In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(blouse/walls) de color
- The double bedroom has two double wardrobes and gold carpet, which complements the neutral-coloured walls.
- Do you think he would have commanded as much respect if he had worn different coloured contact lenses, white make-up and black eye-shadow?
- Many anglers like to use several highly coloured plastic beads just in front of the bait as an added attraction.
- He had a chubby face, was wearing a black jacket and beige-coloured trousers, and witnesses estimate his age as around 30.
- It is best to use a light-colored preferably white background with black or very dark-colored text.
- The answer is that it is a light-coloured animal with black stripes.
- She had dark brown eyes that looked almost completely black in the fading light with olive-coloured skin.
- He had blond hair and was wearing a light-coloured jacket, white trousers and black shoes.
- He wore a grey top, light-coloured trousers and white trainers with a blue stripe down the side.
- In front of her was Cameron, leaning towards her, his black bangs falling into his light honey-coloured eyes.
- But search time can be reduced if anyone seeing a goose wearing a coloured collar with black letters can report it to the laboratory.
- Then, when this highly coloured infant wine is still only half fermented, it is poured into a large vat of cool brandy or grape spirit.
- He could see nothing but flashes of different colored lights before everything went completely black.
- Along the staircase, everything goes black except for a few colored lights here and there.
- It is preferable to have a white or light-coloured background.
- They favor light, brightly colored clothes and are interested in the latest fashions.
- In the international pearl market, the demand is for large-sized coloured pearls of black, silvery green and green to deep purple hues.
- Neutral-colored paint is excellent for garden furniture, since you want to keep the attention on your colorful garden, not the furniture.
- They have formed the basis for the collection of black and white and coloured snaps, which I now possess.
- We wore flowery shirts and cheap sunglasses with round black rims and coloured lenses (Tony's blue and mine crimson).
- One of the men was 6ft tall, with short black hair, of stocky build, and was wearing a black vest and cream-coloured shorts.
2offensive, dated(non-white)de color offensive(in S Africa) mulato(in S Africa) mestizo
- His generally lush and highly coloured realisations of the instrumental continuo adds further dramatic weight.
- Another highly colored phrase worked its way from my depths as I realized that such a mistake would not be easily repaired.
- His stories are highly coloured and immoderate, both sweet and sour.
dated, offensive(non-white)persona de color feminine offensive(in S Africa: mixed race) mulato masculine(in S Africa: mixed race) mulata feminine(in S Africa: mixed race) mestizo masculine(in S Africa: mixed race) mestiza feminine
2coloreds pluralropa de color feminine
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