In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1Marinathe ship was stranded on a sandbank — el barco quedó encallado / varado en un banco de arena
- a whale was stranded by the tide — la marea dejó una ballena varada en la playa
- At least the submarine was stranded near the British Isles and not the Canadian coast.
- Huge boats are stranded far from the ocean, some of them upside down.
- If they are left stranded, they are likely to die within a month.
- The workers were left stranded on Saturday after their employer told them his boat had broken down and was unable to collect them.
- As the tsunami event began, water was sucked away from the beach and scores of fish were stranded.
- Low water ended construction on the canal and threatened to strand the deep-draft vessels.
- The crew of the six stranded vessels suffered for months in below zero conditions without pay.
- The lack of fresh water here forced him to sail eastward to St Ann's Bay where he stranded the ships side by side a bow's shot from the shore.
- Taking Jimmy's advice, the islanders stay on board until the ship is eventually stranded on the reef.
- When a live stranded turtle is found, it is often brought to a rehabilitation center for recovery and eventual release.
- In 1868 when the vessel was stranded on a beach in New Zealand, the then Captain rescued the figurehead.
- Only last month a herd of cows was stranded on the River Exe floodplain, just north of Tiverton, Devon.
- When rising seas severed the link, a wide range of wildlife was left stranded on the newly-created island.
- We walked across the marshes where grounded boats found themselves stranded many years ago and are being slowly consumed by the land.
- Five or six are suspected to have died when 46 whales became stranded in shallow water in August.
- A whale was stranded on the beach at Byron Bay this week and then carried to the Australian Museum for examination.
- Yesterday at low tide, silt shut the slough like trap, and mud stranded boats on docks perched high above water.
- As the tide falls the fish are stranded, either out of the water or in an enclosed pool.
- He was left stranded on the ice continent after his polar flight ran into powerful head winds as he headed toward Argentina.
- I would like to inform the authority that I had only three outings on the lake this year and rescued two stranded day boats.
2(leave helpless)I was (left) stranded in the desert — me quedé varado en el desierto
- they left me stranded in Calcutta — me dejaron tirado en Calcuta
- stranded tourists — turistas en apuros / en dificultades
1(of rope, string) ramal masculino(of thread, wool) hebra femenino(of wire) filamento masculinoa strand of hair — un pelo
- a three-strand pearl necklace — un collar de perlas de tres vueltas
- I sighed with frustration as I failed to thread the strand of white cotton through the eye of the needle for the fourth time and stifled the urge to throw the needle across the room.
- The whole book was put together with a strand running length-wise on the back and on the front and then four horizontal strands held the pages together.
- Feelings could be fickle… I twisted a strand of grass between my fingers.
- Joining the disks are thin wire strands, painted yellow and orange, that zigzag across the front.
- A single strand of wire encircled the top of both the exclosures and the open units to allow for similar seed input from bird defecation into all the units.
- The thread is twisted by attaching loose strands to the top of the spindle, then rolling the spindle along the thigh to start it spinning.
- Fibre optics are very thin strands of very pure glass, about the thickness of a human hair, used to transmit light signals over long distances.
- The new fibre optic networks (using thin strands of glass) had the capacity to deliver a far greater number of television channels than the old wired systems.
- This first patent was for a machine that made very thin barley twist strands, which were then woven into screens resembling woven willow screens.
- Her heart felt as if it was hanging onto a single strand of thread, able to break off and shatter into pieces any moment.
- The cat is in the other room, playing with its favorite toy: a long strand of wire with a tiny knob of wood at each end.
- It was a butterfly, its wings made from fine strands of gold twisted together until they formed this delicate creature, so fine it seemed almost transparent.
- Glass fibre cables can carry infinitely more information than copper wires and every glass strand needs a protective coating.
- Use silk thread or several strands of contrast cotton thread.
- The teams then thread the strands into an automatic wire bailer.
- Fibre optics are thin strands of glass or plastic that transmit light by reflecting it.
- The strands glue themselves together into a resilient fabric that I cannot tear apart with my fingers.
- Seam sealant strengthens the twist and holds the strands together.
- They turned, still tethered together with a single strand of rope, and began their slow trek back to town.
- In a fiber optic seal, strands of fiber optic wire are pressed together in a clear, plastic case upon installation and cut in an irregular pattern.
2(of opinion)corriente femenino(in group, movement) tendencia femenino(in group, movement) línea femeninothere are several strands in the narrative — la narración sigue varios hilos / varias líneas argumentales
- This strand was completely child - initiated; original activities began as a result of child requests and ideas.
- There are different strands of liberalism, much as there are different strands of socialism and conservatism.
- It seems to me that part of the problem is that the opposition has no central figure that can rally all these different strands of discontent.
- He never adequately connects the several different strands he's weaving into a cohesive whole theory.
- With the fellowship now splintered into three, the score of the second part becomes more complex than the first, weaving between the plot strands with different musical themes.
- And the fifth strand of the complex of arguments in this book is the following.
- The purest-seeming instances of cultural values are often products of complex strands of interaction.
- Cristofer also improves on, or completes, a plot strand in the novel.
- The unravelling of these very complex strands, and relating them specifically to musical serialism, is one of the major strengths of the book.
- It's an original story, smoothly assembled, but the strands of social exposé and romantic thriller don't always complement each other.
- With hindsight one can see that historical and contemporary strands were discrete and complementary.
- Army Transformation affects the whole Army-its entire fabric and not just single strands of unrelated threads.
- Teacher training in Israel is divided into two strands: elementary education and secondary education.
- To strengthen coherence further, the editor has written an introduction and conclusion, weaving the separate strands together to form a single cord.
- Whole story strands were deleted entirely, including some crucially important ones that are necessary to the ending of the film.
- For the most part, the stories are completely unrelated and therefore suffer from a feeling that some of the strands are completely redundant.
- And a final news bite brings two strands of the future together in one neat twist.
- Many British people seem to have forgotten - or failed to learn - that US foreign policy is complex and contains many strands.
- Our economy depends on two orthogonal strands to make a whole cloth.
- This book may not be to all tastes, but a curious reader will find many intellectual strands twisted together here, most likely in unusual patterns.
1(twist into strand)enroscar
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