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(dark)(room) oscuro(room) poco iluminado(light) débil(light) tenue
- Only the ceiling lantern was lit, giving but dim illumination to the cabin.
- Her hair was shoulder length, but it curled around her head and face, shining under the dim light of the entry hall.
- Whispering my name, he pulled back again, face just inches from my own, eyes shining black in the dim light.
- Soon the boy pulled her through a room that was lit with dim candlelight.
- A few dim blue lights partially illuminated my instrument panel.
- The sun wasn't shining directly in through the windows, so it took her eyes a second to adjust to the dim room.
- Debbie glanced out the window and saw dim sunshine shining through a window and a light drizzle outside.
- Only this time, a set of very dim auxiliary lights illuminate, but many of them continue to flicker on and off.
- She sits in this cramped, dim space for eight hours a day sorting mail.
- There, in front of her, was a dim corner that she had not seen when she had first arrived.
- I turned and faced the army, my sword shining red in the dim light.
- Frescoes of demons and spirits writhe across the walls of its prayer halls, and the drone of absorbed monks fills dim rooms and corridors.
- The room was dim and warmed by a crackling fire in the stone fireplace.
- Instead, a strange blonde man slinked out of the shadows of the dim room.
- I scanned the room and found him speaking with a young woman in a dim corner of the ballroom.
- With the orb inside, the room is relatively dim.
- So she remained, lying under the heavy weight of her own mind, in the dim corner by the forgotten door.
- Her big dark emerald green eyes shone brightly in the dim light.
- Their places were set high above a circular platform which was only illuminated by the dim light from above.
- About half of the 20 young women are otherwise engaged in the Champagne Room, a dim, closet-size space that holds half a dozen couples.
- I was pleasantly surprised to discover a clamorous, dim room filled with networked computers available dirt-cheap.
- Slowly he opened his eyes to a dim room, his bedroom, in a quiet house.
- She took her arm away from her waist to push aside the drapes and open the door, stumbling into the dim room, lit only by a little oil lamp.
- In the dim halo of yellow light, she could see the dull haze of alcohol in his eyes.
- Somehow, the darkness revealed something, with only several dim lights shining in the night.
- The room was dim, with just a hint of fog to add to the allure.
- There were dim lights illuminating the hall and it wasn't quite as dusty.
- A man hovers in a dim corner of the room, soundless, watchful.
- Besides, why sit alone in a dim room in front of a computer when you can sit alone in a dim room with a good comic?
- I soon found that I was tied into a sitting position in a dim room.
- As they assist weavers, children sit at cramped looms in damp, dim rooms.
- Imaginative stage lighting provided dim illumination and served to showcase dancers in center stage.
- The lamplight was dim, and it shone rather unsteadily, casting only a weak glow over the ground, but it would have to do.
- I pushed the drapes aside as I stepped back into the dim room and stood for a second, blinking.
- The lighting that is currently in place is extremely poor, with only six lights providing dim illumination inside the subway.
- The sun emitted dim rays of light and its reflection on the sea was moving constantly.
- The dim gas lights glowed brightly in the corner of the large square.
- The blade was sharp and around three inches in length, she could tell, as it shone in the dim moonlight.
- The room was too dim to read anything written on the slab.
- The dim rays of light were shining through, just like before.
1.2(indistinct)(memory/shape) borroso(idea) vagoin the dim and distant past — en el pasado remoto
- The dim figures faded into nothingness in the fog around them.
- There were two dim circles attached to one another by a line - a curved line.
- There were two dim figures at his doorway, one short and one tall.
- I have in mind a dim memory of the Commissioner trying to grapple with this kind or problem.
- All that weighed upon his mind suddenly grew dim and trivial.
- Eventually the ship's throbbing cut out, and they could see the dim shapes of launches being lowered over the sides.
- My dim memories of biology seem to recall an animal classification system, whereby the entire natural world could be subdivided into various Phyla.
- All this makes him try to remember his childhood, but the memories are dim.
- The dim contour betrayed a scythe hanging on two pegs near the ceiling, its handle parallel to the ground.
- Choked with spray, she saw rocks looming, dim shapes above the waste of hurtling water.
- Although it does seem like a dim and distant memory now, I still remember people being hanged in Britain during my lifetime.
- Why would I bother trying to revive such a dim memory?
- Then, finally, off to the right about thirty to forty yards away, the dim silhouette of a group of divers began to pass.
- There will be times when things are going so well that sadness seems like a dim memory, and then there will be those times when we long for God to intervene.
- Dale peered through the peek-hole in the front door, saw nothing but a dim shape, and flicked on the porch light.
- The baying hounds triggered a dim ancestral memory of rapacious wolf packs that was hard-wired somewhere deep inside his brain.
- A dim figure crossed to the window and opened the blinds, washing the room with light from the poled lamps in the parking lot.
- And as she started to say something, I became suddenly aware that I could see a dim shape where she stood.
