In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1polacothe Polish Corridor — el Pasillo de Dánzig
- Martin blends the elegance, grace, and polish of a confident professional with the spirited excitement of an emerging star.
- The artwork, attractively printed in blue ink on an off-white ground, has polish and clarity.
- The service is big on smiles, but low on polish - our initial order for mineral water is completely bungled.
- All poets write poems with varying degrees of polish, and for most poets, the unfinished poems are exactly that: not finished.
- He soon made a strong impression in Germany as a brilliant and original conductor, who achieved great polish and refinement in his performances.
- He projected the music with clarity and polish, with details gaining expression through a sweet resilient tone.
- We are so covered with layers and layers of refinement, of social polish, of airs and graces and civilization and pretensions that the human in us almost ceases to exist.
- But its polish and refined gameplay make up for what it lacks in innovation, and render it one of the best light gun games ever.
- Audiences and potential clients have become more sophisticated, demanding a higher degree of polish and professionalism.
- These artists added sophisticated polish to country music, facilitating its popularity among middle-class audiences.
- If most of what you know of German quality and polish is lardy-voice car commercials, then the truth of the place comes as a pleasant surprise.
- The Galliard Ensemble plays with sparkle, polish and a good deal of panache.
- This year's refinement and polish should keep it at the top.
- This meant that in his search for a new language to express himself he was obliged to break existing artistic conventions, which required an elegance and polish that stifled all feelings.
- Shot entirely in Alberta - mostly around the Peace River area - on a moderate budget, the film is devoid of glamour or polish.
- Pamper yourself a little, and experiment with new ideas that will add glamour or polish to your very own Christmas wrapping.
- It adds a degree of polish and when used carefully, makes life more enjoyable for those around you.
- Those harsh wartime experiences deeply affected her playing - reviewers noted it had lost its polish and finesse - and she resolved to regain it.
- That sign is to remind them that if they don't behave with polish and refinement at all times, they'll be punished.
- It is primarily entertainment that Lee delivers with enough polish and style to keep you involved until the closing scene.
1.1shoe polish — pasta
- furniture polish — cera para muebles
- metal polish — limpiametales
- floor polish — abrillantador (de suelos)
- wax polish — cera abrillantadora
- nail polish — esmalte (de uñas)
1.2(sheen, gloss)brillo masculinelustre masculinehigh polish — gran brillo / lustre
- The floors sparkled with polish, as did the freshly cleaned windows and chandelier.
- A high degree of polish is achieved when the shaping plywood forms are faced with smooth plastic and the concrete is vibrated as it is being poured in place.
- Grace holds herself up with her hand against the floor, which has acquired a bright sheen of polish.
1.3(act)to give sth a polish — darle una lustrada a algo
- Softer limestone is not dense enough to withstand a full polish and like sandstone is left with a subtle honed surface.
- The underside of the panelled floor can be painted any colour, and the glass is sandblasted for a raised texture and given an acid polish for a shiny non-slip surface.
- Watch for terms such as ‘clarity enhanced’, as this means the diamond has been artificially altered, not given an extra polish.
- The army of artisans have gone and all that remains to do before the public unveiling of a perfect 18 th-century time capsule is a quick polish of the family busts.
- At that point, Brother Francis removed his glasses and gave them a vigorous polish, a sure sign that we were approaching the theological nub of the lesson.
- I've even been damp dusting rather than just a quick polish but it's barely touching the surface.
- He has the sense to wear a nice suit in a dark navy wool but matches it with terrible, cheap loafers with a metal bar across the instep that are in desperate need of a polish and a reheel.
- Sculptor Jonathan Clarke took her back to his workshop in Bury St Edmunds for a polish, which was scheduled to take six weeks.
- I gave my spectacles a final polish, dumped the tissue in the waste bin I call my side pocket, and started back home to the sound of Schubert in the player.
- After giving their treasured vehicles a final polish, the drivers joined the parade to the delight of spectators of all ages.
- Given to all the promises of improved handling, bigger crashes and a better structure, it certainly feels like it's had enough of a polish to live up to its claims.
- Next, the sights are installed and a final polish is done to blend all the edges, such as fitting the back of the extractor and ejector flush with the slide.
- With that he escorted Jones to a hotel, insisted on paying the bill and when he drove his cousin back to the airfield next morning the autogyro had been filled with fuel - and given a polish.
- As any matelot will confirm, to get a good polish, a little spit and a lot of elbow grease go along way, so let's see if Combet and Burrows can for once lead by example
- Today it sits collecting dust and is in serious need of a polish.
- They need either some paint or varnish and, what brass handles remain, certainly need a good polish.
- The heat burnishes the surface, creating a look different from a wet polish.
- I would be very surprised if at year's end Caroline didn't take her crystal ball in for a polish - I think our captain is primed for 2003.
2(refinement)his style lacks polish — tiene que pulir su estilo
- this upbringing gave her a certain polish — haber sido criada así le dio un cierto barniz (de refinamiento)
2the Polish — los polacos
1(floor/car/table) darle brillo a(floor/table/car) sacarle brillo a(car/floor/table) lustrar Latin America(shoes) limpiar(shoes) lustrar Latin America(shoes) bolear Mexico(shoes) embolar Colombia(chrome/brass) limpiar(chrome/brass) darle brillo a(chrome/brass) sacarle brillo a(lens/mirror) limpiar(stone) pulirto polish one's nails — pintarse las uñas
2(refine)(style/performance/accent) pulir(style/accent/performance) perfeccionar
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