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(stack, heap)montón masculinepila femininethere was nothing left of the house but a pile of rubble — de la casa no quedaba más que un montón de escombros
- Somebody had left a pile of rubbish lying right on the street, near where the car had peeled away.
- He spotted her quickly, lying unconscious on a pile of scrap.
- The amount of garbage the city generates is staggering - piles and piles of rubbish are heaped on the sidewalks by the end of the day.
- I thought life should have ended there and then with me lying in a pile of rubble crying tears of nothingness.
- In the meantime, Serethiya recovered her vision, as she found herself lying on a huge pile of dust.
- Anassra grew worried when I did not call for her at my usual hour and entered, to find me lying face-down in a pile of papers.
- Dayra stood, menacing as always, and stared down at the crumpled mass lying on a pile of decaying straw in front of her, chained to the wall.
- Inside, the chairs are stacked in three neat piles on the porch.
- Lori pouted, snatching the fork and dropping it into the sink, on top of a pile of dirty dishes.
- One afternoon when I came on shift, I found it lying in a heap behind a pile of boxes.
- I saw a pile of black rubbish lying on the side of the road.
- Rose noticed the pile of dirty dishes sitting in the sink.
- On the bench a huge pile of dirty dishes, cups, empty bottles, knives and forks.
- Nothing else was about, save for the pile of small stones heaped by the grateful as a thank-offering to the ancient water spirit of the place.
- Maybe it's the Spring, maybe it's the simple joy of having finally managed to face down the pile of dirty dishes that's been infesting my kitchen for the last eight days.
- I looked at the pile of dirty dishes on the Formica counter.
- On Saturday morning, Adam and I realised that we probably should clean the enormous pile of dirty dishes on the sink.
- Meanwhile, Pasar Minggu market in South Jakarta looked dirty due to accumulated piles of garbage at several places.
- Pete stormed off, practically chucking his tray into the pile of dirty dishes.
- He dropped his bowl in the sink amid a growing pile of dirty dishes.
1.2British informal (large amount, number)montón masculine informalpila feminine informalcarrada feminine River Plate informal
- A debt pile approaching €300 million has been systematically reduced.
- This isn't to say the company will disappear in a puff of smoke: with a cash pile of $51 billion, it isn't going to go away anytime soon.
- As the pile of cash grows, the interest gets calculated on the bigger amount and the return jumps higher.
- Russian oil magnate Roman Abramovich tops the pile with an estimated fortune of more than £10 bn.
- The Americans as usual will fancy their horses to beat all-comers, but O'Brien's three can win a fair pile of the millions of dollars up for grabs at Chicago.
- The company's balance sheet shows that its cash pile fell from €6.5 million to €669,213.
- Like the biting winds of nature that sculpt rock and carve stone, inflation and taxes will grind the greatest piles of fortune to dust over time.
- Three, including Sir Richard, increased their pile by £1 billion or more.
- Are these questions to ask ourselves as the years pass, as the hostility grows, as the piles of dead mount on both sides?
- Eventually, as the pile grows like Jack's beanstalk, the pressure on the publicists grows.
- Eventually, as deficit piles on deficit, the accumulated debt starts to grow more rapidly than the economy.
- The money just slips out, the deficit piles higher - and his response to every problem seems to be spending more.
- Audiences around the world still get to their feet every night and the money pile continues to grow.
- If you're poor in this world, this is how you get your daily energy: a big pile of carbohydrates with a tiny amount of proteins, fats, spice or salt to leaven the stodge.
- Inevitably the film made enormous amounts of money and won a pile of Academy Awards.
- No, it was too much for a dog, a dog who, by all accounts, at the end amounted to nothing more than a useless pile of bones in a wrinkled sack of skin.
- This film did of course gross an enormous amount of money worldwide and in America, and also received a pile of Oscar nominations.
- After expenses, the company said it will use the IPO proceeds to pay down part of its debt pile, which is now close to €2.2 billion.
- Experts are at hand to advise you on how to put aside a little every month and invest it prudently, so that the little pile slowly grows into an appreciable amount within a few years.
- It reminded me that the beard was only a pile of hairs on my face that would grow again if I really wanted it to do so.
1.3informal (fortune, money)fortuna feminine
3humorous(large building)mole feminine
- Walter Scott, in one of his rare moments of happy economy, summed up the city skyline as mixed and massive piles - half church of God, half castle against the Scot.
- Space, quality and style are in abundance, but these piles are most definitely priced accordingly - from 820000.
- The excitement peaked after the sale when the multitudes began speculating about which moneybags celebrity or rich-list regular had bought the landmark pile.
- A huge outcry followed Lord Minto's decision to raze his ancestral pile to the ground in 1992.
- The McKittrick Hotel is a gothic pile, quite similar in appearance to the Bates home.
- The house itself is a pile built when Pitlochry was the chicest spa venue in early Victorian Britain.
- In a nutshell, Lord Edgar Hillcrest has brought his new bride - Lady Enid - home to the ancestral pile, Mandercrest.
1amontonarapilarhacer un montón conhacer una pila conmy desk was piled high with boxes — había un montón / una pila enorme de cajas sobre mi escritorio
- he piled more rice onto his plate — se sirvió otro montón de arroz
- we piled all the luggage on the back seat — amontonamos todo el equipaje en el asiento trasero
- her hair was piled on top of her head — llevaba el pelo recogido en alto
- I grabbed a plate and started piling it with food.
