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(water/food) caliente(weather/day) caluroso(climate) cálidoa hot country — un país caluroso
- don't touch it, it's hot — no lo toques, está caliente
- it's hot today/in here — hoy/aquí hace calor
- I'm/he's hot — tengo/tiene calor
- to get hot — calentarse
- I/she got very hot — me/le dio mucho calor
- (in children's games) am I getting hot? — ¿caliente o frío?
- the metal was red hot — el metal estaba al rojo vivo
- under the hot sun — al rayo del sol
- to get/be all hot and bothered about sth — sulfurarse/estar sulfurado por algo
- to go hot and cold all over
- I went hot and cold all over — se me puso la carne de gallina
- to have a hot temper — tener mal genio
- Usually, by now, many of us are starting to feel the tiring effects of the hot summer sun.
- Hopefully the temperatures won't be as hot as last year which should make climbing the Tor a little less traumatic.
- Very hot drinks and spicy food can increase pain and bleeding and should be avoided until the gum has healed.
- When they returned home, there were mince pies and hot drinks for everyone.
- The sea water temperature is a warm 37 degrees - hot enough for a bath!
- Whisk the tempered mixture into the hot milk mixture and place over medium heat.
- Everyone there was dressed for the hot summer sun, in bathing suits and oversized T-shirts.
- I drink my hot chocolate - they serve the real stuff on these trains - and sneer inwardly at them.
- I went out because I was so tired and thirsty, plus the hall inside was very hot and humid.
- A simple meal of soup, bread and cheese, followed by a hot drink, is served and a basket is available for voluntary donations as you leave.
- It eased her mind and her spirit to prepare hot food for her family, to ready them for the day ahead.
- With the facilities open daily, young people will be able to get soft drinks, hot beverages and snacks.
- My scream was reduced to a gurgle as someone poured hot liquid down my throat.
- Late night eateries will have to secure a license before dishing up hot food to hungry revellers as part of a major shake-up of licensing laws.
- Thousands of people had spent the night in their cars, as firefighters distributed hot soup and food.
- On holiday in Tenerife, he opted to run in the hot sun in a bid to get used to the temperatures he will face in Africa.
- It was perhaps the quickest I had ever prepared a hot drink, and it was in under a minute.
- She stepped into the hot bath and enjoyed the sensation of the warm water soaking into her aching bones.
- Eat plenty of hot food, drink lots of soup and tea; hypothermia is a very real danger that can come on very quickly with few telltale signs.
- Swimsuits tend to be more flattering than two-pieces, but they can get too hot in high temperatures.
- But my child is only young, and is unable to apply lotion or cream properly and regularly in order to be protected from the sun on a hot summer day.
- Crops were really showing the stress of the extremely hot temperatures and dry conditions all of last week.
- He drank some hot coffee, ate three sandwiches, and had a quart of beer.
- Combine oil, vinegar, garlic and salt and pepper to taste; pour over hot beans.
- The desert was hot, and the temperature was never less than ninety degrees during the day.
- The hot summer sun will scorch your lawn if you cut it too low.
- Springtime is always welcome in Sacramento, but summertime can be uncomfortably hot.
- The time to start this project is when the weather is sunny and hot - 80 degrees or more.
- I was smart enough this time to wait for my hot chocolate to cool a bit before drinking it.
- This is followed by a light meal of bread, fried plantains, or fried dumplings and a hot drink early in the evening.
- They walked side by side into the house and then to the kitchen to drink some hot tea.
- A live food counter would serve hot dosas and appams prepared right in front of your eyes.
- The air was cool at first but as the day wore on, became increasingly hot and uncomfortable.
- Marie was surprised to find that Natasa was sitting at the table drinking hot tea and it was Lucio at the stove cooking breakfast.
- Stockings can be uncomfortable, especially in hot weather.
- The temperature often topped 50 degrees celsius and the hot thermal winds blew with unbelievable ferocity.
- The next morning felt almost hot when the temperature soared to 21°F, with only a faint wisp of a breeze.
- The summer months are hot with daytime temperatures in the low to mid 90's, but the winters are mild.
- An hour later the three were chatting over hot chocolate in the small cafe that served hot drinks and food to skaters.
- Guiromélans realizes that tonight will be their first taste of hot food since he joined their crew.
1.2(spicy)(curry/sauce) picante(curry/sauce) picoso México
- It has a slightly peppery taste which accounts for its being named after the hot cayenne pepper.
