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(rod, rail)barra femininemasculine barrotefeminine barrafeminine trancato put sb/be behind bars — meter a algn/estar entre rejas
- A woman had a lucky escape on Thursday morning after metal reinforcement bars crashed through her car windscreen.
- Initially, these were very large weapons made of iron bars held together by iron rings.
- The attackers then jumped out of their cars and assaulted the two men with weapons believed to include baseball bats and iron bars.
- The council is now renewing its security measures and thinking of placing metal bars across all windows, replacing the alarm system and upgrading its CCTV.
- Through the iron bars of a big window we can see well-dressed Cubans dancing on the sidewalk.
- They tore metal window bars off the front of Parnella House and were smashing the bus shelter with them.
- The outside walls of the building now gleam white and the decorative wrought iron bars on the windows are a clean, pale blue.
- Most seniors I know live with iron grilles and bars, locked windows and doors.
- The one small window had iron bars surrounding it.
- ‘I have had iron bars, lumps of wood, bottles, stones and even on old bath thrown into my garden,’ she added.
- On each side of me from floor to ceiling were wrought iron metal bars.
- The door was tall wood with metal bars supporting it.
- One of the downstairs windows has metal bars across it.
- The burglars cut through metal bars on a window at the rear of the store.
- Police recovered a collection of weapons including steel bars, hammers and clubs, as well as a Vauxhall car.
- There were iron bars on the windows and a heavy padlock on the door to prevent looting.
- A gang of youths terrified bus passengers in Leeds last night after going on the rampage with weapons including an iron bar and a bat.
- Countryside Alliance spokeswoman Liz Mort said four hunt supporters were attacked with weapons including wooden bars and three were taken to hospital.
- She was hustled into a police vehicle with bars on the windows.
- Homes and shops in Thailand most usually have iron gates and bars welded over the windows.
1.2British (of electric fire)resistencia feminine
- Mum had spent half an hour making toast for everybody, by sticking slices of bread on the end of a fork and holding them in front of the two bars on the electric fire.
- The boss, for instance, has a lovely one: bright orange, like the bar on an electric fire.
- It was a small room, but even so the single bar of the electric fire, glowing bright orange beside its pale neighbour, fought hard to take the chill away.
2.1Sportmasculine largueromasculine travesañomasculine travesañofeminine barramasculine listónto lower/raise the bar — bajar/subir el listón
- They put up a magnificent second-half fight, hitting the bar once and seeing two efforts cleared off the line - but it was in vain.
- I scored a good goal, set up another and had a shot come off the bar.
- We hit the bar twice and were close a couple of times and in the end we deserved to win.
- Mick Midwood hit the bar with a chipped shot and Sheffield keeper Nicky Allen was in outstanding form.
- Ronaldo subsequently steps up and whips the free-kick over the bar.
- Mayers then saw a shot hit the bar only for Foster to squander another chance from the rebound.
- His perfect header beat the keeper, bounced up, hit the bar and dribbled away to safety.
- His first attempt hit the bar but he leapt highest to score the rebound.
- Leeds' Richard Cresswell hit the bar with a penalty kick, before Parkin drove in his second to end Leeds' unbeaten home record.
- The conditions were very difficult, with a swirling wind, and Joe Deane hit the bar when a goal would have settled us down.
- The Spanish captain was largely anonymous, and produced only one moment of magic when the defence stood off him and he floated a shot just over the bar.
- The first was a scorching right-foot volley that Given did well to tip over the bar.
- The former Celtic striker picked himself up, dusted himself down, took a deep breath and blazed his spot-kick over the bar.
- But the Chelsea keeper leaps high and long to his left to tip it over the bar.
- They controlled most of the play and hit the bar, but a goal escaped them.
- Also on 50 mins Park finds himself with a sight of goal, but scoops it over the bar.
- The attempt went over the bar and Bergkamp hit the deck but he was able to continue after treatment.
- But, for the briefest moment he hesitated, and Ashley Cole was able to turn his shot on to the bar.
- He had a clear sight on goal but he pulled his shot over the bar.
- Thorne scored his first goal on 21 minutes after his header had hit the bar, but he recovered well to force the ball home.
2.2(in ballet)barra feminine
3(block)barra femininebar of chocolate — barra de chocolate feminine
- bar of soap — pastilla de jabón
4.1masculine barfeminine barramasculine mostradormasculine bar
- There are many bars and night clubs, complete with music and dance.
- Many bars opened, revitalising the city's nightlife.
- A number of bars have opened in recent years in the city as part of an initiative to introduce ‘European-style’ drinking.
