In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(not soiled)(dressing/face) limpioare your hands clean? — ¿tienes las manos limpias?
- she wiped the table clean — limpió la mesa
- the dog licked the bone clean — el perro lamió el hueso hasta dejarlo limpio
- Blot the stain with a clean cloth, and then pour enough club soda on the stain to saturate the fabric.
- In this job you can choose which car is brought to your house on a Monday morning, fully insured, brimful with free petrol and spotlessly clean.
- There was dirt under the usually clean fingernails.
- Sometimes a brand new blank videotape of high quality will scrub the head chips clean.
- Be sure the bottom of the tub is clean and free of any soap residue.
- When I replace the clean cutlery after washing up, there's always some already there to give me clues about where stuff lives.
- The stick will come out perfectly clean if the cake is cooked.
- But once you emerged from the darkness of the cellar with a tub of clean wash and started hanging on the line, this was for all the world to see.
- Plastic should be reasonably clean and free of debris, such as twine and netting.
- Will kicked off his boots and changed to something clean and washed his face.
- The 18th-century mind preferred homely dirt and the occasional clean shirt to the terrors of cold water or the deep ocean.
- The transfer is very clean, but the cinematography is average '70s horror.
- I thought I'd keep it on while I ate thereby saving myself some time before work - time which is usually spent putting on a clean top/blouse.
- And every room was spotlessly clean, without odour or any sort of smell.
- Let it sit for 3 minutes and blot with a clean cloth or tissue.
- The writer was looking refreshed in a clean blouse and slacks.
- They sat on the edge of the low shelf which served as a bench, scrubbed and washed and dressed in clean tunics.
- The source print seems to have been quite clean and free of dirt and damage, resulting in likely the best transfer you'll ever see.
- Wrap the burned area with a dry, sterile dressing or a clean cloth.
- Strain through clean, sterile muslin cloth and then drip through coffee filter paper.
- You take the clean clothes, the soft-soled shoes and the paper with the details of the interview.
- When she came over to the bed she saw that her clothes were not only neatly folded, but they were washed and clean as well.
- Fill your sink with suds, mop away then rinse with a clean towel.
- The architecture sometimes feels a bit stark and soulless, but it's clean and dust free.
- Washed and with clean clothes and a hot hotel meal inside me, I felt like a new person.
- He never tried to pull her hair or toss her skirt over her head or get dirt on her nice clean clothes.
- The film is surprisingly clean and free of dirt or scratches, and colors are vibrant and rich.
- The water ran down her face and left a clean streak through the dirt and grime on her.
- Everyone was polite to a fault, and the place was spotlessly clean.
- She took out her clean uniform, washed and pressed, and packed it in her grey backpack.
- I rinse my hair and grab a clean towel from a nearby towel rack.
- As an adult she kept her homes immaculately clean, tidying, changing beds and scrubbing surfaces every day.
- Drain the parsley, wrap in a clean tea towel and gently squeeze dry.
- Make certain your barrel is clean and free of oil or dirt.
- The town centre is so clean, free of traffic, filled with hanging baskets.
- She opened a drawer of the vanity, finding inside clean rags to wash her face with.
- Upon being hired, each janitor was given one shirt to wear at work, often a used one, and was responsible for washing and keeping it clean.
1.2(of habits)(person/animal) limpio
- By these means, the virtuous mother could mold an unspoiled, respectful, neat, and clean child.
- It was all good clean fun and a day many of the little people will cherish long after their Santa days.
- Our girls are clean and healthy.
- Never has such potentially raunchy role-playing seemed like such good clean fun.
- They are by nature fastidiously clean and typically free from body odour and parasites.
- Her view, when he started school a year ago, was that he was small for his age and not very clean.
- It's about time we resurrect the good clean fun in computer games because I am really tired of the blood and gore of 21 st-century games.
- The show promises to transport the audience to an era when humour meant good clean fun.
- For good clean family fun, you just can't top it.
- People are far more likely to pick up happy-looking, clean people than dirty, hidden ones.
- And no matter how sweet and educated and clean and smart she appears, she may be at risk and not know it.
- It's good clean fun for the kids and well worth a rental.
- One of the men, relatively clean and civilized, approached us.
- Henry was fastidiously clean by the standards of the time.
- They always record a clean version or else dub it out in the mix.
1.3(not used)(towel/clothes) limpiouse a clean sheet of paper — usa una hoja de papel nueva
- It absorbs the color from the inks it blends, but is quickly cleaned with a couple of swipes on clean paper.
