In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(just)(decision/person) justo(decision/person) imparcial(contest/fight/election) limpioshe was never given a fair chance — nunca le dieron una oportunidad como es debido
- it's not fair! — ¡no hay derecho!
- I feel it's only fair to warn you — me parece justo advertirte
- to be fair on / to sb
- it's not fair to her to expect her to do it — no es justo pretender que lo haga ella
- that wouldn't be fair on the others — eso no sería justo (para) con los demás
- but to be fair one has to recognize that … — pero en honor a la verdad uno tiene que reconocer que …
- be fair (to him) — no seas injusto (con él)
- The role of government is to provide everyone with a fair chance to pursue success.
- Free and fair elections also include a well-informed electorate.
- The judges said they found the commission's decision to be fair and reasonable.
- It is impossible, with the best of wills to conduct free and fair elections under occupation with a war of attrition taking place between rebels and occupiers.
- It is also just fair to agree that Government has provided a free atmosphere that has laid a good groundwork to a free and fair election.
- She said she wanted to be fair but also avoid litigation.
- He said the company's internal disciplinary hearings procedure have been found by the Labour Court to be fair and proper.
- In addition, they should continue calls for a political settlement that reflects the results of the free and fair elections held in 1990.
- Lawyers will claim that the system is so corrupt that it breaches obligations under the European convention on human rights to hold free and fair elections.
- But how do you have free and fair elections under an occupation, under a foreign occupation?
- He won the first free and fair election in the country's history with 67 percent of the vote.
- They would need to be fair and reasonable, and the fees would need to provide the board with adequate funding.
- She deserves a fair hearing judged upon her own merits, capacities and contributions.
- Demand for the service is growing fast - although, to be fair, not all brands would find the medium suitable.
- It is good to see that once more, our courtrooms will return to normalcy, discharging justice to the nation in a free and fair manner.
- To be fair, there is a practical reason for placing the sketch at the end.
- To be fair, civilians often underestimate the stress that military service places on one's personal life.
- The EC announced elections to be held now on December 10 after it was satisfied that now free and fair elections can be held.
- To be fair, Stork's reasoning has a certain justification.
- The parliamentary election last May was recognized as generally fair by international observers.
- Everyone has the means to gain knowledge of the law, which in turn makes legal systems more fair.
- Was this a free and fair election to the best of your information?
- Perhaps it is true that scientific opinion polls are inappropriate for a society that has never known free and fair elections before.
- They will give the judge a scrupulously fair trial.
- I have tried to be fair, reasonable and upfront with information.
- Now to be fair to therapists, I don't know whether my therapist Linda was a bad one, or if she was just fine and just not the right one for me.
- To be fair, Lloyd-Jones certainly recognised that there was merit in such a procedure.
- It's a very, very difficult task to setup a democratic and free and fair society out of the ashes of that dictatorship.
- To be fair, the reason for the outage is likely to have been something beyond their control.
- I have generally found the vast majority to be fair and reasonable, and far from hostile.
- In determining wages, salaries and perks, especially in a time of plenty, Government must not only be fair, but it must be seen to be fair.
- So we thought it would be eminently fair to compare the performance of the two drives.
- The law governing shoppers' rights requires consumers to be fair and reasonable in their expectations.
- However, he wants to be fair to you and for that reason wishes to set up a mechanism whereby repayment of your investment can be effected.
- ‘This shows that left alone, they can conduct free and fair elections,’ said Odinga.
- There are a set of rules that the Congress and the department have worked out over years that are assumed to be fair and reasonable.
- Free and fair elections look a near impossibility.
- To be fair, we did get some halfway reasonable coverage afterwards.
- It has no independent political parties, no free and fair elections, and no independent news media.
2.1(blonde)(hair/person) rubio(person/hair) güero Mexico(person/hair) mono Colombia(person/hair) catire Venezuela
- For blondes, chamomile can lighten fair hair when used as a rinse.
- Her hair was fair, and lay in a knot of yellow behind her head.
- He is described as being medium build with a fair complexion and light brown hair.
- Glancing up she quickly scanned the merry faces, looking for one with light skin and fair hair.
- All I can make out is that she has black hair and eyes, a fair complexion, and a very bad temper.
- The suspect is said to be in his 50s, has a light complexion and fair hair and weighs about 185 pounds.
- He was short and thin, with fair hair and a light sprinkle of freckles on his nose.
- Jessica is tanned and has shoulder-length brown hair while Holly is fair and has blonde hair.
