In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(glance)mirada femininehe shot me a look full of hatred — me lanzó una mirada llena de odio
- if looks could kill ... — si las miradas mataran ...
- she got some odd looks — la miraron como a un bicho raro
- she gave him such a look — ¡lo miró de una manera ...!
- to have / take a look at sth/sb — echarle un vistazo a algo/algn
- I bought this — let's have a look — compré esto — ¿a ver?
- let's have a look at you — déjame que te vea (bien)
- take a look and see if he's back yet — mira a ver si ha vuelto ya
- I want the doctor to take a look at you — quiero que te vea el médico
- have / take a good look at the picture — fíjate bien en el cuadro
- I had a quick look at the newspaper — le eché una ojeada al periódico
- we'll be taking a good look at our housing policy — revisaremos detenidamente nuestra política de vivienda
- I got a good look at the thief — pude ver muy bien al ladrón
- I'll have to take a long, hard look at the figures — tendré que estudiar detenidamente las cifras
- let's take a look around the cathedral — vamos a echarle un vistazo a la catedral
- a look back over the week's events — un vistazo a los acontecimientos de la semana
- Pull over to the side of the road for a closer look, and you will find these seals amiable enough to photograph.
- One look in the mirror, two days later, and I was horrified.
- Every now and then someone would appear, but most of them didn't want books, they wanted a photograph or a closer look.
- I had a look in the mirror earlier, and, although you might not believe this, I was even whiter than usual.
- He cast a quick look over his shoulder.
- And then something happens and you stop and look, the look becomes a gaze, the gaze a stare.
- I thought that the hem on my skirt was looking a bit frayed and decided to take a closer look.
- He knelt down beside one of the bodies to take a closer look, and looked back up with a furrowed brow.
- There must be scores of former tenants who would welcome a look inside before modernisation.
- So this morning I took my binoculars into the garden to try and get a closer look.
- He laughed at the looks directed his way for the teasing, then went upstairs.
- He seemed on edge and nervous, returning her looks with reassuring gazes that were none too convincing.
- That didn't stop her from sneaking looks at both Sam and Rosie as she pretended to be studying the menu.
- During the day, if they wish, they can have a closer look behind the stage on one of the regular tours that take place.
- We went and had a look - it appeared to be very old, but the safety pin was out so that in the interests of safety we had to cordon off the Square.
- Perhaps you would like a closer look?
- Security personnel had to struggle a bit to restrain those who wanted to surge forward and have a closer look.
- Tom had brought his patrol vehicle so the children could have a closer look.
- On the way back they'd spotted a car on a forecourt so we all had to trundle back over there for a closer look.
- If the plants generally look good to you, pick up a few likely specimens and have a closer look.
2(search, examination)have a look for my pipe, will you? — mira a ver si me encuentras la pipa, por favor
- I'll have a look under the bed — miraré debajo de la cama
- do you mind if I take a look around? — ¿le importa si echo un vistazo?
3.1(expression)cara femininewith a look of despair — con cara de desesperación / de desesperado
- there was a look of absolute bewilderment on his face — tenía cara de estar totalmente confundido
- Nicola and Caden exchanged worried looks before meeting her gaze, still not believing her.
- Sam's eyes were on her, a look of confusion on his face.
- Stefan couldn't help but notice my look of disgust.
- He saw his mother's look of disapproval, but chose to ignore it.
- The two teenagers wore worried looks upon their faces.
- To see him with such a pained worried look in his eyes; my heart gave a light twinge.
- I looked up to the transmitter controller who had a look of complete disbelief.
- The cynical, bored and disinterested looks on the faces of the athletes should have sent a big message.
- Getting a laptop out on the top deck of a bus gets you some funny looks.
- Jay nods and I see that his joking expression has been replaced with a look of sympathy.
- I was greeted by my father's look of confusion as I finished my task.
- I glanced at Julia to exchange a look of disgust and found a strange expression on her face.
- Instead her sympathetic looks were directed towards his back.
- The pleading, concerned look in his eyes overwhelmed me.
- He cast a dirty look over his shoulder, then stopped by us.
- She looked at Misha a little closer, and a look of pure fear crossed her face.
- Anxious looks gave way to expressions of relief and then to quiet smiles of confidence.
- Her parents both gave her stern questioning looks.
- Another moan of terror brings him out of his reverie and he casts a worried look in her direction.
- After taking a step back from him, she noticed the puzzled look crossing his face.
