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Translation of escala in English:

nombre femenino/feminine noun

  • 3 (escalafón) la escala social the social scale
  • 5 [Aviación/Aviation] [Náutica/Nautical] stopover tras una escala de tres horas en Atenas after a three-hour stopover in Athens hicimos/el avión hizó escala en Roma we/the plane stopped over in Rome un vuelo sin escalas a direct flight la primera escala será Tánger the first port of call will be Tangiers


    escala técnica

    • refueling (inglés norteamericano/American English) o/or (inglés británico/British English) refuelling stop el aparato tuvo que hacer una escala técnica en París the plane had to make a refueling stop o/or to stop for refueling in Paris

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