In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1fuego masculineto be on fire — estar ardiendo
- to set sth on fire/ to set fire to sth — prenderle fuego a algo
- to catch fire — prender fuego
- fire and brimstone — el fuego eterno
- a fire-and-brimstone sermon — un sermón apocalíptico
- to fight fire with fire — pagar con la misma moneda
- to go through fire and water — hacerle frente a todo
- I'd go through fire and water for her sake — por ella iría hasta el fin del mundo
- to play with fire — jugar con fuego
- to set the world / the Thames on fire — comerse el mundo
- he hopes to set the New York art world on fire — espera revolucionar el mundo artístico neoyorquino
- Even at one in the morning, they did not flinch when a roaring explosion of fire and smoke lit the sky behind them.
- A large fire is usually burning, and many tall diving stories are told.
- The drapes had been closed and the room was dark except for the flickering light of the dying fire.
- The important thing to remember, Mr Ridgway said, is that keeping a building protected from the perils of fire is an ongoing process.
- In minutes, a small but bright fire sent a thick stream of black smoke skywards.
- He said sprinklers were effective on all fires and reduced the amount of damage caused by fire, smoke and water.
- During a total Fire Ban, no fire of any kind may be lit in the open.
- Build small, hot fires for maximum burning of volatile gases and for fewer air quality and other safety problems.
- Suddenly a bright light, fire in fact, flared in front of her face, and a torch was lit.
- You are more likely to die from smoke inhalation than fire.
- When the kill had been made, Jimmy would light a small heather fire to make a smoke signal.
- A fire door will prevent smoke and fire from spreading to other parts of the building.
- They are also warning of the danger of fire associated with cigarette smoking.
- It was already very late and the light from the fire was not bright enough to show all the features of Faith's face.
- Away in the distance were fires where people were burning coal, and there would be a light from a forest fire.
- There was no fire, and no trace that any fire had ever been lit there.
- As I tried to make my escape downhill, a cloud of smoke from another fire enveloped me.
- The different types of nozzles used to deal with different kinds of fire and smoke were also shown.
1.2(outdoors)hoguera femininefogata femininewood/charcoal fire — fuego de leña/carbón masculine
- The only need the people had for wood was for fires, and that was provided more than amply enough by the smaller trees scattered along the edge of the forest.
- Conditions were primitive and patients arrived suffering from malaria, crocodile or snake bites, or burns from open cooking fires.
- Shivering, through the cold of his body, he dropped to the warmth of the dying fire.
- Of course the fire was lit and tea was made on a regular basis.
- One evening the air grew cold, and so the men went about collecting wood to build a fire.
- I see myself reclining by a roaring peat fire, glass of whisky in one hand, fat piece of shortbread in the other.
- Women are also responsible for collection of fuel for cooking fires.
- Columns of smoke from cooking fires and controlled burns seemed to dangle groundward from the sky.
- A little ahead of the bed he was on, was a small fireplace with a dim lit fire.
- The fire is lit well ahead of time to allow the wood to burn down to non-flaming coals.
- Taking another swig of his beer, his eyes came to rest on a stumbling figure walking away from the warmth of the large fire.
- Much cooking is done in huge pots over a wood fire, stirring ingredients with a long stick.
- It shines on both of us, she thought, turning back to the room and her warmly lit fire.
- Coal and wood fires smell wonderful but are messy and time-consuming.
- Under five sawn-off oil barrels fierce wood fires are burning: on top of them are the woks of giants, each as wide as I can stretch my arms.
- Yasuko warmly welcomed her inside and offered her a bowl of soup and the warmth of his fire.
1.3(in hearth)fuego masculinelumbre feminine literarya coal/log fire — un fuego de carbón/leña
- to lay/light the fire — preparar/encender el fuego
- we must keep the home fires burning — tenemos que luchar por mantener la normalidad
2(accident)incendio masculinethere was a fire at the factory — hubo un incendio en la fábrica
- the fire was quickly brought under control — lograron controlar las llamas rápidamente
- as interjection fire! — ¡fuego!
- this is a fire hazard — (cause of fire) esto podría causar un incendio
- fire prevention — prevención de incendios
- fire protection — protección contra incendios
- fire regulations — normativa contra incendios
3British(heater)estufa femininecalentador masculine
5(of guns)fuego masculineto open fire on sb/sth — abrir fuego contra algn/algo
- to hold one's fire — hacer alto el fuego
- a burst of fire — una ráfaga de disparos
- to draw sb's fire — distraer la atención de algn
- to exchange fire — tirotearse
- to come under fire — entrar en la línea de fuego
- we were under fire — estaban disparando sobre nosotros
- he is under fire from both left and right — está siendo atacado desde la derecha y desde la izquierda
- to hang fire
- we'd better hang fire — va a ser mejor que esperemos
- we are hanging fire over our expansion plans — de momento hemos dejado en suspenso / de lado nuestros planes de expansión
1(missile/gun/shot) disparar(rocket) lanzarto fire a gun at sb — dispararle a algn
- to fire a shot at sb — dispararle un tiro a algn
2(direct)to fire questions at sb — hacerle / lanzarle preguntas a algn
3informal(dismiss)echardespedirshe was fired — la echaron
- you're fired! — ¡queda usted despedido!
5(stimulate)(imagination/enthusiasm) avivar(passion) enardecer(passion) inflamarto fire sb with enthusiasm — llenar de entusiasmo a algn
6literary(set fire to)prenderle fuego a
1(shoot)dispararhacer fuegoto fire at sb/sth — dispararle a algn/algo
- to fire on sb — disparar sobre algn
- the police fired on the demonstrators — la policía disparó sobre los manifestantes
- ready, aim / take aim, fire! — apunten ¡fuego!
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