In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(notch)feminine muescafeminine hendidurafeminine melladid you cut yourself? — it's just a little nick — ¿te cortaste? — es solo un rasguño
- in the nick of time — justo a tiempo
- Handle silver with care to avoid nicks and heavy scratches; knife blades and other metals can do damage if they come in contact with silverware.
- Even if those horns manage a gouge here or a nick there, a matador can always depend on antibiotics to stave off serious complications.
- A fair number of nicks and scratches remain as well.
- It was marred with dozens of nicks and marks from fighting.
- Like the old rifles, the rear sight bears a tiny nick of a sighting notch.
- The picture suffers from numerous source defects, including many nicks and scratches, a generally dirty appearance, and discolored film elements.
- Most of the nicks, scuffs and gouges that currently mar the work are a result of human carelessness, such as carts and chairs banging into the walls.
- Print wear and defects from the source materials are the biggest culprits here, with a fair amount of nicks and blemishes still remaining.
- We have two tables with black slate tops polished smooth, except for a few nicks and chips perhaps 1/4 inch deep.
- The grips seem to be impervious to most chemicals found on a gun cleaning table and don't show the nicks and gouges of hard use like wood or other materials.
- The buckles have a nice feel to them, and they're designed in such a way that the excess strap lies between the buckle, and the PC, thus preventing any nicks and scratches.
- There are few film defects such as nicks or blemishes to be seen.
- Flippers, armpits, backs, and bellies are often covered with bites; some are large, open, and bleeding, but most are just small nicks and scrapes.
- It may be blue-worn and carry a bountiful collection of nicks and scratches, because it hasn't spent much time in the dresser drawer.
- The prides came right out of the undergrowth and close enough to the vehicle for the researchers to observe the tiny nicks and scratches that help distinguish one animal from another.
- Exposure to rain or hail can cause nicks and scratches that dramatically increase the craft's radar signature.
- Anyway, this is probably Uncle Scrooge's most precious possession, even though it must have nicks, scratches and is probably very worn.
- If there are any wires or struts for the tail, check them carefully for nicks and chips, and examine the ends, both the top and the bottom, for signs of rust or movement.
- The blade was in perfect condition, no nicks or dents.
- They did not see much of any damage, just a few nicks and scrapes on those shuttle tiles.
2Britishinformal(condition)to be in good/bad nick — estar en buen/mal estado
3.1(prison)cárcel femininechirona feminine informalcana masculine South America slangtrullo masculine Spain slangbote masculine Venezuela Mexico slanggayola feminine River Plate slangporotera feminine Chile slang
- In order to apply closure to the mayhem, a farmer, driven insane after the loss of his youngest son, arrives in the nick with assorted homemade weapons.
- From the soaps we're joined by Kim Medcalf, EastEnders jailbird Sam Mitchell, who escapes Walford nick to perform a classic track.
- Always in these movies the defendant looks cooked, until a last minute witness shows up at the nick, spurred on by ingenious detective work.
- Big Mick left after several gigs to serve a few years in the nick, so we got in Metal Ing.
- Letters Bernie Ebbers shed a tear or two as he was sentenced to 25 years in the nick for his part in the financial disaster that was WorldCom.
- We'll go and put a picket round the 'ville while they're in the nick.
- He ought to be retiring to the nick after all the dodgy warrants he signed for Inspector Fiend.
- At the height of the demonstrations we were called up from our South London nick to support the Norfolk guys.
- I turned up a slightly cynical, badly-dressed student and left three days later, after a short spell in Southampton nick, as the blazing-eyed, still badly-dressed eco-bore I am today.
- I'm Sergeant Peter Lees and this is PC Lee Peters from Westing nick.
- And I'm not sure my friend realised that councils have many other ways of getting their council tax and some of them can have far-reaching effects that go beyond a short spell in the nick.
3.2(police station)comisaría femininedelegación feminine Mexico
1(notch)hacer una muesca enI nicked myself shaving — me corté al afeitarme
2Britishinformal(steal)afanar slangvolar Venezuela Mexico informalrobarvolarle algo a algn Venezuela Mexico informalto nick sth from sb — afanarle algo a algn slang
3Britishslang(catch, arrest)they got nicked — se los llevaron en cana South America slang
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