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(smashed, damaged)(chair/vase/window) roto(bone) roto(bone) quebrado Latin Americabroken glass — cristales rotos masculine Spain
- she's got a broken arm — tiene un brazo roto
- are you OK? — yes, no broken bones — ¿estás bien? — sí, no me he roto ningún hueso
- do not apply to broken skin — no aplicar si hay cortes, rasguños etc
- Everyone survived but the poor girl has her arm broken and several stitches.
- The Three Horseshoes Mall has seen an increase in crime including broken drainpipes, smashed bottles and graffiti daubed on shop windows.
- Accidents may be inevitable in such a risk-taking environment, but the worst that has happened in three years is two broken arms and one broken leg.
- He suffered two broken legs, two broken arms, a broken collarbone and head injuries in the accident which happened in Bullar Road, Bitterne.
- Joey was taken to the hospital with a broken arm and some bruises.
- Playgrounds in Iqaluit are great, but I'm worried about the safety because they're always broken.
- About 750 of its residents are homeless, and many are sick, some with broken bones.
- He suffered a broken arm, broken ribs and wounds to his head and upper body and was taken to Waterford Regional Hospital.
- There's no quick or easy way to clean up a broken bottle of maple syrup.
- Arming myself with some broken furniture I crept back downstairs.
- Left in a building, Isa crawled through a broken fan vent at 3 am and ran for help.
- Anne still had no money, no good job prospects, poor health, broken plumbing, and three scarred kids.
- We know she suffered a wound to her head as well as a broken arm, and broken legs, and a spinal injury, and her physical pain was clearly reflected in her strained smile.
- If a tooth has been broken, or weakened by a lot of decay or a large filling, a crown can be fitted to strengthen it.
- Last month's dispatches from the olive groves report internationals with broken ribs, broken arms and other injuries.
- The council has revealed potential health hazards, like broken rails and track wear and tear, have led to the closure.
- And he'd collapse in sobs as his broken leg and arm twitch in painful spasms from the sudden movement.
- The journey of a thousand miles begins with a broken fan belt and a leaky tire.
- When I told her the name of the backpacker hostel, where I had a stuffy room with a broken fan, she immediately suggested we go there.
- A week in a coma and three months in hospital were about right for his fractured skull and pelvis, broken leg, arm and collarbone.
1.2(not working)(toy) roto(clock) roto(clock) descompuesto Latin America
2(emotionally)(voice) quebrado(voice) entrecortadoshe died of a broken heart — murió de pena
- he's a broken man — está destrozado / deshecho
- These broken people who may never have the chance to lead normal and fruitful lives are not completely in despair.
- Tom Fitzpatrick, defending, said Turner was a broken man.
- We are, many of us, aware that we're not perfect, that we are in fact broken people.
- They were all looking at him, every one of the kids, as they saw what a broken person he had become.
- In the end the brave man who survived the Normandy landings had to admit defeat and it left him a broken man.
- This is the story of how a broken person forms his identity and forges his armour.
- He died a broken man and was buried only a couple of miles away from his birthplace.
- From then on, the Eagles looked a broken team, worn down by the heat of the day and the determined efforts of the Knights to match their powerful pack.
- Mr Crowe is compelling as the broken scientist with a heavy conscience.
- The accident has left her a broken woman and an inadequate mother to their young daughter, Ruthie.
- Mary was one of those broken people, a life thwarted from what it could be.
- As the contemporary story begins it's that broken kid, Dave, we first focus on, now a damaged adult.
- Johnny Bonner is one of the broken people of the world but he's kept alive by being part of a river of song, and he needs to share it.
- Yet the notion of Clinton as a broken man is one with which he will have no truck.
- About an hour and a half later, I was a broken woman.
- But he then appeared quite a broken person as he was led away, didn't say any further words.
- Lorry driver Kevin Callan died a broken man at the age of 45.
- A broken man, Sheriff flees into exile on an oil tanker and declares himself a refugee when the ship reaches international waters.
- As he shuffled into court, his hands and legs chained, Nick du Toit looked a broken man.
- There is something more remarkable still, for the Lord has a response to these broken people.
3.1(marriage) deshechoa broken home — un hogar deshecho
- How does one deal with the pain of broken relationships, especially if the breakup was not by mutual agreement?
- Also, Frank's broken relationship with Brenda leaves something to be desired in the way of resolution.
- Saying that you are sorry and meaning it is the first step to healing a broken relationship.
- It is often not easy to mend a broken relationship in a women's group.
- Jennifer Lopez has blamed her plethora of broken relationships on her fear of being alone.
