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(part of sth broken, torn, cut, divided)pedazo masculinetrozo masculinea piece of bread — un pedazo / un trozo de pan
- she ripped the letter into pieces — rompió la carta en pedacitos
- a piece of land — un terreno
- she smashed the vase to pieces — hizo añicos el jarrón
- the toy lay in pieces on the floor — el juguete estaba en el suelo, hecho pedazos
- her life in pieces, she made up her mind to … — con la vida deshecha / en ruinas, decidió …
- Break the chocolate in pieces and melt with the rum in a bowl over simmering water.
- Avie looked down at her tray and started to break off a piece of her cookie.
- Oh well, at least her mom didn't have to worry about cutting the pizza, it was broken in pieces already.
- With that, my mother knife and cut a small piece of the pie.
- Scarlet sighed as she put a small piece of pumpkin pie in her mouth.
- In the middle of the confusion, the thieves try to get away with the mirror, only to break it to pieces in their fight to have the first glance.
- She saw a piece of it break off and a gout of flame shoot into the air.
- Then she took out a lump of sandalwood from the wall cupboard, washed it, broke it in pieces, dissolved it in water and cleaned her face and arms with the paste.
- The gold chain was retrieved and returned to the owner, albeit in pieces and with a portion missing following the scuffle.
- I glued all three pieces in place with epoxy.
- The girls made the discovery after spotting a piece of red material sticking out of the ground in the park's wooded area.
- Her bed with torn to pieces with cloth and portions of her blanket lying all over the floor.
- In a second the whole sword was broken in pieces and Kashiro's attack continued.
- In the busy commercial streets of the city you will find huge pumpkins broken to pieces and scattered on the road.
- Sections of main roads are completely broken to pieces.
- Men broke into the mill and smashed them to pieces.
- A police spokesman said that the man was scrabbling across the slope when a piece of rock broke away.
- Gradually it starts to be crushed in one direction and then stretched in another until it is broken to pieces.
- She picks up a glass vase and flings it on the ground, breaking it to pieces.
- Near the bottom is a chunk that originally was a piece of soundproofing material.
1.2(component)pieza feminineparte femininehe's taken the clock to pieces — ha desarmado / desmontado el reloj
- it comes to pieces — es desmontable
- we took the novel to pieces — analizamos la novela parte por parte
- a three-piece suit — un traje de tres piezas
- the pieces are starting to fall into place — las cosas se están empezando a aclarar
- For all customers who want to coat boat pieces and other non-car pieces, or car pieces which don't appear on our price list, we have tried to give you enough information below to estimate what your piece(s) would cost.
- Silversmith Biggs was responsible for the basic design and construction of the piece.
- The pieces of the iron construction crashed down into the water.
- After that, you start sanding other people's work and start to help put pieces of furniture together.
- The kit contains hundreds of miniature pieces of the popular construction toy that comprises a building system of rods and connectors.
- The laser device is used to monitor the correct alignment of mechanical pieces over a distance up to 10 m.
- Sometimes pieces of the construct will be inserted as well as, or instead of, the full construct.
- By combining the good pieces and assembling them into a somewhat complete firearm, it can now be sold as a functioning weapon.
- He suggested that the regulations previously construed could be said to apply to particular pieces of machinery of an unduly hazardous nature.
- If you wonder if you can replace the clutch yourself, you should first consider how much knowledge you have regarding how to do it and the car pieces involved.
- All of the pieces are cast or constructed in nonferrous metals, so that they resonate musically.
- Construction pieces from every set can be combined in an infinite number of ways, which contributes to excitement and adventure.
- In my day we only had the simplest of Lego pieces - just square blocks.
- Even so, you could recycle those items into scrap pieces to make parts for another robot.
- The scribble is constructed from 229 separate pieces of steel, weighs 25 tonnes and has 72 twists.
