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(shape)círculo masculineto draw a circle — trazar un círculo / una circunferencia
- I don't know how they get white meat packed into the neat circles or oval shapes that they make chicken sandwich out of.
- Arrange in circles of overlapping slices on four plates.
- If you haven't immediately fallen asleep, you may see a circle of light.
- The story is largely seen in flickering circles of light and specific scenes are tinted using intense bubblegum pink and steely blue.
- Gemstones came into use and were usually cut in circles or rectangular shapes.
- Place one or several under a table lamp within the circle of brightest light; the colors will glow.
- I can see him there still, in the circle of light thrown by the lamp, leaning his head on his hand.
- My oven mitts bear characteristic blackened circles in the exact shape of my stovetop burners.
- We're sitting in his spacious living room, which is furnished with two couches and a dozen plastic green chairs arranged in a circle.
- Tight circles of light begin to appear, sporadically.
- The light forms a massive circle, within which one can see the sad buildings that are being demolished.
- He gestured to the couch and easy chairs arranged in a circle in the lobby.
- Her pinkish red hair was braided and arranged neatly in a circle on her head.
- When he walked into the ballroom Leon saw a circle of candles arranged loosely around her.
- We lit them and sat around our burning circle of light singing.
- The beam of light aimed at the circle was in the shape of a circle.
- The circle of light tracked beautifully across the empty gallery space.
- When the petals fall a large circle of beautifully shaped brown seeds are left arrayed in spirograph formation.
1.2(of trees, houses, mountains)círculo masculinecinturón masculine
1.3(around eye)ojera feminine
- He looked terrible; underfed and beaten, with deep dark circles under his eyes.
- She had the most dreadful dark circles under her eyes.
- His hair was wild, and dark circles hung below his eyes.
- He looked at her closely, taking in the dark circles under her bloodshot eyes.
- Foundations provide the coverage you need to disguise dark spots and undereye circles.
- Hey, what happened to those ugly dark circles around your eyes?
- He stretched out on his couch, dark circles under his smoky blue eyes.
- My blue eyes were bloodshot and dark black circles surrounded them; signs of a lack of sleep the night before.
- If I could wear kohl eyeliner I would never need worry about having dark circles under my eyes.
- Dark circles were etched into the skin below his eyes.
- His spiky blond hair was matted and there were deep dark circles underneath his eyes.
- Her eyes were weary and bloodshot with deep dark circles under them.
- Closer inspection reveals not only the wrinkles around his squinted eyes, but also a suggestion of dark circles under them.
- I see dark circles under my bloodshot blue eyes and wrinkles from at least four years of undue stress.
- She looked thinner, the telltale sign of a recent illness evident in the dark circles under her eyes.
- Below his eyes were dark circles, outlining his tired eyes.
- If you ran into me on a street corner I'd be scowling and glassy-eyed with dark circles.
- Use a concealer to minimize any dark circles under the eyes or blemishes.
- Real make-up suddenly looked like the preserve of those who had something to hide: crow's feet, dark circles and uneven skin tone.
- There's no harm in asking Santa to give me my hair back, rid me of dark circles, and transform me into Brad Pitt.
2BritishTheatredress circle — platea alta feminine
- We will locate a marker on the circumference of a circle.
- Pi, the ratio between a circle's diameter and circumference, has fascinated mathematicians for centuries.
- In the normal geometry of flat space, the diameter of a circle is its circumference divided by pi.
- A fringe of short parallel lines ran around the edge, and then a pair of concentric circles nearer the centre.
- We can picture all these dualities as points on the circumference of a circle.
3(group)círculo masculinetheir circle of friends/acquaintances — su círculo de amigos/conocidos
- in political/military circles — en círculos políticos/militares
- in business circles — en el mundo de los negocios
- in other circles — en otros medios
- His name, however, comes up all the time in hockey circles.
- Not all women benefitted from the situation, but only those within the circle of the upper classes.
- It is not easy to break into the cinema circle if you have no background of movies.
- You become aware that you're part of a movement or circle in any sort of artistic endeavor.
