In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1redondo(eyes/face) redondoround arch — arco de medio punto masculine
- round tower — torre circular
- She had large, round gold earrings that she always wore.
- The 40 rooms are small round huts with thatched roofs rising to a central spire.
- His eyes look huge behind those rosy round spectacles.
- Without really thinking about it, she drew a huge, round circle on the page.
- I could see the fear etched across her small round face.
- Ebony woke to see the morning sun light just coming through the small round window.
- Each door has a small round window and on the walls hang life buoys.
- The Emperor Augustus had built a round shrine in front of it to put a Roman hallmark on Greece.
- Marie was sitting at one of the small round tables surrounding the dance floor.
- In the center was a perfectly round hole, also three-quarters of an inch.
- The circle, on a hilltop setting, is nearly perfectly round, with a diameter of 33 m.
- A small round table at one end and a book stand next to it.
- He saluted and adjusted his large round wire rimmed glasses.
- It is also a town with an impressive heritage - an ancient church and round tower and a large enclosed medieval castle, some of which has been re-roofed.
- He takes off his small round glasses, wipes away the mist.
- A faint light shone from the small round window on the door.
- I read each label on the round cylinders and the vials within.
- A small " perfectly round hole " was found in the glass, which was crazed.
- Blake was sitting at one of the round tables, staring into thin air.
- In front of the fireplace sat a round card table, covered by a green cloth, and flanked by four plush, green leather upholstered wingback chairs.
- Baseball is more than round balls and base runs; it can also involve branding, design, and typography.
- Tidily stacked on the shelves are round cabbages, stripped of their rough outer leaves, and a basket of glossy apples; bright seemly rotundities.
- Her words rise toward the surface in bright, round bubbles.
- That day I had worn this thick cotton quilted coat and pants that my mother had made me, and I looked like a round snowball.
- Then suddenly, he pulled the pinchers out, and in their serrated grasp was a perfectly round lead musket ball.
- It was round and spherical, with a deep groove on one side.
- I mean, melons come in all shapes and sizes - are we talking about little round gala melons or bloody big watermelons here?
- He reached into his pocket and brought forth a small round sphere.
- Some dolls had cloth bodies with a small round gourd, acorn, or apple for a head.
- Slowly people left, and just as slowly the park darkened and the quaint round lanterns set around the circle flickered into life.
- As it opened a small round object rolled out of it.
- Elizabeth reached her arm out of the shop door and picked up a heavy, round stone.
1.3(not angular)(corner) curvoshe has very round shoulders — es muy encorvada
- Why are rocks found near rivers mostly smooth and round?
- The catalyst comprises a support containing palladium and silver and having a uniformly round external surface.
- A large, round, smooth rock protruded suddenly a few feet past a break in the forest.
- I felt my hand being pressed against a smooth, round mound.
2(whole)(number) redondolet's bring it up to a round 50 — digamos 50 para redondear
- she's inherited a nice round sum — ha heredado una buena cantidad de dinero
- Do you think the company could string things out long enough for the fine to reach a nice, round billion dollars?
- They were confused by our round sum of $25,000,000.
- However other American railways used different gauges. 4 foot 10 inches was popular, and in the South a round 5 foot was often used.
- We could easily have taken more - but I wanted a nice, round number.
- The store manager saw on the daily transaction report that something was wrong, because it displayed an odd dollar amount rather than a round multiple of 20.
- Can you put a round figure on the kind of government investment you're going to need to get this up and running?
- However, for the purposes of argument, let's stick with a million as a nice round figure.
- ‘I always like champagne in the afternoon,’ he informed me in his rich round voice.
- She spoke without any apparent accent, in a round voice filled with soft vowels and smooth consonants.
- He speaks this language like every other American, with a deep round voice that seems to come from somewhere below his knees.
1(circle)círculo masculineredondel masculineredondela feminine Peru Chiletheater in the round — teatro circular masculine
- We rolled the huge rounds into the old wood shed.
- We started with the meat patty, as that was a simple round.
- Wendy had bowls and soup spoons laid out, and gracing the center of the table was a large round of crusty bread, still warm from the oven.
- I smiled and put a dozen hot kugel tarts, dense rounds of potato and salt and oil, to drain on a paper towel near her.
- Cannon says they were developed for adults to either snack on right out of the bag or use on a party tray with crackers or small bread rounds.
- All meals are accompanied with large rounds of flat bread.
- Working carefully, I slid a thin knife under the wax rounds, popping them off in one piece.
