In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(sky) despejado(sky) claro(day) despejado(plastic/glass/liquid) transparente(gaze) limpio(gaze) claroI have a clear conscience — tengo la conciencia tranquila
- she has very clear skin — tiene muy buen cutis
- to keep a clear head — mantener la mente despejada
- The sky was perfectly clear; the moon, a strip of curved ribbon, gleamed brightly.
- Place the tray over a heating pad and cover it with a piece of glass or clear plastic.
- It was a perfect Swedish June, with the sun striking buttery lights off still clear water.
- We of course wanted clear skies or our efforts would be thwarted but the morning had been very overcast and we were not hopeful.
- Mix a teaspoon of clear honey with one drop of rose water and apply to the lips before bed.
- As she put the roses into clear water, she knew with out a shadow of a doubt that she was loved.
- I was delighted and relieved that the weather was clear and the cloud base was high, so she could see for herself how lovely it is.
- The holder, bought in Italy, is clear plastic and fractionally larger than the card.
- The view from the window may not be as clear and free of cloud as we would wish.
- The afternoon is warm though the sky is not entirely clear.
- While many of the beaches are black with volcanic mud, others are coral, with very clear water.
- We join overnight guests in the outdoor pool where we look for meteors in the crystal clear, star-studded sky.
- Try that, he says, thrusting a glass brimming with clear liquid in my direction.
- A little water spilled over the blue top, speckling the darkly varnished wood with clear droplets of water.
- Here in the UK we wait all year for a decent day of weather and then complain about it within the first few minutes of clear sky.
- It was a clear night and there isn't anything behind the tree upon which a shadow could be cast.
- It was a gorgeous bowl of strawberries in a beautiful, gleaming clear glass bowl.
- I was lucky it turned out to be a clear night and no rain would get in the way of my plan.
- The sky was clear and dazzling, and there was not even a cloud in the sky to warn him of dreary days.
- The doc recommended that we keep him off solid foods and on clear fluids for at least 24 hours.
- Mars is whizzing by, the skies are clear - and I can't get my telescope to work!
- A light, clear soup is a great appetiser, and sipping fizzy drinks makes it easier to prolong a meal.
- It was the same guy from the couch, holding a glass of clear liquid and looking concerned.
- They all looked up and saw the dark clouds were disappearing towards the west and the sky was clear.
- Chemists then adjust the mixture, so as to maintain compatibility with the clear glass.
- He pauses to pour ice water into a clear glass tumbler, and drinks from it heartily.
- You need a clear sky, with just enough cloud to tease some of the more dramatic colours out of the sunbeams.
- The tea must be brewed in a teapot, preferably made of glass so that a glimpse of the clear amber liquid adds to the delight.
- Her eyes were greeted by a clear sky, save for a few thin puffs of clouds here and there.
- The water was clear as the air and the wildflowers looked as if they had never been touched.
- There was a brisk breeze coming in across the North Sea but clear skies and bright sunshine made it pleasant even so.
- People are encouraged to begin to drink and eat as soon as they feel ready, starting with clear fluids such as water or apple juice.
- Some individuals are able to get a similar result by coating nails with clear polish.
- These are occasions that stand out on the Irish sporting calendar, like stars in a clear sky.
- It was three o'clock in the afternoon and the sun was baking down from a clear sky.
- Remove from heat, stir in one teaspoon of clear honey and pour the mixture into a ceramic bowl.
- It was a clear night, no clouds to release any surprise showers, just stars dotting the navy sky like diamonds.
- Peering into an evening sky, clear of clouds, is one of life's more rewarding moments.
- Wash the mushrooms under clear water, dry on a towel, and cut the large ones in smaller pieces.
- Much as I delight in really dramatic sunsets, there's a special, quiet joy to be had when the sky is clear of clouds.
2(distinct)(picture/outline) nítido(outline/picture) claro(voice) claronow we have a clear line — ahora se oye bien
- His eyes were still that same clear blue, and they were certain that there was a smile on his face.
- It should come out a clear dark amber colour and have a lovely flavour.
- The pupils were black, and surrounding them was a ring of clear blue.
- It's a silvery world of mauves, soft greens and occasional outbursts of clear colour.
- In winter, the colour changes to a clear white, broken only by a black tip on the tail.
- Colours are clear and bold and the technique is smooth and glossy.
- It bulldozed through those boundaries and broke into clear blue space.
- To my astonishment, it was no longer a clear blue, but had turned to a hazel sort of green.
- Beauty is generally perceived as a good clear colour and transparency, as shown by fine emeralds or rubies.
- It could be produced in many bright, clear colours, and had long life and durability.
- Broth in an uninoculated tube was clear blue and without a pellicle or precipitate.
- They were the clear blue color she so clearly recalled, the same color of river her mother's had been.
- Behind them, a lady with one green eye and the other a clear blue was selling marionettes.
- Everything was a forest green or a clear blue, with patches of sunlight here and there.
- Utterly relaxed, she was lying clean and pure in a pool of warm, clear blue, naked and bathed in light.
