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
- to come/go full circle — volver al punto de partida
- fashion has now come full circle — la moda ha dado un giro completo
- to go/run around (and around) in circles
- the negotiations seem to be going around in circles — las negociaciones están estancadas / en un (/ una) impasse
- we're just running around in circles — así no vamos a llegar a ninguna parte
- I was running around in circles trying to get everything ready — estaba (dando vueltas) como loco tratando de tenerlo todo listo
- to square the circle — hacer lo imposible
- Her pinkish red hair was braided and arranged neatly in a circle on her head.
- Arrange in circles of overlapping slices on four plates.
- He gestured to the couch and easy chairs arranged in a circle in the lobby.
- Place one or several under a table lamp within the circle of brightest light; the colors will glow.
- Tight circles of light begin to appear, sporadically.
- The story is largely seen in flickering circles of light and specific scenes are tinted using intense bubblegum pink and steely blue.
- I can see him there still, in the circle of light thrown by the lamp, leaning his head on his hand.
- We lit them and sat around our burning circle of light singing.
- I don't know how they get white meat packed into the neat circles or oval shapes that they make chicken sandwich out of.
- The circle of light tracked beautifully across the empty gallery space.
- The light forms a massive circle, within which one can see the sad buildings that are being demolished.
- My oven mitts bear characteristic blackened circles in the exact shape of my stovetop burners.
- Gemstones came into use and were usually cut in circles or rectangular shapes.
- If you haven't immediately fallen asleep, you may see a circle of light.
- When the petals fall a large circle of beautifully shaped brown seeds are left arrayed in spirograph formation.
- When he walked into the ballroom Leon saw a circle of candles arranged loosely around her.
- The beam of light aimed at the circle was in the shape of a circle.
- We're sitting in his spacious living room, which is furnished with two couches and a dozen plastic green chairs arranged in a circle.
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.
- His spiky blond hair was matted and there were deep dark circles underneath his eyes.
- If I could wear kohl eyeliner I would never need worry about having dark circles under my eyes.
- She had the most dreadful dark circles under her eyes.
- There's no harm in asking Santa to give me my hair back, rid me of dark circles, and transform me into Brad Pitt.
- My blue eyes were bloodshot and dark black circles surrounded them; signs of a lack of sleep the night before.
- He stretched out on his couch, dark circles under his smoky blue eyes.
- Foundations provide the coverage you need to disguise dark spots and undereye circles.
- She looked thinner, the telltale sign of a recent illness evident in the dark circles under her eyes.
- Hey, what happened to those ugly dark circles around your eyes?
- 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.
- If you ran into me on a street corner I'd be scowling and glassy-eyed with dark circles.
- He looked at her closely, taking in the dark circles under her bloodshot eyes.
- His hair was wild, and dark circles hung below his eyes.
- Below his eyes were dark circles, outlining his tired eyes.
- Dark circles were etched into the skin below his eyes.
- Use a concealer to minimize any dark circles under the eyes or blemishes.
- Her eyes were weary and bloodshot with deep dark circles under them.
- Real make-up suddenly looked like the preserve of those who had something to hide: crow's feet, dark circles and uneven skin tone.
2BritishTheatredress circle — platea alta feminine
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
1dar vueltas alrededor derodearcercarwe circled the landing site — sobrevolamos en círculo el lugar de aterrizaje
2(draw circle around)(mistake/number) trazar un círculo alrededor de
1dar vueltas(aircraft/bird) volar en círculos(aircraft/bird) circunvolar formalto circle around sth — dar vueltas alrededor de algo
- We can picture all these dualities as points on the circumference of a circle.
- We will locate a marker on the circumference of a circle.
- In the normal geometry of flat space, the diameter of a circle is its circumference divided by pi.
- Pi, the ratio between a circle's diameter and circumference, has fascinated mathematicians for centuries.
- A fringe of short parallel lines ran around the edge, and then a pair of concentric circles nearer the centre.
- Pornography was seen in fashionable circles as a radical movement.
- In other circles, theatre is a dead artform.
- The director is a big name in theatre circles and the actors are all well-known faces in Bangalore.
- Both plays were very well received and she enjoyed some celebrity in theatrical circles.
- Word of her culinary prowess spread in media circles, and invitations came in to contribute to cookbooks and women's magazines.
- He had a wide circle of friends in the book trade in Ireland, the UK and the United States.
- The Irish wave of discontent in banking circles has spread across the EU.
- His years in Britain as a cricketer had been his passport to upper-class circles.
- He was highly regarded in Bolton's amateur dramatic circles, regularly taking lead roles in Bolton Little Theatre productions.
- His court became the centre for a dazzling circle of poets.
- Not all women benefitted from the situation, but only those within the circle of the upper classes.
- I prefer a few close friends to a wide circle of acquaintances.
- You become aware that you're part of a movement or circle in any sort of artistic endeavor.
- In showbusiness circles his sexuality was an open secret.
- Little by little he forges around himself a circle of acquaintances and friends.
- However, a circle of women disciples followed Jesus up to the end of his life.
- His name, however, comes up all the time in hockey circles.
- And at weekends they spend their hard-earned cash in pubs and clubs with a wide circle of interesting, cosmopolitan friends.
- But beyond tight-knit dance circles, the movement's original importance has been largely forgotten.
- It is not easy to break into the cinema circle if you have no background of movies.
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