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(not tight)(jacket/blouse) suelto(blouse/jacket) holgado(blouse/jacket) ampliothese jeans are loose around the waist — estos vaqueros me quedan flojos de cintura
- the handcuffs were loose on my wrists — las esposas me quedaban flojas
- In all operational conditions, airmen should be fully clothed in loose garments for sun protection and reducing sweat loss.
- Men wore loose shirts and trousers made of the same materials.
- Fleece garments are loose fitting and don't need the tiny stitches of tailored clothing.
- The businessmen are dressed in loose shirts and trousers made out of ‘African’ - type materials.
- They were instead the baggy costume of a peasant, loose trousers and a short cropped shirt.
- He was dressed in a loose shirt, a vest, trousers and brown boots.
- Home again, still a little over-heated, I changed back into shorts and a very loose shirt and cooled down nicely over a cup of excellent espresso.
- Most were dressed in comfortable, loose clothing, totally practical, which made him wonder why Isabelle had dressed the way she had.
- The men were mainly dressed in loose robes and laced leather boots.
- The bodice appeared to be rather tight fitting, but the skirt was quite loose and flowing.
- Clearly emphasising more on the textures and styling, the duo presented an entirely western range with skirts, dresses, jackets and loose trousers.
- I turned to see Aya leaning in the corner, arms folded and dressed in loose shirt and tight shorts.
- They just need to wear loose clothing and if possible they should bring a scarf they can wrap around their hips.
- Barefoot and bare-chested men wore the perfunctory long white pants with drawstrings, and women wore dresses and loose shirts.
- She selected the simplest of the gowns, a well-tailored dress of silver silk with a loose skirt and sleeves.
- Traditional male dress included loose trousers and shirt, with perhaps a robe over that, and a red-felt skullcap.
- Alexa slowly traded her T-shirt and khaki pants for shorts and a loose shirt.
- In a session the client, dressed in light, loose clothing, rests comfortably on a bodywork table.
- She was wearing loose trousers and a blouse that hugged her figure quite tightly, all her garments were black.
- It felt good to have the wind rush through my loose garments and hair.
1.2(not secure)(tile/screw/knot) flojo(screw/knot/tile) suelto(thread/end) sueltothis tooth is loose — tengo este diente flojo
- the button's very loose — el botón se está por caer
- some of the pages were loose — algunas páginas estaban sueltas
- a loose connection — un mal contacto
- loose covers — fundas para sillones y sofás
- the knot had come loose — el nudo se había aflojado
- the piece had worked (itself) loose — la pieza se había soltado / desprendido
- to wear one's hair loose — llevar el pelo suelto
- to be at a loose end / ends — no tener nada que hacer
- to tie up the loose ends — atar (los) cabos sueltos
- Their trainers crunched against loose stones as they ran down a narrow dirt alley, bordered by high wooden fencing.
- Those ten minutes translated into distance as half a mile of wading through six inch deep troughs of muddy water, half a mile of sliding and tripping over loose rocks and embedded stones.
- The farmer had three loose teeth and another three that were missing.
- When plants were grown in a combination of compact and loose soil, the spatial arrangement of the zones determined the shoot response.
- The loose federation of independent record shops that went under the banner of the Chain With No Name is not yet the chain with no members, but there are fewer than there used to be.
- These include hot, dry surface soils, shallow planting depths, compact soils, and loose or cloddy soil conditions.
- "The Frontier is a relatively loose political grouping compared to other prominent parties, " Lo said.
- Erin had her black hair pinned up under a loose woven hairnet, much like the one that Dylan was wearing.
- I know which paving stone is loose and conceals a puddle, ready to squirt up at unsuspecting commuters.
- These have a rather loose weave construction which helps the flavour to release.
- ‘The fire brigade went up and down in their skylift several times and removed the loose stones very courageously,’ he said.
- Heavy, tight weave fabrics will burn more slowly than loose weave, light fabrics of the same material.
- Periodic meetings of ordained leaders link the districts of a settlement into a loose federation.
- We hope the next flood will wash away this loose stone and it is replaced by a good, hard, smooth surface, which is more environmentally and wheelchair-friendly.
