In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(collection of water)charca feminineeyes like limpid pools — ojos como lagos cristalinos
- Looking down, Belloc found it lying in a shallow pool of water.
- They searched the valley in vain, but they kept coming across luminous pools of water, throwing back at them mirror images of trees, mountains and clouds.
- If you're uncertain about your natural pool's water quality, have it tested.
- Here and there, he could see a few pools of open water.
- Here and there, there are bodies of water, small pools and ponds.
- Cherry blossoms floated by on the breeze and looking up into the sky was like plunging towards an undisturbed pool of tropical water.
- On a buttress above a chasm is a series of tiny terraces, and under a hefty lintel of rock in the cliff above, a cave shelters the natural pool of water that attracted people to live in such a place.
- Before his Eco Tour experience ends, Stefan will have the chance to tour the area, visiting the virgin rainforest, natural pools and waterfall near the farm.
- On the few patches of dry ground, tropical rattlesnakes lie low, and in shallow pools, spectacled caiman doze just beneath the surface.
- The groundwater comes up to the surface, pools, and ponds, and deposits sulfate-rich sand, which blows away, creating sand dunes.
- You can go there early in the morning before the sun rises and the water is warm and bathe in the small natural sulfur pools.
- Some of these pools are quite deep and retain water in them sometimes right through the year while water in smaller shallower pools drains into the surface soil or evaporates.
- It is primarily restricted to flat or sloping grasslands, often along valley bottoms or areas adjacent to vernal pools.
- You can hike ravines like Emma Gorge, arriving at a circular pool fed by waters plunging over a high cliff.
- The natural lake water interchanges with the pool area water, keeping it clean.
2swimming poolpiscina femininepileta feminine River Platealberca feminine Mexico
3(puddle)charco masculinea pool of blood — un charco de sangre
- a pool of light — un foco de luz
- By now it was early morning and hearing all the shouting and noise, some neighbours gathered before his apartment and decided to break down the door, only to find him lying in a pool of blood.
- As I gave that final tug of strength my body finally emerged from the hole and there I was, just lying there in a pool of cold sticky blood.
- They will leave you lying in a pool of your own blood if you make a wrong move.
- When Michael opened the door, Raymond shot him and left him lying in a pool of blood.
- Ten agonizing minutes later, she lay in a shallow pool of her own blood.
- There they found him lying in a pool of blood with multiple stab wounds to his face and body.
- Outside, cows stand in pools of yellowish liquid that has oozed from blocked drains.
- I also picture the pool of liquid paint that forms in the dipped centre of a water-colour tablet when you apply water as a lake; some call it a puddle but that's a different kind of romance for me!
- Differ, who was known to police, was found lying in a pool of blood in the back garden of a flat in Garthamlock, on Thursday.
- We can see salt flats and shallow pools of sulphuric acid.
- Constable Elm found Mr. Duncan at about 4: 50 AM lying unconscious in a pool of blood in his garage.
- Boiling pools of dark mysterious liquid puff smoke of rancid sulphur fumes.
- I can see me lying in a pool of blood as the last scene in this awful, horrible drama.
- The animal was found lying in a pool of blood on the living room floor.
- A man was left lying in a pool of blood in a quiet residential street after being attacked and stabbed.
- The mould which grows on top of the jam in pots can live only on the little pool of exuded liquid on the surface, not in the jam itself.
- Cleaners found him lying in a pool of blood after the attack in which his cash box was stolen.
- He would wake up in the morning, lying in a pool of liquid, with only a vague recollection of his prior whereabouts.
- With that, the colonel exhaled one final time, and slumped down on the table, his face resting in a shallow pool of his own blood.
- Warren's body was found lying in a pool of blood on a staircase by two employees at about 7.30 am.
1typing pool(common reserve)sección de mecanografía femininemotor / (British) car pool — parque de automóviles masculine
- a pool of talent — una reserva de talento
- pool of resources — fuente de recursos
- we each put some money in a pool — todos pusimos dinero en un fondo común
- The council has a pool of five cars, used mainly by officers attending meetings around the county.
- Troopers on foot at a gallop or in cars would race to the motor pools.
- As the mess hall was closed, I ordered a motor pool car and driver for the other men to go in town for dinner, on me.
- We even punch holes in the bottoms to drain out water and mud when we wash the trucks at the motor pool.
- Beyond the vault door were trucks, one exploded truck, and a motor pool filled with smoke.
- Junior, Elmer and Raul ran as fast as they could to the motor pool.
- I became the operator, mechanic, and only member of the motor pool of six or eight vehicles confiscated from German civilians.
- From next October, Irish dealers will be able to dip into the much larger pool of cars supplied to British dealers.
- Create car or van pools for commuting to and from work.
- Those who take the plunge into car and van pools often find it worthwhile.