2(item)a piece of advice — un consejo
- 500 pieces of artillery — 500 piezas de artillería
- a piece of chewing gum — un chicle
- a piece of clothing — una prenda (de ropa)
- a piece of fruit — una pieza de fruta
- a piece of furniture — un mueble
- a piece of jewelry — una alhaja
- an absurd piece of legislation — una norma (or disposición etc.) absurda
- that was a piece of luck! — ¡qué suerte!
- how many pieces of luggage do they have? — ¿cuántos bultos llevan?
- a piece of news — una noticia
- a piece of paper — un papel
- an excellent piece of work — un trabajo excelente
- we sell the cutlery by the piece — vendemos los cubiertos sueltos / por piezas
3.1a piece (of music) — una pieza (de música)
- They are both very beautiful pieces, both musically and lyrically, and her voice is just gorgeous.
- His close friendships with women produced some of the best-known pieces of music ever written by any composer; but they did not secure him a wife.
- Many of the pieces are beautifully written and personal.
- He wrote and arranged many pieces of liturgical music, and set up several computer programs.
- Ideas and written pieces can be published online and vetted by readers before going to print, blogging helps the journalism process.
- There is currently an open invitation for composers to write pieces for the bells.
- The piece conveys the sense of an urgent, fully focused formal sensibility at work.
- A child prodigy, he wrote his first piece of music at the age of five and completed his first symphony at the age of eight.
- Next, I shared how Beethoven's music was much more emotional and how he often wrote pieces in a minor key.
- Most, in fact, are relatively early pieces by composers who are now mid-career.
- As a composer, he wrote several pieces for the oboe family, which I am delighted to publish.
- Soon afterwards he was writing his own pieces, and at seven he became only the second child under the age of 10 ever to be accepted by the Vienna Conservatoire.
- Has anyone ever heard a beautiful piece of music played on a recorder?
- She composed at least eight pieces, written for a variety of voices, instruments, and genres.
- Students write about narrative pieces and give a title to their artwork.
- I might even offer the theory that it is the most perfect piece of music ever written.
- We're not trying to just write songs, we're trying to write musical pieces.
- Never has such a beautiful piece of music been played on the electric guitar.
- The program consisted of a wide range of varying pieces, including songs written by each of the performers.
- Each fellow will write several pieces while in residence, which will each be subjected to detailed criticism.
3.4(of poetry)poema masculinepoesía feminine
4(coin)moneda femininepieza femininea 50 peso piece — una moneda de 50 pesos
- This guy thinks we should get rid of the dime and replace it with an 18 cent piece.
- The penny piece is now worth less in real terms than either the farthing or the decimal halfpenny when they were withdrawn from circulation.
- They also snatched her purse, and took two old shilling pieces and a ladies watch.
- The parsnips are ready to harvest when the crown is the diameter of a 50 cent piece.
- They also included a selection of threepenny bits, a 1916 halfpenny and a penny piece from 1921.
- They were presented with a pouch containing silver one, two, three and four penny pieces from golden trays held by the Yeomen of the Guard.
- Rain is continuing to come down across the region, with reports of hail the size of 20 cent pieces.
- He spins on the proverbial sixpence/one euro piece but drags his shot wide.
- Now, $2 coins seem tiny and a handful of 20 and 50 cent pieces weigh far too much.
- I put $20 in five and ten cent pieces into an old jam jar, then filled it with water and placed it in the freezer.
- Would you shed a tear if the five cent piece suddenly disappeared from circulation?
- Is there any risk that the two euro coin will be mistaken for the Thai 10 baht piece, whose face value is eight times less?
- Well, you have to admit it's slightly more plausible than upping the value of the penny piece to £1.
- Flowers range in size from a five cent piece to a compact disc in diameter.
- Was it one customer too many with the bags of two cent pieces?
- The boy passed them the letters, and two penny pieces, then thanked them for their kindness before returning the way he had come.
5.1(in board games)ficha femininepieza feminine
- It was an abstract race game called Tempo in which pieces were moved not by the roll of the dice, but by the playing of cards.
