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Spanish Word of the Day: Desfiladero

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Desfiladero

Léxico relacionado con los accidentes geográficos

Spanish Vocabulary Builder 2/20/2009
Word: Desfiladero
(des-fi-la-DE-ro), sustantivo masculino.
English: Narrow gorge, ravine
Etymology: De ladera
Meaning: Paso estrecho entre montañas.
Topic:Léxico relacionado con los accidentes geográficos
Example:

Cuando sueño la Cordillera,
camino por desfiladeros,
y voy oyéndoles, sin tregua,
un silbo casi juramento.

Gabriela Mistral, “Cosas”, De Lagar, Antología de la poesía hispanoamericana contemporánea 1914-1987, Alianza Editorial, pág. 77.

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