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(not difficult)(victory/task) fácilit's an easy problem to solve — es un problema fácil de resolver
- you aren't making this very easy for me — no me lo estás poniendo muy fácil
- that's easy for you to say — se dice muy fácil
- I'm easy to please — soy fácil de contentar
- she's easy to get along with — es de trato fácil
- [ S ]Spanish made easy — Español sin esfuerzo
- But it is surprisingly easy to forget what you spend in a day.
- It is easy to tell who is really serious about the profession.
- Reivin was dodging using very little effort, as if this was all far too easy for him.
- It will not be easy for Lin to achieve his aim, but setbacks just seem to spur him on.
- However, working in the film industry is no easy task, confesses Rocky.
- That seems to be the easy way out - and just what many of the far right would like to see happen.
- Usually, I find it fairly easy to find a representative sample of a photographer's work.
- The pages will be ordered by category to allow easy access by the user.
- He said it was easy for politicians to make spending promises but more difficult to find the money.
- The upper half of the deck is placed within easy reach of all players.
- The recovery environment will boot and present a menu system that is fairly easy to navigate.
- We found this unit relatively easy to use.
- The real difficulty is that it's very easy for someone to mess up these predictions.
- With so many people to choose from, booking several dates in a short amount of time is easy.
- I encountered no glitches in my testing, and found it fairly easy to use.
- Capturing and holding the attention of a classroom for an entire lecture period is no easy task.
- We hear a lot about how it has become too easy to get into university these days.
- Butterflies are attracted to brightly colored, sweet-smelling flowers that allow them easy access.
- While finding a partner or date is hard, maintaining the relationship should be easy.
- It's easy to see why the candidates are so eager talk about anything other than marriage.
1.2(target/victim) fácilhe was easy game / (British) meat for a woman like her — era fácil presa para una mujer como ella
- During WWII, neon was ordered off, for fear it would make easy bombing targets.
- So often the local authorities are an easy target for criticism, sometimes unfair and unjustified.
- I look like easy pickings for the local bullies, but I'm not.
- Everyone who has played them has regarded them as an easy target.
- I know as I've done it in other big games on the world stage, but referees always have been, and always will be, easy targets.
- It is this false sense of security that makes them such easy targets.
- Police had also warned candidates not to extend election meetings late into the night as it would make them easy targets for assassins.
- Orkney has become a possible easy target for smugglers because of the lack of permanent Customs cover in the islands
- It is an easy point of criticism Larry, but the problem with family violence is the hidden nature of it.
- Being slow does make them easy targets and one RAAF aircraft has come under attack in Baghdad.
- Part of the reason is that the lunch programs are an easy target for political special interests.
- His step mum believes his condition could make him an easy target.
- Mr Weston, a lifelong biker, said: " Bikers are easy pickings.
- They concluded that the generators would be an easy target for a terrorist attack of enormous consequence.
- The stretch of 62 kilometers of the outer ring road has been a haunt for criminals who find easy targets.
- It is thought that the attacker preyed on him because he thought he was an easy target.
- Thanks to harassed arts writers looking for easy targets, mime traditionally gets a bit of a kicking at the festival.
- Pedigree dogs worth hundreds of pounds are being seen as an easy target by criminals who sell them on at bargain prices to new owners.
- You searched for premises which were comparatively easy targets.
- He's an easy target and they all laid into him with predictable criticism for being out of touch and old fashioned.
1.3(by a large margin)she was an easy winner — ganó sin problemas
2.1(undemanding)(life) fácil(life) desahogadoat an easy pace — sin prisas / con tranquilidad
- easy terms — facilidades de pago
- our prices are easy on your pocket — nuestros precios le van bien a su bolsillo
- It hasn't been an easy day for the governors, so great to see you here.
- Fourteen is not an easy age and getting your children into the right frame of mind for these tests can be difficult.
- And things aren't always easy for famous people like my dad.
- The second day we had an easy day to let us get accustomed to the eight hour time difference.
- Now that competition has been introduced into the tertiary system, the easy days are over.
- It won't be an easy summer for Ridsdale, but unlike the next manager, he can be sure he'll be there this time next year.
- Those first few years weren't easy, but I kept the club up in difficult circumstances.
- We found ourselves standing on a threshold one easy summer evening, looking at the stars.
- Bristol is an easy weekend trip from Scotland, and city-centre hotels at the right price do not come much better than this one.
- It has not been an easy year and can only be described as a ‘roller coaster’ of emotion.
- These are not easy days, for sitting shiva is emotionally and physically draining.
- The rally was a new event for everyone and it's not been an easy weekend.
- Monaco is a special race on the Formula One calendar and Schumacher does not expect an easy weekend ahead.
- Life has not always been easy for the 41-year-old, who was born in Bolton but grew up in Edinburgh.
- He looked set for an easy season after early domination, but a slump in his form mid-season made a race of it.
- Law is not expecting an easy season, though, despite Lancashire's drop in status.
- He swears life was easy until he headed out into the world to make it by just being himself.
- The house in the suburbs, the sense of life being easy and calm, it was a little dull but fulfilling.
- Mr Heavens said it had not been an easy year from that point of view.
- In many ways, life is too easy for those American developers.
2.2(not painful)my throat feels much easier now — me duele mucho menos la garganta ahora
- my conscience is easy — tengo la conciencia tranquila
2.3(unconstrained)(movement/manners) natural(manners/movement) no forzadothey chatted with easy familiarity — charlaron con espontaneidad
- we were on easy terms with them — estábamos en confianza con ellos
- There are kids riding horses and dogs chasing sticks yet we're all easy like Sunday morning.
- He is so easy with it that like a general who has always won battles, he has won loud applause from the audience after each show.
- I'm easy, either way, just so long as we don't have to go back and live in Wales again.
3.1(lenient)(marker/boss) poco exigente(boss/marker) poco severo(marker/boss) indulgente(boss/marker) barco Mexico informalto be easy on sb — ser poco exigente / severo con algn
3.2slang (sexually available)fácilshe's easy — es una chica fácil
- I think I'm funny, smart, attractive, vivacious; does that mean guys automatically think I'm easy?
- I can't believe how harsh some people are about me trying to get it on with Daniel just because I'd had a little too much to drink doesn't mean that I'm easy.
- Yet she wasn't easy like some of the girls hanging out around Soho at that time.
- Just ‘cause I'm pregnant doesn't mean I'm easy!’
- He must think I'm such a slut, that I'm easy white trash.
- They thought she was easy, that they could buy her a drink and then get into her pants at the end of the night.
- Nobody is going to think you're easy, in fact they will probably think you are sensible and cautious.
3.3British informal (without strong opinion)I'm easy — me da igual / lo mismo
4Financecopper prices are easier today — hoy han cedido ligeramente los precios del cobre
1(without difficulty)languages come easy to him — tiene facilidad para los idiomas
- such skill doesn't come easy — esa habilidad no se adquiere así nomás
2.1(slowly, calmly)despaciocon calmaeasy now, don't rush it — despacito / con calma / tranquilo, no te apresures
- He found the looking glass easy enough, though why it was intact he couldn't say.
- We were playing basketball just dribbling it easy along the graffiti lot.
- It was the first time she ever gave me a real compliment, and I was surprised how easy it came to her lips.
2.2(sparingly)go easy on / with the sugar, we don't have much left — no te pases con el azúcar, que queda poco informal
- go easy on the eye shadow — que no se te vaya la mano con la sombra de ojos
3BritishMilitarystand easy! — ¡en descanso!
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