In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1transmutarconvertirto transmute sth into sth — transmutar / convertir algo en algo
- Though despair at his material sometimes makes him bellow, he gives a bravura performance that transmutes pointlessness into poignancy.
- Wall Street is transmuting electrons into big money.
- The sniffles I have been nursing since July have transmuted into pure flu, as lead transmutes into gold.
- It continues to run on the goggle-box and now has transmuted into a stage show.
- Such a society will see reality as something to be improved upon, perfected, transmuted into images.
- And the American dream that wealth transmutes success into happiness always ends in bitter disappointment.
- The city was engulfed by shock transmuted into compassion, grief and mourning.
- That is how we solve the problem, by channeling or transmuting our energy, desiring things that are more refined.
- This sense of connectedness, it has been suggested, is transmuted beyond the individualistic to the universal in spiritual individuals, manifested in a compassionate concern for all humankind.
- The 1970s was a period when the Powellism of the 1960s came to suffuse the social fabric, and was gradually consolidated and transmuted into the Thatcherism of the 1980s.
- Like so many other beauty products, styling treatments have come a long, long way: 20 years ago there were products that, when dry, transmuted into white flakes of dandruff.
- He could transmute wispy ideas into detailed plans and turn revolutionary dreams into enduring realities.
- Much of the labour of our minds, conscious and unconscious, consists in transmuting Sentiments into Ideas.
- There is Latin itself, which ultimately failed to outlive the imperium and which slowly transmuted into the vernacular Romance languages.
- Indeed, history itself is often not taught, being dumped instead into the soft-study mishmash called social studies or transmuted into half-baked courses in civics.
- We see, here, a politics of masculinity, its currency that of resentment transmuted into exaggerated self-assertion.
- The ‘new’ had transmuted into the old almost overnight.
- What was unassuming and harmless suddenly becomes ironic, transmuted into that elusive thing we call ‘art.’
- That system transmutes disaster into mass death.
- Past experiences leave corresponding traces in mental space, suggesting how the mind retains but transmutes its sensory sources.
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