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    Default Translation help please!

    I have tried the automatic online translators like google and babelfish and none can translate.
    There is a canyon in the mountains of New Mexico, USA . It is a beautiful place with a stream and wonderful views of the valleys below. It is called Laborcita Canyon. I have asked many local hispanic residents the origin of this word, and nobody will answer. Laborcita is always spoken with a spanish accent, with the trilled "r" sound........ does anyone have any idea what this word means? I do not speak and understand very little Spanish. I always assumed it was a descriptive term decribing the canyon....i also wondered if it should be 2 words "La Borcita" , but it is always written and spoken in English as one word "Laborcita." Thanks for your help!

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    In Spanish, "labor" means "job" or "task," depending on the context. The suffix -ito/a, or -cito/a, if it comes after a consonant, is a diminutive, so in this case "laborcita" would, very literally, mean something like "little task." Taken out of context, it doesn't make much sense, but I'm guessing it must be related to the history of the canyon somehow.

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    That is very mexican and means a cultivation field, an agricultural lot, and obviously here is the case of a small parcel. It is very common name in the country, usually for ranchos. Examples: Labor de San Miguel, Labor de Arriba. The use of this word "Labor" is very appropriate because you need some labor to convert a field into an agricultural field. La Laborcita sounds like a beautiful name and I guess in that cannyon in the past some hispanic settlers have a small agricultural field. I hope this is clear. English is not my native language, so excuse if there is misspellings here.

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    Hi,

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