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Old November 07, 2018, 06:42 PM
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Ganar terreno al mar

venecia está ganando terreno al mar.
How can I translate this?
Venice is gaining ...............
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Old November 07, 2018, 06:57 PM
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Venice is gaining ground in its battle with rising tides. Is this true?
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And it s gaining ground to the sea?
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This could be translated a couple of other ways, since 'gaining ground' may not be what the author intended.
With a little more context, we might translate it as 'Venice is reclaiming lands from the sea' or 'Venice is extending its lands into/to the sea'.
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or Venice is winning the battle against sea erosion.
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Yes, "reclaiming" is the key word in this regard.

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