Translation of land in Spanish:


tierra, n.

Pronunciation: /land//lænd/


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    • 1.1Geography

      tierra feminine
      (defenses/animal) (before noun) de tierra
      (animal/defenses) (before noun) terrestre
      land reclaimed from the sea tierra ganada al mar
      • over land and sea por tierra y por mar
      • we sighted land divisamos / avistamos tierra
      • on dry land en tierra firme
      • land ho! ¡tierra a la vista!
      • to know the lie / lay of the land saber qué terreno se pisa
      • to see how the land lies (test reaction) tantear el terreno
      • to spy out the land reconocer el terreno
      • land forces fuerzas terrestres / de tierra
      • land reclamation reclamación de tierras
      • The ecosystem, both on land and in the water, depends heavily upon the activity of bacteria.
      • Then imagine that you and your buddy are alone, with no sight of land, nor any surface cover!
      • Never dump oil in the water, on land or in the trash; fines can be in the thousands!
      • The way solar radiation is absorbed by the Earth's surface depends primarily on whether the surface is land or sea.
      • When the Earth is viewed from space on a cloudless day, all that can be seen are the edges of land, sea and icecaps.
      • It was May, and the island was a meeting place for breeding animals, both in the water and on land.
      • After the wave comes the trough, where the sea level drops below normal and the water dumped on land pours back to the sea.
      • Seismic waves are detected by instruments known as geophones when used on land or hydrophones in water.
      • For while adult amphibians usually live on land, their soft eggs must be laid in the water.
      • There are 26,000 million insects living in every square mile of habitable land on Earth.
      • Movements in water are slower than movements on land due to water resistance.
      • We're amphibians, living part of our lives in the water and part on land.
      • If the mine came down on land instead of water, it was supposed to go off seventeen seconds later.
      • When he did, he noticed that the dam was built half on land and half on water.
      • The guns can be fired from the vehicle on land or water, or can be dismounted and used in a normal fashion.
      • Equally at home in water or on land, the Newfoundland was large enough to pull in a drowning man or to break the ice to retrieve him.
      • The melting of sea ice and glaciers on land make surface waters fresher than they are now.
      • A fortnight ago, 800,000 square kilometres of land were under water across the region.
      • As happy in the water as on land, this breed is a fearless swimmer, and is most useful for hunting wild fowl.
      • A car that can drive on land, sail on water and fly through the air will be unveiled next month.
      • What allows the eel catfish to flourish there is its elongated body and ability to feed on both land and water.

    • 1.2(ground, property)

      tierra feminine
      this is my land esta es mi propiedad
      • a plot of land un terreno
      • land management administración de fincas
      • land use uso de la tierra

    • 1.3

      the land la tierra
      • to live off/work on the land vivir de/trabajar la tierra
      • to return to the land volver al campo
      • the exodus from the land el éxodo rural
      • Those giving up farming often retain their attachment to the land by keeping their forestry as an investment.
      • But the growth of population was in the towns, and labourers left the land for the cities.
      • The Hebridean way of life is bound inextricably to the land.
      • It's no coincidence that the majority of those born on the land in the past 20 years want nothing to do with it.
      • As southern cotton growers reduced production in return for federal payments, tenant farmers were driven from the land.
      • In both cases, these local leaders play a key role in what happens on the land, including farm land.
      • The programme, Clarissa and the Countryman, paid homage to the land and its food producers.
      • Raised in the rural ethos of Mayo, he grew up with an attachment to the land.
      • For millions of poor peasants, it will mean being driven off the land by cheap agricultural imports.
      • While Betsy and Mack spoke of working the land, Leah and Ana talked of different things.
      • But should we not remember who it was who broke the land and tilled the soil?
      • Dung and bedding, along with all other crop residues, are returned to the land to replenish soil nutrients.
      • So did the early Indo Europeans till the land and possess wheeled vehicles?
      • Edna Beard fell in love with the countryside while working the land to feed a nation at war.
      • Savory also noted that too much rest was as bad for the land as too much grazing.
      • She is a country person who believes in using the products of the land.
      • German Mennonites settle the area, cultivate the land and build the infrastructure.
      • Lumbered with crippling debt, many farmers left the land, paving the way for the corporatization of agriculture.