- Look for a natural fabric with a loose, open weave such as burlap or some types of cotton and linen.
- It is rumored that the loose Federation idea has some support among the neoconservatives, which is worrisome, since they tend to get what they want.
- Tom claims that his sore toe is infected and that his tooth, which is loose, aches.
- He scrambled back over loose stones, calling out to her impatiently.
- He stumbled slightly on a loose board of one of the bridges.
- Then somehow, he lost his concentration, pulled on a loose piece of stone, and stumbled backward.
- I tripped on a loose stone and hit my head on the wall.
- The company's units were operating as a very loose federation, linked only by the name.
- High contact pressures cause the feet to penetrate through the loose material and actually compact the soil directly beneath the foot tip.
- Earlier today, his dad and I had a discussion about the loose tooth.
- There was no cut to her lip, but a tooth was loose, and blood was welling in the base of it.
- They coated his back like a bandage, the loose weave unevenly criss-crossing over his thin, muscular body.
- If the weave is loose enough, elastic stretching may give way to pulling through of the fibres to bring about a permanent change of shape.
- The stones were loose, making it a treacherous climb.
- That's fine for a few moments in the tomato patch, but if you want to spend a full day outside, you should know that the loose weave of straw isn't very good at blocking the sun.
- Check masonry walls for loose stones or mortar, and repoint if necessary.
- After you have removed the old flooring, the first thing you need to do is to dig away the loose earth beneath, until you arrive at a solid soil base.
- The bunches should be spargolo, loose rather than compact, so that air circulates around the individual berries during the all-important drying process.
- His brave intervention and the ‘vicious’ attack that followed left Adam with a cracked bone under his eye and loose teeth as well as a broken nose.
- Overlapping this loose weave are two sets of maroon lines.
- Although not strictly transparent, the weave is loose enough for it to visually disappear into the background.
- Grinding can cause serious problems - broken or cracked teeth, gum problems, tooth sensitivity and even loose teeth.
- The 15-year-old schoolgirl suffered a perforated eardrum and two loose teeth in the attack by up to five other children, while it was recorded.
- After heavy overnight rain, they faced very slippery roads, invaded by thick mud and loose stones.
- It creates a federation of very loose and potentially conflicting states.
- When the roots create a dense network on stony soils it is better gradually to remove loose stones in order to prevent any damage, which may be caused by their movement.
1.3(separate, not packaged)(cigarettes) suelto(tea/lentils) a granel(lentils/tea) sueltoto buy/sell sth loose — comprar/vender algo suelto
- I wrote it on a loose piece of paper — lo apunté en un papel (suelto)
- You can give the loose stone as a gift and choose the setting at a later stage, if you wish.
- A book bag or backpack helps keep loose items together.
- My feet dangled in the air as I closed my eyes, feeling a chilly breeze brush away the loose hair that had escaped from my braids.
- I brush the loose hair that escaped from my hat back away from my face, and lower my scarf to reveal more than just my red cheeks, a pair of eyes and a very red nose.
- He could feel her tears run down his bare torso, and let himself bury his face within her loose, newly dried hair.
- The process involves putting down a sticky binding agent and then spreading it with tiny stones, or loose chippings.
- His hair was long and wild, with loose strands and long bangs that covered his menacing eyes.
- This further complicated the positioning of loose blocks within the meter-thick sequence.
- In recent years, relatives have added miniature fences and decorative loose stone chippings to some plots in this area of the cemetery, in tribute to their departed loved ones.
- Leaves and loose blades of grass swirled within it too.
- I rolled my eyes, tucking a loose curl that had escaped from my messy bun behind my ear.
- A loose paper floats from within the bag and floats to the ground.
- Did they all get together at the end and scrape together lots of loose change after carefully dividing the bill according to work done?
- The scree consisted of loose blocks of rock of all sizes, held together by frozen soil of smaller particles.
- He picked up some loose pieces of paper and straightened them together by tapping them three times on the podium's surface.
- Bookbinding is a term used to describe the various methods of securing or ‘binding’ together of loose pages into a book.
- While beanbags are safe they pose a risk if loose beads escape from the bean bags.
