In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(cold)(air/clothes/climate) fresco(drink) fresco(drink) fríoit's cool outside — hace / está fresco (a)fuera
- It was late afternoon, and fairly cool, but the USAID official was sweating heavily.
- Caroline was wearing a cool summer dress.
- It was cool enough to be refreshing but not so cold that you froze.
- Glasses of blissfully cool water were brought forth and each gulped the refreshment down like a castaway.
- I smiled and climbed the ladder into the hay loft, shivering in the refreshingly cool air.
- We then went for a stroll through the village, and had a cool, refreshing drink in a bar, before going back to collect our bags for the night.
- At such times, the tongue and the throat crave for nothing more than a long drink of fresh, cool water.
- Her hands felt cool against his burning skin as she lifted his arm.
- She was drinking the cool, crisp water before the beginning of the journey.
- The enemy were strong, and could easily fight in the sun in their surprisingly cool robes.
- When buying seeds look at where and how the seed is stored - cool, dry positions are best.
- The cool refreshing water moistened his throat and gave him chills down his back.
- If grain is stored into the following summer, run fans only at night when the temperature is fairly cool.
- I knew it was an oasis of cold drinks, cool grasses and music in the park.
- We have been getting good afternoon showers with fairly cool nights, a welcome change from the heat.
- And that would be more refreshing than a cool, crisp cola on a hot summer's day.
- Keep the water cool because the body absorbs water at a cool temperature quicker than if very cold or hot.
- Cool, cotton clothes are a must in the heat and humidity, but cover up to visit palaces and temples.
- However, up in the mountainous region like this also brought cold wind and cool temperature.
- The ocean air was refreshing and a cool breeze had tempered the thick Hawaiian heat.
- I closed my eyes again and imagined myself in a cool, refreshing blue pool.
- After the initial shock of the cold, she found the water rather cool and refreshing.
- Light, comfortable, and cool clothing is a must for carnival in Jamaica.
- He said putting the top of the can on his lips, enjoying the cool refreshing drink.
- Debbie's having air con installed today at work so it should be a bit better over there, I'll just have to direct my fan on to the air con unit to keep it cool!
- It's as if your body is charged with new energy when you bend down on hands and knees, cup your hands and drink the cool, fresh liquid.
- The air was cool against their skin, contrasting with the heat inside the passageway.
- The North Sea's cool surface temperature keeps eastern areas colder than those further west.
- It was the last day of October, a chilly afternoon with cool winds blowing in from the ocean.
- Convection is the dissipation of heat when relatively cool air passes over exposed skin.
- It was a beautiful fall day, the kind where the temperature is cool but not too chilly, so you can get away with wearing your jacket open.
- Leave until cool enough to handle, then peel them and cut into wedges.
- By cool room temperature I mean an unheated castle in the English countryside in December.
- Brian filled the glass with nice, cool, fresh beer.
- The cool and refreshing water caressed his lips, he drank but as he swallowed, his throat sent searing pain to his brain.
- I remembered that my father wore velvet coats in the winter and cool shirts in the summer.
- Bring in pots of fuchsia and pelargoniums and keep them in a light, cool frost - free place.
- He then took off his glasses and started to bring the cool refreshing water up to his face.
- A pleasantly cool breeze was drifting in though the half-open window behind Maui.
- The weather was cool enough to wear pants, but not yet cold enough for a jacket.
- By the 27th, a strong cold front would be bringing strong winds and very cool temperatures.
- Unseasonably cool weather also contributed to track records in four competition categories.
- He splashed the water on his face and found it refreshingly cool, he dipped his head under and felt the chill run through his body.
- Jabu bathed his feet in the cool refreshing river as the cows drank their fill.
- The beer had been refreshingly good, like a cool breeze in a glass, and I had another.
2(reserved, hostile)(reception/behavior) fríoto be cool to / toward sb — estar frío con algn
- Although he sensed a stew of emotions bubbling beneath her cool exterior, she never gave a sign of them in her eyes.
- Throughout his life Louis treated her with a cool reserve.
- His relationship with his wife has broken down and his two sons are distant and cool with him.
- As an actor, Richardson conveys just the right kind of austere intelligence where cool logic triumphs over emotion every time.
- The one Sunderland player who remained cool under this pressure was Thomas Sorenson.
- I try to be cool, calm and collective even in some severely testing situations.
- Most environmental non-governmental organisations have been cool to the idea of funding rehabilitation projects.
- It is legislation that has been driven by reaction and by emotion rather than cool thought.
- Despite these additional pressures, the bride-to-be is keeping a cool head.
- His goal was reward for keeping a cool head and desperately trying to be in the right place at the right time.
- Britain's first mainstream female football presenter is cool, poised and confident.
- I wanted to be cool, calm and collected; at least in front of my audience.