- Some hot spicy dishes contain so much chilli that you can't taste a damn thing.
- I think it has a lot more kick and tastes even better with hot cherry peppers instead.
- On the other hand, South Indian food is traditionally hot and spicy, with a bit of gravy and lots of flavouring.
- Everyone has his or her favorite hot sauce or special spicy dish, and truly, the heat can be addictive.
- Very occasionally, the fish was cooked in a hot sauce.
- Outside it's crayfish season, so the restaurants were all selling these, cooked in a hot curry sauce.
- Do not add the hot pepper unless everyone loves spicy hot food.
- It is not surprising therefore that the sensation caused by hot chilli peppers so closely resembles physical heat.
- A Jamaican speciality, jerk pork is rubbed in hot spices and cooked over pimento wood to impart a memorable flavour.
- Four of them had never been in Thailand before, but they all like the place and they even dared to taste the hot Thai food.
- Mix well to combine; season to taste with black pepper, hot sauce and sugar.
- Pakistani dishes are often made with yogurt, which reduces the effect of the hot spices used in cooking.
- The berbere is a hot sauce of cayenne pepper and twelve other spices.
- The flavour of garlic is well known for its hot, dry pungent taste, savoured in the cuisine of many cultures.
- The green peppers make a fruity hot sauce, while the ripe ones make a superlative red sauce similar to Tabasco.
- Generally, Thai food is hot and spicy but is also sweet and sour.
- Its foods are hot, spicy, or bitter, and its plants are prickly, sharp, or stinging.
- Smoke was rising from the barbecue and the special mustard for the frying sausage was really hot and spicy.
- When we do see him eat out it is often at a Mexican take-out, where quantities of hot sauce disguise the taste.
2.1(intense)(contest) muy reñidothere is hot speculation about the outcome — se está especulando mucho acerca del resultado
- things started getting hot on lap 25 — la cosa se empezó a animar en la vuelta número 25
- His eyes were wide, and Egewe sensed the hot miasma of emotions that the boy was emitting.
- All I felt was frustration and anger and hot emotions roiling through me.
2.2informal (dangerous)peligrosoto make things hot for sb — hacerle la vida muy difícil a algn
- the situation was too hot to handle — la situación era demasiado difícil / peliaguda
- I was shocked to see fur listed as a hot fashion item, not once, but several times.
- At times, things got a little hot for the celebrities and teachers jumped out of their standby mode.
- He used to be more ridiculed than respected, now his Che Guevara T-shirts are hot fashion items.
- Buying clothing is not like shopping around for the latest electronic gadget or a hot set of wheels.
- Some people, of course, might find it too hot to handle.
- Trousers and trouser suits were hot fashion in the early 1970s and everyone tried to make them their own.
- The USB flash drive has become a hot product in the past few years, thanks to dropping prices and sheer convenience.
- At any moment, one can look at eBay to get a real-time reading on what's hot.
- According to the Mainichi Daily News this hot new taste sensation is set to take Japan by storm next month.
- Unfortunately, unlike cutting taxes, cutting spending is a task that even the most fearless of politicians usually finds too hot to handle.
- But in Jing'an Park, Dior was presenting hot fashion for the coming spring and summer.
- Freda Metcalfe and Roz Kerr targeted the big scores for division one champions Brigadier as Ox found them too hot to handle.
- Your home may not look like a castle, but if you live in a hot real estate market, people will pay a king's ransom to buy it.
- It is a chance for customers to see what's hot for this season.
- It was broken by airplay from pirate station Radio Caroline, the Beeb deciding it was a little too hot to handle.
- Even with four firemen in their squad, Hoylake simply found him too hot to handle.
- The only way I know what TV shows are currently hot is by reading about them in magazines and such.
- Out on the roads round Rivington, near Bolton, York's Charly Wegelius once again found the Aussies too hot to handle.
- In my opinion, if you have something hot, price it more; otherwise, price it less.
- McCusker, Gray, and McEvoy were proving too hot to handle, Derry found fouling the only way to stop them.
- Shane Coogan's free proved too hot to handle and Philip Roche was quickest to react and he prodded the ball home.
- Using these as a guide, we've done our own bit of research as to whether York as a place to live is hot or not.
- Australia found the target of six runs an over too hot to handle, slipping from 102 for one to 136 for seven in less than nine overs.
