In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(put into words)describirdescribe it to / for me — descríbemelo
- words cannot describe her beauty — es de una belleza indescriptible
- It is impossible for me to conjure up the words to adequately describe my own experiences.
- While writing she realised how few words we have to describe these experiences.
- Local history has often been described as the story of people in a place over time.
- It is the size of a paper clip and is described as a cross between a stick insect and a praying mantis.
- The attackers were described as three black males wearing dark clothes.
- For those who have dived upon an untouched shipwreck the experience is described as very moving indeed.
- There was only one word to describe his expression, every time I looked over at him.
- The film's narrative can best be described as a boy's adventure story turned tragic.
- He has a single expression that might be described as pensive disappointment.
- He was described as having blond eyebrows, blue eyes and a local accent.
- He was described as fun-loving, adventurous and with a great sense of humour but also very dedicated.
- He is described as about 6ft tall, medium to thin build, with black and shaven hair.
- He is described as young and tall and was wearing a black tee-shirt, jeans and a baseball cap.
- The situation described in the last paragraph is unlikely.
- In the demographic campaign, the cities were described in the most gloomy terms.
- What most people discover is that they use the same words to describe both experiences.
- He had a clean-shaven, fair face and had what was described as a local accent.
- Most methods have been described previously in detail.
- The book vividly described the wretched conditions of Mexican rural life and the brutality of the revolution.
- People came from Norway on an arduous, and in some cases terrifying, voyage, vividly described here.
2(characterize)to describe sb/sth (as sth)
- how would you describe yourself? — ¿cómo te definirías?
- he describes himself as a socialist — se dice socialista
- I would describe the book as dull and repetitive — yo diría que es un libro soso y repetitivo
- Then, with the compasses fixed at the right, an arc is described from the horizontal distance at the left to the left hand side of the "proscaenium".
- After it has been well stretched, a circle is described with a piece of charcoal.
- Thus, an arc is described in Figure I from C which cuts the triangle at I and J.
3.2formal (move in shape of)(curve/arc) describir formal
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