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(representation, drawing, diagram)the book has no pictures — el libro no tiene ilustraciones
- to draw a picture of sth — dibujar algo
- one picture is worth a thousand words — una imagen vale más que mil palabras
1.2masculine cuadrofeminine pinturamasculine cuadrofeminine láminamasculine retratoto paint a picture of sth/sb — pintar algo/a algn
- he wants to paint our picture — nos quiere pintar / retratar
- the book paints a gloomy picture of … — el libro pinta un cuadro sombrío de …
- as pretty as a picture
- the village was as pretty as a picture — el pueblo era de postal
- she's as pretty as a picture — es preciosa
- picture framer — enmarcadora
- picture hook — gancho para cuadros
- picture library — archivo de imágenes
- He then moved to Nigeria, where he lived for nearly 25 years, working as a magistrate and a high court judge and painting pictures of people he met.
- The walls were filled with pictures of birds, drawings, art, and anime.
- You can ask the children to create a different ending to the story or draw different pictures to illustrate what they have read.
- How could these critics of Raphael's unrealistic depictions of the world turn around and paint endless pictures of Ophelia?
- He told us that he loved hockey, baseball and drawing pictures.
- Animation is the time-consuming art of drawing pictures in sequences, which, when viewed rapidly, simulate motion.
- The girl has to stay at home in front of the table every day, drawing pictures and dreaming of going to school with her peers.
- Less than 100 pages of text, pictures and figure drawings are divided into ten chapters of unequal length.
- ‘It's simple,’ he explains, going to the whiteboard and drawing pictures frantically.
- There are pictures, drawings, and even boxes with additional information.
- If you buy the upgrade package the cartoonist will draw pictures of the characters in your book, talking about you.
- This won't do," the wife thought, and she went to town to have her picture painted.
- The various pictures, drawings and paintings had their captions in Irish.
- Martin's pictures are mostly pen-and-ink drawings with occasional additions of watercolour.
- A table was provided with paper and writing materials, as well as marker pens for drawing pictures.
- We've probably seen a picture or a portrait of them, or some depiction, which passes for a portrait.
- His remarkable piano recitals and penchant for drawing detailed pictures are characteristic of someone with the condition.
- Drawing pictures are top of her list of favourite things at school.
- He writes and prints in periodicals verses, drawings and reproductions of pictures which he draws with a brush held in his mouth.
- Starting at 9am, practise your drawing skills by painting Easter pictures to add to your Easter holiday memories.
- It was not unusual to be called out of the shop, and see a fair lady who wanted her picture painted.
- Drawing pictures or making statuettes is also unique to us humans.
- More than a dozen original pictures (both drawings and paintings) of the dodo now exist.
- Those who were gifted at drawing or painting might contribute a picture.
- What about drawing pictures and leaving them in people's letterboxes?
- In fact, Goya was still painting pretty pictures of milkmaids and saucy profiles of his mistress.
1.3(photo)foto feminineto take a picture of sth/sb — hacerle una foto a algo/algn Spain
- we had our picture in the paper — nuestra foto salió en el periódico
- A friend send me some amazing pictures of 3D pavement drawings.
- I need a photographer, since I can't take pictures of my face very well.
- The use of long lens photography to take pictures of people in private places without their consent is also forbidden.
- Those days, photographers rarely went to studios to take pictures.
- This camera was controlled by children via the Internet to take pictures of space which were then downloaded into the classroom.
- A photographer was also summoned, to take pictures of the happy residents living in their sophisticated surroundings.
- The photographers want to take pictures of you and your mother together.
- The photographer wants to take pictures of me with my laptop.
- A production photographer wants to take pictures of us next to the famous Emmerdale sign.
- It was time for our actual wedding photographer to take pictures of us and various family members, so we just started doing that.
- Many church members have photographic equipment to take pictures and shoot video.
- The father of one of her friends is a photographer, and he had planned to take pictures of a group of them in their long dresses.
- Today, most people ask portrait photographers to take pictures of them and their families.
- Speed cameras currently only take pictures of the number plates of speeding cars.
- A photographer arrives and wants to take pictures of me in the Gallery.
- Realising that it would make me look as if I had something to hide, I gave in and just let the photographer take pictures of me.
- Press photographers were there to take pictures.
- Following the reticent trend of the day, he declined to talk to the press and asked photographers not to take pictures.
- And so I asked her if I could take pictures of her for my photography class.
