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(in size)(area/room) grandea large garden — un jardín grande
- he's a large man — es un hombre grandote
- she has a large nose — tiene la nariz grande
- try on a larger size — pruébate un talle más grande
- large print — tipo grande
- Preterm infants get cold quickly because of their relatively large surface area.
- The only area where a large sample has been taken is in the city of Termitau in Kazakhstan.
- Not being inordinately large in size, he had the advantage of being an amateur boxer.
- He drank and smoked far too much and obviously indulged in unhealthy eating given his large size.
- Even the language of large sizes discriminates against the women who wear them.
- The current study would only be able to detect a relatively large mortality difference.
- As in hurling, the playing field is about the size of a large football pitch, with a goal at either end.
- In front of each god was a miniature steel plate and a tumbler the size of a large thimble.
- There's a large outside balcony area which faces South over the city centre rooftops.
- The unexplainable fact is, the cul-de-sac is of ample size for even a large van to turn round.
- Is there a relatively large group of people or an area that could be swayed by such arguments?
- A relatively large sum of money is required from members and friends of the club.
- At points I was considering getting a large hammer and knocking most of my own teeth out.
- At first the boy was deemed to be too large to be considered for the operation.
- We have a considerably large Asian community in our school, many of whom are Muslims.
- After all, it's a relatively large number and one reliant on a difficult definition.
- This is a very cheap yet effective way of loading up these large capacity reels.
- It's a tattoo, not a bloody button - get it sized large enough to have a bit of impact.
- It was about one metre tall with long arms and a skull the size of a large grapefruit.
- I have a large cardboard box the size of a tea chest with an aperture in front which people can see through.
1.2(in number, amount)(family/crowd) grande(family/crowd) numerosoa large proportion of my income — gran parte / una buena parte de mis ingresos
- he drew a large audience — atrajo (a) una gran cantidad de público
- the largest collection of stamps in the world — la mayor colección de sellos del mundo
2(in scope)(question/view/issue) amplio
- Hence we should treat them instead with a large range of pharmaceutical agents.
- The forces were now effectively only capable of coping with one large scale operation at a time.
- It all points to disruption on rather a large scale and uncertainty at least in the medium term.
- It has the infrastructure in place and knows the logistics of large scale delivery systems.
- We had to lop a year off that, as it would clearly be impossible to get actors to cover that large an age range.
- It will be seen from this that Bellavitis worked on a large range of mathematical topics.
- Their effort had grown too large to be managed out of a rented house in Nong Khai.
- However, on a large scale, the way in which the primes are distributed is very regular.
- Secondly, from a structural point of view it pervades large parts of the language system.
- The leaves were selected from different parts of the plants to span a large range of mass, area and age.
- I'm not quite sure how this would work on a large scale, but at least it's an idea.
- It has been happening on a very large scale in manufacturing industry in Britain.
- If an attacker staged such an assault on a large enough scale, the root servers would be unusable.
- This is the purposive activity of craving on a large scale, as it embraces all sentient life.
- It was when the latter came on board that we started to see the acceleration of large scale changes.
- This large range in ripe grapes is an important source of variation in quality.
- Had it done so, pain and tragedy and loss on a very large scale could have been avoided.
- He was very grand and extreme, very artistic; everything he did was on a large scale.
- The trouble is that that has now been tried on a large scale and the anger still seethes.
- He soon realised he had to go about the programme on a large scale to make it really useful.
1(at liberty)to be at large — andar suelto
2(as a whole)en generalthe public at large — el público en general
- it will benefit society at large — beneficiará a la sociedad en general
3(in US)representative at large — representante de todo un estado o distrito en el Congreso o Senado de los EEUU
4formal(in detail)exhaustivamenteen profundidad
(size)talla grande femininetalle grande masculine River Plate
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