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A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
a. topographical ignorance
La ignorancia topográfica del ingeniero se hizo evidente a mitad del proyecto.The engineer’s topographical ignorance became apparent halfway through the project.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Su ignorancia topográfica lo había dejado en una situación precaria, y él lo sabía.His unfamiliarity with the area had left him in a precarious situation, and he knew it.
Dada mi ignorancia topográfica, saqué un mapa del área para no perderme.Since I didn't know the lay of the land, I took out a map so I wouldn't get lost.
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