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alta mar

Translation of alta mar in English:

nombre masculino/masculine noun or nombre femenino/feminine noun

  • el pesquero fue apresado en (el or la) alta mar the trawler was seized on the high sea(s) se hundió cerca de la costa y no en (el or la) alta mar it sank near the coast and not on the open sea o/or not out at sea la flota de alta mar the deep-sea fleet
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