- On that day, the motor pool assigned him to that truck in order to complete a travel commitment.
- The Army found a motor pool with 100 abandoned Iraqi tanks.
- This promotes language proficiency to at least the same level of attention and importance as being able to drive the unit's vehicle of choice out of the motor pool.
- In the motor pool, mechanics pulled the transmission from a bomb-battered Humvee.
- This should be completed several days prior to departing the motor pool to allow time for parts to arrive.
- The three men followed me, and we ran to the motor pool.
- We got the guys from the motor pool to weld a gun mount on the outside of the cupola - the brace on my mount was a huge wrench with thee-inch jaws.
- Sometimes I would drive, sometimes we had a motor pool driver.
- Jet aircraft and state-sponsored motor pools aren't even in the running.
- The agency is challenged with finding alternative means of transportation such as car and van pools, and subsidized bus passes.
2.1(gambling stakes)pozo masculinebote masculineto scoop the pool — (in competition) barrer con / llevarse todos los premios
- And, if so, what should the dollar amount for the pool of punitive damages be?
- No one can tell you where, or how, to make the best wagers, or what pools to enter!
- One bit of evidence Storr gives is the asue, a collective pool that pays off to one of its members via a lottery draw.
- At the beginning, everyone contributes an equal stake to a pool - say 1000 Lire.
- Many winners at the dog tracks wager into trifecta pools, selecting dogs most likely to win, place and show.
- The pre-selected wagers will go into straight and exacta pools only.
- It also means that the trifecta payoffs at that track are likely to be smaller than average, due to larger numbers of bettors splitting the pools.
- Before each deal, each player must pay 1 unit into the pool or kitty.
- When play starts there are four stakes in the pool.
- At the start of the game, each player must pay the initial stake to the pool.
- The name ‘pool’ comes about because each player lays a stake which is pooled, the winning player being the recipient of the pool.
- Everyone pays a stake to the pool and nine cards are dealt to each player.
- You can win very small amounts on the pools, you know.
- All those who match all six main numbers share the amount in the Jackpot pool, which depends mainly on total sales.
- Typically, a small number of cards is dealt, tricks are played, and the pool is divided between the players according to the tricks taken.
- The most popular forms of gambling were raffles, state lotteries, friendly wagers, casino gambling and office pools.
- There are other reasons managers may find fault with office gambling pools.
- There are six tournaments in the first five months of 2002 with guaranteed prize pools of $1 million or more!
- Bettors in Canada were precluded from wagering into U.S. pools under previous regulations.
- Consider different kinds of wagers in different pools.
3(billiards)billar americano masculinepool masculineto play or (US also) shoot pool — jugar al billar / al pool
- dirty pool — juego sucio
- It might well be that in the week in question he met his friends there for a game of pool only on the Wednesday, having been tied up with the laundry on the Monday, but details like that are quickly lost.
- For example, when guests play pool, the game keeps track of the balls on the table, and the guests always strike the cue ball first.
- He took up snooker and eight ball pool, becoming good at both.
- I played pool and billiards, because by the end of the 1st quarter, I knew who was going to win.
- The O'Brien Hall is now open every night of the week except Sunday night for pool, billiards, snooker, and cards.
- I couldn't possibly have done a worse job than the people who try to make golf and snooker (including pool and billiards) sound exciting.
- They even rack the balls for you when you finish a game of pool.
- The hall will open nightly at 7.30 pm and will remain open until 11 pm for billiards, snooker, pool and cards.
- All snooker, pool and billiards tournaments are about to begin and all those taking part must be fully paid up members of the club.
- Luke summarized while he and Mary played pool at Billiards.
- During that period I was able to have an insight into the game of pool and snooker as well.
- A few familiar faces, as well as some not so familiar, ambled around the room, a couple engaging in a game of pool, most others simply talking or resting in silence on the calm Sunday morning.
- Table fees will be £5 an hour for snooker and £1 a game for American pool.
- They have also helped to promote the game of pool by sponsoring teams in most of the leagues in the area.
- However, cue games like billiards and pool exhibit that extreme sensitivity and instability highlighted by Maxwell.
- After they got the drinks in, Ben asked Kelly and Jenny if they wanted a game of pool, ‘Kel, you be on Paul's side and Jen can be on mine!’
- However, the hall will remain open on Thursday nights and Saturday nights during the summer for anyone who wants a game of pool, snooker or billiards.
- For now I'll be content to shoot pool at City Billiards.
- But I did get up and play a game of pool - which I lost by sinking the cue ball on my 8-ball shot.
- Monson Road members can play pool, snooker, darts, bar billiards, and enjoy live entertainment including karaoke and discos.
1(expertise/resources) hacer un fondo común dethey pooled their money to buy a boat — hicieron fondo común para comprarse un barco
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