English: dell, narrow valley
Etymology: De origen desconocido.
Meaning: 1. Despeñadero, precipicio.
2. Hendidura profunda que hacen en la tierra las corrientes de agua.
Topic:Paisaje rural andaluz II
Example:

“La carretera se ciñe al borde del barranco y, a la vuelta de una curva, se asoma sobre los lavaderos de la empresa y el pueblo de Rodalquilar”

Juan Goytisolo, Campos de Níjar

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