- She was fair, had long hair and had all the makings of a performer.
- The fair women seem to have a layer of light hiding beneath their skin.
- At Singhpora, as I sat in the booth, a tall, fair young man entered, got himself ink-marked but begged not to be forced to vote.
- The morning sunlight cast golden shades on her father's fair hair, picking out the silvering strands.
- More procedures may be required for advanced baldness or for individuals with very dark hair and fair complexion.
- The darker your skin, the more likely you are to see changes; if you're very fair or have red hair you may not notice any at all.
- His short black hair matched the jacket and provided a contrast to his fair complexion.
- Among them was a young princess, Lavena, the fair daughter of King Edward Longshanks.
- She had long blonde hair and fair skin that looked as if it had never been in the sun.
- The second person, a female with long blonde hair and fair skin, walked up to the middle podium.
- He was a skinny, fair boy with hair as light as sunshine and eyes as blue as the sky itself.
- He was distracted momentarily by the way the light played off her fair skin and golden hair.
- Berry shades for example suit olive skins, while reds with pinkish undertones work best on those with fair complexions and fair hair.
- She had waist length brown hair, with hazel eyes, high cheekbones and a fair complexion.
- Coren pointed to the tallest guy, who had very fair skin, platinum blonde hair, and very dark black eyes.
- The male is white, in his 20s, 5ft 4in tall, with fair hair and a pale complexion.
- She was pretty, with blonde hair and fair skin, but her eyes seemed distant, if worried.
- Morgan and Basil were both under the light, their fair hair standing out like beacons in a fog.
- Finally, bold colors tend to be unflattering on men with fair hair and light skin.
2.2(of skin)(person/complexion) blanco
3literary(beautiful)(maiden/lady) hermoso(lady/maiden) bello
- Titania was stunned by the fair words that graced the paper, but she couldn't for the life of her figure out who wrote it.
- Tall, beautiful, fair, his appearance was greeted with a low hum of admiration and anxiety.
- It gave a beautiful song in its fair voice, but in the middle of its song, it suddenly stopped.
- After a month of fair words Artois came away in April 1793 with a jewelled sword inscribed With God, for the King but no more tangible support.
- Its silver reflection lay delicately on the calm, deep blue water, like the shimmering gown of a fair lady.
- Always one of the festival's more popular events, people can catch up with all the fair ladies at the various events over the coming days.
- Elves were once known, even by humans, to be a fair and beautiful race of species.
4.1(quite good)we have a fair chance of winning — tenemos bastantes posibilidades de ganar
- I don't know for sure, but I can give you a fair idea — no estoy seguro pero te puedo dar una idea bastante aproximada
- his work is fair — su trabajo es pasable / aceptable
- she made a fair attempt at the last question — hizo un esfuerzo bastante razonable en la última pregunta
- doctors say her condition is fair — los médicos opinan que su estado es satisfactorio
4.2informal (considerable)(number/speed/amount) buenoit's still a fair climb to the top — todavía nos queda una buena subida hasta la cima
- it's a fair journey — hay un buen trecho
- The big peat shed still has a fair amount of peat and a good bit of other rubbish in it including an old moped!
- Obviously, that would have taken a fair bit of time and a lot of consideration.
- One room looked a bit like ballroom only much smaller - a fair amount of faux glitz on the walls, a decent amount of light and a trestle-tabled bar on one wall.
- He is giving the matter a fair amount of considerable and is at that ‘in between’ situation at the moment.
- I get a fair amount of spam that is clearly illegal already under the rules governing fraud.
- As one who's had to read a fair number of toddler books over the past years, I'll always have a soft spot for this one.
- I wrote quite a bit, and I took a fair amount of pictures, some of which I've shown, and some of which have been published in different places.
- She looked up at him, seeing as he was a fair amount taller than her, and smirked a bit.
- Alissa's dad thinks that's a fair amount that will teach her to be a bit more careful.
- The good news is that with a little bit of cash, a lot of imagination and a fair amount of hard work you can transform your bathroom into a room of which you can be proud.
- There is a fair amount of speckling, a bit of debris, and some grain in evidence, but no edge effects.
- To get a solid image, it's important to have a fair amount of paint on the stamp.
- ‘We did a fair amount of walking and I really noticed the difference in my fitness,’ he says.
- Colors are a bit faded, the image is a bit soft, and there is a fair amount of grain from the source elements.
- Tracking down other dead notables often took a fair amount of detective work.
- I did it very quickly, though I'd given a fair amount of consideration to each award in the recent weeks.
