In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(conceal, secrete)(person/object) esconderhe hid her in the bedroom — la escondió en el dormitorio
- to hide sth from sb — ocultarle algo a algn
- she hid the money from the police — escondió el dinero para que no lo encontrara la policía
- to hide oneself — esconderse
- he hid himself in the undergrowth — se escondió en la maleza
- I don't know where she's gone and hidden herself — no sé dónde se ha metido
2(keep secret)(emotions/thoughts) ocultarto hide one's feelings — ocultar sus (/ mis etc. ) sentimientos
- to hide sth from sb — ocultarle algo a algn
- he hid his fears from his wife — le ocultó sus temores a su mujer
- don't try and hide it from me — no intentes ocultármelo
- I've got nothing to hide — no tengo nada que ocultar / esconder
3(mask, screen)taparshe hid her face in her hands and wept — se tapó la cara con las manos y se echó a llorar
- a line of tall trees hid the house from view / from sight — una hilera de árboles altos no dejaba ver la casa
1escondersequick, let's hide! — rápido, escondámonos
- to hide behind sb/sth — esconderse detrás de algn/algo
- where've you been hiding all these weeks? — ¿dónde has estado metido todas estas semanas?
- to hide from sb — esconderse de algn
- it was impossible to hide from his father's wrath — era imposible escapar a la ira de su padre
1British(in bird-watching, hunting)paranza femininepuesto masculine
1(of animal)feminine pielmasculine cuero
- This is branding of the same literal sort that ranchers practice when they burn their symbols on the hides of cattle.
- Goats feel the cold and dislike damp and wet as they don't have thick fleeces like sheep or tough hide like cows.
- This meant they could raise animals to eat them or to use them for their milk and their hides, and to plow the land to grow crops.
- A large fire was constantly kept burning in front, and for an acre or so around the ground was covered with drying hides.
- During the winter, additional warmth was provided by bear skins and buffalo hides.
- To get the best brands, we hold the cooled branding irons on the hide for 60 seconds.
- Local trade remained important and the export of gum and hides developed parallel to the trade in slaves.
- In return for animal hides, the merchants of Southampton obtained gold, silver, glass ware, and wine.
- Sheep were kept for their wool and meat, cows for their milk, sinews and hides.
- A third tradition of Atlantic shipbuilding involved light-framed vessels covered with hides.
- Shy and solitary by nature, tapirs are often hunted in their native countries for their hide, which is tough and leathery.
- Most predatory dinosaurs such as tyrannosaurs and velociraptors have usually been depicted in museums, films and books as covered in a thick hide of dull brown or green skin.
- Leather is sold by the hide and costs £21 per square metre.
- Packers can now remove most of the hair, split the hide, and send the top layer for tanning and the rest for other uses.
- In the extreme cold, thick hides and warm coats insulate them.
- The production of leather from animal hides was a time-consuming and dreadfully smelly process.
- Their thick, elephant-like hide offers a small measure of protection from boats - but not immunity.
- In addition, the lesions cause permanent damage to the hides of infected cattle, which impacts heavily on the leather industry.
- The haul of goat meat, cow's feet, poultry and smoked cattle hide was uncovered after a seven-month surveillance operation.
- Britain was exporting corn, hides, cattle, and iron to the empire, all items of vital importance to the Roman military effort.
- She laughs, radiant in her self-satisfaction, shielded by a hard hide and chutzpa from charges of vulgarity, greed or egomania.
- Any writer hoping to break in must have the thickest hide.
- Not only do politicians require hides as thick as oxen, we expect them to have their constitution as well.
- Fortunately, my hide was thick enough that I didn't let it get to me.
- Behind the anecdotes, Manahan gained the tough hide of ego necessary to survive in the uncertain world of acting.
- Wasn't it really because he had the hide to be critical of business and ask tough questions.
- And you have to hand it to John Howard - he has the thickest hide in town.
- If he was an overly sensitive child he has grown a considerably thicker hide since then.
- Eight months after having learnt this elusive skill, I have a tough hide.
- The guy had a hide as thick as a rhino, loved his politics and he didn't have a mean bone in his body.
- It takes a thick hide to stay in this field and be a survivor.
- I just have a thick hide and disregard what silly people say.
- So far he owes his survival to an extraordinarily thick political hide, which none of his detractors had previously credited him for.
- But does he have the thick hide needed for the rough'n'tumble of life in Sacramento?
- You've got to have a hide as thick as a rhinoceros to carry on and pretend nothing has happened.
- Small wonder Eleanor later remarked: ‘Any woman who goes into public life has to have a hide like a rhinoceros.’
- That, in turn, has opened him to many questions about the thickness of his political hide and his ability to take these blows like a man.
- Develop a thick hide and have patience - and keep writing, whether you get recognized or not.
- Those of us in the business for a while develop tough hides to absorb the ‘critiques’ of outraged readers.
- A player might start out not looking very tough, but he develops a thick hide and becomes a tough guy at the height of his abilities.
- A jury at Bradford Crown Court was told that more than £8,500 was found at his Keighley home and £12,000 was hidden under a mattress at his parents' home.
- I kept the bottle hidden in the fridge for a whole week waiting for the moment when i could enjoy it at my leisure.
- After Joe's funeral, Tom realizes that the treasure is hidden in the cave.
- She had some casual clothes, but those had to be hidden away since her parents frowned upon anything they considered unladylike.
- The court heard that Ross hid the bullets to prevent suspicion falling on him or his family.
- The letter was hidden in the pocket of her Guess jeans.
- But Evans' camera was hidden from sight.
