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"Quagmire" is a noun which is often translated as "el atolladero", and "marsh" is a noun which is often translated as "la ciénaga". Learn more about the difference between "quagmire" and "marsh" below.
quagmire
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (difficult situation)
a. el atolladero
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Before going to war in Iraq, they argued that it wouldn't be another quagmire like Vietnam.Antes de ir a la guerra en Irak, sostuvieron que no sería otro atolladero como Vietnam.
2. (peatland)
a. el cenagal
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The farmer struggled to pull a calf out of a quagmire.El granjero se esforzó por sacar un becerro de un cenagal.
b. el lodazal
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The donkey walked into the quagmire and got stuck.El burro entró en el lodazal y se quedó atascado.
c. el barrizal
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The soldiers marched around the quagmire instead of risking going in and getting stuck.Los soldados marcharon alrededor del barrizal en vez de arriesgarse a entrar y quedarse atascados.
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marsh
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (waterlogged land)
a. la ciénaga
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I saw some deer grazing along the edge of the marsh.Vi unos venados pastando al borde de la ciénaga.
b. el pantano
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Rick hunts ducks in the marshes south of Lake Erie.Rick caza patos en los pantanos que están al sur del lago Erie.
c. la marisma
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(salty water)
The Doñana marshes are popular places to go bird watching.Las marismas de Doñana son un lugar al que mucha gente va a observar aves.
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