In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1Anatomíaojo masculinohe has blue/sad eyes — tiene los ojos azules/tristes
- to have good eyes — tener buena vista
- to have sharp eyes — tener (una) vista de lince
- a glass eye — un ojo de cristal
- eyes front/right! — ¡vista al frente/a la derecha!
- to give sb a black eye — ponerle a algn en compota / en tinta
- I can't believe my eyes — si no lo veo, no lo creo
- I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw her — me quedé helada / no daba crédito a mis ojos cuando la vi
- before noun at eye level — a la altura de la vista
- eye level oven — horno alto
- Eight of the eye injuries were caused by the stick, two by body contact, and two from fighting.
- Hold the mirrors of the homemade apparatus close to the eyes and see the left eye in the right mirror and vice versa.
- This is beyond the capacity of the human eye, which may explain why so many offside decisions are controversial
- In addition, damage to retinal layer blood vessels of the eye can result in blindness.
- We learnt about the priorities between getting in the harvest or losing the sight of an eye in the Third World.
- Before closing my eyes I catch sight of a notice posted on the dormitory door.
- It would be nice to have all the functionality of the human eye without a blind spot.
- Emergency treatment is required to preserve the sight of the eye.
- It can result from a variety of diseases, disorders, and injuries that affect the eye.
- The lens of the human eye is a stiff gel of transparent protein, inside an elastic capsule.
- Kiri is registered blind after inheriting an eye disease from partially sighted Daphne.
- It is a disease of small blood vessels in the retina of the eye.
- They believe the optic nerve in short sighted eyes might be more vulnerable to computer stress.
- Abnormal copper deposition also occurs in the basal ganglia and eyes.
- Malignant melanoma can also affect the choroid of the eye, the layer just under the retina.
- Glaucoma is more common in old age, and happens when the optic nerve in the eye is damaged.
- Glaucoma is a disease in which pressure in the eye slowly damages the optic nerve.
- Glaucoma is a group of diseases that can lead to damage to the eye's optic nerve and result in blindness.
- The system's light source is invisible to the human eye, thus increasing operator comfort.
- She is now completely blind in her right eye, her sight will never be restored and she faces a further operation next month.
1.2(look, gaze)mirada femeninohis eyes turned toward her — volvió la mirada / la vista hacia ella
- all eyes were on her — todas las miradas estaban puestas en ella
- to have one's eyes on sb/sth — no quitarle los ojos de encima a algn/algo
- in one's eyes — para él (or mí etc.)
- in Mary's eyes he's perfect — Mary lo encuentra perfecto
- in the eyes of the Law — ante la ley
- their eyes met — sus miradas se encontraron
- I took my eyes off the case for a second and it was gone — me distraje / me despisté un momento y la maleta voló
- Bless our eyes with vision, that we may see our lives and the life that you give us.
- We avert our collective eyes as we pass by the gentlemen and ladies of the road and each time we do it we create ghosts to people the shadows of our world.
- Stevens' vision caught their collective eye, and he was named a semi-finalist in July.
- There will be eager eyes to spot the errant hen's nests and collect the eggs as well as help with the usual chores.
- With an intense eye, he gazes like a spirit guardian, across the valley to the ruins of Runku Raqay, an old Inca outpost.
- Not just the desecrated bodies of the dead, but the shattered lives of those who knew and loved them are thrust into the merciless gaze of the public eye.
- The secret appears to be: keep costs low, have cred and employ editors with wit and sharp eyes.
- Drivers should have their eyes on the road and be on the lookout for pedestrians and other road users and not be distracted by these signs.
- Even a lowly salad fork that needs lining up does not escape David's sharp eye.
- Aaron had fixed his eyes on my position, though I doubt he could see me in the darkness.
- Tearing my eyes away from this vision of male pulchritude, I notice yet another Gable.
- Pockets that tilt slightly inward are good, since they draw the eye toward the center.
- Her piercing grey eyes darted about the room, still in search for a seat.
- When he is onscreen, your eye stays with him, oblivious to the mise en scene.
- Even a Reading shopping centre can hold the eye when its glass facade and the canal's surface mirror each other.
- The caisson is made of wood, but looks so shinny and smooth to the untrained eye it looks like metal.
- He sees himself as a more defensive type, but he has vision and a good eye for goal.
- As she leafs through the yellow pages, my eyes try in vain to grab a word or two from the looped, fastidious handwriting.
- A mix of glossy and matte leaves and angular and round flower heads will keep the eye moving.
- She was examining the peaches carefully, one eye for a good peach, the other on the bad daughter.
1.3(attention)the eyes of the world will be on her — todo el mundo tendrá la vista puesta en ella
1.4(ability to judge)ojo masculinoto have an eye for design — tener ojo / idea para el diseño
- he has an eye for the girls — le gustan las chicas
- to have a good eye — (in shooting) tener buena puntería
- to have an eye for detail — ser detallista
- Again, political reporting becomes political reality in the eyes of the public.
- It needs to enjoy strong authority in the eyes of both political players and the public.
- This drama, seen through the eyes of a child, gives the children's programme an opportunity to explore some of the emotions and issues foot and mouth has raised.