  • 2literary

    (country, realm)
    país masculine
    nación feminine
    (kingdom) reino masculine
    throughout the land en todo el país (/ reino etc. )
    • in the land of make-believe en el mundo de la fantasía
    • the land of milk and honey el paraíso terrenal
    • to be in the land of Nod estar haciendo nono
    • to be in the land of the living estar vivito y coleando
    • They are fleeing from the dire economic and social circumstances in their own lands to countries that offer them a better future.
    • After establishing himself as an artist in his native land, he decided to immigrate to the United States.
    • The reasons for his sudden emergence as a real power in the land were essentially political.
    • Today, the rich bottom land of the Misssissippi is under water and no foreign land has sent a dollar to help.
    • We made a lot of wonderful friends, saw some beautiful countryside in lands far away, and experienced some incredible receptions along the way.
    • The first series proved unmissable with six weeks of first class original music from some of the best bands in the land.
    • It has been the land of mighty empires, a powerful trading nation rich in culture and civilisation.
    • After all, it's America that is the young country, the republic, the land of informality and classlessness.
    • Sailors traveling to exotic foreign lands began to collect tattoos as souvenirs of their journeys.
    • As he travelled across the land evangelizing at revival meetings he took the lads with him.
    • Publishers would have to take account of the law of every land on Earth.
    • Naturally air conditioned by windtowers which catch the breezes then funnel them below, the Souk is a great marketplace in which to examine products from countless lands.
    • Every time one sells or buys a product made from the abuse of others in the so-called Third World nations or their lands makes them guilty of immoral gains.
    • To think of the dads, grandads and brothers who fought in the war to protect our land from Nazis to then see them emerging behind a political party.
    • To understand this answer we must study the philosophy of the history of the world, especially in reference to political geography - the various lands and countries.
    • You won't find a better dance ensemble this side of that imaginary line that separates the US from the wild and beautiful lands and music to its south.
    • Philip Gailey ends his article with a wish for a country he regards as ‘one of the most beautiful and hospitable lands on the planet’.
    • You might be under the impression that, for such a beautiful land, they've been blessed with a truly ugly language.
    • Although women could work in slums or in the back country of foreign lands, national suffrage would surely permanently soil them.
    • During her teens, Samerjan was introduced to unusual fabrics from exotic lands by her father, a successful textile manufacturer.

intransitive verb

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    Aerospace Aviation
    (spaceship/aircraft/pilot) aterrizar
    (on the moon) alunizar
    (on water) acuatizar
    (on sea) amarizar
    (on sea) amerizar
    (on sea) amarar
    in a few minutes we shall be landing at ... airport en breves momentos tomaremos / tocaremos tierra en el aeropuerto de ...
  • 2

    it landed on its side cayó de lado
    • the ball landed in the pond la pelota cayó en el estanque
    • to land badly/heavily caer mal/pesadamente
    • I didn't mean to land on you like this no quería caerte así, de improviso
  • 3informal

    (arrive, end up)
    ir a parar informal
    it probably landed in the bin probablemente haya ido a parar a la basura informal
  • 4

    (ship) atracar
    (traveler/troops) desembarcar

transitive verb

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    (from sea)
    (troops/passengers) desembarcar
    (cargo) descargar
  • 2

    (from air)
    (plane) hacer aterrizar
    (troops) desembarcar
    (supplies) descargar
  • 3

    (in fishing)
    (fish) sacar del agua
  • 4

    (win, obtain)
    (contract) conseguir
    (husband/job) conseguir
    (job/husband) pescar informal
  • 5informal

    (strike home)
    (punch) asestar
    (punch) zampar informal
    (punch) encajar informal
    (goal) colocar
    (goal) meter
  • 6informal

    to land sb with sth/sb, to land sth/sb on sb endilgarle / encajarle algo/a algn a algn informal
    • I got landed with the bill me endilgaron / me encajaron la cuenta
    • he got landed with the kids le endilgaron / le encajaron a los niños
    • I have landed myself with a lot of problems me he metido en un montón de problemas
    • he's been landed on us for the weekend nos lo han endilgado / encajado a nosotros para el fin de semana
  • 7informal

    (cause to end up)
    to land sb in sth
    • that venture finally landed her in prison con aquel negocio fue a parar a la cárcel
    • to land sb/oneself in trouble/a mess meter a algn/meterse en problemas/en un lío
    • he is sure to land himself in debt seguro que termina endeudado
    • now you've landed me in it! ¡ahora sí que me has metido en una buena!