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)(person/decision) justo(person/decision) imparcial(fight/election/contest) limpioshe was never given a fair chance — nunca le dieron una oportunidad como es debido
- come on, now: fair's fair — vamos, seamos justos / lo justo es justo
- it's not fair! — ¡no hay derecho!
- I feel it's only fair to warn you — me parece justo advertirte
- by fair means or foul — por las buenas o por las malas
- fair enough — bueno, está bien
- he's come in for more than his fair share of criticism — le ha tocado recibir muchas críticas
- I've had my fair share of problems recently — ya he tenido bastantes problemas últimamente
- 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)
- fair and square
- he won fair and square — ganó en buena ley / con todas las de la ley
- I hit him fair and square on the nose — le di de lleno en la nariz
- all's fair in love and war — en el amor y en la guerra todo vale
- The parliamentary election last May was recognized as generally fair by international observers.
- He said the company's internal disciplinary hearings procedure have been found by the Labour Court to be fair and proper.
- So we thought it would be eminently fair to compare the performance of the two drives.
- Perhaps it is true that scientific opinion polls are inappropriate for a society that has never known free and fair elections before.
- 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.
- 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.
- They will give the judge a scrupulously fair trial.
- 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.
- 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.
- To be fair, we did get some halfway reasonable coverage afterwards.
- To be fair, there is a practical reason for placing the sketch at the end.
- 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.
- She deserves a fair hearing judged upon her own merits, capacities and contributions.
- 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.
- He won the first free and fair election in the country's history with 67 percent of the vote.
- To be fair, civilians often underestimate the stress that military service places on one's personal life.
- In addition, they should continue calls for a political settlement that reflects the results of the free and fair elections held in 1990.
- I have generally found the vast majority to be fair and reasonable, and far from hostile.
- I have tried to be fair, reasonable and upfront with information.
- But how do you have free and fair elections under an occupation, under a foreign occupation?
- To be fair, the reason for the outage is likely to have been something beyond their control.
- 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.
- Was this a free and fair election to the best of your information?
- It has no independent political parties, no free and fair elections, and no independent news media.
- Free and fair elections look a near impossibility.
- The judges said they found the commission's decision to be fair and reasonable.
- The law governing shoppers' rights requires consumers to be fair and reasonable in their expectations.
- To be fair, Stork's reasoning has a certain justification.
- 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.
- ‘This shows that left alone, they can conduct free and fair elections,’ said Odinga.
- Demand for the service is growing fast - although, to be fair, not all brands would find the medium suitable.
- To be fair, Lloyd-Jones certainly recognised that there was merit in such a procedure.
- They would need to be fair and reasonable, and the fees would need to provide the board with adequate funding.
- She said she wanted to be fair but also avoid litigation.
- Everyone has the means to gain knowledge of the law, which in turn makes legal systems more fair.
- It's a very, very difficult task to setup a democratic and free and fair society out of the ashes of that dictatorship.
- The EC announced elections to be held now on December 10 after it was satisfied that now free and fair elections can be held.
- 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.
2.1(blonde)(hair/person) rubio(person/hair) güero Mexico(hair/person) mono Colombia(person/hair) catire Venezuela
- Jessica is tanned and has shoulder-length brown hair while Holly is fair and has blonde hair.
- She had waist length brown hair, with hazel eyes, high cheekbones and a fair complexion.
- For blondes, chamomile can lighten fair hair when used as a rinse.
- Morgan and Basil were both under the light, their fair hair standing out like beacons in a fog.
- Coren pointed to the tallest guy, who had very fair skin, platinum blonde hair, and very dark black eyes.
- She was pretty, with blonde hair and fair skin, but her eyes seemed distant, if worried.
- Finally, bold colors tend to be unflattering on men with fair hair and light skin.
- The second person, a female with long blonde hair and fair skin, walked up to the middle podium.
- Berry shades for example suit olive skins, while reds with pinkish undertones work best on those with fair complexions and fair hair.
- He was a skinny, fair boy with hair as light as sunshine and eyes as blue as the sky itself.
- 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.