- He carefully secures the material around my head, making sure not to snag any loose hairs within the knot and places his hands once more on my shoulders.
- They added that the driveway should be properly surfaced with materials other than loose stone or gravel, in the interests of highway safety.
- Her hair was loose now, untied from the ponytail and swinging halfway down her back.
1.4(not compact)(earth) suelto(weave) abierto(weave) flojoloose chippings — proyección de gravilla
2(free)sueltoa tiger is loose in the town — un tigre anda suelto por la ciudad
- to break loose — (escape) soltarse
- to let / set / turn sb loose — soltar a algn
- let him loose — suéltalo
- she turned the horses loose — soltó los caballos
- don't go and let him loose on the new computer — no lo vayas a dejar usar la computadora nueva
- they have been let loose on Mahler's Ninth — les han permitido acometer la novena de Mahler
- loose horse — caballo sin jinete
- to be on the loose — andar suelto
3.1(not precise)(definition) poco preciso(translation) libre(translation) aproximadothe wording is so loose as to … — está redactado de forma tan vaga que …
- a very loose use of the term — un uso muy sui géneris del término
- And though Thai Buddhism forbids the taking of life, the interpretation is loose and the diet is not strictly vegetarian.
- It seems like a rather loose interpretation of the word slave.
- Based on the country's rather loose interpretations of international law it will be interesting to see what they do with him.
- In that trial and others a Trial Chamber dwelt on the interpretation of this loose clause.
- The film is a loose interpretation of the final years of Sade's life.
- Such epic historical recreations in film have in the past left themselves open to severe criticism with their somewhat loose, sometimes ignorant interpretations of fact.
- By the 1970s, when the project was belatedly put in train, it was rightly judged that the effects of the Clean Air Act justified a loose interpretation of this provision.
- Unfortunately, the drawings give only a loose interpretation of the points' locations.
- The writer again represents a loose, not a strict, construction of dietary prohibitions.
- The new signs, in standard yellow and black, are up, and are predictably loose with their interpretation of English.
- You need to look at the slow erosion of states' rights, and strict vs. loose constructionism of the Constitution.
- Is such a loose interpretation and modification of the well established concept acceptable?
- I did it in four days and it's a country record… my loose interpretation of what country music is.
- Following last year's loose interpretations of what the genre meant, I was expecting something of the sort.
- He said the guidelines were too loose and their interpretation by local authorities was likely to vary greatly.
3.2(flexible)(structure) flexible(organization) poco rígido
- Elected chancellor of the loose union of representatives of the worlds, she played the role of benevolent manager in times of strife.
- I was also able to practice aikido regularly and was among several of the teachers who created a loose, organizational structure for aikido dojos in Northern California.
- Whether Armitage's proposal was formally adopted or not, "a very loose central government" is what has been created in Afghanistan.
- Until the end of the twelfth century, the Mongols were little more than a loose confederation of rival clans.
- Meanwhile, the other party leaders (and John Key) form a fairly loose cluster at the extreme opposite end of the spectrum.
4.1(immoral)(morals) relajado(morals) libertino(life) disolutoa loose woman — una mujer fácil / de vida alegre
- "Do you think Tess is a loose woman?"
- A promiscuous woman is a loose woman. Note that in all three propositions, the reference is to sexual promiscuity.
- Some traditional interpreters see this as a stern admonition - this is a loose woman, and she had better change her ways.
4.2(indiscreet)(tongue) sueltoloose talk is dangerous — la indiscreción es peligrosa
- In February 1940 a nationwide campaign was launched that warned the general public against loose talk and the dangers of unwittingly giving information to enemy sympathizers.
- He reports on a near-epidemic of indiscipline, suicides and loose talk
- In too many instances, he said, the wives knew a lot about what the Bureau was doing, and they talked about it to excess so much so that their loose talk might compromise current investigations.
5Medicinato be loose — estar / andar suelto de vientre
1(release)(prisoner) poner en libertad(prisoner) soltar(horse) soltar
2(fire, unleash)(arrow) lanzar(violence/wrath) descargar(wrath/violence) desatar
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