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/election/fight) 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 — esto afectaría injustamente a 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)
- They would need to be fair and reasonable, and the fees would need to provide the board with adequate funding.
- To be fair, there is a practical reason for placing the sketch at the end.
- 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.
- He said the company's internal disciplinary hearings procedure have been found by the Labour Court to be fair and proper.
- I have generally found the vast majority to be fair and reasonable, and far from hostile.
- To be fair, Lloyd-Jones certainly recognised that there was merit in such a procedure.
- 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.
- 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.
- Free and fair elections also include a well-informed electorate.
- 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.
- I have tried to be fair, reasonable and upfront with information.
- The EC announced elections to be held now on December 10 after it was satisfied that now free and fair elections can be held.
- But how do you have free and fair elections under an occupation, under a foreign occupation?
- So we thought it would be eminently fair to compare the performance of the two drives.
- The parliamentary election last May was recognized as generally fair by international observers.
- The law governing shoppers' rights requires consumers to be fair and reasonable in their expectations.
- Was this a free and fair election to the best of your information?
- Everyone has the means to gain knowledge of the law, which in turn makes legal systems more fair.
- The judges said they found the commission's decision to be fair and reasonable.
- 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.
- Demand for the service is growing fast - although, to be fair, not all brands would find the medium suitable.
- In addition, they should continue calls for a political settlement that reflects the results of the free and fair elections held in 1990.
- 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.
- He won the first free and fair election in the country's history with 67 percent of the vote.
- Perhaps it is true that scientific opinion polls are inappropriate for a society that has never known free and fair elections before.
- To be fair, Stork's reasoning has a certain justification.
- To be fair, we did get some halfway reasonable coverage afterwards.
- It's a very, very difficult task to setup a democratic and free and fair society out of the ashes of that dictatorship.
- She said she wanted to be fair but also avoid litigation.
- To be fair, the reason for the outage is likely to have been something beyond their control.
- They will give the judge a scrupulously fair trial.
- To be fair, civilians often underestimate the stress that military service places on one's personal life.
- The role of government is to provide everyone with a fair chance to pursue success.
- It has no independent political parties, no free and fair elections, and no independent news media.
- ‘This shows that left alone, they can conduct free and fair elections,’ said Odinga.
- 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.
- 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 deserves a fair hearing judged upon her own merits, capacities and contributions.
- Free and fair elections look a near impossibility.
2.1(blonde)(hair/person) rubio(hair/person) güero Mexico(hair/person) mono Colombia(hair/person) catire Venezuela
- The morning sunlight cast golden shades on her father's fair hair, picking out the silvering strands.
- For blondes, chamomile can lighten fair hair when used as a rinse.
- He was short and thin, with fair hair and a light sprinkle of freckles on his nose.
- Her hair was fair, and lay in a knot of yellow behind her head.
- Berry shades for example suit olive skins, while reds with pinkish undertones work best on those with fair complexions and fair hair.
- The second person, a female with long blonde hair and fair skin, walked up to the middle podium.
- Glancing up she quickly scanned the merry faces, looking for one with light skin and fair hair.
- More procedures may be required for advanced baldness or for individuals with very dark hair and fair complexion.
- His short black hair matched the jacket and provided a contrast to his 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.
- Morgan and Basil were both under the light, their fair hair standing out like beacons in a fog.
- The suspect is said to be in his 50s, has a light complexion and fair hair and weighs about 185 pounds.
- 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.
- He is described as being medium build with a fair complexion and light brown hair.
- She was fair, had long hair and had all the makings of a performer.
- 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.
- He was distracted momentarily by the way the light played off her fair skin and golden hair.
- The fair women seem to have a layer of light hiding beneath their skin.
- Jessica is tanned and has shoulder-length brown hair while Holly is fair and has blonde hair.
- All I can make out is that she has black hair and eyes, a fair complexion, and a very bad temper.
- The male is white, in his 20s, 5ft 4in tall, with fair hair and a pale complexion.
- He was a skinny, fair boy with hair as light as sunshine and eyes as blue as the sky itself.
- She had waist length brown hair, with hazel eyes, high cheekbones and a fair complexion.
- Finally, bold colors tend to be unflattering on men with fair hair and light skin.
- She was pretty, with blonde hair and fair skin, but her eyes seemed distant, if worried.
- Coren pointed to the tallest guy, who had very fair skin, platinum blonde hair, and very dark black eyes.
2.2(of skin)(person/complexion) blanco
3literary(beautiful)(maiden/lady) hermoso(maiden/lady) 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.
- 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.
- Elves were once known, even by humans, to be a fair and beautiful race of species.
- It gave a beautiful song in its fair voice, but in the middle of its song, it suddenly stopped.
- 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.
- Tall, beautiful, fair, his appearance was greeted with a low hum of admiration and anxiety.
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)(amount/speed/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
- She looked up at him, seeing as he was a fair amount taller than her, and smirked a bit.
- ‘We did a fair amount of walking and I really noticed the difference in my fitness,’ he says.
- 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!
- To get a solid image, it's important to have a fair amount of paint on the stamp.
- Obviously, that would have taken a fair bit of time and a lot of consideration.