- I stared at the notebook that was opened to a clean white sheet of paper on my pillow.
- The biggest thing that we do differently is that we don't start from a totally clean sheet of paper.
- When a pleasing arrangement is found, the pieces are glued in place onto a clean white paper.
- When he wiped his hand on a clean piece of paper, the image of Africa that appeared inspired his publisher to turn the hand into a series of lithographs.
- It has page 108 all to itself, and all that white space around it a terrible waste, in some cultures, of clean white paper.
- He packs plants in cardboard boxes lined with clean paper and occasionally uses icepacks.
- I took out a clean piece of paper and a black pen.
- While I was re-writing it onto a clean piece of paper my dad came barging into my room.
- I shall start over on a clean piece of paper when I have my proper brushes but I enjoyed doing this one immensely.
- Then he fumbled for a clean piece of paper and began his record - first a list of species, then a tally of their numbers.
- Until then, Scandinavian pine forests will continue to supply our demands for clean white office paper.
- A wastebasket sat next to a stack of clean paper on the floor.
- I have a clean, beautiful piece of writing paper sitting in front of me and I intend to write only beautiful things about myself on it.
- Start with a clean piece of paper there.
- A small printer nearest her computer began to absorb some of the clean white paper.
- I grabbed it and flipped through the pages of poetry and drawings till I found a clean page.
- Shoving books onto the floor, I finally found a clean piece of paper and a sharpened pencil.
1.4(pure, non-polluting)(water/air) limpio(water/air) puro(smell) a limpio(taste) refrescanteclean energy — energía no contaminante femenino
- clean fuel — combustible limpio
- The water is one degree Celsius, but at least the normally polluted lake is clean enough to swim in today.
- It has been observed that during the rainy season, most water sources become polluted and clean water is hard to find.
- The stew was spiked with still-crisp bits of green pepper and onion, and had a clean taste of fresh vegetables.
- Adequate quantities of relatively clean water are preferable to small amounts of high quality water.
- Here, we have peace and quiet, still nights, and clean air.
- Fresh fish should have firm, springy flesh, a clear color, a moist look, and a clean smell.
- If only it had remixed the monaural soundtrack into something with more depth, but the audio is clean and clear in any case.
- Clean air, quiet streets and the rosy climate are good for children.
- The taster monitors first whether the wine smells fresh and clean, or whether any off-odours indicate the presence of a wine fault.
- The guitars plug in and the amps come to life with a clean thread of pure rock.
- Thanks to its quiet roads, clean air and cheap housing, it is now claiming to be the fastest growing town in Europe.
- By contrast, some countries with relatively clean air, such as Scotland and New Zealand, demonstrated high rates of allergic diseases.
- More gravel than flint, it has a clean, lime-tinged wash and a zesty finish.
- The tamilok, its fans swear, has a fresh clean taste that sends shivers of pleasure down one's alimentary canal.
- Her voice is pure, clean, vivid, with the flexibility and colors demanded in Verdi.
- This simple natural Thai soup offers fresh clean flavours that fuse the taste that is Thai cuisine.
- Despite being labelled as a fast growing city, the average man on the street expects that the city would be clean and free from pollution.
- A large, yet relatively clean city, it carried a certain benevolence that took it a step above its more unsavory neighbors.
- A good lemon tart should be gently set and lightly golden with a fresh, clean, lemony taste, rather than anything overly sour and overly sweet.
- In the marketplace, who would think to ask whether these fish came from a clean or a polluted river like this one?
- I hit the earth with a dull thud, and for a while I just lay there, savoring the feel of real, clean dirt.
- A worker who operates in a clean, safe and pollution-free atmosphere will certainly be happy.
- The songs are washed in earnest clean rhythm guitar and nice, glimmering production.
- Keep food under hygienic conditions and thoroughly wash uncooked vegetables in clean water.
- This mingling of polluted and clean air is particularly evident from January to April of each year during the winter monsoon.
- If you do get fresh concrete on your skin, wash it off with clean water.
- Have bowls of clean snow ready (or use a snowbank close to the house).
- Wet ears were washed, first with clean water, then with disinfectant solution.
- Now fish can be found in the relatively clean water.
- Let us wish for a beautiful and clean earth without pollution in the future.
- There is the washdown to do which basically means that every bit of kit has to be washed with clean water to stop the salt eating away at it.
- This elegant and lithe New Zealand Riesling is crisp and cool answer, with a wash of clean lime and light nut notes.
- She had a clean, pure voice, only filled with oodles of emotion.
