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    hormigón, the one with rocks, used for structural works or pavements; mortero de cemento, cal, etc, the one with any kind of cement and sand for bricklaying or plastering

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tobin Bell View Post
    "The concrete is dry" or "The concrete is too dry" - in the building-trade. I searched some dictionaries but there are many synonyms for both words, I have no clue if the simple workers use "concreto" or "hormigón" for concrete. Also "dry" has a lot of synonyms in spanish.

    Could someone help me out on this one please?

    Thanks in advance.
    the correct term for CONCRETE is CONCRETO, the word HORMIGON , is a defferent thing.

    the word DRY, can omly mean SECO, VERY DRY, is another thing.

    greetings,

    juan jaime gutierrez

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    Juan: Sorry, but I must disagree with you.

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    Diccionario de la lengua española | Edición del Tricentenario
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    hormigón1
    De hormigo 'gachas de harina'.
    1. m. Material que resulta de la mezcla de agua, arena, grava y cemento o cal, y que, al fraguar, adquiere más resistencia.

    Material that results from a mixture of water, sand, gravel y cemento.... that is the recipe for concrete
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    Del ingl. concrete.
    1. m. Am. hormigón (‖ mezcla de agua, arena, grava y cemento).

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    P.S. There is a difference between cement and concrete. Cement is the powdery substance that acts as the "glue" in the concrete mixture. It will harden if mixed with water but does not have the strength and resistance of concrete. The sand and gravel (aggregate) mixed with cement and the right amount of water provide the finished concrete product which is usually re-inforced with iron rods (rebar) or a metal mesh for added strength. (I just poured a concrete foundation for an addition to my house)
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    Default Re: How do spanish people say...

    Quote Originally Posted by aleCcowaN View Post
    hormigón, the one with rocks, used for structural works or pavements; mortero de cemento, cal, etc, the one with any kind of cement and sand for bricklaying or plastering
    You are right. Cement is not the same as Hormigón. Hormigón is the final mix of the cement plus sand, rocks and water. H25 - H22 - H20 etc

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