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(shape)forma femininea monster in human form — un monstruo con forma humana
- to take form — tomar forma
- the female form — la figura femenina
- In 1915 - 16 she did a series of abstract drawings and watercolours that evoked the natural world in simple forms and vivid colours.
- Both the milk teeth and the permanent teeth give the face its shape and form.
- They come in a wonderful variety of shapes, forms and colours.
- The artist has spent her career exploring abstract shapes and forms, creating paintings that reveal many different kinds of visual sensations.
- The building is organised as a series of layers, allowing it to be read as several slender parallel forms.
- The exploration of the deployment of pure geometric forms is an ongoing theme in Don Watson's work.
- The earliest item is a Viking bronze sword pommel from the late tenth century incised with diamond shapes and simplified animal forms.
- The powerful roots of the oak demonstrate an earthly reflection of the power of lightning, mirroring its shape and form.
- One of the nicest seasons of the year is autumn and it reflects itself in many shapes, colours and forms.
- Cement has been slapped on and ugly box-shaped structures built abutting the graceful forms of the ancient temples.
- A garden that is neglected does not so much cease to bear fruit, as it loses its shape and form.
- This urban contemporary collection keeps things in perspective with simple forms, clean lines and subtle shapes.
- Pot-grown orchids provide a stunning indoor display, with a great variety of colour and form.
- His latest work concentrates on geometric forms, especially from Venetian floor designs.
- A person's life in one sense is like a work of art, blending colors, tones, lines, and forms.
- Crop circles don't just look pretty they express fundamental geometric forms.
- Her home office blends contemporary and geometric shapes with organic forms.
- Observing the variety of colour, form and aroma of summer flowers can enhance outdoor relaxation.
- The shape and form of the bungalow constantly underwent change and adaptation out of functional necessity.
- It is the rare gardener who is not smitten by their array of brilliant colors and graceful forms.
1.2(manner, guise)forma femininein tablet form — en forma de tabletas
- the invitation came in the form of a letter — nos (/ me etc. ) invitó por carta
- the recipe requires fat in some form or other — algún tipo de grasa hay que usar en la receta
- adolescent rebellion can take many forms — la rebelión adolescente puede adoptar diversas formas
- what form should our protest take? — ¿cómo deberíamos manifestar nuestra protesta?
- Ginger is easily obtained and comes in a variety of forms: powder, capsules, oil and tea.
- In fact, far from more bank holidays, what we need is fewer - at least in the traditional fixed form.
- The talk will take the form of an information session on how the local authority works.
- It will be easier at this time to put abstract ideas into concrete form.
- I've not been feeling on top form physically or, more importantly, spiritually.
- It is slander if it takes the form of spoken words, gestures or mimicry.
- And then yesterday I retired to my sickbed, feeling decidedly under the weather, and am still not on top form today.
- It even published a collection of the best corrections in book form.
- The Church was not a separate entity, but one that gave legal form and substance to the society of the time.
- It will now address as a matter of urgency the form that this independent body should take.
- Virtually all the important research continues to appear in the form of papers in journals.
- Anyway they seem in good form and everyone seems to have enjoyed the holiday.
- The survey will be in the form of a questionnaire, asking about people's experience of the NHS in their area.
- The bill will have serious implications for journalists and photographers in its current form.
- Some of the following supplements may come in convenient powder forms - use those when possible.
- Taking about 8mg of each nutrient every day in supplement form may also help tanning.
- The appropriate drug in whatever form should be legal and available on prescription.
- That pledge has since been backed by publicans in other counties who have vowed to resist the ban in its current form.
- At the time of the Revolution, many of the languages of the national minorities lacked written forms.
- Draft policies then appeared in the form of reports brought before Council for formal approval.
- The licence is in draft form and will be issued to your clients shortly.
- That morning Christine had been on great form but at 8pm her mood changed dramatically.
- In time it may be advantageous to hold data in processed form, but at present raw data remains too valuable.
- If I understand the literature about Anthrax, it has to be in a powdered form in order to be distributed over a wide area or via aerosol.
