In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
(substance)materia femininesustancia feminine
- For the physicist, time and space, along with matter, form part of the equipment that the universe comes with.
- In general, the distinction between matter and antimatter is somewhat arbitrary.
- Why is the universe made of matter and not equal parts of matter and antimatter?
- Right now the dominant forms of energy in our Universe are matter and vacuum energy.
- Where do space, matter, energy, and the forces of nature come from?
- With their knowledge, the spaceships could become mass, matter, energy or any form of radiation.
- The electromagnetic spectrum describes all matter as wave frequencies.
- As a result, the energy exchange between matter and radiation becomes less efficient.
- I'm not sure if the anti-matter and matter particles annihilating each other produces some kind of energy.
- Physics is the science which deals with properties and interactions of matter and energy.
- Einstein described what we call gravity as curves in space and time, created by matter and energy.
- Thus dark energy is intrinsically relativistic and is more like energy than matter.
- For one thing, how can empty space explode without there being matter or energy?
- Their properties are determined locally by the changing patterns of matter and energy residing within them.
- They're a bit like caps on a shaken soda bottle, and upwelling matter and energy can blow at any moment.
- In the universe matter and physical space are in permanent dynamic equilibrium.
- This is the amount of heat energy necessary to change the phase or state of matter from liquid to gas.
- When ionizing radiations pass through matter, energy is deposited in the material concerned.
- The metaphor my old physics professor liked was that matter is energy tied into knots.
- Inflation involves a curious change in the properties of matter at very high energies known as a phase transition.
(discharge)pus masculinemateria feminine
- Students of a nearby school found poisonous organic matter in water samples they studied.
- Compost is the living, black material that is made from rotting fruits, grains and other organic matter.
- Soils with more clay and organic matter tend to hold water and dissolved chemicals longer.
- If an animal consumes both meat and vegetable matter, what is the scientific term by which it is called?
- Be careful not to overmix the layers, as this can bury organic matter too deeply.
- Layers of leaves or other organic matter are sometimes added to speed decomposition.
- It can be discounted here because of the absence of clay minerals and organic matter in freshly erupted ash.
- The most important of all the routine is the checking of the faecal matter of the animal and how it urinates.
- The grey colour and the preservation of organic matter reflect waterlogged conditions and reducing pore waters.
- Whether the soil is heavy clay or sandy and very free draining, it can be greatly improved by the addition of bulky organic matter.
- What happens is without the addition of organic matter, the soil in our gardens eventually become lifeless.
- They eat vegetable matter, dead insects and reportedly even enjoy dining on the odd bird dropping.
- Five of the sites were sandy soils and five were clays or soils high in organic matter.
- The idea worked with vegetable matter but slugs, being slimier, tended to clog an essential filter.
- Beans interplanted with corn help add organic matter and fix nitrogen at the same time.
- Clean out all of the warm weather crops and add organic matter and fertilizer and work them well into the soil.
- If your soil is high in clay or sand, add organic matter to break up clay particles for better drainage.
- The latrines had a heater beneath, which would burn the faecal matter slowly without causing any smell.
- More often than not these kinds of infections are caused through faecal matter but there were no reports of any incidents of that sort on that day.
- This basically boils down to adding lots of lovely organic matter.
1.3tema masculineform and matter — forma y contenido
1.4(written, printed material)printed matter — impresos
- reading matter — material de lectura
2.1(question, affair)asunto masculinecuestión femininelet's say no more about the matter — no digamos nada más sobre el asunto / la cuestión
- a matter of great importance/of national interest — un asunto / un tema de gran importancia/de interés nacional
- let's try and keep to the matter in hand — tratemos de ceñirnos al asunto / al tema que estamos tratando
- that's another / a different matter — eso es otra cosa
- this is a matter for the police — esto requiere la intervención de la policía
- it's a matter for her to decide — es ella quien tiene que decidir
- that's a matter of taste — eso es cuestión de gustos
- it's only a matter of time — solo es cuestión de tiempo
- that's a matter of opinion — eso es discutible
- it's just a matter of getting on a plane — es cuestión de tomarse un avión, nada más
- I won't eat there as a matter of principle — yo, por principio, no como ahí
- as a matter of interest, what does he do for a living? — por pura curiosidad ¿en qué trabaja?
