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(fragment, scrap)pedazo masculinetrozo masculinein tiny bits — en pedacitos / trocitos
- to smash sth to bits — hacer pedazos / añicos algo
- to tear sth to bits — romper algo en pedazos
- the critics pulled the book to bits — los críticos destrozaron el libro
- Individual elements such as pieces of driftwood or bits of furniture retained traces of their former life, but also melted into the larger organic whole.
- The force of its landing literally exploded it into little pieces, and tiny bits of bark covered my clothes.
- I've been trying to identify what bits of the blog work well (that these bits should even exist may come as a bit of a shock to some of you, I'm sure) and what bits don't work so well.
- In more prepared circumstances I might have added some bite sized bits of chicken.
- We both study things in minute detail and piece bits of evidence together and it is very similar with scenes of crime work.
- With its clear chicken broth, bits of green onion, finely shredded cabbage and artfully fastened dumplings, said soup is a fine way to begin your feast.
- Reaching my chosen spot I dropped some bits of bread across to the far bank, watching it float downstream then across the current to our bank.
- Other than that, I've managed to put the finishing touches on some bits of music I've been working on.
- There are also files and other bits of correspondence littering every available surface and the whole area is generally a bit of a mess.
- With a few bits of cardboard, a light and a bit of plastic, Pratt's little model echoes both the reality and the dream.
- A bit of rain she can cope with but a deluge of hard, stinging pingy bits of ice is too much even for Dolly the Mega Cat.
- He made a telephone call to the Observer and with readers' help slowly began to piece bits of the puzzle together and build up the museum.
- So for history's sake, check out these closeted bits of celluloid for a bit of perspective on how far we've come.
- One of the outfits means I will be baring bits of skin that don't usually see the light of day.
- His is an impressive collection of rusty coins and nails, corroded bullets and belt buckles, pieces of swords and knives, shards and bits of broken bottles.
- You can't expect your role models to be perfect at everything, you have to piece them together from bits of everybody you admire for different reasons.
- Also, there are some really sad bits and some manipulative bits of very dubious taste.
- Otherwise, the piece had some good bits of news.
- Certainly there are bits of the concert on the dvd which I didn't remember, but you would expect a bit of that.
- It was piecing together different bits of conversations.
1.2British (small piece)trocito masculinepedacito masculineI wrote the number down on a bit of paper — anoté el número en un trocito de papel / en un papelito
1.3British (component part)pieza feminineto take sth to bits — desarmar algo
- Align the pilot bit of the hole saw with the center point you marked earlier in the face of the door, and begin drilling.
- The way to change the cutting depth of the bit varies among different router types, makes, and models.
- Turn on the router and position the stock, angled so that the back of the piece rests on the table, but the front of the piece is just above the bit at the first mark.
- It is a good idea to also cut out a small opening above the bit for air-flow, and leave sufficient room in your table opening for sawdust to escape the cut.
- The hole is right above the bit for virtually dust-free routering, and the connector is a friction fit so it can be removed in an instant.
- They were Rris-built devices, requiring two Rris to power the treadle turning the shaft, but the bits and cutting blades were of improved carbon steel.
- Start your router with the piece raised above the bit and the lines positioned like this, and then push the stock down onto the bit and then keeping the stock against the fence, push the stock from right to left till the bit pops out the back.
2.1(section, piece)parte feminine
2.2(episode)parte femininebits of the book are quite good — algunas partes del libro están bastante bien
- If this means staying off the usual glass or three of wine per evening for a bit, so be it.
- Nanna was there so we all hung out for a bit and then she helped me dye my hair black for the party.
- As this is something of a landmark survey may we be excused for pushing the boat out a bit?
- And if so, we can say that it merely happened that the seed dropped where it did and not a bit further on.
3a bit of
3.1(some, a little)un poco dea bit of peace and quiet — un poco de paz y tranquilidad
- with a little bit of luck — con un poquito de suerte
- a bit of salt — una pizca de sal
- we had a bit of difficulty finding a hotel — nos resultó algo difícil encontrar un hotel
- it takes a bit of getting used to — cuesta un poco acostumbrarse
- they have a fair bit or quite a bit of work to do — tienen bastante trabajo que hacer
- she went with them a good bit of the way — los acompañó una gran parte del trayecto
- whether you come or not won't make a bit of difference — da exactamente lo mismo que vengas o no
- it didn't make a bit of difference, he still did it — no sirvió de nada, lo hizo igual
4.1(somewhat)un pocoa bit faster — un poco más rápido
- the town's changed a bit — la ciudad ha cambiado algo / un poco
- she looks a bit pale — está un poco pálida
- I drank a bit too much — bebí un poco más de la cuenta / un poco demasiado
- that must be worth a bit! — ¡eso debe de valer mucho / lo suyo!
- we spent quite a bit — gastamos bastante
- I wouldn't be a bit surprised — no me sorprendería para nada / en lo más mínimo
- she hasn't changed a bit — no ha cambiado (para) nada
4.2(a while)un momentoun rato
5informal(act, performance)she was doing her 'indignant parent' bit — estaba en su papel de madre indignada
- Charles and crew follow him for eight months as he works one five-minute bit into a full hour of worthy material.