2.1(series)serie femininethe latest round of tax cuts — la última serie de recortes impositivos
- one long round of problems — una larga serie / sucesión de problemas
- round of talks — ronda de conversaciones
- the daily round — el día a día
- the daily round of meetings and phone calls — la rutina diaria de reuniones y llamadas telefónicas
- Mandela believed agreement would be reached in the next, final round of negotiations in July.
- The senior officials have so far held three rounds of preparatory meetings this year.
- The talks will be this year's third round of negotiations, and the 11 th overall.
- His first move will be to inject energy into the round of global trade negotiations that was launched last November in Doha, Qatar.
- The six nations agreed to hold the next round of talks in early November in Beijing.
- It comes on the heels of a successful November launch of a new round of global trade talks.
- In a second round of personal interviews, participants recalled critical incidents of using information from the Web.
- A new round of global trade negotiations is moving closer to being launched, as the six-day ministerial meeting in Doha draws to a close.
- Even more to the point, it makes you wonder how on earth it got past the usual film-industry round of development meetings and off the ground.
- Australia and Singapore have begun a second round of bilateral trade talks in Canberra, and are aiming to sign a free trade pact by the end of the year.
- Investment in education in general, and in particular school education would play a vital role in the next round of development.
- They held a third round of talks in Beijing last week.
- Individual politicians can never be held responsible for falling policies, due to the endless rounds of talks that precede decisions in which all parties, more or less have to agree in the end.
2.2(burst)a round of applause — un aplauso
- let's have a round of applause for … — un aplauso para …
- she got a huge round of applause — la aplaudieron mucho
(of tournament, quiz)vuelta femininethe second round — la segunda vuelta / eliminatoria
- Town's passage follows that of Harrogate Railway Athletic, who also reached the third qualifying round 24 hours earlier.
- But all the same, it was a win and it guaranteed Wilson a spot in the next round.
- The Warriors will face the host team from York this morning before moving on to tomorrow's elimination round.
- The first time he entered, he was eliminated after the first round.
- Shelbourne is the first Irish league team to reach the final qualifying round since the beginning of the competition.
- The tournament will have five rounds, one on the Thursday evening, two on the Friday (morning and evening), one on the Saturday and one on the Sunday.
- This is the first round where the contestants are partnerless.
- As many as twenty six rounds of negotiations were held between the Akali Dal and the government.
- The competition consists of three rounds: preliminary, semi-final and final.
- In the first round of the play-offs they faced the Oakland Athletics.
- It had been rather emotional for those groups that were eliminated in the second round.
- Five ‘semi-finalists’ were chosen to move into the second round of the demolition derby.
- As mentioned last week, we still don't have a clear third place winner for this round of the contest.
- After that, we'll play in the first round of the conference tournament.
- Up to eighteen pianists will advance to the semifinal round, where each will present a program of no more than twenty minutes.
- The women went into Sunday's playoff round pleased with their overall play.
- We feel sure that we've made it into the next round of the competition.
- In 2002 they reached the fourth round of the qualifiers against Kerry, and felt like they had finally arrived.
- I didn't get past the second round so my last song was never performed.
3.2Sport Gamesmasculine roundmasculine asaltofeminine vueltamasculine recorridomasculine recorridohe managed a clear round — hizo un recorrido sin faltas
- He and Jones knew each other from way back and had fought some close rounds as amateurs.
- Once the round of golf is over, the brothers can relax in the hotel's leisure complex.
- Worse than that is when Taylor prevents the timekeeper from ending the round during the big fight.
- One weekend, a group of friends decide that they aren't going to play the usual round of golf.
- But he is also described as a ‘personable’ guy who enjoys a round of golf and a drink.
- They just showed up once a quarter for a round of golf and a casual perusal of the books.
- They will play four rounds of golf in one day.
- The Old Head is one of the most expensive courses in Ireland: green fees are €250 for a round of golf.
- He had been to the club, got in a round of golf, had an excellent buffet breakfast, and then headed home.
- In certain instances students met with their industry mentors while playing a round of golf.
- I won one of the rounds, but she outscored me in the end.
- Brennan said that while most GPs like to think they are not being influenced, the reality was that a meal or a round of golf did influence their choices.
- Anyone who has played a round of golf will know how delays can frustrate anyone's best day on the links.
- I like to play a round of golf, to potter around the garden, and visit markets.
- A horse riding excursion through the New Forest can also be arranged as can a round of golf on the nine-hole course or on one of the ten nearby courses.
- Haley and I sat on the swings, while Chad and Dominic continued their tiebreaker round of wrestling.
- A round of gold at Erinvale Golf Course, at the foothills of the Helderberg Mountains, is unmissable.