3.2(appearance)aire masculinethe house had a familiar/strange look about it — la casa tenía un aire familiar/extraño
- she has the look of her mother when she smiles — se parece a su madre cuando sonríe
- I don't like the look of his friend — no me gusta el aspecto de su amigo
- I don't like the look of the weather — no me gusta cómo se está poniendo el tiempo
- by the look(s) of things — según parece
- he's down on his luck by the look(s) of him — a juzgar por su aspecto, está pasando una mala racha
- And yes, in spite of their glowering looks and fierce demeanor, owls can be endearing.
- Headteacher Nick Capstick will be examining the new look later today.
- They are allowed to go in for the rustic look, like rope effect seats.
- It has a bit of an old-fashioned look compared to some of its more dynamic rivals though, and this makes it harder to use in places.
- It's possibly the most accurate adaptation of a comic you'll get, in terms of the visual look and the narrative style.
- Angry householders have claimed the historic look of their community is being ruined by the removal of cobblestones.
- So when lawn edges become overgrown and tatty, it can have an adverse effect on the look of the whole garden.
- The game has been designed for family viewing and has the look of an animated film.
- Mr. Scanlon is planning extensive renovations to give the premises a modern look.
- These vintage cars and motorcycles have retained their good looks and grace, though long past their prime.
- She worked closely with athletes to ensure that the look of a garment never hindered its performance.
- There have been great reviews about the quality, the look and usability of our site.
- The even better news is that bathroom accessories can be spray painted in the same colour for a co-ordinated look.
- The building has been given a new look with two brightly coloured murals.
- Hand-made, their creations manage to retain the natural look, texture and colour.
- Currently I am testing out a new look for the blog which seems to be an improvement on the default template.
- Coral, blue, brick red and yellow combine to lend a rustic look to versatile garments.
- These kitchen accessories will add a modern look to any kitchen.
- The seats are supremely comfortable, and the cabin has a real quality look and feel to it.
- When the lighting is finally in place it will make a huge improvement to the look of the village.
3.3Clothingmoda femininelook masculinethe sporty look — la moda deportiva
- I need a new look — tengo que cambiar de imagen
- If these looks stay in fashion for the rest of my life I will never go out of fashion.
- The new trend for a 1950s look is creeping in, accompanied by fuller skirts and wide belts.
- Classic monochrome style proved the look of the day, as racegoers rose to the challenge of the weather.
- It's also worth considering the kaftan, one of the most flattering looks to emerge from gypsy chic.
- You can experiment with trying on clothes, not to buy them, but to explore unlikely styles and looks.
- At the month's end there was much excitement as I unveiled my new look to the world.
- This season's hottest fashion look is judged incomplete without a trio of large, colourful brooches.
- Tina keeps up to date with trends in nail art and promises she can do any look a customer might see in a magazine.
- Check out these summer looks from the Replay fashion book I picked up in Barcelona.
- Unlike mohair and go-go boots, some fashion looks never go out of style or out of season.
- However, Kennelly says those who want to just flirt with the trend can get the look without having to splash much cash.
- Their job is to translate these trends into a look which is up-to-the-minute, yet wearable and affordable.
- Here, we've put together three stylish casual looks to illustrate the kinds of clothes on offer.
- She looked good in her black trousers, but it was a casual rather than a fashionable look.
- No fashion look becomes a trend, of course, unless it is widely adopted.
- The March editions of Esquire, GQ and Arena are usually the fashion issues devoted to the new season's looks and trends.
- It's a look most women over 35 would think twice about and then discard.
- The cut is also beautiful, and the look fashionable yet sophisticated.
- This season, the unadorned look is more in vogue than ever in France.
3.4looks pl(beauty)belleza feminineshe was attracted by his good looks — la atrajo lo guapo que era
- she hasn't lost her looks — no ha perdido su belleza
- Indeed given their looks, wealth and position, it is almost remarkable that none of them ever went through a wild or rebellious phase.
- He is more famous in some quarters for his looks and fashion style than for his political programme.
- It's commonly said that you are what you eat, and it might also be true that your looks are a direct reflection of your diet.
- What he lacks in terms of looks, he more than makes up for with charisma.
- With his dark curly hair and atypical looks, he was cast as Shakespeare's Richard III.
- With her PhD in animal behaviour, natural good looks and easy way with a camera, she's a natural.
- With his blue-eyed gaze and daredevil looks, she knew this man was a force to be reckoned with.
- None of the guys that I had kissed before could compare in that department, nor could they compare in looks.
- He used his looks to dazzle girls and was seeing up to four young women at one time.