- Sydney's top ten rate among the best in the world if your tastes are for fresh ingredients, unpretentious culinary achievement and clean tastes.
- It is environment friendly, modular, silent, needs no fuel, there are no emissions or pollution; it is clean.
- Their sound is clean and high energy and their performance is confident and sharp.
- Sandanski has the lowest annual rainfall in Bulgaria and its air is remarkably clean and pollution-free.
- As a non-smoker my lungs are used to relatively clean air.
- The clean, fresh tastes so lively and vibrant in the starters were nowhere to be had here.
- Helping the weevils was the relatively clean water flowing into the dam.
- Eating asparagus on the day it is picked is a truly special experience, the fresh clean flavour just sings.
- At its best it produces light to medium-bodied, crisp dry white wines with hints of apples, honey and yeast and a refreshingly pure and clean finish.
- The wash is clean, nicely acidic with a lovely limey mid-palate.
- The audio is clean and clear, conveying voices and sound effects with equal ease.
2.1(morally)(joke) inocentekeep it clean: there will be children around — no te pases, que habrá niños
- clean living — vida sana
- I enjoyed communion, I told him, but I never felt like I was good enough, pure enough, clean enough to have it.
- We need to be morally upright, like chaste virgins before God, pure and clean.
- And people enjoy having that emotion because it's a very clean and pure emotion.
- The people of the island were clothed in plain linen with a few pockets, and white dresses that looked innocent and clean.
- Thirdly, the blood of Jesus Christ cleanses our consciences, so that we come before God in the happy awareness of being truly clean in his sight.
- Absolved of our sins, we are once more made as clean as the day of our baptism.
- Pain and regret cannot scrub me clean, no matter how much I wish it.
- It is by self discipline and clean moral life that man can unveil the divine qualities in his personality.
- Praise the Lord the sun has come to wash us clean.
- Our center will provide a way for them to learn the art of clean, wholesome living and social responsibility.
- She looked so innocent, so clean that it was impossible to believe this creature evil.
- Other advice: not to quarrel; to live a clean, holy life; to do good; to share with others.
- ‘I strongly reject the implicit suggestion that their party is morally clean,’ he said.
- I have forgotten what it feels like to feel clean and innocent, and I long to feel it, I long for my salad days, I long for childhood.
- Now that I'm clean as a penny whistle, what else would I do for fun?
- But this must be done in sincerity, with the desire to be spiritually clean and pure.
- However, he still believes that corruption can be curbed by setting up a clean system and strict rules.
- Buyers should ensure that the registration and tax papers are in order and the status of ownership is clean.
- They were clean, capable and were supported by the people.
- Put the same young officer in a clean station, and there's a very good chance he'll turn out to be an honest cop.
- We live in a clinically clean society with rules and regulations.
- He has a relatively clean image, but there are concerns about his policies toward China and whether he can find enough capable people for his cabinet.
- I would also like to thank the associations for fighting a clean campaign in this constituency.
- From the start, his clean image was substantially soiled because of a real estate speculation case his elder brother was involved in.
- Both parties walk away with a clean reputation and no animus toward the other.
- This game is what cup games are all about: spirit, fight, clean football and a little bit of heroism to round it all off.
- On the final whistle, in this tight and physically hard fought, but clean game, both sides had to be content with a share of the points.
- There are a number of them who are pure and clean, and are keen to keep the pride of being a police officer.
- Notwithstanding the fact that we are still a young democracy, the country can score more marks by politicians running clean campaigns.
- This kind of mentality has led many previously clean officials to try their luck before their retirement.
- We mostly adopted trade sales to maximize revenues, and they were generally clean, despite occasional slip ups.
- True to the formalities of leadership races, all the candidates stated they want a clean fight.
- The body was set up by large sports centres and is intended to establish horse racing in Israel with an organised set of rules and a clean public image.
- Market economics and the rule of law demand clean government.
- Anyone who wants to enter politics must now show that they are clean and that they have concrete and detailed ideas about improving people's lives.
- But his wife sent back the fish to avoid rumours, and she wrote advising him to be an honest and clean official.
3(unblemished)(driver's license) donde no constan infraccionesthe airport has a clean safety record — no se han registrado accidentes en el aeropuerto
- the player with the cleanest disciplinary record — el jugador que ha sido sancionado el menor número de veces
- (of a book) clean copy — material bien presentado
- For those who still might think I'm a serial killer or guilty of other crimes, here is the proof I have a clean record.
- He was known to Dutch police but had a clean record there.
- He also has a full clean driver's licence with no endorsements.
