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(uncommon)raropoco comúnthe bird is a rare sight in this country — el ave rara vez se ve en este país
- with a few rare exceptions — salvo raras excepciones
- it is rare for this to happen during the summer — es raro que esto suceda durante el verano
- one of her rare television appearances — una de sus poco frecuentes actuaciones en televisión
- Either way, they are a rare event round here lately, so that makes them a big deal.
- These events are so rare that it's hard to find direct evidence of them on earth.
- I think you can get depression off the drug, although I still think it is a very rare event.
- It also gives them a rare opportunity to meet recent graduates in a relaxed environment.
- It is a very rare condition in Samantha's age group and she is one of only a few teenagers in the country to have it.
- In this day and age, it's a rare event due to the stormwater engineering in our cities.
- The condition is rare and is caused by the inheritance of an abnormal gene from an affected parent.
- Soon they would know far more than they ever wanted to about a rare condition called tuberous sclerosis.
- Live Aid was a stadium concert held at a time when giant outdoor events were rare.
- The rescue of Bulgarian Jews represents a rare event in the history of the civilised world.
- The best that most of us can do is to live with it, enjoy it and be thankful it is such a rare event.
- The condition is so rare it only affects a handful of women in the world each year.
- But the event also offers a rare chance to put some of the town's most caring people into the spotlight.
- Olivia suffers from two rare conditions which severely restrict almost everything she does.
- I think part of it was that staying up to midnight was a rare event, an exciting exception to our daily life.
- She was diagnosed with a rare condition that inflamed her liver at just six weeks old.
- This very rare condition stops the nerve fibres from sending a signal to the brain.
- Ben's condition is so rare that only 33 people in the world have ever been diagnosed with it.
- They donated Vicki's heart for research so that experts can learn more about the rare condition.
- Nine months later, the nation witnesses the rare situation of having no ruling party.
1.2literary (unusually good)(beauty/talent) excepcional(beauty/talent) singular
- Artistically, it is a rare and precious gem that demands careful examination.
- For the rare or unusual gift, a trip round the antique or second-hand shops and a little imagination is all you need.
- For the most part, though, the game is still in a position of rare strength.
- To be able to take a stand like he did is rare and precious thing in politics.
1.3British informal (fine, uncommon)we had a rare (old) time at the party — lo pasamos bomba en la fiesta coloquial
1(steak) vuelta y vuelta(steak) poco hecho España(steak) a la inglesa México
- The meat was tasty and cooked perfectly to my medium rare specification.
- We'll be cooking a steak rare on our barbeque and washing it down with some Chablis..
- Why does everything else pale in comparison to the rich, glistening red of a rare filet mignon?
- It is the sort of place I might take my grandfather for a rare steak and a bottle of Chateau Neuf de Pape.
- The steak could have been more tender if we had asked for it to be medium rare, which would have been better.
- A rare steak is returned by a customer who wants it better done.
- My comrade saw the perverse and absurd side of life and was happy to laugh along with it over a nice rare steak and a beer.
- Why should I be obliged to trade my rare steak for some fool's chicken Kiev?
- Top with slices of rare roast beef, then lettuce leaves, then tomato slices.
- The spicy beef was rare and served with green mango and coriander, but lacked any real zing.
- This was sent back to the kitchen as the rare steak was overcooked and the sauce was burnt.
- To them, it tastes as good as medium rare steak.
- For this salad, the sirloin needs to be medium rare to rare, so it is sufficient just to sear the meat on both sides.
- The meat was cooked medium rare as ordered, and was tasty and delicious.
- In another fragment he recommends hare, cooked rare, for a similar occasion.
- Patty was so mad because she had ordered a well done steak only to get one that was very red and rare.
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