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(part)mitad femininehalf of the sugar — la mitad del azúcar
- the upper half of the body — la parte superior del cuerpo
- to break/divide sth in half — romper/dividir algo por la mitad / en dos
- to do things by halves — hacer las cosas a medias
- We drew a circle with a horizontal line drawn to divide it in half in the top half of our paper.
- Divide the mixture in half and mould into two sausage shapes, each about 20 cm long.
- You can figure out how much water you need to drink each day by dividing your weight in half.
- The upper and lower halves of this box correspond not to waist up and waist down, but to left and right on the dancer's body.
- This was the first match of the second half of the season that last saw action three months ago.
- Do they represent two halves of the same individual or different people?
- Her smile grew wider as she put the halves together and ripped it once more in half.
- This damage was only found in half of the pivot, the north half where rye was planted.
- Try a biscuit crust, tortillas, flatbread such as pita, bun halves or a baguette cut in half lengthwise as bases for pizza toppings.
- Press both halves together to flatten and cut each roll in half before serving.
- Cut a starfish in half and both halves can recover to produce two starfish.
- Divide the ground meats by half and pass one half through the grinder for a second time.
- Albany could easily cut this subsidy at least in half and still pay for real charity care.
- According to the plan you can reduce waste by a half or more by composting.
- Cut dough into four equal pieces, cut each piece in half, and roll each piece into a ball.
- Cut the baguette in half lengthways and spread each half with the coriander butter.
- And tell your husband that you are going to cut the time you spend in the kitchen by half or even more.
- Yes, the Park will be bigger but, unfortunately, it will be split in half and surely that is the whole point of this debate.
- Slice the roll in half the short way, then slice the halves in half.
- Briefly, the femurs were cut in half at the middle of diaphysis and the proximal halves were discarded.
1.3(elliptical use)an hour and a half — una hora y media
- I wear a 37 and a half — calzo (un) 37 y medio
- you get time and a half on Sundays — te pagan el 50% más los domingos
(period)tiempo masculinethe first/second half — el primer/segundo tiempo
- The visitors side upped their game in the second half when they had got used to the playing surface.
- With less than three minutes of the second half gone, Henderson latched on to a lax pass and hacked the ball downfield.
- The second half started as it was to go on, with endless comings and goings between the two substitutes benches and the field.
- It ended a run of 14 games unbeaten and it was a sickener to concede in injury time of both halves.
- So boring was the game that the first half had no decent shot at goal and the two goalkeepers were literally on holiday.
- He later said the first half was his greatest performance as a pro, and no one who saw it could argue.
- It got rid of the controversial and hated shoot-out, added stoppage time at the end of halves and games, and the clock counts up instead of down.
- Hockey is an 11-a-side game played over two halves of 35 minutes, with goals more often than not coming from set-pieces such as corners or penalties.
- Only in a bruising period of the second half, when the game turned scrappy, did Hibs lose their composure and control.
- They forced two frees that Rogers converted and the sides were level with six minutes of the half gone.
- The matches would feel more real and there would be less of a need to go through the half-dozen substitutions which regularly mark the second halves of such games.
- That was a rare moment of danger for Sweden, who dominated possession but only seriously looked like scoring in the closing periods of both halves.
- The half finished with the Dragons exerting the greater pressure but failing to maintain continuity.
- The Selby side came into the game in the second half and were denied by the upright.
- The first half concluded with a trapeze act that got nervous applause throughout and a thunderous ovation at the end.
- What is more exciting in football at any level than a scoring drive in the last few minutes of a half or a game?
- They were leapfrogged by Matlock Town, who won with goals in stoppage time of both halves.
- I had a feeling when we walked out, it was going to be a damned good game in the second half.
- Cougars lifted their game in the second half and pummelled the Lions line, but could not find the final touch.
- A simmering game erupted following the dismissals in the second half of extra-time.
(of pitch)campo masculine
(interval)descanso masculinemedio tiempo masculine Latin America
3British informal(of beer)feminine media pinta
- Two airline stewardesses were sacked for drinking a half of lager each before a flight.
- Seriously, get her to drink a half of stout a day as a basis for any magick she does.
- I've got my eye on one or two oddly named brews - I fancy a half of the Norwich Terrier, for instance.
- I still don't know, but the whole dish, washed down with a half of bitter, sure tasted great.
- He was supping a half of Guinness while looking oddly like a Guinness himself in his black polo neck and angular shock of white hair.
- Usually we'd have a half of beer, but on this occasion someone suggested a glass of sherry, because it dried you out.
- I then suggested that perhaps all they needed was a nice cup of coffee or a half of shandy and they looked at me as though I were a paedophile.
- With a couple of pints and two halves of lager plus coffees, our bill came to a few pence over £37-not unreasonable for this standard of Indian restaurant.
- Now, here's the rub: our meal plus two pints and two halves of lager set us back a whopping £50.90.
- We sat down with a half of Timothy Taylor's for me, and a pint for him, to make our choices.
- If you build a good pub, the women will come - and may just be persuaded to swap their G'n'T for a half of Terrier.
- Lester wanted to lump him, Mike reckoned there was a story in it and Lucy calmed him down by buying him a half of Guinness.
4British(fare)one and two halves — un adulto y dos niños
1la mitadI only want half — solo quiero la mitad
- half of that money is mine — la mitad de ese dinero es mía
- Use a complete suit for each player and a number of Jokers equal to about half the players.
- Over more than half a century his talent and intensity have proven big enough to fill any role.
- That may sound strange for a country which faced the prospect of a nuclear holocaust for almost half a century.
