In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(of snow, cereals) copo masculine(of paint, rust) escama feminine(of paint, rust) laminilla feminine(of wood, bone) astilla feminine(of skin) escama feminine(of skin) pellejo masculine informalsoap flakes — jabón en escamas masculine
- At first, it was the fluffy kind that melts when you catch it on your tongue, but now it's more like heavy fat flakes.
- As we lounged, slapping grey mud on our faces in a bid to cleanse our pores, if not our livers, it began to snow, the flakes descending into the rising steam as if fighting some ancient primeval battle.
- She was tearing fragments off and placing them in her mouth, dusty and moist, her fingers covered in oil from the almond paste, sugar and flakes of croissant pastry.
- It's not like real big flakes, more like hard rain, but it's really coming down!
- The snow pattered down around me as I looked up at her, landing in my hair and covering the dull drabness of my dress with fluffy flakes.
- Snow squalls whiten the dulled brick wall across the street, flakes freezing on contact.
- She ran and ran, through the falling flakes that kissed and licked at her little body, and as she ran she held her face to the sky and opened her mouth wide to catch the brilliant white on this most holy of nights.
- Surprisingly light in texture, and the flakes come away in one piece.
- This is due to its construction: Recycled plastics are shredded into flakes and heat-pressed into the mold of said desired shape.
- I watched the snow fall heavier, the flakes becoming thicker, and knew I should have been cold, but I couldn't feel a thing.
- It didn't settle though (and they were very small flakes, almost grains), but despite the wind, it wasn't that cold.
- The odder thing was that flakes of his skin seemed to be peeling off of his body.
- Jennifer looked out over the garden, all covered in a soft blanket of gorgeous white that just grew thicker and thicker with the falling flakes.
- Large, juicy flakes of fish are what appeal here.
- The paint coating the frame was peeling and a small flake was ripped off by a breeze and was carried away.
- In this method, clear sticky tape was pressed firmly into sample areas and rapidly pulled away, removing thin flakes of biotite with the tapes.
- Season the fish and cook either under an overhead grill, or over the coals until a flake of fish can be pulled easily from the bone.
- A few flakes of fuschia bark dangle from a spider's web.
- Jamie followed suit, and the two of them started laughing when the sky opened up and the thick, fluffy flakes started floating down on them.
- The particles in a low earth orbit may be numerous, but mainly they consist of parts that burnt and broke up upon re-entry, and are thus just small particles and flakes.
- And the snow flurries quickly became a constant storm of thick flakes that started to settle deeply on the ground.
- A gust of wind blew the falling snow in a violent manner and then slowed, as the flakes grew bigger, thicker, and fatter.
- It began Tuesday night, big fluffy, surprisingly un-wet flakes.
- Kyle noted a flat tire caused by the flakes of shield, and looked over at the supply trailer.
- I peel a chunk of weathered paint off, and hold the thin papery flake in my palm.
- The white paintwork was peeling off in huge flakes and one of the windows had a long, diagonal crack running across it.
- It's available in a flat flake, a powder with an applicator or in pencil form.
- It took losing sight of Attila, whom I was walking right beside, for me to notice that the flakes were falling hard, thick, and fast.
- Outside it was snowing again; fat flakes adhering to the fogged windowpanes like intricate lacework, the clouds looking like lumps of lead against a steel grey background.
- From the haze fell snowflakes - first a slow, drifting fall of feathery flakes, then a faster fall that lasted longer, then a hailstorm.
- We were staring at the garage door with big flakes of white paint peeling off it, but in our minds we were going through the desert.
- A soft haze of thick flakes, sluicing through the streetlights, settling on gutters, bicycles and pedestrians.
- We weren't going to argue, as the big white flakes of fish proved mouthwatering.
- In older homes, paint regularly contains large amounts of lead that can peel off the walls in flakes and chips or fall on floors and windowsills as a toxic dust, especially in poorly maintained housing stock.
- In gray iron, the graphite is in the form of flakes; these flakes help machining because of the way that they fracture when being machined.
- It's still coming down in big fluffy flakes, and it's marvelous.
- It's snowing like mad right now, huge fluffy flakes pelting down.
- There were also large flakes of paint peeling off of the buildings, though it was hard to tell when there was no color to the whole place.
- Outside, snow fell: fat flakes adhering to the windows and frosting the glass in translucent white.
2US derogatory, slang(eccentric person)bicho raro masculine informal
- So, do you now blame your loss on these crazies and flakes?
1(plaster/varnish/paint) descascarillarse(varnish/paint/plaster) pelarse(paint/plaster/varnish) descascararse Latin America(fish) desmenuzarse(skin) pelarse(skin) escamarse
- Add salmon, skinside down, and cook, covered, 10-12 minutes or until fish flakes easily.
- The door shut softly, brown paint flaking off behind me, fluttering down to the carpet.