- She was fair, had long hair and had all the makings of a performer.
- The suspect is said to be in his 50s, has a light complexion and fair hair and weighs about 185 pounds.
- The male is white, in his 20s, 5ft 4in tall, with fair hair and a pale complexion.
- Among them was a young princess, Lavena, the fair daughter of King Edward Longshanks.
- The fair women seem to have a layer of light hiding beneath their skin.
- He was short and thin, with fair hair and a light sprinkle of freckles on his nose.
- His short black hair matched the jacket and provided a contrast to his fair complexion.
- She had long blonde hair and fair skin that looked as if it had never been in the sun.
- 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.
- He is described as being medium build with a fair complexion and light brown hair.
- He was distracted momentarily by the way the light played off her fair skin and golden hair.
- Her hair was fair, and lay in a knot of yellow behind her head.
- All I can make out is that she has black hair and eyes, a fair complexion, and a very bad temper.
- Glancing up she quickly scanned the merry faces, looking for one with light skin and fair hair.
- 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.
2.2(of skin)(complexion/person) blanco
3literary(beautiful)(lady/maiden) hermoso(maiden/lady) bellothe fair sex — el sexo débil dated humorous
- I made it with my own fair hands — lo hice yo solito
- 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.
- Elves were once known, even by humans, to be a fair and beautiful race of species.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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
- fair to middling
- how are you? — fair to middling — ¿qué tal estás? — voy tirando
4.2informal (considerable)(speed/amount/number) 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
- He is giving the matter a fair amount of considerable and is at that ‘in between’ situation at the moment.
- 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.
- 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.
- As a student, I did a fair amount of acting with the university dramatic society.
- Colors are a bit faded, the image is a bit soft, and there is a fair amount of grain from the source elements.
- That's when somebody noticed that Bayer was getting a fair amount of mention in the national press, albeit in the sports pages.
- 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.
- They performed a few jumps, flips and a fair amount of swimming, just visible to the naked eye.
- The big peat shed still has a fair amount of peat and a good bit of other rubbish in it including an old moped!
- Tracking down other dead notables often took a fair amount of detective work.
- Obviously, that would have taken a fair bit of time and a lot of consideration.
- To get a solid image, it's important to have a fair amount of paint on the stamp.
- I get a fair amount of spam that is clearly illegal already under the rules governing fraud.
- She looked up at him, seeing as he was a fair amount taller than her, and smirked a bit.
- 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.
- There is a fair amount of speckling, a bit of debris, and some grain in evidence, but no edge effects.
- ‘We did a fair amount of walking and I really noticed the difference in my fitness,’ he says.
- I did it very quickly, though I'd given a fair amount of consideration to each award in the recent weeks.
- A little bit of a friendly debate went on for a fair amount of time.
5.1(of weather)we'll go if it's fair — iremos si hace buen tiempo
- 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.
- 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.
- It's not like I'm a fair weather fan whose team is losing so she gives up.
- 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.
- During fair weather they frequently roost in hardwood knolls and the edges of hillside benches.
- 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.
- 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.
- After all, the months of May to August have a reasonable chance of being fair.
- York's tour buses trundle around their circuit come fair weather or foul.
- You can forget all the cliches about fair weather and sunny days ahead for the founders of Intrallect.
- Conversely, road rage is most likely to occur on Friday afternoons, in peak travel times and in fair weather.
- For that matter even on fair weather days it is hard to safely occupy two small children.
- Johan Stander, a weather forecaster at the Cape Town weather office, said fair weather was expected until Thursday.
- But Muriel, 65, always a keen walker, does not only step out in fair weather.
- Time is precious as olives can only harvest in fair weather, so everybody is allocated a job.
- Perhaps it's the fair weather and calm conditions which had undermined the Scottish contingent's tilt at the title.
- With fair weather, members of the public attending were able to sample and buy produce grown by the allotment tenants.
- If the weather is fair, she sits outside, often with her legs dangling over the precipice, the spyglass propped between her knees.
5.2(favorable)(tide/wind) a favorto be set fair to win — tener todas las de ganar
- Still, advance bookings are running high: Scots do tend to give new routes a fair wind.
