In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1feminine grietafeminine rajadurato paper / paste over the cracks — ponerle parches al problema (/ a la situación etc. )
- I ran my finger along the cracks in the wall as I walked.
- It's surface was not impressive; cracks ran along the wall and the paint was slowly being peeled off by the weather.
- He walked, with his head down staring at the cracks in the sidewalk.
- When I picked the element off the floor I could see it had developed a hairline crack at the base.
- An apartment on the sixth floor has serious vertical cracks in its walls.
- She almost rejoiced when she saw a crack begin to appear in the surface of the glass.
- Calmer now, Jack stepped over to the window and drew a line along the crack with his bare finger.
- And it takes experience to be able to differentiate natural cracks from engraved lines.
- There was plenty of light, no dust, no cracks in the ceiling, nothing.
- He held his right hand up, looking into the cracks and creases that lined it.
- Now I could see the cracks in the sidewalk clearly.
- Small hairline cracks can be repaired by simply spreading compound over them and sanding them smooth.
- I can feel the cracks in the pavement through the soles of my shoes.
- Its engineers have now confirmed that there are 1850 rails with hairline cracks.
- He walked around the barracks until he found a small crack in the wall.
- A hairline crack appeared in the floor, heading towards the darkness.
- The single fracture was visible as a fine crack spiralling from one facet edge all the way to the centre of the stone.
- I noticed a small crack in the glass door.
- She was satisfied to see a tiny crack begin in the corner.
- I looked down at the grey footpath, stepping over the cracks in the pavement.
1.2(chink, slit)rendija feminine
- It seemed safer to escape through one of the many cracks running along the base of the wall.
- Contempt poured from cracks in his professional facade.
- Cracks start appearing in Victor's near-perfect facade, cracks that are directly linked to his ambitions.
- He described the source of the leak variously as a split or splice or crack along the length of the tube.
- He wanted to find a crack, something left vulnerable between the duo.
- I've had to stop trying to look for cracks and flaws to prove that it's not as good as it seems.
- As soon as the slightest crack was opened, the being started to move toward it.
- Large cracks ran up along the old wood, clearly showing its age.
- The guards opened the slightest crack in the door enough for her to slip through and beckon her closer.
- He could see all the cracks and lines in them, made clear by the hot and dry sun.
- Both events, both images, represented cracks in a system that can no longer exist.
- While I was checking that out, I noticed that there was a crack in the gas line, and it was leaking.
- As we follow the crack along we find more lobsters every few metres, lurking in their terraced cottages.
- Unfortunately, the PSA department was not in the right hands, and by 1967, the cracks in the system had begun to show.
- Glancing at the crack along the edges of his door, the light outside was brightening.
- His escaping further punishment could cause cracks in party unity.
- Evidently the shower head is leaking and has caused a crack in our ceiling.
- The hairline crack split wider as a burst of green energy shot forth through it.
- The more rigid the character, the more you can notice the cracks in the foundation.
- The High Judge pushed open a crack in the door, beckoning the prince to exit.
- UNICEF estimates that five million Thai children have fallen between the cracks of the education system.
- An easy scramble led to the base of a 20 ft wall that was split by a wide crack.
- They fear a major crack in the system and the consequences it will bring - not only for themselves - but the entire estate.
- Slight cracks began to show and Keswick grabbed a goal, scoring from close to the back post.
- There was not a mark of green anywhere not even between the cracks and lines.
- Still, the current fiscal crisis reveals the cracks in the system's foundation.
- The terrain is easy to move over, hard mud with deep narrow cracks, easy to cross, but wide enough to hide in.
- They saw the flaws and cracks in the system. [But] we have to move on and think beyond one man.
- There are certain bands that have more or less fallen through the cracks of critical analysis.
- Only a small source of light came in through the cracks in the ceiling.
- Many fell through the cracks of the system, landing in jail or on the streets.
- It's a backhanded reassurance, one that allows for cracks of doubt in the organization's trust-us mentality.
- It's going to find its way through the cracks in the system.
- I rolled over, seeing sunlight filtering through cracks in the walls.
- But, when you look carefully at each tiny detail, the cracks within your soul most certainly show.
- The mould may not yet be broken, but the crack is dramatically widening.
- Most rocks and soils are traversed by cracks along which water can flow much more easily.
- The economic weakness came on suddenly and has exposed some cracks in the financial system.
- A jagged crack shot through the ice and water gushed up in jets and spurts.
- The most common repairs are filling cracks and repairing surface damage.
- By day four the cracks were beginning to show and tiredness led to injuries.
2(sound)masculine chasquidomasculine estallidomasculine estruendomasculine crujidoto give sb a fair crack of the whip — darle todas las oportunidades a algn
- Lightning lit the summer sky, quickly followed by a deafening crack of thunder.
- Five minutes later, Veronica heard three loud cracks of gunfire.
- Nothing penetrated the silence except for the occasional crack of a twig or the rustle of leaves.
- Nick heard the crack of his bone splintering as a searing pain shot through his face.
- She landed with a loud thud and a crack came from her ankle.
- Something hits my right arm, and I hear the crack of a broken bone.
- The explosive crack of a bullwhip can frighten cattle into a pen and even keep lions and tigers at bay.
- There was a crack, louder than the sound of her wrists snapping, then a thud.
- He winced when a twig snapped with a loud crack beneath his foot.
- Soon great swathes of the countryside were closed off, and the emptiness echoed to the crack of gunfire as animals, many of them healthy, were slaughtered.
- I'll miss the sound of the crack of the bat and roar of the crowd.
- A sickening crack echoed through the air and I felt my stomach lurch.
