In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(clothing/air/house) húmedothere are damp patches on the ceiling — hay manchas de humedad en el techo
- the house smells damp — la casa huele a humedad
- Her hair was slightly damp from the long hours of tears and her tired, blue eyes were puffy.
- With another sigh, she huddled closer to the trunk of the tree behind her, shivering slightly in the damp mist.
- An hour later, the slightly damp crew boarded the buses for the final leg home.
- She sat on the cold, slightly damp stone and let her cloak drop, watching as it billowed around her ankles like a cloud of thick black smoke.
- The man in the mirror's blue-grey and slightly damp hair hung straight behind him, disappearing behind his bare shoulders.
- With her back on the slightly damp grass, Selina watched the scattered clouds float by.
- Knead well; let rise to double its size under a slightly damp towel in a warm place.
- She tossed the bundle of slightly damp clothing into the general vicinity of the tent and sat down on the grass beside him.
- They were followed by four very well dressed, slightly damp individuals, one of whom stepped wide around Jim as he passed.
- Sweat drenched his body and there was a slightly damp patch on the sheet under him.
- She pulled Millie over to the washbasin on the table and began to wrap her finger with a thin, slightly damp wash rag.
- Shaking her head, she sat herself down on a cold and slightly damp bench.
- This morning I was wiping the table with a very slightly damp rag and noticed that the wax build-up was coming off.
- When working with the phyllo leaves, keep a slightly damp towel over the leaves you are not currently using - and work quickly.
- Sarah grabbed his wet hand when they entered the forest, he shivered slightly in the damp atmosphere.
- Preferring light shade and slightly damp soil, this evergreen form sends out new growth annually from the base of the plant.
- I headed towards my favorite spot below the old weeping willow and sat on the slightly damp ground.
- Silently and with some relief, we exited and sat down on the slightly damp curb.
- I padded quietly over to the door and opened it, looking up at Donovan's slightly damp face and hair.
- The tubers can then be stored in boxes - though not the crowns - and covered with slightly damp peat ready for planting next year.
- Sometimes you have to go through several oscillations before you can damp out the yaw.
- The studies also indicate that the ceramic readily dissipates energy, meaning that it could be useful for damping vibrations in machinery.
- He applied sinusoidal compressions to the top of the I, and recorded how the structure damped the vibrations.
- The inner elements do the final guiding and also damp out vibrations normal to the tape plane to present a smooth motion over the head.
- When the signal is correlated with a dwell time much longer than its frequency, the signal gets effectively averaged out in each dwell time and the calculated correlation function gets damped.
- If the oscillations are not damped out, they could break the fragile lines of other suspended weights and become amplified.
- If the frequency of the sinusoidal oscillations in migration were higher, we would expect [mu] to be progressively damped as window size increased.
- Adding real-time modal analysis could potentially enhance this process, as disturbances are oscillatory and could be negatively damped.
- In this case, the accelerometers could damp or increase the vibrations through their contact with the vehicle.
- Constitutive expression of SinR from P 3 damps the oscillations, leading to a stable steady state.
- Head stack assembly have a coil portion for damping vibrations which includes elongated openings in the plastic portion
- Polley is unshowy and controlled in the star part, damping down her intelligence, beauty and almost all of her emotion for the role.
- With a D bearing next to the head, it is not possible to damp out normal tape vibrations.
- A little while ago he sent me a proposed solution by email, a method of moving the cup while you walk that should serve to damp the oscillations.
- Asian multilateralism will be critical not just for coordinating the region's booming economies, but also for damping down the nationalist passions lurking beneath the surface of every Asian country.
- It took 64 firemen around six hours to bring the blaze at the Alba Proteins Ltd plant at Wildriggs under control last Thursday morning and they were at the scene for a further eight hours damping down.
- He said it took the two crews ten minutes to fight the fire with foam and ten minutes to damp the car down with water.
- Basildon station officer Nick Beaver told how two crews took around 20 minutes to douse the flames and were there for another two hours damping down.
- Firefighters were expected to be at the mill for several hours damping down after the blaze and ensuring the site was safe.
- Fire crews stayed until nearly 5am damping the building down.
- After the building was damped down yesterday, structural experts deemed it unsound and ordered its demolition.
- Six engines attended the fire, involving over 30 fire-fighters, and crews were still damping down the flames on Wednesday morning.
- Firefighters worked until just after 6pm damping down the blaze.
- It took at least five hours to bring the blaze under control and we expect to be damping down at the scene for at least the rest of the day.
- Firefighters worked solidly for three hours to kill the flames, and spent a further 21 hours damping down the fire and making the building safe.
- Firefighters from Canvey had to spend two-and-a-half hours damping down the store.
- Firefighters spent two hours damping down and searching for hot-spots in the walls after extinguishing the fire that destroyed Lidl's galvanized steel compound after midnight on Thursday night.
- Although I wasn't on duty for the fire, I was there in the evening damping it down.
- Firefighters were still damping down the building this morning.
- Fire crews from Richmond, Kensington, North Kensington and Wembley remained at the scene, damping down the building, until late on Tuesday although the blaze was under control by 7.33 am.
1.3(enthusiasm/excitement) apagar(excitement/enthusiasm) enfriar
2(moisten)(ironing) humedecer(ironing) mojar
- Alternatively, damp a cloth with kerosene oil and carefully wipe the insects off with it.
- The tooling was done by damping the surface of the tanned leather and pressing or sometimes stamping the design in with a fairly sharp metal, bone or wooden tool.
- When they were dry they were damped and rolled for the dampness to spread evenly before they were ironed with an iron heated and reheated on the stove.
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