Translation of river in Spanish:

river

Pronunciation: /ˈrɪvər; ˈrɪvə(r)/

n

  • río (masculine) the Hudson River el río Hudson the River Thames el (río) Támesis by the/a river a la orilla del/de un río up/down river río arriba/abajo rivers of blood/lava [literary/literario] ríos de sangre/lava [literary/literario] to sell sb down the river traicionar a algn (before noun/delante del nombre) [traffic/port] fluvial; [mouth/basin] del río; [fish] de río or de agua dulce
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    • Global warming could devastate lakes, streams, rivers and wetlands throughout the United States.
    • In river valleys, water that seeps from canals and fields provides groundwater that can be pumped for various purposes or the water may return to rivers through streams or creeks.
    • Water can be obtained from streams, rivers, lakes, or underground aquifers, which are used to supply private wells and public drinking water.

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