In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(strange)(idea/person/behavior) raro(behavior/person/idea) extrañothe odd thing is that … — lo raro / lo curioso es que …
- he's the oddest of men — es el hombre más raro del mundo
- how odd that there's no one here to meet us — qué raro que no haya venido nadie a buscarnos
- it was odd of her not to say anything — fue raro que no dijera nada
- that's (very) odd: there's no milk left — qué raro / qué cosa más rara: no queda leche
- how very odd that he should write to me now — qué raro que me haya escrito ahora
- Images are made strange in her works by their changed contexts and odd juxtapositions.
- Tel's fingers involuntarily clenched up as he felt the odd sensation once more.
- I find it very odd that individuals are against legislation of this sort.
- Doesn't that seem rather odd that none of her colleagues would defend her?
- But in those areas where he did well, sometimes the numbers look decidedly odd.
- By an odd coincidence, she capped the marker just as he hung up the phone.
- And there were a couple of things he said that certainly seem rather odd.
- She began to tremble violently as she felt an odd sensation come over her.
- Back in the desert I had an odd sensation of riding into a landscape.
- Sometimes I meet people in odd places and am surprised to learn that they are on their first overseas trip.
- His arms and legs straightened out, no longer sticking out at odd angles.
- The graphics also seem very odd at times, it all looks lovely so long as you don't move.
- The odd thing is that he did the interview at all, I think.
- They think it's rather odd to be so highly involved in football and it's vice-versa.
- He reached into his pocket for his keys, and he noticed something odd.
- She thought it odd that Jake would do so many nice things for him.
- After a while she noticed something quite odd.
- The acting is strong, though odd at times.
- Sunday was a nice lazy day, full of odd surprises and a few belly laughs.
- Her decidedly odd looks are a major distraction whenever she is on screen.
2(occasional, random)she smokes the odd cigarette — se fuma algún / alguno que otro cigarrillo
- except for the odd fisherman … — a excepción de algún / alguno que otro pescador …
- he's done odd jobs for us — nos ha hecho algunos trabajitos
- Truth be told, there are crowds of people who never drink, or who drink only on the odd occasion.
- Messi's account of his spare time includes nothing racier than PlayStation and the odd barbecue.
- On the odd occasion he might wish to be somewhere else.
- I have to admit, I have milked my abilities on the odd occasion.
- In the meantime I am eating toast with marmalade every few minutes and the odd meal whenever I can face it.
- Fortunately, I am relatively immune from this in the middle of Bear Lane, although I occasionally hear the odd siren.
- However, there is the occasional shock and the odd fleeting moment of interest as to who will be next for the chop.
- Sharp riffs that occasionally nick the odd melody.
- We had the odd drink together but we didn't glam around.
- However, they quickly dried in the sunshine with just the odd patch of mud remaining.
- I haven't been keeping up with his last few releases, although the odd track has occasionally grabbed my attention.
- But on the odd occasion they venture outside these extremes, the country descends into chaos.
- I'm doing a small site on Ghost Buildings - a unimaginative term for the odd remainders left behind when a building goes down.
- They apologised as they fidgeted with the bags and behaved as well as they could but lost their nerve on the odd occasion.
- The time saved by this happening far outweighs the odd occasion when someone does not leave it at the end of his drive.
- And although the odd incident used to happen in the past, that number has increased with the number of activities in the area.
- And, on the odd occasion, he has even been put in as an emergency centre-back.
- On the odd occasion that he's had a few to drink, I think he brings out the red suit and talks wistfully about his sleigh.
- It showed as low tackle followed low tackle, followed by the odd flamboyant dive or five.
- And on the odd occasion Redfearn escaped the clutches of Bauress, Steve Hollis was on hand to look after the ex-Premiership star.
3.1(unmatched, single)(sock/glove) desparejado(glove/sock) sin pareja
- Ever wondered if all those forgotten passwords end up in the same place as those missing odd socks?
- I've heard of sock heaven for odd socks, but there must be a bookmark heaven for missing bookmarks as I've lost heaps over the years.
- I once wrote a manifesto for odd socks wearers on a post-it note.
- If the pans remain level, the odd coin is among the 13 set aside.
- The pace of events has slowed down and we take time for personal maintenance, like washing odd socks.
- Your muddled brain, full of paperclips and odd socks and dirty cotton wool buds simply cannot function.
- But the forks they use will be an odd assortment of different sets.
- I thought about the origin of all square numbers and discovered that they arose from the regular ascent of odd numbers.
- He stated that any even integer can be written as the sum of two primes and every odd integer is either a prime or the sum of three primes.
- Even integers in the top row correspond to throws from the right hand, and odd integers to throws from the left.
- The issue of odd perfect numbers remains unsettled, however.
- If you are taking half an odd number, use the integer quotient and ignore the remainder of 1.
- If that number is odd, the last object will be a circle.
- In every known pair, both numbers are even or both are odd.
- Hence such graphs require n to be odd, and then for each axis there are n such graphs.
- Every even natural number x greater than six can be written as the sum of two distinct odd primes.
- If the number in the second column is odd, divide it by two and drop the remainder.
- An odd perfect number is defined to be an odd integer that is equal to the sum of its proper divisors.
- In his talk, he gave an outline of some of Thompson's work, beginning with the odd order theorem of Feit and Thompson.
- Notice that smoothing a crossing changes the number of components of a link by one and that multiplication by z switches odd and even polynomials.
- When k is an integer there are k or 2k petals depending whether k is odd or even.
- In it Vinogradov proved that every sufficiently large odd integer can be expressed as the sum of three primes.
- Goldbach also conjectured that every odd number is the sum of three primes.
4.1(being left over, spare)have you got the odd 3p? — ¿tienes tres peniques sueltos / los tres peniques?
- if you've got the odd moment to spare — si tienes algún momento libre
- I have a few odd bits of fabric left over — me han sobrado unos retales
4.2informal (approximately)it cost me 30 pounds odd or 30-odd pounds — me costó 30 y tantas libras / 30 y pico libras informal
- she must be 80 odd by now — debe tener 80 y tantos años / 80 y pico (de) años
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