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el paraje (pah-rrah'-heh)

noun ( spot, place, area; residence; disposition, condition )

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1. Madagascar es un paraje insólito.

Madagascar is a very unusual place.

2. Los aves de colores vivos del paraje atraen muchos ornitólogos.

The colorful birds of the area attract lots of bird-watchers.

Idioms:

1. El paraje natural

A protected nature reserve

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  • Thank you Rac for the time and effort you contribute to this site. - Nilda-Ballar May 31, 2012 flag
  • Buenas noches Annie. Gracias por ser un moderador y gracias a Carlos por correciones:) - Ranman May 31, 2012 flag
  • Gracias Nilda. You are a dear friend to me.:) - rac1 May 31, 2012 flag
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  • Thanks so much Rac! - martha-sd May 31, 2012 flag

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Para llegar a la casa de mi abuela en el campo y disfrutar de un paraje verde y boscoso primero teníamos que cruzar un camino tenebroso como el de la foto. Para mi era como entrar en otra dimensión.

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To come to my grandmother's house in the country and enjoy a place with grass and forest, we first had to cross a tenebrous road like this in the picture. For me it was like enter in the twilight zone.

  • wow. - -cae- May 31, 2012 flag
  • I've never heard the word tenebrous, although I'm sure it exists. I might use the word obscure. We don't have a really great word for the scene above that I know of. "For me it was like entering in...." The twilight zone is normally a scary place. - katydew May 31, 2012 flag
  • Very impressive! - Silvia_Tcher May 31, 2012 flag
  • wow !! - iana01 May 31, 2012 flag
  • Cool! - rac1 May 31, 2012 flag
6 Vote

El paraje alrededor de mi casa es hermoso.

The landscape around my house is beautiful.

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Some places are ideal to go hiking and just relax everyday cares

Algunos parajes son ideales para hacer senderismo y relajarte de las precupaciones de todos los días.

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  • It looks a bit dangerous. ;) - iana01 May 31, 2012 flag
  • Totalmente de acuerdo contigo iana01 !!! - Paiper May 31, 2012 flag
  • "Some places are ideal to go hiking and just relax from everyday cares." - rac1 May 31, 2012 flag
  • gracias rac1 !! - Paiper May 31, 2012 flag
  • "Some places are ideal to go hiking and just relax *from* everyday cares/concerns - (preocupaciones*) typo* - sinsonte May 31, 2012 flag
5 Vote

Cuando viajamos en motos usamos unos parajes para descansar un poco.

When we travel by motorcycle, we use a few spots to relax a little.

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  • Hola Noetol. Quiero comentarte que "paraje" viene a significar algo así como "paisaje", por lo que "detenerse en un paisaje" (si no estás en un museo viendo pinturas) suena raro. - -cae- May 31, 2012 flag
  • Great photo, Noe! I feel like traveling by motocycle right now!:) - Silvia_Tcher May 31, 2012 flag
  • Wow, Noetol!!! Me gusta esta imagen mucho!!!! :)) - iana01 May 31, 2012 flag
  • Thanks for the explanation, Cae. It would seem many of the responders are confused on this word if it really means "landscape". - Noetol May 31, 2012 flag
  • Nice bikes! - rac1 May 31, 2012 flag
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Hawai es mi paraje favorito del mundo.

Hawaii is my favorite spot on Earth.

  • I love it there too.:) - rac1 May 31, 2012 flag
  • Sí, es un buen lugar. - Noetol May 31, 2012 flag
  • Wow. Es un paisaje espectacular. - -cae- May 31, 2012 flag
  • Es un paraje estupendo! - Silvia_Tcher May 31, 2012 flag
4 Vote

Para mí, el paraje más precioso es donde están las personas importantes en mi vida.

For me, the most precious spot is wherever the important people in my life are.

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I love the finger friends pictures. (Oops, is that abusing the word "love"?) wink

  • No, silly, lol. I love them too. - rac1 May 31, 2012 flag
  • Good, Annie. They just look so happy, and I like their pink cheeks. :) - GraceM May 31, 2012 flag
  • You're so cute Grace! Love your friends! - Nilda-Ballar May 31, 2012 flag
  • "... el paraje más precioso es..." (precioso = bonito/bello/hermoso, preciado = valioso) - -cae- May 31, 2012 flag
  • Mu gustan mucho la frase y la imagen, Grace! - Silvia_Tcher May 31, 2012 flag
4 Vote

Any spot can be a spot for a couple in love.

First try: Alguno paraje puede estar un paraje para una pareja enamorada.

Correction: Cualquier ubicación puede ser un paraje [hermoso] para una pareja enamorada.