- Tucker Carlson, the feisty co-host of The Spin Room, is also seen by some as a hot commodity.
- The super Saint proved to be too hot to handle for the Darwen defence as he hit them for a treble.
- Pakistan needing nine runs from the final over found Nehra too hot to handle, managing just three runs.
- The pensioner said she was delighted by the return of the animal and suspects it was because Ellie May proved too hot for the thieves to handle.
- But if entering the supermarket fray is too hot to handle, let's make a simple suggestion.
- Cygnet's captain Angela Powell led from the front as Leeman found them too hot to handle.
- Five African elephants will be re-homed in France because they have become too hot to handle.
- Haver said to expect the rocker and biker look to be hot for party-goers.
- So, anyway, I can exclusively report my hot surf fashion tips.
- They played at pace, a pace too hot for the visitors to handle.
- By November the Teso area had become too hot for the rebels and most of them fled.
- And that's why the hot new thing in popular music is the good old sound of heritage rock.
- Plus we got some hot new Electric sunglasses, and Web took me to surf Trestles three days straight.
- The afternoon was spent checking out Gangnam, which is apparently the hot place to live in Seoul.
- In 12 months' time, the event will be staged again, and four more hopefuls will vie for the title of hot new fashion star.
2.3(eager)hot for sth
- a public hot for the latest novelty — un público ávido de novedades
- he was hot on / for her — estaba loco por ella
3.1(fresh)(news/scent) reciente(news/scent) fresconews hot off the press — una noticia de último momento
- Of course, it doesn't take a psychic to know that defense and security are hot right now.
- Usually at CES, one or two hot new mobile electronics aftermarket products stand out.
- In a moment they raised a loud clamor, announcing that the scent was hot.
- The real question for industry watchers to be looking at is whose sad story will be the hot topic throughout the fall?
- And it was only days ago the prospect of aiming for Mars again was hot news.
- Since The Mac Weekly story hit the presses, the issue has become a hot topic both on and off campus.
- The stories were hot topics for major news outlets and bloggers, due to the companies involved and the massive number of compromised records.
- Judging by the news and links on its sites, this is a hot topic for the industry, bureaucrats and research organisations.
- It was a moment that shocked Britain; that made a tedious election campaign the hot topic of all our gossip.
- Once it died down, and I ceased to be hot news, I was stranded in this catastrophic place.
- I've spent the weekend with The Girl, which is hardly hot news I know.
- Given the growing interest on Capitol Hill, the hot topic at the conference was reform of the patent system.
- What is hot news this month in the U.S.A. is a five-year-old story to the rest of the world.
- He sells papers, leads the evening news, and is the hot topic on talk shows.
- But the nine o'clock news needs something now, while the news is still hot.
- Brunswick omits any reference to the date of the event so that it's unclear his story is not exactly hot news.
- We'll be talking about the hot news items of the week, and we'll have a solidly conservative perspective.
- Outsourcing may be a hot topic in the news, but the practice is as old as computers themselves.
- The thing that used to kill me, when there were hot news events going on, especially campaigns, was the lead time.
- Its new interface is designed around the idea of social networking, a recent hot topic on the Internet.
- Disasters can be always hot news no matter where they happen.
- Once picking up hot scent, he bores in and busts birds out of the cover to provide the gun a shot.
- Yet the formal inquiry dragged on for a week and became the latest hot topic for talkback radio and office gossip.
3.2(current)(story/issue) de plena actualidad
- The whole creationism versus evolution debate is so hot here.
- I understand that when an issue becomes hot it has to get overdone by politicians and other groups in this country.
- And there's no doubt that this hot debate on consciousness will continue.
- The disaster occurred in the middle of the federal election campaign and quickly became a hot political issue.
- A Vancouver study shows why day care remains a hot campaign issue.
- But of late the hot debate is why many women are choosing not to marry and others are opting for the union later in life.
- A scheduling meeting, followed by a brainstorming session about some ideas for a hot new series.
- Putting humor to such politically hot and contentious issues is the best way to keep them in perspective.
- It is a still a point of hot debate with skiers as to whether Les Arcs is a work of architectural genius, or simply a hideous alpine eyesore.
- The circumstances of his death are an issue of hot dispute.
- Both were criminally charged amid hot debate over whether the female officer should be punished in such a situation.
- Although electronic security is a hot new market sector for many firms, others have been at it for a long time.