- We play the last round of the reunion tour golf championship.
- So much business has been conducted over a round of golf that it's almost cliche.
- Although he was about to turn 90, he looked trim and fit and boasted he had just returned from a robust round of golf at a nearby course.
- It's perfect for kids - or kids at heart who don't have time to play a full 18-hole round.
- The trips involved an overnight stay, a meal and a round of golf.
- The Scot began yesterday's round with a par that gave no indication of what was to come.
- He looked tattered and damp, as if he'd just done ten rounds of mud wrestling.
- The lead seesawed between the two of them for much of the round, before John went ahead to stay after the 16th hole of the round.
(in card games)feminine manofeminine partida
4.1(of visits)the doctor is off making his rounds / (British) is on his rounds at the moment — el doctor está haciendo visitas a domicilio / visitando pacientes en este momento
- the nurse does her round of the wards at midday — la enfermera hace la ronda de las salas a mediodía
- we had to make / (British) do / go the rounds of all the relatives — tuvimos que ir de visita a casa de todos los parientes
- his manuscript has made / (British) done / gone the rounds of most of the publishers in town — su manuscrito ha circulado por la mayoría de las editoriales de la ciudad
- In fact, the officer classes seem to have been engaged in a constant round of visits.
- He is making the rounds of all the mystery conventions, taking bows for his long and prosperous career, which may be winding down a bit after all these years.
- For Dom, Kodak's capitulation proved to be the start of a busy round of newspaper and TV interviews for the IT contractor.
- He's been doing the rounds of the newspapers portraying himself as the victim of press intrusion into his private life, and discoursing on identity and being proud to be English.
- Many roads were damaged and the waste trucks were having a hard time making their rounds.
- Intrigued, and in no particular rush I decided to talk to her before making my rounds of the town.
- His first night on the job the old night watchman gives him a tour, showing Martin the rounds he must make.
- I made the rounds visiting all my friends and the new exhibit of the Pierre and Maria-Gaetana Matisse Collection.
- Sara made the rounds of a few of the commands around the perimeter of the valley, attending to last-minute details.
- Guards patrolled the floor around the grate, one of them made his round through the grate-lifting room, checking it frequently.
- They had slipped away for a week in the Lake District, made the rounds of London society arm in arm.
- As he did his rounds, he was enjoined to try a piece of pie here, have some cider there, some roast meat, some cake.
- Passing from room to room through a volley of slaps on the back, friendly kisses and a beer or two he did the rounds, drinking with friends and hiding from his family.
- The patrollers generally made their rounds at night, with their activity and regularity differing according to time and place.
- I made the rounds of the cabin to see if any of the guys wanted to come with me and Dutchie.
- Rather than have a separate sales staff, Sun's 12,000 sales reps also will sell software on their rounds.
- He had put everything away in cupboards and drawers and he had not been back since the cleaning staff had made their rounds.
- When he was 20, Lewis made the rounds of Nashville's country career-makers.
- From there it was easy sneaking past the random guards making their rounds through the mansion.
- An energetic round of theatre visits kept her in touch with the latest in dramatic writing and performance.
4.2feminine rondamasculine recorrido Britishhe's doing his paper round — está haciendo el reparto de periódicos
- That might include a doctor who takes her Tablet PC along for her morning rounds, an insurance agent, or even a package delivery person.
- Her own father was a local doctor who would take her with him on his rounds.
- For as long as I could remember Doc Harris had been making his rounds in his trap with Lady, the grey mare.
- The residence staff does sick rounds at six thirty, and the breakfast bell rings at seven.
- The other flight attendants continued making their rounds.
- Katherine forced herself to move and continue on her rounds, encouraging tired and listless men.
- My very first job was doing a bread delivery round for the Co-op for six months.
- The jingle of keys rings out as the guard makes his rounds.
- The doctor is on his rounds now, and he can't waste any time.
- She glanced up and down the hallway, checking for night nurses making their rounds.
- A local delivery driver tells the Graun that he's had to be towed out of the area three times in two weeks, and now keeps the engine running when he's on his rounds.
- When on his rounds in the African hospital, he had been known to look at some minor injury to a hand or foot and then utter the dread words, ‘That will have to come off!’
5(of drinks)ronda femininevuelta femininetanda feminine Mexico Colombiathis is my round — esta ronda / vuelta la pago yo
- it's your round — te toca a ti invitar
- We order a round of drinks and then I head out to the dance floor.
- She distracted Annie from more questions by ordering around round of drinks for everyone.
