In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(person) disfrazar(voice) cambiarto disguise oneself — disfrazarse
- to disguise oneself as sth — disfrazarse de algo
- disguised as a priest — disfrazado de cura
- The magician disguised himself as a friendly merchant and paid the King and his family a visit.
- What began as a cheap and easy way to disguise the taste of alcohol in prohibition America quickly became the drink of choice for the privileged fast set of the 1920s.
- When we do see him eat out it is often at a Mexican take-out, where quantities of hot sauce disguise the taste.
- She disguised herself as a peasant boy and romped in the marketplace, darting between the steam drums and the soup kettles.
- A few years back baseball caps were used to disguise someone's appearance.
- He enlisted the help of a druidess, and disguised himself as a woman.
- She disguised her voice to make it sound deeper and manlier, and with the wrap covering her mouth, it made it sound even more muffled.
- Operators must not camouflage or disguise the cameras in a way that could lead to a public perception of ‘sly operations’.
- When she was younger, she had disguised herself as a boy to learn weaponry, and now she was skilled in using a short sword and a buckler.
- ‘I could teach you to play the guitar,’ I said, unable to disguise the eager tone in my voice.
- Various coatings were devised to disguise any bitter or unpleasant taste, gold and silver being particularly valued.
- The enigmatic Duke then disguises himself as a priest in order to observe the events.
- The first wax to be used was animal fat which was boiled and strained till it turned to tallow and then had scents added to it to disguise the smell.
- She is supposed to have disguised herself as a pauper for a young priest who, out of charity, took her to an inn to feed her.
- It can make sweet things sweeter, it can disguise unpleasant tastes and smells and it is the most versatile food ingredient known to man.
- In order to reach the river, they'd disguised themselves as servants.
- I disguised myself as a wizard, wearing a long cloak and holding a staff.
- With her true identity safely disguised Liz began to play openly in the store.
- Even the radio commentators had a hard time disguising their reviews to appear fair.
- A simple and effective form of disguising a voice is whispering.
- This is why she has taken no money, and disguised herself as a working-class woman.
- A handful of women disguised themselves as men and fought alongside male soldiers in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
- The bootleg alcohol that was produced then, often called gut-rot, tasted so vile that the bartenders learned to mix the alcohol with fruit juices to disguise the taste.
- During the Civil War in America, unknown numbers of females disguised themselves as male soldiers.
- He dressed up, disguising himself as a youth and joined them.
- Police in turn disguised themselves as tourists, secretly videoing visitors as they moved round the exhibition site.
- A tincture is easier for children to take and it can be added to a little juice to disguise the taste.
- Once on the skin it creates a light-reflecting surface which disguises a grey complexion.
- He said rebels had disguised themselves as traders attending the weekend market.
- He disguised himself as a beggar and asked the opinions of some of the people in his city.
- I bet there aren't many children who eat fish that isn't wrapped in batter and swamped in ketchup to disguise the fishy taste.
- ‘Great outfit,’ Joey said disguising his voice with scratchy sounds.
- This would have disguised the smell from dogs used by customs officials to check for drugs.
- The danger lies in alcopops, which are flavoured with things like cranberry or orange to disguise the taste of vodka.
- Culinary historians are divided over the use of sauces and marinades, but the conventional theory is that they were used to disguise the taste of ingredients past their primes.
- He asked that we disguise his voice and face, afraid of retribution by those who run the criminal enterprise.
- Kathleen disguised herself as a man by having her long hair hidden beneath a cap and traveling dressed as a man.
- In 1671 he and Maria disguised themselves as a parson and his wife. They visited the keeper of the jewels and Maria pretended to faint to cause a distraction.
- When he decided to develop a navy, he disguised himself as a carpenter so that he might learn at first hand how ships should be built.
- She didn't bother disguising her voice, for she was beyond caring.
2(conceal)(incompetence/mistake) ocultar(disapproval/contempt/pleasure) disimularthere is no disguising the fact that … — no se puede ocultar el hecho de que …
- The judges make no effort to disguise their boredom.
- She made no effort to disguise her contempt for them.
