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(twice as much)(portion/amount) doblea double brandy/vodka — un coñac/vodka doble
- she's double your age — te dobla la edad
- it's double that — es el doble de eso
- we get double pay on Sundays — los domingos nos pagan el doble / nos dan paga doble
- a double dip — dos bolas / un doble de helado
- My husband had a double whisky.
- Ward had a rail down at the double combination to finish with 39.74 seconds on the clock for fifth place.
- Prepare a pot of tea as described above, using double quantities of tea.
- Mr Melia had three pints of lager, a bottle of alcopops and a double brandy and coke on a night out with friends before getting behind the wheel.
- He was struck down by kidney stones that put paid to an earlier attempt at the double marathon.
- All the children have double PE lessons so it is not as if we have banned all sports at the school.
- From the first notes of the first track of this superb double album we know we're in safe hands.
- White flowers often give double value by having a beautiful scent.
- The bunker is the size of a double garage with 3 fences around it, a microwave intruder alarm detection system and 32 armed policemen.
- At least a portion of the side walls of the body may include a double panel thickness to add strength to the container assembly.
- So a double tall latte now costs $3.45, the same as an ordinary tall latte.
- They were served in generous quantity, almost double normal size.
- Opened flat, the double page size is 7 x 5.5 inches, quite large enough for an effective sketch should I want to get serious.
- At the airport you can see people drinking double whiskies or brandies to give them confidence
- I once got thrown out of a pub in Padstow because he bought me a double brandy.
- You can't resize the player window, which will annoy most people accustomed to viewing small videos at double size.
- Instead, when you do cook, make double quantities of meals that you can freeze so that you can draw on those when you're feeling too tired to cook.
- She ordered a double vodka, straight, with a glass of water.
- Mr Thorold also told the court that he and Hildreth regularly went out in the city and described how they often drank up to 12 double vodka and Cokes on a night out.
- I have one of those huge, double size coffee mugs, a gift from a woman I was seeing about five years ago.
1.2(in pair)(consonant) doblemy number is double three seven double four eight — mi número es tres tres siete, cuatro cuatro ocho
- it's spelled with a double 't' — se escribe con dos tes
- a double negative — una doble negación
- double bend — curva en S — read as: "curva en ese"
- a double six — un seis doble / un doble seis
- inflation reached double figures / digits — la inflación alcanzó/rebasó el 10%
- Collins dictionary allows berretta with a double r as an alternative (the Italian spelling).
- People think there can't possibly be two lots of double letters in one word so they often drop one set.
- During 1980 I accompanied Peter Doyle in the radio studios of 2 double J. while he was on air.
- Moreover, the double letter ‘a’ is atypical in the German language.
- I mean, who has three sets of double letters in their name?
- For book titles, phrases et cetera, put the words in double inverted commas, as with other Google searches.
1.3(for two)(room) doble(bed) de matrimonio(bed) de dos plazas América Latina
- The gaily painted rooms continue the Caribbean theme and include a double bed and two bunks with en-suite bathroom.
- The small single bedroom is used as a study while the double bedrooms are a good size and have fitted floor-to-ceiling wardrobes.
- As she looked a woman jogged by with her twin children in a double stroller and a poodle tied to the handle bar panting behind.
- Tariffs range from $80 to $195 for a double room, depending on the season.
- Then a third got on with a double pushchair, completely blocking the aisle.
- I was led up the main stairs to a large room, whose only furnishings were a double bed and a small nightstand.
- Kane now sleeps on the living room sofa as Ikolo and her baby share the double bed in her room.
- A baby and toddler may require a double buggy (carefully designed to be three millimetres wider than the doorway of your favourite shop).
- I found double rooms in the heart of Rome and London for about $100 per night.
- The other generously sized double bedroom is also connected to the en suite bathroom and overlooks the rear garden.
- These are proper sized rooms, enough space for a double bed and a couch and a desk.
- Three of the double bedrooms are a similar size, with two overlooking the rear garden currently used as a gym and a home office.
- But parents with pushchairs also share these problems and for anyone with a double buggy the difficulties can be even greater.
- It was so upmarket that we could only afford a room between us, with one double bed.
- Located on either side of the living/kitchen area were two large rooms both with a double bed and a hot tub.
