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(tool)martillo masculinothe hammer and sickle — la hoz y el martillo
- Before you hit your sales reps with a lot of questions or break out the hammer and nails to begin building displays, do an assessment of your shop.
- Use a hammer and nail set or an electric drill with countersink bit to join the frame pieces.
- I moved on to the engine room and took a good look around the engine and workshop area, which still held tools, spanners and hammers!
- To do this, he says, you need two basic tools: a hammer and a screwdriver.
- Use a hammer and nail set to drive them below the surface.
- To drill through the tile you will need a hammer, a nail set, an electric drill and a masonry bit a little larger than the diameter of the screws you use.
- It wasn't until early last fall that I actually pulled it out of the plastic tub that houses my hammer, nails, and other unused tools.
- Grip pressure should be firm but not tight - about the way you would grip a hammer's handle while driving nails.
- Then pull out the nails with a hammer or locking pliers.
- In addition to Mike's skill and knowledge on the golf course, he's pretty handy with a hammer and nails and has quite a selection of tools in the garage.
- Use a ball-peen hammer or a block of wood and a nail hammer to knock the tool head out of the ferule on the handle.
- I also need a hammer and nails, picture hooks and the step ladder.
- If all you have in your home is a broken screwdriver, a hammer without a handle, and one wrench you hope will happen to fit whatever bolt you encounter, you need some help.
- Although the small shop houses a grinder-buffer, drill, bench sander and electric saw, most of the tools are primitive looking hammers, mallets and anvils.
- Much of the work is done manually using basic tools like hammers, shovels, axes and mammoties, a spade-like implement common throughout Sri Lanka.
- He began the process of clipping various tools to his brother's belt - nail gun, replacement clips, throwing chisels, hammers, saw blades, sander, drill bits.
- They have nail guns, hammers, drills, the whole lot; everything they need to facilitate the destruction.
- That wood was probably going to go to some company and be used to make door stops or handles for axes or hammers or something like that.
- Most of the project requires basic wood-working tools - a circular saw, a saber saw, an electric drill, a hammer, and a nail set.
- They would also have used tools such as planes, axes, adzes, draw knives, wedges, knives, chisels, hammers, mallets, awls, gouges, and spoon augers (a type of drill).
1.2(auctioneer's gavel)mazo masculinomartillo masculino
- Worrall's book is a warning to anyone lured by the auctioneer's hammer.
- This slim fast-talking man is a whiz with an auction hammer.
- Before I knew it my arm flew up, the auctioneer banged the hammer down and she was mine!
- City fans will be given a chance to get hold of their own piece of football history when items from Maine Road go under the auctioneer's hammers.
- A auctioneer lowers his hammer as a painting believed to be a work by Vincent Van Gogh is sold for US $550,000 in Tokyo yesterday.
2.1(in piano)macillo masculino
- The SFS adds a mechanical hammer block to prevent the hammer from hitting the firing pin unless the trigger is pulled.
- The safety also blocks the hammer from contact with the firing pin.
- Frames and slides are made to his specifications by a vendor, as are screws and springs, but Brown machines sears, hammers, safeties and most of the other small parts.
- On the other hand, Debussy seems at times to call for a delicacy beyond the capability of fingers or for a piano which has no hammers at all.
- If struck a hard blow, the hammers are designed to shear rather than override the sears.
2.2(in gun)percusor masculinopercutor masculino
2.3(in ear)martillo masculino
- There they became the anvil and the hammer, minute bones that transmit sound from the eardrum to the stirrup bone and, ultimately, to the inner ear.
- The drum vibrates with the sound and rattles three small bones: the hammer, anvil and stirrup.
- The findings are drawn from examination of the hammer, anvil and stirrup bones in the ears of Homo heidelbergensis fossils, also known as Boxgrove Man.
3Deportemartillo masculinoto throw the hammer — lanzar el martillo
- who won the hammer? — ¿quién ganó en martillo?
- We are very strong here in Sligo on the track, but quite weak in some field events such as pole vault, high jump and hammer.
- In the under-17 events, James Nagle won gold in the hammer and shot putt contests.
- Aidan Kelly scored top points when finishing in 1st place in the hammer with a throw of 36.24.
- Olympic hammer champion Szymon Ziolkowski of Poland set a new world championship record to win gold ahead of Asian record holder Koji Murofushi.