- If he has put in half the young player's original value he gets back half of the fee.
- This is the knee-jerk reaction common to all regimes that for half a century have held power in the region.
- I was born in these hills and, half a century later, found myself filled with both dread and relief.
- It is fortunate that she enjoyed being retired, because her retirement lasted half a century.
- Wouldn't this prove that Europe really regrets what was perpetrated on its soil half a century ago?
- Over a half of violent offences are believed by the Home Office to be drink related.
- The United States has been trying to eliminate its slums for more than half a century.
- More than a half of the total supply is used by homeowners, with the reserves used by industry.
- More than half of the games were ended prematurely, with no play possible in one game.
- If each had this share, then together they would only account for a half of the total available smartphone market.
- In half of the offences a purse or wallet has been removed from the victim's handbag or pocket.
- Porter and Gershwin hadn't been blockbuster material for almost half a century.
- Only about a quarter to a half of these patients are known to their doctors.
- This is the picture today after more than half a century since Independence.
- More than half a century on, the sense of magic is just as strong.
- All this was made possible by the convergence of several trends half a century ago.
- When continuing a character, pull out attack cards equal to half your STR.
1mediomediahe won half a million pounds — ganó medio millón de libras
- half a pint of milk — media pinta de leche
- one and a half hours — una hora y media
- half the school knows about it already — ya lo sabe medio colegio
- half the amount has been raised already — ya hemos recaudado la mitad del dinero
- half my salary goes on the mortgage — la mitad del sueldo se me va en la hipoteca
- he's half her age — ella le dobla la edad
- the planning is half the fun — los preparativos son casi tan divertidos como la fiesta (or el viaje etc.) en sí
- she isn't half the player/singer she used to be — no es ni con mucho la jugadora/cantante que era
- the shirt had half sleeves — la camisa era de manga corta
- she managed a half smile — apenas logró esbozar una sonrisa
- to have a half share in sth — tener la mitad de algo
- Apparently half the audience was shocked speechless, but Hawking loved it.
- Also in Saudi Arabia, women's testimonies in court are equal to half those of a man.
- The performance was punctuated throughout with the clatter of seats as half the audience walked out.
- If you tour right on the heels of a release, half the people in the audience don't have it.
- I imagine at least half the audience was completely off its gourd so God knows what he was doing to the collective psyche.
- Nowadays he is on first-name terms with at least half of his audience.
- The emcee is desperate to get us to stay, but half the audience gets up to leave anyway.
- Without exaggeration, more than half the audience were on their feet cheering.
- I was seated in the celebrity box with my family and I knew half the audience in the hall there.
- Typing without half the letters not appearing was going to be the highlight of my evening.
- For a start, I can spend half the day answering phone calls, e-mails and letters.
- Twenty years ago the total debt of U.S. households was equal to half the size of the economy.
- After all those centuries, half the population has realised that it is completely naked under its clothes.
- Over half the expected studio audience agreed not to take part in the show.
- Half of the products tested in this country had less than half the amount stated on the label.
- Three-and-a-half hours, and I think at least half of that was all that wonderful food.
- It's complicated and messy, but in the end at least half the audience will sympathise with Gabriel.
- Adding even more to this was the fact that about half the audience were the actual people behind the film.
- At least half the audience walked out before the end, irritated and confused.
- It is estimated that a half of the US population is now susceptible to smallpox.
1mediothe meat is half cooked — la carne está medio cruda / a medio cocer
- the work is only half done — el trabajo está a medio hacer
- she was half asleep — estaba medio dormida / semidormida
- the door was half closed — la puerta estaba entreabierta
- I half expected to find him here — en cierto modo esperaba encontrármelo aquí
- I was only half listening — no estaba prestando mucha atención
- she said it half jokingly — lo dijo medio en broma
- half walking, half running — medio caminando, medio corriendo
- half man, half horse — mitad hombre, mitad caballo
- she is half Italian, half Greek — es hija de italianos y griegos
- they are paid half as much as we are — les pagan la mitad que a nosotros
- the movie isn't half as good as the book — la película no es ni la mitad de buena que el libro
- Since Canon have half decent bits of glass, it was possible to quickly eliminate number three.
- We just did that one song, a kinda R&B pop song with half French and half English lyrics.
- Everitt half committed to entering the race next year with Bourassa as a partner.
- Even then you are only half confident of getting your subject spuffed on in quality men's monthlies across Britain.
- His understated celebrations said he knew the job was only half done.
- In the streets half naked Kiwis could be seen running around like lunatics.
- Working on Macbeth, he drove his librettist half insane with demands that he stick close to Shakespeare.
- She sighed in a half frustrated and half nervous way, and Jason set a mug full of rum before her.
- A half decent story and a better script and it might have been fun.
- Social criticism is still present, then, but it is half submerged in the dynamics of strong men in conflict.
- His epilogue, half desperate, half triumphant, is one of the best I've heard.
- Cleave is left facing a tragedy and having to come to terms with things failed and half done.
- In her half conscious state it was only barely that she heard a knock and the door opening.
- When Macbeth is hunched over, scrawny and half bald he does not radiate a sinister charisma.
- A lot of money went into it when the pond was repaired and residents believe it should look half decent.
- With the job half done, somewhere around the caves of Tora Bora, it got - what?
- They are half afraid to open the door to the postman should he arrive with another registered letter.
- Others prefer to eat them when they are still green or half ripe, when the acid taste predominates.
- She jumped back slightly against the window half afraid of what he was going to say.
- In fact, I'm half inclined to start asking for Italy, just to see if I can do it!
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