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(speedy)(pace/runner/car) rápido(pace/runner/car) veloz(ball/service) rápidoit's her fastest time over this distance — es su mejor tiempo en esta distancia
- fast train — tren rápido
- she's a fast driver/learner — conduce/aprende muy rápido
- to pull a fast one on sb — meterle la mula a algn
- I got an Estonian passport stamp, courtesy of a short trip across the water from Finland on a very fast catamaran.
- He was a fast learner, able to look back at his own mistakes and improve.
- What You Waiting For is the benchmark for the album, immediately enjoyable with its fast lyrics and catchy melody.
- He is the fastest horse I've ever had, and it was because of his speed that we kept him away from the others in the early stages.
- Jamie was into speed, he liked fast cars and the adrenaline rush of living life on the edge.
- But this is a very fast printer able to cope with heavy workloads.
- I'm a fast learner, or they are fast teachers, but it's damn cool.
- A predator in every sense of the term, he was a giant among fast bowlers.
- One of the fastest planes in the air is set to resume service on the London to New York route in the near future.
- A little speed will take care of that, letting you zip around and fight at an incredibly fast pace.
- But do they emit overt commercial messages that fast and possibly irresponsible driving is a good thing?
- The big key to Daytona is making sure you have a fast car that is capable of getting out front and staying there.
- Tillman is best in press coverage; his tight hips hinder him when he has to play off fast receivers.
- She pulled me onto the dance floor and I surprisingly had a lot of fun moving to the fast beat of the music.
- Most countries retain fleets of small, fast vessels for coastal patrol.
- To make such bold statements about any fast bowler is brave verging on foolhardy.
- The competitors were doing 29 miles per hour for the first hour, an incredibly fast pace.
- Unless you're a fast reader who can keep a clear head, there's a good chance the narrative will speed off and leave you behind.
- Alexis ignored the question and continued walking at a slightly faster pace.
- Keep the defence tight, and when on offence, I want to see quick feet and fast passing.
- This bird is the world's fastest animal at 220 miles per hour.
- I'm a strong, fast walker who has to make a deliberate effort to slow down when in company.
- The band feature two capable and incredibly fast guitarists.
- He claims not to be a fast writer, just someone who responds well to pressure.
- More importantly, they're purposely kept brief to maintain the fast pace of the game.
- However, it lacks power over 60 mph and up hills so you have to perform some fast gearchanges.
- Another fast ship of those times was the American Clipper the Flying Cloud.
- Yorkshire are waiting for a fitness report which will reveal if the fast bowler will be able to play tomorrow.
- Even for a fast learner, though, four months is an awfully short time to cram.
- Typical rotating frame experiments are performed in the fast exchange limit.
- Far be it from me to say that this was a bad exam, suffice to say it was an exam in which fast writers were rewarded, at the expense of those without bionic hands.
- Am I just different to the norm since I have never been a great lover of watching fast cars speeding around a piece of tarmac for an hour and a half?
- Focused on fast ships capable of 31 knots, this has put the wind up rivals, few of which have the resources to match this kind of investment.
- The Gonubie course is fast, but also requires strength, both of a physical and mental nature.
- This track is very demanding for drivers with fast corners and it's enjoyable to drive here.
- I'm still missing a little speed, which you need on these fast indoor courts.
- He was promoted to the BP-Ford squad for his experience and knowledge of the dauntingly fast Finnish roads.
- This 2 mile road course is very fast and tricky.
- He got off the mark over fences at Kilbeggan, beating Lantern Leader four and a half lengths, and will revel in the fast surface.
- The first mistake was to choose indoor carpet, a fast surface, that suited Leander's serve and volley game.
- A good 10 km to blast away the cobwebs is an excellent idea and this is a fast course where personal bests are quite possible.
- Further than that, the Bught Park is traditionally a fast surface, an ideal venue for the sharp stick work both sets of forwards favour.
- And as the sun continues to shine, so do the hopes of Inn At The Top - who favours the firm, fast ground.
- The King George VI Chase at Kempton could be next for the horse if the ground was to come up on the fast side and rule out Best Mate.
- The final section from the Bolt Shelter to the road is fast, flat, and fun.
- Quarterback Kurt Warner will take advantage of the fast surface and the speed of his receivers.
- Faint Heart was a costly failure at Galway, going down by a length to Right Key, but was all at sea on the fast surface then.
- Our fastest roads (our motorways) are also our safest.
- He did well to finish on the predominantly flat fast course to finish in the top 70.
- The surface of the pitch was outstanding and the outfield was fast and true.
- Both batsmen got in some early practice, taking advantage of friendly bowling from the PCA XI and a fast outfield.
- Its not a super fast track, but it is very technical with some great corners and elevation changes.
- The Brisbane pitch is fast and bouncy so I think we may just lose the first Test match.
- But on a lightening fast surface, the British No.2 was always likely to be a troublesome competitor.
- It was a fast, flat course over two large adjacent areas joined by a steep bank.
- He's another who handles a fast surface and a repeat of his creditable second to Lord Of The Turf at Galway will see him land this.
- It's not a high-speed circuit, there are not many fast corners.
- Taking the fast outfield into consideration, fans could be in for a rather heavy-scoring game.
- He was always close to the lead, but could only stay on one-paced in the closing stages and may have found the surface on the fast side.
1.3my watch is five minutes fast — tengo el reloj cinco minutos adelantado
1.4Fotografía(film) sensible(shutter) rápido
- It should be lighter, with a fairly fast lens, and reasonable responsiveness and battery life.
- So depending on the lighting conditions you may need to use fast lenses and/or high speed film.
- It's a good idea in any case to have a selection of slow, medium and fast film on hand at all times.
- For low light and fast shutter speeds you need a fast film and also a fast lens.
- Again this is where you use the fast film and enlarge for the portrait.
- Obviously you will want to use your fastest lens, let me know what it is and I will try to suggest a film for you to use.
- This was big-time exposure country, and had I known in advance I would have brought my tripod and a stock of fast film!
- I used fast film, fast shutter speed, and zoomed in to fill the frame.
2(tight)he made fast to the jetty — amarró (el barco) al desembarcadero
3(permanent)(color) inalterable(color) sólido(color) que no destiñe
1(quickly)(move/work/drive) rápidamente(drive/move/work) rápido(move/work/drive) deprisanot so fast! — ¡más despacio!
- the day is fast approaching when … — se está acercando rápidamente el día en que …
- how fast were you going? — ¿a qué velocidad ibas?
- fast and furious
- the questions came fast and furious — lo (/ los etc. ) ametrallaron a preguntas
- play has been fast and furious — el partido ha sido rápido y dinámico
2(ahead of schedule)it's running six minutes fast — va seis minutos adelantado
3(firmly)to hold fast to sth — agarrarse fuerte a / de algo
- he held fast to the idea — se aferró a la idea
- stand fast if they try to change your mind — manténte firme si te quieren hacer cambiar de idea
- the car was stuck fast in the mud — el coche estaba atascado en el barro
4(soundly)to be fast asleep — estar profundamente dormido
1ayuno masculinoto break one's fast — interrumpir el ayuno
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