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(dress/rose) rojo(dress/rose) colorado Southern Cone(flag/signal) rojoher eyes/hands were red — tenía los ojos enrojecidos / rojos/las manos enrojecidas / rojas
- to go red in the face — (with embarrassment) sonrojarse
- there'll be a few red faces — a unos cuantos se les va a caer la cara de vergüenza
- I went bright red — me puse colorado / rojo como un tomate
- he has red hair — es pelirrojo
- the (traffic) lights were red — el semáforo estaba (en) rojo
- He'd stood up and his back was to her, his dirty blond hair was matted with dark red blood.
- At traffic lights the rule is very simple: when the light is red you have to stop and when it's green you go.
- When we came back, we could just see a great cloud of smoke and in the evening the red glow of fire still burning.
- She walked up to a mirror and painted the creamy dark red lipstick over her lips.
- Eyewitnesses saw two men on a red motorcycle open fire with automatic weapons outside a cafe and then speed away.
- The wallet was dark red cord and the diary green and blue in colour.
- We sit watching the glow of the red signal for what seems an eternity.
- There was dark red blood dribbling down his chin, contrasting starkly with the rest of his blanched white face.
- She had dark red lipstick across her lips and her eyelashes looked longer and she bat them often.
- He opened his mouth slightly trying to say something, but he only coughed out more dark red blood.
- She just loves the dramatic ruby red colour and the fresh raspberry taste.
- A dark red patch of blood marked the spot where the first intruder had fallen.
- Her face was pale and her lips were large and carefully lined with a dark red lip liner.
- When the vehicles stopped at red traffic lights the ambulanceman got out of his car and approached the van, along with another driver.
- This system automatically stops the train if it passes through a red signal.
- If you can't even get people to stop at a red traffic light, then what's the point?
- Finally, the red traffic light means stop, even if your car is expensive or has the word ‘taxi’ on the roof.
- The driver around whom the dispute is centred was demoted after passing four red signals.
- The strike was to defend a driver who was demoted after passing red signals.
- You don't stop at a red traffic light, in case somebody hijacks your car.
- She was a blond with a sparkling pair of rare violet eyes and pouty red lips.
- The dark red blood forms a glaring contrast to the sickly green of the flesh.
- Her verdict was a delicious avocado and an interesting salad, including red cabbage with fresh orange and rice with caraway seeds.
- Men with splendid handlebar moustaches sport glorious orange or red turbans.
- And in the centre of this ominous landscape is a street crossing with red traffic signals.
- The train ahead is protected by a red signal, which will not change if the following train goes too fast.
- He grabbed red danger flags and special detonators, used to stop trains, and ran into the path of the train.
- She gave him a slight peck on the cheek, her ruby red lips leaving the smallest of imprints.
- There are several examples of drivers passing red signals simply because in their experience they expect it to be green.
- Even they will stop at red traffic lights and pedestrian crossings.
- Buses maybe given a separate phase to travel through the intersection, while all other traffic is held on a red signal.
- Dark red blood spilled from her arm and gathered in a pool on the ground.
- Cameras were installed but seem to do little except consistently fail to identify speeding motorists who disregard the red signal.
- Dark red blood was running down the furry arm, and the hunter advanced again.
- In Beijing, some traffic lights offer a countdown clock for both green and red signals.
- Her ruby red lips were grinning slyly as she placed her arms around her lover's neck.
- The effect of reducing the number of trains running red signals is clear.
- But drivers also fail to stop at red signals because they have misread a signal, or chosen to disregard it.
- A red signal stops action, and green alerts the player that the coach needs his or her attention.
1.2(meat) rojo(wine) tinto
- One night early on, while we sat drinking red wine on the balcony off our room, a man in the adjoining room came out on his balcony too.
- I seldom drink spirits, but I like a glass of red wine, sometimes a beer.
- The best wine vinegar may be made from either white or red wine, the latter having an agreeable mellow taste.
- The principal grape used in the red wines of this region is Syrah.
- I enjoy red wine but as the only drinker in the house, I find that one bottle lasts too long.
- Would I pour my water into my white wine glass, red wine into my port glass or the whole lot over the tablecloth?
- Add the red wine, allow to bubble for a few minutes, stirring.
- Where once Burgundy had the field to itself, other parts of the world are now making some gorgeous red wines from Pinot Noir.
- To make a red wine, a vintner will let the juice of the grapes mix with the skins.
