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(obese)(person/animal/stomach) gordoto get/grow fat — engordar
- to grow fat on sth — enriquecerse con algo
- it ain't (all) over till the fat lady sings — el partido no se acaba hasta el silbato final
- I ate 20 nuggets and a chicken sandwich meal and Rob kept on throwing things at me and calling me a fat pig.
- Shell makes an interesting point about very fat people: in order to carry that enormous extra weight around with them, they have much more powerful muscles than less fat people do.
- She was sitting between a fat man who wheezed a lot and a woman who definitely overdid the perfume.
- In York Cattle Market the following week there would be one of the biggest auction sales of fat pigs since before the war.
- While fat cow and bull prices are still weak, feeder cattle prices are strong.
- Everyday, I see people not much older than me, fat and enslaved to cigarettes and/or alcohol struggling to get on/off a bus let alone walking somewhere.
- Sows are too fat upon entering the farrowing house.
- We had 2,225 fat sheep on Tuesday and the best lambs made up to 145p/kilo.
- The link between the daily traffic jams outside schools and the bored, fat teenagers in the people carriers seemed to escape the members of the obesity taskforce.
- The limit of his agrarian radicalism was a demand, conceded by the British, for the removal of differential between Irish fat cattle and animals fattened in Britain.
- The same white-and-orange hamster, named Honey, resided in a small cage cleaned out once a week and had grown so fat that she could hardly squeeze through cardboard tubes.
- I don't know how I can look at my stupid, fat bulk in the mirror every day.
- She was about Hanna's age and looked nice and friendly: short, a little plump but not fat, with long red hair and freckled face.
- He was a large, plump man with a fat gut hanging over his belt.
- The market re-opened for the sale of fat cattle and sheep.
- She was only plump, not fat, but in those girls' eyes, she was a whale.
- Your eyes flash all round the platform to see if there are any hugely fat people you can hide behind - has he seen you yet?
- I opened the door and came face to face with a fat janitor smoking a cigarette and operating an extraordinarily loud vacuum.
- The case against fat proceeds on the assumption that if a fat person becomes thin, that person will acquire the health characteristics of people who were thin in the first place.
- Cue whinge after whinge after pitiful whinge about how fat she thinks she is, and how much weight she must have put on since entering the house.
- He was 67, so fat that he could hardly walk, gluttonous, in ill health and within eight months of death.
- Despite the ‘real’ people portrayed, I've yet to see a fat person on board or someone with bad hygiene.
- I've been visiting a few suburban areas in our country over the last month and have to say that I'm shocked at how disgustingly fat people have become.
- Go on a diet with your pet - if you have a fat dog at home, like we do.
- I'm sitting at the library across from a very skinny woman and I'm thinking about how fat I am.
1.2Britishque tiene mucha grasa
1.3(fattened)(pigs/cattle) de engorde
1.4(thick)(cigar/book) grueso(cigar/book) gordoa fat wad of dollar bills — un grueso fajo de dólares
- We sought refuge in the comfort of pipes, nursery food, big fat armchairs in stuffy, overheated rooms and low-risk jobs for life.
- Sometimes the balance teeters in one direction, but mostly I try to even things out by eating a salad on a day after eating a big fat steak with bacon.
- And then there is a guy smoking a fat cigarette that surely contains less tobacco than greenery.
- She then turned back and a female friend leaned down, took what appeared to be a fat, hand-rolled cigarette and lit it.
- In order to attend you need not just a fat wallet but the right connections.
- Eventually he would come up, sit down, then carefully roll himself a fat, untidy cigarette, spilling some tobacco in the process.
- Last year, Arthritis New Zealand ran billboards featuring a middle-aged woman sucking on a fat marijuana cigarette.
- Yet the questions remain: Are clean lungs and a fatter wallet worth my sanity?
- It's a bar where you can enjoy good company, a fat cigar, a dainty cigarette and a glass of fine red.
- The force of fat raindrops hitting my head was hard enough to make me wince.
- The risotto turned out to be excellent and very well seasoned, with its fat grains of al dente rice and its large chunks of tasty mushrooms.
- But you don't need to be a criminal mastermind to target our rather fat and sluggish financial institutions.
