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(excellent, superior)(example/worker/opportunity/house/speech) magnífico(speech/worker/example/house/opportunity) excelente(crystal/china) fino(ingredients/wine) de primera calidad(wine/ingredients) selectogoods of the finest quality — artículos de la mejor calidad
- the country's finest minds — los cerebros más brillantes del país
- fine words, but will they do it? — todo eso suena muy bien pero ¿lo harán?
- a fine-looking man — un hombre bien parecido
- it's a fine thing you're doing — es algo admirable lo que estás haciendo
- In all his life, Peter had never seen any fabric so fine or so intricately woven.
- He was a man of very fine qualities and his great love of horses was no secret.
- Moksh have a fine selection of wine and trained staff guide guests to appropriate selection of the right wine for the right food.
- Tipping is discouraged and all alcoholic drinks are part of the deal, including a fine selection of wines for lunch and dinner.
- Color a few fine pieces for subtle highlights, or create chunkier pieces for a more dramatic look.
- Gunner Palace is a fine piece of filmmaking and a fine piece of journalism, and I highly recommend it.
- I am more likely to be carrying Ranjith Chandrasiri's wine column guide to selecting fine wines!
- I unscrew the tiny joints that holds the cover onto me with fine tools made for delicate jobs.
- She fingered fine muslins and intricate laces, heavy crimson silks and tulle.
- The wedding guests at Cana celebrated with wine that had aged, and rejoiced in its fine quality.
- So we make these really fine structures that mechanically have hinges that allow them to move and bend.
- It had a selection of top-notch artisan products and fine wines, in addition to its bigger industries.
- This pottery is distinctive because of its high quality, fine decoration, and beautifully curved shapes.
- A fine quality shirt should have solid yet discreet stitching around the seams and buttons.
- It looks like it is made up of an intricate fine lace expertly spun in glass fibers no thicker than human hair.
- Beneath it lay more men's clothes, including linen tunics of fine weave and workmanship.
- It represents the vampire genre well and delivers a quality story with fine performances.
- Plentiful olive trees yield oil considered so fine and healthy Cypriots guard the output for themselves.
- She was a very popular lady who possessed many fine qualities and was held in high esteem by all who had the pleasure of her acquaintance.
- This is probably the best place in the world to buy fine silk as quality is high and prices are surprisingly reasonable.
- The winning hybrids yielded breads with a fine crumb structure and a high overall number of cells.
- He drinks in her delicate features, the fine curve of her jaw, the long lashes veiling her stark blue eyes.
- Those of a higher class have theirs hand made by a tailor with intricate needlework and fine fabric.
- The restaurant serves gourmet meals three times daily and we are promised they can choose from a fine selection of wines.
- Dye is a fine hitter when healthy, but he hasn't made it through any of the past three seasons unscathed.
- Of exceptionally fine quality, it is pyramid-shaped and inset with beaded gold wiring in the shape of a serpent.
1.2ironicwe had a fine time (of it) — lo pasamos de bien … ironic
- a fine friend you are! — ¡menudo / valiente amigo eres tú!
- you've picked a fine time to tell me! — ¡en buen momento me lo dices!
1.3(fair)(day/weather) buenoI hope it stays / keeps fine — espero que siga haciendo buen tiempo
- they say it'll be fine tomorrow — dicen que mañana hará buen tiempo
- However, more is fine if you tolerate the higher carbohydrate amount and feel good consuming it.
- In this day and age, I think any and all of these are fine reasons to practice aikido.
- It may be fine to say average rates have been lowered with the various rebates.
- The fine weather has brought some plants into bloom unexpectedly early, including some stunning magnolias.
- Four days out of five it's fine, but on average, one day out of five, I can't get to it.
- In fact, just pressing my nose against the window and giving him a double thumbs up satisfies me fine.
- The river is still coloured but this is expected to clear over the coming week, if the fine weather forecasted arrives.
- The DVD quality is fine, with enough extra content to add even more impetus for purchase.
- Luckily, the weather was fine and some sunshine managed to peek through.
- He goes all right, fine, I endorse him, get the hell out of here.
- Mr Clarke said he walks to work when the weather is fine but in the winter he appreciates being able to call on a lift.