- He became notorious for piling his plate high and refilling it frequently, even wrapping a few pieces of chicken in a hanky and stuffing them in his pocket to eat later.
- Vegetables on offer were roast and boiled potatoes, carrots and broccoli, and as it was self service you could pile your plate with as much as possible.
- A keen cook, she was happy to allow Joe to pile his dinner plate with extra Yorkshire puddings or the scones and sausage rolls she enjoyed making.
- They pile it onto paper plates and fork it into their mouths with passion.
- Despite their 5 per cent fat content, they still contain more calories than jacket potatoes and other non-fried foods, however, so think twice before piling them onto your plate.
- He watched them walk into the old wooden house then walked around it to pile the wood in an orderly stack by the front door.
- Matt glared at him as he started piling food on his plate.
- Stacks of bricks and timber covered in tarpaulins were piled carelessly around half built houses.
- I was piling food onto my plate with one hand, eating with the other.
- The checkout girls are friendly as she piles her groceries onto the conveyor belt.
- I erect a fence of roast potatoes around the rim of the plate and then pile a goodly spoonful or two of every other vegetable on offer in the middle until the whole structure is in danger of collapse.
- I laughed as I piled my plate with pancakes and strawberries before coating it in hot syrup.
- The rest of the table laughed with her as Bryan shrugged and started piling food onto his plate.
- Teodora's plate was piled high with pork because her family felt she was underweight.
- Whereas Katie tucked straight in, piling her plate high with food!
- One folded the note back into my fist, the other piled the plate high with sandwiches and slid it across without a word.
- My mother was piling her plate high with a greasy, fatty, fry-up of a mixed grill and tucking in with gusto.
- Carol shoved all the paper work to the side and began piling salad on her plate.
- Plates were piled high in the sink and clothes were strewn about in the living room.
- These same piles then form the foundations for the buttresses which when cast against that wall, would provide the long-term stability.
- Freeport has blamed the collapse of the overburden pile on heavy rainfall, which reached on average of 40 millimeters last week.
- Teams are building concrete piles which will shore up the walls of the car park ramp and tunnel.
- Interestingly the original plans show the buildings supported and made level by brick piles grounded in the sloping valley side.
- Local residents drove wood and stone piles deep into the river bottom to set a solid base.
- The whole was prefabricated and delivered complete to the steep site where it rests on beams supported on concrete piles.
- Work began on the new berth last summer and involved piles of more than 30 ft being driven into the sand.
- Bisson said the elevator is supported by 179 piles, each averaging about 100 feet in length.
- Macro Enterprises Ltd., for instance, does the piles for our buildings.
- Once the piles are in the ground, they will remain 600 mm above the surface for a week while they are monitored, and then driven all the way into the soil.
- By the early 1970's drilled piles had become the foundation of choice in Texas.
- Workers of the STC Constructions Ltd., were in the process of driving piles on the property next to the hotel when the accident occurred.
- Work began on rectifying the structural problems of the library and extra piles were inserted and the building was underpinned.
- Because only the piles - the posts they stand on - are in contact with the ground, rising damp is not a problem.
- Assurances have been given that a number of sizeable cracks in the piles supporting Rice Bridge do not pose a safety risk to the public.
- They will want to drill sticks of dynamite into the piles of your house.
- Like most buildings in the region, these must be raised off the ground on low piles or stilts to ward off termites and rot.
- We should be able to sink storage piles in the ground.
- During construction it was shored up with piles and the new building built around it.
- His solution has been to sink 1,800 wooden foundation piles deep into the ground.
1(of fabric)pelo masculinewith a thick pile — de pelo tupido
- The apartment was covered in wall-to-wall thick tan pile carpeting.
- This room and the other chambers where his personal staff and guards waited were all carpeted in a plush pile that must've cost a fortune.
- It is a very short, close-cropped weed, just like walking on a thick pile carpet.
- Each year acquires its own unique texture, like a carpet scuffed and trodden by every movement across its pile.
- Deep pile beige carpets matched the leather, but might prove impractical over time.
- But what is more, we now acknowledge that the political life of Tudor England was multilayered, a carpet, as it were, with a very thick pile.
- Carolyn walked across the deep pile carpet to the French Windows at the end.
- She kicked the soft pile of unknown material in front of her a few times.
- Velveteen is an all cotton pile fabric with short pile resembling velvet.
- It is made of silk velvet, with the pile cut at different heights to create patterns in the fabric.
- When Susan left, closing the door behind her, she found herself near the end of a long hall, which was carpeted wall to wall in thick brown pile.
- Three types of pile are used in carpet construction: single-level loop, multi-level loop and cut pile.
- The thick pile gives her bare, silver-polished toes something to dig into as she walks half-naked over to the mirror.
- The floors are covered in thick red pile, and everywhere is filled with Italianate marble statues.
- It is not as hard-wearing as a tight low looped pile carpet.
- In that particular environment of deep pile carpet and glass display gun cases crafted of dark mahogany, his garb fit in.
- The results really do look like fine Persian carpets with a velvety pile.
- Imagine deep pile rugs, generous upholstered pieces, fabric on the walls.
- Cut pile carpet has yarn that is cut at the surface rather than looped back to the carpet.
- Velvets with a silk backing and rayon pile produce a much more dramatic effect.
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