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ROBINDESBOIS February 16, 2011 03:16 PM

Landscape
 
How do we use this word and when?
is it well used in this sentence " it´s very important because every landscape has a function to regulate the climate like the amazon reinfotest to global warming."
There is sth in this sentence that I don´t like at all. Can anybody improve it?

AngelicaDeAlquezar February 16, 2011 03:50 PM

I think the word you're looking for is "ecosystem".
"Landscape" is just a scenery, un paisaje.

poli February 16, 2011 06:51 PM

Sometimes landscape is used to mean scenario or hypothetical vision of what is or can be, but as Angela states it usually simply means paisaje.
An example of landscape as scenario is the following: Terrorist attacks are designed to create a landscape of panic throughout a nation.

pinosilano February 17, 2011 03:58 AM

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Originally Posted by poli (Post 105579)
Sometimes landscape is used to mean scenario or hypothetical vision of what is or can be, but as Angela states it usually simply means paisaje.
An example of landscape as scenario is the following: Terrorist attacks are designed to create a landscape of panic throughout a nation.

Could be "panorama" instead of "paisaje" in this example?

Perikles February 17, 2011 04:23 AM

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Originally Posted by poli (Post 105579)
Terrorist attacks are designed to create a landscape of panic throughout a nation.

To be honest, I think that is an abuse of the word, not use. A landscape is a picture depicting inland scenery. It is used elsewhere when somebody can't think of a better word.

poli February 17, 2011 05:59 AM

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Originally Posted by Perikles (Post 105602)
To be honest, I think that is an abuse of the word, not use. A landscape is a picture depicting inland scenery. It is used elsewhere when somebody can't think of a better word.

Now you're creating a different landscape altogether;)
I too prefer the paintings Heade or Bierstadt over a historian's or political analyst's interpretive landscapes.

Pinosolana,
I think panorama which usually means a wide vista can also mean scenario. Example: the panorama changed when the shah was toppled and....

Awaken February 17, 2011 08:19 AM

+1 for "ecosystem"

A better sentence (in my opinion):
"It´s very important because every ecosystem has a function to regulate the climate such as the Amazon Rain Forest with global warming."

AngelicaDeAlquezar February 17, 2011 09:47 AM

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Originally Posted by pinosilano (Post 105599)
Could be "panorama" instead of "paisaje" in this example?

Yes, I think so. "Paisaje" wouldn't work for this, but "los ataques terroristas están hechos para crear un panorama de terror en todo el país" would sound a little too media-like to me, but it would be expressive enough. :)


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