- The name also has been used generically in some countries to refer to a blended red wine.
- Use patience, a very sharp carving knife, and lots of red wine for your guests.
- These three grape varieties produce red wines which go lighter with age.
- It is home to very luscious and exotic red wines, principally Cabernet Sauvignon.
- For a long time red wine has been touted for its healthy effects on the heart.
- Yield of their red wine is down, but that's due to their replanting programme.
- Thirty minutes in a normal refrigerator for your red wines is all that is usually required on warm days.
- They had come armed with plenty of local red wine and soon it was flowing fast.
- As well as being the source of red Burgundy wines, it is also a backbone of Champagne blends.
- The red wines, which are always my favourite tipple, are outstanding.
- How cool you serve red wines on hot days is a question of taste.
2also RedPoliticsrojothe Red Army — el Ejército Rojo
1(color)rojo masculinecolorado masculine Southern Coneunderline it in red — subráyelo con rojo
- Bright green eyes lined in red blinked up at me and my stomach dropped as I pulled my baby stepbrother into a hug.
- The links to the useful posts were formerly in the area outlined in red.
- The restaurant creates varied kinds of curries in red, yellow, green, black and white.
- I started with obnoxious colours, brown and red mainly, and worked from there.
- A Vote Labour leaflet in red and yellow is pinned to an upper window of his bungalow.
- There are earrings with precious stones in red, green and blue at another stall.
- All club supporters are asked to turn out and support these young boys in red.
- His blue eyes were rimmed in red, and large brown circles cried underneath them.
- Come here at sunset, when the colours flame in red and orange, bold and beautiful.
- Brickfind Ltd sells reclaimed bricks in red, yellow and soft grey.
- After a week or so, they turn from the colours of capsicums - green, yellow or red - to the brown that we recognise.
- As the name implies, most of the Bar Rouge is decorated in red to create a striking visual effect.
- The impressive hall and stairway are decorated in red and yellow with an attractive black and white tiled floor.
- The three main colours of berry are red, orange and yellow.
- Presumably this is to encourage us to stop ignoring any bill not coloured in red.
- Delhi is a city of magnificence and desolation, grandeur and history, all seeped in red and purple.
- In the image, however, the shortest wavelengths are represented as blue, while the longest are coloured in red.
- In addition to the usual acts of remembrance, London was illuminated in red from Thursday through to Sunday.
- Acidic conserved amino acids are shown in yellow and basic in red.
- The lighting in red, blue and warm yellow set the mood according to the emotion depicted.
informal, derogatoryrojo masculine informalroja feminine informal
3(debt)to be in/out of the red — estar/no estar en números rojos
- Beaujolais is the perfect wine for people who like the soft fruity reds.
- As U.S. wine sales grow, reds have overtaken whites.
- If I ventured from the reds, Chardonnays replaced the lighter, less fulfilling whites.
- We tasted a wide range of wines, from a sparkler to whites to reds to a very nice little semisparkler for dessert.
- Delicate reds, such as wines from France's Beaujolais and Chinon appellations, can often fulfil the role of a white wine, and vice versa.
- Tartaric acid is what gives balance to sugars in white wines and tannins in reds.
- It favours a cool, climate but ripens earlier than other reds such as Cabernet.
- And what Sauvignon Blanc does for white wines, Cabernet Sauvignon can do for reds.
- Steer clear of excessively tannic reds, such as Cabernet Sauvignons.
- The minute the mercury soars, red wines, especially big reds, start to turn volatile and taste soupy and mawkish.
- The lighter, almost earthy reds can be good here, too, if the wine producer has aimed for concentration.
- Wine by the glass business is strong, too, he reports, and the bar offers eight white wines and seven reds.
- Acidity is more of a taste factor in white wines than in reds.
- You don't have to stick with sweet wines, some dry reds can make suitable chocolate partners as well.
- Screwcaps are ok for young, zippy whites and reds, but are they right for fine wines?
- There is a limited wine list, from which I only tried the house wines, both the red and the white were excellent and not expensive.
- It goes without saying that Bordeaux is better known for reds but this wine certainly doesn't let the side down.
- Some people regard white wines as something to rinse the palate with before they move on to some reds, but these two wines are worth a few minutes' pause.
- And the thick bottle and handsome label make it an excellent gift wine for a lover of big reds.
- All the great white wines are made from Chardonnay, all the great reds from Pinot Noir.
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