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(not in use)de máshave you got a spare umbrella you could lend me? — ¿tienes un paraguas de más que me puedas prestar?
- have you got any spare paper or (British also) any paper spare? — ¿tienes un poco de papel que no te haga falta?
- there's a spare seat in the bus — sobra un asiento / queda un asiento libre en el autobús
- there was not an ounce of spare flesh on him — no le sobraba ni un gramo de grasa
- to go spare — (become distraught) enloquecerse
- there are two tickets going spare for tonight's performance — sobran dos entradas para la función de esta noche
- He led her to his motorcycle, pulling up the seat and removing a spare helmet.
- Volunteers contribute spare processing time to the project, and currently about 80,000 CPUs are active.
- When all was done I sat down next to grandpa Mic and waited as people filled the seats around me but there was still a spare chair to my left side.
- She turned up the heater, turned all vents on the stranger and reached behind her seat for a spare jacket.
- He found a counter with some spare room and set the rifle down there, giving it as close an exam as he could in the dim light.
- You do need to open up your case but, since it just requires a spare bracket space, you don't need to worry about slot insertion or other expansion slot issues.
- Assuming that a spare piece of cloth could be used for nearly anything, she kept the banner as well.
- Jurys also has significant spare land around many of its Dublin hotels which offer additional future revenue generating opportunities.
- Keren occupied only one leaving his spare seats free.
- Their contract with SunGard was supposed to give them daily backups, plus spare space in Hoboken, N.J., in case of dislocation.
- T5 owners are not being offered a free memory card - their PDAs have plenty of spare memory, said PalmOne.
- Years ago in the midst's of battling other kings lands, King Valric had found the time and spare men to hunt out the seven tribes of the free people.
- Marco actually reached for the spare sheet of paper on Nick's otherwise vacant desk, but Nick brought his fist down hard onto Marco's fingers.
- I found myself fretting almost uncontrollably at the sides of the boys who carried Will to a spare spot under a vacant tree.
- Open crates and various strange pieces of equipment seemed to occupy every spare bit of space.
- Currently he was wearing Drakes best shirt and Javlin's spare pants.
- I've got loans out to three of them, and I told one of them she could move into my spare room if she was tired of her current boyfriend.
- It's the only spare seat in the whole classroom.
- He stepped out into the warm air and sat down on the spare plastic seat.
- It's been hard to get a spare second to write with semester finals and the fact that I got a new horse to train.
1.2(in case of need)(key/cartridge) de repuestotake a spare change of clothes, just in case — llévate una muda de más, por si acaso
1.3(free)librein my spare moments — en mis ratos libres
- if you've got a spare minute — si tienes un minuto (libre)
- My every spare evening was spent catching up with sleep.
- I have more spare time and I'm more perceptive of my life and my surroundings.
- He stood up and went to the phone, and as luck would have it, Dr. Olson was in, and had some time spare to check Lauren over.
- If you have a spare hour, it's a great way to pass the time.
- For most acts, this wouldn't work, but Lemon Jelly has a style that requires headphones and a spare 45 minutes to absorb the album from start to finish.
- A question from another child revealed Mr Blunkett wishes he had more spare time.
- With more spare time than younger people, we can spend some of it at the casino.
- In his spare hours his interest in music burgeoned.
2.1literary (lean)(build/person) enjuto literario(person/build) cenceño literario
- Empty but not hungry, she felt sleek and spare, like a dragonfly.
- Francis, a tall, spare figure and a devout Christian, was to remain in the hot seat.
- A tall, spare man with jet black hair leaned over the counter to greet them.
- She was spare featured with a thin mouth and rectangular face.
- Ellen is a small, spare woman with large dark eyes and skin as brown and dry as leather.
- Glazed all along its south side, it offers a simple, spare and sunny series of places that provide a surprising number of possibilities for eating in company.
- These recordings are spare and simple - just three guys in a room playing clean, clear lines and letting them ring.
- The wall works and the floor sculptures complement the walks, which he documents with elegantly spare photographs.
- Critics usually describe Hemingway's style as simple, spare, and journalistic.
- Empty or peopled with bodies, the stage sports the spare, cool stylishness of a contemporary fashion shoot.
- Instead, it has changed the way we design with wood and focused architectural commentary on factors like economy of use and elegance in spare detailing.
- Viewed from any angle, or from either bank, the effect is elegantly spare.
- All the tunes are by the trio's leader, and are characterised by a spare elegance and melodic accessibility which never tips over into the merely saccharine.
- A committed Catholic, Byrd was able to make his living, and his reputation, writing anthems and services in the vernacular spare style for Anglican worship.
- Less is definitely more when it comes to dramatizing Hawthorne, and the film is suitably spare and lean, both in style and characterization.
- Buildings are dotted about a spare landscape resembling a dream-like stage-set; black-clad figures move across the horizon like crows.
- The interiors of the units are likewise spare, but evocative at the same time.
- It has a beginning, middle, and end, almost a spare and simple story in itself.
- It has a distinctly Super Friendz sound: spare guitar work, precise melodies, choral harmonies and explosive drumming.
- They seek to reduce what they see as needless clutter and eye candy, and to fashion beautifully spare pages, focusing on the most pleasing presentation of text.
- Furnishings in the kitchen and sleeping areas are simple and spare.
- Watson's drawing style is spare and square, in the literal sense.
- Shot in black-and-white, this is a visually spare film featuring empty landscapes of sand dunes, sand storms, and unco-operative camels.
- The spare, simple production here has little studio gloss - it's near minimalist - and brings Chapman's warm voice to the fore.
- His musical language is spare in style, its melodies and harmonies based on old church modes and the pentatonic scales of Finnish folk-music.