- 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.
- Inevitably, in these conditions, the impetus to politics, given a fair wind, was bound to grow.
- However, for the most part, the acrimony was abandoned at the side of the road and business proceeded with a fair wind.
- Anecdotally, the former journalist and television presenter has a fair wind behind her.
- Such a fresh start might just be the fair wind and favourable sea for which I seem to be waiting.
- 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.
- A fair wind and dry conditions led to some very good scoring at the unusually quiet Green Valley layout.
- May a fair wind ever find you and ease the burdens of your day.
- All sides hope it can get a fair wind and bring an end to the stop-start episodes.
- There was a fair wind blowing now and the snow was starting to come down again.
- That's true even if the forecast is for sunny skies and fair winds.
- My understanding is that with a fair wind behind him he may get a slightly bigger budget next time.
- As both relied on fair winds for their ocean travels, the bird was welcomed as a kindred spirit.
- It was a beautiful evening, with fair winds, tranquility, a pleasant picture of a family and delicacies on the plate in front of me!
- The fair wind shows the watchmen on the walls a black fleet coming up the river.
- Given a fair wind, some analysts believe the shares could make it to €12.
- I wish it fair wind and every success on its journey - the project and the people deserve it, Bishop Murphy said.
1(impartially)(play/deal) limpio(deal/play) limpiamente
1.1(market)feria femininecounty fair — exposición rural feminine River Plate — a nivel provincial
- 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.
- Organisers have appealed for items to be donated for sale at the fair.
- He said: ‘Stan was a great person to be around and a wonderful organiser of our Christmas bazaars and May Day fairs.’
- That said, there are quicker ways to enter the collectable toy market, namely through auctions, toy fairs and car-boot sales.
- 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.
- It will also include events in villages across Lancashire from rose queens, town crier competitions to plant sales and antique fairs.
- 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.
- Gather a well-stocked home library, perhaps through used-book stores, book fairs, and garage 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.
- The rules were probably suspended during the periodic fairs, some of which did impressive business.
- 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.
- The organisation markets these products through exhibitions and fairs at the local and national level, in association with other craft-based agencies.
- ‘I am always on the look out at car boot sales and at antiques fairs,’ she said.
- To stock the shop the sales team scoured trade fairs to choose a selection that is exciting and unusual.
- For most people the periodic fairs and assemblies were the high spots of the year.
- 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.
- 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.
- The couple's complicated travel schedule takes in trade fairs and art sales around the world, while always keeping to the three-week rule.
- 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.
- In the middle of last year I started making jam and selling it at car boot sales and craft fairs.
1.2trade fairferia industrial feminineferia comercial feminineexposición industrial feminineexposición comercial feminineferia de muestras feminine Spainbook fair — feria del libro feminine
1.3(bazaar)feria femininekermés feminine Southern Cone Mexicobazar masculine Colombia
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- The street will then be set up as a street fair, with food stalls, entertainment booths, exhibitions, and cultural shows.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- But for children who choose to spend their holidays in their hometowns, fairs and carnivals can be good entertainment.
- 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.
- Today, it is celebrated with street fairs, parties, picnics, and fireworks.
- Like the original 1969 Woodstock music and arts fair, Willistock will be unforgettable.
- 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.
- 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.
- Most fairs provided entertainments but these remained only marginal until the major commercial changes of the 18th century.
- 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.
- Many Marathas go to local festivals and fairs, and enjoy traditional folk entertainment.
- In villages, festivals and fairs are occasions for entertainment and relaxation.
- Traditional entertainment may be part of religious fairs and festivals or provided by traveling bands of professional entertainers.
- The scouts hosted an autumn fair, complete with stalls and children's entertainers at the Orbital Retail Park in North Swindon.
- 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.
- Ulverston welcomes the annual spring fair to town as of Wednesday when all the usual rides, fun and laughter will fill The Gill.
- Some of the attractions offered at fairs and amusement parks have always been dangerous.
- The streets and bars were packed as visitors wandered amongst the stalls, fairs and entertainers on the streets of Killorglin.
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