- we always keep a copy as a matter of course — tenemos por norma conservar una copia
- there's the little matter of the two million they owe — está el pequeño detalle de los dos millones que deben
- it's no laughing matter — no es motivo de risa
- It was this experience that called my attention to the matter under consideration.
- To make matters worse, our affair had been common knowledge amongst most members of her family.
- It has to be said that this was a very poor affair and to make matters even worse from a Johnville point of view, they lost the game.
- What is being ruled out by these considerations is doubt concerning matters which are fundamental to our linguistic and other practices.
- The summiteers would like to keep their meeting focused on bilateral matters.
- It was time to turn the subject back to the matter at hand.
- A Scottish Executive spokesman said matters arising from the inquiry were a matter for the Crown Office.
- The cabinet consideration of those matters is appropriate and I stand by it.
- The falling bodily strength of teenagers is a matter requiring serious consideration on a national level.
- The exploitation of the oil fields has further complicated matters and pushed the possibility of a peaceful settlement further away.
- In recent years the matter has been subjected to renewed debate, yet it is still poorly understood.
- You can trust your intuition and gut feelings about family situations and professional matters.
- All the above noted issues are matters for discussion and consideration.
- Within this latter group lies cutlery, perhaps the most banal and uninteresting of eating-related subject matters.
- The fact is, most of us find financial matters rather dull and often complicated.
- Magistrates were also asked to take 53 further matters into consideration.
- He has no say in the decision, but said he had urged the council to give the matter serious consideration.
- A spokesman said later that they were taking an interest and were giving the matter careful consideration.
- A brief consideration of the matter shows that it is a serious situation.
- First, there are the occasional free-ranging debates on matters of great issue.
- They were asking me about it last night, and I started trying to explain when the subject turned to other matters.
- His defence of spin is not unreasonable: of course politicians do what they can to present matters in the light that reflects best on them.
- He paused, having nothing further to say on the matter and then changed subject.
- As if to further even up matters, both sides fielded with a number of notable absentees.
- I don't see how one can be objective about subjective matters.
2.2as matters stand — tal y como están las cosas
- to make matters worse — para colmo (de males)
- I can't see how that will help matters — yo no veo que eso vaya a ayudar
- matters arising — asuntos varios
2.3(approximate amount)a matter of sth — cosa de algo
- it was all over in a matter of seconds — todo acabó en cuestión / cosa de segundos
2.4as a matter of fact
- as a matter of fact, I've never been to Spain — la verdad es que / en realidad nunca he estado en España
- I think I will have a cup of coffee, as a matter of fact — pensándolo bien, me voy a tomar un café
- as a matter of fact, we were just leaving — justo nos íbamos
- for that matter — en realidad
- I wouldn't tell you; or anyone else, for that matter — no te lo diría; ni a ti ni a nadie, en realidad
- you can have it with rice or pasta; or both, for that matter — lo puedes comer con arroz o con pasta; o con las dos cosas, si quieres
- as interjection no matter — no importa
- as conj no matter how hard I try, you're never satisfied — por mucho que me esfuerce, nunca estás satisfecho
- no matter what your opinion of him may be, you have to admit that … — independientemente del concepto que puedas tener de él, tienes que reconocer que …
- I want you back by 9 o'clock, no matter what — quiero que estés de vuelta a las nueve, pase lo que pase
- it'll look terrible, no matter where you put it — va a quedar horrible, lo pongas donde lo pongas
- no matter how cheap/large/tall it is — por barato/grande/alto que sea
3(problem, trouble)what's the matter? — ¿qué pasa?
- what's the matter/what was the matter with you? — ¿qué te pasa/pasaba?
- what's the matter with Jane/the typewriter? — ¿qué le pasa a Jane/a la máquina de escribir?
- is anything the matter with Alice? — ¿le pasa algo a Alice?
- something's the matter/ there's something the matter with her — algo le pasa
- what's the matter with it? why won't you eat it? — ¿qué tiene (de malo) que no lo quieres comer?
1importarit doesn't matter — no importa
- they win the games that matter — ganan los partidos realmente importantes / que realmente importan
- does it matter how old I am? — ¿qué importancia tiene mi edad?
- what matters most is that we stick together — lo más importante es que nos mantengamos unidos
- to matter to sb
- money is the only thing that matters to her/them — el dinero es lo único que le/les importa
- getting this job matters a lot to me — conseguir este trabajo significa mucho para mí
- nothing matters to me any more — ya nada me importa
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