In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(well/ravine) profundo(well/ravine) hondo(wound/gash) profundo(dish) hondo(pan) altothe ditch is 6 ft deep — la zanja tiene 6 pies de profundidad
- the deep waters of the river — las profundas aguas del río
- a deep pile carpet — una alfombra de pelo largo
- the deep end of the pool — la parte (más) profunda / honda de la piscina
- ankle-/knee-deep — hasta los tobillos/la rodilla
- the water's only ankle-deep — el agua llega solo hasta los tobillos
- we're waist-deep in work — estamos con muchísimo trabajo
- No one ever goes to the abyss because it's too wide and deep and creepy and cold.
- One note of caution though, there is a very deep ditch near the tracks and if you get stuck in it it's a long ways to go for help.
- Only in the shadows of deep cold craters could you expect to find any, frozen and hidden.
- A series of relatively flat, broad steps climb to that valley of deep, cold snow.
- It is an astounding architectural monument, rising like a crusty castle from a plain broken by deep, dramatic gorges.
- The water is choppy, cold and deep - the chances are you can't even see the bottom.
- Since it was built over a deep gorge, it was well protected against destructive forces.
- The lake was deep and its surface smooth and flat.
- Although it is fresh, enclosed water with average visibility of around 10m, it can be cold and deep.
- We have lakes that are cold and deep and we have lakes that are larger than some European countries.
- The mountain scenery was totally awesome with spectacular peaks, glacial rivers and deep mountain gorges.
- Rocky gullets of white water open out into deep gorges where salmon lie waiting for water to continue their upstream journey.
- Subsequently, the vehicle skidded off the road and fell into the deep gorge.
- Everywhere there are clear jade rivers with deep natural pools, surrounded by sun-warmed granite boulders.
- Just behind him, a deep trench has been cut in the pristine lawns and a team of archaeologists are busy scraping at the exposed soil.
- Because it was narrow and deep, the gorge was seldom influenced by the weather outside.
- There were none skilled in managing dog-sleighs and the horses very soon died in the cold, deep snow.
- The steep cliffs tumble abruptly into the sea, scarred by deep gorges which drip with greenery.
- Over millions of years, a small river had carved a deep gorge into the rock.
- The river may look placid, but it is cold, wide, deep and fast-flowing.
1.2(horizontally)(shelf/wardrobe) profundothe soldiers were standing 12 deep — los soldados formaban columnas de 12 en fondo
- the site is 100ft wide by 50ft deep — el terreno tiene 100 pies de ancho por 50 de largo / de fondo
- Eleanor made sure she was deep enough in the pool before she turned around.
- After a time, when we knew that we were deep enough into the woods that other students wouldn't be around, we held hands.
- Why is it impossible to pump water from very deep in the ground with a surface pump?
- The grave generally is located in a riverbed or somewhere deep in the forest.
- Last September we went to the Italian Grand Prix at Monza, just in the general admission section which was deep in the woods.
- The question remains regarding how to merge these surface and deep structures.
- The frogs' eardrums are unusually deep in their skulls.
- The lounge was a comfortable and well-appointed room deep in the bowels of the ship.
- Though the bullets were too deep in his body to be removed, they didn't kill him.
- Animals begin to colonize the basalt volcanoes when they are still deep beneath the sea surface.
- As they went even deeper into the forest the creatures got more menacing looking.
- I have also read that there are more accidents happening on these deep dives.
- White grubs feed on roots deeper in the soil.
- The bar and grill may be deep in the basement, but the friendly waiting staff and chilled music maintain an upbeat mood and create a warm atmosphere.
- It helps to re-direct blood from the surface veins into the deep veins, and stops blood from flowing back out to the surface veins.
- They inhabit all tropical and warm temperate seas, from the surface to moderately deep levels.
- The focus this time around is on the extreme environments of the deep ocean floor and the weird and wonderful denizens that flourish there.
- They have the ability to penetrate right into the deep layers of the skin and travel to various organs, glands and tissues of the body.
- The cylinders will measure how much oxygen is consumed by organisms in the deep ocean.
- I needed to know how deep in the forest he had been.
2(groan/sigh) profundo(groan/sigh) hondotake a deep breath — respire hondo
3.1(low-pitched)(voice) profundo(voice) grave(note) grave
3.2(dark)(color) intenso(color) subidoa deeper shade of red — un rojo más intenso / subido
- a deep tan — un bronceado intenso
- He had short golden blonde hair and deep blue eyes behind thin framed glasses.
- The dress was a similar material to the other one but this time it was deep purple.
- I sit on the ledge and watch the sun play with incandescent shadows of deep green, as red deer graze in the distance.
- This contrasted against his dark brown skin, jet-black hair and deep brown, yet cold eyes.
- As the shingles weather to a deep grey, the house appears from a distance to disappear into the forest.
- Colors appear natural, blacks are deep and rich with only a minor lack of shadow detail.
- The sky had become a dark shade of indigo, tinged with the remnants of deep magenta.
- Todd could feel his cheeks blushing a deep crimson red as Rachel finished his question.
- The first stars were already beginning to peek out of the deep blue, cold sky.
- I open my eyes and there are her deep, cold, violet, malicious eyes, staring at me.
- The colours are deep and rich and help set an operatic mood and tone for almost every scene.