- Brand quality is fine, but sales are poor and the owner is disillusioned with the plant at Tröllhattan.
- Excluding women seems to be unacceptable, but excluding men appears to be fine.
- The weather was fairly fine and we managed to get in a game or two on most days.
- If you edit entries by hand, it is fine to use filenames suitable for humans such as the name of the item.
- I recently bought a T68i phone in the Dubai Airport Duty Free shop and it appeared to work fine.
- These are, nevertheless, still reasonably fine fabrics and much finer than some of the cloth some of the public expect us to be wearing.
- However, in all this fine weather, something else has come out - insects.
- If you haven't yet reached a place where you feel worthy of peace, health and happiness, fine.
- The fine weather added to the enjoyment of the trip and well done to the organisers who ensured that everyone had a great time.
- One of his mentors wanted to reschedule to another day, it was fine so Kenny accepted.
- I just know that one beer bash was fine, two was tolerable, and the third was just a way to eat up time on Memorial Day.
1.4(elegant)(lady/manners/gentleman) fino(gentleman/manners/lady) refinadoshe gives herself such fine airs — ¡se da unos aires de grandeza!
- She is pretty, and a fine actress, but as a femme-fatale figure, she seems too sweet, and the film's themes are too thin.
- You enter the property via a fine hallway with an imposing stained glass window and original spindled staircase sweeping to the first floor.
- Martin is a fine musician and a main figure in the organisation of the most adventurous jazz gigs in Melbourne.
- He was a fine musician, playing the lyre, and he used music as a means to help those who were ill.
- Now here is a fine young athlete that already has dipped into a little bit of professional competition.
- If the city can't do this, perhaps your newspaper could find a way to honour this fine gentleman.
- A fine figure of a man, he radiates masculine self-assurance, a quality that interested her greatly.
- He was a fine figure of a man, she thought and some woman must be missing him.
- Mezzo Janet Campbell doesn't have a large voice, but she is one fine singer and musician.
- He was a delight, a fine gentleman who made us all a little richer for his being here.
- The Minister complimented the Health Committee on its fine, very thorough work on the bill.
- The miners had done all that digging to get this new cavern open in a matter of days, and here was Akuma ignoring their fine workmanship.
- It is also set among some fine church towers and mill chimneys.
- Wherever he was, with his family, in a fine mansion, or in a dingy prison cell, he made the very best of his circumstances.
- A fine singer and musician, he also writes very good songs and is a record producer of considerable note.
- A fine noble gentleman, honest and upright, he gained the respect of everybody.
- The two lads are extremely fine musicians and go down really well at various pub and cabaret venues around the city and county.
- A fine musician, Eddie had been unable to hit the right notes with his golf until Sunday, when his dedication to the game paid off.
- Hence it helps if the actor is a fine figure of a man, of noble countenance and with a beautiful speaking voice.
- Holy Cross abbey, near the English bridge, has a fine early Norman nave.
- One of them went to high school with my oldest son, and the other fine young man was a coach to one of my sons in track.
- One of the men stripped off her filthy clothes, and the men about her grunted in admiration of her fine figure.
- A retired bachelor farmer, he was a very fine gentleman who gained the popularity and respect of everybody.
2.1informal (in good health)muy bienhow are you? — (I'm) fine, thanks — ¿qué tal estás? — muy bien, gracias
- Frances is on virtually no medication and in fine health.
- After a couple of hours the med team announced to the commander that they were all in fine health.
- Nathaniel appeared fine for the most part, besides his shaky hands and increasingly white face.
- The babe, clearly in fine health, scrunched its pink face and began to cry heartily.
- Sion knew that this was supposed to be good news; everyone in Dawe City was in fine health.
- Her husband, who had been in fine health, came home one day from the office feeling ill.
- There is no update, he says, other than adding that his health is fine.
- He appears to be fine though because I didn't find anything that had triggered the headache of his.
- Upon awaking four days later Hughes contrarily declared himself to be in fine health.
- Assuring her that she was in fine health, the doctor sent Shelley on her way.
- She had been fine one day and silent and brooding the next.
- Similar tests were done in 1997 and at that time the Char stock was fine and healthy.
- I presume he's fine, in good health and that, but it's very unlike him to pop off.