- That's when somebody noticed that Bayer was getting a fair amount of mention in the national press, albeit in the sports pages.
- They performed a few jumps, flips and a fair amount of swimming, just visible to the naked eye.
- A little bit of a friendly debate went on for a fair amount of time.
- As a student, I did a fair amount of acting with the university dramatic society.
5.1(of weather)we'll go if it's fair — iremos si hace buen tiempo
- You can forget all the cliches about fair weather and sunny days ahead for the founders of Intrallect.
- During fair weather they frequently roost in hardwood knolls and the edges of hillside benches.
- For that matter even on fair weather days it is hard to safely occupy two small children.
- It's not like I'm a fair weather fan whose team is losing so she gives up.
- York's tour buses trundle around their circuit come fair weather or foul.
- If the weather is fair, she sits outside, often with her legs dangling over the precipice, the spyglass propped between her knees.
- Time is precious as olives can only harvest in fair weather, so everybody is allocated a job.
- The sun is out and the fair weather bench-lunchers come out from out of their rocks.
- Only fair weather and a buggy could tempt me, and, if a little food was involved, I think I could find a round of golf quite agreeable.
- The work was said to be subject to fair weather conditions, in which case it would be carried out as soon as possible.
- In fair weather, she could quite happily sit for hours amongst her flowers.
- Perhaps it's the fair weather and calm conditions which had undermined the Scottish contingent's tilt at the title.
- After all, the months of May to August have a reasonable chance of being fair.
- As the work progressed, Marsh stalked its perimeter in fair weather or surveyed the site from the comfort of a warm room when it was raining or snowing.
- With fair weather, members of the public attending were able to sample and buy produce grown by the allotment tenants.
- As much as night can seem black and choking in an isolated room up high, it was almost non-existent when the weather was fair.
- Johan Stander, a weather forecaster at the Cape Town weather office, said fair weather was expected until Thursday.
- Conversely, road rage is most likely to occur on Friday afternoons, in peak travel times and in fair weather.
- But Muriel, 65, always a keen walker, does not only step out in fair weather.
- She has been practising voraciously over the winter, and is determined to nail once and for all any accusation that she is a fair weather golfer.
(favorable)(wind/tide) a favorto be set fair to win — tener todas las de ganar
- The ship had caught a swift moving current and a fair breeze in her sail, carrying them towards the open seas at a ripping pace.
- I wish it fair wind and every success on its journey - the project and the people deserve it, Bishop Murphy said.
- All sides hope it can get a fair wind and bring an end to the stop-start episodes.
- Anecdotally, the former journalist and television presenter has a fair wind behind her.
- The fair wind shows the watchmen on the walls a black fleet coming up the river.
- May a fair wind ever find you and ease the burdens of your day.
- A fair wind and dry conditions led to some very good scoring at the unusually quiet Green Valley layout.
- However, for the most part, the acrimony was abandoned at the side of the road and business proceeded with a fair wind.
- My understanding is that with a fair wind behind him he may get a slightly bigger budget next time.
- Given a fair wind, some analysts believe the shares could make it to €12.
- As both relied on fair winds for their ocean travels, the bird was welcomed as a kindred spirit.
- Still, advance bookings are running high: Scots do tend to give new routes a fair wind.
- That's true even if the forecast is for sunny skies and fair winds.
- When it came to rounding up cattle, it was often said that you needed three things: a good man, a good horse and a fair wind.
- Such a fresh start might just be the fair wind and favourable sea for which I seem to be waiting.
- It was a beautiful evening, with fair winds, tranquility, a pleasant picture of a family and delicacies on the plate in front of me!
- There was a fair wind blowing now and the snow was starting to come down again.
- Inevitably, in these conditions, the impetus to politics, given a fair wind, was bound to grow.
1(impartially)(deal/play) limpio(deal/play) limpiamente
- I hate to put it that way, but in my book, you ought to go out there to play to win, but you ought to play fair, you have to play by the rules, and these are things you should learn as a kid.
- With his trusty horse Trigger, Rogers played the straight-shooting good guy who always fought fair - instead of killing the bad guys, he would shoot the gun out of their hands - and always lived to sing about it.
- As you may imagine she was fair delighted, and thought how pleased the King would be when he came home and found that his dearest wish had been fulfilled.
- I'm fair tuckered out with the excitement of it all.
1.1(market)feria femininecounty fair — feria rural feminine
- He expects this year's showcase to be affected by the weak dollar but predicts that sales at the fair will still match last year's levels.
