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Instructor:
Mtro. Margarito Jcome Martnez

Alumno:
Prez Zaragoza Gaspar

Xalapa, ver.

English for Construction


Personal Glossary for the construction

Unit 1 and 2
The construction industry and Trades
Word
Trades and training

Translation
Formacin y Oficios

example

Training and trades around the world

Permeabilizing

Permeabilizando

example

my friend is permeabilizing home

Building Inspector

Inspector de
construccin

example

the building inspector hired more staf


Roofer

Techador

example

Harun Rashid is a Roofer

Architect

Arquitecto

example

Juan architect is responsible for designing houses

Crane Operator

Operador de Gra

example

Robert Oneal is the best crane operator in my


company
Plumber

Plomero

example

the plumber and repair the damaged installation


Carpenter

Carpintero

Image

example

the best furniture makes my uncle carpenter

Concrete Finisher

Colador de concreto

example

In the company need three concrete fiishers

Welder

Soldador

example

the welder did a good job

Electrician

Elctrico

example

Martin Pedraza is a Electrician

Glazier

Vidriero

example

Do you like working as a glazier?

Engineer

Ingeniero

example

my son would like to be an engineer

Permeabilizing

Permeabilizando

example

my friend is permeabilizing his home

Pedestrian bridge

Puente Peatonal

example

the pedestrian bridge is in front of the school

Roundabout

Glorieta

example

Xalapa city has three roundabouts

Excavator

Excavadora

example

Xalapa city has three roundabouts

Heating

Calefaccin

Conditioning

Acondicionamiento

Road

Carretera

example

the road leading to sea

Bridge

Puente

example

I 'm waiting for my truck in bridge terminal

Office block

Edificio de Oficinas

example

the earthquake did not destroy the building


block

Craft

Oficio

Masonry

Albaileria

example

the masonry develops worldwide

Bricks and stone

Ladrillos y piedra

example

My house should be of bricks and stone

Wood

Madera

example

Wood is the most expensive materials

Construction site

Sitio de Construccin

example

my company has several construction sites in


the state

Supplier

Proveedor

example

the supplier does not deliver everything that was


requested

Ground floor - First


floor

Planta Baja Primer


piso

House plan

Plano de la Casa

Flyover

Paso elevado

Infrastructure

Infraestructura

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Personal Glossary for the construction

Unit 3
Heavy Equipment
Word
Truck

Translation
Camin

example

Hes parking the truck on the hard standing

Stabiliser

Estabilizador

example

Hes adjusting the stabiliser

Slings

Eslingas

example

Hes attaching the slings to the hook

Hook

Gancho

example

Hes attaching the slings to the hook

Crane

Grua

example

the crane has not submitted fails

has not submitted

No ha presentado

example

the crane has not submitted fails

Towards

Hacia

Image

example

Pull the left lever towards you

Away from

Lejos de

example

Push the left lever away from you

Raise

Superior

example

How do I raise the load and move it to the right?

lower

Inferior

example

How do I lower the load and move it to the left?

Hopper

Tolva

example

Hopper broke down yesterday

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Personal Glossary for the construction

Unit 4
Building supplies
Word
we offer a wide
range

Translation
ofrecemos una amplia
gama

example

we offer a wide range of construction


aggregates
We also stock

Tambin almacenamos

example

We also stock concrete mix

Fittings electrical

Accesorios elctricos

example

they not find the fittings electrical in the hold


of the company

staircase

Escalera

example

the staircase is about to fall

delivery

Entrega

example

We organize delivery tomorrow

customer

cliente

example

delivery customer needs today

drill

taladro

Image

example

drill is on the table

Borrow

Pedir prestado

example

Ca I borrow your drill?

Do you have a
spare?

Tienes que te sobre?

example

Do you have a spare roll of insulating tape in


your toolbox?
tollbox

Caja de herramientas

example

Do you have a spare roll of insulating tape in


your toolbox?

Box of plugs

Caja de enchufes

example

Do you have a spare box of plugs in your


toolbox?

brick

ladrillo

example

the brick is coming to the construction site

Wall tie

Refuerzo de pared

example

it is very necessary to include the tie wall

Felt tape

Cinta de fieltro

example

urgently I need the felt belt

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Personal Glossary for the construction

Unit 5
On site
Word
You cant miss

Translation
No hay pierde

example

You cant miss the entrance to the construction


site

Railway bridge

Puente ferroviario

example

Go under the railway bridge

roundabout

Rotonda

example

Turn left at the roundabout

along

A lo largo

example

along the road

sunny

soleado

example

strange sunny days when we ran on the


waterfront

cloudy

nublado

example

in my village always is cloudy

wind

viento

Image

example

Strong wind blows things away

lightning

Relmpago

example

Lightning can kill

Long delays

Largas demoras

example

We had long delays at the airport in order to


address

mud

lodo

example

the mud surrounding the construction site

sheeting

lminas

example

Why do you need more sheeting?

Main road

Calle principal

example

Go down Mill Street to the main road

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Personal Glossary for the construction

Unit 6
Health and safety
Word
Health and safety

Translation
Salud y seguridad

example

health and safety within the company is the first

Danger Scaffolding
incomplete

peligro andamios
incompletos

example

Were erecting the scaffolding this afternoon

Slippery Surface

Superficie resbaladiza

example

on the third floor this the slippery surface

Caution Overhead
cables

Precaucin Cables
generales

example

there are power cables near the fence

Trip hazard

Peligro de tropiezo

example

on the construction site much trip hazard

Site safety

Seguridad del sitio

example

Site safety in the work place is essential to


continue

Waste

Residuos

Image

example

businesses should be wary of waste generated

Tyre

Neumtico

example

the truck needs new tires

First aid

Primeros auxilios

example

the first aid can save your life

Waste disposal

Deposito de basura

example

learning the waste disposal in the school

gypsum

yeso

example

gypsum products are not as strong

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Personal Glossary for the construction

Unit 7 and 8
The contractors office and
planning ahead
Word
Suggest

Translation
Sugerir

example

I suggest you be more careful

Available

Disponible

example

Chairs are only available today

meeting

Reunin

example

The meeting is tomorrow

Bookkeeper

Contable

example

council

Consejo

example

the council did not address requests for my family

Underground

Subterrneo

example

Says that the project includes a new


underground car

Image

budget

Presupuesto

example

there is not enough money in the budget

deck

Cubierta

example

The deck is above the superstructure

rest

Descansa

example

The superstructure rests on the piers and


aboutments
schedule

Programar

example

Project shedule

Vertical suspenders

Tirantes verticals

example

the deck hangs from vertical suspenders


attached to the main