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(metal)hierro masculinefierro masculine Latin Americaany old iron? — ¡chatarrero!
- he has a will of iron — tiene una (fuerza de) voluntad férrea / de hierro
- a man/woman of iron — un hombre/una mujer de hierro
- as hard as iron — (duro) como el acero
- my muscles are as hard as iron — tengo músculos de acero
- the ground will be as hard as iron after all this frost — la tierra va a estar como piedra después de esta helada
- to strike while the iron is hot
- there's nothing like striking while the iron's hot — lo mejor es actuar de inmediato
- before noun the Iron Age — la Edad de Hierro
- the Iron Lady — la Dama de Hierro
- Analysts also point to production overcapacity in motor vehicles and other raw materials like iron and steel and aluminium.
- A magnet is the device that attracts certain types of metals, like iron or steel.
- Elements on Earth such as oxygen, calcium, iron and gold came long ago from exploding stars such as this one.
- Calcium, sulphur, magnesium, aluminium, iron, copper, zinc and manganese were measured by atomic absorption spectrophotometry.
- Gold, silver, copper, aluminum, iron, etc., all have free electrons.
- The resulting alloy is stronger and harder than iron or bronze.
- But materials such as iron, or cobalt have an unequal numbers of up and down electron spins and are magnetic.
- This shining metal was not raw iron but hard steel, which bent the softer wrought-iron blades of the Gauls.
- Iron ore is Austria's most important mineral resource, and metal and metal products, especially iron and steel, lead the manufacturing sector.
- The use of certain essential materials such as iron, steel, copper, and industrial chemicals was either prohibited or restricted.
- Slaves worked in all the metal crafts - iron, tin, copper, gold, and silver.
- It results from the reaction of phosphorus with iron and aluminum in acidic soils, and calcium in alkaline soils.
- Put your money in iron and steel, chemicals, or timber.
- These are referred to as nuisance contaminants and include calcium, magnesium, iron, manganese and hydrogen sulfide.
- Their mining, processing, and manufacturing of iron, copper, bronze, lead, gold, and silver objects were on a par with the rest of the Roman world.
- The magnetic properties of iron, the only metal with which can be magnetized.
- Transportation equipment, machinery, cement and other building materials, iron, and steel are major imports of Somalia.
- Glauconite is close in composition to muscovite but has some iron, magnesium, sodium, and calcium.
- Another important application of tin is tinplating, the process by which a thin coat of tin is laid down over the surface of steel, iron, or some other metal.
- Mordants most commonly used in tissue staining are salts of aluminum, chromium, iron, potassium, and tungsten.
1.2(in food)hierro masculine
2(for clothes)plancha feminine
3.1hierro de marcar masculineto have several/too many irons in the fire — tener varias/demasiadas cosas entre manos
- don't worry about him, he has many other irons in the fire — no te preocupes por él, tiene muchos otros anzuelos echados / muchas otras redes tendidas
3.2(golf club)hierro masculinea seven iron — un hierro siete
- It teaches you to make proper divots with your irons and results in a powerful, controlled ball flight.
- Could not drive straight, could not manipulate the ball with irons and had a putter that was so cold it might have dripped with ice.
- With your irons, the ball should be a couple of inches inside your left heel, and the shaft should be pointing at your belt buckle.
- Practicing with a middle iron, position the ball slightly forward of the center of your stance.
- Stads turns his shoulders at least 90 degrees on every full swing, irons and woods.
- Goosen then used a two iron to drive the ball under a tree and onto the lower tier of the 18th green.
- From a good lie in short grass, there's plenty of loft on any short iron to get this done.
- Resist the urge to cut it close with a longer iron to move the ball farther down the fairway.
- Still, my thought is of the way Nicklaus seems to caress the golf ball with his irons - the balls stays longer on his clubface.
- He may not be improving off the tee, but lately he's been controlling his ball with his irons better than he has all year.
- Consequently, players of average skill should find it easier to launch the golf ball higher with newer irons.
- When you're going to hit a low tee shot, it's better to tee the ball low and use a driver instead of an iron.
- If you hit your driver too low and slice it, you might be better off driving with a fairway wood or even a middle iron to get the ball in play.
- He was a great driver of the ball, but with his irons he didn't come down on a steep enough plane, and he hit these sweeping draws.
- You are better served carrying four or five woods, a putter and the rest irons.
- Using a 9 iron, the ball landed four feet in front of the hole and rolled right in.
- Having too flat a lie angle on an iron tends to send the ball right, because the clubface points right of the target.
- Many amateurs shorten the backswing on short irons, then hit the ball as quickly and as hard as they can.
- The best tip for long irons is to try to sweep the ball off the turf.
- Charles hits the ball vast distances with both his driver and his irons.
3.3(US) (slang) (golf club, gun)pistola femininepusca feminine Spain slang
- Small-scale manufacturers also often relied on local smiths to provide the iron parts they required, be it mill irons or parts for vehicles.
- Gradually the business changed to supplying shoe irons for blacksmiths and began making nails.
1(made of iron)(bar/bridge/railing) de hierro
2(strong)(constitution) de hierro(constitution) fuerte como un roble(resolve/will) férreo(will/resolve) de hierro
- When used on already dry hair, a flat iron, explains Romero, locks in moisture, creating smooth and shiny locks while eliminating frizz.
- Unfortunately, many shops selling computers also sell everything from electric irons to cookers, so you may find staff less than expert when it comes to the finer points of technology.
- I am on light electrical goods - irons, food mixers, shavers and the like.
- Omnabibi uses an electric iron for her creased clothes.
- The employees are not allowed to use electrical appliances like cookers, refrigerators and pressing irons for fear of overloading the system.
- Back then, a cowpoke would rope a steer, wrestle it to the ground, and a compatriot would use an iron heated over a campfire to burn a mark into the cow's hide.
- Working section by section, smooth hair with a flat iron.
- It advertised washing machines, electric irons, and Pyrex casseroles.
- They hired home-economists, mainly women, to teach housewives how to use irons, electric stoves, and other appliances that depended on gas electricity.
- Smaller but still significant numbers of people buy electric irons and kitchen equipment.
- And with an electric iron and electric lights, Mother has something to do to fill in her evenings.
- Using an electric iron, the sheets were pressed flat.
- Many of the electrical goods we use today such as the electric iron, shaver, vacuum cleaner and washing machine were invented in the early part of the 20th century.
- Instead of a heated iron, the upper part of the base supports a pierced basket for charcoal.
- In addition to this there is always room for extra shelves in the hot press and wardrobes to keep smaller items such as irons, hairdryers, electric shavers.
- You'll be driving along a lovely country road looking for wild flowers and admiring the scenery and there will be a huge pile of TVs, toasters, irons, computers, washing machines, fridges in a ditch.
- For the middle classes, the decline of domestic servants was facilitated by the rise of domestic appliances, such as cookers, electric irons and vacuum cleaners.
- The children are now left with only an electric iron and a pile of books.
- Scattered around in interlinked systems are kettles, irons, a hot plate, mixers, electric fans, hairdryers and other household appliances.
- Many households in this decade acquired electric stoves, washing machines, irons, radios, and vacuum cleaners.
- My military police personnel have never had to use leg cuffs, leg irons or hand irons or belly chains to move detainees.
- Her feet were bound by irons, dress ripped ripped, and battered towards one side, while the other side draped down, just above the ankles.
1(person) plancharthis shirt doesn't iron very easily — esta camisa no es muy fácil de planchar
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