In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1masculine agujeromasculine hoyomasculine agujeromasculine bachemasculine boquetefeminine brechamy socks are in holes — tengo los calcetines llenos de agujeros
- to make a hole in sth — agujerear algo
- that made a hole in their savings — eso se llevó / se comió buena parte de sus ahorros
- money just burns a hole in his/her pocket — el dinero le quema las manos
- And, as many cyclists would testify, smooth roads without pitted surfaces and random holes would be a good start.
- Cut a cross-shaped hole out of the back of your t-shirt and go get sunburnt.
- Has it ever occurred to you that maybe I want holes in my socks?
- I made a hole in a black bin bag and put my head through it like some sort of black, plastic tabard.
- He said some of the holes in the road surface were as deep as eight inches.
- As the letter was carried from the FBI to the Army lab, some powder leaked from a hole in the envelope into the plastic bag containing it.
- Using a pencil, tease out the young plant from the seed tray and make a hole in the compost deep enough to take the roots of the seedling.
- We worked along the steel wall passing large circular holes where the heavy brass portholes had once been.
- Choose a leather strap in pink, blue, white or black and then customize it by punching out the perforated holes to get your message across.
- At the centre of the dome is an oculus, a circular hole, which is the only source of light.
- The majority of schools need some form of restoration because of crumbling walls, bullet holes, broken windows and leaking roofs.
- Shattered glass on the bus seats greeted the first driver to arrive for work, who discovered that vandals had broken in through a hole in the fence.
- The crash occurred when the truck, driving at a high speed, failed to avoid large holes in the surface of the road.
- It took forever but soon they had dug three holes and placed the bodies inside before covering them back up.
- Take a large sewing needle to puncture evenly spaced holes around the top and bottom of the shade.
- ‘I saw women and children having to dig deep holes in the ground, often over eight metres, and climb down into them to find water,’ he said.
- The window pane of the restaurant was broken, leaving a hole 30 centimetres in diameter.
- Mr Tincombe has tried various traps and boarded up holes the rats have got through, but says they are attracted by a compost bin next door.
- Returning to the garbage bag, he began to dig a large hole in the ground, into which he dumped the sack.
- Mr Stoff said he did not find anything inside the store, but the vandals had made a hole in its window.
- I headed out for the backyard where I proceeded to dig about a zillion holes in the ground searching for gold doubloons.
- Someone had broken a hole in a meshed railing and people came through it and across the railway track to the Quay.
- Just two weeks ago the bridge was temporarily closed while city officials repaired a gaping hole in its deteriorating surface.
- He dug a small hole in the ground and placed the seed in it.
- Each acorn was cleaned, weighed, and examined for insect larvae exit holes, splits in the shell, and protruding radicles.
- There were large holes in the playing surface on one side of the pitch.
- I also discovered that most of his socks have holes in them.
- Throw a towel or jacket over the bird, put it in a box or container with air holes and take it to the nearest animal shelter or wildlife rehabilitation center.
- Suction occurs when there is a hole or fissure in the dam wall on the upstream side, and it means death for divers.
- For instance there were certain stones to be found in fields or graveyards with a hole or hollow which at times was full of water.
- Jay mounded flour, made a hole in it, and dumped in a pinch of salt and then an egg.
- Gaping holes puncture the walls, leaving glimpses of lifeless interiors through jagged brickwork and shattered windows.
- He's been out in the car park for the last couple of weeks, digging a big hole in the ground.
- The roof is leaking, there are holes in the floor, the sewage pipes are broken, the heating doesn't work - there is no money in the kitty.
- The new pictures show that most of the moon is dark, but impacts have blasted holes in the surface to reveal much brighter material underneath, which is probably a mixture of ices.
- They feed by probing, and leave bands of holes along a beach where they have stuck their beaks into the sand probing for food.
- After almost an hour, rescuers took his body from the hole, and paramedics declared him dead at the scene.
- It came to rest just below the surface, leaving a hole 18 inches in diameter and sending up a large white cloud.
- The cheapest and most ecologically sound way to build a swimming pool is simply to hollow a hole in the ground.
- Transplant the seedlings in the normal manner by making a small hole through the surface mulch/manure and plant them into it.
- The government initially said the submarine had found 14 cracks or holes through which oil was leaking.
1.2(in argument, proposal)punto débil masculine
- In recent research, atmospheric scientists have been filling in holes in their basic knowledge about the ways that nature affects the chemistry of the atmosphere.
