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(car/hair/dress/ink) negro(sky) oscuro(sky) negroblack cloud — nube negra feminine
- I flicked the switch and everything went black — le di al interruptor y se quedó todo a oscuras
- her arms were black with bruises — tenía los brazos llenos de moretones / cardenales
- Long wavy black hair and light blue eyes created a contrast that was breathtaking.
- Pulling out of the office car park, the sky was black, the rain was pouring and the sun was shining.
- Realization was finally beginning to dawn on him like a sunrise after an inky black night.
- The door suddenly swung open and a tall man with short black hair and light brown eyes was staring at me.
- It was a drawing of the black night sky, dotted with tiny yellow stars.
- Her hair looked almost black in the dim light, but I later found out it was just a sort of dark brown.
- Sasha looked up and saw a black sky spotted with stars through the spaces in between the trees.
- I wore a white blouse and a black skirt and I pinned my hair back with a hair pin.
- There's no need for our older buildings to remain grey, black and white. Colour is good.
- When the rain came the sky was black, there was thunder and lightning and even a brief hail storm.
- These men are wearing suits or their coolest black club clothes on a cold evening in November.
- He had dark coloured hair and was wearing black jeans and white runners.
- Smoothing the mane of her black stallion, she can hear the sigh of her friend.
- He has white hair and a black suit and a watch chain across his meagre belly.
- There were no trees overhead, so he was exposed to the full power of the dark clouds, barely visible in the now black sky.
- Failing that, I might turn off all the lights in the house and stand right in front of the window, staring out into the black night.
- The black sky stretched out above her, its hundreds of stars twinkling beneath the wavering light.
- It is coloured golden brown above and white below with a black stripe down the sides of its neck.
- It is so very cold and pretty up here, close to space where the sky is black and I can see the stars.
- The moon shone brightly overhead and millions of stars twinkled in the velvety black sky.
- It had gotten a lot darker and the sky was completely black except with the assortment of stars.
- In a shallow depression of granite, I noticed what appeared to be a large black insect.
- The sky was black as night and the waves of flames from the oceans licked at the sandy shores.
- In Buffalo the rain is pouring down, the sky is black and storm/flood warnings abound.
- And the image of that bright blue globe lost in black space is spinning in your mind right now, isn't it?
- She looked down at the black kitten, and started to pet its head, as it began to purr.
- He lay suspended in the sky of a black night, a night without stars, without moon.
- He had blond hair and was wearing a light coloured jacket, white trousers and black shoes.
- I quickly strip out of my crisp black suit and dash in the bathroom for a quick shower.
- The video showed a white truck exploding and black plumes of smoke billowing into the air.
- I can see the stars and the sky and the moon and the black sky revolving overhead.
- I knew right now that it was around noon, even though the sky was black as midnight.
- Also, flying closely with it was a mottled vision of a bird, almost invisible against the black night sky.
- Some chose to outline their sketch with permanent black marker before adding the color.
- The dashboard glows red and white against its black background.
- Late winter snow storms had plastered the hills and the sky was black with threat.
- The sky was black and moonless; the night of the new moon the most terrifying time of the month in these parts.
- Bundles of chemical sticks lay ready to be burnt in it, some making black smoke and some white.
- The first girl, with short black hair and a light, kind sounding voice scampered up to her.
- The first attacker was 6ft tall with short blond hair and was wearing black trousers and a white T-shirt.
- From where Cal stands, looking down, each toe seems to smile with a devilish black arc of under nail dirt.
- They tore off his dirty black garments and threw him into the bath.
- The decoration on the bridge was spectacular but it was very dirty and black from pollution.
- Inside the garage door the concrete was stained black with oil and a car was hoisted on a ramp.
- I took a bung out of one of the drums and looked inside, and it was all black, and not a golden colour like it should have been.
- The workers are black with dirt and perspiration that the four fans on the ceiling do not dry.
- The walls and ceiling of the room were perfectly black, with age and dirt.
- Dirty black steps lead up to a deserted platform, blocked off somewhere behind a car repair yard.
1.3(coffee) negro Latin America(coffee) solo Spain(coffee) tinto Colombia(coffee) puro Chile(tea) solo(tea) sin leche(tea) puro Chile
- He drank the last of the black coffee and threw the cup in the nearest trash can.
- That, and a giant cup of straight black coffee, is the extent of his pregame preparation.
- He reached forward to pour himself a cup of black coffee, and fixed one for Celly as well.
- It is considered essential to offer any visitor a small cup of black coffee called a tinto.
- He took a long drink of yet another sweet black coffee and ineffectually wiped a tear from the corner of his eye.
- Small amounts of water or black coffee may be safe if taken a sufficient time before your procedure.
- He brewed a pot of black coffee and inhaled the beautiful aromas of real beans.
- Instead, drink lots of water, a cup of skim or soy milk, or a cup of black coffee or tea.
- Trust me, if you're really a caffeine junkie, you're drinking espressos and black coffee.
- Alma stood in the kitchen and made herself a cup of coffee, black with just a pinch of sugar.
- I went downstairs to have a black coffee and think things over.
- The young man was reading a paperback novel and sipping a steaming mug of hot, black coffee.
- Others accepted a plastic cup of black java and continued along.
- I look at my watch and I see that I have enough time to buy a large cup of black coffee.
- Stoker accepted a cup of black coffee and lowered himself into one of the armchairs.
- If you drink your tea black and sugar free then it could be the death knell for teaspoons in your house.
- Mom sipped a cup of black coffee and toyed with the sugar packets on the table.
- He whistled as he poured some rich, black coffee into a stainless cup on the counter.
- I drink my tea black, but the three sisters have powdered milk although there's fresh milk in the fridge.
