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Cinturón industrial

Discussion in 'Spanish-English Vocabulary / Vocabulario Español-Inglés' started by Melina, Apr 11, 2008.

  1. Melina Senior Member

    Buenos Aires
    Argentina
    Hi, people, any help on this one?

    "Para ese momento, las afueras de la ciudad habían conformado el primer cinturón industrial"

    "By that time, the outskirts of the city had formed the first industrial belt"

    I´ve googled "industrial belt" and it doesn´t fit the meaning I´m looking for, but according to Merriam-webster:

    BELT = an area characterized by some distinctive feature (as of culture, habitation, geology, or life forms); especially : one suited to a particular crop <the corn belt

    so then it´d work... Maybe a native can give me some clue?

    :)
     
  2. Lagartija

    Lagartija Senior Member

    Western Massachusetts
    English, USA
    Yes, the sentence is perfect! The industrial belt of the United States was in the Midwest. The media renamed it the "Rust belt" when many of the factories closed and the jobs moved overseas.
    An industrial belt would be an area with factories and other industrial facilities (warehouses, etc.) and could be near any city.
     
  3. Melina Senior Member

    Buenos Aires
    Argentina
    Thanks Lagartija, you´re always so helpful!!! Have a nice weekend...

    :)
     
  4. Lagartija

    Lagartija Senior Member

    Western Massachusetts
    English, USA
    You are quite welcome! Que tengas un buen fin de semana. :)
     

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