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(dot)masculino lunarfemenino motafemenino pepa Colombia Venezuela coloquialfemenino manchaa blue tie with white spots — una corbata azul a / con lunares blancos (or con motas blancas etc.)
- I keep seeing spots before my eyes — veo como manchas
- Affected stems often have reddish-brown spots or streaks.
- Their fur, feathers and skins, wonderfully textured and coloured, the symmetry of the patterns they make and the exquisite arrays of stripes and spots are there to be emulated.
- Small brown spots surrounded by a yellow halo is the characteristic symptom of the disease.
- C. camptozonale is bright white, with some spots and stripes on its wings.
- Though the transfer is acceptable at first glance, print damage and white spots are noticeable repeatedly throughout the film, far more than can be reasonably expected.
- Leaf symptoms start as bright yellow, small spots which grow to necrotic areas.
- A few spots and specks pop up now and again, but this is acceptable considering the age of the film.
- If enough plant cells die, the sugar beet's leaves will exhibit the disease's characteristic spots, which are actually colonies of fungi feeding on degraded plant material.
- The Impressionists painted things as though they saw them without understanding - only as spots of color.
- Septoria appears as small brown spots or blotches on the leaves.
- These spots have raised centers that may develop on either surface of the leaf but are more common on the lower surface.
- The first symptoms of infection are yellowish-green spots or blotches near the tips of older leaves.
- A fertile egg has a small spot with ‘spider’ veins radiating out from it.
- Plants infected early in the growing season are characterized by brown spots on the margins of the cotyledons.
- I was seeing spots, and my face was all wet and dripping.
- The light yellow spindle shaped spots on the leaves are characteristic of this soilborne virus disease.
1.2(blemish, stain)mancha femeninospots of ink — manchas de tinta
- a reputation without spot or stain — una reputación impecable
- In his nervousness, he cut himself, standing back and watching the blood trickle down his cheek; a small spot settling on the collar of his shirt.
- Here ink spots clearly are ink spots, and Kalina employs them in a carefree punctuation that sets up a joyful rhythm across the sheet.
- An infestation can sometimes be recognized by blood stains and dark spots of excreta.
1.3British (pimple)grano masculinoespinilla femenino América Latinapepa femenino Venezuela coloquialshe broke out / came out in spots — le salieron granos
1.4beauty spotlunar masculino
2.1(location, place)lugar masculinositio masculinoa delightful spot by the river — un lugar / un sitio precioso a orillas del río
- extra police were rushed to the spot — refuerzos policiales fueron enviados con urgencia al lugar de los disturbios (or del siniestro etc.)
- don't move from that spot until I get back — no te muevas de ahí hasta que vuelva
- The laity frequently had to compete for this space with bishops and abbots, who surprisingly often requested burial in the same spot instead of within the choir.
- The action is comprised entirely of characters walking from one spot to another to finish their speeches.
- You'll find this column in its usual spot, the last editorial page in the magazine.
- Located in the center of Brooklyn, next to the Brooklyn Museum and Prospect Park, the Brooklyn Botanical Garden is considered one of the most beautiful spots in the city.
- I like to walk around and hear the mix in different spots.
- Garbled details would be passed on by word of mouth and soon convoys of hatchbacks would head out for sunrise sessions in motorway service stations and picnic spots.
- A plaque marks the spot where the wager was made.
- They come near a town that seems to be a good spot to land, and they ashore.
- Walk toward this spot while watching this square-foot area and count the number of grasshoppers that you see in or jumping out of this area.
- The gentle slope of the mound also provides informal spots for people to picnic and watch the races.
- Weapons or ammunition were found later at all three spots.
- Another drainage problem under study is water that ponds in low spots and drains by surface pipe inlets.
- When he started losing calves, he switched to a different spot.
- Only a vase of red flowers on a slanting side table and the back of a yellow chair create the sense of what makes the dog think this spot is special.
- One day before Paul D showed up at 124, Denver was playing in her emerald closet, her special spot enclosed by boxwood trees where she went to be alone.
- The individuals, well known in their various disciplines, hail from spots all over the globe.
- It's a wonder how all of this art, architecture and creativity ended up in such a secluded spot.
- They arrive at the spot where the hole is and the seminarist steps out of the Range Rover and has a look at it (the viewer still only sees, in a long shot, the side of the cliff).
