In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(unlit area)sombra femininethe trees cast long shadows across the road — los árboles proyectaban su larga sombra hacia el otro lado del camino
- he walked along keeping to the shadows — caminó sin apartarse de la sombra
- the shadow of war — la sombra de la guerra
- the kitten was chasing its own shadow — el gatito trataba de atrapar su sombra
- to have shadows under one's eyes — tener ojeras
- she had a shadow of a mustache — tenía una sombra de bigote
- to cast a long shadow over sth — ensombrecer algo
- her death cast a long shadow over the festivities — su muerte ensombreció las festividades
- The glow still present, the figure turned, revolving, and the dim light cast a monstrous shadow of it on the trunk of a tree nearby.
- Two Senshi sat there watching some displays, their shapes casting huge shadows in the fain light from the monitors.
- I felt very grateful for Anna's presence as we walked in the dark, our shadows projecting onto the dark road and into the fields beyond, as she expressed gratitude for mine.
- Light penetrates these holes and casts thin shadows across the print surface.
- He spun on shaky legs, relieved to see that he hadn't collapsed yet, and saw his own Mercedes still sitting under the dark shadows of the tall oak.
- The silent roadway looked like a long riband of polished silver, flecked here and there by the dark arabesques of waving shadows.
- Silently he observed them from the shadows of the forest's trees.
- Instead, the light cast shadows around him, encircling him passively.
- The sand felt gritty beneath her toes as she saw the dark shadow standing, watching the waves go out.
- The dark shadows crept across the ground, the swirling surface trembling at their presence.
- The Peledrim Forest itself looked sinister and forbidding, and the trees cast long shadows in the dim light of the setting sun.
- When they were pretty well out of sight, there was a bright flash of light and a large shadow was cast over the area of about a football field.
- A light periodically shone through the cutout shape, casting a shadow onto the glass that resembled a tower.
- One of the dark shadows moved and slowly came towards her.
- The extra light cast eerie shadows on the glistening metal walls, not helping the sick feeling in her stomach.
- Its multicolored lights cast different shadows on the living room floor.
- Their bodies cast large shadows on the black pavement, and it appeared as the shadow was one large person.
- One of his favorite motifs was the mermaid whose undulating body allowed light to cast shadows over the surface.
- She was walking quite fast and her tiny slim body gave a vague shadow in the street lights.
- The light diode was casting shadows though a cracked door to the bedroom.
2.1(remnant, vestige)sombra feminine
- But it is just a shadow of the bustling place it was from the 1860s through to 1907, when the leaders both died.
- I smile at them brightly, a shadow of the girl they always wanted, and run up the stairs, excusing myself from the table.
- By now Chopin was physically a shadow of himself; but it was not just lack of strength that made him play forte passages piano or pianissimo.
- Like the American cinema, the American theatre is today a pale shadow of what it used to be; this film is a reminder of what we're missing.
- I am nothing more than a shadow of my old self, I am told.
- For your brilliance is only a shadow of what is to come.
- Jared is a great man where Anthony is but a shadow of a boy.
- Yet he remains a shadow, following behind Buddha rather than being an independent person.
- That is to say, a facsimile, a carbon copy, a wisp of a ghost of a shadow of a bagel.
- In memory only part of experiences are seen as they really were, while others fade into a shadow of themselves.
- Unfortunately, this is only a shadow of the original, and fairly or not comes off as a cheap knock-off of a classic film.
- He drifted by, a silent specter, a shadow of what he once had been.
- After ‘shedding’ his ego in favor of Socrates, after rejecting all his old friends, he is no more than a shadow of his old self, and of Socrates.
- Clearly the combination of diet root beer and too little ice cream had produced a mediocre product, a shadow of a true root beer float.
- As the days went by, his father's condition worsened until he became merely a shadow of the great, massive man he once was.
- The sickness was far progressed by that time, and the emancipated retching man that had spoken to a younger boy was only a shadow of his father.
- The smile was thin, only a pale shadow of what it used to be.
- She had realized then, as she realized now, that her feelings, her emotions, her very soul, were but a shadow of what they once were.
- Wall Street and the City would be a shadow of themselves.
- They are already merely a shadow of the company they were.
2.2(trace)a shadow of hope — un atisbo de esperanza
- without the slightest shadow of (a) doubt — sin la más mínima (sombra de) duda
- She had never admitted that she was an agent before, either, even though he knew without a shadow of a doubt that she was.
- I think part of the reason I'm afraid that his family is going to freak is because I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that mine will.
- It seemed to him that Tanaki's eyes always hid a shadow of coldness.
- It's a disc of the year without a shadow of a doubt, but more than that, I think it's one of the best violin records I've ever heard.
- But suddenly, he knew without a shadow of a doubt who this woman was.
- He felt like he should know, beyond a shadow of a doubt.
- It was the first time Shawn had felt it, and it would, without a shadow of a doubt, be the last time.
- In all the years that Sam has known Julien, which were many by the way, she knew beyond a shadow of a doubt that the only thing that mattered to him was his video games.
- The Count is king of the keyboard, beyond a shadow of a doubt.
