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)(worker/example/opportunity/speech/house) magnífico(house/example/worker/opportunity/speech) excelente(china/crystal) fino(wine/ingredients) de primera calidad(ingredients/wine) 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
- It had a selection of top-notch artisan products and fine wines, in addition to its bigger industries.
- The winning hybrids yielded breads with a fine crumb structure and a high overall number of cells.
- Of exceptionally fine quality, it is pyramid-shaped and inset with beaded gold wiring in the shape of a serpent.
- This is probably the best place in the world to buy fine silk as quality is high and prices are surprisingly reasonable.
- Beneath it lay more men's clothes, including linen tunics of fine weave and workmanship.
- He drinks in her delicate features, the fine curve of her jaw, the long lashes veiling her stark blue eyes.
- Dye is a fine hitter when healthy, but he hasn't made it through any of the past three seasons unscathed.
- The wedding guests at Cana celebrated with wine that had aged, and rejoiced in its fine quality.
- I unscrew the tiny joints that holds the cover onto me with fine tools made for delicate jobs.
- I am more likely to be carrying Ranjith Chandrasiri's wine column guide to selecting fine wines!
- Plentiful olive trees yield oil considered so fine and healthy Cypriots guard the output for themselves.
- It looks like it is made up of an intricate fine lace expertly spun in glass fibers no thicker than human hair.
- Color a few fine pieces for subtle highlights, or create chunkier pieces for a more dramatic look.
- This pottery is distinctive because of its high quality, fine decoration, and beautifully curved shapes.
- Tipping is discouraged and all alcoholic drinks are part of the deal, including a fine selection of wines for lunch and dinner.
- The restaurant serves gourmet meals three times daily and we are promised they can choose from a fine selection of wines.
- She fingered fine muslins and intricate laces, heavy crimson silks and tulle.
- 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.
- Gunner Palace is a fine piece of filmmaking and a fine piece of journalism, and I highly recommend it.
- Those of a higher class have theirs hand made by a tailor with intricate needlework and fine fabric.
- He was a man of very fine qualities and his great love of horses was no secret.
- A fine quality shirt should have solid yet discreet stitching around the seams and buttons.
- It represents the vampire genre well and delivers a quality story with fine performances.
- In all his life, Peter had never seen any fabric so fine or so intricately woven.
- Moksh have a fine selection of wine and trained staff guide guests to appropriate selection of the right wine for the right food.
- So we make these really fine structures that mechanically have hinges that allow them to move and bend.
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)(weather/day) 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.
- The DVD quality is fine, with enough extra content to add even more impetus for purchase.
- These are, nevertheless, still reasonably fine fabrics and much finer than some of the cloth some of the public expect us to be wearing.
- One of his mentors wanted to reschedule to another day, it was fine so Kenny accepted.
- The weather was fairly fine and we managed to get in a game or two on most days.
- In fact, just pressing my nose against the window and giving him a double thumbs up satisfies me fine.
- I recently bought a T68i phone in the Dubai Airport Duty Free shop and it appeared to work fine.
- Four days out of five it's fine, but on average, one day out of five, I can't get to it.
- If you edit entries by hand, it is fine to use filenames suitable for humans such as the name of the item.
- In this day and age, I think any and all of these are fine reasons to practice aikido.
- If you haven't yet reached a place where you feel worthy of peace, health and happiness, fine.
- Excluding women seems to be unacceptable, but excluding men appears to be fine.
- 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.
- The fine weather added to the enjoyment of the trip and well done to the organisers who ensured that everyone had a great time.
- The river is still coloured but this is expected to clear over the coming week, if the fine weather forecasted arrives.
- 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.
- 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.
- Brand quality is fine, but sales are poor and the owner is disillusioned with the plant at Tröllhattan.
- The fine weather has brought some plants into bloom unexpectedly early, including some stunning magnolias.
- It may be fine to say average rates have been lowered with the various rebates.
- However, in all this fine weather, something else has come out - insects.
