In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1feminine longitudmasculine largomasculine largothe curtains are the wrong length — las cortinas son demasiado largas/cortas
- two pieces of equal / the same length — dos pedazos de igual longitud / del mismo largo
- the hallway is 5m in length — el pasillo mide / tiene 5 metros de largo
- the cable runs the length of the street — el cable va todo a lo largo de la calle
- he traveled the length and breadth of the country — viajó a lo largo y (a lo) ancho del país
- the beach is polluted along its entire length — la playa está contaminada en toda su extensión
- the road was lined with policemen along its entire length — había policías todo a lo largo de la carretera
- to go to great/any/enormous lengths
- he went to great lengths to send me the money — hizo todo lo posible para enviarme el dinero
- he'd go to any lengths to get what he wants — es capaz de hacer cualquier cosa con tal de obtener lo que se propone
- she went to enormous lengths to help us — se desvivió por ayudarnos
- he even went to the length(s) of hiring a private detective — llegó al extremo de contratar a un detective privado
- to measure one's length
- he measured his length on the floor — cayó al suelo cuan largo era
- She was dressed in a long peachy pink dress that hugged her bust tightly, and was long and loose for the rest of the garment's length.
- The lake measures 35 miles in length, up to 15 miles in width and has about 115 miles of shoreline.
- It measures 8.3 inches in length, 5.5 inches in height and weighs in at 2 pounds.
- The newborn measure eight inches in length and they are known to grow up to 20 feet in the wild, say the Croc Bank authorities.
- The enormous fish, which measured nearly 2m in length, strangely offered little resistance and was hauled up to the boat.
- In small streams, brown trout may grow to no more than twelve inches in length and weigh less than a pound.
- The very biggest may have reached 40 metres in length and weighed close to 100 metric tons.
- The fish measured two metres in length and the fins would have been between 700 and 800 millimetres long.
- Adult sperm whales average 15m in length, but can reach a maximum of 20m and a weight of 70 tonnes.
- One of the windows measured about ten feet in length while the other four were of a smaller size and located in the porch area.
- Typical blocks were fabricated to measurements of three feet in length and 1.5 feet in width and height.
- Basking sharks can reach 10m in length and weigh in at anything from 2 to 7 tonnes.
- It was barely two inches in length and quite thin.
- Being around three to four inches in length they are also just the right size for tench fishing.
- The squid weighs 20 kilograms and measures 1.5 metres in length.
- And today it has grown so large that it measures 10.5 feet in length.
- Although seldom more than three inches in length, the hair may be cut to a quarter of an inch at the nape of the neck.
- One of the bone instruments was a needle about four inches in length, beautifully tapered, and still in a prefect state of preservation.
- Women make bark cloth that can reach fifty feet in length and fifteen feet in width.
- Walking down to the legal precinct this morning the full two-block length of Hyde Park was beautiful.
- Liam rolled up his denim jacket sleeve and revealed a scar about eight inches in length, crooked and jagged and raised and a deep mauve color.
- Roots range from eight inches up to 24 inches in length.
1.2(of book, list)extensión feminine
2.1(duration)after a considerable length of time — después de mucho tiempo
- I like visiting New York, but I wouldn't want to live there for any length of time — me gusta visitar Nueva York, pero no me gustaría quedarme allí a vivir
- the length of the show — lo que dura el espectáculo
- the length of his absence — lo prolongado de su ausencia
- in a speech of great length — en un largo / extenso discurso
- he slept throughout the length of the sermon — durmió durante todo el sermón
- length of service — antigüedad — en el trabajo
(of vowel)longitud feminine
- As Navajo is a tone language, an error in tone or vowel length can be embarrassing to the listener.
- In our research, stress is treated as a function of syllable length.
2.3at length — por extenso
- to talk at length — hablar largo y tendido
3(section)masculine trozomasculine tramofeminine parteto cut sth into equal/short lengths — cortar algo en trozos iguales/cortos
- a length of cloth — un corte de tela
- a dress length — un corte de vestido
- They weave cotton into strips of cloth, which are then sewn together, forming a length of fabric.
- A physical barrier can be as elaborate as a wood-framed cage of window screen, or as simple as a length of row cover.
- ‘You can still see pebbles in the stone,’ says Gerry, caressing the surface of a length of wall down by Kaleyard's Gate.
- It was tethered to a slightly larger box in his front pocket by a length of coiled wire, like between a telephone and it's handset.
- A length of outside stone wall has been dated back to pre-1066.
- Maria carefully rolled the piece, winding a length of sticky tape around the tube, stowing it in her bag.
- He is holding a length of curtain material in front of him while a young woman attempts to crawl between his legs.
- Instead he's trying to tie a length of rope onto his daughter Hillary's climbing harness.
- Marcus bundled the man inside and secured the lid with a length of washing line taken from the outside balcony.
- So, armed with a length of twine, I set off to capture the dog.
- This line was not bordered by any physical crash barrier, but by what looked like a length of cable stuck to the pavement in front of them.
