In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1aire masculine(mass/chamber/bubble) de aire(temperature) del aire(route/attack) aéreo(pollution) de la atmósferaopen the window to let some air in — abre la ventana para que entre un poco de aire
- I let the air out of his tires — le desinflé los neumáticos
- let's go out to get some fresh air — salgamos a tomar el fresco
- sea air — aire de mar
- the air was thick with smoke — la atmósfera estaba cargada de humo
- their shouts filled the air — se oían sus gritos por todas partes
- all the birds of the air — todas las aves del cielo
- to take to the air — alzar / levantar el vuelo
- to rise into the air — subir
- to go by air — ir en avión
- to send sth by air — mandar / enviar algo por avión
- a change of air — un cambio de aire(s)
- the air was blue
- he dropped the hammer on his toe and the air was blue — se le cayó el martillo en el pie y empezó a echar sapos y culebras
- to be in the air — (uncertain, undecided) estar en el aire
- there is something in the air — se respira algo en el ambiente
- revolution was in the air — corrían vientos de revolución
- spring is in the air — se respiran aires primaverales
- to leave sth in the air — dejar algo en el aire / en suspenso
- to be up in the air — (uncertain, undecided) estar en el aire
- to clear the air — despejar el ambiente
- to go up in the air — subirse por las paredes
- to live on air — vivir del aire
- to take the air — (salir a) tomar el fresco
- to vanish / disappear into thin air — desaparecer
- you never see her name in the newspapers now, she's just disappeared into thin air — ya no sale más en los periódicos, es como si se la hubiera tragado la tierra
- to walk / tread on air — estar / sentirse en las nubes
- Defeat came from air superiority in the west and numerical superiority in the east.
- As I rested day after day in the sun, breathing the fresh air, God slowly turned my life around.
- Oxygen is heavier than air, so it can collect in low areas, such as the lower airway.
- It is one of the ugliest cities I've ever seen, from the air.
- It is a natural process for a fire to draw in air to consume its oxygen.
- Exposing the fabric to the oxygen in air and heating it for a while changes the molecules back to indigo.
- It has since been implemented at all the air logistics centers, albeit in a limited capacity.
- At the time no one realized that this was the aircraft which would win the air war over the Pacific.
- When in doubt, it doesn't hurt to err on the safe side and add air or nitrogen to your tires.
- The plant leaves suck pollution out of the air and cool the rooftop and surrounding air considerably.
- At almost 5,000 ft, it is surrounded by rarefied air, seductive silence and dreamy peaks.
- The most familiar cause of hypoxic hypoxia is the low oxygen content of air at high altitude.
- He wrestled her arm away long enough to gasp a few precious seconds of air from the surface before going under.
- Why do we have to leave our cities and towns to breathe fresh air?
- My body heat rose to my face in the cool, stale bus air.
- Nimitz knew that the battle that would ensue would involve aircraft and air supremacy.
- The ban is meant to boost air quality by reducing smoke.
- It was the third major air disaster involving aircraft flying in or out of the airport in the space of eight years.
- The chilled air surrounded him as he trudged off towards his car parked only a few feet away.
- The air sizzled as oxygen was greedily consumed by the roiling ball of fire.
- Beat the butter into the chocolate and cream, trying not to get any air into the mixture.
- The water pushed her upwards, though, and soon she was back on the surface, gasping for air.
- To facilitate the customer you need to have access by road, by air and by the normal routes.
- The surface tension of water is increased, and even the density of air surrounding the Earth ebbs and flows like the tides in the sea.
- As we were taxiing out to the strip I saw some air activity east of the field.
- They suffocated and strangled me simultaneously, and I had to fight to surface for air.
- Hence, toxic substances in air can easily reach the lung and produce harmful effects locally and in other organs.
- Most victims were long gone, to hospitals or morgues, and their attackers were as invisible as air.
- It seemed many long minutes before Giles came back up for air.
- What seems like winter cold symptoms can often be allergic reactions to dust and fungus in stale, heated indoor air.