- I get a fair amount of spam that is clearly illegal already under the rules governing fraud.
- Tracking down other dead notables often took a fair amount of detective work.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- I did it very quickly, though I'd given a fair amount of consideration to each award in the recent weeks.
- Colors are a bit faded, the image is a bit soft, and there is a fair amount of grain from the source elements.
- 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.
5.1(of weather)we'll go if it's fair — iremos si hace buen tiempo
- If the weather is fair, she sits outside, often with her legs dangling over the precipice, the spyglass propped between her knees.
- 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.
- You can forget all the cliches about fair weather and sunny days ahead for the founders of Intrallect.
- 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.
- Time is precious as olives can only harvest in fair weather, so everybody is allocated a job.
- For that matter even on fair weather days it is hard to safely occupy two small children.
- 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.
- 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.
- With fair weather, members of the public attending were able to sample and buy produce grown by the allotment tenants.
- Johan Stander, a weather forecaster at the Cape Town weather office, said fair weather was expected until Thursday.
- Perhaps it's the fair weather and calm conditions which had undermined the Scottish contingent's tilt at the title.
- The work was said to be subject to fair weather conditions, in which case it would be carried out as soon as possible.
- After all, the months of May to August have a reasonable chance of being fair.
- 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.
- But Muriel, 65, always a keen walker, does not only step out in fair weather.
- It's not like I'm a fair weather fan whose team is losing so she gives up.
- Conversely, road rage is most likely to occur on Friday afternoons, in peak travel times and in fair weather.
- York's tour buses trundle around their circuit come fair weather or foul.
(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.
- As both relied on fair winds for their ocean travels, the bird was welcomed as a kindred spirit.
- 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.
- That's true even if the forecast is for sunny skies and fair winds.
- Given a fair wind, some analysts believe the shares could make it to €12.
- There was a fair wind blowing now and the snow was starting to come down again.
- My understanding is that with a fair wind behind him he may get a slightly bigger budget next time.
- 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!
- May a fair wind ever find you and ease the burdens of your day.
- Inevitably, in these conditions, the impetus to politics, given a fair wind, was bound to grow.
- Still, advance bookings are running high: Scots do tend to give new routes a fair wind.
- The fair wind shows the watchmen on the walls a black fleet coming up the river.
- Anecdotally, the former journalist and television presenter has a fair wind behind her.
- 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.
- All sides hope it can get a fair wind and bring an end to the stop-start episodes.
- I wish it fair wind and every success on its journey - the project and the people deserve it, Bishop Murphy said.
1(impartially)(deal/play) limpio(play/deal) 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
- Organisers have appealed for items to be donated for sale at the fair.
- 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.
- The couple's complicated travel schedule takes in trade fairs and art sales around the world, while always keeping to the three-week rule.
- 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.
- There may well be a few more jumble sales and autumn fairs in Sheffield next year.
- In the middle of last year I started making jam and selling it at car boot sales and craft fairs.
- ‘I am always on the look out at car boot sales and at antiques fairs,’ she said.
- For most people the periodic fairs and assemblies were the high spots of the year.
- 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.
- That said, there are quicker ways to enter the collectable toy market, namely through auctions, toy fairs and car-boot sales.
- He said: ‘Stan was a great person to be around and a wonderful organiser of our Christmas bazaars and May Day fairs.’
- Also, being showcased in the book fair guarantees big sales.
- 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 rules were probably suspended during the periodic fairs, some of which did impressive business.
- To stock the shop the sales team scoured trade fairs to choose a selection that is exciting and unusual.
- Gather a well-stocked home library, perhaps through used-book stores, book fairs, and garage sales.
- 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.
- It will also include events in villages across Lancashire from rose queens, town crier competitions to plant sales and antique fairs.
- The organisation markets these products through exhibitions and fairs at the local and national level, in association with other craft-based agencies.
- 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.
1.2trade fairferia industrial feminineferia comercial feminineexposición industrial feminineexposición comercial feminineferia de muestras feminine Spainbook fair — feria del libro feminine
1.3(bazaar)(con fines benéficos) feria femininekermés feminine Mexico Southern Conebazar masculine Colombia
- 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.
- Many Marathas go to local festivals and fairs, and enjoy traditional folk entertainment.
- 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.
- 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.
- Some of the attractions offered at fairs and amusement parks have always been dangerous.
- 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.
- In villages, festivals and fairs are occasions for entertainment and relaxation.
- The scouts hosted an autumn fair, complete with stalls and children's entertainers at the Orbital Retail Park in North Swindon.
- 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.
- Today, it is celebrated with street fairs, parties, picnics, and fireworks.
- 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.
- The street will then be set up as a street fair, with food stalls, entertainment booths, exhibitions, and cultural shows.
- Ulverston welcomes the annual spring fair to town as of Wednesday when all the usual rides, fun and laughter will fill The Gill.
- But for children who choose to spend their holidays in their hometowns, fairs and carnivals can be good entertainment.
- 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.
- Traditional entertainment may be part of religious fairs and festivals or provided by traveling bands of professional entertainers.
- Like the original 1969 Woodstock music and arts fair, Willistock will be unforgettable.
- 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.
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