- I'm not sure about the getting married bit, but the idea of them going off somewhere holds a certain appeal.
- Each main dancer got to do a little solo bit in the middle of the semi-circle.
- There's a stunning, uncredited sax solo and a quirky contrapuntal bit for the trombones.
- The only really entertaining bit was the thing with Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson.
- John's issue page seemed a bit beefier than George's bit about his agenda.
6.1(in US)two bits — veinticinco centavos de dólar
- his promise isn't worth two bits — su promesa no vale ni un quinto
- I don't care / give two bits what she thinks — me importa un bledo / un comino lo que piense
6.2British informal (coin)moneda femininea 50p bit — una moneda de 50 peniques
- How do we turn these unique numbers - known as code points in the Unicode universe - into bits and bytes?
- For example, is it important to discuss computer bits, bytes, disk drives and the like in an agricultural mechanics textbook?
- It's complex because you're talking about bits and bytes of software, radio frequencies, protocols and a litany of technical items.
- I now know there are eight bits in a byte, and 1024 megabytes in a gigabyte.
- The interesting thing is to watch them write a subroutine that counts all the bits in a byte, then ask them to make it much, much faster.
8(of bridle)freno masculinebocado masculine
- She puts her head right in the hackamore but won't stand still for the bit.
- The leather was dull and dusty, and the metal of the bits and stirrups of the English saddle seemed to be tarnished.
- Spahis rode hardy little barb stallions, which they controlled with severe bits.
- In the tackroom where the bridles, bits, snaffles, girths and whips were hanging on the wall, Jackson asked me about everything.
- There were two saddles, an English and a racing, as well as two different bridles, with interchangeable bits.
- You don't need a big bit to get the horse's attention and you don't need a big bit to get the horse stopped.
- Malloy grabbed her wrist as she reached to place the bit in the horse's mouth.
- However, what I am saying, is there are different ways to achieve more harmony and control than by using one of these bits.
- Her new owners said the only remaining evidence of her old life had been a fear of having a bridle bit placed in her mouth.
- Iron components of the chariot were found in a good state of preservation, including the two wheel rims and hub - hoops, the yoke fittings, harness and horse bits.
- You can also go shopping at the C Quarter Circle Saddlery for saddles, bridles, bits, spurs and much more!
- A vet or an equine dental specialist can address any oral problems that may cause the horse to lean or grab onto the bit.
- The reason is probably not the bit, but the way in which the horse is schooled.
- For example, a collection of bits for horses, at least seven of them, are presented on a piece of felt that has seen better days.
- It will help as he collects up the horse and allows the horse to hold the bit better as it tucks it head and stretches over its poll.
- There was more speech amongst the Danes, and movement of horses, and jingling of bridle bits.
- It seems there are different opinions as to whether the rein attached to the bit should be left on, in addition to the direct one.
- Most of the time he'll go in, check for the general health of the mouth, then file down teeth both for comfort and so the bridle bit sits well.
- He knew she was very upset when she couldn't get her horse to accept its bit.
- We'll still put bits in our horses' mouths, but they'll be made from temperature sensitive materials and will mould to the individual shape of the horse's inner mouth.
9(on drill)broca femininebarrena femininemecha feminine Argentina
- He's wearing a belt with screwdrivers, drill bits, spanners, hacksaws and nails lodged in every pocket.
- Several attendees shared what they have done at their facilities regarding reprocessing drill bits.
- Look for drills described as high-speed drill bits.
- If you've ever drilled a hole through a relatively thick piece of steel, you know that drill bits tend to wander quickly.
- Start the holes off by turning the drill bit where centre of the markings are.
- Drilling can be done with many of the same tools you use for drilling wood or metal, including twist drills, brad point drill bits, spade bits or a hole saw with a pilot bit.
- Most boring bits, at first glance, may look the same except for size.
- An existing underground pipe was ruptured by a drill bit from a digging machine.
- It is made from granite roughbacks and discarded drill bits.
- And they planned to modify the drill bits to make them less susceptible to jamming from the rocks.
- Diamond drilling bits were used in prospecting, and thermal ore processing allowed winter panning in placer mines.
- During the same month, a Makita drill and drill bits, in their original case were also found and never claimed.
- It has a church and a bar, a welding shop, and a small ironworks that manufactures bits for oil drilling.
- Nowadays, most tool purchases involve replacing the expendable items such as drill bits, sanding belts and specialty taps and anything else that wears out.
- Drill bits are not an easy tool to sharpen correctly.
- The family-run store in Texas that's been mixing drill bits and Limoges boxes for more than 60 years.
- You drill out small holes in the outer cortex in two lateral skull locations with custom drill bits at the incision site.
- However, this could be minimized if every tunnel is bored with a road header with extremely strong drill bits.
- Switch bits, and drill the hole in the door's edge.
- The trail down to the foot of the falls was all but vertical, a white-knuckle descent by means of chains and old drill bits hammered into the rock.
10British slang, derogatory(woman)tipa feminine derogatory informaltía feminine Spain informalmina feminine Southern Cone slang
- I was a grown woman, with children of my own, not a young bit thing with little experience of life.
- Or you have to sit right there and some young bit who has no training or teaching is letting their children scream for the sake of screaming!
- He must have a young bit on the side.
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