- Many of our clients have this view of life, they have a history of broken relationships, either with their parents or their girl friends/wives.
- Kelly, had a broken relationship that causing was her a great deal of distress.
- Maggie is fleeing a broken relationship when she encounters a teenage girl on the train.
- They tell of a sad trip through a winter landscape away from a broken love-affair.
- The last month had been hell for both of us with broken relationships to deal with on top of finals to complete.
- A broken relationship with a boyfriend dealt a serious blow to her confidence and again was made out to be a major catastrophe.
- She wanted to start re-establishing her broken relationship with her sister.
3.2(not fulfilled)(promise/contract) roto(trust) defraudado
4.1(interrupted, patchy)she'd only had a few hours' broken sleep — había dormido poco y mal, despertándose cada dos por tres
- there will be periods of broken sunshine — habrá intervalos soleados
- a broken line — una línea discontinua
4.2(irregular, rough)(ground) accidentado(coastline) recortado(coastline) irregular
- The impact of each bolt tore deep wounds in the broken ground, sending the survivors reeling backward.
- It sounded like the ground was pursing it's lips as diggers shuffled their boots on the broken ground underfoot.
- They have yellow eyes and facial disks that are mostly white, edged with broken black rings.
- Three hours later, we finally shake the sand off our boots onto the broken, rocky surface of Ice Valley.
- Instead, he makes allusions to history and social realities through bold, broken lines.
- The road was uneven, full of random stones and broken asphalt, thrusting themselves in all directions.
- Fourteen dancers explored intricate movement and gestures, broken lines and dissected flows.
- Although you can hear bangs as the car rides over the broken surfaces, comfort levels for occupants remain very good.
- The Seat, you feel, could cope as well with a buckled road across a midlands bog as with the broken surfaces in towns and cities.
- Rianey was running for the broken ground ahead, where she'd have some cover.
- What is shown is a broken line whose starting and ending points are denoted by the same letter.
- Of course patches of gravel might not be bars they may be just broken ground with the same depth as surrounding water, still good features though.
- Just short of the summit of the bealach climb the broken and craggy slopes west to a ridge high above the Garbh Coire of Ben Alder.
- Whilst considering the other end of the road I have noticed that at the roundabout there you find broken lines crossing the carriageway at an oblique angle.
- High above the building rooftop across the alley birds flew a broken black line in blue night sky.
- Yet its weight and density provided my only hope of getting near the broken ground and the bass.
- Cross broken ground and follow the line of fence posts to the top of the hill.
- When the eggs are ready, the female deposits each egg in turn on the sea bed, generally in areas of broken ground, where the eggs can be anchored to rocks.
- Two ambulances had appeared from somewhere behind the tanks and were bumping and bucking as fast as their drivers dared take them across the broken ground.
- Its suspension easily absorbed broken street surfaces and the precise steering made it easy to place in traffic.
- Witness Mr Fogarty an engineer agreed with this, stating that it was not a good place to overtake and that the broken white line was misleading.
- The broken lines represent limiting values based on data of Burton.
- A bright, vermilion ground has been almost obliterated by some 17 rectangles meeting on broken lines.
- The broken line has arrows pointing to both B and C; this indicates that the similarity relation may also go in both ways.
- I found it did get unsettled when pushed hard on broken surfaces.
- The suspension copes well with our broken streets and bumpy corners hold no fears for it.
- What is the point of painting double parallel, barred white lines down the middle of the road, when a single broken white line has told us for years where the middle of the road is?
- The broken continuity can be explained in terms of Marxist value theory.
- If the area is bordered by a broken white line, you should not enter the area unless it is necessary and you can see that it is safe to do so.
- If the ground you are casting onto has areas of broken rocky ground or shallow reef, then fish will feed through the ebb tide as well.
- Most of the Mfengu designs of that period were lozenges, broken lines, triangles, and stripes.
- The results from both are given in the graphs as separate curves in broken lines and they are quite similar.
- A broken white line meant to divide the street into lanes inexplicably bends, crossing it.
- I felt I was there for a reason: to finally connect two ends of a long broken line.
- Comfort for passengers was good at all times, even on the most broken surfaces, though the ride often feels quite firm.
- Mainly found over broken ground, small eels are less discerning in their choice of habitat.
- Through a slick sheen of soft rain the broken surfaces of the pavement spread out before me.
- Data points for control plants are joined by broken lines for clarity.
- Because the weather is continuing in such a broken fashion, it will mean delays of up to five or six weeks for most farmers.
- Do you see the arrow points to a broken line, and adjacent to the broken line is the letter.
5(imperfect)in broken English — en inglés chapurreado
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