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(visible form)forma femeninoit is triangular in shape — tiene forma triangular
- in the shape of a cross — en forma de cruz
- what shape shall I make the opening? — ¿de que forma quieres que haga la abertura?
- they come in all shapes and sizes — los hay de muy diversos tipos
- the sweater's lost its shape — el suéter se ha deformado
- to be out of shape — estar deformado
- The shapes, crisp outlines and clear, near-obsessive glyphs are quite exquisite.
- Use a black marker to outline the shape and to write scientific or mathematical equations on the bag.
- This will create a clean lined look that will contour your body shape.
- The pattern is programmed to stitch an outline around the shape to hold it in place while the edge is stitched.
- Morgan hypothesizes that the mound shape was first outlined by a line of posts set in a wall trench, which served as a retaining wall for the fill.
- They cut out the portion where the sod would grow and outlined the shape with bender-board.
- The normal, healthy shape of the spine is a very gentle S-curve.
- Try using a garden hose, or sprinkle limestone, to outline the shape of a new bed.
- Families come in all kinds of shapes and sizes and configurations.
- Once you have outlined the shape of the rose bed, it's time to improve the soil - before planting the roses.
- Safes designed for home use come in a variety of shapes, sizes and designs, and there's sure to be one out there that's perfect for your needs.
- Disturbing images of police tape outlining the shape of Evangeline's lifeless body flashed before his eyes.
- Suddenly, he noticed a translucent, dark purple flame floating two or three inches away from his sister's skin, outlining the shape of her body.
- Layered shapes, outlined in black, burgundy or pink, imitate the forms of architecture and industrial design.
- For this he reconstructed a Neolithic forest whose outline forms the shape of an endangered falcon.
- They started putting masking tape on the floor to outline the shapes of machines.
- My finger traces along the seven stars, outlining the shape of a ladle.
- Suppose that one of Vermeer's main uses for the camera obscura was to obtain precise outlines for the various shapes in a composition.
- Outline the desired shape of your pond with a garden hose or a rope.
- His dark blond hair was cut very short and outlined the shape of his head neatly.
1.2(general nature, outline)conformación femeninoconfiguración femeninothe shape of things to come — lo que nos espera
- to take shape — tomar forma
- The shape of future health-care legislation is yet to be seen.
- Orwell's theoretical concerns about the likely shape of the future could be considered a form of political satire.
- The shape of this paper can be summarised as follows.
- Our new understanding will lead us to new tools, which will ‘change the nature and shape of firms.’
- A fulfilled national dream, the railway changed the lives of every man, woman and child in Canada and altered the future and shape of the nation.
1.3(unidentified person, thing)figura femeninobulto masculino
- The ground seemed lumpy and careful observations revealed the outline of a massive shape.
- At the edge of the woods, a few birds had started to call out and flutter between the trees, vague shapes moving through the mist beyond the half-open bathroom window.
- I am not in the habit of following strange shapes in the mist about eerie woods.
- Their shapes were not clearly distinguishable, as they were covered by some kind of insubstantial black flame.
- The field was denser than the War Six field, but the obstacles were more visible and their shapes were easier to identify.
- In the absence of the lamps, Tesha was unable to identify the shape until it righted itself and stood straight.
- Throughout the painting are less clearly defined shapes and stabs of the loaded brush.
- All she could see was a light purple mist that clouded anything beyond into indiscernible shapes.
- As he neared the hill the shapes took outlines of men instead of the formless gray lumps they'd appeared as.
- The mist became separate shapes, moving shapes, coloured shapes.
- Eldon looked at the radar screen and saw three shapes identified as Coalition frigates.
- Peering though the roiling mist, Andrew could see back-lit shapes moving within.
- Jim was desperately trying to make sense of the golden blur before him, trying to force the formless shapes to solidify, to identify themselves.
- Their shape could not be clearly defined as their outline seemed blurred in a haze of grey smoke surrounding them, but they seemed human shaped.
- He was hunting for greens when he became aware of the dark shape outlined against the shifting, luminous background.
- They looked up and saw a huge shape outlined by sunlight; it came over.
- Through the dark mist, I could make out the faint shape of a large cat.
- Slowly the world started to leak in to her mind, her eyes started to identify shapes; she could see the centurions crowded around her whispering.
- Holding out in front of her, trying to keep it steady, she pointed it at several of the moving shapes but couldn't identify any of them.
- Ada peered through the frosted glass of the front entrance, but was not able to identify anything other than some fuzzy grey shapes moving around the front yard.
2(guise)her reply took the shape of a 15-page letter — su respuesta consistió en una carta de 15 folios
- a third bidder emerged in the shape of Acme Inc — surgió una tercera oferta, presentada por Acme Inc
- assistance in the shape of food stamps — ayuda consistente en vales canjeables por comida
- I won't tolerate bribery in any shape or form — no pienso tolerar sobornos de ningún tipo
- help in any shape or form is most welcome — una ayuda, sea del tipo que sea / de cualquier forma que sea, siempre es bien recibida
3(condition, order)for her age, she's in pretty good shape — para su edad, está bastante bien (de salud)
- the old man's in pretty bad shape — el viejo anda / está muy mal
- he's in great shape for the tournament — está en muy buena forma para el torneo
- I was in no shape to put up a fight — no estaba en condiciones de pelear
- we've got to get you into better shape — tenemos que ponerte en forma
- to keep / stay in shape — mantenerse en forma
- to get bent out of shape — resentirse
- to knock / lick sth/sb into shape — poner algo/a algn a punto / en forma
4(mold, pattern)molde masculino
1(make in given form)(material/object) darle forma ato shape sth into sth
- she shaped the dough into a ring — formó un anillo con la masa
2(influence)(events) determinar(ideas/character/person) formarincidents that shaped history — incidentes que forjaron la historia
1(project) tomar forma(plan) desarrollarsehow's the team shaping? — ¿qué tal marcha / va el equipo?
- it is shaping to be the closest championship for years — se está perfilando como el campeonato más reñido de los últimos años
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