- I only spoke to Glenn three weeks ago and he was in fine form and looking forward to the future.
2.1(type, kind)tipo masculinethey require some form of explanation — necesitan algún tipo de explicación
- other forms of life — otras formas de vida
- birds are a higher form of life than insects — las aves son una especie superior a los insectos
- Their mandate is the defence of women's rights in Quebec, with a focus on the prevention of violence and all forms of discrimination.
- The geological period known as the Cambrian is marked by the rather sudden appearance of all the basic forms of animals now in existence.
- Correcting any form of social misbehaviour is not something that can be done quickly.
- If a pure form of proportional representation had been used in 2001 we would have had a hung parliament.
- The two most effective forms of mass direct action are riots and strikes.
- Faculty evaluation of students takes two basic forms: course grades and letters of recommendation.
- "They say that imitation is a form of flattery, " Shane said.
- I had a passport a good year before I did any travelling simply because it's a convenient form of ID.
- The army has a zero tolerance policy towards any form of bullying or harassment.
- Preventing HPV is difficult, since no form of barrier contraception is completely protective.
- The two peoples spoke a different language and practiced different forms of religious worship.
- It is committed to peaceful campaigns against all forms of animal abuse and promotes a cruelty-free lifestyle.
- We should not tolerate any form of discrimination or racism in our country.
- You almost have to use traditional forms of advertising, like TV and radio, which can get very expensive.
- Melanoma is a more serious form of skin cancer.
- When winter came, grass, then as now the cheapest form of animal feed, did not grow.
- Early forms of male pattern balding do well with treatment.
- The Commonwealth suspends or expels nations which have military coups and non-democratic forms of government.
- Three in 10 employees will experience some form of mental health problem in any one year.
- Even if rental income has dropped, housing proprietors are sitting on an asset that outperforms all other conventional forms of investment by up to five times.
- Christian names can be indicative of class and the form of the name used can be indicative of politics.
- In other instances, there are related prepositional and adverbial forms.
- These different shapes spell out word forms that belong to the verb lexeme crown.
- In practice, dictionaries take a middle course between wholehearted descriptivism and prescriptive edicts. They advise when a form is controversial, or a word is going out of use, or is shifting its sense.
- The point is that word parts are bonding into forms according to the grammatical rules of English word formation.
- For example, instant messaging often relies on acronyms and shortened forms of words.
- This formality is in part caused by the Czech language, which has two forms of the second-person personal pronoun.
- She did this by presenting the children with nonsense words and setting up situations which would elicit derived forms of the words.
- Every noun has nine forms, you see, indicating its relationship to other words in the sentence.
- As a flood of French verbs entered the language, they acquired noun forms by zero derivation, too.
- Either way, it is strange, and so is modified into something that sounds like a current English form.
- English does not require the use of gender-differentiated forms of the definite article and other similar words.
- Using polite forms and neutral pronouns with peers is considered effeminate.
- Granted, there is a possibility that the clitic forms had not yet evolved 200 years ago.
- All these verb forms are, in fact, largely neutral with respect to time and may be used in sentences with differing time implications.
- Some examples of words ending in -ful that have no forms in -less are awful, bashful and deceitful.
- To get facility with Italian as a third language, you would need only to grasp minor changes in word forms and syntax.
- To arrive at the original meaning of a surname, one has to consider the earliest recorded forms and invoke the expertise of a philologist.
- The correct Irish form of the name Ballyhaunis was then, and still is open to question.
- The female form of the word was wicce, from which we get our witch, though at one time men could be witches, too.
2.3(style)forma feminineform and content — forma y contenido / fondo
- As a pair they present a complex tale of memory and forgetting in terms of both form and content.
- We feature a crop of interesting product designs marrying form and function in experimental ways.
- Also the length of the film dictates the form, it is a fine balance between form and content.
- Haven't ballet purists reacted negatively to the combination of classical form and popular content?
- This uncomfortable contradiction between form and content lies at the heart of both their work.
- It is hard to separate form from content, so there's no use asking authors to clean up their act.
- His smart-alec games with form and style are very witty, youthful and enormously engaging.