1.1(reserve)I'll take a spare just in case — llevaré uno de repuesto por si acaso
- I'm always losing my key; I think I'll have a spare made — siempre estoy perdiendo la llave, creo que haré un duplicado para tener de repuesto
1.2spares pluralBritish (spare parts)repuestos masculinorefacciones femenino México
- I think the great problem is that there is no real place for the second in line, to have the heir and then as the newspaper said, the spare.
- It doesn't hurt to have one spare, but three is a little too much.
- You are left with a payload remainder for water, supplies, spares and camping gear.
- As Caroline continues to complain, her cell phone battery goes dead; she then demands Ed find her spare in her Louis Vuitton bag in the front seat.
- After E, above you put the kit back together and have a large box of spares left over.
- I thought it was in case one broke down, then he'd probably use that other one as a spare.
- Do they sell your make of car in the country you are visiting so spares will be available?
- Everybody in the world should buy all Miyazaki's films twice and then give their spares to each other.
- He played his bass like he had five spares waiting backstage.
2(in bowling)semipleno masculino
- After her first turn, she'd decided to get the five gutter balls out of the way and missed the first ball, then got a spare.
- This bowling alley has fun graphics to indicate strikes and spares, a loud beep when you step over the line and mysteriously greasy balls.
- However, by the sixth frame, she had four strikes and several spares, and my chances of winning weren't looking too great.
- I threw a gutter ball, screwing up my spare from the frame before.
- He knocked down nine pins with his first ball, then picked up the spare.
- He started with a 3-10 spare in the first frame before rolling six consecutive strikes.
- The new balls made strikes much easier, so bowlers began to pay less attention to the complex skill of getting spares.
1.1(do without)can you spare your dictionary for a moment? — ¿me permites el diccionario un momento, si no lo necesitas?
- we'd like to help you out, but we can't spare the staff — nos gustaría ayudarlos, pero no podemos prescindir del personal
- if you can spare the time — si tienes / dispones de tiempo
1.2(give)to spare (sb) sth
- can you spare me a pound? — ¿tienes una libra que me prestes/des?
- can you spare me a few minutes? — ¿tienes unos minutos?
- he spared us an hour from his busy schedule — nos concedió / dedicó una hora de su apretado programa
- You have all this money and you won't spare enough to let your own child go back home.
- We're sure readers can spare a couple of quid or dollars.
- Can anyone spare me a couple of quid?
- Dyn was distressed, for he could not spare any of his food so early in his journey.
- My most recent one just said basically that I'm a homeless man, can you spare some change to help me provide some food.
2.1(save, relieve)to spare sb sth — evitarle algo a algn
- I'm only trying to spare you the bother of having to do it again — solo estoy tratando de ahorrarte la molestia de tener que hacerlo de nuevo
- spare me the details/sarcasm — ahórrate los detalles/el sarcasmo
- So how do we find, in this first written record, the prudence that spared until a later date so many lives?
- I hoped that the rain would spare me at least until the time I reached that spot.
- Kahn does not spare us his mother's humiliation at his father's hands.
- The Committee recognise that by admitting all the heads of charge, you have spared Mrs. A the further distress of appearing before the Committee.
- And I have to say that my opinion is with the rest of my family that the fact that her life was spared was enough.
- Kerry stopped short of offering McCain the job, sparing himself an outright rejection that would make his eventual running mate look like a second choice.
- Unfortunately, he did not spare her a glance as he entered the door.
- For where is the man who would spare the lives of the vanquished if he saw more profit in killing than in sparing them?…
- The city's historic center, which had been largely spared massive bombing raids until then, was almost completely destroyed during this attack.
- The damage to his body from previous injuries had at least spared his voice.
- Even though God has spared me, I cannot be happy about what happened.
- We are spared most of the violence of the situation, and really only see its conclusion.
- Some people took the precaution of seeing their doctor in time and thereby spared themselves untold affliction.
- When angry Nature struck, sparing nothing in its wake, the citizens of Mumbai, undeterred, fought back.
- As children's fears invite adult protection, an anxious child will be spared from unpleasant duties or routines.
- I was fortunate enough to be spared from any casualties among my close friends and relatives; my future husband was not.
- New Zealand has been spared, and now radiation has diminished enough to allow this shipload of scientists of all kinds to explore the remains of civilization.
- And for a family movie set in a restaurant, Campanella mercifully spares us any panting bliss-outs on the sensual nature of food.
- Edward is a traitor, and it would be best if the future king was spared from any unfortunate incident that may occur.
- If you are here to confront them, please spare their lives!
- His last words to his estranged son had a prophetic ring: ‘May the Lord spare me until I have taken vengeance upon you.’
- Much of the film feels profoundly sad, as Donovan spares no unpleasant detail, making for a sobering look at someone so attached to the bottle.
- In both cases we have been mercifully spared the full fury.
- I had hoped that we would be spared what happened here tonight until you all had been hardened by more experience.
- He could have spared himself a major embarrassment by simply not going to Bogor, south of Jakarta, where the meeting was scheduled to have taken place.
- But these days, there seems to be more mileage in bailing out, gracefully, if possible, and sparing yourself the media's slings and arrows.
- At least this time the Patriots spared themselves that sort of crunch by building up an adequate lead that their defense protected.
- Obviously God had spared his life for good reason.
- Davidar, wisely, refrained from ever publishing the book, sparing himself the kind of embarrassment that haunts all writers who went with the first draft instead of dumping it in the dustbin.
- The rains in the end of May did not spare even posh areas.
- We would have spared ourselves both the agonising process and vicious product of our elaborate schemes.
2.2(show mercy, consideration toward)perdonarto spare sb's life — perdonarle la vida a algn
- not to spare oneself — ser muy exigente consigo mismo
- the epidemic spared no one — la epidemia no perdonó a nadie
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