- He crawled, looking for a secluded spot like the Tall Soldier had.
- The Museum of New York is one of the most elegant spots in the city, and has everything you ever wanted to know about New York City.
3(of character, personality)punto masculinoscience is my weak spot — las ciencias son mi punto débil / no son mi fuerte
- you've touched a rather sore spot there — has puesto el dedo en la llaga
- To make matters worse, his casino in Manchester runs into a spot of trouble with a high-roller and a corrupt croupier.
- With hardly a chance to take a spot of sea air, the season sails off again with a series of September art and antiques fairs.
- All looks up for Fitz until he and Nellie - doing a spot of unofficial undertaking - find a gold nugget in the dead hand of one of their clients.
- She has hired Robert, the hit man, to do a spot of work.
- Pit stops on the road are not so much for going to the bathroom as it is to covertly scarf down another spot of drink.
- In an inspired, hilarious nod to the past, though, she does get to do a nice spot of funky dancing when her date takes her to the icon of '70s hipness, Soul Train.
- Taking a break from the Scorpio case, Callahan tries to eat a spot of lunch only to be rudely interrupted by a bank robbery down the street.
- Davis brings a beautifully written character to life without a spot of bother, and she makes a wonderful addition to the Spaced cast.
- He tells Harding that the session reminded him of a pecking party, where a group of hens, seeing a spot of blood on one of their number, will peck that hen to death.
- To add to the fun, he chucks in tapes sourced from recordings of street fairs, demonstrations, his own kids singing and even a spot of bagpipes.
- So, the increasingly relaxed attitude of the police has meant that more musicians are now able to do a spot of casual busking in order to make some quick cash.
- It is not simply schoolchildren who benefit from a spot of Mozart.
- Time for a spot of wig flipping while getting down and very dirty.
- Five college friends head for the woods for a spot of rest and relaxation.
- A couple of teenagers leave a beach party for a spot of skinnydipping.
- Treating me to a spot of food and a fresh coffee in the garden, he started to explain why you should choose to use your art to make political statements.
- She is making her weekly trip into Wellington for a spot of shopping.
- His neurosis isn't helped when she notices a spot of discoloration on his lip, leading him to believe he'll soon be dead of cancer.
- What this trio from Cardiff does, however, is add a spot of piano, organ and a variety of other influences to the pot.
- I think this may require a spot of further thought.
4.2British informal (small amount)do you fancy a spot of supper? — ¿quieres cenar algo?
- we had a spot of trouble with the car — tuvimos un problemita / un pequeño contratiempo con el coche
- the garden could do with a spot of rain — al jardín le vendría bien que lloviera un poco
(time)espacio masculinoa weekly spot on TV — un espacio semanal en televisión
- a commercial spot — un spot publicitario
(part)papel masculinohe had a guest spot in the program — apareció como invitado en el programa
- One bright spot is simply that hard-core rap has knocked out such unmusical predecessors as heavy metal and punk.
- Swinton's acting is the one bright spot in the whole movie, except for two scenes that almost sink her entire performance.
- Although Chick won an Emmy, he's not the only bright spot in this cast.
- Finally, the one bright spot amongst the added features is a five-minute excerpt from the boys' appearance at the 1997 Cable Ace Awards.
- The acting from the leads is another bright spot.
- The only bright spot is provided by Cedric the Entertainer, as a crooked preacher.
- The Panhandle has been the one bright spot during this ongoing drought.
- The third act does have one bright spot, though - it's hilarious.
- The only real bright spot of the evening was Navarro, who despite his band mates, still managed to wow many in attendance with his awesome guitar abilities.
- Even had she been the sole bright spot in this film, it would be worth watching.
- The biggest surprise is that there is, in fact, a bright spot in the film.
- About the only bright spot is the colorful feature starring Lewis Van Dercar.
- The only true bright spot comes in the form of Morgan Freeman as a local bar owner.
- Fortunately, there were bright spots along the way.
- The production has some bright spots, but ultimately breaks no new ground.
- The only bright spot in his existence is his son Derek.
- At any rate, she's The Sweetest Thing's lone bright spot.
- We spend time before any paint is applied sanding rough spots, scraping off dust particles and wiping the walls down with rags.
- The bright spot in Bob's life is the fact that he has many friends.
