In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(petroleum)petróleo masculineto strike oil — encontrar petróleo literal
- [as modifier] the oil industry — la industria petrolera
- oil pollution — contaminación petrolífera / de petróleo
- Taken together, these factors will increase the cost of refining oil.
- Our economy depends so much on fossil fuel that a lack of oil without any alternative fuel sources would lead to total chaos.
- On the way home, their plane flies above a ship spilling oil into the sea.
- It takes a long time to extract oil under any conditions.
- House wants to stick us with the tab for prolonging our destructive dependence on fossil fuels, foreign oil and dangerous nuclear technology.
- Although often simplified as a religious war, the conflict is also fueled by competition for oil, land and other resources.
- Perhaps the most impressive feat was refining the oil to run vehicles.
- Although Iran exports oil, fuel for use in homes is not always available.
- In 1912, a small economic boom was fueled by drilling for oil, but it was short-lived.
- The union wants Government to do away with middlemen in the procurement of crude oil to avoid unnecessary fuel price increases.
- Essentially, you are selling a depleting resource, and once the oil is extracted from your land, no more will follow.
- Today, high-tech machinery extracts the oil in minutes.
- If the railroad supervisor was negligent in overseeing the independent contractor who accidentally spilled oil into a river, whatever harm resulted should have been addressed in a civil proceeding.
- On August 5 a boat collided with the oil tanker causing more than 85 tons of oil to spill into the river and coastal wetlands.
- When we come back, oil is fueling an economic boom in Equatorial Guinea.
- The State more than pays its way through income derived from oil, commercial fishing, tourism, mining and logging.
- Western civilization is now predicated on oil and the plastics derived from it.
- She also goes in search of fossil fuels and manages to extract oil from the local shale.
- It is unusual to drill an oil well without a paleontologist onsite to determine when the desired oil-bearing rock layer has been reached.
- The two giants have put aside their differences and have decided that as oil runs out, fuel cells are the way forward.
1.2(lubricant)aceite masculineto change/check the oil — cambiar/revisar el (nivel del) aceite
- to pour oil on troubled waters — tratar de apaciguar los ánimos
- before noun oil change — cambio de aceite
- oil filter — filtro del aceite
- oil level — nivel del aceite
- oil pressure — presión del aceite
- To check the oil, you remove the dipstick, wipe off the oil, and reinsert the dipstick as far as it will go.
- In general, expect to change your mower's engine oil twice each year.
- Fuel, including oil, gas and coal, represents 50 per cent of its generating costs.
- That competition is helping the world move away from carbon-rich fuels, like oil and coal.
- It is oil for use as fuel, whether it is gasoline, jet fuel, or heating oil.
- All forms of heating and water boilers - gas coal, wood, solid fuel, paraffin and oil - can be dangerous.
- Carbon emissions occur wherever fossil fuels, like oil, gasoline, and natural gas, are burned for energy.
- At the moment islanders have to rely on a mixture of oil, solid fuel and small hydro schemes which are unreliable and expensive.
- Stoves can be wood-burning or fuelled by coal, oil, gas or even electricity.
- My Maserati is a top flight machine that requires the best grades of oil and fuel because I want it to run faster and burn hotter.
- Ireland's heavy reliance on fossil fuels such as oil and coal is not sustainable for the future, he said.
- We have to drastically reduce the burning of fossil fuels, coal, oil and gas, so we need more wind farms to produce cleaner electricity.
- Transportation via internal combustion engines that use gas and oil is responsible for more than 17 percent of the greenhouse gas emissions on the planet.
- We used tilly lamps for light and had to transport oil and other fuel to the house.
- Prices are up for energy products, including diesel fuel and heating oil.
- The rear main engine seal keeps leaking oil.
1.3fuel-oil masculinegasoil masculine
1.4(for domestic heating)gasóleo de calefacción masculinegasoil de calefacción masculinefuel(-oil) doméstico masculine
1.5(for domestic lamps, stoves)queroseno masculinekerosene masculineparafina feminine Latin Americato burn the midnight oil — quemarse las cejas
2.1Cookingaceite masculinebefore noun oil and vinegar dressing — vinagreta feminine
- The pouring of pure water scented with jasmine oil washes away worries.
