In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(vegetables/fruit) maduro(cheese) a puntoto live to a ripe old age — vivir muchos años
- He sat up and plucked a large ripe orange off the weighted tree.
- This is a gorgeous, perfectly ripe and totally consistent Cabernet Sauvignon.
- He poured himself a cup of coffee and picked a ripe, juicy peach for breakfast.
- A ripe Australian Shiraz or Californian Zinfandel might be described as beefy.
- What I craved was local food in season: ripe strawberries, fresh asparagus, traditional apple varieties.
- Flying winemakers and a bright, ripe, flashy set of world-conquering wines are now set to grab the world's attention.
- Infecting fruits, flowers, and trees, gray mold looks like gray fuzz and is found on aging blossoms and soft ripe fruits.
- Her voice was so soft that he nearly missed the question, losing the words in the rustle of ripe wheat that surrounded them.
- I proceeded to pick the ripe fruits and vegetables.
- I looked at the date palm trees that lined the roads, dripping with lush ripe dates.
- There is no big fruit, just intense, ripe Cabernet Sauvignon and tight old fashioned tannins.
- A generation of consumers accustomed to ripe, sweeter fleshy wines from the new world will be astonished at the sheer opulence of these wines.
- He looked carefully around him as he walked, noting bushes laden with ripe fruit.
- I ignored him still, knowing I was too high up to be seen, and picked a lovely ripe apple bigger than any he had gotten.
- About a half mile from the trailer there was a stand of trees filled with ripe cherries.
- The fruit is ripe for the picking so long as you can be bothered to pick the fruit.
- The tree was dripping with ripe, juicy peaches that looked so soft and succulent that they'd burst in your mouth at first bite.
- The branches greened, leaves sprouted, and blossoms sprung and turned into ripe apples.
- The vendors took great pride in displaying and selling their wares; the ripe fruits adding colour and the voices of vendors adding din to the already noisy bazaar.
- He can tell by looking if a fruit is ripe or overly grown.
- With five of us it was only a few hours of work, and I had a great time watching the more athletic ones hang from branches trying to grab that last far-flung, beautifully ripe orange.
- Quinces grew in the valley, and their fruits were ripe.
- Trees bearing big, ripe fruits of all kinds were everywhere.
- Outside in the back garden, he could see Mrs Galloway, who was their cook, picking ripe fruit from the strawberry patches nearby the greenhouse, collecting them in her apron.
- Berry bushes may be bare these days, but come next summer, they'll be laden with ripe fruit.
- There are crops which are ripe now and ready to be harvested!
- I give them each some of my real buttermilk, soured just right, or a chunk of my ripe cheese.
2(ready)to be ripe for sth
- the fruit was ripe for picking — la fruta estaba lista para ser cosechada
- the law is ripe for reform — es el momento propicio / oportuno para reformar la ley
- we will act when the time is ripe — actuaremos cuando sea el momento / cuando sea oportuno
- the time is ripe for change — están dadas las circunstancias para un cambio
- Shortly after Copland's death in 1990, Pollack decided the time was ripe for a fuller study of his life and work.
- He felt his stomach growling, and decided the time was ripe for some food.
- The time appeared to be ripe for renewed government spending.
- The time was ripe for a show to come along and engage millions of women with nothing to watch.
- As the industries start to mature, many are ripe for restructuring, often via mergers.
- The time is ripe for arguments such as those presented in this book to be taken and discussed seriously.
- Workplace tensions, whether related to compensation issues, unrealistic profit margins or setting rapid growth goals, can create an environment ripe for fraud.
- ‘Malaysia is ripe right now for venture capital,’ he said, adding it is a missing element in Malaysia's Multimedia Super Corridor scheme.
- The product family of vending machines is likely to be the area most ripe for radical technological development.
- Although the area is quite rural, local residents feared the township, which grew by 35 percent in the last decade, was ripe for development.
- Upon graduation, Goss jotted down three cities on scraps of paper-Los Angeles, New York and Boston-that she considered ripe for a job in advertising and picked one out of a hat.
- Like a field anthropologist, Smith provides data and case studies ripe for cultural theory.
- The time is ripe for a new way to move information through the system quickly.
- The time was ripe for change, hence the creation of the Academy in 1980.
- By 1910, then, the time was ripe for abstract art, and it developed more or less simultaneously in various countries.
- When the work became public in this form, I believe it also became ripe for discussion and criticism.
- A system with few clear boundaries and no real checks and balances is ripe for chaos.
- Alcoholic or not, most of us are ripe for a detox.
- By the 1970s, this area had become a neglected eyesore, ripe for development.
- The time is ripe for a new focus on winning a share of the shopper that will have a shelf life well beyond the cold, hard realities of an economic slowdown.
3(full, rounded)(lips) carnoso(breasts) turgente literary
4informal(pungent)(smell) fuertethose socks are a bit ripe — esos calcetines huelen que alimentan Spain informal
- The two riders hauled their animals to a halt at the very edge of the riverbed, smelling the carnage before they saw it: a ripe stench hanging on the breeze.
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