In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(depict)representarthis painting portrays the Last Supper — este lienzo representa la Última Cena
2(describe, represent)(scene/person) describirhe attempted to portray their appalling living conditions — trató de describir las condiciones terribles en que vivían
- a clichéd gangster as portrayed in the movies — un gángster típico, como los de las películas
- At its worst, the literature portrays the professor as a rusty wheel ignoring the paradigm shift.
- Graffiti has reached epidemic proportions spurred on by commercial concerns portraying it as ‘cool’, says a report published today.
- By 1999, its annual report was portraying it as the champion of the new economy.
- The influence of such groups allows the media to portray reporting as responsible and providing ‘balance’.
- Or at least reporters would be less able to portray the movement as divided.
- The report does, however, portray a torrid tale of arrogance and incompetence by the company's management.
- Early depictions of Cain portray him as a bearded man holding a sheaf of grain in one hand and vine-bearing grapes in the other.
- This new portrait, now hanging in the National Portrait Gallery, depicts a rather more mature-looking Bill, while still portraying his huge sense of fun.
- The author also skillfully portrays nonevents.
- The author deftly portrays Mitchell's cavalier attitude toward the proceedings and his consequent massacre at the hands of an able prosecutor.
- An actor who feels he has served his time, he is angered by reports that portray him as an over night success and is not prepared to underestimate his value now.
- It is tempting for trendy writers to portray him as a tool of rich imperialists oppressing the poor convicts.
- All these descriptions of Scotland portray Scotland as a place where the agents of darkness have shrouded the land.
- Do the cameras and reporters only see, or want to portray, the demeaning of America?
- Rather, Thai children's literature portrays cultural practices and values through both explicit instructions and implicit morals.
- Pictures portraying people, birds, animals used to be very popular on seals.
- People recite poems, or act out little skits to portray their feelings.
- Some of the characters do not yet have pictures to portray them.
- The reports also portray a shocking tale of work almost without break and poor living conditions.
- Interestingly, the Torah is unique among all ancient national literature in that it portrays its people in both victory and defeat.
- Itinerant and illiterate, the Ma portrayed in Chinese newspaper reports was not a model citizen.
- The author made extensive use of surviving manuscripts to portray Nelson ‘in all his paradoxical complexity’.
- However my maid had gleefully portrayed to me the details of his handsome countenance.
- In literature, novels began portraying a world in which the options offered to ‘real men’ were far more complicated than ever before.
- Teenagers are often portrayed in a negative way, often linked with reports of anti-social behaviour and crime.
- Detailed research allows the group to portray aspects of later Roman life which have, until recently, been largely overlooked.
- He painted and drew the beautiful women of Belle Epoch, portraying the beauty ideal of his time, and for this reason succeeded in earning phenomenal recognition even while still alive.
- I will table the report, because the member is portraying it incorrectly - for political purposes, I think.
- An artist himself, Bridges was drawn to portraying an illustrator.
- Other reports, however, appear to portray a system in deep financial trouble.
- One side of the book portrays the brutality of colonization; the other depicts the determined resistance of campesinos.
- Much of the teachings in Buddhism are portrayed through a narrative framework.
- The author also portrays Margaret's husband John not as the militant Protestant of some portrayals, but very supportive of his wife.
- Not only does the painting portray these illnesses, it also depicts many of the methods used in the hospital to cure them.
- Painters, photographers and ceramicists portrayed them, and illustrators produced cartoons about them.
- The compilation of this report if attempting to portray an unbiased account should have mentioned the Palestinian casualties.
- The Kaiser report says it's the rare program that portrays sex with any risks or consequences.
- His rich experience in the field helps him portray each character better year after year.
- Our room was not exactly how the description on the leaflet had portrayed it.
- While pictures often portray the man sneering down his nose at the camera, in person he is strikingly soft-spoken, almost courtly.
- Three of the four children are portrayed by actors in their first major roles.
- When an actress portrays a character, viewers see her emotions physically, on her face and in her body.
- See if you can guess the famous actors portraying these characters.
- As is always the case when a film contains an abnormal character, the actor portraying him takes the spotlight.
- Actors portraying actual historical persons usually have scant resemblance to them.
- Yet for all of this strength and perseverance, the film portrays Theresa as a flawed person who has not risen above her dysfunctional roots, however much it may seem so.
- In fact, all the actors portraying the historical figures do so with such accuracy that it makes the film all the funnier.
- Around you are other guests, actors portraying guests, and a large cast of Nunzio and Vitale family members and friends.
- I can't be alone in being alarmed at the significance of the film portraying a woman as the perpetrator of violence.
- The film also portrays Pilate's wife Claudia as a kind of heroine.
- The actors portray actors in an old fashioned music hall putting on a production of the musical.
- I have no qualms about talented straight actors portraying gay characters as long as they play the role completely and uncompromisingly.
- Law's testimony is interspersed with readings by actors portraying witnesses and victims, taken from survivors' accounts and letters mailed to Law's office.
- We firmly believe that a film which portrays someone dying is not for public viewing.
- Winners received a trip to Washington and Mt. Vernon, and got to ask their questions in person to an actor portraying the first president.
- The actor portraying the central character in that film wasn't a disabled person either but I would argue that it didn't matter.
- When an actor can portray a character so well as to evoke a sincere and visceral hatred from a viewer, he has truly done his job well.
- Later, Christensen takes another break from the action to cut to a close-up of a different actress portraying an elderly woman suspected of witchcraft.
- Since the Second World War all Hollywood films have portrayed the US as victors, never mentioning the Europeans.
- Voice acting is generally quite good, though from time to time you can expect to come across some truly awful actors portraying some of the characters.
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