In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(silent)(street) silenciosoisn't it quiet in here! — ¡qué silencio hay aquí!
- be quiet! — (to more than one person) ¡callaros / callaos!
- She awoke to the sound of shuffling feet and many muffled voices whispering in tones too quiet to be heard clearly.
- Rich foliage, soft lighting and the quiet hum of the other diners' conversations create a welcoming ambience.
- A soft noise came from inside, a quiet shuffling and a low muttering.
- There is something very peaceful and satisfying about the sound of their quiet munching and the noise of their feet on frosty grass.
- This is the second year in a row that the quiet period between Christmas Day and New Year's Day has been shattered by a disaster.
- He kept his disappointments to himself, a quiet murmur of disapproval usually being as far as it went.
- Even yesterday, when the roads were relatively quiet, stationary traffic stretched the length of Kingshill.
- One resident, who did not want to be named, said she had lived in the street for 11 years and it was a lovely, quiet place to live.
- Roman Lancashire was a quiet place, but not the back water that some historians have made of it.
- By the time the outcome is known, we will have entered the traditionally quiet summer period that usually lasts from May to September.
- Even at these speeds, engine noise was quiet, with only small amounts of road and wind noise.
- Already, she could hear the quiet, muffled noise of violins and people talking.
- As well as giving an impressive blend of performance and economy, the new engine is also quiet.
- Earphones are put over your ears and quiet clicking noises are played to each ear.
- The only noise in the car was the whisperings of the two in the back seat and the quiet rumble of the engine.
- She also blames the row on the media desperately looking for an argument in the quiet holiday period.
- He pulled the trembling girl into his arms, smoothing her hair and making quiet shushing noises.
- It's a quiet place and I like to be in a quiet place after a day's work.
- Situated on a quiet road off Botanic Avenue, this period property is close to numerous shops, schools and amenities.
- You can reduce this noise by selecting quiet equipment or by mounting the unit on a noise-absorbing base.
- The first thing that strikes you is the contrast between the quiet and loud noises.
- Normally, it is a very quiet place to live with little activity, but at race time it gets very busy.
- It's a snug, quiet place with terraced lawns leading down to the Island's best sandy beaches.
- The place is quiet, and I'm kinda excited to have my space back, but not excited enough to be glad they're gone.
- No more out in the garden for a bit of peace and quiet, just noise and pollution.
- According to the sources, the cuts were made to increase demand during one of the market's more quiet periods.
- When you study on your own find a quiet place, like in your room.
- The company has been through a quiet period over the past few years with few new models, but that is all changing with no fewer than a dozen new models due to arrive in the next five years.
- The air was hot, the night still, and, but for the gentle noises of the river, all was quiet.
- House prices in east-central Scotland rallied at the end of last year despite a traditionally quiet period for sales, new figures reveal.
- Microphones can suffer from distortion with very loud signals or from noise with very quiet signals.
- There was a quiet humming from the engines, and it quickly put me to sleep.
- It gives apprentices exposure to different employers and employers some flexibility during quiet periods of inactivity.
- The house was relatively quiet except for the noise coming from the kitchen.
- Until yesterday, this was a quiet place, even while the people on either side were clearly distressed by a new and awkward tension.
- That has changed as the island has tried to transform its carnival into an event which will bring visitors to the island during a usually quiet period.
- Even at this speed the engine was still quiet and there was no road noise; only some intrusive wind noise detracted from the overall silence.
- Yet, not all places were quiet and devoid of activity on Tuesday.
- He woke up with a start and realized that he had heard a quiet noise outside his door.
- When you really want to talk to someone you want to sit together in a quiet place and talk, not to be in the midst of a crowd of other people.
1.2(not loud)(engine) silenciosoI don't mind them talking, but they have to keep it quiet — no me importa que hablen, pero que lo hagan en voz baja
- he has a very quiet voice — tiene una voz muy suave
1.3(not boisterous)(manner) tranquilo(manner) sosegadoyou're very quiet today — hoy estás muy callada
- he's a quiet boy — es un chico muy callado
- we are lucky to have quiet neighbors — tenemos la suerte de tener unos vecinos muy tranquilos / que hacen poco ruido
2.1(peaceful)tranquilolet's just go for a quiet drink — vamos a tomarnos tranquilamente una copa
- all quiet here — por aquí todo tranquilo / sin novedad
- I finally bought it for him: anything for a quiet life — al final se lo compré: ¡con tal de que me dejara en paz!