- We then wrapped her in a length of white muslin (white is the colour of initiation) and lifted her above our heads and rocked her.
- The group has been fundraising the estimated $8 million needed to run a length of track from London Farm to Garry Point Park.
- Suddenly he was behind me, a length of white cord stretched tightly between his two hands.
- It was replaced at half time by a length of plastic piping that is normally used as a goal post during Little League games.
- The manager went off, and returned with a length of adhesive plastic, holding it out like a holy cloth to be draped over a bishop's neck.
- You can construct a model of this surface from a length of foam rubber with a square cross section.
- Attacking them with a blunt object, such as a length of wood, could be also considered cruel, at least for the Rottweiler.
- The ferrets, as many as six at a time, are run along a length of pipe.
- From her right hand dangled a length of line, weighted by a piece of lead in the size and shape of a split pea.
4.1(in swimming)largo masculineI swam / did 12 lengths — nadé / (me) hice 12 largos
- Only last week a 76-year-old woman raised £280 for the pool fund by swimming 100 lengths.
- She is swimming lengths in the club pool and walking as much as she can rather than grabbing lifts.
- He is capable of swimming a length and surface diving, and loves the water.
- Swimming several lengths gives you a good, safe workout.
- Jemma, ten, and her cousin Danielle, 11, swam 50 lengths of the pool at Devizes Leisure Centre on Sunday.
- I decided to attempt to swim two lengths of the pool underwater on a single breath, a feat that I have accomplished a couple of times before.
- He continued to swim 40 lengths to the day he died.
- In preparation for the challenge, she has been swimming 500 lengths a day at her local gym.
- After a tough few lengths in the swimming pool, it's always refreshing to know you can head for a sauna so hot it leaves you gasping.
- She swam an impressive 20 lengths of the pool in 19 minutes and five seconds and presented Lydia with the money and a cute teddy bear, which Lydia christened Benjamin.
- Keith Green, of Robin Close, Warminster is to swim 65 lengths of the Kingdown swimming pool in Warminster for MacMillan Cancer Relief.
- Michelle Atherton raised more than £500 for an epilepsy charity by swimming 150 lengths of a Bolton health club pool.
- He still was not good but certainly competent enough to swim two lengths of this oversized pool without stopping.
- Two years ago, Kevin O'Donnell could barely swim 12 lengths of his local swimming pool and would drag himself totally exhausted from the water.
- To finish off I went down to pool to swim my usual 30 lengths.
- Applicants should have completed the equivalent of advanced lessons and be able to tread water and swim two lengths of the pool.
- Splitting her time between homes in Knightsbridge and Gloucestershire, she swims her daily 30 lengths in a swimming pool fitted with underwater speakers.
- She also used to swim 30 lengths a day, competing with everyone who came in the pool.
- Rather unusually for me I fancied a swim instead of the gym this morning so did some leisurely lengths before eight then sat in the bubbly spa feeling springy.
- The team, all from Bradon Forest School, completed the 5,000-metre challenge in two hours 31 minutes, swimming 40 lengths each.
4.2masculine cuerpomasculine largo
- His latest success was achieved by 11 lengths at Doncaster last month when he justified favouritism in impressive style.
- Magna Graduate kept close to the leaders on the inside and moved to within one length of pacesetter Tani Maru through six furlongs.
- Innox was seventh last year, almost 39 lengths behind the winner.
- As they moved through the middle of the race the Evers-Swindells had extended their lead to a boat length over Germany.
- Asi Siempre raced less than two lengths behind leader Elle Runaway entering the stretch.
- Making most of the running, Simmies Charm finished with three lengths to spare over Tinas Dilemma in 30.78.
- She took the lead inside the final furlong and finished two lengths clear of Godolphin Racing's Quecha.
- Briolette hung on for second, one length in front of stakes winner Asawer.
- They led the whole race finishing a boat length ahead of the Irish.
- In his second career start and first try on the turf, Cartoonist rallied from last place to win the one-mile maiden special weight race by two lengths.
- He won his maiden at the Curragh last season by 15 lengths and was almost as impressive on his reappearance at Tipperary in July.
- Stakes winner Questionable Past finished one length ahead of Turn to Lass, who finished third.
- He rebounded to win a Belmont Park allowance race by eight lengths on July 7.
- Kris Kin won the Epsom Derby by one length for trainer Sir Michael Stoute and owner Saeed Suhail.
- At the final turn he led by eight lengths and held on comfortably for a very popular win.
- He has not raced since finishing six lengths behind winner Clodovil in the French Two Thousand Guineas on May 11.
- Guided Tour was the runner-up, one length behind the winner and a neck ahead of Golden Missile.
- The bay colt won a maiden race by seven lengths at Del Mar on August 17 in his second career start.
- Bachelor Duke scored by one length over Azamour in the Irish Two Thousand Guineas on May 22 at the Curragh.
- The Go for Gin colt won an allowance race by eight lengths at Belmont Park on June 7 in his last start.
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