- The soybean takes nitrogen from air in the soil and fixes it in nodules on its roots.
- She once again inhaled the autumn air and then jumped back in her car.
- There was a hole in the floor through which poured a festive mixture of frigid air and diesel fumes.
- Further events followed in the afternoon including air displays and model aircraft flying.
- In gasification, crushed coal is reacted with steam and either air or pure oxygen.
- Before long, the hot air inside the balloon is less dense than the cool air that surrounds it.
- I do believe that being able to breathe fresh mountain air, see the sea or green hills all the time does a lot for one's spirit.
- The Convention provides an exclusive legal framework for the settlement of disputes arising out of the international carriage of goods (and passengers) by air.
- I stood on the precipice gulping air, awestruck.
- After being locked down for so long it will be exhilarating to exit my cell and to breathe the fresh desert air.
- When I emerged from the ground I felt the warm breeze of the evening on my face and took my first breaths of fresh air.
- The engine is normal and the mixture of air / fuel is right when the color of the plug is tan.
- Whatever he became in that no-man's land he was a ghost, invisible as air.
- Information was a major enabler of this strike and of the air campaign that followed.
- In a world in which air travel would continue to become cheaper, tourism here had to build on quality.
- Children from far away cities came here for summer camps to breathe the sea air and eat fresh fish.
- A new study shows air pollution in some national parks is so bad it rivals the smog in major cities.
- Breathing fresh air is vital, so get outdoors as much as possible.
- The quest for offensive power did its part to make the loss of air superiority permanent.
- He had seen enough and was having trouble breathing because the air was thin.
- We never closed the curtains and were consistently surrounded by light and air.
- This success led to an order directing all military airfields to have an air ambulance.
- The bad news for air travelers is that in the long term, fares are bound to increase.
- Automobile exhaust fumes have become a major contributor to air pollution globally.
- Bomber Command's air offensive against Germany was one of the epic campaigns of World War II.
- The government started also bombing us from above, from the air.
- Six weeks on people were beginning to come back to air travel.
- For many, the north shore still holds the allure of country life with historic towns, cleaner air and a slower pace of life.
- Suppose the world population is housed, educated and fed and wants air travel on tap?
- They are searching in cars, on foot and from the air.
- In the 17th century popular ballads were sung to the traditional airs; these were published in great numbers during the 18th century.
- Helena Bell gave a first class performance of Celtic airs and received a very warm applause.
- The talented Dordan group has won widespread acclaim for their unique sound - a blend of lively traditional jigs and reels, haunting slow airs, traditional songs along with mazurkas, sonatinas and waltzes.
- Expect to hear a varied repertoire of original tunes and airs along with a choice of songs by Irish singer-songwriters and composers arranged by this dynamic duo.
- He also laments, though in milder terms, the old-world style of Bach's choruses and airs.
- All of the heroes that is, except for the heroes of the airs… of the winds.
- Light winds make finding carp that much harder, so let's just take a look at a few ways of hopefully getting on fish when light airs are the order of the day.
- In the light airs, the crews must step gingerly around the boat to retain boatspeed.
- Sailing performance is very respectable particularly in light to moderate air.
- From the mobile start line near the east shore north of Hen Holme, the fleet of 12 yachts spread out across the lake in light airs.
- From the mobile start line north of Rough Holme, Naiad got away well in the light south-westerly airs and reached the windward mark at Claife with a narrow lead.
- They've had sea swells of 40 metres and snow, followed by light airs.
2Television Radioto be on air/on the air — estar al aire Chile Mexico
- he's on (the) air twice a week — su programa se emite dos veces por semana
- the station is on (the) air 24 hours a day — la emisora transmite / emite las 24 horas del día
- to come / go on air/on the air — salir en antena
- we go off (the) air at 12 — cerramos la emisión a las 12
- the transmission suddenly went off (the) air — la transmisión se interrumpió de repente
3.1(manner, look, atmosphere)aire masculinean air of mystery — un aire de misterio
- an aristocratic air — cierto aire / aspecto aristocrático
- The reason was the absolute perfection of her appearance and her air of invincible superiority.