- On a recent Wednesday night the crowd was rowdy and stylish and clearly enjoying themselves at the bar at the front of the room.
- About 10 minutes down the road from me, there's a complex of pubs, bars and clubs that stay open util 2am.
- There was a dance floor right in the middle, a bar to the left and tons of tables all around.
- Her joy turned to dismay as he walked round to the other side of the bar, served her drink, took her money and then served the next customer.
- Admission is by ticket only, either from behind the bar in advance or on the door on the day.
- We then found an Irish bar with a band playing, so the requests went in and, before long, the pub was reeling to the sound of The Fields Of Athenry and suchlike.
- People in Ireland have not stopped eating out or visiting bars because they can't smoke.
- And there are fears that the problem of drunken, yobbish behaviour will only get worse as licensing hours are extended and new bars opened.
- The next room was a lounge, with a piano, couches, dark lights, a small bar, and a stereo.
- When you walk through the front door of the old stone church you enter the reception area which consists of a bar to the left and a cosy waiting area to the right.
- But Beth added: ‘The bars staying open later is a good thing, because it's cheaper to stay there than go on to clubs.’
- Music can be heard on every corner of the capital and nearly all the bars have their own bands.
- The barman himself had ducked below the bar at the first sign of trouble so that he would not know anything.
- Sam reached under the bar, opened a bottle of Irish stout, and put it on the table.
- If you want to open a successful bar in Montreal, make it an authentic Irish pub.
- I stood at the bar and stared at the barman, willing him to come to me next.
- I like to start casual dinner parties with an appetizer served at the bar facing our open kitchen.
- There's a busy nightlife in the area, with many bars and clubs open into the early hours.
- He reached below the bar and pulled out a blackboard on which were listed, as promised, the different types of stew.
- Its city centre is being re-built, with new shops, clubs and bars opening each week.
- And last night, he was at his regular pub, with his regular partner, standing in his regular place at the bar.
- But although some of the bars stayed open until 3am, the majority of pubs closed their doors at 1am as revellers headed off to the clubs.
- I deliberately went and stood at the bar near by the group of girls on the other side of the pub, but they didn't even so much as look at me.
- Over the last ten years Belfast has undergone some major cosmetic surgery and new pubs and bars have opened while existing ones have expanded.
- I locate the strip of city bars where I see a group of friends laugh raucously in a manner which I realized I hadn't witnessed since leaving London.
- After thanking the many sponsors and supporters of the Club Mr. Brennan declared the bars open.
- He was just sitting at the bar on a stool, in the next room, sipping his beer.
- Your new alcohol policy would allow bars to open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
- I bought Chris a drink and we stood at the bar talking for most of the night.
- Chris Paling is standing at the bar in his London club, holding a cigarillo and a wine glass.
- At one time Wood Green had no bars of any sort and suddenly they got three - Yates, Chicago Rock Garden and Weatherspoons.
- How exactly will this law be enforced, and who will be liable if someone lights up in a bar?
- Three years ago you could go to many bars and listen to metal, rock, punk and hardcore music.
- He'll help with your bags, crack jokes, invite you to eat breakfast on his porch and - if things get busy - let you serve drinks at the bar.
- She insisted that she had agreed to come to St Lucia to serve drinks behind a bar, nothing else.
- The tiny room was packed, with people standing at the bar and clustered around the pub tables nearby.
- Smoking was outlawed in bars, hotels and restaurants from 6am this morning to protect employees from being exposed to smoke in the workplace.
4.2(stall)puesto masculineheel bar — puesto de reparación rápida de calzado
- key bar — lugar donde se duplican llaves en el acto
- Keep your palate awake and you won't be slipping into your local sandwich bar or even the pub because your own BLT lacks a bit of oomph.
- Since setting up her business in 1999, the founder of Nails Inc has opened 30 walk-in nail bars across the country.
- In clothes stores, sandwich bars, gyms and coffee shops we face a constant barrage of background music - music we notice but rarely listen to.
- Big book stores with latte bars often have live bands on weekend evenings and lecturers at various other times.
- Half of the first floor is occupied by an ice cream bar and a leisure area with orange furniture.
- The space can be subdivided for use as a convenience store and coffee shop or a sandwich bar.
- The trendy lower downtown area has sushi bars, day spas and a shop that sells ultra-cool Vespa scooters.
- He also plans to re-open the Parlour tea room, which is part of the complex, as a coffee and sandwich bar.
- The business team hopes to open two other sandwich bars in the Swindon area by 2006.
- The latest addition to Glasgow's burgeoning noodle bar scene, Soba is without peer when it comes to slick decor and extremely snappy service.
