In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(hair/fabric/plastic) brillante(shoe) brillante(shoe) lustrosoa shiny new coin — una moneda nueva y reluciente
- the seat of his trousers was shiny with wear — los fondillos de los pantalones estaban lustrosos de tan gastados
- Continue to do this until most of the egg has set, but still retains a soft shiny surface.
- When cooked, the filling should have set like a custard and have a smooth shiny surface.
- Beneath the postmodern gloss of its bright shiny surfaces lies a cleverly disguised core of rational modernity.
- My eyes darted to the point of the noise and saw a small shiny black object with earphones.
- Standing them in water will keep the stems shiny and plump but be careful when using electric lighting near water.
- Ten minutes later, Keven stumbled out the door, face pale and shiny with sweat.
- When he looked back up at me, I realized what had been making his eyeballs so shiny.
- As the sun came and went behind the clouds, shiny surfaces reflected it right across the showground.
- An object with a smooth shiny surface reflects more light than an object with a rough grainy surface.
- One school friend said one vivid memory was of May as a child with long black shiny hair who loved to skip.
- I almost met him once and he had very shiny shoes - always a sign of true class.
- Powered by infrared lasers, the shiny surface reflects and focuses this laser beam into a ring.
- On the right we have a brand new shiny penny.
- How do I avoid scuffing my new shiny black shoes?
- Lead pipes and solder are dull gray, when scratched they will look shiny.
- My handsome brother, with his shiny black hair, white teeth and carved jaw line.
- She put on the silky dress, white stockings and shiny black boots.
- I didn't know they could even make fabric that shiny.
- My hair was all shiny and smooth from the stuff the hairdresser put in my hair yesterday.
- She glanced at me, her face shiny with sweat.
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