In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1Medicineciegoblind man — ciego masculine
- blind woman — ciega
- to be blind in one eye — ser tuerto
- he's been blind since birth — es ciego de nacimiento
- to go blind — quedarse ciego
- to be blind to sth — no ver algo
- he remained blind to her beauty — permanecía ciego a sus encantos
- she's blind to the fact that … — no ve / no quiere ver que …
- how could I have been so blind? — ¿cómo pude haber sido tan ciego?
- Just under a quarter of the children met the criteria for severe disability, which included being unable to walk without help, unable to feed themselves, being blind, or being unable to talk.
- By this time Lady Mills was wheelchair-bound and suffering from Alzheimer's disease, and Sir John had gone almost blind after retinas in both eyes had failed..
- This actually happens in the case of individuals who are born blind due to congenital cataracts and are subsequently cured.
- Joe Hart, defending, said that in 2002, while serving a prison sentence, Grady contracted a degenerative eye disease and is now blind.
- Aslam will soon be operated on, just like Tajul Islam, who was born blind due to bilateral congenital cataract.
- Mr Carter meanwhile was in the intensive care unit of the city's American hospital, where doctors refused to say whether his injuries might leave him blind.
- She knows she is going blind from a hereditary disease and yet won't tell anyone, or ease up.
- I had a little Chihuahua named Carlos that had some kind of skin disease and was totally blind.
- A pedestrian crossing in Church Street has been broken for weeks leaving blind shoppers unable to gauge when to cross the busy road.
- I left academia because I was frustrated having so many patients go blind from these terrible diseases.
- Jurors heard that Mr Ward, who suffered from a rare eye condition and had been blind since he was 15, had been celebrating his birthday.
- There are an estimated 146 million people who currently require treatment for the disease who may go blind if nothing is done.
- He was expected to be blind, deaf, unable to speak, and quadriplegic.
- Two years ago, MS patient Natasha Bagan lost her ability to walk and was almost blind after her condition rapidly deteriorated.
- Yvonne Sleightholme was arrested soon afterwards, but before she could be brought to trial she went blind - a condition referred to in those days as hysterical blindness.
- I fell down into the sand, blind and unable to see what I was doing.
- One-year-old Eva Heeks contracted meningitis soon after birth, leaving her blind, deaf and unable to walk, talk or feed properly.
- In China, more than 9.4 million men and women over 40 years of age suffer from the disease, 55 per cent of whom are blind in at least one eye.
- The club, based in Tottington, was founded by Derek Pritchard, 64, who is almost totally blind because of a hereditary eye condition.
- Indeed, as I interviewed him I would go out of my way to point out to him that the tape recorder was running, lest he forget and, being blind, be unable to see the red recording light.
1.2(flying) por instrumentos(flying) con instrumentos
- The Lorenz beam system for blind landing consisted of two transmitters located on opposite sides of the airstrip runway.
- This could be nerve-racking for the pilot while the copilot made blind takeoffs.
- She almost laughed in amazement; the pilot was flying blind - they didn't have a single light on!
- Since the aircraft's stormscope was not working, the pilot was flying blind into the thunderstorm, and as a result, he and his three passengers died.
- From this point on, they'd be practically flying blind, with only the occasional glimpse of their surroundings.
1.3Motor Vehicles(corner) de poca visibilidad
- About half-way back to Boston I slowed down even further to go round a blind bend in the road, to come upon a police car and a mobile speed camera.
- To put things in perspective, the turn was a 180-degree, blind, decreasing-radius turn.
- With modern machinery and the will to do it, many of the blind bends on this road would be eradicated quickly.
- ‘The road is also very narrow and the corner is blind next to the Dowley Gap tip,’ she said.
- On a road whose width barely allows two cars to pass, this lunatic came hurtling round a blind corner, narrowly missing me.
- There's a blind exit onto Bridge Street at the bottom of the hill and it is awfully dangerous trying to get out there.
- It was a quiet Sunday afternoon, a girl is out on her pony riding down the road when suddenly two young men in a car speed round a blind corner.
- So he parks outside on the pavement, forcing an elderly lady in a wheelchair on to the road on a blind bend.
- He missed our hotel, and reversed the hundred metres round a blind bend at the same speed to drop us off.
- At one point, we rounded a blind corner and startled a gigantic grizzly sow and her cub as they crossed a shallow, rocky creek.
- Gardaí and fire service personnel at the scene said the Opel appeared to have veered accidentally to its incorrect side of the road at a blind bend where the collision occurred.