- The colour is clear and some inclusions of biotite and melt are present.
- I could see the clock at the other side of the room and all the colours were so clear.
- On the left side of his chest there were clear blue bruises and also on his abdomen.
- The sky was a crisp, clear blue and the trees were every shade of yellow, orange and red.
- Our first port of call was a small clear blue pool at the bottom of the stairs.
3.1(plain, evident)they have a clear advantage over us — está claro que nos llevan ventaja
- a clear majority — una amplia mayoría
- it's a clear case of suicide — es un caso evidente / claro de suicidio
- the Bears are clear favorites — los Bears son, sin lugar a dudas, el equipo favorito
- it became clear that he was lying — se hizo evidente / patente que estaba mintiendo
3.2(idea/instructions/explanation) clarois that clear? — ¿está / queda claro?
- it's not entirely clear to me why it's necessary — no me queda muy claro por qué es necesario
- let's get this clear — entendámonos bien
- I want to make one thing clear — quiero que quede en claro una cosa
- I don't think I can make the explanation any clearer — no creo que pueda explicarlo más claramente
- it was made clear to him that ... — le explicaron claramente que ...
- do I make myself clear? — ¿está claro?
- Can anyone suggest a good, clear, easy beginner's book to the Kabbalah?
- That is not to say that Campbell and his team do not have clear ideas about what exactly they want for the firm and what clients expect of them.
- Its editor has a clear idea of why things took off.
- I've followed everything all the parties have said, and now have a clear idea of the major differences.
- The music is crystal clear without any hiss or distortion in the mix.
- There has been extensive market research and field trials of various sample maps to ensure that the new maps are clear and easy to read.
- That outing has given him a clear idea about how the Olympic boxing contests would be.
- Suddenly, from somewhere within the motel, a bell rang out clear and strong.
- The implications of the refusal of the hand are clear and yet beautifully understated.
- It is that particular focus, with his easy and clear style of writing, that makes this volume so helpful.
- My mind is perfectly clear on one point.
- More to the point, the great adventuresses of French fiction usually had a clear idea of what they were up to.
- I didn't have any clear ideas as to what I was going to do with it, or even for how long I would stick at it before getting bored.
- At the time he struck me as a very enthusiastic young man with a clear idea of what he wanted to do.
- I hope I am making myself clear, because you bring up a good point with this, for me.
- Let's get a clear idea what we want it to look like when it's done.
- Did you have a clear idea about how long it would take to impose your ideas on the team?
- The book also suggests ways of taking on this problem in a clear and direct manner that can be grasped easily by any reader.
- Therefore parents need to inform their young daughters and sons to be clear around the idea of consent.
- This checklist would give the student a clear idea of what to look for when choosing a creative-writing course.
- It is important for us to get a clear idea of the way in which members approach their tasks.
- Alan is very quiet and contained and clear when he's directing, and there's nothing you want more than that.
- The route planner and mapfinder are separate, but the site is clear and easy to use.
- Dostoevsky appears not to have had a clear idea of how to proceed.
- Instruments are clear and easy to read and the single CD sound system was excellent.
- The display is crisp and clear and is easy to read - just how it should be.
- The switchgear has a quality feel and is well laid out, whilst the dials are clear and easy to read.
- She had a strong clear voice that you would think could only come from a woman twice her age.
- I was then in my late twenties, and had a fairly clear idea of what I was doing.
- Oddly, it was easier to have a clear conversation with someone in the Northampton area than someone in the office next door.
- I learned that one ought to try to have a clear idea of where you're wanting to go.
- The audio is quite good for a mono track, with dialogue clear and easy to understand.
- The device of the gathering for a family portrait gives the audience a clear idea of who's who.
- With the audio, all you can say is that it's clear and you can understand what is being said.
- It is raw, natural, with a distinct style, yet the underlying melody comes out strong and clear.
- I found the setup guide on the website extremely clear and easy to follow, so haven't tried to replicate it here.
- Don't rush off to the media without a clear idea of what you want to accomplish.
- I have made this point abundantly clear on more than one occasion.
- At least everyone is clear on what an exclamation mark is for, even if they overuse it.
- They have no clear idea, or simply do not think about, the complicated process of making it.
3.3to be clear
- let's be quite clear! — ¡entendámonos bien!
- I'm not entirely clear — no lo tengo muy claro
4(free, unobstructed)(space/desk/road) despejadodid you get a clear view of him? — ¿lo pudiste ver bien?
- keep clear — no obstruya el paso
- I keep Thursday afternoon clear — me dejo todos los jueves por la tarde libres
- all clear! — ¡el campo está libre!
- clear of sth
- the roads are clear of traffic — no hay tráfico en las carreteras
- he's clear of debts — está libre de deudas
- By Friday afternoon, the shrine appeared empty, clear of the visitors and the militants.
- In a car sit in the front seat if possible so you can get a clear view of the road.
- All aspects of the dialogue, effects and music are free and clear of any distortion.