- That first budget would expose the holes in their plans: how to cut tax, while maintaining spending levels on public services and levering more money out of the private sector.
- It looks like the full report is not out until Monday, but I think I have already spotted the enormous hole in it.
- It's totally daft and has plot holes you can drive a bus through.
- That's mainly because I love the experience of going to see a film and think that that makes up for any plot holes you may encounter.
- Within 24 hr of the announcement, wily business pilots had figured out the plan was full of holes.
- I don't believe that you can build a conclusive argument either for or against a ban, as there are inevitably going to be serious holes in both arguments.
- Good on the surface, but as many have pointed out, all the plot holes and problems show up when you think about it for more than 10 seconds.
- Like too many of this government's initiatives, as soon as you start to examine the details gaping holes emerge.
- One insider said the reason for the explosion of counterfeiting was the hole still existing in the law.
- People in the industry will spot holes in this legislation in all sorts of directions, and I am afraid that they have already spotted some.
- It's not fact, it's a theory, with holes you can drive a truck through.
- The agenda is interesting, but with glaring holes where the problems of the world are.
- We need not only to discover what went wrong with the police - and why - but also how the CPS failed to spot the gaping holes in the evidence.
- Did anyone else find the logic holes problematic?
- Now, it doesn't take a genius to spot the glaring hole here.
- This leaves a hole where its positive agenda should be.
- The hole in Jim's argument is that, before WWI, they said that capitalism wouldn't allow it.
- Is he afraid we will expose the huge holes in these fatally flawed proposals?
- On one hand, the film is a terrible mess of plot holes, ridiculous premises, and overacting.
1.3(of animal)madriguera femininemouse hole — ratonera feminine
- Other holes have been burrowed to accommodate the reef's larger residents, which give it its popular name, Conger Alley.
- Except when you find the foxhole and the dogs go in, there's not a fox, but a weasel cowering in the corner of the hole.
- From holes, burrows, and crevices, the creatures of the desert night crawled.
- Hounds that have successfully tracked a fox are trained to pull it or dig it out of its hole, and the fox is killed.
- While walking this earth he commented that foxes had holes and birds had nests in which to live, but he had ‘nowhere to lay his head’.
- They were slippery with mud, filled with rabbit burrows and gopher holes and rather high up.
- How convenient it was that all the prey species were excavating holes and hollows and leafy chambers.
(in golf)hoyo masculineto play nine/eighteen holes — jugar (un partido) a nueve/dieciocho hoyos
- Steve Ryser and Mike Franklin sunk a long putt each on holes nine and eighteen respectively.
- Although his personal tussle with partner Lyle fizzled out, Jacobson admitted he had been nervous and uncomfortable in the opening holes.
- I tried to focus on the speed and knew my adrenaline would get the ball to the hole.
- When your putting goes sour in the middle of a round, here's how to get the ball rolling into the hole.
- This usually occurs on short putts as golfers try to steer the ball toward the hole.
- Lytham is a classic seaside links, nine flattish holes out, nine flattish holes in.
- So when I turned pro, one of my gimmicks was to throw my hat over the hole so the ball wouldn't pop out.
- Your eyes can follow the ball to the hole, but your spine angle stays the same.
- Instead of trying to just hit the green, you're trying to get the ball close to the hole.
- You may face a longer putt by not being able to work the ball closer to the hole, but you will be safely on the green.
- There is an air of anticipation among golfers in the wake of the green light for the extension of the course to eighteen holes.
- As a result, they hit it, and the ball breaks across the hole and below it, and it never has a chance to go in.
- The big talking point was the speed of the greens and many a golfer paid the price of leaving the ball above the hole with four putts as a reward.
- And if they hit the green, they hope the ball stays below the hole; anything putted from above will likely run off.
- I made eagle on the same hole last year and albatross this year: I'm going to struggle to keep that going next year.
- Base your decision on pace depending on what will happen to the ball after the hole.
- He'd just pick the ball out of the hole, hand me the putter and beeline for the next tee.
- I thought if I could hit my lob wedge and stop the ball below the hole, I had a shot at par.
- Unfortunately, the Dingle man managed to get his ball just nine metres from the hole but it was a very credible attempt for someone unused to the tee.
- On the putting surface, the track of the ball to the hole is in their mind's eye as exact as the lines on a graph.
(in US football)hueco masculine
3.1informal (unpleasant place)this town is a real hole! — ¡qué pueblo de mala muerte! informal
- his room was a dirty hole — su cuarto era un cuchitril inmundo
- Her sudden idea to bring Ryan with her, to the hole of a town she originated from, had not been discussed with him.
