In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(sth rare)algo poco comúnalgo fuera de lo comúnan opera singer who can act is a rarity — un cantante de ópera que sepa actuar es algo excepcional / fuera de lo común
- But the judiciary acquitted Hindmarsh - a comparative rarity these days - following very public support from Morley.
- The beautiful spectacle became a rarity as very few households continued with the tradition.
- The lifestyles of people are such that peace of mind has become a rarity.
- I think most Iraqis love the rain because it is a relative rarity in our dry part of the world.
- Ryan did the screenplay himself, a rarity in today's film work.
- The latest Old Firm encounter is that relative rarity: a one-day wonder.
- They had once covered the land, but they became a rarity amongst the people.
- This latest release is a collection of B-sides, rarities, soundtrack songs and cover versions which is a must for die-hard fans.
- You know that I have an agent who is always on the look-out for rarities and curiosities for my collection.
- Containing all of their released works, it also contains rare compilation tracks, live sets and rarities.
- Dublin's extensive public seaside access makes it a real rarity.
- The jokes will tickle both children and adults, a rarity in the animation world.
- Such a scarcity of diners was, she assured us, an extreme rarity.
- Both men were travellers and collectors of curiosities - or rarities, as they were called.
- The loan exhibition consists of rarities from the collection of the Winterthur Museum in Winterthur, Delaware.
- For starters, Carlisle decided to attend the press conference announcing his firing, a rarity in today's game.
- A number of other books on display are also rarities.
- Our guest of honour is that biological rarity, a hereditary peer who has attained high distinction.
- Opera North tries to breathe life into a Kurt Weill rarity, and almost succeeds, says Hugh Canning
- Visitors to the National Air and Space Museum in Washington can gaze upon many aeronautical rarities and wonders.
2(of an occurrence)la poca frecuencialo raroits rarity makes it valuable — el hecho de que haya pocos lo hace valioso
- before noun the coin has rarity value — la moneda es valiosa porque hay muy pocas
- Notable is the relative rarity of bivalves and gastropods, consistent with a deeper water environment.
- More sampling, more copyright infringement, and more extreme rarity.
- Orchids in general became expensive and much-sought after because of their beauty and rarity.
- Due to its rarity and unique coloring, the python now commands fantastic prices.
- The rarity of his condition meant his parents were isolated from other families affected by the disorder.
- The loss of Cypress, a female Florida panther, made news because of the rarity of the species.
- One way to make a statement about the comparative rarity of a vehicle is through the use of exterior paint.
- It emerged that the evidence base for management of patients with these conditions was poor, perhaps because of their rarity.
- Anything of outstanding quality or rarity which was fresh to the market received a wildly enthusiastic welcome.
- Thus, the extreme rarity of the events leading to human existence is well established.
- Gemstones are minerals esteemed for their qualities of beauty, durability, and rarity.
- Thus, there are logistic problems with studies of infanticide owing to its apparent rarity.
- They are of the greatest rarity, and each impression was treated as a unique work.
- This comment was another subtle hint about his godliness and intrinsic rarity.
- The signs of extreme rarity of certain presumed comparative and superlative forms are puzzling.
- They offer a sense of originality as well, owing to their rarity.
- Bottle cases are found with increasing rarity as one moves westward into the southern backcountry.
- With its increasing rarity, it had attracted major interest from egg collectors and specimen hunters by 1900.
- Notwithstanding their apparent rarity in physics, such space/time structures are much more common in our global society.
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