- The six individuals, who looked fine, healthy and happy in real life were cruelly presented in muted monochromatic colors.
2.2informalbienperfectohow was your day? — fine — ¿qué tal el día? — bien
- this size is fine for six — este tamaño es perfecto para seis
- more wine? — no thanks; I'm fine — ¿más vino? — no, gracias, tengo suficiente
- that's fine by me — por mí no hay problema
- he tried to make out everything was fine and dandy — trató de dar la impresión de que todo marchaba a las mil maravillas
- Any outcome from here on in is fine by me, and I mean that honestly.
- Frankly, if there are people on the left or the right that are not sure how he's going to rule on a case, that's fine by me.
- Whatever it takes to be at peace with saying goodbye is fine by me.
- So he has an opinion and he's willing to express it which is fine by me - it's certainly not a freedom of speech issue.
- If you don't get HBO, you're missing a large part of that greatness, which is fine by me.
3.1(thin)(fabric/hair/thread) fino(hair/fabric/thread) delgado
- The obvious answer to counter this infiltration was a fine wire which lit a signal lamp when broken.
- Nick's Cajun chicken pasta consisted of a bed of fine ribbons of fresh pasta tossed in a light tomato sauce with pieces of spiced Cajun chicken on top.
- Acupuncture points lie on meridians and are stimulated by the insertion of thin, fine needles at various points.
3.2(sharp)(point/blade/nib) finosharpen the pencil to a fine point — afila bien el lápiz
- By the time I finished grade school, my sense of dark, black humor had been honed to a fine point.
- On the outer edges of the sword was shining steel, sharpened to a fine point.
3.3(not coarse)(rain/particles/dust) fino
- Conway said there is good evidence that fine particulate matter from Asia is landing in British Columbia.
- I descend through the green globs of the algal bloom, then into bottom visibility clouded by fine silt lifted by the tide.
- Sometimes they are split open, the pips removed, and the rest ground up into a fine powder to be sprinkled into stews and soups.
- The sample was dried in an oven and ground into fine powder.
- Enamel is essentially just coloured glass ground up into a fine powder.
- Dust and fine sand particles tend to cling to the surface of the skin, especially in the folds and in between the toes and fingers.
- I later applied a paint for cement floors, but it came off in fine particles.
- In deserts, and on Mars, fine sand and silt are funnelled down valleys by wind and may even carve new systems of ridges and depressions in solid rock.
- He could not resist the urge to look up, and when he did, his eyes became full of very fine, golden particles.
- This groundbait with its very fine particles was designed to catch the tiny little canal roach.
- The grey paintwork and windows were already covered in a fine layer of silt.
- Just above the fine silt on the base of the ditch were four partial cattle skulls and a cranial fragment, probably also cattle.
- At the back is a bank of fine silt that is invariably stirred up by the first few divers who venture inside, so try to be first there if you can!
- A puff of fine silt draws my attention to a squat lobster darting back into a crack in the rocks.
- There was no damage to the property but a lot of fine silt mud was left.
- The material can range from fine particles to large lumps.
3.4(detailed, accurate)(engraving/workmanship/embroidery) fino(embroidery/workmanship/engraving) delicado(adjustment) preciso
4.1(subtle)(distinction/nuance) sutil(judgment) certero(balance) delicado
- Other hypotheses he puts forward also invoke this very fine, subtle matter.
- When the opportunity came I would be fine, I'd be okay because I like to think that I take care of the fine detail in football.
- Maybe the fine distinctions between ethics and morality should be simplified.
- If we couldn't make fine distinctions in the natural world, we'd be done for.
- It's a fine distinction to be drawn, clearly - but we know that governments have more information than the general public.
- The difference between prices and costs is not just a fine distinction made by economists.
- There's a fine distinction between a burial ground and a graveyard, the former needing a few years to grow into the other.
- It's a fine distinction, but I can think of no other way of making it than by testing the evidence in open court.
4.2(discriminating, refined)only the finest of palates will appreciate … — solo los paladares más refinados / delicados apreciarán …
- she has a fine eye for detail — es muy observadora y detallista
5Mining(silver/gold) purothis gold is 98% fine — este oro tiene una pureza del 98%
- They have one of their fine Gold Dots of the same weight and also a 325 gr.
