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(obese)(person/animal/stomach) gordoto get/grow fat — engordar
- to grow fat on sth — enriquecerse con algo
- it ain't (all) over till the fat lady sings — el partido no se acaba hasta el silbato final
- I opened the door and came face to face with a fat janitor smoking a cigarette and operating an extraordinarily loud vacuum.
- I don't know how I can look at my stupid, fat bulk in the mirror every day.
- She was only plump, not fat, but in those girls' eyes, she was a whale.
- The market re-opened for the sale of fat cattle and sheep.
- She was sitting between a fat man who wheezed a lot and a woman who definitely overdid the perfume.
- The same white-and-orange hamster, named Honey, resided in a small cage cleaned out once a week and had grown so fat that she could hardly squeeze through cardboard tubes.
- Cue whinge after whinge after pitiful whinge about how fat she thinks she is, and how much weight she must have put on since entering the house.
- She was about Hanna's age and looked nice and friendly: short, a little plump but not fat, with long red hair and freckled face.
- He was 67, so fat that he could hardly walk, gluttonous, in ill health and within eight months of death.
- Sows are too fat upon entering the farrowing house.
- I'm sitting at the library across from a very skinny woman and I'm thinking about how fat I am.
- I ate 20 nuggets and a chicken sandwich meal and Rob kept on throwing things at me and calling me a fat pig.
- I've been visiting a few suburban areas in our country over the last month and have to say that I'm shocked at how disgustingly fat people have become.
- Despite the ‘real’ people portrayed, I've yet to see a fat person on board or someone with bad hygiene.
- Everyday, I see people not much older than me, fat and enslaved to cigarettes and/or alcohol struggling to get on/off a bus let alone walking somewhere.
- The limit of his agrarian radicalism was a demand, conceded by the British, for the removal of differential between Irish fat cattle and animals fattened in Britain.
- The case against fat proceeds on the assumption that if a fat person becomes thin, that person will acquire the health characteristics of people who were thin in the first place.
- He was a large, plump man with a fat gut hanging over his belt.
- We had 2,225 fat sheep on Tuesday and the best lambs made up to 145p/kilo.
- While fat cow and bull prices are still weak, feeder cattle prices are strong.
- Go on a diet with your pet - if you have a fat dog at home, like we do.
- Your eyes flash all round the platform to see if there are any hugely fat people you can hide behind - has he seen you yet?
- The link between the daily traffic jams outside schools and the bored, fat teenagers in the people carriers seemed to escape the members of the obesity taskforce.
- In York Cattle Market the following week there would be one of the biggest auction sales of fat pigs since before the war.
- Shell makes an interesting point about very fat people: in order to carry that enormous extra weight around with them, they have much more powerful muscles than less fat people do.
1.2Britishque tiene mucha grasa
1.3(fattened)(pigs/cattle) de engorde
1.4(thick)(cigar/book) grueso(book/cigar) gordoa fat wad of dollar bills — un grueso fajo de dólares
- Eventually he would come up, sit down, then carefully roll himself a fat, untidy cigarette, spilling some tobacco in the process.
- And then there is a guy smoking a fat cigarette that surely contains less tobacco than greenery.
- But you don't need to be a criminal mastermind to target our rather fat and sluggish financial institutions.
- The risotto turned out to be excellent and very well seasoned, with its fat grains of al dente rice and its large chunks of tasty mushrooms.
- Peer over your plate to see the deft hands of prep chef Samuel Ramirez shape cornmeal-molasses dough into fat hamburger buns.
- We sought refuge in the comfort of pipes, nursery food, big fat armchairs in stuffy, overheated rooms and low-risk jobs for life.
- The force of fat raindrops hitting my head was hard enough to make me wince.
- It's a bar where you can enjoy good company, a fat cigar, a dainty cigarette and a glass of fine red.
- With a mid-engined layout, a fat tyre at each corner and your own bulk almost as low as it can go, the weight distribution is perfect, and the handling truly sublime.
- Yet the questions remain: Are clean lungs and a fatter wallet worth my sanity?
- In order to attend you need not just a fat wallet but the right connections.
- Last year, Arthritis New Zealand ran billboards featuring a middle-aged woman sucking on a fat marijuana cigarette.