1.4(elegant)(lady/gentleman/manners) fino(lady/manners/gentleman) refinadoshe gives herself such fine airs — ¡se da unos aires de grandeza!
- Mezzo Janet Campbell doesn't have a large voice, but she is one fine singer and musician.
- 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.
- One of the men stripped off her filthy clothes, and the men about her grunted in admiration of her fine figure.
- The two lads are extremely fine musicians and go down really well at various pub and cabaret venues around the city and county.
- 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.
- 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.
- Wherever he was, with his family, in a fine mansion, or in a dingy prison cell, he made the very best of his circumstances.
- He was a fine figure of a man, she thought and some woman must be missing him.
- A fine singer and musician, he also writes very good songs and is a record producer of considerable note.
- Now here is a fine young athlete that already has dipped into a little bit of professional competition.
- A fine noble gentleman, honest and upright, he gained the respect of everybody.
- The Minister complimented the Health Committee on its fine, very thorough work on the bill.
- It is also set among some fine church towers and mill chimneys.
- 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.
- He was a fine musician, playing the lyre, and he used music as a means to help those who were ill.
- A fine figure of a man, he radiates masculine self-assurance, a quality that interested her greatly.
- He was a delight, a fine gentleman who made us all a little richer for his being here.
- A retired bachelor farmer, he was a very fine gentleman who gained the popularity and respect of everybody.
- 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.
- If the city can't do this, perhaps your newspaper could find a way to honour this fine gentleman.
- 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.
2.1informal (in good health)muy bienhow are you? — (I'm) fine, thanks — ¿qué tal estás? — muy bien, gracias
- Her husband, who had been in fine health, came home one day from the office feeling ill.
- I presume he's fine, in good health and that, but it's very unlike him to pop off.
- Similar tests were done in 1997 and at that time the Char stock was fine and healthy.
- Upon awaking four days later Hughes contrarily declared himself to be in fine health.
- There is no update, he says, other than adding that his health is fine.
- She had been fine one day and silent and brooding the next.
- Nathaniel appeared fine for the most part, besides his shaky hands and increasingly white face.
- Frances is on virtually no medication and in fine health.
- The six individuals, who looked fine, healthy and happy in real life were cruelly presented in muted monochromatic colors.
- Sion knew that this was supposed to be good news; everyone in Dawe City was in fine health.
- After a couple of hours the med team announced to the commander that they were all in fine health.
- The babe, clearly in fine health, scrunched its pink face and began to cry heartily.
- Assuring her that she was in fine health, the doctor sent Shelley on her way.
- He appears to be fine though because I didn't find anything that had triggered the headache of his.
2.2informal(OK, all right) bien(perfect) perfectohow 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
- 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.
- 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.
- Any outcome from here on in is fine by me, and I mean that honestly.
- If you don't get HBO, you're missing a large part of that greatness, which is fine by me.
3.1(thin)(hair/thread/fabric) fino(fabric/hair/thread) delgado
- Acupuncture points lie on meridians and are stimulated by the insertion of thin, fine needles at various points.
- 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.
3.2(sharp)(point/blade/nib) finosharpen the pencil to a fine point — afila bien el lápiz
- On the outer edges of the sword was shining steel, sharpened to a fine point.
- By the time I finished grade school, my sense of dark, black humor had been honed to a fine point.
3.3(not coarse)(dust/particles/rain) fino
- Enamel is essentially just coloured glass ground up into a fine powder.
- 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.
- A puff of fine silt draws my attention to a squat lobster darting back into a crack in the rocks.
- This groundbait with its very fine particles was designed to catch the tiny little canal roach.
- There was no damage to the property but a lot of fine silt mud was left.
- The grey paintwork and windows were already covered in a fine layer of silt.
- Conway said there is good evidence that fine particulate matter from Asia is landing in British Columbia.
- 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!
- I descend through the green globs of the algal bloom, then into bottom visibility clouded by fine silt lifted by the tide.
- Just above the fine silt on the base of the ditch were four partial cattle skulls and a cranial fragment, probably also cattle.
