Quick answer
"Wetland" is a noun which is often translated as "el humedal", and "marsh" is a noun which is often translated as "la ciénaga". Learn more about the difference between "wetland" and "marsh" below.
wetland
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (type of environment)
a. el humedal
(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).
Wetlands provide an important habitat for birds and other fauna, and they're protected under European law.Los humedales constituyen un hábitat importante para aves y otra fauna, y están protegidos por las leyes europeas.
b. la zona pantanosa
(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).
Here in the wetland, you'll find many rare plant species.Aquí en la zona pantanosa, se encuentran muchas especies de plantas poco comunes.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
2. (relating to wetlands)
a. de humedal
It's an important site for wetland plants and birds.Se trata de un emplazamiento importante para las plantas y aves de humedal.
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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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