- Sometimes the balance teeters in one direction, but mostly I try to even things out by eating a salad on a day after eating a big fat steak with bacon.
- She then turned back and a female friend leaned down, took what appeared to be a fat, hand-rolled cigarette and lit it.
- She selected a very fat cigarette which she lit with a petrol lighter, and grinned as it issued a rich sweet-smelling odour.
2.1(lucrative)(deal/contract) lucrativo(deal/contract) jugoso coloquialthe fat years — los años de las vacas gordas
- For the rest, entering the entertainment world means having a colourful lifestyle, fat monetary rewards and an enviable social status.
- The country's attempts since the 1970s to build a diversified economy from the fat profits of higher oil process have failed miserably.
- She just didn't like crowds most of the time, except when she could escape notice in them - fat chance.
- He is not the first person to be sacked for missing targets and to walk out with a fat cheque, but what the bankers really disliked was the cut of his jib.
- A fat lot of good that is to a traveller who would be many miles away by the time it got there.
- For the first year I raved and plotted revenge, and a fat lot of good it did me.
- He might have assumed a lower profile, but he didn't disappear like many others with a fat cheque, a set of golf clubs and a one-way ticket to Florida.
- On the other hand, you be nice to me… and a fat lot of good it'll do you.
- But transparency is a fat lot of good if the newspapers don't bother to tell the public.
- Because the affordable homes remain owned or part-owned by whichever housing association is involved, they cannot be sold on for fat profits.
- Thanks in part to fat fees from those captive funds and betting its own capital and trading prowess, the bank did very nicely thank you.
- The reason one goes here is to pray for a healthy and happy pregnancy and trouble free birth - fat chance on the first score so hopefully the birth will be ok.
- So what happens to your big fat pension fund in these circumstances?
- A fat lot of good that did for our magazine industry.
- I'm just glad Rob didn't win (though he's got his hands on the money via matrimony anyway), and that Rupert got a nice fat cheque.
- The situation requires strong political leadership all round - fat chance.
- In any case, there is fat chance of finding alternative employment in this area, which to an untutored eye looks rich in natural assets.
- But fat chance that such a rational, liberal and secular proposal would ever get through here.
- This won't mean a fat lot to most of you, but the eventual results might be interesting.
- While they are buying well-known brand names and waiting for prestige and fat profits to result, they tend to forget the major difference between home and abroad.
- A groovy looking website with nothing to say or to do is a fat lot of use.
- Maybe the cause is so great or maybe the suffering is so intolerable that the ends justify any means - fat chance, but maybe.
- For years, Hong Kong's developers - owners of some of the most expensive real estate in the world - have enjoyed fat profit margins.
- The fat profits in the sector have driven the number of developers to 30,000 from 4,200 in 1991.
- More than fame, more than fortune, more than a fat cookbook contract, what they really crave is a good sandwich.
- And when the great boom began and the country's cities began to develop, there was a rush to profit from the fat contracts on offer.
- But according to a report issued last week, there is fat chance of this in our part of the world.
- And even if they do not form the next Government, they stand to receive fat pension cheques whilst they continue to work and earn.
- There is a similarly fat chance of us accepting the other unquestioned assumptions underpinning misanthropic doom-mongering about health.
- I gave up - there wasn't a fat lot of difference anyway.
- And so what if they're getting a big fat pay cheque - the money is commensurate with their sporting talent, not a measure of their morals.
- Such scaremongering is likely to do the nation's health a fat lot of good.
- All my children have spent time in excellent examples of both, but I have to say I find nothing concentrates head teachers' minds more than the termly handing over of the fat cheque.
- Ah well, it gives them something to write about, I suppose not a fat lot happens in Solihull at the best of times.
- There is fat chance of Tosh forgetting about this season, which surely has the makings of a magical 30-goal one.
- A company making big league profits and paying fat dividends to shareholders should be ashamed of its insulting pay offer to the people who actually do the work.
- Fat reduction brought fat times for much of the food industry in the early 1990s, helping to spawn such megabrands as Healthy Choice.
- Ideally, Heaney's talk would be broadcast on the radio but there is fat chance of that.
- Mrs Dobson said the task of the trust has become more difficult over the years as property prices escalated and they had to compete with developers hoping to make fat profits.