- I later applied a paint for cement floors, but it came off in fine particles.
- The material can range from fine particles to large lumps.
- He could not resist the urge to look up, and when he did, his eyes became full of very fine, golden particles.
- The sample was dried in an oven and ground into fine powder.
- Sometimes they are split open, the pips removed, and the rest ground up into a fine powder to be sprinkled into stews and soups.
- 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.
3.4(detailed, accurate)(embroidery/engraving/workmanship) fino(workmanship/embroidery/engraving) delicado(adjustment) preciso
4.1(subtle)(distinction/nuance) sutil(judgment) certero(balance) delicado
- It's a fine distinction to be drawn, clearly - but we know that governments have more information than the general public.
- 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, but I can think of no other way of making it than by testing the evidence in open court.
- The difference between prices and costs is not just a fine distinction made by economists.
- 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.
- There's a fine distinction between a burial ground and a graveyard, the former needing a few years to grow into the other.
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(gold/silver) 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.
1(adequately) bien(very well) muy bienit works fine — funciona bien/muy bien
- things are going fine — las cosas van bien/muy bien
- He was well liked and fine mannered young man who later secured work in the Bacon Factory where he spent some years.
- He had had trouble with TelePrompter in the past, he did just fine last night.
1multa feminineshe was given a fine of $100 / a $100 fine — le pusieron una multa de 100 dólares
- 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?
- Failure to comply constitutes a criminal offence and the penalty is a fine.
- The question becomes, ‘Are they penalties or fines imposed by a court’?
- 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.
- There were no sanctions, no fines and no penalties.
- The District Court can impose fines of up to €1,900 for any single offence in this area.
- A speedy team of York council wardens will zip through the streets, slapping £60 penalty fines on cars parked illegally during the racing festival.
- A person found guilty in the District court faces fines of up to 1,900, up to three months in prison, or both.
- Currently, fines of the High Court can be collected only by officers of the High Court.
- 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.
- Motorists parking illegally near the scene of a fatal accident face fines and penalty points as police in Accrington get tough on drivers.
- The court can enforce fines, ranging from $25 to $10,000, by garnishing wages and bank accounts.
- 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.
- The Court should have regard to any other fines or penalties suffered by the defendant for the misconduct in question.
- Students caught without a licence risk a visit to the magistrates court and a fine of up to £1,000.
- Drivers can opt to take part in the scheme instead of paying fines and incurring penalty points on their licences.
- The 54 retailers who have been summonsed to the Rotorua District Court face fines of up to $1000.
- 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.
- More than £354m of fines imposed by magistrates courts across England and Wales is outstanding, with more than £16m owed in Yorkshire.
- 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.
1multarponerle una multa aaplicarle una multa ashe was fined for speeding — la multaron / le pusieron / le aplicaron una multa por exceso de velocidad
- 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.
- He was fined $500 and ordered to pay $1, 000 compensation to the complainant.
- Judge Mary Martin convicted the defendant and fined him £100.
- The code also provides for fining drivers and legal persons whose cars do not have this type of insurance.
- He was fined £300 for each offence, and ordered to pay the respondent's costs in the sum of £675.
- 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.
- For these offences he was variously fined, sent to a Detention Centre, and given a suspended prison term.
- The recent move to fine inconsiderate drivers from illegal parking is late in forthcoming.
- It follows a series of cases at Bradford magistrates' court last month when several people were fined for not having licences.
- He was fined $300 and ordered to pay costs and witness expenses amounting to $190.
- We did prosecute in that particular case and the person was fined $1,000 for attempting that importation.
- The magistrate convicted the applicant and fined him $400 with costs.
- 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.
- Four Italian football fans were fined by magistrates after a violent disturbance at Stansted Airport.
- In related news, the Taiwan High Court yesterday fined a man for illegally hiring a Chinese woman to work in his home.
- 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 at Elgin Sheriff Court, in Scotland, in May - but he is not the only gamekeeper whose sights are trained on this protected bird.
- The judge explained to him at an early stage that he was being asked to fine him or commit him to prison.
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