- Cars are routinely checked, cameras take pictures of licence plates and details of the ownership of a vehicle are matched with the driver.
2(situation)panorama masculineit was a similar picture across the border — el panorama era similar al otro lado de la frontera
- that's not the whole picture — esa es una visión parcial del asunto
- the big picture — la gran prespectiva
- to come into the picture
- Bill wants to know where/how he comes into the picture — Bill quiere saber cuál es su papel en todo esto
- what she thinks doesn't come into the picture at all — su opinión no viene al caso
- to get the picture
- you're not welcome here, get the picture? — aquí no eres bienvenido ¿entiendes / te enteras?
- just read this, you'll soon get the picture — léete esto, enseguida te harás una idea
- to put sb in the picture — poner a algn al tanto (de la situación)
3(idea)idea feminineyou get a totally different picture from these figures — estas cifras te dan una idea / una impresión totalmente distinta
- This is an older film, and like many foreign films, done on a smaller budget than a Hollywood picture.
- In the last two weeks, we've watched two of the classic film noir pictures: Double Indemnity and The Postman Always Rings Twice.
- To compete in the packed world of independent film, a picture has to be creative and clever.
- It has deservedly won the best picture Golden Globe and will no doubt inspire a new generation to read Virginia Woolf.
- Filmmakers have been to the Arctic before, shooting action pictures.
- Both pictures salute the David Lynch school of film, with their penchant for blending reality with dreams.
- We fell in love, then she went to France to do a picture for Alain Resnais called La Guerre est finie with Yves Montand.
- There are extensive production notes that describe the huge tented in area used to film much of the picture.
- There is a rule of thumb amongst movie buffs: the more scriptwriters the worse the picture.
- They seem a little too satisfied with the changes they made, but sound like they had fun filming the picture.
- The picture is free of film defects and artifacts, making for a very smooth look.
- Some action pictures should dump the script and have the actors shoot at each other.
- Bardot started working in pictures that year, getting bit parts in obscure films.
- The one flaw, in my opinion, is that they didn't separate out studio releases from art house pictures.
- The only action in his war picture occurs at the very beginning of the film.
- The included featurette on the filming of the picture is a nice bonus.
- Steven uses things that he learned from independent films and from foreign films back into studio pictures.
- This is not intended as an action picture, so don't go expecting fast-paced montages.
- The picture spawned several sequels aimed at the teenage horror market.
- Dinosaur becomes the first Disney animated picture in years not to feature any songs.
5.2British (cinema)the pictures — el cine
- to go to the pictures — ir al cine
- Pippa enjoys kick-boxing, bowling, going to the pictures, pubs and clubs.
- Going to the pictures was a real treat in every way.
- She's been chilling out, listening to music, going to the pictures, reading a lot.
- The day of going to the pictures or circus for that special occasion has long gone, and now every child wants a bouncing castle to share with their friends for that big day.
- It's relaxing and pleasant - but so is going to the pictures or for a walk in the woods.
- This was the start of going to the pictures with my Grandma.
- But apart from that, I like hanging out with my mates and going to the pictures.
- I like to swim, BBQs and fishing around the lake and going to the pictures.
- Perhaps, you should go back to the VCD rental shop or forget about the whole business of going to the pictures.
- It is a far cry from first half of the 20th century when going to the pictures was an integral part of a town's social activities.
- Whereas I don't think I would feel that now if I were going to the pictures a lot.
- They were rowdy and shouting - they weren't interested in going to the pictures, they were looking for a fight.
- In Karen's book, long-time resident Eva tells of going to the pictures.
- I told her when that happened I'd quit going to the pictures.
- It was then that mothers kept their children from going to the pictures on Saturday afternoon.
6.1(embodiment)imagen femininehe looks the very picture of health — es la viva imagen de la salud
- He's the picture of his father, he's a bonny young Irish boy.
- She's the very picture of her. I saw it at once. When I first went into the room I could hardly believe my own eyes.
- "He's the picture of his old sire, Lazzarone," he continued, looking the horse over critically.
6.2(beautiful sight)espectáculo masculinedoesn't she look a picture? — ¿no está preciosa?
1(imagine)imaginarseI can just picture her — es como si la estuviera viendo
- I can't quite picture myself with a baby — no me veo con un niño
2(depict)the minister, pictured here next to … — el ministro, que aparece en la foto junto a …
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