- Then, once many of his pieces cannot move, you add yours and win the game.
- Hathorne feebly lifted one of the jade pieces and moved it diagonally to the edge of the board.
- The buffalo player may only move his pieces one space directly forward as long as that space is unoccupied.
- In the end, he only shuffles around the pieces of a board game of his invention.
- We love to roll dice and move pieces around a board, plot battleship strategies, play cribbage, chess, and mancala.
- Soon, his smile was back and he moved one of his pieces over.
- She stretched her legs out in front of her in a relaxed position, staring hard at the pieces on the long chess board before her.
- To focus on the moves of the individual pieces without understanding the strategy misses the point.
- Adam moved his chess piece and leaned back, satisfied with the way the game was progressing.
- The objective is simply to be the first to move all the pieces across the board and into the star point opposite.
- Game pieces move horizontally and vertically, but not diagonally, making the game more challenging as paths become obstructed.
- Glass playing pieces for board games have also been found in some numbers.
- She was sat on her desk, moving some puzzles' pieces, trying to figure out something, maybe an image, or a letter.
- If a piece is in limbo, the player must get it back on the board before moving any other piece.
- Chess pieces and chessboards lend themselves to all sorts of puzzles and mathematical investigations.
- Knowing this, you can try and figure out which pieces are which simply by how they're being moved.
- First, I'll show you how each pieces moves, then I'll show some basic opening strategies.
- Charlie moved her pieces with rapid decision, while Adam preferred to take his time.
- Withdrawing from the banquet and watching others move chess pieces was more compatible with his bleak mood.
5.2(in chess)figura feminine
- Here, however, you will find more coverage of endgames with more pieces and pawns.
- This can be done by a pawn break or by a sacrifice involving pieces or pawns.
- Though the Queen is the strongest piece, it is vulnerable to attack by weaker enemy units.
- If the single piece happens to be Queen or Rook, the weaker party becomes all too powerful.
- Black gets three pawns for the piece, which leaves him a pawn down on balance - in theory.
6slang(handgun)pistola femininepipa feminine Spain slangfusca feminine Mexico slang
- Parrot and Dahlgren developed large, smooth-bore cannon by 1860, not rifled pieces as he implies.
- We have the best tanks in the world and the best armored personnel carriers and artillery pieces.
- Artillery pieces did not have sufficient tube elevation or depression angles for direct fire delivery.
- He now was within metres of the artillery piece that shelled him and his late friend.
- The cavalry turned in its horses for pack mules because mules could carry artillery pieces through rugged terrain.
- Artillery pieces were faked out of long black logs stuck on old truck wheels.
- More than half of the aircraft had been damaged beyond use, and most of the larger artillery pieces.
- It will be surrounded by a two metre-deep trench and have only one entrance, which will be protected by artillery pieces and machine gun posts.
- Soldiers gather along the length of the trenches, artillery pieces prepare for the opening barrage.
- The battle raged for several hours but the Zulus spears were no match for the Boers' rifles and artillery pieces.
- Among their weaponry are surface-to-surface and surface-to-air missiles and artillery pieces.
- He equipped his cavalry with pistols, abandoning the obsolete lance, and began to concentrate standardized artillery pieces in batteries.
- The wreck has been heavily excavated by archaeologists, but worn iron guns, cannonballs and small pieces are still to be found.
- Not every man knows his way around a shooting piece, but firearms are a manly art.
- The gunner's stopped the armoured artillery pieces, ready to fire at a word's notice.
- They had smuggled small artillery pieces and more than 100 small mortars across the US patrolled border.
7US informal(distance)a piece — un trecho
- that's a fair piece from here — queda a un buen trecho de aquí
8.1slang derogatory (woman)tipa feminine derogatory informaltía feminine Spain informalmamacita feminine Mexico informalmina feminine Southern Cone slang
8.2US slang derogatory (sexual partner)she's a terrific piece — es muy buena en la cama informal
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