In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1Construcciónclavo masculinofemenino puntillaa nail in sb's coffin
- this failure is another nail in his coffin — este fracaso es otro paso camino a su derrota
- each cigarette you smoke is another nail in your coffin — con cada cigarrillo que fumas te vas cavando tu propia fosa
- to be as hard as nails — ser muy duro (de corazón)
- to hit the nail on the head — dar en el clavo
- to pay on the nail — pagar en el acto
- they paid cash on the nail — pagaron taca taca
- When choosing nails, bolts, screws and metal fasteners, use only hot dipped galvanized fasteners.
- However, one thing is certain that it's time to get out the nails and hammer, locate the wood and wheels and build your own flying machine.
- Not only that: the lines and shadows that make up the drawing are created entirely from masonry nails.
- The gypsum board must be attached to the wood furring strips or underlying masonry using nails or screws.
- I mean people talk about how you'd like to see children play out practical games, if you like, give them a hammer and nails and a piece of wood.
- After all, those pockets could come in handy when you're juggling hammers, nails and screws.
- Some residents had complained about sharp wood splinters and nails encroaching upon the children's play area in the park.
- One is a collection with dresses in black and white geometric patterns decorated with black leather and metal ornamental nails.
- Now, the trick is to hit the flat part of the nail with the flat part of the hammer, thus driving it into the wood.
- Once I had it positioned, I used wood glue and brad nails from the inside to permanently fasten the front oak trim piece with no visible fasteners.
- I also need a hammer and nails, picture hooks and the step ladder.
- It was a long piece of wood connected to a smaller piece of wood by some nails and a screw.
- The health and safety regulations included ensuring any wood collected had no nails in it and all materials prior to burning had to be fenced off.
- My salvation came in the form of a little nail driven deep in the wood.
- Built on sloping ground, the two-storey houses are made of wood held together by wooden nails and wedges with no iron or steel used.
- I cut two big pieces of wood and drove nails into them and tied them together.
- If you look closely, you can see some of the nails poking through the wood and it feels authentically gutsy.
- Wood formwork designed for internal vibration is usually joined by nails between the stud and face sheet and between the stud and the walers.
- Bolts, nails and other metal scrap are dangerously strewn about on the bridges posing threat not only to the pedestrians but to the vehicles as well.
- My grandad was an engineer by trade and we had loads of tools and boxes of nails, screws, hooks and no end of other fixings.
2Anatomíauña femeninoto cut one's nails — cortarse las uñas
- she bites her nails — se come las uñas
- before noun nail polish / enamel / varnish — esmalte de uñas
- nail polish / enamel / varnish remover — quitaesmalte
- Alex was clearly nervous, because she kept bending and flexing her fingers, and her nails were bitten down to the flesh.
- Muscles, organs, hair, nails and ligaments are all composed of protein, so it's obvious why protein is an important part of the diet.
- The surface of the nails were smooth and without any defects.
- Some of those patients had toenails so thick that they had outgrown the average nail clipper long ago.
- Debris from under fingernails should be removed with a nail cleaner under running water.
- Your nail bed is the skin beneath the nail plate.
- For example - I know that vitamin E is good for human hair, nails, and skin - so does this apply to cats as well?
- Laura started biting the nail on her right index finger.
- The sisters had their nails done together, recently splurging an extra $5 to have tiny flowers painted on their wine-colored toes.
- She placed her finger on the edge of the glass, scraping her nail across its surface.
- In the grand scheme of things, dry skin, rough nails and cracked fingertips are not serious health problems.
- The rest of the nail bed provides a surface for the growing nail to slide over as it advances at the rate of about 0.1 mm/day.
- Women have come to realize that they don't need to settle for a man with out-of-control eyebrows, chewed up nails, and dirty toenails.
- She kept her index finger in her mouth, biting the nail to keep her sane.
- Keratin is an extremely tough protein material that comprises the bulk of hair, nails and horny tissue.
- Choking back my breath to keep from crying out I clutched at my chest and felt my nails bite into the flesh of my palms.
- To avoid ingrown toenails, cut your nails straight across.
- The dorsal fold that lies on the surface of the nail is the eponychium, or cuticle.
- Make sure you get in between the fingers and under the nails where uninvited germs like to hang out.
- Longitudinal striations are accentuated ridges in the nail surface that can occur as a normal part of the aging process.
1(fix)clavarsheer panic nailed him to the spot — se quedó clavado en el sitio de puro pánico
2(apprehend)agarrarcoger Españatrincar España coloquial
3(obtain, secure)conseguirhacerse con coloquialyou nailed it! — ¡le acertaste!
4(expose)(lie) poner al descubierto
5Deporte derrotar EEUUeliminar
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