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alberca - feminine noun (la) - swimming pool. Look up alberca in the dictionary

Mucha gente nada en las albercas pero yo creo que el agua no está muy limpia.
A lot of people swim in swimming pools but I don't think the water is very clean.
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Old September 12, 2008, 05:50 AM
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Alberca is apparently only used in Mexico. I know this as la piscina.
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In Spain, swimming pool is piscina.
Alberca is more like a water reservoir, for farming uses. Like a little artificial lake
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En Mexico se entiende tres palabras: alberca, balneario y piscina. La más usada es alberca, seguida por balneario y después piscina . ¿Usan balneario en españa?

También en Mexico wading pool is chapoteadero. How do you say that in other areas?
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Creo que se dice piscina para niños.
Some wading pools are not for kids (like the ones around a statue in the village square). Those are called estanques or fuentes.

Reflecting pond = estanque espejo
Reflecting pool = piscina espejo or espejo de agua
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Creo que se dice piscina para niños.
Some wading pools are not for kids (like the ones around a statue in the village square). Those are called estanques or fuentes.

Reflecting pond = estanque espejo
Reflecting pool = piscina espejo or espejo de agua
Una piscina de niños en mi 'tierra' se llama paddling pool.
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Una piscina de niños en mi 'tierra' se llama paddling pool.
Sí, así se dicen al otro lado del charco. Aquí se dice kiddie pool, también.
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Sí, así se dicen al otro lado del charco. Aquí se dice kiddie pool, también.
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Jajajaja, all you commentaries about of the swimming pool are very fun, and about the other meaning called kiddie pool is more pretty and very cute.
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In spain
piscina: swimming pool
alberca: water reservoir
balneario: health resort (in the beach or in the mountains, with water)
piscina para niños/piscina infantil: kiddie pool/paddling pool
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