- But beyond tight-knit dance circles, the movement's original importance has been largely forgotten.
- The director is a big name in theatre circles and the actors are all well-known faces in Bangalore.
- Pornography was seen in fashionable circles as a radical movement.
- Both plays were very well received and she enjoyed some celebrity in theatrical circles.
- I prefer a few close friends to a wide circle of acquaintances.
- In other circles, theatre is a dead artform.
- His years in Britain as a cricketer had been his passport to upper-class circles.
- And at weekends they spend their hard-earned cash in pubs and clubs with a wide circle of interesting, cosmopolitan friends.
- He was highly regarded in Bolton's amateur dramatic circles, regularly taking lead roles in Bolton Little Theatre productions.
- However, a circle of women disciples followed Jesus up to the end of his life.
- His court became the centre for a dazzling circle of poets.
- Word of her culinary prowess spread in media circles, and invitations came in to contribute to cookbooks and women's magazines.
- The Irish wave of discontent in banking circles has spread across the EU.
- He had a wide circle of friends in the book trade in Ireland, the UK and the United States.
- In showbusiness circles his sexuality was an open secret.
- Little by little he forges around himself a circle of acquaintances and friends.
1(move around) dar vueltas alrededor de(be around) rodear(be around) cercarwe circled the landing site — sobrevolamos en círculo el lugar de aterrizaje
- It was a mountain, and there was a path that circled it.
- Soon we were circling each other warily, but I had fought him before, and I remembered his weaknesses.
- This means all the cars have to get back in a close line and circle for four or five laps.
- It would take eight people holding hands to circle the base of the trunk.
- Turning to a working radar, we immediately spotted little white dots circling nearby Alcatraz Island.
- They circle each other with acrobatic moves.
- The combatants were circling each other warily, and waiting for the next move.
- Round and around they circled each other, lunging, stepping back, attacking and then defending.
- Lush grass surrounded the edge of the pit, which was circled by a white picket fence.
- She circled the rink once and then began to slap the puck around.
- Their house will be circled, surrounded.
- Rather than smile and wink flirtatiously, they instead stare at each other curiously, like two predators circling each other in the wild.
- Two dogs were circling each other in the enclosed space.
- Once outside the girls circled the hut and collected their weapons.
- She pointed to two cats that were circling each other, starting to hiss.
- Houses cry out for a coat of paint and are circled by half-broken fences.
- In the time it has taken you to read this story, those two stars may have fully circled each other.
- The Gare de Lyon is one of the ring of train stations that circle Paris.
- For a glimpse of the not-so-distant past, you have only to cross one of the huge, bleak avenues that circles the Old Town.
- Seen from space, an aurora appears as a ring of energy circling a planet's polar region.
- Decomposed granite paths circle the fountain, and a sandstone path leads to the front door.
- After circling the area once, we headed toward my car.
- Ever since, we have circled each other amiably, two playwrights on similar trajectories.
- The car circled the park once then rolled down Dong Khoi Street.
- We circled the block once to see who was leaving the club.
- As the crocodile circled, he retreated to find his dog, which suffered several long cuts to its leg.
- Circled by soft white sand, the islands are getting known for their beaches.
- The steel fence circling the ‘promised land’ looked rather imposing.
- They circled each other like two mad dogs, neither making a move.
- Australia's media barons are circling each other like sharks in a very small aquarium.
- Once again, the wolves are circling a large mammal.
- It is a perfect spring day as they stroll along the path circling the artificial lake.
2(draw circle around)(number/mistake) trazar un círculo alrededor de
- I will always be a person who circles the date on my calendar and anticipates its arrival.
- As he held the classified section toward me, I noticed a hastily drawn line circling one of the ads.
- A list of places to avoid and areas where the pilots cannot go are ringed, circled and pinned into maps of the region.
- Answer by circling the response that best describes you: Agree, Unsure, or Disagree
- She went through the ads with her pen, circling some and putting a single line alongside others.
1dar vueltas(bird/aircraft) volar en círculos(aircraft/bird) circunvolar formalto circle around sth — dar vueltas alrededor de algo
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