- The rest of the head is deep blue, extending in a line through the eye, giving the birds a masked appearance.
- She had natural black hair and deep blue eyes that shimmered in the lighting.
- It has a deep magenta color that contrasts well with the more dominant green and gray foliage colors of the garden.
- They were a rather mysterious, deep blue, so much so that they nearly blended in with their pupils.
- This colour can range from washed-out orange and light salmon hues to vibrant day-glow and rich deep cherry pinks.
- The bruise on his neck was deep purple and was easily visible even with his collar turned up.
- In the east the sky is deep dark blue and the stars are fewer and brighter.
- The night was becoming a deep shade of grey as thunder rumbled in the distance.
- Although the main stem is still thin and whippy, it is an attractive, shiny, deep purple in colour.
4(intense)(sleep/love/interest) profundo(gaze/look) intenso(gaze/look) profundoin deep mourning — de luto riguroso
- it is with deep regret that … — es con gran / profundo pesar que …
- as the crisis grew deeper — a medida que se agudizaba la crisis
- there is deep suspicion that … — existen grandes / graves sospechas de que …
- to be in deep trouble — estar en un buen lío
- it left a deep impression on me — me causó una profunda impresión
- This is such an illuminating play and, at times, profoundly deep.
- It seems a bit odd to try to package a fairly deep question in the context of a genre this fluffy and idiotic.
- I think he had a deep understanding of military matters and of leadership.
- Those who worked with him at the time have commented on his deep understanding of Canada and Canadian issues.
- He has a deep understanding of their characters, reaching out across the centuries to touch them as if they were old friends.
- I must also take notice of her deep understanding of Middle Eastern affairs, despite the fact that she has never lived there.
- Any successful international expansion requires caution, patience and a deep understanding of the new market.
- It is grave, sometimes eloquent, responsive to sorrow, filled with deep questioning.
- It is a subject of deep discussion and occasional confusion.
- A deep understanding of traditional music provides a firm foundation for his impressive body of work.
- You can be effective in solving problems in society because you have a deep understanding of those problems and their origins.
- After 25 years of deep thought, Roger believes he has answered the eternal question as to why we are here.
- And Robin has sent a list of deep questions for us to answer - an interview he'll put on his very interesting site.
- It has to be informed by a deep understanding of the period and its cosmology.
- They like to have a deep understanding of how to do business.
- Behind the spectacles and deep thinking there is a forceful man, who is tough to argue with.
- They deserve deep analysis and consideration in an objective fashion.
- He opens by wringing his hands and asking three really deep questions.
- Of course this is a difficult test and requires deep study and travel throughout Africa.
- The people are warm and welcoming with a deep awareness of the past and great pride in the richness of their culture.
5.2(enigmatic)(mystery/secret) profundoyou're a deep one — tú eres un enigma
- But it's very deep and mysterious and superbly written, and superbly translated too.
- I've always wanted to meet you, you seem like such a deep person with a beautiful soul.
- As you would expect from someone who has made a living in the movie capital for more than 30 years, he is neither a subtle nor a very deep man.
- The struggles of the American writer to explain the deep mysteries of the British character are pure joy.
- Do you understand what deep and metaphysical things he is trying to say?
- They understood something very deep that we more secular types never learned.
- Nothing deep or philosophical, you understand, just: how is this going to get better?
- The world was scared of him, because he was too deep, or forthright, or brave.
- But I shall say nothing about the deep and difficult problems this contention raises.
- This turns out to be an argument which raises deep and difficult issues, and there is no consensus about the proper response to it.
- I seem to remember getting into some fairly deep Samuel Beckett.
- He tries to make me feel better by dressing it up in deep and intellectual language.
- All in all there are plotlines and deep character developments that your average three year old just can't appreciate.
- He was equally ready to discuss a problem with a first year student or a colleague, to work through an elementary point or puzzle over a deep problem.
- For once the child was quiescent as if it were asleep, or pondering upon some deep enigma.
- I'm a pretty deep person, and cruising gives me a chance to be alone and think.
1(of penetration)to dig deep — cavar hondo
- they marched deep into the jungle — se internaron / adentraron en lo más profundo de la selva
- he thrust his hands deep in(to) his pockets — hundió las manos en los bolsillos
- feelings run very deep among the population — hay un sentir muy fuerte entre la población
- he looked deep into her eyes — la miró fijamente a los ojos
2(thoroughly)to go deep/deeper (into sth) — profundizar/profundizar más (en algo)
3(situated far from edge)deep in the forest — en lo profundo del bosque
- deep in the subconscious mind — en lo profundo del subconsciente
- the roots of this trouble lie deep — las raíces de este problema son muy profundas
- deep down you know I'm right — en el fondo sabes que tengo razón
4(greatly involved)to be deep in sth
- we're still deep in debt — todavía estamos muy endeudados / tenemos muchísimas deudas
- I found her deep in her book — la encontré absorta / ensimismada en su libro
- you can't back out now: you're in this too deep — ya no te puedes echar atrás: estás metido en esto hasta el cuello
5(extensively)to drink deep of sth — embeberse de / en algo
1(sea)the deep — el piélago literary
- a monster from the deep — un monstruo de las profundidades (del mar)
2(most intense part)in the deep of winter — en lo más crudo del invierno
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