In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(finish/gloss) nacarado(finish/gloss) perladopearly teeth — dientes de perla masculine
- the Pearly Gates — las puertas del Paraíso
- Chris's green eyes glittered, and a smile played across his pearly teeth as he ran his hands ran through his short black hair.
- He smiled and I could see his teeth were straight and pearly white.
- They're white, pearly, straight, and absolutely gorgeous.
- She had light pearly skin with rosy cheeks - an angel in everyone's eyes.
- She strode to her pearly white dresser and extracted several clothes.
- Translucent lips pulled back from pearly teeth in a wicked grin.
- His knuckles turned first a deep red before fading to pearly white.
- In her rosy spring dress and pearly cream gloves, she looked the image of a genteel woman.
- She has taken the last few days off, however, because she has just had her teeth bleached pearly white.
- One half of each was a light pearly green, and the other half was metallic green ringed with gold strips.
- Slick on your lip color, and then grab some pearly gloss.
- A smudge of pearly glitter was left on each cheek.
- Her smile, with all her little pearly teeth, was absolutely angelic.
- The pearly grey colour and rough texture forms an expressive contrast with the smooth white render.
- The head and breast were pearly gray, and the rest of the bird was rusty brown.
- I offered a charming smile of my own, showing pearly teeth.
- Her teeth were pearly white and surrounded by full lips.
- Hector shut his eyes, to see his inner world, a blaze of swirling pearly colours.
- ‘He wouldn't wake up - I had to kick him,’ said Sabriel bluntly, the moonlight illuminating her black hair with its pearly light.
- The hours ticked by as first a head and then the body and finally the feet of a healthy, powerful, baby boy emerged into a world of pearly dawn light.
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