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(of person, animal)cara femeninorostro masculinohis face was badly scarred — tenía la cara llena de cicatrices
- she has a thin/oval face — tiene la / una cara delgada/ovalada
- her whole face lit up — se le iluminó la cara / el rostro / el semblante
- if your face doesn't fit ... — si no le/les caes bien ...
- face down(ward)/up(ward) — boca abajo/arriba
- I'm not just a pretty face, you know! — no te creas que soy tan tonta
- there were a few red faces about it — más de uno se puso colorado por eso
- I must put my face on / do my face — tengo que maquillarme / pintarme
- she put on a brave face for the funeral — se mantuvo compuesta para el funeral
- to feed / stuff one's face — atiborrarse de comida
- to slap sb in the face — cruzarle la cara a algn
- in the face of sth
- in the face of stiff opposition — en medio de / ante una fuerte oposición
- it's hard to maintain standards in the face of rising costs — es difícil mantener los niveles de calidad con los costos en aumento
- to blow up in sb's face — salir mal
- to fall flat on one's face — (blunder) darse de narices
- to fly in the face of sth — hacer caso omiso de algo
- to laugh on the other side of one's face
- you'll laugh on the other side of your face when you're fired! — ¡se te van a acabar las ganas de reír(te) cuando te despidan!
- to sb's face — a / en la cara
- I told him to his face — se lo dije a / en la cara
- to set one's face against sb/sth — oponerse decididamente a algn/algo
- to show one's face — aparecer
- she never showed her face all evening — no le vimos el pelo / no apareció en toda la noche
- he'll never dare show his face here again — no va a atreverse a aparecer por aquí
- to stare sb in the face
- the book/solution was staring me in the face — tenía el libro/la solución delante de las narices
- ruin was staring him in the face — estaba a un paso de la ruina
- to talk/argue/shout until one/sb is blue in the face — hablar/discutir/gritar hasta cansarse
- Standing in his way was a tall man with long dark hair, his face hidden in the shadows of the hood of his black robes.
- Paint peeled off the walls of nearby buildings and the faces of wax dummies in the dress shop across the road melted in the intense heat
- She had curly cherry red hair that framed her porcelain doll face.
- A man and a woman laugh, watching each other's faces over a candlelit dinner.
- My voice broke and the tears fell down my face as I wrapped my arms around his solid torso.
- The old man's wrinkled face creased into a warm smile.
- A large body of research has found that we perceive faces that are closer to the average as more beautiful than distinctive faces.
- Emily buried her face into her pillow and started to drift off to sleep.
- Probably weighing around 20 stone, a bald man with a moon face stood there, looking sad and bemused.
- I brushed her long dark hair from her face and caressed her cheek in an effort to calm her.
- They were walking determinedly, but in the darkness, she could not distinguish their faces.
- In his dream he looked upon the moon and saw the face of the goddess looking down upon her people.
- The face is characteristically square or broad with a short neck, often giving a squat appearance.
- It would be interesting to know is whether people with symmetrical faces have longer life expectancies.
- His eyes were a solid dark blue, and his face showed the beginning signs of middle age.
- Their weathered faces, full of character, look down upon Lee as he fixes a bridle.
- I watched their faces and wished, desperately and irrationally, that these boys would understand.
- We both stood there for a while, our faces illuminated by the moon's pale light, silent.
- She felt immediate relief as she found herself looking at a familiar long, freckled face with sandy bangs.
- The woman's fair face was ashen; beads of sweat formed at her temples.
1.2(person)a new face — una cara nueva
- always the same (old) faces! — ¡siempre las mismas caras (conocidas)!
- a familiar face — una cara conocida
- I'd know that face anywhere! — esa cara la reconocería en cualquier sitio
- I know that face from somewhere — me parece cara conocida
- I never forget a face — soy buen fisonomista
1.3(expression)cara femeninoyou should have seen her face — tendrías que haber visto la cara que puso
- a face as long as a fiddle — cara larga
- he had a face as long as a fiddle — andaba con cara larga
- to have a face like a funeral — tener cara de entierro / de velorio
- to keep a straight face
- I could hardly keep a straight face — casi no podía aguantarme (de) la risa
- to make / pull a face — poner mala cara
- the children were making faces at each other — los niños se hacían muecas
- she pulled a long face — puso (la) cara larga
- to put a brave / bold face on sth
- she put a brave / bold face on it — (le) puso al mal tiempo buena cara
- to put the best face on sth
- they decided to put the best face on her misdemeanors — le restaron importancia a su mal comportamiento
- Blaze is leaning back in her chair without blinking, with tears running down her blank, expressionless face.