- The stage was huge - the World Cup - his team was in a hole, and the situation was certainly death or glory.
- Students were aggrieved at the possibility of being ‘stuck renting a hole in Cowley’ as Jessop put it.
- This place is a hole, the waiters are rude, the food expensive.
- It took us 20 years to get in this hole and it's going to take us 20 years to get out.
- He pulled the club out of a big hole, but he is a businessman and he made his money back.
- You have no rights, only criminals and important people have rights in this hole of a country.
- The criticism of the state companies has surfaced at a time when they appear to be climbing out of the financial holes into which they stumbled in the 1990s.
- Four more fights in this hole before we get the hell out of here.
- But with the electoral countdown ticking away, his government badly needs to pull itself out of a hole.
- The police are incapable of satisfying all these demands, so we're in a hole.
- When you're in a hole, like we are, the challenge of leadership is a lot harder.
3.2informal (awkward situation)to be in a hole — estar en un apuro / aprieto
- to get sb out of a hole — sacar a algn de un apuro / aprieto
1(in golf)(ball) embocar(putt/shot) transformarhe holed the 15th in four — hizo el hoyo 15 en cuatro golpes
- I had to sit in the clubhouse and nervously watch as Michael holed about a 40-foot putt on No.17 for par to stay within one shot of me.
- Magnificently, he holed the shot and allowed himself to smile again.
- It looked as though it might affect him, but he said it did not and in practice on Monday he had holed in one on the 16th, admittedly with his third attempt.
- After he holed that putt he stayed calm, kept his gum working and just raised one finger.
- Webb made birdie from a greenside bunker, but Sorenstam duly holed for eagle.
- Having missed the green with his approach and left with a bunker between himself and the pin, he holed the chip for a birdie to finish in 76 for a total of 152, ten over par.
- Then he holed for his par and the title.
- I cut a driver into the wind to about 12 feet and although I didn't hole it for eagle, it was a birdie and a change of fortunes in the tournament.
- I holed a 10-footer on the last and was sure it was going to get me in, but it didn't and it's disappointing I've not had another chance.
- While I was there, Nicklaus holed a birdie on the 16th.
- But a bad drive down the 17th led to only a par and when he pulled his approach to the last 45 feet wide he needed to hole it to win or three-putt to lose.
- He was one of five in a play-off for three places at Princes and went through in considerable style by holing a chip from seventy feet at the first tie hole.
- I'm swinging the club the way I want to, the putter is okay too, it's just that I'm holing nothing.
- What was impressive was, so shortly after holing the winning putt, just seconds after his moment of glory, Payne was thinking of my situation.
- I holed a good number of putts all day, including a useful eighteen footer on my last green.
- Jason Horner holed in one at the fifth in Saturday's club four-ball.
- Malton and Norton GC 20-handicapper Mike Punchard holed in one for the first time in 15 years of playing the game on the 169-yard 17th hole.
- I wasn't at the green when he holed the putt and punched the air four or five times, but it remains one of my strongest memories, even now.
- Until the last putt is holed on 18, it doesn't matter.
- I holed about a 40-footer for birdie on the first hole, and Mr. McKay jumped up and high-fived me.
2(ship) abrir una brecha en
- Daly, the boat is holed and fills with water at high tide.
- The Alliance went to Bonhomme's rescue but managed to do more harm than good, holing the Bonhomme so badly that she was eventually to sink after a fierce three-and-a-half-hour battle.
- Pumps were put on the vessel, which was holed, to keep it afloat so that boats could try and tow it from the rocks.
- The harbourmaster assessed the wreck, which was extensively holed, as unsalvageable.
- The slick close to Spain's shores was bigger than the 5,000 tons of fuel oil spilled when the Prestige was holed off the Galician coast on November 13.
- The tourists spoke of the moment their cruise in Antarctica turned into a real-life adventure after their liner was holed below the water line.
- The slick is estimated to contain some 11,000 tonnes of fuel oil - far bigger than the initial oil spill produced when one of the Prestige's tanks was holed, on November 13.
- Casualties were light but they lost one of their ships when it hit a rock and was holed.
- Two days later it was holed and drifting landwards with oil gushing out of its tanks.
- This attack only managed to hole her above the waterline and set her alight.
- The vessel was holed in numerous tanks with loss of crude and resultant pollution.
- There was a tiny hut with a corrugated roof which was thoughtfully holed in several places to permit stargazing.
1(in golf)to hole in one — embocar en un golpe
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