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20 feet down an embankement

Discussion in 'Spanish-English Vocabulary / Vocabulario Español-Inglés' started by AJ2018, Sep 3, 2015.

  1. AJ2018 Senior Member

    English
    The phrase I'm trying to put into Spanish that someone was found 20 feet down an embankment.

    This is the context. A woman was in a fight with a man, and he picked her up and threw her down an embankment. When police arrived, they found her 20 feet down an embankment.

    My attempt:

    La encontraron tras haber caido 20 pies por una barrancada / terraplén.

    Look forward to your suggestions.
     
  2. Ferrol Senior Member

    Bilbao
    Spanish.España
    La encontraron 20 pies abajp por un terraplén
     
  3. Doncar

    Doncar Senior Member

    Texas
    Spanish, Spain
    I would say "la encontraron a 20 pies de...".
    Now, the top of a barranco is called la cima, and the top of a terraplén is called la explanada. So if you want to indicate the 20 feet was the distance from the top, you need to be more specific. To me a barranco is a ravine, a natural formation, while a terraplén is manmade.
     
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