In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(coat/car/eyes/salad/paint) verdeParis is a very green city — París es una ciudad muy verde
- green spaces — espacios verdes
2.2(not cured or dried)(timber) verdegreen bacon — panceta sin ahumar feminine River Plate
3.1informal (inexperienced)verde informalhe's still green, but he'll learn — todavía está verde pero ya aprenderá informal
4Politics(revolution/politics) verde(politics/revolution) ecologistathe Green Party — los verdes
- the green vote — el voto verde
1(color)verde masculinethe lights were at green — el semáforo estaba (en) verde
- there are large areas of green in the city — en la ciudad hay amplias zonas verdes
- The plaintiff gave evidence that he is, and has always been, colour blind, and is unable to distinguish between red and green.
- Those with this condition cannot distinguish certain shades of red and green.
- Beneath the jacket he wore a shirt and tie that matched the green of the jacket and pants perfectly.
- Route 2 buses branded in green will operate on a loop connecting Victoria, Oxford Road and Deansgate rail stations.
- Her eyes were a light green, which gave her an exotic look with her lightly tanned skin.
- He must have seen them, since their clothes didn't match the green of the grasslands.
- This year, though, expect to see red mixed with colours other than traditional green.
- There and in other fields, a yellow corn leaf appeared in sharp contrast to the deeper green of the rest of the plants.
- The huge flowers were out, with white, pink and orange petals set against the green of the foliage and the blue of the lagoon.
- In the spring the still surface mirrored the pale green of new buds.
- He projected his own violent moods on to the canvas in red and green.
- Strawberries should be uniformly red with no green at the tips or at the stem.
- Her eyes, normally a light green by nature, glimmered turquoise in the light.
- However, the buildings today, newly painted in green and gold, are exact replicas of the original structures.
- Relatively large, the leaves are a dull light green with a paler underside during growing season.
- In the sunlight, the steel surface comes alive with reflections, picking up the green of the surrounding grass.
- The colour green is supposed to be the most relaxing on the eye and nerves.
- The colour of the dress matched the green of her eyes, and it complemented the ring that her grandfather had made for her.
- He looked out the back windows and saw only the uniform green of grass and bushes.
- The festive colors of red and green, as well as the customary exchange of gifts, likewise have Pagan origins.
2.1(in village, town)prado comunal masculine
- The arts and crafts exhibition was held in the village hall, while refreshments were served in a marquee on the village green.
- I am told the garden of my house used to be part of the village green.
- A large Christmas tree with large bulbous fairy lights had been placed on the village green.
- High Ellington is a pleasant little village with a green.
- Angry mums and dads say the council is a killjoy for putting up signs forbidding ball games on a green between Overbrook and Bevisland.
2.2putting greengreen masculine
3greens plural(vegetables)feminine verduraeat your greens — cómete la verdura
- Fill up one side of the plate with leafy greens and nonstarchy vegetables.
- Most of the herbs and salad greens are grown in the hotel garden, and there is always at least one vegetarian option available.
- Apparently one in five of our supposedly health obsessed, eco friendly and vegetarian teenagers eat no greens at all.
- Mix the potatoes and chopped greens together with plenty of salt and pepper.
- First, there's salad of mixed greens, tomatoes, cabbage, carrot and cauliflower in a creamy but pungent dressing.
4GreenPoliticsverde feminineecologista feminine
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