In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
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
- Back then, nobody had previously thought to dilute two huge individual reputations by blurring them in one event.
- 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.
- I took one look at them and ran back up to my room with tears blurring my vision.
- It is blurring the traditional distinctions between domestic and foreign policy.
- He is determined not to commit the past mistake of blurring the thin line between an actor and writer.
- This is pretty daring stuff, blurring the line between the erotic and the intimate.
- 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.
- Her vision was blurring, her head still pounding from the screeching of the alarm which could be heard faintly in the distance.
- I insisted that it was not possible to encourage excellence while at the same time blurring the definition of failure.
- The sublime views are definitely worth the climb but sadly, the further up we go the more my vision is blurring.
- The line is blurring between the people who make things and the people who buy them.
- All the music in the production is performed by the actors, blurring the distinction between actor and musician.
- I like blurring the lines between environmental sounds and those that are digital.
- It's more like a soap opera without a script, blurring the line between what is real and what is manufactured for the cameras.
- The grey seafog sweeps in, blurring the boundary between sea and land, disorientating anyone held in its spell.
- Mist had settled over the rolling hills like the veil of new tears, blurring the beautiful landscape.
- She looked at the letter but could not read it for the tears blurring her vision.
- Where did it come from, and why is it blurring the boundaries of spiritual and secular realms?
1(outline/image) desdibujarse(image/outline) 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
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