In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(scatter)to sprinkle sth on sth
- to sprinkle water on the plants — rociar las plantas con agua
- to sprinkle sugar on sth — espolvorear algo con azúcar
- sprinkle the almonds on top — esparza las almendras por encima
- Once it has thickened, pour it over the fruit - sprinkle a little icing sugar over the custard to stop a skin forming.
- Meteorologists have known since 1946 that dry ice sprinkled on clouds can cause rain to fall.
- At night she sprinkles a few drops of lavender oil on her pillow to help her sleep.
- Seeds are sprinkled evenly on top of this soil and pressed in.
- The nice thing about salt is that it can be sprinkled on nearly everything.
- Salt, then, was too valuable to be sprinkled on food.
- Easy to apply, this herbicide may be sprinkled on the soil surface of garden beds or on top of mulch any time of the day throughout the growing season.
- Some residents still sprinkle red brick dust on their doorway steps to ward off evil spirits.
- Water brought by the attenders will be blessed during the ceremony, and can then be sprinkled on the graves.
- Getting out the cereal, milk and sugar, she walked with them over to the table and poured her breakfast and sprinkled sugar over it.
- Aurora was kneeling beside me, lightly sprinkling water on my face to rouse me.
- Throughout the procession the monks sprinkled sacred water, blessing the people from the community who were lining the streets.
- If desired grated cheese and breadcrumbs can be sprinkled on top and then bake for a further 20 mins.
- A priest sprinkles holy water on an infant's head, chanting as he does so.
- At some point, fresh chives and tiny capers had been sprinkled on but they were still green, while the exterior of the fish was ever so slightly caramelised.
- Then he put on his aftershave and sprinkled some on me.
- Toast the bread slices, one side only, pile the cheese on an untoasted side, sprinkle a few drops of milk on top of the cheese and grill until the cheese bubbles.
- Mass begins with the archbishop walking through the aisles, sprinkling holy water left and right.
- Spread hot mixture over the chips; sprinkle grated cheddar cheese on top and put in the oven for 20 minutes or until cheese is melted and browned.
- Evenly sprinkle the grated cheese over the sauce.
- Each of us was served a little mound of risotto, on which I ground pepper and sprinkled Parmesan, with a side of green salad.
2(cover)to sprinkle sth/sb with sth
- sprinkle the board with flour — espolvoree la tabla con harina
- he sprinkled the congregation with holy water — roció a los fieles con agua bendita
- the sky was sprinkled with stars — el cielo estaba salpicado / tachonado de estrellas
- they were sprinkling the roads with salt — estaban echando sal en las carreteras
- Ladle the mussels into warmed bowls, drizzle over a little more sesame oil and serve sprinkled with the remaining spring onion shreds.
- Douse them with the oil and the vinegar, and then sprinkle them with the thyme and salt and pepper.
- The candlelight made his skin glow as if he'd been sprinkled with fairy dust.
- Instead, 217 was not such a bad score on a pitch sprinkled with drizzle and well disposed to good seam bowling.
- Smith starts her day with oatmeal sprinkled with almonds or walnuts and flaxseed.
- One warm, humid summer day is all it takes to trigger an outbreak of powdery mildew, a fungal disease that causes leaves to look as if they have been sprinkled with talcum powder.
- Once the pan was hot enough, I sprinkled the smooth surface with vegetable oil and started reheating yesterday's rice.
- The accompanying pale yellow fries are crisp, lightly battered, fast-foody and sprinkled with sea salt.
- The fried rice was mixed up with tiny pieces of chopped onion and bacon, and was finally sprinkled with chopped green onion.
- The dish is comprised of strips of beef, deep fried in batter, drizzled with a sweet sauce and sprinkled with sesame.
- Take your meat and liberally sprinkle it with salt and pepper on both sides.
- Cover the base with a layer of potato slices, press down lightly, season and sprinkle with chopped herbs.
- We joined the party, and we all ate sliced fresh tomatoes drizzled with olive oil and sprinkled with chunky sea salt
- Using a small spoon, sprinkle the surface with sago flour.
- In a classic botch-up, the grass at the River Plate Stadium had been liberally sprinkled with sea water, the grass dying in the heat.
- Pour the soup in bowls, sprinkle the surface with toasted sesame seeds, and serve with sesame crackers.
- Two large cannolis, each with mini chocolate chips on either end were nestled inside, the tops of the crispy pastry shells sprinkled lightly with powdered sugar.
- They were made from a rich yeast dough, contained currants, were additionally flavoured with cinnamon or nutmeg, and were sprinkled with powdered sugar after baking.
- A vague citrus flavour permeated the sautéed and very tender shrimp, which was sprinkled generously with snow peas and carrots.
- At the Dawn Temple a saffron robed monk sprinkled us with holy water and tied yellow string around our wrists in exchange for a donation in his bowl.
- Garnish the salad with a sprinkle of arugula flowers, if available.
- Each chapter is named after a food, and a memory is explored through each dish, with a heavy emphasis on Jewish humour and just a sprinkle of pathos.
- He was short and thin, with fair hair and a light sprinkle of freckles on his nose.
- Fill each tart to the rim with the leek and onion filling and top with a sprinkle of Parmigiano.
- Many wheat breads are simply white breads dressed up with a few sprinkles of whole grains and caramel coloring.
- In a medium salad bowl, combine the sesame oil, rice vinegar and a sprinkle of chili powder.
- A light sprinkle of near invisible freckles danced across the bridge of her nose.
- An extra drizzle of honey and a sprinkle of brown sugar on top is yummy!
- Try adding a sprinkle of freshly ground black pepper or balsamic vinegar to a bowl of freshly cut strawberries - it makes a surprising change.
- The unknown girl was Japanese with dark skin, raven black hair, and a sprinkle of freckles across the bridge of her nose.
- A sprinkle of freckles over her cheeks and nose made her look adorable.
- I add milk to the oats and a sprinkle of sugar.
- In other words, a sprinkle of salt is harmless but 3 grams of salt will kill an adult.
- Serve warm with a scoop of ice cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon.
- The weather was cool and overcast, with a slight sprinkle of rain at mid-day.
- Serve with a sprinkle of chopped parsley and a swirl of cream.
- Kevin smiled at the older woman, who had hardly a sprinkle of gray in her hair.
- A few white fairy lights can add a sprinkle of magic among the winter foliage of evergreen trees and shrubs.
- The Gazette is more political with some humor while the Journal is more humorous with a sprinkle of politics thrown in.
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