2.2(calm, low-key)(fury/irony) contenido(scene) tranquilo(scene) lleno de calma(colors/shades) discretothey had a quiet wedding — la boda se celebró en la intimidad
- she dresses with quiet good taste — es sobria y elegante en el vestir
- to lead a quiet life — llevar una vida tranquila
- His eyes, too, seemed to hide a certain understanding, the kind of cool display of quiet confidence and mystery.
- It is a performance of restrained frustration and quiet despair, coupled with the type of calculated ruthlessness befitting a killer.
- Indeed, in their own quiet, understated way, that's what they've always done.
- He got the job done in his own quiet, unassuming, understated way.
- His quiet confidence in his mates shines through.
- But the Scot's quiet confidence and forbearance spread to the rest of the community.
- Simple chords, restrained riffs and quiet imagery lead to just a perfect pathos running through each and every song.
- A pleasant, modest demeanour seems to shelter a quiet strength and confidence.
- The mood of this film, the quiet confidence of its telling, the gorgeous cinematography has to be seen to be understood.
- What attracted my attention was the air of quiet confidence and serenity that emanated from her.
- Styling is not too flashy, yet exudes class and a quiet confidence.
- There is a quiet confidence about this exhibition; a modesty which belies the fact that it represents nothing less than a revolution.
- The urban Indian woman's newfound poise and quiet confidence were on show.
- This is not a restrained man of quiet honour, but a proud warrior of the sea - hair flowing in the breeze.
- Still, his success at the polls permitted his quiet confidence he was safe in the knowledge that the importance of being earnest had paid off.
- Sweet music to the ears of his manager, who was his usual mixture of confidence and quiet sophistication on Friday as he discussed how to improve on winning the double.
- She always had composure, but now she carried a quiet but firm dignity.
- Wendy has been giving readings since 1980, so she has earned a quiet confidence in what might work.
- In his native heath he exudes a quiet confidence and dignity, not, however, always outside it.
- Exuding a quiet confidence, he is obviously somebody who is sure of his own abilities, yet unpresumptuous about what the future might hold.
2.3(not busy)(day) tranquilothe markets were very quiet yesterday — ayer no hubo mucho movimiento en la bolsa
2.4(private)en privadoI'd like a quiet word with you — me gustaría hablar contigo en privado
- Already, a quiet drink in the pub is forever interrupted by people rattling charity boxes.
- Even though this change is now a fact we must not forget the customer who still wishes to have a quiet drink on his own or with his mates.
- If you want a quiet drink, avoid times when the footie is on the telly.
- It meant all thoughts of a quiet drink were shattered.
- It was past midnight and the place was pretty much deserted except for a couple of guys having quiet drinks at the all night bar.
- We spent a quiet time eating and drinking and chatting until, around 4pm, we drove Mum home.
- If you'd prefer a quiet drink and a paperback, you might want to consider a more sedate ship.
- We'd just gone out for a few quiet drinks and the pub was half-empty.
- Many travellers are denied the opportunity to enjoy a quiet drink, she added.
- It has emerged that the hotel was one of the establishments the prince favoured when he wanted to enjoy a quiet drink away from his security guards and the prying eyes of tourists.
- We were rewarded with the sound of calling Whooping Cranes piercing the quiet of the early morning, then a close fly over.
- The air was still and calm, the forest quiet but for the sounds of small animals, making their way from tree to tree.
- So there I am, out in the quiet of the morning, ripping up weeds, listening to birds singing their hearts out, drinking in the smell of freshly turned earth.
- I'm breakfasting on vanilla tea and toasted challah as I write this, enjoying the temporary quiet of a Sunday morning in NYC.
- It was a cold spring morning and the city was deadly quiet.
- The cotton fields lay quiet in the hot morning sun; not even a gust of wind disturbed them.