- In heavy rain, the fastest speed of the windscreen wipers is inadequate to keep the view ahead clear.
- We ask all parents to keep the gateway clear at school times.
- All aspects of the soundtrack are free and clear of any excessive noise or distortion.
- Directional effects are utilized in multiple scenes while the dialogue is all clear of any excessive hiss or distortion.
- I was driving and waited until the road ahead was clear before attempting to overtake.
- When the road ahead is clear, it smoothly accelerates to the speed originally set by the driver.
- I enjoy keeping the garden clear of old raspberry canes, intrusive crab grass, and debris.
- It would also serve the purpose of keeping the river clear of weeds and watercress.
- The small amount of sail left a clear view ahead, so he came back and joined her when he had fastened the ropes to his satisfaction.
- It meant the rallying duo would have a clear road ahead of them at the start of second day.
- One lane was soon opened and the road was clear by the afternoon.
- You can check if a car is clear of any outstanding finance deals by contacting companies that research the car's history for you.
- But even inside the exclusion zone, the middle of the road was quite clear of snow.
- My wardrobes are clear of posters and postcards and the fixture list is now binned.
- Chose a clear day to mend a broken fence covered in a climber, as it will be a time-consuming job to untie and untangle the plant.
5(entire)we've got two days clear/ two clear days — tenemos dos días enteros
- he makes a clear $450 a week — saca 450 dólares netos / limpios a la semana
- clear profit — beneficio neto / líquido
- they are three points clear — llevan tres puntos de ventaja
6(beyond, outside)to be clear ( of sth)
- once you're clear of the fence/town — una vez que hayas pasado la verja/salido de la ciudad
- he's 30 meters clear of the pack — va 30 metros delante del pelotón
- we must be clear of danger by now — ya debemos estar fuera de peligro
- you're well clear of the tree — estás a bastante distancia del árbol
- we soon got clear of the houses — pronto dejamos atrás las casas
- stand clear of the doors — manténganse alejados de las puertas
- the curtains must hang clear of the radiators — las cortinas no deben tocar los radiadores
- keep clear! — ¡no se acerquen!
- I advised her to keep clear of him — le aconsejé que no tuviera nada que ver con él
- to be in the clear
- the report puts us in the clear — el informe nos deja libres de toda sospecha
- once across the river, you'll be in the clear — una vez que hayas cruzado el río, estarás fuera de peligro
- another $500 and I'll be in the clear — 500 dólares más y estaré libre de deudas
- His grateful passengers disembark and head for their cars, parked on either side of the road clear of the water.
7(in showjumping)(round) sin faltas
1the cargo sank clear to the bottom — la carga se fue a pique hasta el fondo
1(make free, unobstructed)(room) vaciar(floor/surface) despejar(pipe/drain) desatascar(pipe/drain) destapar Latin America(stage/building) desalojarto clear the table — levantar la mesa
- 50 square miles of forest have been cleared — han talado 50 millas cuadradas de bosque
- to clear one's throat — aclararse la voz
- to clear a space for sth — hacer sitio / lugar para algo
- an accord that clears the way for increased trade — un acuerdo que abre camino para un mayor intercambio comercial
- police cleared the area — la policía evacuó la zona
- the area was cleared of debris — se quitaron los escombros de la zona
- to clear sth out of the way — quitar algo de en medio
- let's clear all this paper off the desk — quitemos todos estos papeles del escritorio
2Computing(screen) despejar(data) borrar
3(hurdle/ditch/fence) salvar(ditch/fence/hurdle) saltar por encima dethe plane just cleared the trees — el avión pasó casi rozando los árboles
- the chassis barely cleared the ground — el chasis casi tocaba el suelo
- if the measure clears the Senate — si el Senado aprueba la medida
- the vessel cleared the harbor — la embarcación salió del puerto
- the passengers have already cleared customs — los pasajeros ya han pasado por la aduana
4(free from suspicion)he was cleared of all charges — lo absolvieron de todos los cargos
- she is determined to clear her name — está decidida a limpiar su nombre
5(authorize)autorizardarle el visto bueno ayou'll have to clear that with Tom — tendrás que obtener autorización / el visto bueno de Tom
- the shipment hasn't been cleared yet — todavía no han autorizado el envío
- the 727 had been cleared for takeoff/landing — el 727 había recibido autorización para despegar/aterrizar
6Financecompensara cleared check — un cheque compensado / pagado
7(settle)(debt/account) liquidar(debt/account) saldar
8(earn)sacarshe clears over $3,000 a week — saca más de 3.000 dólares por semana
9(sell off)(stock) liquidarreduced to clear — rebajas por liquidación
1(weather/sky) despejarse(water) aclararseher head began to clear — se le empezó a despejar la cabeza
2(disperse)(fog/smoke) levantarse(fog/smoke) disiparse(congestion/traffic) despejarse(irritation) pasarse(irritation) irsemy rash has cleared — se me ha ido el sarpullido
3Finance(check) ser compensado
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