- A former theatre boss is setting up a factory to turn used cooking oil into eco-friendly fuel for cars.
- Billy has been researching organic repellent using the oil of the neem trees he has planted around the gardens.
- These lamps, which are traditionally fueled by mustard oil, are placed in rows in windows, doors and outside buildings to decorate them.
- Finally, Bell was to try adding flaxseed oil and other healthy plant oils daily to her food.
- After being steamed on water with light soybean oil, spring onion and ginger, the fish is bland and delicate.
- It is a subject that clearly fires him and he delves enthusiastically into the process of applying for landing slots and the use of cooking oil as a fuel.
- Add the sunflower oil and enough water to form a supple dough.
- Three bottles of high quality essential oils infused into pure, skin-softening organic apricot kernel oil.
- Treat with applications of cider vinegar over the affected area, or apply a fungicide made by dissolving one part tea tree oil in ten parts water.
- It's just a matter of having the right type of fat - olive oil or canola oil instead of lard or butter.
- The last group includes energy food, including animal and plant oil, starch and wine.
- The most abundant sources of industrial fatty acids are coconut oil, palm oil, and soybean oil.
- I can fill a tooth temporarily with zinc oxide and clove oil if the dentist is out of town.
- The cheddar made from animals fed on sunflower oil contained almost 2.5 times the amount of the nutrient than that made from cows fed a normal diet.
- Vitamin A is present in animal tissue, mainly in liver, fish oil, egg yolks, butter, and cheese.
- The one exception to the blockade against animal fat is fish oil.
- The strong fragrance of the special Japanese soybean oil made our mouth water and left us addicted to the cuisine.
- Hemp oil largely replacing petroleum could mean the end of tanker disasters at sea which cause loss of life to seabirds and other marine organisms.
- Biodiesel is an alternative fuel that can be made out of anything from organic canola oil to used cooking grease from fast-food restaurants.
3.1(painting)óleo masculinea collection of oils — una colección de óleos
- Luan Nel, occupying most of the space at the Goodman, shows an extensive body of oils and watercolours on paper and canvas.
- In the late oils and watercolors, he seemed to seek out the inner pulse of existence.
- This remarkably representative exhibits of 42 oils and gouaches from that later period suggest why.
- If originals are desired but the budget is tight, consider original oils on canvas over works on paper.
- Both are relatively small oils on canvas that lampoon those who grasp and fawn over power and wealth.
- Wouldn't it be better to display them with the oils on canvas?
- Smirnov creates original oils and limited edition serigraphs that are sold all over the world.
- Oil paintings sell for more money so it is reasonable to expect that the reproductions of oils on canvas will sell better, too.
- This offering boasted major works by Reynolds and Millais together with an oil and a watercolour by Turner.
- Thereafter, Hunt painted only the occasional oil, concentrating on watercolour, of which he was to become a master technician.
- The surfaces of the oils on linen and canvas are as smooth as television cartoons.
- The company deals in originals, oils, acrylics, watercolors and serigraphs.
- One of Johannes Vermeer's most enigmatic oils, this painting was not even attributed to him when it entered the Royal Collection in 1762.
- These oils on canvas rework that fulcrum of modernist painting, the grid.
- She has put together a collection of oils depicting how light transforms everything in the vast open space of the desert.
- Canadian war artists, commissioned and attached to units of all three services, produced a splendid array of oils, water-colours, and sketches.
- Bolton Art Gallery is hosting an exhibition of oils, watercolours and prints of the Lancashire landscape, from the sea to the windswept moors.
- Local landmarks feature strongly in the line-up of watercolours, oils and acrylics on show from Saturday, December 6 to 12.
- Wilson Gallery is the sole representative of Machado's original oils and sculptures in North America.
- The galleries feature original oils, watercolors, limited-edition serigraphs, lithographs and sculpture.
3.2(paints)he paints in oils — pinta al óleo
- a portrait in oils — un retrato al óleo
1(hinge/machine) lubricar(machine/hinge) aceitar(hinge/machine) engrasar(bat/wood) darle aceite a
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