- Now elderly people at the centre are able to enjoy the herbs, flowers, flowing water and wind chimes when they need some peace and quiet.
- The quiet of the morning and the dark really got to Cassie as she hugged her jacket tighter to her small form.
- The calm quiet of where I was beckoned me to linger a little longer.
- The pace is dictated by the early morning quiet of a misty golf course laid out along Georgia's ocean coast.
- The stillness and quiet of the night made the place seem almost reverent, as if something long ago had happened here.
- I live downtown because I don't want that kind of peace and quiet.
- However, in order to do that, you have got to have relative calm or quiet.
- The quiet in the apartment was calming, refreshing.
- That begs the question, what kind of an idiot moves into a building next to a nightclub expecting peace and quiet?
- It was the strangest sense, there was just quiet, no hysteria, no noise, no crying out.
- Each morning of their journey dawned grey, deadly quiet, and expectant.
2(peace, tranquillity)tranquilidad femininecalma femininesosiego masculine
- I like to read and mind my own business in peace and quiet.
- Enjoying the peace and quiet of a nice chair is one of life's few pleasures.
- They just want some peace and quiet to reflect, or to lose themselves in a good novel, poem or piece of fine music - in a word to think.
- Husband Brian offered no sympathy but couldn't wait for the peace and quiet.
- Their need for peace and quiet must be respected.
- The greatest luxury of having an office in the house is the peace and quiet, and no valuable time wasted commuting.
- They should be allowed to live in peace and quiet.
- I have a right to live in peace and quiet like any human being.
- The thing is, I don't think I'm particularly sensitive, though I'll be the first to admit I like peace and quiet.
- I was glad when the three hours were over any my package was ready for collection, so I could come back home and work in peace and quiet.
- Once the gardens are finished, they will be open to the public free of charge on condition that visitors respect the peace and quiet of the hall as a place of retreat.
- In the guest room Tess has been given, her peace and quiet has been disturbed by a group of women all talking at once.
- Personally, I love riding on trains that are nearly empty, just as my favourite pubs are the ones that no one else likes and where I can get a bit of peace and quiet.
- I was suffering from cabin fever and longing for some peace and quiet.
- I was desperate for an evening of peace and quiet, and a bit of easy entertainment, but I was being denied it.
- Once we get to dinner time the peace and quiet is shattered by three ravening teenagers all demanding food and demanding it now.
- I'm looking forward to having my own room back because I'm fed up of having nowhere to go to be alone in peace and quiet.
- On the other side, from his family's perspective, he just simply wanted some peace and quiet.
1(silence)(protests/uproar) acallar(class) hacer callar(class) imponer silencio en
- Soon everybody quieted down, and remained silent as we tried to figure out where to go to next.
- The audience quiets down as John slowly turns and stares at one general spot in the crowd.
- I mean, the dog is as big as her on his forelegs and she quiets him with a touch.
- The commotion gradually quiets down and the judge looks at the jury.
- Elinor quiets herself, and determines to act cheerful and normal.
- She flashes me a brief look of annoyance, quieting me, then changing her demeanor to once again calm and composed, she continues with her explanation.
- His silences often precede a weighty thought though I doubt the rattling in his head ever quiets.
- Nick stands up, which quiets both of the younger men at once.
- It is only when the film quiets down that some minor hiss is audible but it is hardly bothersome.
- As I come out with a stack of napkins and some plates, their conversation quiets and dies down, and we all eat.
- After a few whistles and catcalls, the hubbub quiets to a tolerable level.
- As the play begins, everyone quiets down and behaves.
- His mind quiets, his muscles begin to un-knit, and his posture resumes something closer to normal rather than poised and defensive.
- It quiets the mind, so you can let thoughts enter your consciousness and then be released without the compulsive need to worry or take action.
- Folk tunes rest easy in a sharp, modern arrangement that rouses and quiets with equal success.
2(calm)(horse/person) tranquilizar(suspicion/fear) disipar
1(music) disminuir de volumen(music) bajar de volumen(room) quedarse en silencio
2(become calmer)(person/animal) tranquilizarse(storm/wind) amainar(wind/storm) calmarse
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