- He's on the cusp of middle age - bald spot, cardigan, tummy - and is most precise in the way he speaks.
6EEUU(position, job)puesto masculino
- A selection of promo spots rounds out the supplemental material.
- Print ads began running this past spring, followed by television and radio spots in key markets.
- The theatrical trailer and two TV spots round out the official supplements.
- Aardman has subsequently worked on a number of advertisements, the most distinctive of which are probably the Lurpak spots featuring a character made of butter named Douglas.
- There were also no television spots, elaborate promotional campaign, or music soundtrack to bring awareness to the film.
- Rounding the extras are two TV spots and a handful of trailers for other recent MGM films.
- A theatrical trailer, a TV spot and numerous radio spots round out the listed content.
- Finally, there are two radio spots and a TV spot.
- The audio archives section contains radio spots and full songs related to the film.
- On the other side are the easily deluded, the ones who believe that a hit single or a television spot circumvents money to actually purchase happiness.
- The song's already made its way into promo spots for teen-TV dramas, so it's hitting on a cultural moment.
- Some radio spots and a TV spot are also included.
- Several trailers, TV spots and radio spots round out the basics of the extras, but the crowning achievement in this area is clearly the commentary track.
- Include the standard selection of trailers and TV spots, and you've just barely scratched the surface of what this disc has to offer.
- In promotional spots for the show, the contestants' initial undertaking involved designing a billboard on Times Square in New York.
- When promo spots for this film started to surface, the cast line-up made this seem like it was THE action-comedy film to see.
- It's interesting to see the different spins the TV spots give the movie, but they basically retread the same footage.
- Two 30-second radio spots shed some more light on how this film was marketed.
- A still gallery with 34 production photos, the film's theatrical trailer, and a TV spot round out the extras.
- Thorough cast and crew information, production notes, the theatrical trailer, and two TV spots round out the package.
(in billiards)punto masculino
(in soccer)punto de penalty masculinopunto de penal masculino América Latina
9EEUU argot(note)billete masculinoa ten-/five-spot — un billete de diez/cinco
1(error) descubrir(bargain) encontrarhe finally spotted her in the crowd — al final la vio / la divisó entre el gentío
- he's good at spotting talent — sabe reconocer talento donde lo hay
- see if you can spot the difference — a ver si te das cuenta de cuál es la diferencia
- you didn't spot half the mistakes — dejaste pasar / no descubriste más de la mitad de las faltas
- he always spots the winner — siempre adivina quién/cuál va a ganar
- All was going well until we spotted a dinghy rowing towards us on the open waves.
- The clipping was spotted by the Sydney Morning Herald newspaper, who treated it with more amusement than concern.
- But you can spot the artwork instantly, and you know whether you like the artwork, whether it grabs you or not.
- At Rochester they spotted an ambassador and his escort, and fled over the fields to Canterbury.
- Sometimes, in the darkness, I'd spot the shining eyes of the stranger, so I'd try to cool things down.
- From the helicopter they attempted to spot Doug's body.
- Rosamund screams when she spots a large rat swimming toward her.
- We didn't even have to explain to him what happened, as he had already spotted our parked car and spoken to our friends.
- The only true imperfections I spotted were a few nicks and scratches in the print.
- It was then that I spotted Mark, a friend from my preppy high school, who has spent the last three years at university reinventing himself as the anti-prep.
- Rory's brother spotted the familiar face and sent the candidate over.
- But when I finished reading the paper, I spotted a housefly on my refrigerator, so I rolled up the paper and tried to whack it.
- The extreme cases are easy to spot but others require more time.
- I also spotted a fair amount of grain in the transfer.
- But it had no discernible effect on his career, which is still sustained, say his peers, by an extraordinary ability to spot hits.
- Later a little girl spotted one of our balloons, which were marked ‘Labour’, and demanded one from her mother.
- Mitch spots Blanche at that game and they spark a romance.
- I like spotting the eel, who is very shy and hides under rocks.
- How else does he spot the killer before he has any evidence?
- Late that day one of the search crews spotted Doug's body in such rugged terrain they were unable to get to it before dark.
1lloviznarchispearit's spotting with rain — está lloviznando / (informal) chispeando
1(market/price) del momento(market/price) spotspot cash paid for your car — dinero al contado y en el acto por su coche
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