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.
3.3US 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
1(person) plancharthis shirt doesn't iron very easily — esta camisa no es muy fácil de planchar
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