- He made no effort to disguise his annoyance.
- Harry disguises the latent homosexual feelings he has for his best friend Ron, by having a string of one night stands with besotted girls in the year below him.
- John, though unable to disguise the pleasure he had derived from his overall performance against the Barbarians, was the first to point out that he had been some way from flawless.
- Denying that or disguising that or hiding that love is very, very injurious to human beings.
- I didn't make an effort to disguise my emotions or hide my tears, which were slowly beginning to fall.
- Ronnie jumped in eagerly, almost clasping her hands in poorly disguised relief.
- The police made no more than a token effort to disguise their enthusiasm for the militia cause.
- Feeling slightly humiliated, Anna folded her arms, sat back in her chair and pouted, making no effort to disguise her anger toward his put-down.
- She joked about their religious frame of reference but could not disguise her deep cultural pride.
- It disguised her feelings, her hopes, her wishes… but spilled them into words.
- Elizabeth was always good at disguising her feelings and keeping herself under control.
- In this battle of minds the most urgent task is to throw a spotlight on an organisation which has, for too long, been able to disguise its true totalitarian nature.
- But his assurances do not disguise his very real fears.
- They didn't disguise any of their contempt for the ‘pathetic old bankrupt’ they considered him to be.
- It's very easy to tell a fun story which disguised my feelings about the most painful moment in my life.
- To describe its findings as a whitewash would be uncharitable to previous whitewashes, which at least made some effort to disguise their intent.
- This blitz of ads sells superficial cosmetics as a mask to disguise the glaring self-deficiency felt by most people today.
- He sat mute next to James, who also made no effort to disguise his own bad mood.
1disfraz masculinein disguise — disfrazado
- in the disguise of a priest — disfrazado de cura
- Even last October I thought nothing of travelling, illegally and in disguise, high up into the Khyber Pass.
- Whoever said anything about being in disguise?
- They have just finished their 12-year exile in the forest after losing the game of dice and are about to enter the phase of having to live in disguise.
- ‘Regardless of his status in politics, Roger never came to the club in disguise,’ he recalls.
- He lived with a woman called Macy and travelled widely through Europe, returning to Ireland only on rare occasions, always in disguise.
- Merlin appears not only as a sorcerer and a wise man but also as a trickster. Constantly, he appears before Arthur in disguise, as a child, a beggar, an old peasant.
- One day it was an FBI agent in disguise, then the next we had a KGB double agent called Boris, would you believe.
- King Richard also makes an appearance at the tournament, dressed in disguise.
- The titular hero does not appear in propria persona to take a prominent part in the action until late in the novel, though he appears in disguise earlier.
- So you'll be in disguise, with a fake name and identity.
- He has a secret weapon for cow rustling, then when the farms go broke he appears in disguise with a bagload of cash.
- You may have seen the computer-enhanced pictures the police released which allegedly show what she might look if she was in disguise.
- My understanding was that these reporters concealed their identities and they went in disguise.
- Next morning he left secretly and, in disguise, appeared at Vendome, for he had been negotiating to marry the duke's daughter.
- Was the supermodel in fact the mysterious architect in disguise, or was this just another trick?
- When he wasn't in disguise, he wore silk pajamas.
- According to unconfirmed reports, militants in disguise opened fire and detonated an explosive device.
- He came in disguise, with a fake name, because he knew ‘Prince Charming’ was too obvious.
- I would never want to be like certain people, who change the way they dress, go out in disguise, wear a big floppy hat and dark shades.
- He told The Times newspaper that ‘living in disguise as a politician in the modern world simply isn't an option’.
- And from the storm that swirled a formal nakedness took shape, the truth of disguise and the mask of belief were joined forever.
- And it is crucial to see that the image of his humanity is not a disguise covering the truer reality of his divinity.
- The use of religious language, as an expression of a religiously grounded culture, was not a disguise of pre-existing intentions.
- I have communicated to him without disguise. Candor is an important character trait in the novel.
- Scarlet's childish behavior was only a disguise; her true self was a woman of virtue, courage, honor, and determination.
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