In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(metal/coat/tent) ligero(coat/tent/metal) liviano Latin America(metal/coat/tent) poco pesado
- Do you sell or know where I can find a replacement 222 mm crankset in aluminum or other lightweight durable material?
- Their new M5 series of laptops use lightweight carbon-fibre materials, and their W1 laptop actually has a subwoofer built in for rocking audio.
- The chairs are custom built out of lightweight aluminum.
- Made from a single piece of lightweight material, fisherman's pants could be mistaken for enormous nappies.
- ‘It's lightweight, so it absorbed quickly into my skin without leaving a greasy residue,’ one tester said.
- It's available in standard weight, lightweight, and ultra-lite configurations.
- Affixed to the bottom of the bodice, directly on the hips, was a thin, lightweight piece of material that barely reached my knees.
- Kevin previously had made up plans and costings for prefabricated, modular buildings to be made from steel and other lightweight materials, but had never put his plans into action.
- His early work was predominantly in fairly lightweight materials, including wood and mixed media, and was often brightly coloured, but in the late 1980s he changed direction.
- The advances in these two technologies have enabled TV makers to build thin, lightweight TV screens with a large picture area.
- Modern aircraft are sophisticated and often built from highly stressed, lightweight materials.
- Prefabricated, modular buildings to be made from steel and other lightweight materials might just help with the recovery effort in the south.
- Built by BMW's M division as a study of lightweight materials, the car is unfortunately not destined for production.
- Body panels are made of aluminium or other lightweight materials.
- Stuff the bottom of the sap bucket, if necessary, with packing peanuts, moss, a ball of newspaper or other lightweight material.
- In building a car, do you use lightweight materials so that it is zippy, but a deathtrap in an accident?
- The two-seat body structure is crafted from sophisticated materials such as lightweight alloys, magnesium and advanced composites.
- Many summer suits are made of tropical wool since it's a lightweight material
- Based at the Hall House Industrial Estate, near Kendal, he makes bespoke performance silencers for offroad racing bikes, using lightweight materials such as carbon fibre and titanium.
- He said specially designed lightweight roof material would giving a light, airy environment which people could walk through.
- They come in a wide range of colors, are lightweight, and are more sanitary than most other types of counters, retaining less moisture and therefore less bacteria.
- Torque Screwdrivers Are Designed for User Comfort Torque screwdrivers have lightweight, compact housings to ensure operator comfort.
- A rescue team engineer said the toll in the explosion could have been lower if the factory had been built using modern, lightweight materials instead of concrete.
- He's 11 years old and, at a recent check up, the vet said he was a perfect weight - despite seeming a little lightweight - and that most cats are massively overweight.
- In 1965 he used some aluminium tubing, a piece of canvas and lightweight wheels to build a prototype.
2(insufficiently serious)(writer/performance/book) de poco peso(performance/writer/book) superficial
- In his low-key documentary, Blitz has succeeded in creating drama out of everyday life that is highly absorbing, despite it's lightweight subject matter.
- While never less than good, laden with charming, understated melodies and beautifully turned lyrics, some of the album feels lightweight by comparison with Cave's back catalogue.
- With this combination, the viewer can follow up the more serious film with the relatively lightweight one.
- Old favourite ‘Light a Fire’ is deliciously melodic, though manages to sound lightweight compared to the martial rhythms and shouted dual vocals of newer numbers.
- The result is a lightweight source of entertainment that maximizes humor and minimizes serious stuff.
1(in boxing, wrestling)peso ligero masculine(champion) de (los) peso(s) ligero(s)
- The first two categories of Men's Open, lightweight and middleweight, are won by default.
- It wasn't as easy as predicted, but the Mexican lightweight backed up his words using quickness and ring savvy to punish and befuddle hometown hero, Gary Balletto.
- America has won eight lightweight seven middleweight and eight heavyweight medals - 10 of which are gold.
- Nor did he wait until the undefeated Freitas moved up to lightweight.
- The merciless street-fighter known as the ‘fists of stone’ went on to win world titles at lightweight, welterweight and light middleweight.
- Henry Armstrong held world titles at featherweight, lightweight and welterweight simultaneously and won 150 fights.
- I think Sanchez may have hit the wall at lightweight like Arguello did at junior welterweight.
- The Worlds allow one entrant per division per country, while the World Games are one men's lightweight, middleweight and heavyweight per continent.
2(minor figure)persona de poco peso femininea literary lightweight — un escritor de poco peso / de poca monta
- Following a bout of media bashing, one of Britain's most popular entertainers, Les Dennis, proves he is no lightweight with a knock-out new show, An Evening With.
- It is likely to be a slim volume, more in keeping with its author: a political lightweight.
- Despite his seemingly insurmountable hurdles, by most accounts he is considered a political lightweight.
- The group is musically the more adventurous, but their lyrics seem a little lightweight compared to the in-yer-face political consciousness of their peers.
- A political lightweight, he lacked the muscle or guile to stand up to opponents in the Treasury who opposed rearmament.
- He was always a lightweight in her affections, although the competition with Kathy gave him a great deal more importance than he deserved.
- The Prime Minister himself may be a political lightweight in comparison to many of the African leaders with whom he has to deal, but he has the weight of generations of experience behind him.
- Several non-entities and lightweights lacking administrative acumen and political standing were pitchforked into the office of Chief Minister.
- The trumpeter, Fred Mills, is an alumnus of the Canadian Brass, and even he seems determined to add weight to a work often dismissed as lightweight.
- Known as a political lightweight, Mori's popularity has slumped after a string of verbal blunders and the resignation of two of his cabinet ministers over scandals.
- Suggesting that Cameron was a political lightweight, Davis's allies insisted that their man ‘can actually put some meat on the bones’.
- The Labor Senators don't come in as a naïve group of political lightweights.
- One shouldn't write him oft as a lightweight formalist, however: with his choice of subject matter, the sculptor clearly aims at some elemental themes.
- Despite his victory in South Carolina, presidential candidate George W Bush is still something of a political lightweight.
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