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
- in the hole
- we're $10,000 in the hole to the bank — le debemos 10.000 dólares al banco
- I'm just going deeper and deeper in the hole — cada vez estoy más endeudado / más cargado de deudas
- money just burns a hole in his/her pocket — el dinero le quema las manos
- to need sth like a hole in the head
- I need a visit from him like I need a hole in the head — ¡lo único que me faltaba! ¡que él viniera a verme!
- The majority of schools need some form of restoration because of crumbling walls, bullet holes, broken windows and leaking roofs.
- He said some of the holes in the road surface were as deep as eight inches.
- Has it ever occurred to you that maybe I want holes in my socks?
- I headed out for the backyard where I proceeded to dig about a zillion holes in the ground searching for gold doubloons.
- Suction occurs when there is a hole or fissure in the dam wall on the upstream side, and it means death for divers.
- Cut a cross-shaped hole out of the back of your t-shirt and go get sunburnt.
- 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.
- At the centre of the dome is an oculus, a circular hole, which is the only source of light.
- There were large holes in the playing surface on one side of the pitch.
- He dug a small hole in the ground and placed the seed in it.
- They feed by probing, and leave bands of holes along a beach where they have stuck their beaks into the sand probing for food.
- We worked along the steel wall passing large circular holes where the heavy brass portholes had once been.
- I also discovered that most of his socks have holes in them.
- 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.
- It came to rest just below the surface, leaving a hole 18 inches in diameter and sending up a large white cloud.
- It took forever but soon they had dug three holes and placed the bodies inside before covering them back up.
- The cheapest and most ecologically sound way to build a swimming pool is simply to hollow a hole in the ground.
- Each acorn was cleaned, weighed, and examined for insect larvae exit holes, splits in the shell, and protruding radicles.
- He's been out in the car park for the last couple of weeks, digging a big hole in the ground.
- 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.
- Gaping holes puncture the walls, leaving glimpses of lifeless interiors through jagged brickwork and shattered windows.
- Returning to the garbage bag, he began to dig a large hole in the ground, into which he dumped the sack.
- Someone had broken a hole in a meshed railing and people came through it and across the railway track to the Quay.
- The crash occurred when the truck, driving at a high speed, failed to avoid large holes in the surface of the road.
- The window pane of the restaurant was broken, leaving a hole 30 centimetres in diameter.
- Mr Stoff said he did not find anything inside the store, but the vandals had made a hole in its window.
- The government initially said the submarine had found 14 cracks or holes through which oil was leaking.
- And, as many cyclists would testify, smooth roads without pitted surfaces and random holes would be a good start.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Just two weeks ago the bridge was temporarily closed while city officials repaired a gaping hole in its deteriorating surface.
- After almost an hour, rescuers took his body from the hole, and paramedics declared him dead at the scene.
- 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.
- ‘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.
- Transplant the seedlings in the normal manner by making a small hole through the surface mulch/manure and plant them into it.
- Jay mounded flour, made a hole in it, and dumped in a pinch of salt and then an egg.
- Take a large sewing needle to puncture evenly spaced holes around the top and bottom of the shade.
- 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.
- 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.
- I made a hole in a black bin bag and put my head through it like some sort of black, plastic tabard.
1.2(in argument, proposal)punto débil masculineto pick holes in sth — encontrarle defectos / faltas a algo
- he picked holes in their plan/theory — le encontró defectos a su plan/teoría
- 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.
- The hole in Jim's argument is that, before WWI, they said that capitalism wouldn't allow it.
- It's totally daft and has plot holes you can drive a bus through.
- One insider said the reason for the explosion of counterfeiting was the hole still existing in the law.
- On one hand, the film is a terrible mess of plot holes, ridiculous premises, and overacting.
- Did anyone else find the logic holes problematic?
- 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.
- The agenda is interesting, but with glaring holes where the problems of the world are.
- 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.
- 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.
- This leaves a hole where its positive agenda should be.
- Within 24 hr of the announcement, wily business pilots had figured out the plan was full of holes.
- 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.
- 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.
- Now, it doesn't take a genius to spot the glaring hole here.
- Is he afraid we will expose the huge holes in these fatally flawed proposals?
- 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.
- It's not fact, it's a theory, with holes you can drive a truck through.
- Like too many of this government's initiatives, as soon as you start to examine the details gaping holes emerge.
1.3(of animal)madriguera femininemouse hole — ratonera
- 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’.
- Hounds that have successfully tracked a fox are trained to pull it or dig it out of its hole, and the fox is killed.
- How convenient it was that all the prey species were excavating holes and hollows and leafy chambers.
- They were slippery with mud, filled with rabbit burrows and gopher holes and rather high up.
- Other holes have been burrowed to accommodate the reef's larger residents, which give it its popular name, Conger Alley.
- From holes, burrows, and crevices, the creatures of the desert night crawled.
- 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.
2.1(in golf)hoyo masculineto play nine/eighteen holes — jugar (un partido) a nueve/dieciocho hoyos
- Your eyes can follow the ball to the hole, but your spine angle stays the same.
- Base your decision on pace depending on what will happen to the ball after the hole.
- I thought if I could hit my lob wedge and stop the ball below the hole, I had a shot at par.
- 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.
- 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.
- Steve Ryser and Mike Franklin sunk a long putt each on holes nine and eighteen respectively.
- So when I turned pro, one of my gimmicks was to throw my hat over the hole so the ball wouldn't pop out.
- 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.
- This usually occurs on short putts as golfers try to steer the ball toward the hole.
- I made eagle on the same hole last year and albatross this year: I'm going to struggle to keep that going next year.
- 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.
- And if they hit the green, they hope the ball stays below the hole; anything putted from above will likely run off.
- Lytham is a classic seaside links, nine flattish holes out, nine flattish holes in.
- 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.
- Instead of trying to just hit the green, you're trying to get the ball close to the hole.
- He'd just pick the ball out of the hole, hand me the putter and beeline for the next tee.
- There is an air of anticipation among golfers in the wake of the green light for the extension of the course to eighteen holes.
- 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.
- Although his personal tussle with partner Lyle fizzled out, Jacobson admitted he had been nervous and uncomfortable in the opening holes.
2.2(in US football)hueco masculine
3.1(unpleasant place)this town is a real hole! — ¡qué pueblo de mala muerte!
- his room was a dirty hole — su cuarto era un cuchitril inmundo
- The stage was huge - the World Cup - his team was in a hole, and the situation was certainly death or glory.
- The police are incapable of satisfying all these demands, so we're in a hole.
- 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.
- Her sudden idea to bring Ryan with her, to the hole of a town she originated from, had not been discussed with him.
- But with the electoral countdown ticking away, his government badly needs to pull itself out of a hole.
- You have no rights, only criminals and important people have rights in this hole of a country.
- He pulled the club out of a big hole, but he is a businessman and he made his money back.
- When you're in a hole, like we are, the challenge of leadership is a lot harder.
- It took us 20 years to get in this hole and it's going to take us 20 years to get out.
- This place is a hole, the waiters are rude, the food expensive.
- Four more fights in this hole before we get the hell out of here.
- Students were aggrieved at the possibility of being ‘stuck renting a hole in Cowley’ as Jessop put it.
3.2(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(shot/putt) transformarhe holed the 15th in four — hizo el hoyo 15 en cuatro golpes
2(ship) abrir una brecha en
1(in golf)to hole in one — hacer un hoyo en un golpe
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