- The City of Glasgow athlete has thrown 55.10m in the hammer this season - well over the qualification mark for the World Juniors.
- And what about if the hockey was taking place on the same field that they were throwing the hammer and javelin.
- It is an Olympic sport, like rifle shooting, and throwing the hammer or the discus.
- There is also a track surface to provide a run-up for the javelin meaning the only disciplines the facility cannot currently play host to is the hammer and pole vault.
- He towered above others and could throw the hammer to a distance of around 190 feet.
- For Skyrac AC Nicola Jackson threw the hammer 39.22m for sixth place.
4literario(crushing opponent)azote masculino literario
1(nail) clavar(metal) martillar(metal) batirshe tried to hammer the rules into them — intentó meterles las reglas en la cabeza
- We heard the rhythmic pounding as the spear points were hammered onto shafts of ash wood.
- That way when you are hammering the post spike you are hitting the wooden post piece, not the metal.
- Jesus is flung on the rough timber and iron spikes are hammered through his hands and feet.
- I'm serious: some guy in my neighbourhood has been hammering the same nail for about eight months now.
- Far off to his left, he could hear Em and the Marns boy hammering planks to the tree.
- As a boy he was taught to read by feeling upholstery studs hammered into pieces of wood in the shapes of letters and numbers.
- With the birds already in the construction I couldn't start hammering a new thing onto it, nor could they really be moved for fear of traumatising the newborn ducklings.
- Of course that first thing that sprang to mind was lockjaw, but I've not been hammering any rusty nails recently, so it's unlikely.
- A golden spike was hammered into the ground to symbolize the momentous occasion.
- After that nails are hammered through the pre-punched holes as the pieces are attached to the wood.
- He has three men at work on the deck, and with a chisel, they are hammering little bits of cotton waste into the tiny spaces between the beams that form the deck.
- No one here is hammering a list of demands on a church door.
- The surgeon then packs cement along the distal femur and hammers the femoral implant into place.
2(hit)he hammered the ball into the net — clavó el balón en la red
3coloquial(defeat)darle una paliza a coloquialthey were / got hammered in their last game — les dieron una paliza en el último partido coloquial
- Swinging early and connecting often, the Giants hammered Curt Schilling and Brian Anderson in the first two games.
- The weakened side were hammered 62-2 and they could face another beating this week unless some players choose to return.
- In previous years you might have a slip-up and get badly beaten by Kilkenny - well, everybody thought they were going to hammer us anyway.
- The idea that the Welsh should support England at football when they hammer us at rugby is unacceptable.
- The lack of preparation caught up with him in the UK Championship last month, when he was hammered 9-2 by Stephen Lee in the quarter-finals.
- We've played against teams that have been worse than that and they've hammered us by more.
- Britannia Farnworth produced a special show for the television when they hammered Prince Rupert 9-1 in the first round of the Division One Cup.
- In the Keybury League under-sevens Group D, Myrtle Park hammered Gomersal C 11-0.
- Pakistan meanwhile hammers the Brits in their first county match at Worcester where Alimuddin scores a century.
- Yorkshire gave Steve Kirby the new ball on his return from a back injury but Fraser Watts hammered him for four boundaries and he was withdrawn from the attack but returned later to claim the last two wickets to fall.
- ‘Anybody looking at the final score would think we had been hammered, but that was definitely not the case,’ he said.
- After a week off Town's A team got back to action with a bang hammering Harlow with ten goals and did their goal difference a power of good.
- We got a glimpse of what may be possible when we hammered Doncaster in the opening game.
- The Fife side hammered their opponents 4-1 at Central Park while the Hampden side slipped up again with a goalless draw against Brechin City at Glebe Park.
- Although Skolars were hammered by a record score in the last game against Batley, Moorby is still taking the game seriously.
- Elsewhere, re-crowned champions Glasgow Hawks rounded off their campaign by hammering bottom dogs Stirling County 47-8
- Canada bowed out in the tournament's first round after getting hammered by Norway and Russia.
- The third team hammered Bradford University 5-1 at home with a hat-trick from M Bell and two goals from J Metcalfe.
- We beat them 21-6 and England hammered them 53-3, and it was a real low point for them.
- Last season he hammered Lancashire for three centuries in the championship and league clashes at Old Trafford - and finished up a double loser.
4(criticize)(novel/policy/person) triturar(policy/novel/person) criticar
- It hammers the company for not detailing the assumed rates of return at other telecom companies.
