In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
transitive verbblurred, blurring
1(image/outline) desdibujar(image/outline) hacer borroso(distinction) hacer menos claro(memory) hacer borrosohis eyes were blurred with tears — las lágrimas empañaban sus ojos
- The grey seafog sweeps in, blurring the boundary between sea and land, disorientating anyone held in its spell.
- And the war is not the only force challenging and blurring the traditional male role as the protector of women.
- The fact is that things look a lot rosier with this bag of weirdly-named innovators blurring genre boundaries.
- It's more like a soap opera without a script, blurring the line between what is real and what is manufactured for the cameras.
- It is blurring the traditional distinctions between domestic and foreign policy.
- The line is blurring between the people who make things and the people who buy them.
- I insisted that it was not possible to encourage excellence while at the same time blurring the definition of failure.
- Where did it come from, and why is it blurring the boundaries of spiritual and secular realms?
- Mist had settled over the rolling hills like the veil of new tears, blurring the beautiful landscape.
- All the music in the production is performed by the actors, blurring the distinction between actor and musician.
- She looked at the letter but could not read it for the tears blurring her vision.
- Her vision was blurring, her head still pounding from the screeching of the alarm which could be heard faintly in the distance.
- I took one look at them and ran back up to my room with tears blurring my vision.
- The sublime views are definitely worth the climb but sadly, the further up we go the more my vision is blurring.
- After blurring the lines between good and evil so skillfully, this ending comes as a somewhat hollow conclusion.
- We have all been guilty of it: blurring the lines between reality and fiction.
- He is determined not to commit the past mistake of blurring the thin line between an actor and writer.
- I like blurring the lines between environmental sounds and those that are digital.
- This is pretty daring stuff, blurring the line between the erotic and the intimate.
- Back then, nobody had previously thought to dilute two huge individual reputations by blurring them in one event.
intransitive verbblurred, blurring
1(image/outline) desdibujarse(outline/image) hacerse borroso(writing/lines) hacerse borroso
1everything became a blur — todo se volvió borroso
- a blur of colors — una masa de colores indistintos
- my recollection of the party is a blur — tengo un recuerdo vago / borroso de la fiesta
- You barely get to see some of the areas you're going so fast - everything becomes a colorful blur!
- The days and nights that followed were a blur of happiness, enjoyment and contentment.
- The next few moments were a blur, but I remember seeing that we were at the very top.
- I remembered the heat like a dream, a blur of drunkenness and hangovers and sweat-tangled sheets.
- It all seems like a blur now, but I do remember the important bits.
- The next morning went by like a blur, and she faintly remembered a short conversation with him last night.
- After almost eight years, it is all a blur but I can still remember this sense of community and belonging among the people.
- The rest of his innings, before and after, will be remembered as a blur, a flurry of unreal machismo.
- Everything has been a bit of a blur since the hospital hell.
- Our Michigan summer is a blur, but we followed that up the next summer with 6 weeks at UCLA.
- God, I wish I THOUGHT about what was going on then… who knows, I can only remember blurs… and Shane comes in.
- The whole first two days are a complete blur, I really can barely remember that.
- What followed was very much of a blur, but all I remember was this extreme pain as if my body was being ripped in two.
- My brain does not work the same way as yours does, my life that I existed in seems a blur to me, I cant remember most bits.
- He thought for a while, but everything was really a blur; he could not really remember anything.
- I remember the emergency room as a crowded blur and was so thankful that Deanna had everything prepared.
- The rest of the evening throughout the night was a fast blur as the maids scurried and everyone got ready to leave.
- She herself certainly doesn't remember how - another of those blurs of memory.
- My first two days in the hospital are a blur, but on the third my fever broke and I started to feel a little better.
- There's nothing substantive to latch onto - all I remember is a blur of lights, noise and sweaty torsos.
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