- In the middle of last year I started making jam and selling it at car boot sales and craft fairs.
- He said: ‘Stan was a great person to be around and a wonderful organiser of our Christmas bazaars and May Day fairs.’
- As auctioneers we are acutely aware of the potential problem this autumn when the traditional sheep sales and fairs have been a major outlet for breeders and store lamb producers.
- The couple's complicated travel schedule takes in trade fairs and art sales around the world, while always keeping to the three-week rule.
- While kids love the brightly painted, simple toys, there's another segment of society who pore over internet sites, haunt garage sales and church fairs.
- Gather a well-stocked home library, perhaps through used-book stores, book fairs, and garage sales.
- For most people the periodic fairs and assemblies were the high spots of the year.
- The rules were probably suspended during the periodic fairs, some of which did impressive business.
- The business is so well-known now in Christchurch that the supply of books brought in keeps him very busy, without his going to seek them at fairs or garage sales.
- To stock the shop the sales team scoured trade fairs to choose a selection that is exciting and unusual.
- It will also include events in villages across Lancashire from rose queens, town crier competitions to plant sales and antique fairs.
- Having spent several years acquiring photographs from art fairs and auctions around the world, Bernard's collection features some of the most unforgettable shots of the past two centuries.
- There will be many fairs with street stalls selling all sorts of traditional as well as newer merchandise that will certainly help add to the clutter again.
- Personal snapshots from abandoned family albums turn up in all kinds of places, ‘from postcard fairs, to jumble sales, and dingy halls beside arterial roads,’ as he puts it.
- ‘I am always on the look out at car boot sales and at antiques fairs,’ she said.
- That said, there are quicker ways to enter the collectable toy market, namely through auctions, toy fairs and car-boot sales.
- Also, being showcased in the book fair guarantees big sales.
- There may well be a few more jumble sales and autumn fairs in Sheffield next year.
- Organisers have appealed for items to be donated for sale at the fair.
- The organisation markets these products through exhibitions and fairs at the local and national level, in association with other craft-based agencies.
1.2trade fairferia industrial feminineferia comercial feminineexposición industrial feminineexposición comercial feminineferia de muestras feminine Spainbook fair — feria del libro feminine
1.3(bazaar)feminine feriakermés feminine Mexico Southern Conebazar masculine Colombia
- The following weekend will see the procession on the Saturday before the crowds head for the Lawns to enjoy fairs, stalls and displays from local groups.
- These men descend from the era - long before radio and television, cinemas and telephones - when itinerant narrators brought news and entertainment to country fairs and village squares.
- It sounds good and if it does result in more properly-managed concerts, fairs, festivals and community events being staged in the city's parks it has to be good news.
- Most fairs provided entertainments but these remained only marginal until the major commercial changes of the 18th century.
- It was the culmination of a fun packed day with activities that included canal associated stalls, a craft fair, a pig roast and a display of canal craft.
- Many Marathas go to local festivals and fairs, and enjoy traditional folk entertainment.
- But for children who choose to spend their holidays in their hometowns, fairs and carnivals can be good entertainment.
- The street will then be set up as a street fair, with food stalls, entertainment booths, exhibitions, and cultural shows.
- Some of the attractions offered at fairs and amusement parks have always been dangerous.
- At higher levels, and with greater dexterity, stilts have been used as entertainment props since the fairs of the Middle Ages, and probably long before then.
- Infected children may be excluded by the local authority from school, and from public places of entertainment and assembly such as fairs, swimming pools, cinemas, and skating rinks.
- Initially, she performed at festivals and fairs, but while on a writing trip to New York City she was talent-spotted and signed to Arista Records by the label's new boss, L. A. Reid.
- The streets and bars were packed as visitors wandered amongst the stalls, fairs and entertainers on the streets of Killorglin.
- The scouts hosted an autumn fair, complete with stalls and children's entertainers at the Orbital Retail Park in North Swindon.
- Today, it is celebrated with street fairs, parties, picnics, and fireworks.
- Traditional entertainment may be part of religious fairs and festivals or provided by traveling bands of professional entertainers.
- Ulverston welcomes the annual spring fair to town as of Wednesday when all the usual rides, fun and laughter will fill The Gill.
- In villages, festivals and fairs are occasions for entertainment and relaxation.
- Like the original 1969 Woodstock music and arts fair, Willistock will be unforgettable.
- Organisers of fêtes, horse fairs and similar public functions sometimes set up temporary quoits pitches in this way for decades and such games are often referred to as Sward Quoits.
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