- Mike reached over, opened his glove compartment and took out the small bottle of whiskey he hid there for emergencies.
- But traders say they are slowly drifting back and drinking from bottles hidden in plastic bags.
- She hoped the bags under her eyes that she'd taken great pains to hide with concealer would not give away just how much sleep she'd not been getting.
- The silver gilt trophy had been hidden away in a bank vault in a secret location.
- You arrive at the house and sit at the table and grab that bottle of Whiskey you hid.
- Magistrates were told that police called at his home with a trained dog which found the drugs in his bedroom hidden under a mattress.
- Once Kyle and Drake reach the gas station they park the car and hide their weapons under their shirts and get out.
- On Saturday we continued with the sorting out and tackled three boxes of assorted stuff that have been carefully hidden away in the cupboards in the spare room since we moved in over eighteen months ago.
- He had saved around £2,000 which had been hidden away in a holdall behind a table in his bungalow.
- The Revenue Commissioners are poised to sign deals with some of the world's most secretive tax havens in a bid to prevent tax dodgers hiding their money abroad.
- This technique also works on red pimples that concealer alone can't hide.
- These are believed to be treasures from the Temple at Jerusalem, which were hidden away for safekeeping.
- Then Joseph finds gold in a creek, first hides this from his family, then abandons them to go prospecting.
- Like Cherise, who missed her father and made no secret about it, Lindiwe was open emotionally, never hiding the fact that she missed her husband and child.
- Yet in Europe, and in particular France, he continues to be seen as an icily cool champion, his real thoughts hidden behind an intimidating mask of arrogance.
- Never hide or cover the symptoms because you are ashamed, or guilty about feeling depressed when you are supposed to be happy.
- But the fact that the idea largely originated with Marx and Engels themselves has been hidden from public awareness with almost total success.
- She was relived she no longer had to keep this secret hidden from her best friend.
- Her parents had a secret that they had hidden from Phoenix for 15 years, her whole life and now she knew.
- Missile attacks of all sorts have been hidden from the public.
- He had done a good job of keeping his true feelings and emotions hidden from the other two for most of the last week.
- The details of the murder, however, were neatly covered up and hidden.
- This is being hidden from the press and probably Congress as well.
- She was right, for as soon as he left all the emotions she had kept hidden from others, the anger, the fear and the sadness came together.
- Nothing the Parish Council does is hidden from the public and by law the council has to open its books to the public for two weeks each year for scrutiny.
- I admit to not feeling myself, covering up the dark circles under my eyes with thick concealer, having to hide how I felt.
- The facts had to be hidden from his wife, Danielle.
- When it comes out the second time, we are going to find out about all the evidence that was hidden from us, and all the other witnesses that were not revealed to us.
- Habib, who is also lonely, hides his loneliness under stoicism.
- I agreed to act as though our affair were a secret, a clandestine drama to be hidden from the rest of the world.
- As much as I'm good at hiding how I feel… and making my facial expressions stay neutral… those that know me well can read my face like a book.
- There's nothing being hidden from them that they don't know or that members of the Senate aren't already aware of.
- At first I didn't like it, it made me sick, but as I got older it could help me to hide my feelings and emotions.
- Sheet lightning is just fork lightning that happens within a cloud, or when lightning is partly hidden by clouds.
- The surrounding snow-capped peaks are hidden by thick cloud from which frozen rain floats lazily down, reflecting light from illuminated windows.
- The sun was hidden behind some clouds and a small wind was starting to blow.
- There was a small outdoor staircase partially hidden by tall palm trees leading up to the balcony of her room.
- The moon was hidden behind a cloud and she couldn't see anything, but her ears could hear a suspicious tiptoeing around the front door.
- The sun was suddenly hidden by black clouds and drops of rain started to fall gently.
- They soon reached a stone structure, well hidden by tall trees and thick ivy.
- The moon was hidden behind thick black clouds and she had to grope her way around the unfamiliar surroundings.
- The night is filled with bright, sparkling stars as far as the eye can see, without cloud or smog to hide them.
- She was grateful that the veil of darkness hid her blush.
- The Mansion House collection of silver, gold and silver plate has been hidden from public view for hundreds of years, but will be on display at Fairfax House for three months from July.
- As the sun went down in the distance, half hidden by puffy white clouds, Josie leaned over the ship's railing and gazed down at the calm water.
- The weather was closing in and soon mist rolled over us, hiding the view.
- The evening sun was hidden behind the darkening clouds, and no electric lights shone from the windows of the surrounding houses.
- York Minster's East Front could be hidden from view for as long as ten years while major repairs are carried out.
- Thick gray rain clouds hid the sun, and there was a hint of thunder in the air.
- Most parts of the castle were hidden by the clouds, and only the main entrance could be seen.
- The terrazzo floor is tough and durable, hides dirt, and stands up to muddy boots.
- She adjusted the scarf that was now hiding what little hair she had left.
- Many of them are so tall that they are hidden by dense cloud cover for days at a time.
2humorous(of human)pellejo masculine informalhe did that to save his own hide — lo hizo para salvar el pellejo / su propio pellejo
- he's got a hide like a rhinoceros — tiene la piel más dura que un elefante
- not to see hide nor hair of sb — no verle el pelo a algn
- I've not seen hide nor hair of him since Tuesday — no le he visto el pelo desde el martes
- to have sb's hide
- if you let me down, I'll have your hide! — como me dejes colgado, pagarás con el pellejo
- to tan sb's hide — curtir a algn a palos
- I'll tan your hide if you do that again! — ¡como vuelvas a hacer eso, te curto a palos!
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