- I had maybe 75m visibility, on a very narrow, twisting road, full of blind corners.
- A car in front of the Welshman had pulled out a series of rocks into the road on a blind corner, and Hughes ran straight over the rocks, unable to avoid them due to the narrowness of the road.
- The third adult in racing gear chose to proceed at full speed from the cycle lane into the northbound traffic lane, ignoring the blind corner with Library Road.
- There is also a trench right across the road on a blind corner that you cannot avoid.
- Now, was she heading towards the blind bend in the road or was she going away from it?
- They certainly had no problem coping with a brisk run along a narrow, twisty country road where oncoming traffic and constant blind bends required repeated firm applications.
- The poor condition of many roads, lack of warning signs at blind corners and sharp curves, and the fact that street lamps don't work at all times, contribute to accidents.
- Like a klutz, she's done this on a narrow stretch of road with a blind bend less than a hundred yards away.
- It is quite common for cars, forced to weave round the resulting blind bends, to have to come to an abrupt stop when they meet.
2(lacking reason, judgment)(obedience/fury/faith) ciegohe was blind with passion — lo cegaba la pasión
- blind with rage, she slapped him — ciega de ira, le dio una bofetada
- he made a blind guess at the answer — dio una respuesta al azar a ver si acertaba
- Though perhaps I know something about blind maternal love.
- Look on the bright side, but don't be blind to reality.
- But it seems that I have been blind to the realities of life in Ireland.
- The ethical dimension of love consists in the challenge its blind urgency presents to reason.
- True, you could have fully murdered him, but the only reason you hurt him enough to get away was blind panic.
- Sensitive citizens are not blind to our nation's frailties and imperfections - they do what they can do to right the wrongs.
- I heard her laugh at me, which made my blind hate take control over all of my senses.
- By far the worst feature of this election result is the blind surrender of control of the Senate to the Liberals and Family First.
- Wenders himself is not blind to the realities of modern day Los Angeles.
- The reason for the blind loyalty: The Tigers have no one behind Cox.
- Toby jumped off the couch in a blind fury and launched something at her wall.
- They're blind to reality, and they're determined to hold onto their power by any means possible at this time.
- Yet despite his liberalism, which if not exactly old-fashioned is certainly out of keeping with the spirit of the time, Mortimer is not blind to the realities of political life.
- The Fifth Circuit's approach is almost willfully blind to the reality established by both custom and history.
- Mr Edwards said the company is not blind to the concerns of its workforce.
- You do not know that without you and your blind indifference, such misleaders could not carry out deeds that damn us all, as much as they shame themselves.
- This is time to rally around the flag of reason, not of blind retribution.
- You are blind to spiritual realities because you don't know the Saviour, and that is the only way of knowing him.
- It could be avoided only when a mother let herself be guided by nature and reason instead of blind love.
- To procure more large carriers today and expect them to be useful into midcentury is to be blind to reality.
- There's another reason why blind devotion to rules won't do.
- Young and oddly confident, they are blind to their deficiencies and impervious to the daunting odds stacked against them.
- He had once been an innocent child, blind to the harsh reality of the world.
- This film has not a trace of smugness, or the superiority of moral virtue which is blind to reality.
- I'm also of accusing him of having a miniscule mind based on the fact that he is apparently so enraptured by his own ideology that he is blind to its faults.
- The world can no longer afford the blind suspicion, destructive rivalries and indifference to the legitimate fears of others that have brought it to this state.
- In fact, the ruling is a perfect example of how the free market is blind to any values other than the pursuit of profit.
- Yet again she refused, and this time the mage threw open the door to her room in a blind rage.
- All I wanted to do was to survive and really was driven by blind hope than by reason.
- When a horse is in a blind panic it loses all sense of reason.
- Fortunately even the drink didn't hinder his ability to conceal his anger; his cold, blind wrath.
- Some true believers on one side have been unable to free themselves from a sense of blind loyalty to the past, ill-founded as it is in whole or in part.
- Eric's imagination grew until he became blind to the likely reality of what lay beyond the wooden board in the wall.
- The classical economists are blind to this reality.
- Those that shun or oppose this unfortunate but justified retaliation perhaps are blind to reality for some reason, and that in itself is sad.
- Mann and his associates, however, seem to have been blind to South Africa's determination to stamp out its legacy as a recruiting ground for mercenaries.
- Siddhartha finally allows human emotion to control him through his blind love for Young Siddhartha.
