In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(sea/dress/sky) azulblue with cold — amoratado de frío
- she went blue in the face — se le amorató la cara
2.1informal (pornographic)verde(invariable adjective) pornocolorado Mexico
2.2(risqué)picantesubido de colorsubido de tono
1(color)azul masculinedark/light blue — azul oscuro/claro
- to vanish / disappear into the blue — esfumarse
- she/it vanished / disappeared into the blue — se esfumó
- Just remember, if you see text in blue in this article, that means we clipped it from the editorial section.
- My room is colored in blue with glow in the dark stars and planets on them.
- As one would stare upwards, the sky would change from red, to orange, to green, to dark blue, to royal purple.
- It's cluttered and the colours (dark blue and purple) will not be to many people's tastes.
- If it is in red ink, the letter is false; if in blue, it is true.
- Designers took the traditional Masonic colours - green and gold - and wove in blue and black.
- It is even available in bright colours like blue, green, yellow and orange.
- All samples are shown at the same magnification, with spindles in green and DNA in blue.
- She had the children in mind in choosing colours, wares, right down to bathroom sets in blue for boys and pink for girls.
- The vehicle involved, which had also been damaged, had been a light green or blue in colour, although the make or model was not known.
- I was hoping she'd turn up to work the next day in blue and green, but she didn't.
- The Thursday evening changes are marked in red; the Friday changes in blue.
- There was a photograph on the wall of a model with tresses boldly streaked in blue - I was concerned.
- The water-resistant fabric is available in blue, green or natural.
- This being the set I reviewed, they also come in blue, yellow, green sliver and black.
- Inside are piles of battered registers, marked with the date in blue.
- Familiar in its colourless form, it also occurs in a wide range of strong colours including blue, green, pink, and yellow.
- The words in blue are ‘hyperlinks’ and clicking on them will take you to an area with more information.
- Using strong colours like dark blue, deep reds and yellows, her work is certainly striking.
- One in brilliant yellow, another scarlet red and the two remaining were adorned in blue and glass green.
2Britishdeportista representante de Oxford o Cambridge
1despilfarrarpulirse Spain informalpatinarse River Plate informalhacer sonar Chile informal
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