- By creating your own itinerary, you avoid areas crammed with burger bars and British pubs and head for somewhere more authentic.
- It's a fashionable noodle bar with prompt service and well-priced, tasty food.
- An Irish sandwich bar in Swindon has been named the best of its kind.
- The owners of a pub and sandwich bar in the village both said they knew nothing about their refuse being deposited at the illegal dump.
- About a year ago, Sambazon started importing this blend to the US and selling it to natural juice bars and health food stores.
- The village has two new luxury hotels, an ice rink, shops, juice bar and an ice creamery.
- Live music, an organic café and juice bar, a play area and face painting make this a great day out for all the family.
- Our city needs thriving locals far more than it needs another video shop or burger bar.
- The manager of a Swindon sandwich bar is hoping to complete a trio of feats for charity when he does the New York Marathon.
- It is a very popular sandwich bar in the centre of Glasgow - we get a lot of customers from Scottish Television as their studios are very close by.
5.1the Bar — la abogacía US — el conjunto de barristersbarrister
- to be called to the Bar — obtener el título debarrister
- before noun Bar exam — examen con el cual se obtiene el título de abogado
- The senior judges in England and Wales are drawn almost exclusively from the Bar.
- He was a Junior Counsel in 1968, Senior Counsel in 1982, and was called to the English Bar in 1981.
- The same year he would be called to the bar and later established a small practice in Montreal.
- The plaintiff has recently been called to the bar in Ontario.
- He didn't like the law and was never called to the Bar.
- The Bar Council provides representation and services for the Bar, and guidance on issues of professional practice.
- The young barrister, only at the bar nine months, then attempted to cross-examine this key prosecution witness.
5.2(in court)banquillo masculinethe prisoner at the bar — el acusado
- And far be it from any court to acknowledge that the defendant standing at the bar has any constitutional rights.
- His handling of the funds when they did arrive gave rise to vigorous debate at the bar.
- The defendant at the bar stands indicted by the grand jury of this county with the crime of murder in the first degree.
- The lawyers sit at the bar table facing the magistrate and the defendant sits with his or her lawyer.
- In an unprecedented move Magistrate Nicholas got up from the bench and sat at the bar table with the witness and the accused.
- 105 bars confining pressure was applied to prevent leakage in between the cylindrical face and the membrane.
- Seals were water-tight even at pressures of several bars, but did not interrupt water flow in the xylem.
- In both cars, an electric pump compresses air into the tank at a pressure of 300 bars.
- Nevertheless, to the diver, it still affords a fascinating glimpse of another world - a world so incredibly shallow that it is difficult to surface without at least a hundred bars.
7(impediment)obstáculo masculineimpedimento masculinebar to sth — impedimento para algo masculine
8(in bay, river)barra feminine
9.1(band of light, color)franja feminine
- After a green bar of light read his print, he pressed a sequence of buttons to the left.
- His monumental canvases, with their interlocking bars of earthy colour, reflect his early life as well as later influences.
- He looked through the gap between the door and the wall, a small bar of light illuminating his frightened features.
- I look at the bars of light coming in through the blind.
- He pulled on the headlights, and the beams cut into the darkness, solid bars of light in the smoke-filled air.
- He was awarded a bar to his gold medal for exceptional services.
- For his 36 years of service he received three bars alongside his long-service award.
- A bar to his military medal was awarded in July of the following year after he had been promoted to sergeant.
- He attained the rank of lieutenant colonel and was awarded the TD and bar.
- Further awards of the same decoration were shown by a bar on the ribbon of the cross or medal.
distintivo de teniente o capitán; galón que indica que se ha recibido por segunda vez la misma condecoración
9.3(in heraldry)barra feminine
1(secure)(door/window) atrancar(door/window) trancarshe found the door barred against her — se encontró con que le habían atrancado / trancado la puerta
2(block)(entrance/path) bloqueara tree was barring our way — un árbol nos cortaba / bloqueaba / impedía el paso
3(prohibit)(smoking/jeans) prohibirto bar sb from sth
- reporters were barred from the meeting — se excluyó a los periodistas de la reunión
- his criminal record bars him from the job — sus antecedentes penales le impiden acceder al puesto
4(stripe)dibujar franjas en
1salvoexceptoa excepción decon excepción debar one or two people — a / con excepción de una o dos personas
- we'll be finished, bar some disaster, by tomorrow — acabaremos para mañana, salvo que / a menos que ocurra algún desastre
- bar none — sin excepción
1(unit of pressure)bar masculine
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