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encerrar las vacas en sus establos

Discussion in 'Spanish-English Vocabulary / Vocabulario Español-Inglés' started by MISIONERY, Nov 24, 2009.

  1. MISIONERY Senior Member

    Bogota-Colombia
    spanish-Colombia
    How could I write this sentence in English correctly: Me gusta encerrar las vacas en sus establos: I love locking in the cattle in their barns.
    Thank you very much for your help.
     
  2. krometor

    krometor Senior Member

    Colombia
    Spanish
    I like shutting the cows in their (cow) shed.
     
  3. MISIONERY Senior Member

    Bogota-Colombia
    spanish-Colombia
    what do you think about this attempt?: I love gathering up cattle.
    thank you very much.
     
  4. aurilla Senior Member

    Puerto Rico
    Am Eng/PR Spanish
    I like putting the cows in the barn / the stables.
     
  5. MISIONERY Senior Member

    Bogota-Colombia
    spanish-Colombia
    . Thank you very much but I would like to hear what you think about my attempt: I love gathering up cattle.
     
  6. Me Again Senior Member

    English -American
    Doesn't work. You can "round up" cattle, but you can't "gather them up" because they won't fit in your hands.

    I love putting the cattle back in the barn.

    P.S. I wouldn't use the word "stables." This word is strongly associated with horses. I believe "cowshed" (one word!) is the appropriate terminology, but I think it's primarily used by the people who actually work with cows rather than people like me, who only smell them from afar. ;)
     
    Last edited: Nov 25, 2009
  7. MISIONERY Senior Member

    Bogota-Colombia
    spanish-Colombia
    . Thank you very much. Your explanation was very important to me.
     
  8. riscman Senior Member

    Warwick England
    English-English
    I agree with Misionery about stables. You could use "stalls" if you are driving the cattle in for milking.

    - I enjoy putting the cattle into their stalls -
     
  9. Me Again Senior Member

    English -American
    This is good, too!
     

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