- In fact, he's made it worse by a jarring disjunction between form and content.
- Still, the film is undeniably distinctive, although this is due to style as much as form.
- Branagh's film thus presents us once again with a provocative conflict between form and content.
- The book reflects the structure of the conference in both form and content in an attempt to capture the dynamism of the event.
- The subject is too self-conscious, the Italian still more concerned with form than feeling.
- Lacking both form and content, Soul Survivors can hardly be called a movie at all.
- That was the thing that interested me about it; it's that marriage between form and content.
- Another question ran as follows: Choose a poem in which the poet has created a perfect blend of form and content.
- The problem is one of both form and content, of poetic method and political consciousness.
- Indeed, this tone is reinforced throughout the book by both its content and its form.
- On the downside, a small minority of articles favour form over content to an excessive degree.
- It is this contrast between form and content that gives the show its constant elan.
- In the argument of content over form or vice-versa, here content dictates form.
3.1(in horseracing, football pools, fitness, ability)forma feminineto be in good/poor form — estar en buena/baja forma / en buen/mal estado físico
- he is off form because of flu — está en baja forma por la gripe
- he's on form tonight — está en forma / en vena esta noche
- (in horseracing, football pools) to study (the) form — estudiar el panorama
- on past form it seems unlikely that … — conociendo su historial, no parece probable que …
- The England cricket team's improved form will, I hope, reignite interest in the game in our inner cities.
- On current form, he may be the best striker in the first division, but he doesn't expect to start.
- Italo Stars have hit a rich vein of form and will be bubbling with confidence for Saturday's home clash.
- I am lucky enough to be part of a team whose form has been magnificent, with mesmerising displays.
- Jebb was 24 seconds behind Bailey who on current form is favourite to win the title.
- Based on the two teams' current form, today's encounter looks set to be close fought and could go either way.
- Fingers are crossed that both can keep up their brilliant form from the recent national games.
- This was a crucial game for Ilkley not least because of the need to show some form as the team prepares for an arduous final few weeks of the season.
- Smith's own form with the bat is another major concern for South Africa.
- Aberdeen are one of the Scottish Premier League's form teams and have yet to concede a goal in five games.
- The second day was tense as they struggled to find the previous days' form.
- He has shown consistent form with both bat and ball so far this season but still needs a big score under his belt.
- If he maintains his current level of form then he will be challenging for the Jockeys Title.
- Their first league victory of the season will surely not be far away with David Bentley in his current form.
- Following a bad start, the Greens have become one of national league two's form teams over the last two months.
- The United manager hopes that a victory against Boavista would also ignite his team's Premiership form.
- On current form, he certainly stands a better chance than his team-mate.
- He said many players had discovered their form and this was having a positive influence on the team.
- On current domestic form, Liverpool might not see another Champions League night like this for a very long time to come.
- Part of the reason why he doesn't reproduce his club form for England is that his form improves as the team he plays in gets better.
3.2British (criminal record)to have form — tener antecedentes
4(etiquette)as a matter of form — por educación / cortesía
- to be bad/good form — ser de mala/buena educación
- what's the form? — ¿cuál es el procedimiento a seguir?
5(document)formulario masculineimpreso masculineforma feminine Mexicoto fill in / out a form — rellenar / llenar una forma Mexico
7BritishSchoolfeminine clasemasculine cursomasculine año
8(hare's shelter)madriguera feminine
2(shape, mold)formar(character) formar(character) moldearhow do you form the future tense? — ¿cómo se forma el futuro?
3(take shape of)(line/shape/circle) formar
4(develop)(idea/opinion) formarse(habit) adquirir
5(constitute)(basis/part) formar(basis/part) constituir
6(set up, establish)(committee/company/government) formar
1(develop)(suspicion/plan/idea) tomar formaa scheme to make money formed in my head — un plan para hacer dinero fue tomando forma en mi mente
2(be made)(ice/fog/steam) formarseice forms on water — se forma hielo en el agua
3(take shape)to form into a line — formar fila
- we formed into groups — formamos varios grupos
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