In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(of, containing metal)(compound/element) metálico
- Some people find that meat has a metallic taste.
- But in any case there is no such thing - chlorine is simply not an element that can form a metallic alloy, as opposed to an ionic compound with a metal.
- I coughed and tasted the metallic bitterness of blood.
- Hailey bit down on her lip in an effort to stop another dam of tears threatening to break loose; tasting metallic blood and her salty tears intermingle.
- The rare earth elements comprise a group of 17 trivalent metallic elements with similar chemical properties.
- The reduced metal typically forms a metallic alloy on the cathode.
- Seeds and plants on the earth find numerous metallic salts and elements essential for their growth here in these rain drops.
- The heavier metallic elements, some of which living systems also require, are formed only in very massive stars during supernova explosions.
- Early symptoms, such as a metallic taste, tinnitus, lightheadedness, and confusion, are followed by tremors and shivering.
- Heavy metals are metallic elements that have a high atomic number and are poisonous to living organisms.
- The metallic taste was in his mouth, making him gag.
- This distinction is always made for the element carbon, and there is no scientific justification for treating metallic elements differently.
- As a result, some of the elements of the metal or alloy change from a metallic state into a non-metallic state.
- Almost all of the popular family saloons now have a two-door, sportier-looking sibling that is usually dressed up in alloys and metallic paint.
- To keep caviar from absorbing a slight metallic taste from metal servers and utensils, present it on glass, shell, or bone.
- Instead of the usual metallic zinc taste it was more like something sweet, like syrup or nectar.
- Just to clarify, antimony is a metallic element on the periodic table.
- This is a very attractive car and, with the metallic paint and standard alloys, it looks even better.
- It generally requires special treatment to mitigate its rather bitter, metallic taste.
- The walls and the podiums were made of some kind of shiny metallic, silver alloy.
2(suggesting metal)(sound/color/taste) metálico
- The figure laughs and I cringe at the raucous, metallic sound that sounds from the image of my mouth.
- He turned around, his metallic green tights glinting in the sunlight, his open vest with vines stitched on only one side.
- They have large, prominent eyes, and metallic green leathery forewings with small light spots and coppery-green legs.
- Victor's flaming sword clashed against the blackness of Jack's sword with a sharp metallic clang.
- Gamblers aren't shying away from them, though some dedicated coin droppers dislike the loss of the metallic sounds of money changing hands.
- She started to run her fingers though my hair and just when it was starting to get exciting a loud metallic sound echoed off the walls.
- Trochilines often have iridescent feathers of metallic red, orange, green and blue.
- Bright green metallic fronds, in the shape of palm trees, still branch out from their stands.
- It clanged to the ground making a tinny metallic sound.
- There are a lot of echoes, for instance, and these either stretch the small metallic sounds out into drones or create sharp, stuttering rhythms.
- I was completely encased head to toe in metallic green Lycra and nobody cared.
- Arowanas come in three shades, silver, metallic green and gold.
- There are mallards galore, the males with their metallic green heads and the females a dowdy brown, and busy little black scaups, bobbing like bath toys.
- The loud metallic sound is startling and helps add impact to your verbal correction.
- They all checked their guns and loaded them to a collection of clicks and metallic sounds.
- For starters the three M - 16s bumped into each other with metallic clicks.
- A metallic buzz sounded from the far corner of the workroom.
- With a gasp, his head jerked left as a metallic sound echoed through the room.
- Officers said a ‘suspicious’ light green or light blue metallic Ford Focus had been seen in the area before the break in.
- Does he remember the metallic green Butterfly male that grabbed his hand in the dark?
- She frowned as she saw a tall, burgundy-haired vampire dressed in a bright metallic green laced up top and bell bottoms walk up behind the elfin boy.
- He picked a dark-aqua guitar that was iridescent and metallic.
- Since then the metallic green Asian beetle has destroyed six million trees in Michigan.
- He ran down the metallic green hallway, the echo of his footfalls bouncing from wall to wall.
- By the time we reach our second dive site, at Penguin Cove, the sun is shining and the water has brightened to an almost metallic green.
- It's a brilliant metallic green beetle, about one-half inch long and about a quarter of an inch wide, so it's pretty good-sized.
- There was a confusion of footsteps as the Russian boys barreled down the steps, still calling to each other, and then the metallic sound repeated itself.
- One of the girls wearing a metallic green jacket spotted Zack and ran over to him.
- At that precise moment, a gong near the entrance way was sounded, the metallic clang echoing around the Great Hall.
- The latter mineral, a sulphide of iron, has a shiny metallic lustre and was often mistaken for gold itself: it is the infamous fool's gold.
- A sharp metallic clang could be heard, echoing throughout the whole forest stirring up many different animals from even miles away.
- When alarmed they utter a sharp metallic clinking sound rather like that made by a hammer striking an anvil.
- Her fur, a deep blue-grey, had a softness that belied its almost metallic lustre.
- Its particles have a dull metallic lustre, far less brilliant than that of gold.
- It also has a strange green, metallic note at its heart.
- The sound can be a raucous metallic clangour or it can be as soft as notes on velvet.
- He heard a sharp, metallic sound that made his blood run cold through his veins.
- I will not have the background music be loud drums and metallic sounds that makes it impossible for the audience to hear what is being said.
- It reached back, pulling out a sword with the sound of metal on the sheath, a ringing, metallic sound that foretold doom.
- Now and again, you could hear the unmistakable metallic sound of snow shovels banging into concrete sidewalks, along with the deep rumble of a passing plow.
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