- The press has done a public service exposing this government's fondness for spin, rich businessmen and fat donation cheques.
2.2(large)(salary) muy altoa fat check — un cheque por mucho dinero
- they made a fat profit — hicieron mucho dinero
2.3ironic informal (very little)a fat chance you've got of winning! — ¡muchas posibilidades tienes tú de ganar! irónico
- a fat lot of good that'll do! — ¡para lo que va a servir!
- a fat lot you know about it! — ¡no tienes la más mínima idea!
1grasa femeninoanimal/vegetable fat — grasa animal/vegetal
- this cheese contains 30% fat — este queso contiene un 30% de materia grasa
- a fat free diet — una dieta sin grasas
2(on person)grasa femeninoto run to fat — echar carnes coloquial
- Sauté the bacon in a large frying pan until browned and the fat starts to run.
- You don't necessarily lose your powers if you're grey or turning to fat.
- The zoo said that the adoption of the practice is also aimed at helping the big cats reduce excessive fat.
- He was six foot one, and he never went to fat the way a lot of other policemen did.
- And she praised the television advert with fat dripping from a cigarette end as a group of friends smoke in a pub.
- One simple rule is to trim all excess fat from meat.
- Better diets are allowing people to grow stronger than in the 1950s, but much of the extra calorie intake is turning to fat, leading to bulkier waistlines.
- The changes are expected to enable the method to provide accurate readings that are unaffected by skin color or body fat.
- With a very sharp knife, score the fat of the lamb, creating a crisscross pattern.
- Many active people are curious about their body composition and wonder what percent of their weight is excess fat.
- This outer layer of body fat provides insulation from low temperatures.
- Fry over a medium heat until the fat runs and the bacon turns golden at the edges.
- Hydroxycut can also help you burn stored fat for energy while sparing your precious muscle.
- I can even afford to carry excess fat, having had more than enough to eat in recent months and years.
- But a friend said I would burn more fat by doing strength training before cardio.
- By late adolescence, girls have twice the body fat of boys, and boys have one-third greater muscle mass than girls.
- Research among 38,000 adults found the average man is now an ‘apple’ shape - meaning they carry excess fat on their waist.
- Losing just a few pounds of excess fat will go a long way toward improving your health.
- These supplements should be mainstays for any guy looking to add bulk while keeping off fat.
- Researchers say those with excess fat around the stomach - the so-called apple shape - are also less healthy than full-figured women.
- Insulin resistance correlates with visceral fat measured by waist circumference or waist to hip ratio.
- Your body has learned to use it sparingly as it relies heavily on fat for fuel.
- Jan remembers eating bacon fat as a savoury spread instead of butter on bread.
- He acknowledged that eating clean played a major role in ridding fat in the area and helping his abs show through.
- Not much hair, we don't hibernate, and only in the age of super-sizing have we learned to put on a truly impressive layer of body fat.
- As you gain strength, lose excess fat, and begin to look better in your clothes, revel in it.
- Aim to keep your pulse rate between 65 and 75 per cent at first, as this will help to burn any excess fat as well as increasing your cardio-vascular fitness.
- People who carry more weight around their waistlines are at greater health risks than individuals who carry their excess fat in the hips and thighs.
- The presence of excess fat in the abdomen is an independent predictor of risk factors and mortality.
- At the same time, it stalls the metabolic processes that burn fat for fuel.
- You decided to get healthy, put on muscle and maybe lose a few pounds of excess fat.
- Trim the fat from meat and poultry, says Potter, because pesticides and other additives concentrate there.
- When I went from a girl's body to a woman's body with natural fat in places, I freaked out.
- He was one of those fortunate athletes who, although very strongly built, never tended to run to fat.
- Bacon without all the fat, rind, and, er, flavour.
- I could hear the hard breathing of Senor Nunez across from me and could almost see in my mind's eye his nasal passages, suffocated by the large amounts of unnecessary fat in his face and throat.
- Carrying excess fat around the stomach, being ‘apple shaped’, is already known to be potentially damaging to health.
- Just beneath the surface of the skin is a thin layer of subcutaneous fat.
- To lose body fat, you should eat fewer calories and increase your exercise.
- A survey shows that these people are more vulnerable to diseases linked to excessive fat.
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