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Practivistas Dominicana/vocabulary

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These are words specifically related to Appropriate Technology that the students of the Practivistas Chiapas, Parras and Dominicana programs found useful. See the Renewable Energy Dictionary for words directly related to renewable energy.

Vocabulary[edit]

Words relating to appropriate technology or construction.

English Spanish
5 gallon water jug Botellon
Activated Carbon Carbón Activado
Adiabatic Adiabatico
Aligator clips Gancho aligator
Aluminum Alumínio
Agua Water
Appropriate Technology Technologia Apropiada
Architect Arquitecto
Arena Sand
Ash Ceniza
Available Energy Energía disponible
Awl Lezna
Aquaponics Systems Sistemas aquaponicas
Barello Wire Barello Alambre
Bamboo Bambu
Barbed wire Alambre de púas
Beam (construction) Viga
Bearings Cajas de bolas
Bilingual Bilingüe
Blowtorch Soplete
Bolt & nut Perno y tuerca
Brick Ladrillo
Broom Escoba
Cast Iron Hierro Fundido
Cement Cemento
Cement mixer Mezcladora/ hormigonera
Ceramic Cerámico
Chain Saw Sierra de cadena
Charge Carga
Charge Controller Controlador de carga
Chicken wire Malla Metálica
Chicken wire (DR) Malla de Gallinero
Climate change Cambio climático
Clamp Abrazadera
Clay Arcilla
Coal Carbón
Compost Abono
Composting Toilet Baños ecológicos
Camaraderie El compañerismo
Cooperative El ejido
Construction Construcción
Carbon Dioxide Dióxido de carbono
Crowbar Palanca
Current Corriente
Diffuser Difusor
Dig Cavar
Dog perro
Dowel Taquete
Drill Taladro
Dynamic Pressure Presión Dinámica
Drill Bit Broca
Embodied Energy Energía gris (more common), energía cautiva
Energy Energia
Engineer Ingeniero/Ingeniera
Entropy Entropía
Environmental engineering Ingeniería ambiental / Ingenieria del Medio ambiente
Environmental science Sciencia del Medio ambiente
Epoxy Resin Resina Epoxídica
Fertilizer Abono
Filtration Filtración
Finishing coat Repello
Flow Corriente
Foot Pie
Greenhouse Invernadero
Gutter Canaleta/Canalon
Gully, ravine La quebrada
Hack Saw Hackear Sierra
Hammer Martillo
Head Caída
Head Altura
Heat Calor
Heat Transfer Transferencia de calor
Inch Pulgada
Install Instalar
Inverter Inversor
Knife Cuchillo
Leak Escape
Level Nivel
Light Bulb Bombillo
Lightning Arrester Relámpago Pararrayos
Lime powder Cal
Literature Review Revisión de la Literatura
Load carga
Mace (Mallet) Mazo
Metal Metal
Meter Metro
Micro-hydro Mini-hidráulica
Multimeter Multímetro
Nail Clavo
Nature Naturaleza
Newspaper Periodico
Organic Organico
Outlet Enchufe
Permaculture Permacultura
Permit El trámite
Photovoltaic Fotovoltaica
Pickaxe Pico, picota
Pipe Tuberia
Plant Plantar
Plaster (verb) Empañentar
Plaster (noun) Yeso
Plastic extruder Extrusora de plástico
Pliers Alicate
Powerhouse Central Eléctrica
Protective gloves guantes de protección
Purify Purificar
Rain Water Agua De Lluvia
Rebar Varilla
Renewable energy Energía renovable
Reuse Reutilización
Resistance Resistencia
Rock Roca
Sack Costal (not costale!)
Saw Serrucho
Saw Dust Aserrín de madera
Sand Arena
Scale Escala
Screw Tornillo
Screwdriver Destornillador (...de cruz = Phillips head)
Silicone Silicona
Slope Cuesta
Sledge Hammer Lodos Martello, almádena
Solar Cell Celda Solar
Straight Edge Borde Recto
Straw Paja
Sun Sol
Shovel Pala
Sift
Colar/Cerner
Soldering Gun Maquina de soldal
Square Cuadrar
Steel Acero
Stream El arroyo
Sulfur Azufre
Sustainability Sostenibilidad
Tape Measure Cinta de Medir
Tire (or rubber) Goma
Tests Pruebas
Trowel Plana
Trowel (rectangular, metal, smoothing) Llana
Truss Armadura, Entremado
Viscous Viscoso
Voltage Voltaje
Volume Volumen
Wall (free standing) El Muro
Washer Arandela
Waste water treatment Tratamiento de aguas residuales
Water Agua
Water bottle building Ecoladrillo
Water storage tanks Tinaco
Watts Vatios
Weathering Desgaste
Weir Presa
Welding Soldando
Wheelbarrow Carretilla
Wind Energy Energía Eólica
Wire (Electrical) Alambres
Wood Madera
Work Boots botas de trabajo

Dominicanismos[edit]

Relevant Dominican words:

Spanish English
Dime a ver What's up?
Galleta Cookie/Slap in the face
Un Chin A little bit of something
Que lo que? What's up?
Un Nuevo Try again, do it again
Yala/ Tato OK

Phrases[edit]

Useful spanish phrases:

English Spanish
Can you bring me the Usted puede traer el
Do you need anything? ¿Necesitas algo?
Can I help you? Te puedo ayudar?
Could you help me? Puedes ayudarme?
Where can I get... Dondé puedo consegir?
Look out! Cuidado!
pass me (Insert word) please Pásame(---)por favor
How do you make(---)? ¿Cómo se hace(Insert word)?
What do you think? ¿Que Piensas?

Instructions[edit]

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