In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(man)tipo masculine informalhe's a good/pleasant chap — es un buen tipo/un tipo agradable informal
- the poor little chap! — ¡pobrecito!
- come on, chaps; let's get busy — vamos chicos, a trabajar
- After another twenty minutes on hold, I finally spoke to a friendly chap who told me they had six staff to take calls from their entire network of customers.
- Eventually, I talked to a chap who promised to sort things out and he asked me to fax the bill through.
- He was such a lovely, cheeky chap.
- "This chap came up and introduced himself as Jeff, " she said.
- The best male singer was a chap called Stanley who the audience showed wild appreciation for.
- Just this morning we took delivery (from a very nice chap named Mike) of three vintage typewriters.
- Can you believe it, some chap with a beard stole my clothes at gunpoint?
- This tall, dark and lithe chap hoovers up food and never gains an ounce, whilst I weep for my waistline.
- Eventually I received a tap on the shoulder by an official looking older chap who wanted to know why I was taking photos.
- My dear old chap, I do believe you're right.
- A cute picture of the kids tells a man's colleagues that he's a well-rounded chap who loves his family.
- ‘Don't expect much from her, chap,’ whispered John as they entered a new room.
- I say, old chap, you seem to have a bit of a problem in your news and current affairs departments.
- He is a nervy, jumpy sort of a chap, who follows people with his eyes as they move about a room.
- He is described as a quiet man, and by one acquaintance as a ‘strange sort of chap.’
- You hire a bouncer because you want to keep people out, whereas a restaurant is the sort of place where a chap wants to feel that they want him to come in.
- I have one customer, a chap in his seventies, an ex-engineer who collects knives and swords; he owns more than 400 of them, all different.
- Britain's most famous survival expert is clearly not the sort of chap to indulge himself with superfluous gadgets.
- Propped against the bar, to one side of my father stood his mate Barry - a jovial sort of chap, but full of blunt Yorkshire bluster and some cutting comments about my colourful shirt.
- He was a laid-back and friendly chap who loved a beer and his sport.
- This chap was going out with one of my best friends at university.
- Bloody nice job old chap - I knew it would all work out!
- Pardon me, old chap, but aren't you getting just a bit ahead of yourself in rather an offensive manner?
- ‘He was, surprisingly, quite a quiet chap,’ recalls the Scot.
- Maybe it is difficult to imagine these guys as nice chaps when your machismo immediately assumes they'll be natural born show-offs.
intransitive verbchapped, chapping
1(lips/skin) agrietarse(lips/skin) partirse(skin/lips) pasparse River Plate
transitive verbchapped, chapping
1(lips/skin) agrietar(skin/lips) partir(lips/skin) paspar River Plate
1(sore patch of skin)grieta feminine
- Our lips will be covered in chaps.
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