- On Sunday, I visited the Art Gallery of Ontario and met a familiar but nervous face.
- He has a face so unusually characterful that it almost defies caricature.
- I looked around the room, watching the girls' faces change from looks of accusation to pity and understanding.
- She looked at everyone and saw concerned faces watching her intently.
- Then, in a second, the old woman's face had softened back into its regular form.
- The big group fell silent and watched with eerily solemn faces as the two girls approached.
- The woman's face darkened and she stopped.
- Does he regularly practice his poker face in front of the mirror?
- She quickly regained her posture and followed him down the hall getting confused faces along the way as if asking her, what did you do?
- We dug in a pile of loose rubble adjacent to the pit, finding a few crystals of smoky quartz, as Agenor and Lauro looked on with unhappy faces.
- The last thing I saw through the closing crack was dozens of pale, terrified faces watching us in confusion.
- James, one of the now gloomy faces at the dining room table, had brought me a sketch of St. Vincent de Paul.
- And if you're thinking the way the character thinks, your face and body will change.
- He read the letter, then with a face of anger, crumpled it up and threw it on the ground.
- I joked, watching as their faces twist with frustration, annoyed that I was avoiding the subject.
- She had a pouty face, the kind you knew was going to be a very attractive face when she got older.
- I watched some pretty serious faces as shooters battled it out for 15th or 20th place in a category.
- Her smile faded slowly as she saw her father's face turn serious.
- Turning her straight face into a frown, she turned herself away from him.
2.1(appearance, nature)fisonomía femeninothe changing face of America/society — la cambiante fisonomía de América/la sociedad
- on the face of it — aparentemente
- Although alcoholism remains the number one dependency problem among judges and lawyers, the face of addiction continues to change.
- Critical thinking requires you to put a face to the problem and to identify all the faces of the problem involved.
- These mountain are most assuredly another of the distinctive four faces of Algeria.
- Here was a problem that amounted to rather more than an unsightly flaw on the face of the splendid facade of classical physics.
2.2(aspect)aspecto masculinothe many faces of industry — las muchas caras de la industria
- socialism with a human face — socialismo de rostro humano
2.3(dignity)to lose face — quedar mal
- to save face — guardar las apariencias
- loss of face — desprestigio
2.4(insolence)to have the face to + inf — tener la desfachatez de + inf
3(in geometry)cara femenino
- To solve the problem, Vinson opted to use polyhedra that have more vertices than faces.
- A triangular pyramid, or tetrahedron, has a triangular base and four faces, counting the bottom.
- This time, it had the shape of a trapezoid on four faces, making it look like a thimble with four right angles.
- The faces of the polyhedron appear to consist of two equilateral triangles and six somewhat irregular pentagons.
- Faces in graph theory are a lot like the six faces of a cube.
4.1(of coin, medal)cara femenino
- He drew a quick rendition of the two faces of the coin the Lujar had shown him.
- The poet's eye can see the two faces of the coin simultaneously.
- But high returns and high risk are two faces of the same coin.
- Shatner beamed with joy when told he had been selected to be on the face of the coin.
- Dancing and choreography for me are two faces of the same coin.
4.2(of clock, watch)esfera femeninocarátula femenino México
- The turret wall, a fort-like structure enclosing a 25-foot tower leads up to an analog clock with two faces.
- And I love how one of the clock faces of the Fendi Secret Dual Time watch is always very subtly covered.
- Moiré and mother of pearl pastel watch faces in colours like pink and aqua and agate will also capture an iridescent feel.
- We built a clock tower in Bowen with four clock faces in the center of the town as a memorial of the Bowen Variety Show.
- When Mrs C draws a clock face, or copies a picture of a flower, she omits much or all of the left side.
- A typical map divides the eye into sections, using the image of a clock face as a base.
- Here, traditional analogue clocks with crisp modern faces sit within achingly fashionable hoods.
- On top of each table were a wooden chess set, and a little clock with two faces next to each one.
- Watch faces, found at flea markets and removed from their bands, are arranged precisely on a tray.
- I couldn't see the clock in the bathroom because of the condensation on the clock face.
- Maybe an African watch should do away with confusing numerals and simply have just a sun and a moon on its face.
- They are also very well known for their simple, clean watch faces and designs.
4.3(of building)fachada femenino
- The windows on these faces look into narrow protected alleys or the small courtyard between the houses.
- On the faces of the building, it is difficult to tell where the floors are.
- Fireworks screamed up into the sky, exploding all around us and strobing the face of every building.
- The top floor will be set back from the main face of the building.
