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(component part)elemento masculineit may be an element in her decision — puede que haya sido un elemento / factor que influyera en su decisión
- the element of surprise — el factor sorpresa
- But it was also the subject of prosecutions under orthodox 19th century criminal law, all the elements of which survive.
- IIB Bank chief economist Austin Hughes also sees good news in the survey for retailers when all the elements of the survey are taken together.
- Combining all the elements of this site, this bit of the site is updated frequently - check back often (you never know what you might find).
- But the panic his paper launched has all the elements of a classic modern health scare.
- ‘Blood Wedding’ by Frederico Lorca possesses all the elements of a typical Spanish tragedy.
- All the elements of a good dark comedy are here: a murder, a dysfunctional family, someone in a clown suit and so on - but they should be tweaked further.
- It is argued that if resources, real resources, are made available to implement all the elements of the act, then it could make a real impact.
- Here we cannot examine all the elements of the Banking Act of 1944 and the White Paper on Full Employment but some elements were crucial.
- It's all the elements of national power that are at our disposal.
- You see all the elements of specifically American self-confidence in Star Trek, too.
- The story of ‘The Odyssey’ has all the elements of a long running Hollywood mini-series.
- They have all the elements of a gripping yarn: good guys, bad guys, double-crossing, starlets, money and power.
- It doesn't cover all the elements of an immigration policy you need.
- It does have an obligation to understand all the elements of social dislocation but it is only one player in identifying solutions.
- It has far more structured pieces with all the elements of classical music, hard rock, ethnic, folk, and modern dance all mixed together.
- It has all the elements of tragedy yet avoids being a tragedy.
- All the elements of the theatrical cycle of tragedy are there: over-vaulting ambition, blindness to reality, a hard, harsh landing.
- This had all the elements of the perfect stunt, and sales soared… except that there really was a car crash - although luckily no one was too badly hurt.
- There are all the elements of dance and theatre combined with the visceral thrill of watching metal meet metal again and again until, finally, metal meets actor.
- His life has all the elements of the American Dream.
1.2(small amount)an element of chance/doubt/sarcasm — algo de suerte/duda/sarcasmo
- there's an element of truth in what he says — hay algo de verdad en lo que dice
1.3(distinct group of people)elemento masculinegrupo masculinelawless/extremist elements in society — elementos rebeldes/extremistas de la sociedad masculine
- I find it plausible that the IRA or some rogue elements within the IRA may have been involved.
- While some of these criticisms may be true for the most conservative elements of the Church, most of them have been invalid since the Council of Trent.
- They pleaded to other religious leaders to handle correctly the extremist elements within their own religious movements.
- If so, whether it was official French sources or rogue elements within France who did so also is unclear.
- The issue has divided elements of the United Methodist Church, which sponsors more Scout troops than any other organization.
- There are also plenty of priests who, themselves, want to see the bad elements within the Church excised.
- He has no doubt elements within British intelligence were involved in the plot that killed 33 people.
- I don't rule out that some rogue elements within, say, one unit might misbehave, but that does not make it at all a policy.
- Is their intent any less racist or repulsive than the extremist elements within Zionism?
- There has even been speculation that some rogue elements within the British Army tried to sabotage Stevens' light aircraft last year.
- Instead, the president and key elements within the Republican Party have sought to redefine the debate over foreign aid.
- You're going to have Gore over and over again trying to associate Bush with the rightist right wing elements of his party.
- There is an identification of the church of Antioch with those liberal elements present in the contemporaneous Church of England.
- Then there are those who say he may be being protected by rogue elements within Pakistan's security forces.
- Such benefits aside, however, elements of the church have taken aim at several Fox programs.
- Although she did not join any particular party grouping, she generally supported the most right-wing elements within the conservatives.
- I do not understand why elements of the Christian church have this agenda to destroy people's lives and happiness, but it does not feel like a Christian attitude to me.
- Muslim leaders in Britain agree that there are extremist elements within their communities but they disagree on how to tackle them.
- Pro-business elements within the Liberal Party have groomed Brogden as a future state leader since his early 20s.
- The acknowledgement that there are rogue elements within Sinn Féin is in itself significant.
1.4elements plural(rudiments)the basic elements of self-defense — los principios elementales de la defensa personal
- we have the elements of an agreement/a solution — tenemos las bases de un acuerdo/una solución
- In 1934 Fermi reported the possibility that the atomic number of the element may be greater than 92.
- The nucleus of the lightest element, hydrogen, consists of a single proton.
