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(precise, exact)(circle/copy) perfectothe dress was a perfect fit — el vestido le (or me etc.) quedaba perfecto
- He had taught her to shoot with perfect accuracy when she was just a girl, and she wouldn't let him down.
- The number of the card is zero, which when drawn is a perfect circle.
- She took a piece of chalk, and drawing, freehand, she drew an almost perfect circle on the floor.
- Dan knew that it would require the perfect timing for everything to work and go off without a hitch.
- I blew out puffs of smoke, watching as they came out as perfect circles and then dissolved into nothing.
- A car pulls into the lot, disturbing the perfect circles made by the ripples.
- With perfect precision he swerved in between cars and into the other lane.
- The Moon's orbit about the common center of gravity between Earth and the Moon is not quite a perfect circle.
- We cannot know the mind of the creator with sufficient certainty to predict this with perfect accuracy.
- When he regained his balance, he found a fist flying towards him with perfect accuracy.
- Each member of the team has a precise role, and perfect timing is crucial - the winner of the field gun is decided by hundredths of a second.
- Hence the well-known depictions of the human frame with the arms and legs outstretched to meet the circumference of a perfect circle.
- I spun in a complete circle, delivering mortal wounds to all of them with perfect precision.
- All of her attacks struck with perfect accuracy but had very little effect on him.
- His ripples in broadcasting are perfect circles - once again, he has to fetch the coffee for the old guard of breakfast radio.
- Again, she left him impressed with her precise aim and perfect measuring of her distance.
- Heck, even some of the tutorial levels require perfect timing and performance to clear.
- You cannot measure both the position and the momentum of any particle with perfect accuracy.
- These deposit themselves with perfect precision on a gold-coated silicon substrate.
- It's a seemingly simple movement, but requires perfect form to be effective.
1.2(faultless)(accent/performance) perfecto(performance/accent) impecable(teeth/complexion/eyesight) perfecto(gentleman/husband/host) perfectothis watch keeps perfect time — este reloj funciona perfectamente
- he speaks perfect French — habla francés perfectamente / a la perfección
- I'm in perfect health — estoy perfectamente bien de salud
- in perfect condition — en perfectas condiciones
- I'm not/the world isn't perfect — no soy/el mundo no es perfecto
- Since his character is perfect and unchanging, we can put our hope in him and not be disappointed.
- Since being truly perfect isn't possible, they will never feel truly convinced that they are loved.
- It was just about the perfect summer night, not too hot and not too cool.
- Two sisters sick of having to find the perfect tailor decided to do something about it.
- Aloe is the perfect houseplant because it requires little water and hardly any care.
- Yes, he's been doing that character for a while now but this could be its perfect moment.
- What I love about your characters is the perfect balance of cute and sinister, attraction and repulsion.
- What I had thought was possibly foxing turned out to be green and gold spatter decoration: the thing was in perfect condition.
- Despite our efforts, given the magnitude of the study we do not believe it is possible to create a perfect database.
- He asked me out in the most romantic way possible and everything was perfect for years.
- Bellringing is a real physical and mental challenge, with the aim being to ring the bells and make the sound as perfect as possible.
- Economics deals with real man, weak and subject to error as he is, not with ideal beings omniscient and perfect as only gods could be.
- Something makes it possible for the pool and diver to exist, and makes a perfect dive possible.
- In the mind's ear, one has an ideal of the perfect performance of a piece.
- But then she is back a scene later in what looks like the same car, only it is in perfect condition.
- The moment they were waiting for came during a perfect summer sunset.
- It seems the perfect model of a classic academic pattern, or indeed a political one.
- Without exception they are courteous and efficient in their efforts to ensure your stay is as perfect as possible.
- A buffoon, easily duped, he is the perfect pantomime character, but here we have him as a major member of the plot.
- The original sign looked the same, but was smaller, and in perfect condition.
- At this point a special piece of equipment is required to make the perfect martini.
- A perfect game requires a perfect combination of skill, concentration, and luck.
- Then I pulled my pillow down, put my head in the perfect spot, fitting right in between his collar bone and jaw.
- As I landed it I was amazed at its excellent condition and perfect fins.
- Very few goods - especially those on display - are in perfect, pristine condition.
- He said it has been a pleasure babysitting the old powerhouse, which he says is in perfect condition and ready to start up again.
- Attempting to make sense of what happened, Joel finds a letter from her but refuses to open it for fear of shattering his ideal of the perfect life they shared.
- Sailing has all of the requirements of a perfect summer sport.
- For me to achieve a perfect throw requires concentration and luck.
- It is very important to note that she was wearing a white frilly dress that was still in perfect condition.
- Four hundred years later the kayak is still unchanged in its basic design, because for its size it is as near as possible to being a perfect boat.
- Washington gambled on a two-part plan that required luck and perfect timing.
