Translation of land in Spanish:
noun→ Land of my Fathers (Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau)
- 1 uncountable 1.1 (Geography) land reclaimed from the seaover land and seatierra ganada al marwe sighted landpor tierra y por maron dry landdivisamos or avistamos tierraland ho! to know the lie o lay of the landen tierra firmeto see how the land lies to spy out the landsaber qué terreno se pisareconocer el terreno(before noun) (animal/defenses)land forcesde tierraland reclamationfuerzas (feminine plural) terrestres or de tierrareclamación (feminine) de tierrasExample sentences1.2 (ground, property) this is my land
a plot of landestas son mis tierrasesta es mi propiedadland managementun terrenouna parcelaland useadministración (feminine) de fincas1.3 (Agriculture)the landuso (masculine) de la tierrato live off/work on the landla tierrato return to the landvivir de/trabajar la tierrathe exodus from the landvolver al campoel éxodo ruralExample sentences
- The way solar radiation is absorbed by the Earth's surface depends primarily on whether the surface is land or sea.
- There are 26,000 million insects living in every square mile of habitable land on Earth.
- When the Earth is viewed from space on a cloudless day, all that can be seen are the edges of land, sea and icecaps.
- Edna Beard fell in love with the countryside while working the land to feed a nation at war.
- She is a country person who believes in using the products of the land.
- Savory also noted that too much rest was as bad for the land as too much grazing.
- Lumbered with crippling debt, many farmers left the land, paving the way for the corporatization of agriculture.
- The programme, Clarissa and the Countryman, paid homage to the land and its food producers.
- But the growth of population was in the towns, and labourers left the land for the cities.
- 2 countable (country, realm) [literary](kingdom)throughout the landin the land of make-believeen todo el país ( or reino etc)the land of milk and honeyen el mundo de la fantasíato be in the land of Nodel paraíso terrenalto be in the land of the living [humorous]estar dormidoestar haciendo nana or (River Plate area) nono or (Chile) tuto [child language]estar vivito y coleando [humorous]Example sentences
- They are fleeing from the dire economic and social circumstances in their own lands to countries that offer them a better future.
- Publishers would have to take account of the law of every land on Earth.
- As he travelled across the land evangelizing at revival meetings he took the lads with him.
- 1 1.1 (Aerospace, Aviation)(aircraft/spaceship/pilot)(on the moon)(on water)in a few minutes we shall be landing at … airport1.2 (fall) it landed on its sideen breves momentos tomaremos or tocaremos tierra en el aeropuerto de …the ball landed in the pondcayó de ladoto land badly/heavilyla pelota cayó en el estanqueI didn't mean to land on you like this [colloquial]caer mal/pesadamenteno quería caerte así, de improviso or (in Latin America also) de paracaidista [colloquial]Example sentences
- You'd need to create a diversion, by throwing a rock that lands behind them, making a noise and distracting them temporarily.
- He then grabbed my flashlight and threw it so it landed right by my purse.
- I dropped my fork on the glass plate and it landed with a small ‘clank’.
- The aircraft was immediately landed thereafter and the airframe was inspected.
- The crew landed the aircraft without further incident.
- With enemy cavalry approaching, LT McNamara landed his own aircraft under heavy fire.
- 2 (arrive, end up) [colloquial] it probably landed in the binprobablemente haya ido a parar a la basura [colloquial]
- 1 1.1 (from sea)(passengers/troops)(cargo)1.2 (from air)(plane)hacer aterrizar(troops)(supplies)Example sentences
- When the operation settled down, the boats landed some excellent catches at New Plymouth.
- The work will allow boats and barges to land cargo in bad weather because the planned site is sheltered by the reef.
- Free French officers were landed by air and boat to negotiate the port's peaceful transfer, but they received a hostile response as did an advance landing party.
- 2 2.1 (in fishing)(fish)2.2 (win, obtain)sacar del agua(contract)Example sentences
Example sentences2.3 (strike home) [colloquial]
- It was in 1997 that Chris won his first major prize in an open competition by landing the President's Cup and the awards have come thick and fast since then.
- Dermot Weld's feat in landing a second Melbourne Cup is a remarkable achievement.
- He blindsided the competition by landing Wolfgang Reitzle to run the Premier Auto Group.
- In round 1, Donis landed a hard right hook that was his most significant punch of the round.
- It is possible that when the fight statistics are scrutinised that Arias, the Brazilian heavyweight champion, will have a tally of punches landed in single figures.
- Raymond, enraged at being laughed at, charged forward and tried landing the first strike.
- Pat Gannon landed his first Salmon of the season, a nice 10.5 lb fish at the Gannon fishery.
- International golfer Mark O'Meara was one of those to land a summer salmon, when he hooked and landed an 11 lb fish on the 5th.
- Some very good fish have been landed in the past week, with more being hooked and lost.
- 3 (burden) [colloquial]to land somebody
withsomething/somebody, to land something/somebody onsomebodyI got landed with the billendilgarle or encajarle algo/a alguien aalguien [colloquial]he got landed with the kidsme endilgaron or me encajaron la cuenta [colloquial]me hicieron cargar con el muerto [colloquial]I have landed myself with a lot of problemsle endilgaron or le encajaron a los niños [colloquial]he's been landed on us for the weekendme he metido en un montón de problemasnos lo han endilgado or encajado a nosotros para el fin de semana [colloquial]Example sentences
- Good Friday became bad Friday for one group of Chessington residents when they were landed with £320 in parking fines.
- Smith has been landed with ‘extortionate’ water bills - because travellers are taking water from his supply.
- His tip-off to police landed Bailey with a five-year jail sentence when he appeared at York Crown Court.
- 4 (cause to end up) [colloquial]to land somebody
insomethingthat venture finally landed her in prisonto land somebody/oneself in trouble/a messcon aquel negocio fue a parar a la cárcel [colloquial]he is sure to land himself in debtmeter a alguien/meterse en problemas/en un lío [colloquial]now you've landed me in it!seguro que termina endeudado¡ahora sí que me has metido en una buena! [colloquial]Example sentences
- This ambivalence toward their own goals in life can land them in difficult situations.
- That lands you in a really difficult scientific problem.
- It is less about the theatre production and more about the actors, their history and how it landed them in this current situation.
Cultural Note: Land of my Fathers (Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau)
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