In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1Geologycreta femininecaliza feminineto be as different as chalk and cheese — ser (como) la noche y el día / (como) el día y la noche
- before noun chalk soil — tierra caliza / calcárea
- The flora extracted from the underlying Maastrichtian chalks is sparse, but indicative of open marine conditions.
- Pore-filling cementation is also common during the diagenesis of chalks, resulting in rapid porosity loss.
- The coccolithophorids range in age from Triassic to Recent, and form a major constituent of Mesozoic and Tertiary chalks.
- The cited examples are all interpreted as large-scale erosional scour-channels, variously associated with cemented hardgrounds, conglomeratic and nodular chalks, and debris.
- Recent work on Upper Cretaceous sequence stratigraphy in European basins has demonstrated that chalks provide valuable information on short- and long-term sea-level change.
2.1(for writing)tiza femininegis masculine Mexicoa piece of chalk — una tiza
- chalk and talk — enseñanza tradicional — con profesor y pizarra
- not by a long chalk — ni mucho menos
- she's the best candidate by a long chalk — es, con mucho, la mejor candidata
- Somehow I don't think those plush corporate boxes at Cardiff have a drawing board and chalk.
- ‘Some used to throw chalk or even the blackboard rubber at you if you wouldn't stop talking,’ she says.
- Here on planet Earth white chalk on black slate provides plenty of contrast.
- With white chalk, a recent innovation, he wrote an E on the slate.
- I turned quickly and grabbed a piece of chalk off the black board on one of the walls.
- I got up and found a perfect piece of white chalk waiting for me.
- His presentation drawings, portraits, and character heads, usually made in charcoal or white chalk, were also in wide demand from discerning collectors.
- ‘Very well,’ said the master, the circle, outlined in white chalk, began to grow darker.
- Using white chalk, a geometric shape was lightly sketched, filling the paper to achieve balance.
- He portrays his wife with the lightest of touches, using red chalk, heightened with white in soft, feathery strokes which evince the profound French influence on his art.
- This exhibition features drawings in mixed media chalk, charcoal and graphite drawings on paper which have evolved from studies of the Achill landscape.
- Peggy took her place at the window back inside the recovery room and watched as the detectives took their pictures, and outlined the body with white chalk.
- He took out a white piece of chalk and gave it to Rena.
- A large Fleur-de-lis is drawn with blue and white chalk on the parking lot.
- I knew white farmers whose idea of education for black children was a blackboard, a few sticks of chalk and a chair for an untrained teacher.
- At various times she was told to make the sign of the cross using black or white chalk; if she chose black she would be considered a demon.
- I walked up to the front of the room, where the chalk board was, and grabbed a piece of white chalk.
- Madeleine explained the classrooms in St Bede's sister school in Tanzania were very basic with blackboards, chalk and windows without glass.
- The whole class stopped, their eyes on me, and the teacher turned away from the board and pointed a short stub of blackboard chalk at me.
- Worse still, when the team returned they found that the baggage handlers at Auckland airport had scrawled ‘losers’ in white chalk across all their bags.
2.2(in billiards)tiza feminine
1(billiard cue) entizar
2(write with chalk)escribir con tizaescribir con gis Mexico
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