- It would probably do the culture secretary the world of good to go, even if she is hammered for the new three-year deal for arts funding from the government, announced last month.
- Some of the critics in the county who had hammered Corkery for more than a decade were lining up Masters as their next legitimate target.
- They might have hammered him for exposing a unit to theft or damage.
- No doubt there were hundreds of agitprop dramas in the 1950s hammering Joe McCarthy's red-baiting campaign.
- In his cross-examinations, he has hammered the witnesses with questions about rebel activity in their villages.
- Unfortunately we are hammered by the Government if we don't do anything - and by the public if we do.
- It looks like the Republicans are planning on hammering him on that one.
- He got five years for the fraud that never happened, and the system seemed eager to hammer him.
- He has been hammered in the newspapers and by the critics.
- They just attacked me, hammered me at the book signing.
- It seemed harsh to hammer him for following what must have been an agreed policy and harsher still when he was forced to play on the retreat all afternoon.
- The author has been hammered by critics into a tiny ball of bloody gunk over the last few months.
- The inquiry counsel annoyed the press by attacking their coverage and got hammered himself as a result.
- If the Government is increasingly hammering journalists here, there has to be a sea change in the way we respond.
- This is the first time I've ever had a case where in a shoplifting situation somebody has been hammered this relentlessly.
- Health professionals are mobilising to condemn the government, propose major structural reforms, and hammer the ineffectual minister.
- The press in America have hammered him for not winning any of the last four, but I would like to have that problem.
- Large goannas are the ones that are likely to be hammered pretty badly by cane toads.
- He is getting hammered for allowing these words to be in the State of the Union address.
5hammered past participleto get hammered — emborracharse
1(strike)dar golpesdar martillazosto hammer at sth — darle golpes/martillazos a algo
- to hammer on sth — golpear algo
- to hammer on the door — golpear la puerta
- the rain was hammering on the roof — la lluvia martilleaba / golpeteaba sobre el tejado
- Both Mr Noble and Mr Roper then hammered on the room doors along the corridor to rouse other guests before dashing upstairs to wake people on the top floor.
- Harlan took the dagger and hammered it down onto the desk so loudly that it made even Camelot jump.
- Played in ideal conditions the Charlestown lads settled quickly and took the lead through David Caffrey who beat three players before hammering the ball to the net.
- However Waterford were soon back on the attack and Fitzgerald went close once more as he hammered a right foot shot off the crossbar with Devlin beaten.
- This is as far as we go because rock breakers are still hammering away here, slowly pulverising the rock to clear trenches for drains.
- He clapped Bligh's arm, and then turned and hammered on the door.
- The equaliser came in the final minute when Lee Buggie latched onto a throughball and hammered a shot past the keeper.
- However, I broke the silence as I hammered on the door to attract attention.
- I hammered on the door of my brother's room and later on the restroom door.
- Indeed, Kilbride might have rubbed salt in with big Jim Fitz hammering a shot off the crossbar in the closing moments before the nimble Nolan brought the scoring to an end with his fifth point from a free.
- Yappyfox, the red fox who so proudly hammered on his cymbal for the previous nine hours, takes the stage and begins a classic instrumental song.
- There are, as I write, three or four thousand aroused woodpeckers hammering away at my property.
- On a coffee table in their sitting room stood two cups of cold coffee and the remains of two cream cakes - all that was left of the snack they abandoned last night when a neighbour hammered on their door and told them they had to get out.
- He hammered on the shield again, tears of rage and frustration flowing freely down his cheeks.
- He hammers away at the keys, periodically ripping the paper out of the machine, thrusting it into the hands of whichever cabinet minister has drawn the short straw, and gasping, ‘here, give them this.’
- People hammered on train doors and screamed to get out, while crowds in the station ran in all directions, protecting their heads, to get away from the chaos.
- Stephen then hammered on the door of a house to get help and an elderly man let him in and comforted him for half-an-hour before he walked for five minutes up the road to his home.
- Both men hammered on the rooms along the corridor to rouse other guests.
- The girlfriend, Peggy, knocks on the door of the room where Lemmon is furiously hammering away on his typewriter.
- I've been sawing and hammering away at that wood we rescued from behind the mall, and made a couple of lovely rough crates for my home-made goodies to go into.
2(throb)my heart was hammering — el corazón me latía con fuerza
- my head was hammering — tenía la cabeza a punto de estallar
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