In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(wood) carbonizarsecharred remains — restos carbonizados / calcinados masculine
- Wood chars and therefore burns slowly.
- The edges burned first, immediately charring at the edges and then working its way inward.
- The fires from the orphanage did burn true even though the wood had charred and foundations crumbled.
- The painted wood was charring, burning, sinking slowly in and the last Stars and Stripes flying in the sun was gradually fading in the heat.
1(cleaner)mujer de la limpieza femininelimpiadora feminineasistenta feminine Spain
- In this, Mike Leigh's first television drama, Mrs Thornley quietly endures a life of unceasing domestic work: as a char for Mrs Stone and at home for her demanding husband, Jim.
- Agnes, I should explain, is our char who comes twice weekly to make the house sparkle.
- In Ian Talbot's production, the piece is perfectly played by Jennifer Piercey as the char and Martin Ledwith as her fake son.
- Agnes, our char who comes in once a week and transforms our household chaos into sparkling order, is also a whiz at the sewing machine.
- The film's central character Vera Drake played by Imelda Staunton, who was nominated for a rash of best actress awards, is a char whose concern for her family and neighbours is the driving force of her life.
1(do cleaning work)
- Her mother had gone out charring for a few hours a day for long periods.
- She charred for a princess and then became a hippie.
- She charred for Jewish families (picking up some Yiddish as she did) and the day of her death she had earned 6d cleaning at her lodging house.
trabajar haciendo limpiezas
- And got stuck into my book, while sipping a hot cup of chai.
- This sustained us, along with the countless cups of sweet chai and herb-infused omelettes delivered by the boys at every station.
- Now I have seen many things in my short life and even spent a couple of nights in the Amazon Jungle trying to cook a kebab with a lighter but the sales are another cup of chai altogether.
- Yesterday evening I went round to Katie's for cha and chat.
- Afterwards, we sipped chai in one of the tea stalls which had sprung up in the outer cloisters of the temple.
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