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Ciudad mas [más] poplada [poblada]

Discussion in 'Spanish-English Vocabulary / Vocabulario Español-Inglés' started by lorenits25, Oct 2, 2009.

  1. lorenits25 Junior Member

    Spanish
    Quiero saber si populous est bien usado

    La Ciudad
    Punta Arenas, capital de la región de Magallanes, es la ciudad más poblada de la Patagonia chilena, y está situada a orillas del Estrecho de Magallanes, en la península de Brunswick.

    The city
    Punta Arenas, is the Capitol of the Magellan's Region, is the most populous city in the Chilean Patagonia, and is located along the Strait of Magellan at the Brunswick Peninsula


    Gracias por la ayuda
     
  2. riscman Senior Member

    Warwick England
    English-English
    Most populous is ok but it sounds a bit pedantic. Biggest is usually taken to mean most populous rather than largest in area. Thus London is the biggest city in England means it has the most people rather than it covers the most area.
     
  3. aztlaniano

    aztlaniano Senior Member

    Lavapiestán, Madrid
    English (Aztlán, US sector)
    riscman tiene razón; si pones "the biggest city" se va a entender "más poblada" igual.
     
  4. MHCKA

    MHCKA Senior Member

    CIUDAD DE MÉXICO
    MÉXICO. ESPAÑOL
    Que la ciudad sea grande (en cuanto a extensión se refiere), no quiere decir necesariamente que sea la más poblada... hay un factor faltante en esa aseveración que es la densidad poblacional, por ello, de entre dos ciudades con idénticas superficies (tamaños), y diferentes densidades poblacionales, la de mayor densidad será la más poblada.
     
  5. aztlaniano

    aztlaniano Senior Member

    Lavapiestán, Madrid
    English (Aztlán, US sector)
    Sin duda alguna, todo lo que pone MHCKA es cierto.
    Pero cuando uno dice "biggest city" se supone, de entrada, que se habla de población.
    Por tanto, se dice que New York is bigger than Los Angeles. Y punto.
    También se puede decir Los Angeles is bigger than New York, pero en este segundo caso se añadiría "in area" o "in square miles".
     
  6. Jacobtm Senior Member

    NY
    English - New York
    I would say most populous city. It probably sounds a bit pedantic, but it's the most concise and accurate way or saying that. If you say "biggest" you risk confusion and misunderstanding.
     
  7. lorenits25 Junior Member

    Spanish
    Thanks a lot
    all of you were very helpfull
    I'll use "the most populous city"

    bye bye :)
     
  8. jajajaja70 Junior Member

    spanish
    Lorenits.

    I live in this beautiful southernmost city called Punta Arenas. For me, you should say .....P. A, the capital of the Magellan region, is the most populated city in chilean patagonia.....

    Hope this is helpful to you.

    Jajajaja.
     

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