- The red line down the face of the building marks the precise longitude at which time begins.
- The cobblestones press back against my feet, the lit faces of the buildings rise around me into a clear, black sky.
- The glazed faces of the building terminate campus circulation routes.
- In this building, there was but one vertical movement joint on the south face.
- In older units, the dividing line was very often the exterior face of a wall.
- The general orientation of the buildings is east-west, with most window openings in the north and south faces.
- The three outer faces are very similar with a tall arch over the steps.
- The four distinct faces of the building force a process of scanning and mental reassembly at the scale of the whole wall.
5.1(of mountainside, cliff)pared femenino
- But he felt a renewed sense of betrayal when Bonington climbed the north face of the Eiger without him.
- The lift is strong and we are either climbing up the south faces of the ridges, or flying down the tops of the mountains moving much faster than yesterday.
- Here the road has been hewn out of solid rock, so the cliff face overhangs the narrow roadway.
- These have produced scarps with vertical cliff faces up to 800 meters high.
- This source of ore is quite iron poor, unlike the ores that were later to be quarried out from cliff faces.
- Contrary to popular belief, the bird's nests are not found in the faces of cliffs but in caves.
- Matt grabs the rock face with his bare hands and starts climbing grimly.
- Ocean waves pummel the rocky cliff faces, eventually turning some of the rocks into sand.
- Springs can occur in uplands if zones of perched water extend laterally to cliff faces or other steep slopes.
- For example, plains give way to rising mountain passes with steep cliff faces, and islands peek mysteriously out of lakes and seas.
- Diving through one of the many submarine tunnels and along the cliff faces is truly exhilarating.
- Such people were the first to leave the cave and see what was on the other side of the cliff face.
- A thin trickle of water drips down the dank side of a cliff face to splash into the stream below.
- It didn't take him much longer to reach a point where he could climb down the cliff face.
- Twenty years ago its soaring cliff faces and base was free of human habitation, and the tower stood tall.
- This is why we have to be very careful close to either the flat ground or a cliff or mountain face.
- The steep north faces of the escarpments escaped cultivation and the worst effects of logging.
- The researchers counted snail shells in soil samples from nooks of climbed and unclimbed faces of the limestone cliffs.
- The mountains are massive red sandstone lumps, their vertical faces rising to table-tops or dropping sheer into canyons.
- They shot rope ladders over the face of these cliffs and began to pull themselves up.
6(surface)the face of the moon — la cara de la luna
- to disappear off the face of the earth — desaparecer de la faz de la tierra
1(be opposite)she turned to face him/the wall — se volvió hacia él/la pared
- he was sitting facing the wall — estaba sentado en frente de la pared
- the children lined up facing each other — los niños formaron dos filas frente a frente
- the illustration facing page nine — la ilustración que está frente a la página nueve
- this wall faces the square — esta pared da a la plaza
- the hotel faces the sea — el hotel está frente al mar
2(confront)(superior/rival/opponent) enfrentarse athe two teams will face each other in June — los dos equipos se enfrentarán en junio
- I don't know how I'll face him when he finds out — no sé cómo le podré dar la cara cuando se entere
- to be faced with sth — estar / verse frente a / ante algo
- we are faced with a serious problem — estamos / nos vemos frente a / ante un grave problema
- let's face it, we have no alternative — seamos realistas, no nos queda otra alternativa
- they're right, let's face it — tienen razón, hay que reconocerlo
3(be presented with)enfrentarse ahacer frente aI face that problem every day — todos los días me encuentro con / me enfrento a un problema así
- we face heavy increases next year — el año que viene tendremos que hacer frente a fuertes gastos
4(contemplate willingly)I can't face going through all that again — no podría volver a pasar por todo eso
- I don't think I could face another bowl of rice — creo que si me dan otro plato de arroz me muero
- he couldn't face a future without her — no se sentía capaz de enfrentar el futuro sin ella
5(lie ahead of)several problems face us — se nos presentan / se nos plantean varios problemas
- defeat faces us unless we act at once — si no actuamos inmediatamente nos espera la derrota
6Construcción(surface/wall) recubrirthe front of the house is faced in/with stone — el frente de la casa está recubierto de piedra
7Indumentaria(sleeve/collar) forrarthe cuffs were faced with velvet — los puños eran de terciopelo
1the house faces north(ward)/east(ward) — la casa está orientada / da al norte/este
- the balcony faces out over the square — el balcón da / mira a la plaza
- she walked facing into the wind — caminaba contra el viento
- I was facing the other way — miraba para el otro lado
- about face! — ¡media vuelta!
- right face/left face! — ¡a la derecha/izquierda!
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