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  • Paraje and pareja use the same letters with only two of them switched. Thanks for bringing that to my attention. :) - GraceM May 31, 2012 flag
  • Very clever Joyce. - Nilda-Ballar May 31, 2012 flag
  • "Cualquier ubicación puede ser un paraje [hermoso] para una pareja enamorada". - -cae- May 31, 2012 flag
  • Make sure you have internet so you can still post on SD! - katydew May 31, 2012 flag
4 Vote

Gracias a Carlos:

Hay pequeños parajes que me encanta visitar durante los fines de semana sólo para escapar de la gran ciudad.

There are small places that I love to visit during the weekends, just to escape from the big city.

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There is a great spot for relaxing and thinking on my balcony.

Hay un gran paraje para relajarse y pensar en mi terraza.

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  • Fantastic place, Katy! I love balconies and spend a lot of time there. When I have time of course.:) - Silvia_Tcher May 31, 2012 flag
  • The picture is really great. :)) - iana01 May 31, 2012 flag
  • It's a beautiful place Katy! - rac1 May 31, 2012 flag
  • If this really was my view, it would be great. - katydew May 31, 2012 flag
  • "... para relajarse y pensar en..." - -cae- May 31, 2012 flag
4 Vote

Donde el sol es brillante,

la hierba es verde,

y el maíz es de dorado,

esta paraje está en mi corazón,

puedo descansar por un rato,

entre los campos de oro.


Where the sun is shining,

the grass is green,

and the corn is golden ,

this place is in my heart,

among the fields of gold.

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  • Beautiful words and picture Ray!:) - rac1 May 31, 2012 flag
  • Very peaceful, Ray! - Noetol May 31, 2012 flag
  • Amazing.. - Silvia_Tcher May 31, 2012 flag
  • "Donde el sol es brillante... la hierba es verde... y el maiz es dorado... este lugar/paraje está en mi corazón... entre los campos de oro" - -cae- May 31, 2012 flag
  • Than you to all , it is very gratifying to be accepted thus. - ray76 Jun 1, 2012 flag
3 Vote

Tenemos algunos visitantes importantes de otros parajes que vienen a vernos este próximo fin de semana.

We have some important out of town guests that are coming to see us this coming weekend.

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  • Nilda, conoces a algunas personas importantes! - GraceM May 31, 2012 flag
  • Wow, for real? - rac1 May 31, 2012 flag
  • You guys are funny! I couldn't use the photo I wanted because my computer is being fixed. So when I ran across this picture of the Pope, I figured, what the heck, he would make a good visitor. - Nilda-Ballar May 31, 2012 flag
  • Fine. =) - -cae- May 31, 2012 flag
3 Vote

A veces sólo quiero dejar todo lo que tengo, construir una cabaña en algun paraje idílico y remoto y vivir ahí completamente solo.

Sometimes I just want to leave everything, go build a cabin on some idyllic spot in the middle of nowhere, and live there all by myself.

cottage

2 Vote

Encina aislada en un paraje de Huecas (Toledo).
Encina isolated in an area of ​​Hollow (Toledo).
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  • "Encina is".. - rac1 May 31, 2012 flag
2 Vote

La pequeña aldea Foncebadon es un paraje desierto en el Camino de Santiago.

The small village Foncebadon is a deserted spot on the Camino de Santiago.

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  • Parece un lugar en el que uno podría meditar sobre la soledad. - -cae- May 31, 2012 flag
  • Very deserted.:) - rac1 May 31, 2012 flag
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El año pasado descubrí la 'piscina en mi patio de atrás': a cinco minutos de mi casa hay un paraje idílico para nadar, tomar el sol, ...
Qué vergüenza que le tomó al mi ayuntamiento más de 20 años liberar esta área de criminales, drogadictos y otra chusma.

Last year I discovered the "swimming pool in my backyard": within 5 minutes from my home there is an idyllic reserve for swimming, sunbathing, ...
What a shame that it took my city council well over 20 years to free this area from criminals, drug addicts and other rabble!

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  • Very idyllic indeed! - Silvia_Tcher May 31, 2012 flag
  • I have a park + swimming pool in 'my frontyard' too ;-))) - mcl020 May 31, 2012 flag
  • I like it! - rac1 May 31, 2012 flag
  • "[...]: a cinco minutos de mi casa hay...", "que le tomó al ayundamiento [de mi localidad] más de 20 años liberar esta área de..." - -cae- May 31, 2012 flag
  • ooops, did I do anything right??? ;-))) Thanks cae for the corrections and Silvia and rac1 for comments - mcl020 Jun 1, 2012 flag
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