- A loud crack was heard above the cheering in the packed pub and 47-year-old Paul let out a yelp.
- Suddenly, he heard a loud crack of thunder.
- She was thrown through the air and hit the pavement with a sickening crack.
- Lightning flashed again outside, followed quickly by a loud crack of thunder.
- "Do you think… " another crack echoed around the room as Suze continued.
- A thunder crack sounded and the rain started to come down.
- As they lay there, another crack of a twig came from across the cave.
- The sharp crack of their rifles echoes through the humid Georgia night, evoking cries of alarm and warning from the encampment ahead.
- What Montgomery conceived was a one-two punch, a British blow followed by an American crack.
- My dad would get the report from our mother, make his way into our room, take off his belt, and deliver the requisite number of cracks.
4(instant)at the crack of dawn — al despuntar el día literary
5informal(attempt)intento masculineto have a crack at sth — intentar algo
- have a crack at solving the problem — intenta resolver el problema
- On Saturday, I thought I'd have a crack at repairing the shifter.
- Two points later he had a crack at a second serve from Federer and took a big swing.
- Too often I am sent a problem far too late to do much but sympathise, and wish I could have had a crack at the trouble earlier.
- If you've fancied having a crack at catching a real shark, then go for the blues and don't think twice about it.
- Perhaps it's true that no story is complete until all involved have had a crack at telling it, but then again, maybe not.
- This might have been a call to far, but I will have a crack at it.
- I'd had a crack at reading it a couple of years ago, but never really got anywhere.
- I've had a crack at taking some more pics, some have turned out OK.
- Our greatest living portraitist, Lucian Freud, had a crack at it in 2001.
- Stefan hopes to eventually attempt both the North and South Pole and finally have a crack at Everest.
- Lastly, the youngsters had a crack at a 7m indoor climbing wall under the supervision of the ever-watchful PTIs.
- I think they quite fancy having a crack at it, even if it is only for part of the tournament.
- Isn't it better to have a crack at getting, like, a few, pretty-good policies in place?
- He will be catapulted closer to his second crack at the lucrative belt.
- If somebody's having a crack at the nuclear program I hope they know what they're doing.
- Having got his hands on the English title belt last year, he is chasing a crack at Scott Dann's British crown.
- Latter-day biographers and armchair psychologists all had a crack at why he liked to drink so much.
- Because some people have come forward with an interest in writing my biography, I thought it might be no harm to have a crack at it myself.
- He has had a crack at cinema as well, grabbing a role in a Hollywood production dubbed Jungle Boy.
- I've had a crack at science in all popular media and now work more in print than the medium I love most, radio.
6informal(wisecrack)comentario socarrón masculineto make a crack — hacer un comentario socarrón
- My wife says I cannot tell a joke, but I can make off-the-cuff cracks that have been known to elicit the occasional chuckle.
- They continued to lazily watch Stine, exchanging cracks and small jokes about the dog.
- When he explains that the crack about encouraging homemakers to become lawyers was a joke, she chides him about his tone.
- Sure they toss cracks at so called ‘nerds’ but all in joking, nothing serious or near as intense as what they put me through.
- He makes a further crack about his rival's empty posturing.
- These gave him a chance to drop names, review an adventurous life, and get in a few cracks about the ignorant press.
- Nick makes a crack about her driving, she makes the shot, and the alarm goes off.
- There were all sorts of cracks and jokes about diving off wardrobes etc.
- Englishmen walked tall through the streets, refusing to be drawn in by the traditional cracks and sneers.
- They were widely known in former times, larger than life and a family who always enjoyed the crack and banter.
- This is a very popular event with plenty of entertainment and craic on the night.
- There was good food, good music and plenty chat and craic and a most enjoyable night was had by all.
- He always liked to come back to Ballindine and have the crack and banter with the locals.
- The town prides itself in being a festival meeting, with plenty of craic on the streets and in the pubs at night.
- For the crack and banter and meeting old acquaintances, no journey was too far for the inimitable Tom.
1(troops/shot) de primerahe's a crack player — es un jugador de primera
1(cup/glass) rajar(earth/ground) agrietar(earth/ground) resquebrajar(skin) agrietarhe cracked a rib — se fracturó una costilla
2(break open)(egg) cascar(egg) romper(nut) cascar(nut) partir(safe) forzar(spy ring/drugs ring) desmantelar(drugs ring/spy ring) desarticularto crack a book — abrir un libro
- he scarcely cracked a book before the exam — apenas abrió un libro antes del examen
- to crack (open) a bottle — destapar / abrir / descorchar una botella
- to crack a smile — sonreír
- he didn't even crack a smile — ni siquiera sonrió
3(decipher, solve)(code) descifrar(code) dar con(problem) resolverI've cracked it! — ¡ya lo tengo!
4(make cracking sound with)(whip) (hacer) chasquear(whip) (hacer) restallar(finger/knuckle) hacer crujir→ whip
5(hit sharply)pegarI cracked my head on / against the beam — me di con la cabeza contra la viga
1(cup/glass) rajarse(paint/plaster/rock/skin) agrietarsehis composure began to crack — empezó a perder la compostura
2(make cracking sound)(whip) chasquear(whip) restallar(twigs/bones) crujir
4(break down)she cracked under the strain — sufrió una crisis nerviosa a raíz de la tensión
- something cracked inside her and she began to sob — no pudo contenerse más y se echó a llorar
5(be active, busy)to get cracking — poner(se) manos a la obra
- you'd better get cracking with that translation — más vale que (te) pongas manos a la obra y hagas esa traducción
- come on, get cracking! — ¡vamos, muévete!
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