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What is(are) the best word(s) to describe a "well pump"

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to say the pump, is it better to say "la bomba" or "el bombeo". La bomba also means the bomb, so I don't want it to be misunderstood. Any suggestions?

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updated AGO 27, 2009
edited by Eddy
posted by alexflyshigh

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Bombeo is the action of pumping like estación de bombeo - "Pumping Station". So the pump would be una bomba and as a well is un pozo, I would say it could be "una bomba para bombear un pozo (de agua)", unless of course they one word for it.

updated AGO 27, 2009
edited by Eddy
posted by Eddy
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And, suddenly, the spanish for fireman (un bombero) makes sense.

  • Hi, what's your profession?
  • I'm a water-pumper (un bombero).

Just being funny. smile

updated AGO 27, 2009
posted by webdunce
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pump

This site tends to use the feminine bomba for all kinds of pumps: bomba de agua

updated AGO 27, 2009
posted by 0074b507
But that´s a general water pump, not specific to a well. - Eddy, AGO 27, 2009
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