- Sanjay is also the voice of reason in a community that has been conditioned by blind faith.
- If you travel, you become more cosmopolitan and less likely to fulfil the caricature of the ‘obnoxious yank’ who is blind to other cultural values.
3(without opening)(door/window) tapiado(passage) ciego(passage) sin salida(wall) ciego(wall) sin ventanas
- Above the hood is a blind window with an arched head.
- Glazed doors, provided that the panes are rectangular, can be reduced by removing one tier of panes; blind doors can be cut down at will.
- A blind door set into a pharaonic tomb to allow the spirit of the deceased to come and go.
- The metal ladder was cooperative enough against rubber-soled boots, but moisture and time had warped the blind door, and there was no other way into the box.
- When you first walked in and entered the small rotunda, there was a blind window that had been revealed.
1(permanently)dejar ciegohe was blinded in an accident — perdió la vista / se quedó ciego en un accidente
2(ambition/passion) cegar(ambition/passion) enceguecer Latin America(wealth/light) deslumbrar(wealth/light) encandilarhe was blinded by her beauty — su belleza lo deslumbró / encandiló
- A man blinded in one eye by a samurai sword attack in Kidbrooke was the victim of mistaken identity, a court has heard.
- Don't let your enthusiasm for new ideas blind you to the possibility that maybe they will undo something of long standing that is really valuable.
- Don't let the fact that its reputation was tarnished by several lackluster sequels blind you to the original's charms.
- Or had I been blinded by my own passion, and my own desperate yearning for her to see me as I saw her?
- Perhaps our closeness to the intricacies of identity, including race and gender, blind us to what we have in common with humanity.
- Five players were permanently blinded and a dozen more had permanent eye defects leading to reduced vision.
- A minority still believed that it was possible and necessary to resist Germany, and refused to let anti-Communism blind them to the necessity for a Soviet alliance.
- One way of preventing the victims from seeing and knowing the regime's political agendas was to plunge them literally into the dark - to blind them.
- The moon twinkled off the water, dazzling me, blinding me for a moment.
- Such reactions either blind them to what you're trying to get across, or they go away so worried that they don't function effectively for days.
- Several times a rather energetic guy in a shirt that could blind at fifty paces came close to having my eye out with his elbow, and his high kicks were enough to bring down the lighting rig.
- Eric, blinded more than 20 years ago by a genetic disorder, has been getting one-and-a-half hours of help every Thursday morning.
- Sentencing him, she said Margerum had lashed out in drink at someone who had done him no harm and said he could have left his victim blinded.
- Thunder cracked as a response to Malia's anger, and lightning flashed, blinding everyone temporarily.
- They hit the news in 1997 in Britain when they became a teenage fashion accessory and were then quickly converted into a weapon which could cause blinding.
- In the process, the patient is willfully blinded to the conduct that inevitably causes his misery in the first place.
- But in 1944, Norman returned to action by taking part in D-Day plus one, in which he was wounded in the face and nearly blinded.
- Both books feature fighters blinded in one eye due to gloves having padding illegally removed.
- It is the story of Samson, the mighty warrior who was betrayed by his lover, and then blinded and imprisoned by his enemies, the Philistines.
- ‘I'm going to try and throw a flashbang at it, and blind the pilot inside,’ I informed him.
- But… now that she really thought about it, now that she didn't let anger blind her, just why did Aiden grab her book and throw it?
- Pitic may have let the internal disagreements blind him from the many uncertainties ahead, not least the survival of Yugoslavia itself.
- She is blinded by his charm and she's doing these things that she normally would never do.
- She was blinded by her tears and the smoke, so she couldn't see the burning timber above her that was about to fall.
- This deficiency blinds 500,000 children in over 70 countries every year.
- However, don't let these minor things blind you to the fact that The Big Book of Busts is actually an extremely important addition to any serious chess library.
- He was used to getting his own way and was so enraged that he was blinded to the consequences of his actions.
- Stalinism crippled us by castrating our moral passion, blinding us to the wrongs done to men if those wrongs were done in the name of Communism.
- For example, a royal court would blind or cut off the hand of a thief; a Church court might send a thief on a pilgrimage.
- But that perception can easily blind us to other aspects of homelessness.
- What I'm trying to get at is that imposing notions of ‘equality’ on everyone may, in some situations, blind us to what is going on.
- Even pretending to be an imbecile did not blind her to the fact that her advisors broke into sly smiles they quickly tried to conceal when they saw the piece of silk sticking out of her bag.
