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(tree/wall/tooth) huecoI feel a bit hollow — tengo el estómago vacío
- he must have a hollow leg /hollow legs — es un barril sin fondo
- Newspapers, overdue bills, grocery lists, and scraps paper filled the hollow space.
- Only the grimy streets and the hollow shell of his mother's home remain.
- Blood vessels are essentially hollow tubes that carry blood to the organs and tissues throughout your body.
- Here, the railing separates from the wall creating a hollow space with ample daylight filtering in through a skylight directly above.
- Female Bornean tree hole frogs lay their eggs in the rotting holes of hollow tree stumps so that offspring can grow in a pool of water.
- Yamasaki used another method, which essentially made the building a hollow steel tube.
- A broken bone with a hollow space inside indicated that the creature was a carnivore, but yielded few other clues.
- The framework is basically a hollow cylinder of collagenous connective tissue, the skin.
- A record £16 million worth of hash was found inside elaborately designed hollow doorframes.
- Typically the bread puffs up in baking leaving it hollow inside like an empty pocket, making it particularly suitable for stuffing to form a sandwich.
- Several large edible crabs have burrowed under the mast and others live inside the hollow structure.
- The inside was black and hollow, making it look like an empty tube.
- Nick handed both men long rounded metal blades, hollow inside, attached to intricately carved handles.
- Chelsea's stomach felt hollow, as if she hadn't just eaten a half hour ago.
- Nests are located inside high, hollow branches, well outside the range of land-bound predators.
- I hadn't had breakfast, and my stomach felt hollow.
- So why was she feeling so hollow inside right now?
- He could barely see them, as they were tucked away inside of a giant hollow tree.
- The cochlea is a coiled, hollow tube inside the inner ear that enables us to hear.
- The surveys concluded that the tree's trunk was essentially hollow and there were large areas of deadwood within its crown.
1.2(sound) hueco(voice) apagado(voice) ahogado
- Bake until biscuits are golden on top and bottom and sound hollow when tapped, about 10 minutes.
- The sound is hollow and tinny, and the dialogue is often quite difficult to understand.
- The final curtain closed on the valedictory sound effect off-stage - the hollow thud of an axe chopping down the cherry trees in the lost orchard.
- She remembered the dark, cold cavern and the hollow echoes of her footsteps as she walked into its darkness.
- Hand claps, body slaps, foot stomps, and the hollow sounds of the boxes being hit built into complex and satisfying rhythmic structures.
- I heard a small hollow thud from behind me and a little laugh.
- She turned as she heard hollow footsteps echo through the temple, and saw James approaching her door.
- Far above us, the grey clouds got sick of threatening and decided to act, and a hollow boom of thunder sounded.
- It hit a tree with a hollow clunk and bounced back to land at his feet.
- The large wooden doors closed behind him automatically with a hollow boom, not unlike the sound of a tomb being shut.
- It makes a dry rustling sound, and a hollow echo as the cans and harder litter roll away across the dirty tiles.
- Without warning, a massive, hollow boom resounded from the ridges up near the front lines.
- Apparently, there was a struggle going on; some muffled yelps were heard, and a few hollow thuds resounded in the now ominous silence.
- You should hear a hollow sound when the melon is thumped.
- I dropped the pole and it clattered to the pier with a hollow thunk.
- A sound that is close to this is the hollow sound of a tuning fork.
- But all that came forth was the hollow click of an empty gun.
- The sound is hollow and muffled throughout the film, and the bass has been cranked up to make up for the overall lack of punch.
- A few more hollow noises that sounded like metal on metal made him certain.
- The cold, hollow sounds of their steps echoing behind them made the little hairs on the back of his neck rise.
- The terrible music alternates between sounding hollow, tinny, and shrill.
- My cheeks were hollow, my eyes had sunk into my face and my skin was terrible.
- They are generally in blue, green, white or occasionally amethyst glass, and are often cut with shallow, concave hollow diamonds.
- He was very handsome, except for the pale skin that was turning brown and the sunken cheeks and other visible hollow or gaunt areas.
- His sunken chest, stooped shoulders, and hollow eyes lend him the appearance of a man twice his age.
- Then images of children with bloated bellies, hollow cheeks, and heavy-lidded eyes will begin to go around the world.
- In a single day his stubbly cheeks had begun to look hollow, and the muscles of his shoulders and legs stood out in dehydrated splendor.
- The driver was 18 to 19 years old, 5ft 6ins tall, hairy with a slim build, dark eyes, a gaunt face and hollow cheeks.
- She looks as though she neither ate nor slept during the entire shoot, with her dark-circled eyes, gaunt frame, and hollow cheeks.
- When you're about 60, the penalty for remaining rockstar-thin is a cadaverous face and hollow cheeks.
- Covered in dirt, blood, scruffy from several days worth of beard, eyes sunken and hollow; he looked like a different man.
- His angular face, with its long, sloping, jaw line, narrow chin and hollow cheeks, suggests the fragility of china.