- The way you infer that a star is old is by measuring the amount of heavy elements in the star.
- Why are there usually more neutrons than protons in a heavy element?
- He called atoms of the second group isotopes, atoms of the same element with different atomic weights.
- First, the oxidation state of any atom in an uncombined element is equal to zero.
- Because of the different number of elementary particles in the atom the element is an isotope.
- The samples are of particular interest to geologists because they contain large amounts of the element, osmium (Os).
- Through their studies of radioactive elements, they discovered nuclear fission.
- He postulated that all the atoms of the same element have the same atomic mass, while the atoms of a different element have a different atomic mass.
- They are most active in unstable elements of high atomic mass.
- Actinides are the elements above atomic number 89 and are usually radioactive.
- Some of the complex nuclei then either spit out or absorb the odd proton, making nuclei of other elements.
- The decay of neutrons into protons is essential for the existence of the element hydrogen, whose nucleus is a single proton.
- If you have looked at a periodic table you may have noticed that the atomic mass of an element is rarely an even number.
- Early in 1999 synthesis of the element with atomic number 114 was reported.
- However, if a proton is added to the hydrogen atom, a new element, helium is created.
- Whatever the element, the atoms are made of electrons, neutrons, and protons.
- In such a case, an element's atomic number and atomic mass should be about equal.
- They are atoms of the same element, so they have the same number of protons and electrons.
2.2(earth, air, fire, water)elemento masculinethe four elements — los cuatro elementos
- Within the ether all the other four gross elements are present (earth, water, fire and air) in a subtle form.
- Alchemists believed that matter was made up of a mixture of Aristotle's elements: fire, earth, water and air.
- Densely rendered layers of pastel, mud and paint are applied to surfaces with images referencing the elements of fire, water, air and earth.
- Hippocrates believed that the essence of matter was found in the four primary elements: Fire, Water, Air and Earth.
- It also shows the relative contributions of the four major elements (water, earth, air and fire).
- In healing I focus the energy using the elements: fire water, air and earth.
- As for us and our world, it consisted of the four elements, earth, air, fire, and water.
- The one thing that is true, and which you have obviously understood, is that each of the sun signs belongs to a particular element - fire, earth, air or water.
- To our ancestors, the ancient elements of earth, air, fire and water had profound significance.
- These classes will be structured thematically around the four elements of earth, air, fire and water.
- The elements of earth, water, air and fire would predominate in the respective masses, making them identifiable as such.
- In the old world they used to talk about the four elements: earth, air, fire and water.
- She looked like she was bending the elements: fire, water, earth, and air.
- It was a story he recognised could only be told in terms of the four fundamental elements: earth, air, fire, water.
- The most amazing thing about Smartville is that it's built in the shape of a cross, with each wing named after one of the four elements - air, earth, fire, water.
- Everything was made up of the four elements of earth, water, fire and air, and their linked qualities of cold, wet, hot and dry.
- I believe that there are four elements: earth, fire, water, and air.
- These numbered cards represent the elements of earth, air, fire and water, and usually deal with specific issues and courses of action.
- As a very rough guide, it is often true that people with suns in the same element (earth, water, air, fire) tend to get along more easily.
- She controlled the four master elements: Fire, Water, Earth and Air.
literary(weather)the elements — los elementos
- He then leaves the figures outside to be dried by the sun and wind, allowing the elements to intervene unpredictably in the artistic process.
- In the traditional theatre the space of separation should be open to the elements such as the wind and sunlight.
- Once more, the elements played a significant factor in this game, with Kerry again playing into the strong wind in the opening half.
- Palmer and his associates struggle through the elements wrapped in heavy furs, their breath freezing in the air.
- The cages, measuring two meters by two meters, were open to the elements, letting in rain and giving no protection against the hot sun.
- A woman walked resolutely through the elements, hunched within her worn, sopping cloak.
- Tom Crean's story, a testament of human fortitude against all the elements of Antartica is brought to life in this dramatic solo performance.
- In the meantime, they remain at the mercy of the elements, and on rainy days, their business suffers.
- The overlay is resistant to exposure to the elements, including high temperatures and freeze/thaw conditions.
- He is a fallen angel who can control the elements, mainly wind and ice.
- Congratulations to all the runners who braved the harsh elements rain, wind and cold running the Helphire Bath Half Marathon on Sunday, March 14.
- Life is still much the same: a constant battle against the elements, as wind and sleeting rain batter the coal-mining land to black slush and mud.