1bienmuy bienit works fine — funciona bien/muy bien
- things are going fine — las cosas van bien/muy bien
- He had had trouble with TelePrompter in the past, he did just fine last night.
- He was well liked and fine mannered young man who later secured work in the Bacon Factory where he spent some years.
1multarponerle una multa aaplicarle una multa ashe was fined for speeding — la multaron / le pusieron / le aplicaron una multa por exceso de velocidad
- Judge Mary Martin convicted the defendant and fined him £100.
- He was fined $300 and ordered to pay costs and witness expenses amounting to $190.
- The court can also fine these people and can also ask for a forfeiture order.
- He is fined and sentenced to three years' probation.
- After a unanimous verdict of guilty at the impeachment, he was fined £30,000.
- For these offences he was variously fined, sent to a Detention Centre, and given a suspended prison term.
- I am going to fine you a modest sum for your failure to deal with the matter as you should have dealt with it yesterday.
- It follows a series of cases at Bradford magistrates' court last month when several people were fined for not having licences.
- Four Italian football fans were fined by magistrates after a violent disturbance at Stansted Airport.
- The magistrate convicted the applicant and fined him $400 with costs.
- In this instance a football club was appealing to the Football Association after a commission had fined the directors and severely censured the club for misconduct.
- The recent move to fine inconsiderate drivers from illegal parking is late in forthcoming.
- The Tribunal made identical findings against myself and another Respondent but imposed wildly disparate penalties: I was struck off the roll whilst he was fined.
- He was fined £300 for each offence, and ordered to pay the respondent's costs in the sum of £675.
- We did prosecute in that particular case and the person was fined $1,000 for attempting that importation.
- He was fined at Elgin Sheriff Court, in Scotland, in May - but he is not the only gamekeeper whose sights are trained on this protected bird.
- He was fined $500 and ordered to pay $1, 000 compensation to the complainant.
- The judge explained to him at an early stage that he was being asked to fine him or commit him to prison.
- In related news, the Taiwan High Court yesterday fined a man for illegally hiring a Chinese woman to work in his home.
- The code also provides for fining drivers and legal persons whose cars do not have this type of insurance.
1multa feminineshe was given a fine of $100 / a $100 fine — le pusieron una multa de 100 dólares
- More than £354m of fines imposed by magistrates courts across England and Wales is outstanding, with more than £16m owed in Yorkshire.
- A speedy team of York council wardens will zip through the streets, slapping £60 penalty fines on cars parked illegally during the racing festival.
- They could end up facing an employment tribunal, or be hauled before a judge in a county court, with fines running into thousands of pounds.
- Drivers can opt to take part in the scheme instead of paying fines and incurring penalty points on their licences.
- Litter louts would get a set period of time - between 14 to 28 days - to pay the fines before running the risk of prosecution and larger fines in court.
- The court can enforce fines, ranging from $25 to $10,000, by garnishing wages and bank accounts.
- Students caught without a licence risk a visit to the magistrates court and a fine of up to £1,000.
- A person found guilty in the District court faces fines of up to 1,900, up to three months in prison, or both.
- Are we to assume that the money raised from parking fines is being put into an account that the owners, should they ever materialise, can have access to?
- The Court should have regard to any other fines or penalties suffered by the defendant for the misconduct in question.
- The Supreme Court held these fines could, consistent with the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, be imposed only if preceded by a criminal trial.
- The District Court can impose fines of up to €1,900 for any single offence in this area.
- The question becomes, ‘Are they penalties or fines imposed by a court’?
- Motorists parking illegally near the scene of a fatal accident face fines and penalty points as police in Accrington get tough on drivers.
- The restraining order is the first step toward possible contempt-of-court findings and heavy fines if the court finds the mechanics staged illegal job actions.
- There were no sanctions, no fines and no penalties.
- The 54 retailers who have been summonsed to the Rotorua District Court face fines of up to $1000.
- Failure to comply constitutes a criminal offence and the penalty is a fine.
- Currently, fines of the High Court can be collected only by officers of the High Court.
- A tough new regime across West Yorkshire will clamp down this month on non-payers of court penalties and on-the-spot fines, including speeding tickets.
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