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
- Slice the roll in half the short way, then slice the halves in half.
- We drew a circle with a horizontal line drawn to divide it in half in the top half of our paper.
- Do they represent two halves of the same individual or different people?
- This damage was only found in half of the pivot, the north half where rye was planted.
- Cut dough into four equal pieces, cut each piece in half, and roll each piece into a ball.
- You can figure out how much water you need to drink each day by dividing your weight in half.
- Albany could easily cut this subsidy at least in half and still pay for real charity care.
- Her smile grew wider as she put the halves together and ripped it once more in half.
- Cut a starfish in half and both halves can recover to produce two starfish.
- Briefly, the femurs were cut in half at the middle of diaphysis and the proximal halves were discarded.
- Divide the mixture in half and mould into two sausage shapes, each about 20 cm long.
- Yes, the Park will be bigger but, unfortunately, it will be split in half and surely that is the whole point of this debate.
- Press both halves together to flatten and cut each roll in half before serving.
- This was the first match of the second half of the season that last saw action three months ago.
- According to the plan you can reduce waste by a half or more by composting.
- Try a biscuit crust, tortillas, flatbread such as pita, bun halves or a baguette cut in half lengthwise as bases for pizza toppings.
- Divide the ground meats by half and pass one half through the grinder for a second time.
- 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.
- 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.
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
- So boring was the game that the first half had no decent shot at goal and the two goalkeepers were literally on holiday.
- They forced two frees that Rogers converted and the sides were level with six minutes of the half gone.
- It ended a run of 14 games unbeaten and it was a sickener to concede in injury time of both halves.
- 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.
- 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.
- Only in a bruising period of the second half, when the game turned scrappy, did Hibs lose their composure and control.
- The first half concluded with a trapeze act that got nervous applause throughout and a thunderous ovation at the end.
- He later said the first half was his greatest performance as a pro, and no one who saw it could argue.
- A simmering game erupted following the dismissals in the second half of extra-time.
- I had a feeling when we walked out, it was going to be a damned good game in the second half.
- They were leapfrogged by Matlock Town, who won with goals in stoppage time of both halves.
- 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.
- 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 visitors side upped their game in the second half when they had got used to the playing surface.
- What is more exciting in football at any level than a scoring drive in the last few minutes of a half or a game?
- The half finished with the Dragons exerting the greater pressure but failing to maintain continuity.
- Cougars lifted their game in the second half and pummelled the Lions line, but could not find the final touch.
- 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.
- The Selby side came into the game in the second half and were denied by the upright.
(of pitch)campo masculine
(interval)descanso masculinemedio tiempo masculine Latin America
3British informal(of beer)feminine media pinta
- 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.
- 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.
- I've got my eye on one or two oddly named brews - I fancy a half of the Norwich Terrier, for instance.
- Now, here's the rub: our meal plus two pints and two halves of lager set us back a whopping £50.90.
- 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.
- 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.
- Seriously, get her to drink a half of stout a day as a basis for any magick she does.
- Usually we'd have a half of beer, but on this occasion someone suggested a glass of sherry, because it dried you out.
- We sat down with a half of Timothy Taylor's for me, and a pint for him, to make our choices.
- 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.
- Two airline stewardesses were sacked for drinking a half of lager each before a flight.
- I still don't know, but the whole dish, washed down with a half of bitter, sure tasted great.
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
- If he has put in half the young player's original value he gets back half of the fee.
- All this was made possible by the convergence of several trends half a century ago.
- Use a complete suit for each player and a number of Jokers equal to about half the players.
- More than half of the games were ended prematurely, with no play possible in one game.
- Porter and Gershwin hadn't been blockbuster material for almost half a century.
- In half of the offences a purse or wallet has been removed from the victim's handbag or pocket.
- Over more than half a century his talent and intensity have proven big enough to fill any role.
- More than half a century on, the sense of magic is just as strong.
- If each had this share, then together they would only account for a half of the total available smartphone market.
- Over a half of violent offences are believed by the Home Office to be drink related.
- More than a half of the total supply is used by homeowners, with the reserves used by industry.
- Wouldn't this prove that Europe really regrets what was perpetrated on its soil half a century ago?
- That may sound strange for a country which faced the prospect of a nuclear holocaust for almost half a century.
- When continuing a character, pull out attack cards equal to half your STR.
- I was born in these hills and, half a century later, found myself filled with both dread and relief.
- Only about a quarter to a half of these patients are known to their doctors.
- This is the knee-jerk reaction common to all regimes that for half a century have held power in the region.
- This is the picture today after more than half a century since Independence.
- The United States has been trying to eliminate its slums for more than half a century.
- It is fortunate that she enjoyed being retired, because her retirement lasted half a century.
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 sombra de lo 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
- If you tour right on the heels of a release, half the people in the audience don't have it.
- Nowadays he is on first-name terms with at least half of his audience.
- Adding even more to this was the fact that about half the audience were the actual people behind the film.
- Half of the products tested in this country had less than half the amount stated on the label.
- Typing without half the letters not appearing was going to be the highlight of my evening.
- It is estimated that a half of the US population is now susceptible to smallpox.
- Also in Saudi Arabia, women's testimonies in court are equal to half those of a man.
- The emcee is desperate to get us to stay, but half the audience gets up to leave anyway.
- Apparently half the audience was shocked speechless, but Hawking loved it.
- I was seated in the celebrity box with my family and I knew half the audience in the hall there.
- Without exaggeration, more than half the audience were on their feet cheering.
- I imagine at least half the audience was completely off its gourd so God knows what he was doing to the collective psyche.
- It's complicated and messy, but in the end at least half the audience will sympathise with Gabriel.
- Over half the expected studio audience agreed not to take part in the show.
- 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.
- Three-and-a-half hours, and I think at least half of that was all that wonderful food.
- For a start, I can spend half the day answering phone calls, e-mails and letters.
- The performance was punctuated throughout with the clatter of seats as half the audience walked out.
- At least half the audience walked out before the end, irritated and confused.
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
- A lot of money went into it when the pond was repaired and residents believe it should look half decent.
- Others prefer to eat them when they are still green or half ripe, when the acid taste predominates.
- With the job half done, somewhere around the caves of Tora Bora, it got - what?
- We just did that one song, a kinda R&B pop song with half French and half English lyrics.
- Since Canon have half decent bits of glass, it was possible to quickly eliminate number three.
- They are half afraid to open the door to the postman should he arrive with another registered letter.
- Everitt half committed to entering the race next year with Bourassa as a partner.
- She sighed in a half frustrated and half nervous way, and Jason set a mug full of rum before her.
- In fact, I'm half inclined to start asking for Italy, just to see if I can do it!
- His understated celebrations said he knew the job was only half done.
- When Macbeth is hunched over, scrawny and half bald he does not radiate a sinister charisma.
- His epilogue, half desperate, half triumphant, is one of the best I've heard.
- Working on Macbeth, he drove his librettist half insane with demands that he stick close to Shakespeare.
- She jumped back slightly against the window half afraid of what he was going to say.
- In her half conscious state it was only barely that she heard a knock and the door opening.
- Social criticism is still present, then, but it is half submerged in the dynamics of strong men in conflict.
- In the streets half naked Kiwis could be seen running around like lunatics.
- Cleave is left facing a tragedy and having to come to terms with things failed and half done.
- Even then you are only half confident of getting your subject spuffed on in quality men's monthlies across Britain.
- A half decent story and a better script and it might have been fun.
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