In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(infrequent)(sunny spells/showers) aislado(sunny spells/showers) esporádicoI like an / the occasional glass of wine — de tanto en tanto / de vez en cuando me gusta tomarme un vaso de vino
- we get the occasional complaint/visitor — recibimos alguna que otra queja/algún que otro visitante
- we get only very occasional complaints/visitors — rara vez / muy de vez en cuando recibimos alguna queja/algún visitante
- the magazine runs an occasional feature on cookery — de vez en cuando aparece en la revista un artículo de cocina
- Among the most striking aspects of the movie are its occasional forays into animation.
- She had never really seen the inside of his room before; only occasional chance glances.
- Most people make at least occasional visits to the pub and do so without abusing others.
- Despite occasional bursts of humor, the prevalent tone throughout the movie is somber.
- The writing is elegant with only occasional lapses into obscurity.
- Fischer showed occasional flashes of his old self, but was also clearly rusty.
- His vocabulary is simple but effective, though occasional obscurities may be found in his sentences.
- There may be occasional lapses like the one that strikes the reader's eyes.
- Beyond fields and woods come occasional glimpses of the lake in dry brilliant sunshine.
- Provide at least occasional online access to your top technicians and decision makers.
- What I am saying is that occasional errors are inevitable with a truly free press.
- He does it with style and flair and the occasional foray into drag.
- Everyone else should regard them only as a very occasional treat.
- Occasional flashes of lightning danced over the distant peaks of the Cordillera Real.
- The men were closer, talking amongst themselves with an occasional burst of laughter.
- Loud snores started to come out of him as occasional hiccups followed.
- Soon she could see nothing in that darkness but the occasional flash of light.
- Nine beaches have been closed due to high bacteria levels as well as occasional visits of red tides.
- There is little evidence that occasional light snoring does any harm at all.
- Neighbors, family members, even occasional bystanders used to separate combatants.
- Upstairs, the L-shaped landing is well lit, thanks to a window alcove with room for an occasional chair.
- He made occasional furniture pieces such as tables and chairs, as well as picture frames.
- Other items include pieces of occasional furniture that were covered by Monica.
- Described as a desk, dining or occasional chair, it is designed with sufficient strength to support even a very large person.
3(for special occasion)(music/verse) (compuesto especialmente) para la ocasión
- He made his living in academia and from occasional exploits into literary journalism.
- He was the only human they trusted enough to honor with their presence and occasional speeches.
- The abcd abcd efg efg rhyming scheme isn't traditional, but it's not bad for occasional verse.
- He read voraciously for himself, and began to write occasional verses when he was still at school.
- If so, will there be occasional masses where personal prayer is permitted after communion?
- Occasional services are held there, as are occasional concerts.
- Even as late as last month she was still giving the occasional speech and attending functions.
- It covered a great range of moods and themes: love, wine, religion, didactic topics, and occasional verse.
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