- With a clean credit record once again, I hope you will be able to arrange a loan.
- He had never had an accident before and had previously had a completely clean driving record.
- Edmonton offers great insurance rates for anyone who's been driving for years, has held insurance for the same amount of time, and has a clean record.
- All successful applicants were police-checked and have a clean record.
- They should also have a clean record with regard to offences such as murder, rape, robbery, fraud, arson and kidnapping.
- The key is to build a backend that is capable of transaction processing as well as maintaining a clean record on necessary compliances.
- She noted that the young man was unemployed and had a clean record.
- Let's face it, when the first day of camp is drawing near, there can be a tendency to hire anyone with a clean record that seems reasonable.
- But he said he had taken her age and previous clean record into account and imposed the community sentence.
- Only those with clean records must be sponsored by the recruiting agencies.
- But I've heard that I should check my credit report to make sure my record is clean.
- Despite rumors here and there, she has a clean record.
- It takes anywhere from five to 20 months to get a pardon and one must wait three years with a clean record before applying.
- In the interview, the guy never even asked to see my driver's license, or if I had a clean record.
- Legal considerations such as the fact that the culprit has a clean record should not be used as mitigating factors, she contended.
- I really need a clean credit record because I will be moving house again shortly.
- Critics of the previous system also point out that in terms of escaping prisoners, the state escort service had far from a clean record.
4(well defined)(stroke/features) bien definido(features/stroke) nítidothe clean lines of the design — la pureza de líneas del diseño
- a clean break — una fractura limpia
- The opening menu interface is clean with simple, well-delineated choices - go into the robot lab or go into the arena.
- Linen looks best in simple shapes, with clean geometric lines.
- The only thing that breaks its clean lines is the paper tray, which drops open from the front of the unit.
- The magnificent master bedroom is elegantly curved in shape, has clean sweeping lines and luxurious en-suite facilities.
- There's certainly nothing odd about his simple structure, with its clean lines and elegant agrarian forms.
- The clean lines and the simple shapes are compelling in their quiet beauty and grace.
- The pieces are simple, with clean lines and few projecting gadgets such as drawer handles.
- The design of the paper was clean, if rather text-heavy.
- He likes clean, simple lines but also creates interesting effects by using contrasting timbers such as walnut and maple.
- The cabin has clean, simple lines and seems very user-friendly.
- She chose few pieces of furniture and selected items that have clean, simple lines, like the house itself.
- Inspired by the architecture of ancient Greece and Rome, classic rooms have clean, simple lines and formal symmetry.
- Scandinavia: the home of everything pure, sleek, clean and earthy.
- You may roll your eyes at the design of these pages, but at least they're fairly clean.
- This urban contemporary collection keeps things in perspective with simple forms, clean lines and subtle shapes.
- The artistic style in some cases overshadows the writings, no matter how clean and legible the writings are.
- The simple white walls and clean lines of the store, he says, have the effect of allowing you to see the products clearly.
- Shapes are clean and simple, patterns bold and striking and details subtle but sharp.
- That aesthetic would require clean, simple lines, and no fussiness.
- They're very thin and delicate, with elegant slender stems and a simple, clean design.
- We need not worry about such things as ceremonial washings and clean and unclean foods.
1(completely)I clean forgot about it — se me olvidó por completo
- we're clean out of coffee — no tenemos ni pizca de café
- they got clean away on a motorcycle — se escaparon en una moto sin dejar ni rastro
- Global warming was right here, right now: and the idle daydream that it would just import Mediterranean sunshine had been washed clean away.
- He opened his mouth while he pulled one of his hands free from its pocket, and flicked his eyes clean across my face.
- The ferocious second-half free kick which lifted him clean off his feet was impressive.
- It knocked the victims clean into the air.
- It knocked the Statue of Liberty clean off its pedestal before soundlessly swallowing her up.
- He dropped to the floor and swept his adversary's feet clean away.
- He got up, landed some nice shots then finished his foe with a ridiculous counter right hand that knocked him clean out.
- Shall we leave that until 1 o'clock over lunch or shall we adjourn early and get a clean start at 2 o'clock if this case progresses?
- Suddenly, the wind picked up, knocking Jerry clean off his feet.
- So that was that - except that in the rush to sort out the mystery, she clean forgot to ask what emergency the fire engine was going to.
- Other storeowners tell us that they're clean out of plywood - no more plywood left on the island to batten down the hatches.