- She selected a very fat cigarette which she lit with a petrol lighter, and grinned as it issued a rich sweet-smelling odour.
- Peer over your plate to see the deft hands of prep chef Samuel Ramirez shape cornmeal-molasses dough into fat hamburger buns.
- With a mid-engined layout, a fat tyre at each corner and your own bulk almost as low as it can go, the weight distribution is perfect, and the handling truly sublime.
2.1(lucrative)(contract/deal) lucrativo(contract/deal) jugoso informalthe fat years — los años de las vacas gordas
- The fat profits in the sector have driven the number of developers to 30,000 from 4,200 in 1991.
- A fat lot of good that did for our magazine industry.
- The country's attempts since the 1970s to build a diversified economy from the fat profits of higher oil process have failed miserably.
- I gave up - there wasn't a fat lot of difference anyway.
- A fat lot of good that is to a traveller who would be many miles away by the time it got there.
- Ideally, Heaney's talk would be broadcast on the radio but there is fat chance of that.
- The reason one goes here is to pray for a healthy and happy pregnancy and trouble free birth - fat chance on the first score so hopefully the birth will be ok.
- The situation requires strong political leadership all round - fat chance.
- Maybe the cause is so great or maybe the suffering is so intolerable that the ends justify any means - fat chance, but maybe.
- She just didn't like crowds most of the time, except when she could escape notice in them - fat chance.
- A company making big league profits and paying fat dividends to shareholders should be ashamed of its insulting pay offer to the people who actually do the work.
- And so what if they're getting a big fat pay cheque - the money is commensurate with their sporting talent, not a measure of their morals.
- He might have assumed a lower profile, but he didn't disappear like many others with a fat cheque, a set of golf clubs and a one-way ticket to Florida.
- In any case, there is fat chance of finding alternative employment in this area, which to an untutored eye looks rich in natural assets.
- For the rest, entering the entertainment world means having a colourful lifestyle, fat monetary rewards and an enviable social status.
- But according to a report issued last week, there is fat chance of this in our part of the world.
- So what happens to your big fat pension fund in these circumstances?
- More than fame, more than fortune, more than a fat cookbook contract, what they really crave is a good sandwich.
- This won't mean a fat lot to most of you, but the eventual results might be interesting.
- And even if they do not form the next Government, they stand to receive fat pension cheques whilst they continue to work and earn.
- But transparency is a fat lot of good if the newspapers don't bother to tell the public.
- Mrs Dobson said the task of the trust has become more difficult over the years as property prices escalated and they had to compete with developers hoping to make fat profits.
- There is a similarly fat chance of us accepting the other unquestioned assumptions underpinning misanthropic doom-mongering about health.
- There is fat chance of Tosh forgetting about this season, which surely has the makings of a magical 30-goal one.
- A groovy looking website with nothing to say or to do is a fat lot of use.
- Such scaremongering is likely to do the nation's health a fat lot of good.
- And when the great boom began and the country's cities began to develop, there was a rush to profit from the fat contracts on offer.
- For the first year I raved and plotted revenge, and a fat lot of good it did me.
- Ah well, it gives them something to write about, I suppose not a fat lot happens in Solihull at the best of times.
- He is not the first person to be sacked for missing targets and to walk out with a fat cheque, but what the bankers really disliked was the cut of his jib.
- On the other hand, you be nice to me… and a fat lot of good it'll do you.
- Thanks in part to fat fees from those captive funds and betting its own capital and trading prowess, the bank did very nicely thank you.
- All my children have spent time in excellent examples of both, but I have to say I find nothing concentrates head teachers' minds more than the termly handing over of the fat cheque.
- Because the affordable homes remain owned or part-owned by whichever housing association is involved, they cannot be sold on for fat profits.
- But fat chance that such a rational, liberal and secular proposal would ever get through here.
- For years, Hong Kong's developers - owners of some of the most expensive real estate in the world - have enjoyed fat profit margins.
- The press has done a public service exposing this government's fondness for spin, rich businessmen and fat donation cheques.
- While they are buying well-known brand names and waiting for prestige and fat profits to result, they tend to forget the major difference between home and abroad.
- I'm just glad Rob didn't win (though he's got his hands on the money via matrimony anyway), and that Rupert got a nice fat cheque.
