In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(shiny)(marble/metal) pulido(metal/marble) bruñido(wood) brillante(wood) lustrado Latin Americathe silverware was highly polished — la plata estaba brillantísima
- Live like each moment is shiny as a polished knife.
- Yesterday I had to sit through a long briefing on how all employees should have polished shiny shoes.
- The sunlight glistened off the highly polished wooden table and chairs and the copper pots and pans.
- This means a lot of hard work, but it's worth it when you get that extra shiny smooth polished rock you're looking for.
- Then to top it all off he had his shiny, polished black shoes.
- The bath was enormous, shiny white and surrounded by a wide shelf of polished mahogany.
- It was polished and shiny, and there was no trace of a scratch on it.
- The locals are shaking their heads, looking at the funny city boys in Lycra shorts and goofy biking shoes trying to run around on the shiny polished linoleum floor.
- Almost spitting the words, Julia steps into the room and sets her purse down on a polished mahogany table.
- In the huge theme park, everything was manufactured - angular, flat surfaces, and shiny polished metal.
- The table was long as well and of nicely polished mahogany that shined so much it looked like a pool of dark water.
- In the center of the room there was a little coffee table, polished to a brilliant shine, and a couch, with two large armchairs.
- The prince had been sitting at the polished mahogany table, practising his algebra after repeated reminders from his tutor.
- The smell of oiled leather and the cool, shiny surfaces of polished metal reminded me that I was going to a place farther away than anyone knew.
- This balances the large polished mahogany table and antique chandelier.
- A sigh echoed through the room as two legs perched upon the surface of the polished mahogany table, its base cluttered with piles of untouched papers.
- His train conductor's hat was perched smartly at an angle and his shoes were polished to a shiny brown.
- She stepped onto its shiny, polished, wooden floor, and listened to the squeaking echoes of sneakers skidding across it.
- The counter had been wiped down, bleached, polished, and a shiny new cash register sat like an ornament on its surface.
- The buttons on his jacket were well polished and very shiny.
2(refined)(accent/manners) refinado(accent/manners) elegante(performance/translation) pulidohe is a polished actor — es un consumado actor
- the school play was a polished production — la obra del colegio resultó muy pulida / lograda
- His poetry is elegant, polished, and witty; as a critic he is one of the main theorists of Russian Romanticism.
- The polished sophistication of this essay on how to use compressed space is underlined by the architect's ingenious use of materials.
- Each member is an accomplished and polished musician in their own right, yet together the sum of their parts captures and expresses a more rugged aesthetic.
- As if to mirror this discovery, Part Two is full of highly polished and accomplished writing, beautiful in ways unallowable in Part One.
- In the sporting circus, even contrition is a polished performance
- He talks in the polished, high-strung manner of an experienced politician.
- His gray hair was neatly combed, making him look much polished and more refined for the committee.
- It is a polished film by an accomplished director, able to hold its own on the international stage.
- Each work has an ethereal feel and rich harmonic texture that is magnified by a polished performance by the Westminster Cathedral choir under master of music Martin Baker.
- This hardy perennial is interestingly accompanied by this polished Shiraz.
- A deep red paint and several black and white photos adorned the walls, giving off a very polished and sophisticated feel.
- The children are to be congratulated on their polished performances as are their teachers and proud parents who filled the pews to watch.
- As outside investment, knowledge and rigorous selection spreads through the region, the wines are becoming extremely polished and refined.
- Let us discuss and debate, but in a refined manner and polished language please!
- It was just a very sort of glamorous, sophisticated, polished thing.
- This is in stark contrast to the poetic elegance used to describe the Medieval town of Oxford or the polished sophistication of Singapore.
- The styles might not have looked very different from one another but they looked refined and polished.
- Their performances were polished, with superb harmonies and flawless production.
- The show was excellent, with a polished performance from all the actors.
- Monica glided onstage with her usual confidence and poise - ever polished, meticulously refined and supremely confident.
- He and his band had obviously spent a long time rehearsing, and the result was an immaculately arranged, perfectly executed and polished performance.
- Time alone will tell whether this was simply a clever and polished performance or a genuinely new style of leadership.
- A woman can never go wrong when she looks polished and sophisticated.
- Really - because she's elegant and she's romantic and sophisticated and polished, and she loves fashion.
- Fall's slim coat has a retro feel that works well with the season's more refined and polished looks.
- It's a very worthy album: accomplished musicianship, polished songwriting and so on, but it does lack spark.
- He speaks in a polished, precise manner, but with a bouncy Trinidadian inflection rippling through, like pebbles tossed across a pond.
- Not only was it a very polished, seamless performance, but the enjoyment on the actors/actresses faces showed just how much they were getting from the whole experience.
- Leather and/or fur hats can look great on older men who want to keep warm while maintaining their refined, polished look.
- The film is polished, good-looking and accomplished, but still feels redundant.
- Expect a polished and accomplished performance from a man dedicated to his music.
- In the heel of the reel he closed a 5/4 chance and easily justified favouritism with a polished staying performance.
- He was courteous, polished, respectful and kept an eye out for us, which was good, since he would be with us for the next three days.
- It may not have been the most polished performance for once, but it proved a hit with pupils and to be surrounded by happy voices must have been music to the Prime Minister's ears.
- He gives a very polished, professional performance with excellent comic timing to make the jokes appear impromptu and off the top of his head.
- The highly polished, refined and sophisticated villain of this film, enacted by him, brought accolades to Devan.
- The restless camera, the energetic editing, the New York locations, the polished performances give an impression of something clever and different.
- It presented much of the same material but in a considerably more elegant and polished way.
- Suspenseful music kicks in during combat to accompany the polished sound effects.
- As I have already pointed out repeatedly, performances are polished and excellently recorded.
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