- Bitter tastes like the tastes of black coffee and beer are composed of air and ether.
2also Blacknegro(aspirations) de los negrosa black man — un (hombre) negro
3.1(sad, hopeless)negrothis is a black day for our country — este es un día aciago / negro para el país
- Despite my overall black mood, an occurrence did send me into a fit of raucous laughter.
- This poll is the conclusion of a very black week in this country's politics.
- While he might feel he stands under a black cloud at present, that flash of light you can see is a silver lining for York.
- Those moments of wild inspiration have a payback time and it comes in periods of black depression.
- It was only last month that his mood got black enough to merit drowning himself in spirits again.
- This tarnishes the enjoyment somehow or is that just my own black mood at the moment?
- I've been in a black mood since September 2001, it's hanging over me like a penumbra.
- After this incident, Philip seemed friendlier, although he would still have his black moods.
- There had to be something someone could do to get him out of this black mood he was in!
- There is evidently much that is right, or even outstanding, about France, so one should not paint too black a picture.
- Without tempting fate, no young lives have been lost in road accidents since that black day last year.
- It was a black mood at a black moment, a spasm that sentient Americans prefer to forget.
- But then young Master Thomas had gone up to Cambridge, and Elsie's black mood had descended.
- In the North East, once ships stopped being built, a black depression hung over the region.
- It's cognitive distortions or faulty thought patterns that often plunge us into black moods.
- Perhaps however the truth lies somewhere in between and the situation is not as black as some perceive it to be.
- But the worst was an old bird who shouted at me about the poll tax and blamed me for Black Wednesday.
- For the past ten years, Joanne had suffered from depression and took medication to control her black moods.
- Could it be that this week's black mood is seeping out through my pores?
- Eighteen months later, his black moods returned suddenly and led to his near-suicide attempt just days later.
- I've had no periods of black depression about it, no waking up in cold sweats.
- Luckily I can spot the signs so I tend to avoid people when I'm starting to feel low just in case it turns into a black mood.
3.2(intense, grim)(despair/pessimism) profundo(rage/fury) ciegoa black look — una mirada de odio
- She was going to set him free from all of the evil and black hatred he had brought to the world.
- Love may not find them if they continue throughout the teen years with a black streak in their minds.
- Or should they rebut the Democrats' black smear campaign with the evidence at hand?
- I felt a surge of hatred pass through me, black vicious hatred that I had never felt before.
- He had never lied to her a full black lie; but merely a few small white ones that did no damage at all.
4(illegal)the black economy — la economía informal
1(color)negro masculineshe was dressed in black — iba (vestida) de negro
- (in mourning) to wear black — llevar luto
- to swear black is white — mentir descaradamente
- Perhaps we can do this by appealing to Europeans' attitudes toward the colour black.
- Like with most of your wardrobe's basic elements, black should be the color of choice.
- I was very pleased with my eye make-up, and I only used two colours this time - black and gold.
- Coffee and black are the special colours of Coppelia's collection this season.
- The finished article was painted in glossy black, the colour of the original vehicle, to make it look new.
- It was decorated in oranges, yellows and blacks.
- Again, the predominant colours are black and grey and the lighting plot is superb.
- Of all the colours found in the garden, black must be the most underused and the least understood.
- Her back was arched and her pale skin stood out starkly against the silky black of her gown.
- He said the two things they most wanted in our flag was the silver fern and the colour black.
- It gives a great contrast between the orange colour of the motherboard and the shining black of the internal panels.
- The sponsor was printed in black on one side and the player in gold on the other.
- They come in white, beige or black, with a low-wedge rubber sole to insulate against the icy floor.
- Light brown, navy and black are the colours Joseph has in mind for the suits.
- Splashed with brilliant golds, oranges, reds, and blacks, it was an amazing sight to behold.
- Other colours include midnight black, ocean blue, rose pink and olive green.
- This piece of art comes in two colours, natural basket and classic black.
- The colours are predominantly warm, green on black, black on gold, rich browns and deep reds.
- The classroom, painted in its sober colours of beige and black, is half-full.
- If I had to make a painting of my life it would only consist of the colour black.
2Black(person)negro masculinenegra feminine
3(freedom from debt)to be in the black — no estar en números rojos
4(in board games)
- While Black's Queen is busy snacking on pawns, White rushes to bring out all his pieces.
- Now Black has two rooks covering his back rank, so one of them can be freed up for central duty.
- Tha was a very precise move which forces Black to make a passive recapture with the bishop.
- The move chosen in the game gives Black a slight edge without giving up a pawn.
- I have a previous game on record from this position which shows a more violent treatment from Black.
4.2also Black(player)Black: Karpov — negras: Karpov
- and black resigned — y las negras abandonaron
- By 20 January the cabinet was so desperate to crush the miners it considered sending in troops to move the coal which had been blacked by other workers.
- His costumed is blacked and smoking places, and his hair is standing on end.
- Their defiance sparked a huge wave of international solidarity that saw English dockers blacking Irish goods and collections taken in workplaces across Britain.
- I am surprised that dockers have not done something about blacking these products, which I am sure are exported through some docks in the country.
- This stuff doesn't just black the buildings, it causes asthma and stunts the development of children's lungs.
- The cabinet was horrified when dockers blacked the jets destined for the military rulers.
- We rounded a turn and came upon all at once the tumbled ruins of a cottar's hut, blacked by fire, and trampled down as if by horse's hooves.
- I lighted the fires and blacked the grates.
- The union decided to vent its frustrations on the radio station's abolishing such institutions as the orchestra during a cost cutting exercise by blacking its music programmes for ten weeks in 1980.
- Guilt is the great disguiser, blacking the white of the sun.
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