- It is a perfect summer's evening, in a quintessentially English setting outside the village of Pulborough in West Sussex.
- Delivery vans are equipped with fridge and freezer compartments in order to ensure goods arrive in perfect condition.
- A perfect world wouldn't require that from him, wouldn't need him to be the brave, strong one.
- They have even put up notices locally, offering a £25 reward for the return of the bike in perfect condition.
- These are characters who want perfect lives, but who keep finding out that destiny has other plans for them.
- Fashionable, somewhat attractive, her manners are perfect but her character is not.
- They arrived today, all packaged in bubble wrap and styrofoam pieces and they were in perfect condition.
- The seats and toilets should be maintained in perfect condition and audience should be offered snacks and drinks.
1.3(ideal)(weather/day) ideal(weather/day) perfecto(crime/example/excuse) perfecto(opportunity) idealthis is the perfect tool for the job — esta es la herramienta ideal para el trabajo
- one thirty would be perfect for me — la una y media me vendría perfecto / estupendamente
2(complete)a perfect idiot — un perfecto idiota
- she has a perfect right to be here — tiene todo el derecho del mundo a estar aquí
- he's a perfect stranger to me — me es totalmente desconocido
- he's been a perfect darling — se ha portado divinamente
- This series is characterised by perfect realism juxtaposed with wild imagination.
- A thought's breadth away, a woman of perfect absolutes stood in a field of death.
- Structurally this makes perfect sense, as life gets denser and more morally complex as you go through your teenage years.
- Whatever their reasons for getting into engineering in the first place, it makes perfect sense for them to grab this chance to opt out.
- In a time before now all five elements existed in perfect harmony and each existed with harm to none.
- Strange how something Kevin assumed was patently ridiculous made perfect sense to me.
- In this view of history, infinitely perfectable humans progress towards the desirable end of perfect happiness.
- He was a perfect stranger, and he spent 45 minutes making sure that I wasn't stranded.
- Like all parental guilt trips, the reasoning behind it made absolute and perfect sense.
- Sure, the ideal would be perfect control of documents as they get passed around and changed.
- All this, the writer suggests, Jesus makes possible by his perfect sacrifice.
- It has seven vowels, it has no perfect tenses, it is chock-a-block with suffixes and its syntax is baroque.
- First, it is relevant to the formation of the perfect tense in many European languages.
- Many mathematicians were interested in perfect numbers and tried to contribute to the theory.
- He who affirms that all perfect numbers end with the figure 6 or 8 are right.
- In an early number theory paper he proved that there is no odd perfect number with fewer than four distinct prime factors.
- Prior to publishing, he also found an upper bound on the least prime divisor of an odd perfect number.
- The ninth, tenth, and eleventh perfect numbers were found after the twelfth was discovered.
- You see, grace builds upon nature; it doesn't destroy nature, but builds upon it and perfects it.
- A surgeon who has performed operations on different kinds of patients learns and perfects himself experimentally.
- What had happened by 1974 was that many of the new technologies of 1944 had been perfected, or at least made cheaper and more reliable.
- He had studied day and night when he was younger, perfecting each and every spell, until he could defeat anyone who stood in his way.
- By these rules he and his disciples have spent about 120 years perfecting the most effective and efficient self-defense system known.
- The staff busied itself with perfecting a peacetime organization which meshed closely with the demands of war, so that the chaos of 1870 could never be repeated.
- This procedure involves complete excision of the diverticular sac and has been perfected recently by the use of stapling devices.
- Regardless of where they live, people spend a great deal of time developing and perfecting methods of using weapons for hunting and fighting.
- She saw each stroke as perfecting herself, not even noticing where the others were.
- Engineers had to perfect techniques and improve the organisation of services in order to control operational expenses.
- All of these are unfortunately no more than vague calls for perfecting ourselves.
- With this knowledge, he perfected the tendon transplant technique through which he carried out reconstructive surgery on those with damaged hands and feet.
- Everything possible is being done to perfect plans to avoid a winter crisis, according to North Yorkshire health chiefs.
- He ran his slender hands through his hair, perfecting his new disheveled look.
- In the same way, the works a person does for himself are ‘life’ to him insofar as they sustain his life, because he maintains and perfects himself through them.
- He has polished and perfected it to such a level of sophistication that few may find it easy to master.
- Working in the privacy of your own home allows you to develop and perfect your skills.
- Other students recall that it was when she improved physically that she perfected a glacial superiority that intimidated some of them.
- For the past six months the cast of 19 have been perfecting their lines and polishing up on the songs, and he says they are one of the best drama groups he has worked with at the school.
- In it, he argued that people were not prisoners of their own destiny, and that happiness was thus not to be found in simply following one's own inclinations, but in perfecting oneself through active cultivation.
1the future/present perfect — el futuro/pretérito perfecto
- the past perfect — el pluscuamperfecto
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