- He was calm, cool and collected, working fast without emotion, just like the others.
- Now ambulance staff have praised the Wigginton youngster for keeping a cool head and raising the alarm.
- As difficult as it is to go against your instincts and emotions, you must control them and keep a cool head.
- King can make plays with his feet, which Gruden loves, and he's very cool under pressure.
- His voice was so calm, so cool and collected, I almost felt close to swooning.
- The government s plan to provide corporations with tax incentives to employ new workers over the next three years, starting from this year, has been generally greeted with a cool response.
- However, the idea has received a cool reception from employers, who believe it is unrealistic for all but a very few companies and employees.
- The Swede is known for keeping a cool head but said this was his nature, although bosses owe it to their teams to be confident and positive.
- His voice cracks with emotion as he tries to retain his cool composure.
- It's not often, especially in recent times, that his team have looked so cool and unruffled.
- The World Cup will test Logan's nerve, show if she can stay cool under pressure.
- He's so cool, calm and collected that he keeps me in check.
- He is cool and controlled.
3.1(calm)(person/exterior) sereno(person/exterior) tranquilokeep cool! — no te pongas nervioso
- to keep a cool head — no perder la calma
- cool, calm and collected — tranquilo y sereno
- to play it cool — (take things easy) tomarse las cosas con calma
3.2(unperturbed)impasiblehe's a very cool customer — tiene una sangre fría impresionante
4.1(trendy, laid-back)he's really cool — es muy en la onda informal
- it's cool to like this kind of music — si te gusta este tipo de música estás en la onda / estás in
- those shades are really cool — esas gafas de sol molan cantidad
- There's just something so cool about a band doing a free in-store performance.
- You will win a really cool prize. A prize so cool, I can't even tell you what it is at risk of upsetting contestants who don't win.
- The music is cool, with decent people depending on the night and great bartenders.
- It's an unpretentious medley of old and new - the perfect antidote to the self-consciously cool bars of Dublin.
- Certainly, as a corrective to some of the more po-faced excesses of cool London club culture, rave was a blast of fresh air, an important rupture.
- Be happy that you found someone cool to hang out with.
- I want to devote my thirties to having babies, minding them and being free from the constant pursuit of cool clothes.
- Across the road is the Turbine Hall, also a cool music venue.
- Her style is different from anyone else I know, which made her totally cool in my book.
- I've never been near here before, but the lights of Sydney look so cool at night.
- You could get a lot of cool free stuff from the manufacturers.
- Still there was an end aim, a cool bar and cool free food and cool company.
- It's still cool that we get free memberships and extra bandwidth and whatnot.
- On Waltz Across America, the band comes together for a very cool live collection of some of their biggest and best songs.
- It was a hot basement but a cool crowd, free wine, very nice shop, and really good discussion afterwards.
- Who is going to replace her as the model of cool, trendy fashion on TV?
- They had great food, there was always a good environment, and they played cool music in the background.
- It is a very cool collection of photographs from around New York.
- One of the coolest bands of the 1970s has survived to still make cool music.
- I eventually went insane but I sure collected a lot of free cool stuff.
4.2(acceptable, all right)he's cool — es un tío legal Spain informal slang
- There were a few people who said they were cool with it, but they are totally outweighed by those who decry it as a crime against nature.
- I work hard at things to improve, but I also realize it takes time and I'm cool with that.
- If that's not your thing, that's cool by me, but know that it's encouraged and applauded in this community.
- No, it's cool; I don't mind talking about that.
- And that's cool if it's going to get you out and involved now, but stay involved after that.
5informal(with numbers)a cool one million dollars — la friolera de un millón de dólares informal
- an increase of a cool 10% — un aumento de ni más ni menos que el 10%
- Its got a top speed of 185 and would cost you a cool £110,000 to drive off the forecourt.
- Belfasts bid to become the European Capital of Culture in 2008 could cost a cool £150 million
- A two-piece suit from this guy comes in at a cool two grand, so is unlikely to be realistic unless I win the lottery.
1(low temperature)let's stay here in the cool — quedémonos aquí al fresco
- in the cool of the evening — por la tarde cuando está / hace fresco
2(composure)calma feminineto keep one's cool — mantener la calma
- to lose one's cool — perder la calma
1(room/air) refrigerar(enthusiasm/food/engine) enfriarto cool sb's temper — apaciguar a algn
- to cool it
- cool it, you two! we don't want any fights in here — ya está bien, que aquí no queremos peleas
- cool it! he's watching us! — disimula, que nos está mirando
1(room/air) refrigerarse(enthusiasm/food/engine) enfriarseperder el entusiasmo por algn/algoto cool toward sb/sth
- he had cooled toward her/toward the idea of going to the movies — ya no estaba tan entusiasmado con ella/con la idea de ir al cine
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