- There was never a shred, never a shadow of a doubt that she had anything to do with the disappearance of Michael and Alex.
- Without a shadow of a doubt in his mind, she was the girl for him.
- Rebecca knew without a shadow of a doubt that she was compatible with Bryan.
- Less than half way through the overture I know without a shadow of a doubt that I wanted to be a professional oboist.
- People who want to know the source of their fish without a shadow of a doubt might opt to catch it themselves.
- My favorite haunt in London, without a shadow of a doubt!
- What we can say beyond a shadow of a doubt is that regular, adequate rest is an absolute must for the active guy who's looking to keep making gains in the gym.
- The last thing she remembered seeing was the smirking face of Kyle Stratford, and she knew without a shadow of a doubt that they had been set up.
- Here's my favorite post of the month, bar none, of all the blogs, where Moby confirms his geekiness beyond a shadow of a doubt.
- He then proceeded to tell me that without a shadow of a doubt he should be able to get online right now or he was going to cancel his account.
- Well, the judge explained that what they're looking for here is somewhere between absolute certainty and just a shadow of a doubt.
3(person, detective)persona que sigue a algn de cercato put a shadow on sb — hacer seguir a algn
- I already had a shadow and another shadow following my other shadow.
- Being fascinated by the beauty of the park, she never noticed the shadow following her.
4before noun the shadow cabinet — el gabinete fantasma / en la sombra
- he was shadow Education Secretary — era el portavoz de la oposición para asuntos de educación
- I just stared at her, a blank expression shadowing my face.
- The room was shadowed, shrouded in a curtain of darkness.
- His face stared into the murky sky, shadowed by the shield.
- The streets of Okinawa were shadowed by the cloak of twilight and wrapped in a thin fog.
- She walked in and sat at the bar, keeping her hood up so it shadowed her face.
- She had her hood up, shadowing her face once again, but the cloak couldn't cover her sensible attire - in fact, the same attire she always wore - since she was riding.
- Her features were feminine, but a large cap sat on top of her head, covering her hair and shadowed her face.
- His hood still shadowed any semblance of a face, if he had even had one to begin with.
- They were cloaked in deep black, their faces shadowed by hoods.
- He cast his gaze toward the window; the thick curtains shadowed it.
- Their faces were pale, but one did not know if they had eyes or ears, for they wore a hood that shadowed their faces.
- The umbrella was titled over the three figures, shadowing their faces.
- A tall dark being stood in the pouring rain, soaking black cloak pulled tight around a wiry figure against the cold, hood pulled up and shadowing a dark face.
- Drawing his sword, the young man turned to face a figure cloaked all in black, his face shadowed by his hood.
- While out together, the town is shadowed by an eclipse, lending a quiet surrealism to the dramatic proceedings.
- Sterling pulled down the beggar's hat so that it covered his ears and shadowed his upper face before he walked back the way he came.
- The middle of the river, shadowed by clouds, must feel so big.
- Even with it only approaching evening, the land was shadowed and black clouds threatened rain.
- His mount sat quietly atop a leather bound saddle, the cloak sagging, shadowing anything in its impenetrable layer of threads, and reaching the ground slightly.
- The bright, clear light in his paintings appears like an Arts and Crafts article of faith, casting aside the heavily shadowed tonalities of the Victorians.
2(follow)(suspect) seguir de cerca a
- The crazy thing about her was she didn't mind having her little brother shadowing her every move.
- He was in a new city, in a different province, a new school, new friends, and being the 1960s he was shadowed by the stigma of being raised by a single parent.
- ‘If they are shadowing us,’ Garcia said, ‘they'll track us to the moon.’
- Shin was free to fly to east Berlin for location shots - though shadowed by ever-present escorts.
- Steele's mission was to observe Tucker at close range, arriving as soon as he stepped out of the shower, then shadowing him until his workday ended at 10: 30 p.m.
- But an ancient Egyptian cat shadows her and infuses life into her again.
- In my book, the strange, pale men shadowing Paul have several possible allegorical uses, but I decided early on not to push it.
- Now I have a price on my head and a berserker killer shadowing me.
- Suspicion has shadowed him ever since he gave up the chairmanship of his family's supermarket chain and took his government post in 1998, collecting a peerage along the way.
- I was shadowed last night by a couple of blacksuits.
- This fell upon deaf ears to the Secret Service, which quickly dispatched two agents to shadow the president.
- The British ships could only hope to shadow her at ever-increasing distances, rather than pursue her.
- They've been shadowing us ever since that explosion in Boston!
- He believed they were shadowing him, trying to learn the details of his departure.
- Accompanied by the reluctant Alan, she begins shadowing him and tracing his movements.
- The project involves shadowing each family member - husband, wife, and kids - for at least three full days.
- There are a thousand other procedural union hassles - on some films, for example, the director is shadowed by a translator who repeats orders to the staff in French.
- On his days off, he scrutinises the children in the playground opposite his apartment and shadows a little girl through the local park.
- He shadows her for days, weeks, months - and sends all data back to corporate headquarters for analysis.
- Whoever their trailer was, he was both foolhardy and not very experienced at shadowing someone across a desert.
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