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(material)vidrio masculinecristal masculine Spainmasculine cristal(roof/door) de vidrio(door/roof) de cristal Spaina pane of glass — un vidrio
- the burglars broke the glass to get in — los ladrones rompieron el cristal para entrar
- broken glass — vidrios rotos
- to be grown under glass — cultivarse en invernadero
- a glass case — una vitrina
- a glass eye — un ojo de cristal
- The writer was also extremely enthusiastic about the ‘good selection of wine and very large glasses to drink out of.’
- Hard materials tend to be very brittle, take glass for instance.
- In mitigation, he claimed he was so drunk he forgot the glass was in his hand.
- But in this case, the noise was kept down by balancing the amount of glass with drywall.
- No doubt a great deal of whisky is drunk in New York, but almost all of it, surely, is drunk from whiskey glasses?
- The metal used was a soft soda lime glass, which in inclined to pitting and will give a misleading impression of age.
- First of all, you should always be drinking quality beers out of a glass.
- It has an important collection of 18th century drinking glasses, a tranquil walled garden and a garden tearoom.
- For anyone who does not know, glass is a hard, transparent or translucent brittle material that does not dissolve is not flammable.
- I press my nose against the cool glass of the lobby door, and shade my eyes so I can see past the glare.
- I closed my eyes and leaned against the cool glass window, feeling sick.
- Verify that the sliding glass door and all windows are locked and secure.
- Silica is one of the basic materials of sand and it forms glass when it fuses.
- The same, I'm told, was true as to proposals that fast-food restaurants use glasses rather than paper cups.
- Soda is one of the most common ores of sodium found in nature and it was used very early in human history to make glass.
- She called for pubs and bars to serve all bottled drinks in glasses, to discourage drinkers from leaving the premises with them.
- I still find it difficult to drink out of pint glasses at home.
- Both parties must then drink until the glass is dry, whether it contains alcohol or not.
- Interior windows and glass in doors allow maximum daylight but were sandblasted for privacy.
- As the amount of glass used in a house increases, the energy efficiency usually decreases.
- I once saw a girl drinking beer from a pint glass with a straw.
- His picture decorates stickers, cigarette lighters, record sleeves, cups, beer glasses and so on - Che is omnipresent.
- The pub's big windows and glass door make it easy to see anyone in the street.
- The police had expressed concerns about the amount of glass used in the building and its location near a road that could leave it vulnerable to a car bomb.
- I am so used to using plastic cups everywhere that the drink glasses seemed unmanageably heavy and got very cold from the ice!
- Marsh samphire, as noted above, is also known as glasswort from its former use in soda glass manufacture.
- Sure, we will all eat from different dishes and drink from different glasses, but we will all be able to agree that the meal is delicious.
- Drinks from plastic containers always taste different than those from glass containers.
- Householders across the district are being urged to take part in a major scheme to boost the amount of glass and cans recycled in Bradford.
- The amount of glass recycled so far amounts to almost ten per cent of the waste produced by local households.
- Once the milk has cooled, pour it into glass containers and refrigerate immediately.
- We all lift our glasses and drink the wine down, afraid of what grandma will do if we don't follow through.
- Also there was a long wooden table with benches on either side of it and a tall wooden cupboard with glass windows in the doors.
- You pour the wine in a glass, and you drink it as you consume your meal - no tricks, no secrets.
- Other superstitions hold that by continuing to drink out of a glass after the toast is to dilute that toast.
- Around 600 car parking spaces are planned for the store, which has been designed using a large amount of glass fronting.
1.2(glassware)cristalería femininecristal masculine
- In addition, vinegar can be used to remove price labels from glass, wood, and china.
- Lesser items, such as old magazines, inexpensive glass and china ware, may just sit in boxes.
- Some composites such as precious opal protected between layers of quartz or glass are sold as such.
- Somehow, it seemed that one of their salesmen was selling far more glass than any of the other members of the sales force.
- His hard work paid off when the antiques company sold him its entire collection of glass.
- There will also be antique glass, china, furniture and metalware on display.
- Their caravan is warm and homely, with glass and china neatly displayed.
- Not just for the traditionalist either; some of the modern china and glass designs are stunning.
- The firm sells high quality china, glass and collectables.
- Also up for grabs are china, glass and pottery by leading names Wedgwood, Foley, Staffordshire.
- It sells ceramics, glass, silver, paper and pretty much anything that takes her fancy.
- He said his father, a china and glass merchant, was not particularly pleased when he announced he wanted to be an actor.
- Books went well, as did glass and china ware on the White Elephant stall.
2(vessel)vaso masculinefeminine copaa champagne glass — una copa de champán
- a glass of champagne — una copa de champán
- a set of crystal glasses — un juego de copas/vasos de cristal
- please raise your glasses to our guest — brindemos por nuestro invitado
- she gets quite talkative when she's had a glass or two — cuando se ha tomado unas copas le da por hablar
3.1glasses pl(spectacles)gafaslentes Latin Americaanteojos Latin Americahe wears glasses — lleva gafas
- Feeling around inside he spots the glass lens of a video camera and pulls it out.
- This allows you to scrutinize as much of the glass lens elements as possible.
- Etta was a very austere widow who wore a little glass lens on a chain around her neck and held it up to peer at Norm and I whenever she visited us.
- An air bubble in water that is shaped like a normal glass lens would have roughly the opposite effect of the glass lens.
- Pinhole photos look relatively sharp but nothing like the quality produced by a fine glass lens.
- Somewhere outside there was a street lamp, it was caught in the glass, repeated, magnified and diminished, countless times.
- For shore watching 10 or 12 magnification glasses are better and a telescope on a tripod can be very useful.
- A similarly shaped boundary for a glass lens in air was deduced by both Descartes and Huygens.
3.2glasses pl(spectacles)prismáticoslargavistas masculine
4.1magnifying glasslupa femininelente de aumento feminine
4.2archaic (telescope)anteojo masculine archaic
- When he sat in front of the massive picture window that framed his easel, the glass mirrored his likeness under a mammoth magnolia tree.
5(barometer)the glass is rising/falling — la presión (atmosférica / barométrica) está subiendo/bajando
6dated(mirror)espejo masculinecristal masculine archaic
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