HomeQ&AHow do you say "a lot of the ropes"?

How do you say "a lot of the ropes"?

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Quiero decir "We had to change the mast and replace a lot of the ropes".

¿Como se dice "A lot of the ropes"?

¿"Muchas de las cuerdas", o "Muchas cuerdas"?

¡Gracias!

James

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updated FEB 2, 2010
posted by jlavery

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muchas de las cuerdas.

updated FEB 1, 2010
posted by zinc55
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replace a lot of the ropes

Your nautical friends would probably take exception to your use of "ropes". In a nautical context, "lines", "sheets", "halyards" would be much better.(I have no idea how to make these distinctions in Spanish but I suspect that Spanish speaking seafarers have their own specialized vocabulary.)

updated FEB 2, 2010
posted by samdie
Give me solutions, not problems! ;-) I agree - as a former professional sailor, I'm fully conversant with the technical terms, but for my intermediate oral exam, I decided to keep things simple for now! - jlavery, FEB 2, 2010
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