In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- It has seven vowels, it has no perfect tenses, it is chock-a-block with suffixes and its syntax is baroque.
- First, it is relevant to the formation of the perfect tense in many European languages.
- He who affirms that all perfect numbers end with the figure 6 or 8 are right.
- In an early number theory paper he proved that there is no odd perfect number with fewer than four distinct prime factors.
- The ninth, tenth, and eleventh perfect numbers were found after the twelfth was discovered.
- Many mathematicians were interested in perfect numbers and tried to contribute to the theory.
- Prior to publishing, he also found an upper bound on the least prime divisor of an odd perfect number.
2.1(precise, exact)(copy/circle) perfectothe dress was a perfect fit — el vestido le (/ me etc. ) quedaba perfecto
- He had taught her to shoot with perfect accuracy when she was just a girl, and she wouldn't let him down.
- A car pulls into the lot, disturbing the perfect circles made by the ripples.
- The Moon's orbit about the common center of gravity between Earth and the Moon is not quite a perfect circle.
- All of her attacks struck with perfect accuracy but had very little effect on him.
- We cannot know the mind of the creator with sufficient certainty to predict this with perfect accuracy.
- Each member of the team has a precise role, and perfect timing is crucial - the winner of the field gun is decided by hundredths of a second.
- Heck, even some of the tutorial levels require perfect timing and performance to clear.
- His ripples in broadcasting are perfect circles - once again, he has to fetch the coffee for the old guard of breakfast radio.
- When he regained his balance, he found a fist flying towards him with perfect accuracy.
- Again, she left him impressed with her precise aim and perfect measuring of her distance.
- She took a piece of chalk, and drawing, freehand, she drew an almost perfect circle on the floor.
- It's a seemingly simple movement, but requires perfect form to be effective.
- With perfect precision he swerved in between cars and into the other lane.
- I blew out puffs of smoke, watching as they came out as perfect circles and then dissolved into nothing.
- The number of the card is zero, which when drawn is a perfect circle.
- Hence the well-known depictions of the human frame with the arms and legs outstretched to meet the circumference of a perfect circle.
- These deposit themselves with perfect precision on a gold-coated silicon substrate.
- You cannot measure both the position and the momentum of any particle with perfect accuracy.
- I spun in a complete circle, delivering mortal wounds to all of them with perfect precision.
- Dan knew that it would require the perfect timing for everything to work and go off without a hitch.
2.2(faultless)(accent/performance) perfecto(accent/performance) impecable(teeth/complexion/eyesight) perfecto(husband/host/gentleman) perfectothis watch keeps perfect time — este reloj funciona perfectamente
- he speaks perfect French — habla francés perfectamente / a la perfección
- I'm in perfect health — estoy perfectamente bien de salud
- in perfect condition — en perfectas condiciones
- I'm not/the world isn't perfect — no soy/el mundo no es perfecto
- A perfect world wouldn't require that from him, wouldn't need him to be the brave, strong one.
- The moment they were waiting for came during a perfect summer sunset.
- Aloe is the perfect houseplant because it requires little water and hardly any care.
- A buffoon, easily duped, he is the perfect pantomime character, but here we have him as a major member of the plot.
- Since his character is perfect and unchanging, we can put our hope in him and not be disappointed.
- For me to achieve a perfect throw requires concentration and luck.
- It seems the perfect model of a classic academic pattern, or indeed a political one.
- The seats and toilets should be maintained in perfect condition and audience should be offered snacks and drinks.
- Four hundred years later the kayak is still unchanged in its basic design, because for its size it is as near as possible to being a perfect boat.
- Yes, he's been doing that character for a while now but this could be its perfect moment.
- Then I pulled my pillow down, put my head in the perfect spot, fitting right in between his collar bone and jaw.
- Economics deals with real man, weak and subject to error as he is, not with ideal beings omniscient and perfect as only gods could be.
- A perfect game requires a perfect combination of skill, concentration, and luck.
- Very few goods - especially those on display - are in perfect, pristine condition.
- They have even put up notices locally, offering a £25 reward for the return of the bike in perfect condition.
- Fashionable, somewhat attractive, her manners are perfect but her character is not.
- The original sign looked the same, but was smaller, and in perfect condition.
- Two sisters sick of having to find the perfect tailor decided to do something about it.
- It is a perfect summer's evening, in a quintessentially English setting outside the village of Pulborough in West Sussex.
- He asked me out in the most romantic way possible and everything was perfect for years.
- Despite our efforts, given the magnitude of the study we do not believe it is possible to create a perfect database.
- It is very important to note that she was wearing a white frilly dress that was still in perfect condition.
- Sailing has all of the requirements of a perfect summer sport.
- Delivery vans are equipped with fridge and freezer compartments in order to ensure goods arrive in perfect condition.
- Something makes it possible for the pool and diver to exist, and makes a perfect dive possible.
- He said it has been a pleasure babysitting the old powerhouse, which he says is in perfect condition and ready to start up again.
- What I had thought was possibly foxing turned out to be green and gold spatter decoration: the thing was in perfect condition.
- Bellringing is a real physical and mental challenge, with the aim being to ring the bells and make the sound as perfect as possible.
- At this point a special piece of equipment is required to make the perfect martini.
- They arrived today, all packaged in bubble wrap and styrofoam pieces and they were in perfect condition.
- What I love about your characters is the perfect balance of cute and sinister, attraction and repulsion.
- Without exception they are courteous and efficient in their efforts to ensure your stay is as perfect as possible.
- Attempting to make sense of what happened, Joel finds a letter from her but refuses to open it for fear of shattering his ideal of the perfect life they shared.
- As I landed it I was amazed at its excellent condition and perfect fins.
- It was just about the perfect summer night, not too hot and not too cool.
- Since being truly perfect isn't possible, they will never feel truly convinced that they are loved.
- These are characters who want perfect lives, but who keep finding out that destiny has other plans for them.
- Washington gambled on a two-part plan that required luck and perfect timing.
- But then she is back a scene later in what looks like the same car, only it is in perfect condition.
- In the mind's ear, one has an ideal of the perfect performance of a piece.
2.3(ideal)(day/weather) ideal(day/weather) perfecto(crime/excuse/example) perfecto(opportunity) idealthis is the perfect tool for the job — esta es la herramienta ideal para el trabajo
- one thirty would be perfect for me — la una y media me vendría perfecto / estupendamente
3(complete)a perfect idiot — un idiota redomado
- she has a perfect right to be here — tiene todo el derecho del mundo a estar aquí
- he's a perfect stranger to me — me es totalmente desconocido
- he's been a perfect darling — se ha portado divinamente
1the future/present perfect — el futuro/pretérito perfecto
- the past perfect — el pluscuamperfecto
- Structurally this makes perfect sense, as life gets denser and more morally complex as you go through your teenage years.
- Whatever their reasons for getting into engineering in the first place, it makes perfect sense for them to grab this chance to opt out.
- All this, the writer suggests, Jesus makes possible by his perfect sacrifice.
- This series is characterised by perfect realism juxtaposed with wild imagination.
- Like all parental guilt trips, the reasoning behind it made absolute and perfect sense.
- In a time before now all five elements existed in perfect harmony and each existed with harm to none.
- In this view of history, infinitely perfectable humans progress towards the desirable end of perfect happiness.
- A thought's breadth away, a woman of perfect absolutes stood in a field of death.
- Sure, the ideal would be perfect control of documents as they get passed around and changed.
- He was a perfect stranger, and he spent 45 minutes making sure that I wasn't stranded.
- Strange how something Kevin assumed was patently ridiculous made perfect sense to me.
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