- Hopefully, one of them will buy the first round of drinks.
- After the revolution, newly hired workers no longer had to buy a round of drinks for their mates, and they no longer drank in honor of their bosses.
- I went over to them and said, ‘I apologise’, and I bought them a round of drinks.
- Another round of drinks and she was stumbling around with the rest of them.
- After a few rounds of the sugary drink, the girls got quite giggly and decided that what we really needed was a game of Truth or Dare.
- Andrew was at the bar, ordering a round of drinks for them all.
- Buying a round of drinks can get pretty steep sometimes.
- After a few more rounds of drinks, I began to get lightheaded and figured I'd better stop drinking.
- We park ourselves at the bar and order another round of drinks.
- Anyone joining a group of drinkers immediately buys a round of drinks for everyone at the table.
- I'll even promise a round of drinks for the staff the next time I'm in London.
- Betty walked over to give Jess and Phoebe their next round of drinks.
- He walked smoothly towards the bar to get another round of drinks.
- Though she wasn't drinking anything harder than mineral water, Isabelle took her turn in buying a round of drinks.
- Whenever someone has money, they invite their friends to go out to a neighborhood bar for a round of drinks.
- She can't go blabbing out secrets after the third round of drinks.
- They called over the bartender and ordered a round of beers.
- One group had gone through a couple of rounds of pints in the time that it had taken him to get served.
6masculine disparofeminine balathey fired ten rounds into the car — dispararon diez veces sobre el coche
- he only had two rounds of ammunition left — solo le quedaban dos balas (or cartuchos etc.)
- The directional pad is used for zooming in on targets, and the trigger buttons fire rounds of ammunition.
- What impresses them is if I go out to my balcony in the middle of the night and fire off three rounds from my rifle.
- You can even attempt to subdue a suspect by flashing your badge or firing a couple of rounds into the air in hopes of scaring the sucker into compliance.
- This was a large calibre assault rifle which could fire up to 1200 rounds per minute.
- In 1885, Maxim developed a single-barrel weapon that could fire 500 rounds of ammunition a minute.
- The 8th Air Force had fired 99 million rounds of ammunition during these flights and it is thought that 20,000 German planes were destroyed.
- All the men were dressed in fatigues, and carried side arms and carried a number of rounds for the side arms as well as the rifles that they carried.
- From a distance of about six feet, he aims the shotgun at Danny's side and fires off a round.
- We shot several rounds of high-explosive ammunition into the area.
- Three hand grenades, four revolvers, one rifle and 150 rounds of ammunition had been found.
- My gun snapped up, and I squeezed off a quick burst of silenced rounds even before his gun was halfway up.
- The pilot directs the vehicle, and the gunner has a full 360° control of the turret which can either fire machine gun rounds, or mortars.
- In the initial 30 seconds I would say that a hundred rounds were fired at the crowd.
- His father fired a few rounds into the plastic dummy.
- Julie raised her gun and fired off a few rounds at the men above.
- I have been to a gun club and I have fired off rounds for kicks.
- Then, suddenly, there is a different sound - the gut-churning crack of live rounds being fired.
- The rate of fire for the gun was 250-300 rounds per minute.
- Insurgents spotted the jam and launched three mortar rounds.
- So she angled the gun around the corner and fired several rounds before she heard the man go down.
7(cut of meat)corte de carne del cuarto trasero
- I would appreciate some information on how to cook an inside round of beef using a slow cook method.
- Nutrient composition data are available for four lean cuts of bison: rib-eye, clod, top round and top sirloin.
- Take a round of fresh beef (or the half of one if it is very large) and remove the bone.
8British(of bread)a round of toast — una tostada
- a round of sandwiches — un sándwich
- Their older brothers and sisters performed the Jewish song Shalom Chaverim, sung as a round.
- The same loop has been started at different times on each monitor, in the manner of a ceaseless musical round, or canon.
- The a cappella style of vocals that sit on top of each other is like listening to a band whose main musical influences are the playground rhymes and infant school rounds rather than actual songs.
- We sang songs in rounds, back and forth with our own echoes.
- Its ancestry is in the madrigal, the round, the glee (which fostered numerous glee clubs), and the partsong.
9.2also round danceMusicdanza que se baila en corro
1(go around)(corner) doblar(corner) dar la vuelta a
- Another group of policemen round a corner to find a car alarm blaring and a window smashed, with the cause of the mayhem nowhere to be found.
- Then the carriage began to move, and he lost sight of her as they rounded a bend.
- Johnson wrapped the game up when he beat the offside trap and rounded the keeper.