- While admired for her looks and style, the empress never enjoyed the same degree of popularity as her husband.
- Although they're practically perfect for the roles in terms of looks and demeanor, they bring nothing to the film.
- Becky, working as a governess, resorts to her good looks and alluring personality to move up in society.
- He shows her as a politician who relied too much on her looks to get what she wants.
- Disliking one's looks appears to be more of a risk factor for boys than for girls.
- The eating disorder transformed the schoolgirl with model looks into a wasted figure and she began to suffer bone disease and kidney failure.
- It was only after Eva started entering beauty contests that people began to notice her good looks.
- He has the dark good looks necessary for heart-throb status but a question mark has always hung over his talent.
- Talent and good looks rarely go hand in hand, and often when they do, it's the talent which gets elbowed into the background.
- He envied his good looks, his talent, and the amount of attention he got.
- Lucy was perfect, blonde hair, not a hair out of place, tall, model looks and a friendly expression.
1(see, glance)mirarI didn't know where / which way to look — no sabía para dónde mirar
- I looked around and saw him advancing toward me — me volví a mirar / miré hacia atrás y vi que se me acercaba
- you only have to look around (you) — no tienes más que mirar a tu alrededor
- to look away — apartar la vista
- from the tower you can look down over the whole city — desde la torre se ve toda la ciudad
- she looked down/up the street — miró calle abajo/arriba
- she looked down in embarrassment — bajó la vista / los ojos avergonzada
- look into my eyes — mírame a los ojos
- people are always looking in through the windows — la gente siempre está mirando (hacia adentro) por las ventanas
- look out (of) the window — mira por la ventana
- she looked over the fence — miró por encima de la valla
- she looked across at me — miró hacia donde yo estaba
- I waved but he just looked straight past me — le hice adiós, pero no me vio
- he looked straight / right through me — me miró sin verme
- she looked up from her book — levantó la vista del libro
- to look on the bright side of sth — ver el lado bueno / positivo de algo
- look on the bright side, nobody was hurt — hay que ver el lado bueno de las cosas: por lo menos nadie se hizo daño
- to look the other way — apartar la vista
2look! a squirrel! — ¡mira! ¡una ardilla!
- look, we can't go on arguing like this — mira, no podemos seguir discutiendo de esta manera
- (now) look here — ¡escucha un momento!
3(face)our window looks north — nuestra ventana da al norte / está orientada al norte
- to look onto sth — dar a algo
4(search, investigate)mirarbuscarhave you looked under the bed? — ¿has mirado debajo de la cama?
- look and see if there's any mail — fíjate a ver si hay correo
- you need look no further — no necesita buscar más
- look before you leap — mira dónde te metes
5(aim, hope)to look to + inf
- we were looking to finish by Friday — queríamos / esperábamos terminar antes del viernes
6(seem, appear)he looks well/ill — tiene buena/mala cara
- she looks unhappy — se la ve triste
- don't look so shocked/miserable — no pongas esa cara de asombro/pena
- she was bustling around trying to look important — andaba de acá para allá haciéndose la importante
- the two sisters look very similar — las dos hermanas se parecen mucho
- he looks like his father — se parece a su padre
- it looks like a camel — parece un camello
- he's 60, but looks 20 years younger — tiene 60 años, pero aparenta / representa 20 menos
- he looks younger than he is — parece más joven de lo que es
- you made me look a fool — me hiciste quedar en ridículo
- I wanted to look my best — quería estar lo mejor posible
- she's 40 and she looks it — no puede negar que tiene 40 años
- how does it look to you? — ¿a ti qué te parece?
- Congress looks certain to reject the motion — parece que el Congreso rechazará la moción
- it looks like rain — parece que va a llover
- he makes Tarzan look like a wimp — a su lado Tarzán parece un alfeñique
- will they stay? — it looks like it — ¿se quedarán? — parece que sí / eso parece
- to look as if / as though
- it looks as though it's healing nicely — parece que está cicatrizando bien
- you look as though you could use a drink — me da la impresión de que no te vendría mal un trago
- you look as though you've just seen a ghost — ¡ni que hubieras visto un fantasma!
- it looks as if we're going to be on our own — parece (ser) que vamos a estar solos
- to look alive / lively / sharp — espabilar
1mirarhe looked me straight in the eye/face — me miró a los ojos/a la cara
- to look sb up and down — mirar a algn de arriba (a) abajo
- now look what you've made me do! — ¡mira lo que me has hecho hacer!
- look where you're going! — ¡mira por dónde vas!
- look who's here! — ¡mira quién está aquí!
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