- Never before have the ruling autocrats been as naked in the eyes of their publics as they are now.
- When I went to interview him three years ago, he was, in the eyes of the outside world, a remote and beleaguered figure.
- I chose to tell the story through the eyes of an impressionable outsider.
- The problem is that today the credibility of the criminal justice system is very low in the eyes of the public.
- I share Mr Clarke's concern that the opinion of the electorate counts for nothing in the eyes of the elected.
- Such attempts at manipulating the news have already backfired in the eyes of the public.
- Secondly, how would a customer be viewed in the eyes of the public?
- I have the experience but that stands for nothing in the eyes of the law.
- Internal working models of the self are opinions about how one is viewed in the eyes of others.
- He sees this world through the eyes of a scientist.
- How could I tell him all of this without losing even more standing in the eyes of my father?
- German law decreed that as soon as you crossed the border you lost your nationality, but in the eyes of the British he was still a German.
- The problem is what both of you stand for in the eyes of the vast majority of veterans.
- We can never see her except through the eyes of the white men who described her.
- He seems to think that the media have reached a new low in the eyes of the public.
- It has therefore been relatively easy to depict the exhibition through the eyes of Cole.
- The council is also fighting to improve its standing in the eyes of its official assessors.
- In the eyes of the public, they only care for the votes and they have their own ambitions and prejudice.
- For it is in the essence of his behaviour that he should be eccentric, unconventional and rash in the eyes of public opinion.
- Travellers were left feeling important in the eyes of our national carrier.
2.1(of needle)ojo masculino
- An army of tiny red eyes met him, none larger than the eye of a needle.
- The scarf's purpose is to allow the bobbin case hook to get close to the needle eye and catch the thread to form a stitch.
- A slot on one side allows the thread to slide into the eye of this general-purpose needle.
- Use a good thread and make sure the needle eye is large enough for the thread type.
- That's when I looked at the top point of a star and realized that a tiny hole, barely larger then the eye of a needle, had been placed in it.
- If the eye of the needle is too small for the thread to pass through, the thread will shred.
- Madame Turrie gabbed a needle and black thread and quickly put the thread in the needle eye.
- Passes were threaded together and some of them would have gone through the eye of a needle.
2.2(of hurricane, storm)ojo masculino
2.3(in potato)ojo masculino
- The eyes and even sprouting potatoes are safe to use but they may not keep well.
- However, as we've just said, roots don't have buds, and that's exactly what you see sprouting on the potato, arising from the potato's eyes.
verbo transitivoeyeing, eying
1(observe)mirarobservarto eye sb up and down — mirar a algn de arriba abajo
- to eye sth suspiciously — observar algo con sospecha
- Investigators say he was also eying Heathrow Airport in London.
- She tidies my hospital room, eying me with nervous pity.
- Actually, I considered, eying the many stains on the carpet from carelessly spilt beer, it was little wonder.
- Trevor and I spread out while Mark leaned against the tree, eying us warily.
- She kept eying the rear view mirror where she had a good look at Chris, losing to himself in a thumb war.
- My eyes fell upon my cat which was still eyeing my brother with the utmost interest.
- Still, he looked like he would be nice enough, even with the way he was eying her warily.
- The tender stood there polishing a unique-looking shot glass, eying the newcomers closely.
- After eying them closely from the distance, they began to approach closer.
- They both stood silent then, eying each other warily.
- My mother appeared in the doorway, calm and collected as usual, except she was impatiently eying my clock.
- As it poured incessantly out of him, he noticed a bull across the field eyeing him interestingly.
- Natalie eyed her warily, unsure if she was joking or actually being serious.
- Apart from Yusril, several cabinet ministers and the vice president are currently eying the presidency.
- Selby are eying the chance of ending York's 13-year stranglehold on the local game when the two sides meet next Saturday.
- Guns make me very nervous and I'd stand brewing the tea and eying the gun over the cupboard warily.
- I kept eying him wearily… checking to make sure that his temper was in check.
- Certainly, there are a couple of England players who may be eyeing that announcement with some uncertainty.
- Stewart, Katie's cat, sat watching the game, eying the soldiers.
- She glanced down, eying the boy standing below very carefully.
2(ogle)mirarpasarle revista a coloquialrelojear Río de la Plata coloquial
- But inside I spotted a woman eyeing me up and we ended up in a clinch as my husband watched.
- So when this outgoing, funny, handsome man from the New York office joined our department briefly, I eyed him up with some interest.
- I paused to watch, and a few minutes later, several monkeys emerged from the dense forest and came to sit on a piece of dead wood jutting into the water, eyeing me up inquisitively.
- That means they are eyeing you up for credit value before naming their price.
- But these two guys on motorbikes were eyeing us up and the next thing we knew they were off their bikes and started slashing us.
- Andrea M and Caroline claim that Cliffie was eyeing me up.
- One of the captains looked sharply at him, eyeing him up.
- I watched as he took a step back and began eying me up.
- I was there one night with my friend Tracy, we were a bit of an icon in those days, and Dave and his mate were eyeing us up, but we both fancied his friend.
- The couple were eyeing me up, wondering whether I was a fellow Brit, but I didn't want to get involved.
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