- We rounded the curve, and the corridor came to an abrupt halt.
- Jack and Angela rounded the corner three blocks away from their houses.
- They passed the great papyrus swamps the next day and rounded the point which marked the edge of the Canopus mouth of the Nile.
- The soldiers rounded the corner and stopped in front of the party.
- She moved through an office door and rounded the corner to the employee lounge.
- He looked up at Emily, who was now rounding the table towards him.
- There was something willowy in the way she swung her slender hips the slightest bit as she rounded a table.
- As I rounded yet another bend in the road, the wind picked up.
- Turning to the street, he saw another cab rounding the corner.
- To deepen the stretch, slowly extend arms and round spine forward, letting the weight of the torso fall forward.
- A moment later, the vehicle appeared, rounding a curve up ahead.
- They rounded a bend and saw pale light at the end of the vent.
- He dribbled past three French players, before rounding the goalkeeper to score.
- By the end of the third day, the ship had rounded the cape.
- Through the kitchen door, I see her round the bottom of the stairs and lean against the banister.
- As we rounded a curve, a truck weaved halfway into our lane.
- The older couple glanced at them all, then proceeded down the corridor, rounding the corner as they walked to the elevators.
- ‘Remember if you need anything, just ask Christa,’ he called to Jared before rounding the house.
2(make round)(corner/edge) redondear
- What pure scientific purpose is served by rounding the number up to 100,000?
- It was prespecified that stock market figures would be rounded up or down as appropriate.
- This bracket will be rounded down to the nearest $50 for joint returns and head of household returns.
- In writing down the score, all scores are divided by 10 with fractions rounded down.
- Thus, using this value is a bit like rounding off your own weight to the nearest hundred pounds.
- Income and gains should be rounded down to the nearest pound, while tax credits and deductions should be rounded up to the nearest pound.
- We rounded down, so the worst loss is also the net loss.
- Round the result to the nearest 10 points (numbers ending in 5 are rounded upwards).
- Oracle wants customers to multiply the number of processors cores in a system by .75 and then round up to the next whole number regardless of the fraction.
- Converting to inches and rounding up, footing dimensions of 14 X 14 inches will be adequate.
- Under the act, prices for such items as television licences and permits have to be rounded down to the nearest convenient amount below the exact euro equivalent.
1.1(in a circle)we walked all the way round — dimos toda la vuelta
- they ran round and round — dieron vueltas y vueltas corriendo
- all year round — durante todo el año
1.2(so as to face in different direction)the wind veered round — el viento cambió de dirección
1.3(on all sides)alrededoreveryone crowded round — todo el mundo se apiñó alrededor
- Filming with a mini camera quickly brought a good-natured crowd of local residents flocking round, proud of their remarkable monument.
- The coffin was then carried into the yard by four men and everyone gathered round.
- I found myself in the garden of the farm-house, an orchard in the centre and flowerbeds all round.
- He reached out an arm and pulled her close to him, slipping back under the covers and wrapping them round them both.
- Once the warm-up was finished, Mr. Christian told them to gather round in a circle while he passed out the names.
2.1(from one place, person to another)we went inside and had a look round — entramos y echamos un vistazo
- the curator took us round — el conservador nos mostró / nos enseñó el museo (or la colección etc.)
- a list was handed round — se hizo circular una lista
- I phoned round to find a cheaper flight — hice unas cuantas llamadas tratando de encontrar un pasaje más barato
- she prefers to travel round on her own — prefiere viajar sola
2.2(at, to different place)I expect she's round at Ed's — supongo que estará en lo de Ed River Plate
- we dashed round to the bank — fuimos corriendo al banco
- he brought his girlfriend round — trajo a su novia
- we're having friends round for a meal — hemos invitado a unos amigos a comer
2.3all round — en todos los sentidos
- their team was better all round — su equipo era mejor en todos los sentidos
- congratulations all round! — ¡felicitaciones a todos!
- he bought drinks all round — compró bebidas para todos
1(encircling)alrededor dethey built a wall round the garden — construyeron un muro alrededor del jardín
- the wall round the garden — el muro que rodea el jardín
2.1(in the vicinity of)cerca deen los alrededores dethere are several antique shops round the canal — cerca / en los alrededores del canal hay varios anticuarios
- round about 5 o'clock — alrededor de las cinco
2.2(within, through)he does odd jobs round the house — hace arreglitos en la casa
- we had a look round the old town — dimos una vuelta por el casco viejo de la ciudad
- she spent six months cycling round Ireland — pasó seis meses viajando en bicicleta por Irlanda
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