- I've got a caravan to myself with quite a bit of room - sofa, double bed, etc - a few yards from the main farm house.
- He threw my bag onto the double bed in the center of the room.
- £235,000 buys you a 99-year lease on a small serviced room with a double bed, en-suite shower and all mod cons.
- Payments will go up from 301 a week to 316 for single rooms and from 293 to 301 for double rooms from April.
- An open plan landing runs the length of the first floor, at either end of which are two identical double bedrooms.
1.4(folded)dobleto fold sth double — doblar algo por la mitad
- he was bent double with the pain — se retorcía del dolor
- The dining area is lit by two large Velux windows, a further two windows to the side and a set of glazed double doors opening out onto a patio.
- Because of the large double doors it lends itself to easy access for deliveries with ample parking to the front and side of the building.
- The double doors are open, and conversation drifts through from the next room.
- Fontaine, right, retired aged just 28 after twice suffering a double leg fracture.
- He pushed through the double doors at the end of the hall, descended the stairs, and wandered almost blindly through the lobby and out into the street.
- A PUB in Whitley is celebrating a double success after being judged top in its field by two leading food guides.
- Reinforcing this effect are a series of terraces leading invitingly from formal and casual living areas through sets of double doors to the home paddock and bush beyond.
- Inside, every seat was taken, the double doors guarded by court security staff.
- The master bedrooms have double doors leading to a balcony area.
- It is hidden away in a back street behind 2 huge double doors, which means you have no idea what to expect when walking in.
- The singer recently had a double hip replacement but said he was ‘in better shape now than he has been for some time’.
- By far the most blatantly contrived element of the play is the happy and neatly accounted for ending, with a stereotypical Hollywood double wedding scene.
- Hanna married Skeffington and the couple adopted the double surname of Sheehy-Skeffington.
- There was a mesh grille behind the double doors, and I wondered if anyone else was there.
- Longford manager Alan Matthews made a double substitution at the half time break introducing Vinny Perth and Eric Lavine.
- The whole county was shocked at the double tragedy which claimed the lives of two young men on Sunday evening, June 27.
- There are double doors leading to the kitchen which has an oak kitchen, extractor fan, electric oven and electric ceramic hob.
- Billy fears he will die within weeks unless he is immediately approved for a double lung transplant.
- So I knew something was up when he grabbed both of our trays of food and took them through the double doors to the tables outside.
- It was a double celebration as his grandparents Jane and Paddy Deere were celebrating their 54th wedding anniversary.
2.1(dual)doblea double purpose — un doble propósito
2.2(false)to lead a double life — llevar una doble vida
- to play a double game — hacer un doble juego
1(twice as much)(pay/earn/cost) el dobleshe spends double what she earns — gasta el doble de lo que gana
- I pay double the rent I did last year — pago el doble de alquiler que el año pasado
- double 7 is 14 — el doble de 7 es 14
2(two together)to see double — ver doble coloquial
1(hotel room)doble femenino
2(of spirits)medida doble femenino
4(in bridge, dice, dominoes, darts)doble femeninoto throw a double — sacar un doble
5masculino dobletefemenino doblemasculino doblete
(double win)doblete masculino
7(in gambling)double or nothing / quits — (el) doble o nada
(two victories)the double — el doblete
9(pace)at / on the double — a paso ligero
- come here at the double! — ¡ven aquí inmediatamente!
1(increase twofold)(profits/earnings) doblar(earnings/profits) duplicar(efforts) redoblarI'd double the amount of sugar — yo le pondría el doble de azúcar
- I'll double that offer — yo ofrezco el doble
3(fold)(paper/cloth) doblar por la mitad(fist) cerrar EEUU
4Teatro Cineshe doubles the parts of maid and princess — interpreta dos papeles: el de criada y el de princesa
5(sail around)(headland/cape) doblar
1(increase twofold)(amount/price) duplicarse(amount/price) doblarse
2(have dual role)the table doubles as a desk — la mesa también se usa como escritorio
- somebody doubled for him in the dangerous scenes — alguien lo doblaba en las escenas peligrosas
- the clarinetist doubles on saxophone — el clarinetista también toca el saxofón
3(in bridge, billiards)doblar
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