- The painting lent an air of quality to the other items on the mantel, all inexpensive purchases.
- The whitewashed walls gave it an air of space and light, despite the lack of windows.
- But they're sending your confidential data over the air through a broadcast system.
- A goatee instantly adds an air of distinguished maturity to one's appearance.
- More than anything else, this wretched film has about it an intense air of unreality.
- There seems to be an air of unreality, as though the war were a million miles away.
- The idea that comes to my mind is to do a TV show, but to do it strictly online rather than over the air.
- His malapropisms and good old boy manner give him the air of a simpleton, and yet he's not.
- It added an air of eeriness and unreality to the situation that made Joe feel sick to the pit of his stomach.
- The questions even became a shade less hostile as his new air of poise impressed the panel.
- A big crowd had come and there was a certain air of hope - even if at times it appeared a little forced.
- Their administrative overhaul and strong recruiting lent an air of excitement to the holiday sunshine.
- He is about 41, with iron grey hair, round glasses, and a faint air of irony.
- For the moment though, an air of normality appeared to be returning to Istanbul.
- In a way, their story is much more interesting for the deliberate air of mystique they cultivate.
- A faint air of hopelessness overcomes McWhorter as our conversation winds down.
- An air of mystery surrounds plans being drawn up for a new road that will cut out the bad bends at the notorious Cononley Lane Ends.
- In theory the network can send its logo over the air - as with a Nokia phone - in practice they won't.
- Rather, the American industrial and technological scene is endowed with an air of epic grandeur.
- If Roux carries with him an air of grandeur - and I do detect just a whiff - well, perhaps he can be forgiven for it.
- When they come through here on the way to Europe they have a gay, free, happy air.
- Cameron, cast against type, has to subvert his usually dignified air to portray a crooked and downbeat wastrel.
- There's an air of calm about the place, an aura of tranquillity.
3.2(affectations)airesto put on/give oneself airs — mandarse las partes Southern Cone informal
- airs and graces — afectación
- In any case, Byrne, who has been acting professionally since she was 13, isn't the type to put on airs.
- She is always the same whether you meet her at private dinner parties or big public occasions: she has absolutely no ' airs ' to her.
- The main reason I feel this is that when you date, pretense and airs are, well, up in the air.
- Lady Catherine is one of the main offenders, her airs, arrogance and pride are fuelled by other characters like Mr Collins.
- Rosalinda, who was also invited to Prince Orlofsky's party, arrives there, masked, affecting the airs of a Hungarian countess.
- Next time you pick up the phone, ask yourself whether you tend to put on any artificial airs and start from there.
- Beth didn't put on airs, and she liked people who were the same way.
- I have not slept in a solid bed for three weeks, you haughty wench, and I'll not have your condescending airs and your reproachful glances!
- There were no celeb airs about him.
- In other words, they - most of the people that are very successful in life - put on airs.
- He is the prince of a southern political family, but without unusual arrogance or over-the-top airs of entitlement.
- She affects no artistic airs and harbours few highfalutin’ notions about the mystique or cultural sanctity of opera.
- Alice's sharp wit and blunt pronouncements could be intimidating, but if you didn't put on airs and weren't a fool, she was fiercely loyal and endlessly forgiving.
- But then again, he had never been one to put on airs.
- Not for her the tendency to put on airs and throwing star tantrums.
- She didn't seem to put on airs or act as if she was better then him.
- But she does not put on airs, as other girls do; she is quite natural and - though, I must admit, not my personal favourite - a lovely person.
1(linen/clothes) airear(linen/clothes) orear(bed/room) ventilar(room/bed) airear
2(grievance/opinion) manifestar(grievance/opinion) ventilarhe likes to air his knowledge — le gusta hacer alarde de sus conocimientos
3US(broadcast)(program) transmitir(program) emitir
1(sheets/clothes) ventilarse(clothes/sheets) airearse(clothes/sheets) orearsehe hung the clothes out to air — colgó la ropa para que se ventilara / aireara / oreara
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