2(cleanly, fairly)(play/fight) limpio(play/fight) limpiamente
1(remove dirt from)(windows/carpet/house) limpiar(car/floor) lavar(floor/car) limpiar(blackboard) borrar(blackboard) limpiarhave you cleaned your teeth? — ¿te has lavado los dientes?
- to clean sth of sth
- it must be cleaned of dust and grease — hay que quitarle el polvo y la grasa
- to clean sth from/off sth
- he cleaned the splashes off the windows — limpió las salpicaduras que había en las ventanas
- you can clean it off with a sponge — lo puedes quitar con una esponja
- You may be required to clean the property and tidy the garden before leaving.
- It also makes it easier to properly clean the barrel from the breech.
- Get up, make bed, get dressed, get books ready, brush hair, wash face, clean dorm and head for the dining room for breakfast.
- The first conservation step is to clean the surface of dirt and loose accumulations with water and detergent applied under high pressure.
- After refreshing up his information on the case, he had enough time to finish up his other reports and clean his desk.
- Have a dentist clean your teeth to get rid of tobacco stains and decide to keep them looking like that.
- My father has this bright idea that he's gonna clean it by washing it down and scrubbing it and vacuuming.
- She does my laundry, cleans my house, tidies up after me and empties the cat's litter box.
- Always wash your hands or clean them with a hand-wipe immediately before and after eating a meal.
- When we emerged, I grabbed some leaves off a nearby plant to clean the dirt off my hands.
- You were to dust my bookshelves and wash the windows and clean the carpets twice a week.
- In short, show her how to mow the lawn, wash the car and clean the pool, and let her practise these chores until she does it as well as you.
- With a cloth from the windowsill, he began to clean the crumbly dirt from his find.
- I will stamp my foot until the city rises into the sky and the dirt and filth is cleaned away.
- She also hopes to ensure that the district council's cleansing and amenities targets the shop area and cleans it of dirt, weeds and loose bricks.
- Spyware protection software helps you to completely clean your computer of invasive threats.
- People can't wash themselves or clean their places and this becomes a breeding place of diseases.
- Gum disease happens when plaque builds up because the teeth are not cleaned properly.
- Use vodka, gin, or any pure alcohol to erase lipstick stains from your collar, or to clean paint or ink stains from your carpet.
- It can be easier to clean their teeth if you cradle your baby's head in your arms in front of you.
2(dry clean)limpiar en secollevar a la tintoreríallevar al tinte España
- Even George, when he had taught her how to clean a fish, hadn't felt the same.
- She sat down on the log and she just waited for him to carry on with cleaning the fish.
- Taking out a small knife, she began to clean the fish.
- It spends a good portion showing how to clean almost every fish imaginable.
- He then took out his knife and proceeded to clean the fish, and this was a signal for her to go and set up the beds.
- For another, the pier isn't an ideal place to clean fish because it lacks a table, running water and a garbage can.
- Occasionally we'd give them to a neighbor, but my mother wouldn't clean fish so it was almost always a waste.
- Let the fishmonger scale, clean and gut the fish (I leave the head on).
- Ten minutes later, they began to gut and clean the fish.
- The day before the demonstration he beheads and cleans the gutted haddock, ties them in pairs and dry salts them for anything from one and a half to five hours, depending on their size and firmness.
- She said her boys had fishing rods, a net and knives to clean the fish they caught.
- The answer greatly depends on how often a person cleans fish, how many fish they clean and the species and size of those fish.
- Three hours later, we'll return to clean fish, fry fish and eat fish.
1(become clean)this carpet cleans well — esta alfombra se limpia fácil / queda muy bien cuando se limpia
- the stain cleaned off easily — la mancha salió sin problemas
2(remove dirt)(substance/device) limpiar
1limpieza femeninoit needs a good clean — necesita una buena limpieza
- just give it a quick clean — dale una repasadita
- If the mower is petrol driven, give the external moving parts of the carburettor a good clean with a tiny paintbrush dipped in petrol to ensure ease of movement.
- To allow the work to take place, the service reservoir has been drained down temporarily, and engineers are using this opportunity to give it a routine clean.
- Conservative councillors, who have been campaigning for a weekly clean, said they were dismayed by the decision and felt residents had been let down.
- For the quickest clean in every room of the house, choose from our favorite pairs.
- I spent the morning tidying away the bits and bobs he'd left behind, but I'll do the real clean tomorrow when Oscar and his litter tray have gone, too.
- I did a zippy clean of the flat (it's surprising how much dust can settle when you're away for a week) and then they arrived.
- ‘The first thing we are going to do is give the whole place a good clean,’ said the new general manager.
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