In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1she loves pottering around / about in the garden — le encanta entretenerse trabajando en el jardín
- I've been pottering around the house all day — me he pasado el día haciendo un poco de esto y un poco de aquello en la casa
- So will Marie now close the front door of her home and put on her slippers and potter about the house, now she has mornings on her hands.
- I putter around my house all night, taking out trash, yada yada.
- You can hike through the forest or along deserted beaches, or potter about in small boats or canoes.
- He is ‘not really into’ nightclubs and is looking for a quiet house ‘with a nice garden, somewhere to potter about like the old boy I am’.
- I sigh in exasperation when they putter around and block the aisles.
- From April onwards, we potter about outside, spotting gaps where we might plant another beautiful specimen,
- He had more confidence to get about and could do a lot more - it allowed him to potter about in the house, in the garden and the greenhouse.
- I used to love trotting out of a morning to potter about the wilderness in my gown and pyjamas, all unshaved and generally unkempt.
- I have to have somewhere that I can potter about in - a sanctuary.
- Surely only childishness can induce you to putter around with a computer at a time-critical moment of family crisis, rather than dialing emergency services?
- The employees manning these centres are trained to remain unobtrusive and encourage the visitors to potter about, handling the products on display.
- We tracked down a house in Malvern where one of them used to live, then went to St Kilda Cemetery to potter about among the graves.
- Instead, the rooftop gardener can putter around doing a little staking and tying here, a little dead-heading of flowers there.
- I rush upstairs, turn on the taps and potter about a bit in my dressing gown until the harsh, loud tone of the telephone interrupts me.
- So the gang started puttering around with a car recovery system.
- Any chance of running some good projects for those of us who putter around in the basement during the winter months?
- We'd putter around her apartment complex, meeting the same friends of hers that I met each time before.
- With that she wandered back to the kitchen, leaving me to putter around with Robert's system.
- Across the manicured yard a couple of workers putter around the porch.
- What that really means is that I'm going to potter about with my templates and make lots of unnecessary changes to indulge my need to do something other than study.
1alfarero masculinealfarera feminineceramista masculinepotter's wheel — torno de alfarero masculine
- potter's clay — arcilla (figulina)
- Armed with skills such as metalworking and pottery making, the newly emancipated Texans flourished as weavers, potters, blacksmiths, masons and carpenters.
- Different streets were allotted for different professions such as potters, weavers, dyers, jewelers, and bakers.
- Soon, he was attracted to clay and turned to designer pottery, producing earthenware with the assistance of local potters from a studio in Kottayam district.
- Those who make their living as blacksmiths, weavers, potters, or musicians are looked upon with some disfavor and suspicion.
- He is also helping Kenyan potters export their wares to the US.
- It is this focus that makes him not just a studio potter, but a ceramicist of note.
- Following Meissen and Sèvres products, British potters began to use china clay or kaolin, when in 1768 William Cookworthy, a Plymouth chemist, proved the potential of the kaolin reserves of Cornwall.
- It has been my experience, in the art-show world, at least, that the word ‘clay,’ when used to describe this polymer material, has offended and angered many potters and ceramicists.
- Architects, painters, potters and other craftsman and artists often accompanied the monks and it was these people who constructed the great temples of Japan.
- This vase illustrates the aesthetic lying behind the surviving decorated pottery, as potters evoked the effect of gold on silver in making their wares red and black.
- There are also a small number of merchants in Oromo society, as well as weavers, goldsmiths, potters, and woodworkers.
- These laborers included samurai, cooks, sake brewers, potters, printers, tailors, wood workers, and one hairdresser.
- This tendency was preserved during the Second Bulgarian Kingdom, when the town was the center of commerce, crafts, culture, goldsmiths, potters, tanners, and skilled weavers.
- The project, now in its third year, uses a core of eight ceramic artists who are joined by additional potters, some established and others just emerging.
- By mid-century there were five potteries there, and a number of potters had migrated west to establish their own kilns.
- In other words, potters made the porcelain netsuke, and lacquerers produced the lacquer netsuke.
- In rural areas Hindus perform much of the traditional craft production of items for everyday life; caste groups include weavers, potters, iron and gold smiths, and carpenters.
- Weavers, potters, storytellers, jewellery-makers, woodworkers and ironsmiths are still part of the village community.
- Such workers - for the most part blacksmiths, weavers, and potters - traditionally constituted a distinct class, almost a separate caste.
- Philostratus indeed alludes to this: the new fire, he says, is distributed especially ‘to the craftsmen who have to do with fire’, i.e. to potters and blacksmiths.
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