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(digit)cifra feminineguarismo masculine formalnúmero masculinea three-figure number — un número de tres cifras
- add together this column of figures — suma esta columna de números
- inflation is now into double figures — la inflación pasa del 10%
- her salary is well into six figures — gana bastante más de 100.000 (dólares)
- Lucian drew a sideways figure 8 in the air beside Mark.
- Millar is preparing for the opening time trial wearing a number that ends with a figure 1.
1.2(amount, price)cifra feminineI had a rather higher figure in mind — yo había pensado en una cifra / cantidad algo mayor
- they were unable to put a figure on the number of wounded — no pudieron dar el número exacto de heridos
- I wouldn't like to put a figure on it — no quisiera darle una cifra exacta
- she's good at figures — es buena para las matemáticas
- recent figures show that … — estadísticas / datos recientes muestran que …
- In the 18 months since the meters were introduced, they had not even managed to bring in half of the break-even figure of about £4,500.
- Within the letter, the figure of ‘$500,000 a year’ is noted repeatedly.
- The gross for the final session was up 14.2% over last year's figure of $1,160,500.
2.1(person)figura femininea public figure — un personaje público
- he's looking for a mother figure — está buscando una figura materna
- he's become a figure of fun — se ha convertido en un hazmerreír
- A dark figure emerged from one side of the street and another from the other side.
- The streets were dark and all but deserted; we only saw two figures off in the distance in the dim streets.
- She screamed even louder when the door suddenly opened and a dark figure suddenly appeared.
- She squinted suddenly at what appeared to be two figures in the distance.
- By the time the dust died down, they were but four figures on the distant horizon.
- As Stefansson made his way across the ice and snow, he saw figures in the distance approaching him.
- Through the blur of the falling rain, Tracy notices a hooded figure dressed in black.
- I saw a figure in the distance walking with a pronounced limp.
- The three survivors stood in silence as a lone figure appeared in the dark shadows of the doorway.
- Bryony spotted the lone figure emerging from the water, the current lapping at his body.
- Elizabeth looked up and past Jesse, seeing a tall dark figure appear from the elevator.
- There was no one nearby but she saw figures running in the distance.
- Derick looked up to see a shadowy, cloaked figure.
- Mark's heart was pounding as a hooded figure appeared in front of him.
- A shadowy, hooded figure emerged from the forest and approached me.
- As she rode out of the woods she noticed a lone figure sitting on the white fence near the stable.
- In an answer to her question, Rena saw a cloaked figure standing before her.
- When I did awake I noticed a shadowy figure standing over me.
- As Dan turned, the slim figure hurled him bodily against the far wall.
- Occasionally, we spot a lone figure emerging on the horizon.
2.2(human shape, outline)figura femininehe cuts an imposing figure — tiene mucha presencia
- she's a fine figure of a woman — es una mujer de buena planta
- For artists, the beauty and complexity of the human figure is the prime impetus for painting it.
- Sally can offer advice on colours and what shapes suit your figure.
- The pants really flattered her figure.
- It's good mentally because you have to be alert the whole time and it's great physically because it really keeps your figure in trim.
- The girls were fashionably attired but not overdressed, with attractive figures and lovely faces.
- She will be proud to show her figure as she will pose in sexy lingerie of her choice.
- Amy's figure was very slim, with long legs, arms, and a slender neck.
- It may seem obvious, but when the human figure is portrayed in art, it is either clothed or naked.
- At 82, he remains a tall, dashing figure and a serious charmer.
- She looks ravishing, with an hourglass figure that is beyond comprehension.
- She does not dress scantily when exercising, even though she has an attractive figure.
- He couldn't sleep at night, only thinking of her slim and attractive figure with a good-natured mind.
2.3(body shape)figura femininetipo masculineshe's got a very good figure — tiene una figura estupenda / un tipo estupendo
- they sell clothes for the fuller figure — venden ropa en tallas grandes
- to keep/lose/watch one's figure — guardar/perder/cuidar la línea
- she's lost her figure — se le ha estropeado la figura
3Music Art figura feminineMathematics figura femininemasculine cuerpo
4(diagram, illustration)figura feminine
1(feature)figurarhis name doesn't figure on this list — su nombre no figura en esta lista
- to figure prominently — destacarse
- this theme figures largely in her work — este tema ocupa un lugar prominente en su obra
2informal(make sense)it just doesn't figure — no me lo explico
- they're getting divorced — that figures! — se van a divorciar — ¡no me extraña nada!
1USinformal(reckon)figurarsecalcularI figure it'll take us two hours — me figuro que / digo yo / calculo que tardaremos dos horas
- she figured it was her only chance — calculó que era su única oportunidad
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