- Fat reduction brought fat times for much of the food industry in the early 1990s, helping to spawn such megabrands as Healthy Choice.
2.2(large)(salary) muy altoa fat check — un cheque por mucho dinero
- they made a fat profit — sacaron pingües ganancias
2.3ironic informal (very little)a fat chance you've got of winning! — ¡muchas posibilidades tienes tú de ganar! ironic
- a fat lot of good that'll do! — ¡para lo que va a servir!
- a fat lot you know about it! — ¡no tienes la más mínima idea!
1grasa feminineanimal/vegetable fat — grasa animal/vegetal
- this cheese contains 30% fat — este queso contiene un 30% de materia grasa
- a fat free diet — una dieta sin grasas
2(on person)grasa feminineto run to fat — echar carnes informal
- As you gain strength, lose excess fat, and begin to look better in your clothes, revel in it.
- At the same time, it stalls the metabolic processes that burn fat for fuel.
- Carrying excess fat around the stomach, being ‘apple shaped’, is already known to be potentially damaging to health.
- This outer layer of body fat provides insulation from low temperatures.
- With a very sharp knife, score the fat of the lamb, creating a crisscross pattern.
- Not much hair, we don't hibernate, and only in the age of super-sizing have we learned to put on a truly impressive layer of body fat.
- Your body has learned to use it sparingly as it relies heavily on fat for fuel.
- Fry over a medium heat until the fat runs and the bacon turns golden at the edges.
- The zoo said that the adoption of the practice is also aimed at helping the big cats reduce excessive fat.
- Many active people are curious about their body composition and wonder what percent of their weight is excess fat.
- The changes are expected to enable the method to provide accurate readings that are unaffected by skin color or body fat.
- One simple rule is to trim all excess fat from meat.
- And she praised the television advert with fat dripping from a cigarette end as a group of friends smoke in a pub.
- These supplements should be mainstays for any guy looking to add bulk while keeping off fat.
- Sauté the bacon in a large frying pan until browned and the fat starts to run.
- But a friend said I would burn more fat by doing strength training before cardio.
- Better diets are allowing people to grow stronger than in the 1950s, but much of the extra calorie intake is turning to fat, leading to bulkier waistlines.
- To lose body fat, you should eat fewer calories and increase your exercise.
- You decided to get healthy, put on muscle and maybe lose a few pounds of excess fat.
- He acknowledged that eating clean played a major role in ridding fat in the area and helping his abs show through.
- The presence of excess fat in the abdomen is an independent predictor of risk factors and mortality.
- Researchers say those with excess fat around the stomach - the so-called apple shape - are also less healthy than full-figured women.
- I could hear the hard breathing of Senor Nunez across from me and could almost see in my mind's eye his nasal passages, suffocated by the large amounts of unnecessary fat in his face and throat.
- Bacon without all the fat, rind, and, er, flavour.
- By late adolescence, girls have twice the body fat of boys, and boys have one-third greater muscle mass than girls.
- People who carry more weight around their waistlines are at greater health risks than individuals who carry their excess fat in the hips and thighs.
- Insulin resistance correlates with visceral fat measured by waist circumference or waist to hip ratio.
- Losing just a few pounds of excess fat will go a long way toward improving your health.
- Just beneath the surface of the skin is a thin layer of subcutaneous fat.
- You don't necessarily lose your powers if you're grey or turning to fat.
- Jan remembers eating bacon fat as a savoury spread instead of butter on bread.
- He was six foot one, and he never went to fat the way a lot of other policemen did.
- Hydroxycut can also help you burn stored fat for energy while sparing your precious muscle.
- He was one of those fortunate athletes who, although very strongly built, never tended to run to fat.
- When I went from a girl's body to a woman's body with natural fat in places, I freaked out.
- Trim the fat from meat and poultry, says Potter, because pesticides and other additives concentrate there.
- A survey shows that these people are more vulnerable to diseases linked to excessive fat.
- Aim to keep your pulse rate between 65 and 75 per cent at first, as this will help to burn any excess fat as well as increasing your cardio-vascular fitness.
- I can even afford to carry excess fat, having had more than enough to eat in recent months and years.
- Research among 38,000 adults found the average man is now an ‘apple’ shape - meaning they carry excess fat on their waist.
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