- Facial wasting, a condition identified by sunken cheeks, hollow eyes and temples is caused by a loss of fat tissue under the skin.
- She was much thinner, her cheeks beginning to look hollow.
- If the cows are under fed or fed an imbalance ration then they will look hollow, with a triangular appearance at this point.
- She is skeletally thin, with hollow, cadaverous eyes and cheeks.
- He's skinny and angular, with a hollow face, jaundiced skin, sunken black eyes and a flaxen mop.
- His face is hollow, his eyes sunken, he can barely lift his head from the bed.
- His cheeks were slightly more hollow compared to the last time she had saw him, and his hair was longer.
- Her cheeks were sunken and hollow, her body almost frail-looking, her hair limp and sticking to her face.
- They had hollow eyes and sunken cheeks, and they wailed horribly in the darkness.
- Hey, a hollow victory is better than no victory at all, right?
- The game had to be played to prevent further riots, but the Juventus victory was hollow.
- For me it's just a hollow form of words, with no real content, much like ‘Have a nice day’.
- There is a call for peaceful direct action that could leave the hardliners with a certain but hollow victory when the election results come in.
- Were we to have lost, we would have to start out again next January and what I would have to say to the lads would be a bit hollow - given that I am saying it for the last three years in a row.
- But even if you happen to be the big winner, your victory may prove hollow.
- A deeper read, however, suggests something more complicated, a pattern of embarrassing defeats and hollow victories.
- No wonder efforts during the past two years to change how public companies operate seem so hollow.
- At these, it is remarkably effective, but the whole business feels rather hollow.
- If Colin wins his case, I feel it will be a hollow victory for him, whether or not he realizes this now.
- Albion scored a second to virtual silence, for it seemed a hollow victory.
- The victory in certain lights does seem indeed to be a hollow miracle.
- Even when I don't think about it, I feel so hollow and worthless.
- Parents fighting the closure of their children's junior school won a hollow victory at London's Appeal Court last night.
- Fielding women candidates can be a hollow victory if they are not resourced to campaign effectively and confidently.
- Geoffrey, bless his heart, is over the top as Harry; his part in the film is unclear and a little hollow.
- Such excuses sound pretty hollow right now, even to me.
- She went to far and my threat to kill her wasn't hollow, I just needed a way and Erik was the solution to this problem.
- Does not the claim of the government which claims to promote travel and tourism appear hollow to you?
- She got a standing ovation at the end, but it all must have felt pretty hollow.
- Everything becomes absurd and dull at the same time, and the film appears both amusing and hollow.
2.2(person) vacío(person) vacuo(promises/threats) vano(promises/threats) falso(words) hueco(words) vacíohis words had a hollow ring — sus palabras sonaban falsas
- his words rang hollow — sus palabras sonaban falsas
- she gave a hollow laugh — soltó una risa sardónica
- to beat sb all hollow/ beat sb hollow — darle una paliza a algn
- Are those words ringing a little hollow for you?
- In the face of his failure to do anything about the carnage of past months, his promise to preserve national unity has a somewhat hollow sound.
- It was a very hollow gesture.
- He is from all appearances, an utterly hollow man whose every action belies the religion he wears on his sleeve.
- There has never been a time when the cry for unlimited congressional power has rung so hollow.
- Looking towards next season all the claims that the new stadium is not affecting cash flow seem very hollow.
- The England captain did his best to look on the bright side, which was understandable but felt rather hollow.
- The Forest Service's argument, however, sounded hollow to many wilderness advocates.
- Those of us with our eye on the ball know that the promise of a technology-supported, Utopian future is a hollow one.
- The promise of new jobs rings somewhat hollow to a community with an unemployment rate well below the national average.
- A fervent protester since her early college days, this is a woman who believes in action and follow-through rather than hollow promises made on election campaigns.
- We will not hand over our consciences in return for a hollow promise of safety…
- So any promises of anonymity ring a little bit hollow to me.
- "You're lying, " she replies, breaking into a hollow laugh.
- Alex couldn't stop the hollow laugh that forced its way out of her.
- Is Williams's redemption complete and sincere, or is it just a hollow promise?
- We cement our relationships with our barren love and hollow dialogues.
- There are some interesting figures quoted in the article - figures that don't shock or surprise me anymore, but just provoke hollow laughter and indignation.
- The first item on that shopping list will trigger hollow laughter among the rest of the world's steel makers.
- And we should try to ignore the hollow laughter at that description from those who use it every day.
- A click sounded, and a hollow laughter echoed through the room she was in.
1(empty space)hueco masculine
2(depression)hoyo masculinedepresión femininethe hollow of one's hand — el cuenco de la mano
3(dell, valley)hondonada feminine
English has borrowed many of the following foreign expressions of parting, so you’ve probably encountered some of these ways to say goodbye in other languages.
Many words formed by the addition of the suffix –ster are now obsolete - which ones are due a resurgence?
As their breed names often attest, dogs are a truly international bunch. Let’s take a look at 12 different dog breed names and their backstories.