- So what's so hot about the hackability, and is that even a word you ask?
- Obviously that's a hot debate that I'm just beginning to get into.
- These used to be the sites of hot political and literary debate.
- The problem became a hot election issue, with cleaner hospitals a key manifesto pledge by the Conservative Party.
- There is absolutely no denying that competition in this arena is burning hot.
- Simple as the question looks, it has become the centre of a hot debate between some local officials and scholars.
- It usually appeared weeks or months after the accident, and was the subject of hot debate.
3.3(popular, in demand)(product) de gran aceptación(movie/play) taquilleroone of Hollywood's hottest stars — una de las estrellas más cotizadas de Hollywood
- Instead I find myself thinking about hot, sweaty and passionate sex.
- Jeremy is chatting up the hot American girl who lives in the next apartment.
- Lehman also points out a bit of censorship when one line proved too hot for the dialogue track, though it's there for lip-readers.
- It is pretty uneventful except for introducing the new characters - Rachel and her dad, Alex, who is hot for Susan.
- He kissed her, it seemed simple and loving to the eye but it was a hot kiss with more emotion then either thought possible.
- Jas was all hot for Jeremy and there was nothing I could do so why trouble myself?
- Amanda could almost smell his cologne and it made her feel very hot for him.
- They had been so hot for each other, beginning to date right after her graduation from high school.
- Mikey felt himself getting rather hot from this excitement, and both the girls could see it.
- It wasn't hot and passionate - just a quick, sweet kiss that warmed me to the center of my being.
- I felt my lips being crushed and a hot passionate kiss spread over my glossy lips.
- The truth is, even if they were dog-ugly I'd still be kind of hot for them.
- He kept asking me to come over to his dorm for hot passion and the time of my life.
- Even at the tender age of twelve I had a fine understanding of the ways of women and could tell the only reason she was so worked up was she was hot for me.
- The market is hot for Hollywood extravaganzas that fill screens at multiplexes.
- Some, like Will Ferrell's cameo as a prisoner who's hot for Hutch, work because they're just a tad weird.
- I have a hard time believing if she shed 40 pounds you'd suddenly be hot for her.
- One of the reasons why I'm still hot for him: we've been talking dirty all the way back home.
- This works especially well with members of the opposite gender, since it makes them intensely hot for you.
- Same goes for your big brother, who I remember as being hot for 16 year old girls.
4.1(expert)(lawyer/card-player) hábilto be hot at / on sth
- she's pretty hot at physics — es un hacha / es muy buena en física
- he's pretty hot on current affairs — está muy al tanto en temas de actualidad
- I'm not too hot on the subject — no sé mucho del tema
- The purveyor of fine art, who also makes an honest buck with cartoons and wacky drawings, is hot on humour.
- They're great at scaring us with how much we pay into Europe, not so hot on telling us what we get out of it.
- But then our Johann isn't so hot on the maths, even at the best of times.
4.2(keen)to be hot on sth
- she's hot on punctuality — le da mucha importancia a la puntualidad
4.3(satisfactory)how are things? — not so hot — ¿qué tal? — regular / más o menos
- she's not feeling too hot — no se encuentra muy bien
- Maybe putting all of Brian's and Freddie's songs all by themselves on their own album sides wasn't such a hot idea.
- Contreras and Hernandez don't look so hot on paper, but they've been able to get the outs they need when they need them.
- And while iMode may be fine for targeting kids and consumers, it's not so hot for business.
- I'm not too hot with electronics, so I managed to enlist my brother to sort the circuits out for me.
- Its demeanour is that of the same old story as they have once again failed to exceed their own limitations, making it a must for fans but not so hot for the rest of us.
4.4informal (sexually attractive)buenón coloquiala hot chick — una chica buenona Cono Sur Chile México coloquial
- he's really hot — está cuerísimo
5argot(stolen)robadoafanado argotmangado argot
- One theory is that the painting may have been too hot to handle after it was stolen and was either taken abroad or destroyed.
- It is so hot and radioactive that the miners use remote control equipment.
- Police decided to publicise the robbery as much as possible in an effort to make the paintings too hot to handle.
- In those first vital hours, the police decided to publicise the raid as much as possible in a bid to make the stolen pictures too hot to handle.
- The situation goes from bad to worse after they find a way to dispose of the hot merchandise.
6(in gambling)the hot favorite — el gran favorito
- a hot tip — un soplo
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