- And at the detective's feet, a metal bat rested on the floor, dried blood flaking off its end.
- It's only the next morning, in daylight for the first time, that I realise his whole body is red raw sunburnt and flaking off all over.
- The years-old paint that covered the thin frame was chipped and flaking off, revealing the bare steel underneath.
- The door was metal with no handle, and painted with white paint now flaking off.
- Thick layers of dust look like curtains on the windows of this bus, and the paint is flaking off the rusted seats.
- Place on greased baking sheet and bake at 450F turning once for 8 to 10 minutes or until golden and fish flakes easily when tested with a fork.
- All the paint was flaking off and some lead work needed doing.
- After that time, you can take a peek, and check delicately that the fish flesh flakes easily.
- On the right hand side there was a small dressing table, its white paint flaking off, and a large wardrobe, which seemed to take up most of the room, in which to store her clothes.
- The epidermis has four layers of cells that are constantly flaking off and being renewed.
- If you looked hard enough you could see the places where the paint was flaking off.
- The rusty pink nail polish that I had put on two months ago was flaking off and falling silently on the ground.
- The white paint on the side was flaking off and the steps leading up inside of it were rusty and they creaked as she was pushed inside.
- Today, at 108,000 kilometres, there's paint flaking off the leading edge of the hood, the brakes need work and the dashboard makes a buzzing noise at highway speeds when it's cold.
- The kind where the crust flakes off in sharp little pieces that stick to the roof of our mouth.
- Examining his arms he found that they were peeling in a very disgusting fashion, large patches of skin flaking off.
- In most cases, they are kept behind rusty black bars in cement blocks where the drab paint is flaking off.
- Gently turn over and cook an additional 3-5 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork.
- This film often contains many small cracks and is flaking off of the face of the wall.
- If you find one at this price with a decent engine, you can count on the interior looking like a dog's bed and the paint will be oxidized or flaking off in sheets.
- My eyesight was also heightened considerably, with the bright, whitewashed walls that had large pieces of plaster flaking off the surface standing out fiercely at me.
- The sight of paint flaking off a historic work of art, literally crumbling off in lumps is a disgrace and will reflect badly on us in years to come.
- The surface of the tree was flaking off in great sheets of bark, showering the two with dust made of both dead tree and stone.
1(fish) desmenuzarflaked almonds — almendras fileteadas feminine
- Sprinkle with flaked almonds and decorate with a few chocolate curls.
- Beware of foods such as hash browns, home fries, jam, molasses, soup mixes, canned vegetables, wine and flaked coconut.
- Remove the skin from the fish, then carefully flake the flesh with your fingers.
- Add prepared fish to the mixing bowl, flaking the fish into small pieces (I find it easiest to do this with my fingers).
- Also, the original just uses flaked almonds on the top.
- Roll into balls, roll in flour, roll in beaten egg, roll in flaked almonds.
- Toss it through 400g of pasta and garnish with toasted flaked almonds and Parmesan shavings.
- Mix and then add the tuna, flaking it up as you go.
- One nut biscuit which has developed in a slightly different manner is the florentine, which incorporates flaked almonds, candied peel, and dried fruit, and is coated with chocolate, ‘brushed’ to make wavy lines.
- One high street shop, Food Emporium Culina, has closed down, so shoppers will have to go elsewhere for their toasted flaked almonds, pine kernels and pistachio nuts.
- Leave them for 10 minutes until they have softened, then drain and flake the fish.
- Baking it helped me use up some things I might not otherwise have used for a while, like raw flaked almonds and condensed milk.
- Dissolve 6 tablespoons flaked pickling salt in 1 gallon of lukewarm water.
- Fred prefers a version where I use only flaked almonds (no orange, ginger, salt or sesame seeds).
- I've switched to flaked coconut and it works just as well.
1(fall asleep) dormirse(pass out) perder el conocimiento(pass out) desplomarse
- Right now she's in bed flaked out.
- So we had an early dinner and I flaked out on the sofa.
- The last week or so has been such a whirl; I've either been rushing about doing stuff, else I've been flaked out knackered from the rushing!
- I flaked out long before that, and announced my need to go back for a top-up nap.
- Old women in black dresses sit chatting in groups, dogs flake out in the shade.
- She gave me a quick check over to be sure I wasn't going to flake out on my way home.
- But now I have one babe asleep in my arms and the other babe is flaked out on the sofa.
- She flaked out on the back seat, and we were loath to wake her when we arrived.
- ‘I would just flake out in front of the television at night, but now I've decided to get fit and lose weight,’ she says.
- Usually at 9pm I'm flaking out in front of the tv.
- If I'm going to flake out as soon as I get home, then it's probably worth trying to write during my lunch break.
- All flaked out in the garden, we had fun entertaining J (who's two) who is entertainment himself.
- Look at him all flaked out, the poor thing.
- We were totally going for it and I didn't notice that the rest of the band were flaking out.
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