- However, he was blinded to all other clinical and demographic data for this investigation.
- The Counter-Reformation proved to the outside world that the Catholic Church had recognised its past failings and was willing to reform itself rather than blind itself to its faults.
- Orphaned and blinded from childhood, he became an ascetic freethinker and materialist.
- I cried as I admitted that I was so selfish that I was blinded to the fact that Will had needed my help all along.
- I said nothing, but merely nodded, tears temporarily blinding me, blurring my vision.
- Burnley Crown Court heard Mr Cook, who works in computers, suffered a break to his retina and feared waking up blinded.
- St Dunstan's charity, which looks after servicemen and women blinded in the service of their country, organised the event.
- It starred Russell Crowe as a young skinhead on a path of self-destruction, though his ideals blind him to the damage he is doing to himself.
3to blind sb to sth — impedirle ver algo a algn
- love blinded her to his faults — el amor le impedía ver sus defectos
1(outside window)persiana feminineroller blind — estor masculine Spain
- venetian blind — cortina veneciana
- On the left just above the logo is a shop blind that used to protect the meat in the window display from sunshine.
- The traditional box blind is still widely used today, being probably the most durable type of awning still manufactured.
- That is why, for the past 10 years, McLeod has watched his firm, which specialises in manufacturing shop blinds and awnings, flourish.
- For the past 30 years the 58-year-old has worked for a company in Devon that produces blinds and awnings.
- Having been here when Queen Victoria reigned, Deans is the only blinds company that is still in business who can provide an authentic Victorian or Edwardian awning to complete the finishing touch to a serious restoration project on a shop, restaurant or even a special private house.
2.1(cover, diversion)pantalla femininesubterfugio masculine
- Its members rarely published any verse or stories for adult market publications, and wrote instead for children's magazines, a blind for some of the most experimental work in the Stalinist era.
- Our advantages and disadvantages then, can be summarized as follows:… 6. Serves as a blind for the real project.
- ‘Ruse’ applies to that which is contrived as a blind for one's real intentions or for the truth.
- That phrase ‘Parlay cheval ou’ [tell my horse] is in daily, hourly use in Haiti and no doubt it is used as a blind for self-expression.
- The aversion to addressing race concerns that is demonstrated through this research carries through to an aversion to discussing race as a driver in and a blind for bad social policy.
2.2US (hide)puesto masculineparanza feminine
- RSPB staff installed a digital camera to beam nest images back to visitors at the island's bird blind.
- The combination worked well in the duck blind, and was great for goose and turkey hunting.
- In a 1998 speech, Gore likened opposition to affirmative action to a duck blind.
- You could jerry-rig a blind from a camouflage cloth, or use a small tent that you don't mind modifying.
- They retreated back to a duck blind, and watched to see what would happen.
- The space is, in fact, just about twice that of the average hunting blind.
- One evening we labored, stung by nettles and mosquitoes, to set up Sewell's camera blind on Otter Pond in the great marsh.
- A rain shelter was provided on the end opposite to the observation blind and numerous perches were scattered throughout.
- Boyles regretted passing several does from a tower blind rashly dubbed ‘Muy Grande.’
- Expect to be there for awhile: You don't want to leave the blind until you're done taking photos.
- So, effectively, when you are in one blind there is only one opening where you can use your 600 mm.
- Sitting in a box blind feels like hunting from a closet.
- It would prohibit placement of a temporary or permanent hunting blind or wildlife feeder within 150 yards of a fence serving as a property boundary.
- A bit off to the east I can hear a dull ‘thwack’ sound as one of my hunting partners builds himself a little blind.
- Peak and relative density counts were combined to arrive at density estimates for each species in each year at each blind.
- If you're in a blind, well, not much you can do, but if you can use a camera with a manual rewind and advance instead of automatic, that would certainly be preferable.
- The number of food deliveries made to supplemented and control nestlings were counted from the observation blind.
- I began to scan the lake, and I could see the duck blind on the opposite shore.
- As soon as foods were distributed among cages, we monitored and video recorded behavior from an observation blind.
- One day Kay headed off with her husband to an observation blind, leaving the tiny boys in the care of a hired helper.
3(blind people)the blind — los invidentes formal
- a school for the blind — una escuela para invidentes
- in the country of the blind the one-eyed man is king — en tierra de ciegos / en el país de los ciegos el tuerto es rey
1to bake pastry blind — cocer masa en blanco / sin relleno
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