In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(opening) rendija femenino(opening) hendidura femenino(cut) raja femenino(cut) tajo masculinoto make a slit in sth — hacer un corte / una raja / un tajo en algo
- In 2002 a team succeeded in restricting the spreading of light emitted from a narrow slit in a metal film.
- In the soft light that came from the street lights through the slits of the curtains, she saw destruction.
- Macbeth thought for a second, his pupils narrowing to slits.
- They passed the light from these sources through a spectrometer (a device containing a narrow slit and a glass prism).
- At this point, narrowing the slit further no longer improves resolution but does cut down the amount of light.
- Many ornate stone bridges stretched across the streams, the little light reflecting from them streaming into the narrow slits which served as tiny windows.
- It was a fitting gown with long slits, black in color and had shiny small stones cut into tiny roses embroidered at the hem of the long skirt.
- Only two narrow slits in the wall allowed in the light from beyond the room.
- The door had royal red curtains and a little slit for a window.
- Stuff each fish with the ground spices (inside the cavity, along the slits etc).
- The sunlight was shining through the slit in his curtains.
- At this stage, they'll also check your garments for slits, broken buttons or zippers, and any other irregularities.
- At the end of the glans is a small slit or opening, which is where semen and urine exit the body through the urethra.
- A wrinkled tee shirt with shredded slits of material barely concealed her.
- Views into the galleries from the circulation system vary as the stair-ramp zigzags upward through a narrow slit at the back of the building.
- Even these narrow slits are set in from the building's exterior so that light actually reflects off of a section of the roof before it shines through the windows.
- Vents, the slits on the back of the jacket, are meant for ease of movement.
- Wrapped skits are featured with fine but simple shirts, strategically-placed slits which are functional rather than flirty.
- When you detect a hole in a corn stalk and perhaps some sawdust outside, cut a slit below the hole and dig out the worm.
- Use screens rather than walls, with narrow slits between the fabric and the poles.
1cortarrajar Méxicoto slit sb's throat — degollar a algn
- the dress is slit to the thigh — el vestido tiene una raja hasta el muslo
- Astrakhan farmers, cut the throats of pregnant sheep, slit open their wombs and pull out the soon-to-be born living lamb.
- The complicated procedure takes place over several days and involves slitting open the belly and removing the insides, as well as washing and boiling the animal several times.
- Aiur eyed him, but she slit open the envelope and pulled out a thin sheet of paper.
- Eagerly I slit open the carton, greedily I inspect all my new treasures and line them up on the sunroom floor to see what all arrived.
- He held a knife, which shook between leather-gloved fingers, as he slit open the front of the dress.
- It was as if a leathery membrane had slit open and out popped a deluge of technical knowledge I'd really honestly quite forgotten.
- Melinda sat in the hard plastic chair opposite of him, with a long square nail slitting open her perfect little brown paper bag containing her lunch, she never ate cafeteria food, never.
- From his belly button, to the bottom of his throat, I slit him up.
- Galanthous had slit both of my brothers' throats, and we couldn't get there in time.
- My throat feels like it's being slit by a thousand daggers, my chest is convulsing violently with the coughs and my eyes are clouded by lack of sleep.
- I slit open the rubber coating of the wires, and slid them back, revealing the copper innards.
- Both victims had been stabbed and severely beaten - their throats slit from ear to ear.
- Her name was printed dually on the front of the envelope and she slit it open.
- I carried it into the house with me and stared at it for what seemed like forever before working up the nerve to slit open the top.
- She slit open a packet of sauce from the supermarket.
- Two shopkeepers who saw the attack said the two soldiers killed had their throats slit after being ambushed in traffic.
- Kari slit open the envelope as she trotted up the stairs.
- As his observers craned to watch, John slit open the dog's belly.
- She then slit open the seal, had me hold my palm up and applied a line of lipstick on my hand.
- First of all, the lambs had all had their throats slit in the night.
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