In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(clothes/cloth/plumage) de colores muy vivos(cloth/clothes/plumage) de colores muy vistosos(parade) lleno de color(parade) lleno de colorido(parade) vistoso
- The scenery was bright and colourful, as were the costumes.
- It's going to be a really colourful, bright musical set in Brazil in the 1960s.
- They produced bright, colourful paintings of chariots, horses, temples and other scenes associated with life in the time of the Romans.
- A parent, who is a costumer for a theatre company, provided many of the bright, colourful costumes.
- The show opened with colourful sets and bright costumes.
- One side room has a varied and colourful display of period costume.
- It's bright and shiny and colourful, and it frequently makes me smile, and it's honest about its utter superficiality.
- The company produces hand-made chocolates in bright colourful wrapping.
- The local committee have asked you all to make a special effort over the next two weeks to have Newport looking clean and tidy, bright and colourful.
- The views are breathtaking, and in summer the garden itself is very colourful and bright.
- Winters were always grey here, summers were always bright and colourful, at least in my memory.
- Sunday's parade promises to be the biggest, brightest and most colourful parade ever in the county town.
- The family show includes colourful costumes, lively characters, music, comedy and audience participation.
- Their living quarters were bright and colourful; they had luxurious food, and had access to the outside world.
- All of the costumes for the country dances were bright, colourful and really looked the part.
- The house had never seemed so bright and colourful due to the many ribbons and banners.
- It is wacky and different, bright and colourful.
- The wagons were all unpainted and plain, making them look dull compared to the bright colourful tents.
- This is a lovely book to browse through - full of inviting, colourful pictures and uncluttered text.
- My whole brain seemed to fizz and the world appeared to be a brighter, more colourful place.
2(description) lleno de color(description) lleno de coloridohe's a very colorful character — es un hombre de lo más pintoresco / original
- he gave a rather colorful account of what had happened — dio una versión muy adornada de lo ocurrido
- he tends to use rather colorful language — tiende a usar un vocabulario un poco subido de tono
- The colourful language made for entertaining viewing.
- It appears to me wholly regrettable and unnecessary that such colourful language was used in the first press release.
- I said a few colorful words in our language, making him laugh.
- And there's some very colorful language in some of those opinions.
- My language was colourful and consisted of mostly four-letter words.
- I duly left school and became a typist in the Mines Department where I met some interesting and colourful characters.
- First, this nuanced, detailed and ever colorful account of Parisian life requires discussion.
- I am older and I hope wiser and, as the nominee of my party, I have an obligation to use less colourful language.
- Mr Berger is a straight talker and uses some colourful language.
- This version has had some of the more colourful language removed.
- His lyrics are always childlike and unpretentious, evoking ridiculous pictures and colourful characters.
- A number of businesses and local organisations also took part in a very lively and colourful occasion.
- Despite her colourful language, which may have owed something to her Australian origins, she was a devout Catholic.
- I think it is probably more colourful language than is merited.
- This, of course, is what in essence he had told Richardson, although in more colourful language.
- Occasional outbreaks of colourful language aside, the exchanges seemed surprisingly civilised.
- It was a burst of colourful activity that heralded the arrival of the digital channel on television scene.
- He uttered a crude four-letter curse that would rival any sailor's colorful language, then tried to roll over again.
- There was silence and then she let out another stream of colourful language.
- In their pursuit of their rights, including to marry, they have been determined but have made their campaign fun, lively, colorful and open to others.
- Here's Howard Jacobson, and a warning about some colourful language.
- I then called back and in slightly more colorful language asked him why he had hung up on me and whether he would identify himself.
- Profanities didn't actually litter the production but the episodes did feature some of the most colourful language ever heard on TV.
- Cardington has had a colourful past, full of triumph and disaster.
- He is also sorry for the colourful language used to emphasise the point.
- I cannot repeat what was said to him because it's too disturbing and contains some pretty colourful language.
- The National University of Colombia, in Bogota, is a colourful and lively place.
- His sax playing was colourful, strong and exciting.
- Miss Annear's narrative, lively and colourful, flows right along.
- Admittedly their language is rather colourful, but nothing worse than you'd hear in the first minute of Four Weddings And A Funeral.
- Along the way, he meets a long line of interesting and colourful characters.
- This should preferably be a person about whom mysterious questions can be raised, someone with an interesting or colorful background.
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