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(complete, achieved, over)to get sth finished — terminar / acabar algo
- it's all finished between us — todo se ha acabado entre nosotros
- will you be finished in time? — ¿terminarás / acabarás a tiempo?
- to be finished with sth/sb
- I'm finished with you! — tú y yo hemos acabado
- I'm finished with the scissors — no necesito más la tijera
- I'm finished with smoking for ever — he dejado de fumar para siempre
1.2(used up)the food is finished — se ha terminado / acabado la comida
1.3informal (ruined)acabadoyou're finished as a musician — como músico estás acabado
- He knew his career was finished and he would probably have to move to Spain.
- While recovering in hospital he admits to himself that he's finished in this town.
- I finally realized that my marriage was finished.
- But some say privately that regardless of his case's outcome, he's finished in politics.
1.4informal (exhausted)muerto informal
2.1(article/product) terminadofinished in mahogany — (en)chapado en caoba
- these clothes are very badly finished — esta ropa está muy mal terminada / acabada
- The students clearly show a sense of pride and accomplishment in their finished work.
- New concepts could take months or even years to come to fruition before the finished work was discussed and explained to the family.
- The energy that was present during the art lesson was evident in the variety and flair of the finished work.
- Instead, her finished work is imbedded with details far more complex than the actual photographs.
- When Manet saw the finished work, he was furious, and swore that Degas had distorted the features of his dear wife.
- I also lost so much fiber to the lint filter that the finished fabric now feels thin.
- It made all the scrambling, scratches and bruises worth it to see the finished task.
- I chose this book because it includes the artist's rough sketches as well as her finished work.
- Looking at the booklet produced for the exhibition in London, I saw the photographs of the finished work.
- The finished work will be displayed in the upper courtyard of Dublin Castle until the end of the month.
- She's obviously much more interested in the process than in the finished work.
- The result has a direct effect on the finished product, which is read by the public.
- Building land has also increased in value which has the obvious knock-on effect of pushing up the cost of the finished properties.
- The fourth astonishing thing is that the finished work was a masterpiece.
- I have a digital camera that allows me to take weekly snaps of finished work.
- A second group stands admiring a finished work depicting red peony flowers.
- The finished offices will have suspended ceilings and trunking for power and computer cabling.
- An understanding of the process is as important as, if not more important than, the finished work.
- The finished works of art were both eye-catching and impressive to all who viewed them.
- The finished work also features powerful storytelling skills and elegant editing.
2.2(performance/presentation) esmerado(presentation/performance) pulido(manners/appearance) refinado
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