- I want to go out and brave the elements, feel the wind, rain, snow, sun, whatever's out there.
- During this time, he has learnt to respect the elements, and try to make them work in his favour.
- Despite the rain and wind a good number of people braved the elements and supported the sale.
- It lacks shelter, though, so the five-hour walk across it can be a battle against the elements in poor weather.
- The bloom's beauty and discreet fragrance were highly regarded, as were its protective qualities against the elements.
- High on the chalk Downs there was no escape from the elements and within seconds ladies wearing light Summer clothing were thoroughly soaked.
- In the first part of the second half both sides had to defy the elements of wind and rain storms.
- One thing that Stearns can't control is the elements, namely the wind.
4(preferred environment)elemento masculinepolitics/the outdoors is her natural element — la política/la vida al aire libre es lo suyo / es su elemento
- But once Jeanette took to the open road, she was in her element.
- She was in her element and it quickly became apparent she had abilities that were invaluable in pressing for improvements for the people.
- According to the publican, the pub business was a highly lucrative trade at that time and Chris was in his element behind his popular bar.
- He used to sit in the pub in Greek Street, next to our office, surrounded by admirers, and he was in his element.
- Ryan was in his element, making yards with his low driving style, and with the rest of the pack adding their contributions further scores were bound to come.
- Feisty and fizzing with energy, the 40 year-old multi-millionaire was in his element, playing the fool for a BBC film crew following his every move.
- And as such I was in my element at this big screen version of the 70s crime buster series.
- Any place where politics were discussed, Gerald was in his element.
- And when it came to the children themselves, she was in her element.
- ‘There were 200 people around him and a helicopter overhead, and we felt he was in his element,’ he said.
- After the storm, the quiet man was in his element.
- Larkham was in his element in his country's victory over Romania as he constantly probed for breaks against a brittle defence.
- The dynamic lass is in her element working at the airport as part of her third year of a four-year engineering apprenticeship with Stockport Engineering Training Centre.
- The man couldn't be offensive even if he tried and once the conversation centred around greyhounds and horses the genial Caseyville man was in his element.
- I do believe he was in his element last night as a country singer, but his performance just really annoyed me.
- The latter was one of her best pictures, and she was in her element as a fastidious, slightly cruel and watchful woman, trying to keep control of life.
- Even so, Mr Galloway was in his element, playing the role he relishes the most: the little guy squaring up for a fight with the establishment.
- During the initial question time, Worth was in his element.
- As a self confessed car nut I was in my element examining pictures of Formula 1 cars and drivers, rally cars, scale models, trucks and bikes.
- And he was in his element in the amusements, gambling away his pocket money on the slot machines and cascades.
5(of kettle, heater)resistencia feminineelemento masculine Southern Cone
- The heating element had a significant amount of white hard water deposits built up on it.
- The recovered wings all show twin pneumatic lines as well as electric lines for the heater element going out to the pilot tube.
- The spokesman said preliminary investigations showed that overheated wires in a heater element, and an overloaded thermostat, may have been the cause.
- Spray 3 to 4 squirts of water on floor or sides of oven, taking care not to spray near heating element or lightbulb, then quickly close door.
- Heating elements open and close by activating the electrical foot switch.
- There are many electrical resistance alloys used for resistance heating elements.
- It your water heater has an electrical element, electrically disconnect the heater before you drain it.
- The local heaters pass the air over a resistive heating element to heat the air.
- An electric-resistance water heater has electric heating elements submerged in a storage tank.
- The plate is placed on a large, flat ceramic bed that has integral electric heating elements.
- Cold water travels through a pipe into the unit, and either a gas burner or an electric element heats the water only when needed.
- The heating element includes heating segments connected together in an electric circuit.
- They can - and will need to be - repaired over and over, mostly replacing the wire heating element and thermostat.
- Using a damp cloth and plastic scouring pad, wipe the inside of the oven cavity and heating elements removing any food residue or grease.
6elements pluralReligionthe elements — las especies eucarísticas / sacramentales
- It is a sacred meal in which the minister consecrates the elements by asking God to set them apart from their normal and common uses.
- Spreading the gifts they bring on the table, the deacon leads their acclamations and distributes the consecrated elements.
- The non-divine, but human-made Eucharistic elements of bread and wine can affect only the material body.
- This spiritual authority is often signified by the bodily gestures of the priest while he or she is consecrating the elements while presiding at the Eucharist.
- Both the consecrated elements and the church simply are the body of Christ.
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