- While she always liked pop music, her closest connection to radio was a dim memory of her brother heading off to work as a pirate DJ when she was about five years old.
- Those days, however, must seem a dim and distant memory.
- The dim figure of a young lady carrying large clothes boxes was making her way up the aisle and out.
- I hadn't been there in years, but I had dim memories of the place.
- The day when you could open your windows for fresh air is just a dim memory.
- Then, turning back towards the dim shapes across the stream, ‘It's like that joke about looking into a nudist camp,’ he said.
- He had a dim memory of wandering through a labyrinth of sordid houses, of being lost in a giant web of sombre streets, and it was bright dawn when he found himself at last in Piccadilly Circus.
- He squinted and brought his face forward, straining his neck, trying to make out the dim form that was only a foot from him.
- The idea of national state-funded infrastructure provision is becoming a dim and distant memory.
- She gazed down and suddenly one of the dim shapes moved, darting into a pool of light from the half moon to take the form of a man.
- The place was only half full and it was still dark outside but it was way past bedtime on a Saturday night and midterms were just a dim, horrific memory.
- But it is a piece of the country's history, a small symbol of struggles which now remain just dim memories for some.
- A new generation had come up with only dim childhood memories of the war, while an older one was in no mood to repeat the experience.
- And frankly the teacher/student aspect of it is basically a dim memory.
- I can also vaguely recall occasionally going to a club called Catacombs, but since I was off my face on snakebite and black, my memories are dim and distant.
- As usual, no lights were on, and all she could see were the dim silhouettes of his furniture.
- She opened her eyes to look around the room she was in, but could only see dim shapes in the ghostly moonlight.
- He stared at the dim shapes of the knick-knacks on top of his dresser, the glowing red face of his alarm clock.
- Then she began to make out dim shapes that in a few moments revealed themselves to be crates, tackle, ropes, barrels, and hooks.
- Slowly Tim's restaurant plan became a dim and distant memory.
- On one occasion, a man peering into one of the dirty windows claimed to see the dim figure of a woman, suspended by her wrists from the ceiling.
- Eventually I could make out a dim figure ahead of me.
1.3(gloomy, hopeless)(future/prospects) nada halagüeño(future/prospects) nada prometedor→ view
- Once they leave, future prospects are extremely dim.
- I am not involved with anyone special right now and the prospects are rather dim for a Valentine's Day date.
- The Minister painted a human figure in black surrounded by red with a dash of yellow on the top giving it a cheerful outlook in otherwise dim circumstances.
- But our chronically weak dollar is a clear sign that the global investment community thinks our economic prospects are dim.
- This in turn will add to the already large numbers of unemployed and under-skilled youth on the streets of this country with dim prospects of jobs in the future.
- Maybe it's the dim hope that I'll meet someone new and interesting.
- So they watch their losses multiply in the dim hope of recapturing their losses.
- But hopes for a quick resolution are dim because of the absence of top leaders, one delegate said.
- The bad news is that the prospects are dim for achieving this end without the resort to force over the coming years.
- Often a project takes on a life of its own and lumbers on, even though there are dim prospects for the resultant product.
- Shifting away from the dim hopes of my rescue, I conjure up a series of bright memories that bring me a tidal change of emotion.
- But the new millennium has greeted the people with dim prospects of deteriorating health.
- He won't argue if you tell him the company's prospects are dim either.
- Derrick wanted to say something, anything to make the situation look a little less dim, but he couldn't find the words.
- You just have to fight with everything you have, with no illusions about your dim hopes.
- It would have empowered me to be clueless too, instead of my holding on to the dim hope that things might work out.
- Local homeowners are resisting the attempts by the city to condemn their land, but their prospects are dim.
- I cherish the dim hope that they will grow the necessary spine between now and Thursday.
- By the end of the nineteenth century, North America's indigenous wild turkey had dim prospects of survival.
- He wasn't going to undersell himself again to a team with such dim prospects.
1.4(of eyesight)his eyesight is growing dim — le está fallando la vista
- eyes dim with tears — ojos nublados / empañados por las lágrimas
- When she stood back up, the blood rushed around her brain and made her eyes go dim for a moment.
- ‘My eyes are dim, I cannot see, I have not brought my specs with me, I have not brought my specs with me’.
- He thought of her, and the idea that anything could come between them made his eyes dim with tears.
- Her chestnut eyes were dim with sleepiness as they came in contact with his live blue ones.
- Confronted with death, the eye blinks, opens wide, or grows dim.
2informal(stupid)corto (de luces) informaltonto informal
1(lights) atenuarto dim one's headlights — bajar las luces
2(eyesight) ir debilitando(memory) ir borrando(spirits) hacer perder(spirits) empañar literarytears dimmed her eyes — las lágrimas le nublaron / le empañaron los ojos
1(lessen in brightness)(light) irse atenuando
2(memory) irse borrando(sight) irse debilitando
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