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(touch) suavemente(snow) ligeramente(eat) pocolightly dressed — ligero de ropa
- he tapped him lightly on the shoulder — le dio un golpecito en el hombro
- she brushed lightly against me as she passed — me rozó al pasar
- I sleep very lightly — tengo el sueño muy ligero
- we touched lightly on the subject — tocamos el tema superficialmente / por encima
- We also sampled the roasted asparagus and red pepper appetizer, a refreshingly simple plate of vegetables served cold and lightly drizzled with a tangy topping.
- Starting at the ceiling, lightly press the tape into the corner.
- The cake may be served fresh or, after 2 or 3 days will be excellent if sliced and lightly toasted.
- This extremely winter-hardy species thrives in a lightly shaded location.
- Sarah repeats the knock, less lightly.
- Melt the butter in a saucepan and fry the until lightly browned on all sides.
- Vast, mountainous, woody, and lightly populated, Algeria offered terrain favorable to guerrilla warfare.
- Lightly flour the pan, knocking out any excess flour; set aside.
- You say you have finger problems, but actually, a fingertip grip makes it easier to grip the ball lightly than a conventional grip.
- Cook over a low heat until the mixture barely thickens and lightly coats the back of the spoon.
- However, don't thin at all if your tree is bearing lightly this year.
- Bend the toes of your right foot back, bend your knee, and let the sole of your right foot come lightly into contact with your opponent's abdomen.
- "Right over there, sugar," Angel said, lifting the little girl up, and placing her lightly on the ground.
- I also prune lightly between flowering cycles.
- These 5 subjects were placed in the lightly exposed group, yielding a total of 11 subjects who were lightly exposed to tobacco smoke.
- They were not expecting trouble and a lightly equipped token force accompanied the King.
- Darcy raised a hand to brush her face lightly.
- To encourage compactness and flowering, prune around the edges of the plant and very lightly over the top.
- He lifted the needle from her back to pinch her upper arm lightly.
- Liz reaches up and lightly shuts Jason's jaw.
- Lightly scatter your seeds by hand on the prepared soil.
- All three facilities, built by the Soviet Union, have been in mothballs or lightly used in recent years.
- Roll each part on a lightly floured surface into a large rectangle.
- Take another of the bags and make it into a tie by pulling lightly on diagonal corners.
- He took my hand and lightly kissed it.
- Use your hands or a wooden spoon to toss so that the vegetables are lightly coated with oil.
- Crush and add the garlic along with the grated ginger and stir fry for about 3 minutes until lightly browned.
- Around the front door was a jumble of wild roses and he went up the path and knocked lightly.
- William was too caught up in the lively creature, whose well-manicured hands flew lightly over the keys.
- Spoon the batter into a preheated, lightly greased griddle or frying pan.
- Still, we touched each other lightly, and my right front tyre was slit in the process.
- After he was dressed he kissed his sister lightly on the forehead, headed to the stables where he found his ever-ready steed.
- Elizabeth found it difficult to keep the pleading tone suppressed in her voice as she touched her friend's free hand lightly.
- Frankie took her hand and lightly brushed it.
- Then she actually began to slap my arm lightly - not very hard, just enough to provoke me.
- From fairway bunkers, take one club longer than normal, position the ball back in your stance and grip the club lightly.
- The haddock was perfectly flaky and moist, lightly topped with bread crumbs, and served over sauteed spinach and sage mashed potatoes.
- This is a brilliant accompaniment for sizzling, crisp breaded chicken and Parmesan fillets, served with deep fried lightly battered cauliflower sprigs.
- In an auditorium in Taipei, about 400 relatives also took part in a Buddhist ceremony with monks chanting softly and drumming lightly on wooden blocks.
- He lightly rapped his knuckles on the passenger window of the lone car.
2.1(not gravely)he spoke lightly of his problems — habló de sus problemas quitándoles importancia / sin darles mucha importancia
2.2(frivolously)(dismiss/undertake) a la ligera
- Attracting the spending power of employees and trainees to the area should not be dismissed lightly.
- You and Mr. Darcy are not so different in temperament that you may treat your disagreements lightly.
- They don't throw those terms around lightly.
- The costs of blocking immigration cannot be lightly dismissed.
- Yes, nonprofit organization offers certain legal protections to the artifacts and the collection, and these are not to be taken lightly.
- You speak so lightly of capturing and shooting prize vessels!
- "People don't sign contracts lightly, and rarely pull out as they lose their deposit," he said.
- Her death, which was handled a bit lightly - I feel it needed more gravitas - altered the arc of the show once again.
- Responsible people like police, paramedics and teachers will not take the step of passing on suspicions of child abuse lightly.
- Following Jesus is not something anyone should undertake lightly.
- Endorsing a political candidate is not something we take lightly.
- Assault should never be taken lightly.
- Going to war isn't something we do lightly.
- We shouldn't take that responsibility lightly.
- To be tested in the key hunting grounds of the London orchestras at such an early stage in his career was not something the Scot took lightly.
- Divorce is a decision that's not to be made lightly.
- This is too sensitive a time to be taking such matters lightly.
- You have been correct in your assumption, Jane doesnt take things lightly.
- Such enormous guilt, such responsibility could not be taken lightly.
- The 24-week limit should stay, on the grounds that women do not undertake terminations lightly.
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