In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1llama femeninoto be in flames — estar (envuelto) en llamas
- to go up in flames — incendiarse
- a wall of flame — una barrera de fuego / llamas
- to be shot down in flames
- he/his plan was shot down in flames by his boss — su jefe lo demolió/demolió su plan
- the plane/pilot was shot down in flames — el avión/piloto cayó envuelto en llamas
2(passion)llama femeninothe flame(s) of love/jealousy — la llama del amor/de los celos
- he's an old flame of mine — es un antiguo enamorado mío
(abusive email, posting)flame masculino
cualquier mensaje ofensivo que llega por Internet en respuesta rápida a otro mensaje
1(blaze)(light/jewel) refulgir(fire) arderher anger flamed (up) again as she reread the letter — volvió a montar / a arder en cólera al releer la carta
2(glow)(sun) encenderse(sun) enrojecerher cheeks flamed with anger/embarrassment — se le encendieron las mejillas de (la) ira/vergüenza
3coloquialInformáticapublicar un flame
1coloquialInformáticato flame sb — mandarle un flame a algn
- With a ‘whoosh’, the dried wood and grasses caught fire, and the flames licked around the pyre.
- He died instantly, before flames engulfed his body, which was identified from jewellery and dental records.
- Mr Moreton told how on the night of the fire he saw flames licking the roof of one block and tried to raise the alarm - but could not find any fire alarms.
- She moved toward the small spot of light, which had narrowed from a flame to a glowing ember.
- He sat alone in the room, darkness engulfing everywhere except for the area touched by the flames of the fire in the large stone hearth.
- The stranger's clothes, having been doused with alcohol, are ignited by flames from the fireplace.
- The forfeitee tilts his/her glass at an angle of 45 degrees, and places the rim of the glass into the candle flame - thus igniting the sambuca.
- Nearly 60 per cent of candle fires start when the flame comes into contact with nearby combustible materials.
- However, it had steps in front of doors, fire escapes exposed to flames, inadequate balcony stairways, and no exit signs.
- All but one of the items ignited when the candle flame came near the decoration and over half completely disintegrated.
- As a result blue light is more energetic than red light and hot flames from well adjusted Bunsen burners emit blue rather than yellow light.
- Just walking down the block, for instance, one can see tiny flames of fire when a match is lit or when a lighter for a cigarette is flicked.
- The candle flame represents fire, with black and white candles the most commonly used in magic.
- Nathan shifted on the log, riveting his gaze to the dancing flames of the camp fire.
- I take another sip of cocoa, and stare out the frosty window, thanking the flames of the fire for warming my tired body.
- Residents are directed to guard against the threat of fire as flames continue to engulf many areas in New South Wales.
- He stared into the fire to avoid her gaze, to focus his thoughts within the flames and the glowing embers.
- The roll of paper towels was toppled over and on fire, the flames merrily making scorch marks on the counter and soot stains on the underside of the cabinets.
- He was on fire; he saw the bright flames playing over his body, and the edges of his clothing lifting and curling into scrolls of fire.
- I couldn't do anything else but stand there and stare into the glowing embers and jumping flames in order to still the tears that threatened to spill over.
- Even though he ignored her at school the flame of hope that burned in her heart hadn't gone out yet.
- The flame of truism burns bright in Shane's love for Dostoyevsky's kind of Crime & Punishment.
- You could almost see the flames of competitiveness burning inside him and, although fierce, he was a man of character and kindness.
- After 25-years on and off the road, the flame still burns hot and bright, with the band often clocking in shows at three hours a stretch.
- Now if any band are ready to make it they are, there is a flame burning inside them that no one is going to extinguish.
- The winning flame continues to burn bright within O'Neill's men and it remains to be seen if anyone can snuff it out.
- And no matter how many years may pass, his poetic flame will still burn brightly.
- A flame of passion burned within me at his touch, and I only lusted more.
- Having been a successful businessman since 1964 he could survive without football, he said, but the management flame still burns.
- If the flame of literature burns strongly in Swindon, though, one man is perhaps responsible for keeping it healthily fanned.
- The perfect kiss at the perfect timing could definitely spice up your relationship, keeping the flames of love ever burning.
- The funding extinguishes the last flame of hope that the school could be saved.
- Our playful dig drew plenty of interesting emails and surprisingly, very few flames.
- I post my thoughts on a blog that anyone can read and don't worry in the least that my public declarations will cause me any lasting harm, except for the occasional flame from a commenter.
- It also created the culture of flames - abusive emails.
- The social dynamics are very different; you think more before responding instead of posting a quick flame.
- Remember, a flame is not about responding to a story - it is merely the vehicle by which you can tell the world what's wrong with it.
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