In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1vista feminineto lose one's sight — perder la vista / la visión
- to have poor sight — tener mala vista
- Likewise, the quality of each sense perception is embodied as a sense consciousness - sight, hearing, taste, smell, and touch.
- To fully appreciate the complexity of wine, the senses of sight, smell, taste and even touch must be employed.
- Crocodilians' senses of smell, sight, and hearing are well developed.
- In humans taste is one of the five senses (along with sight, touch, smell, and hearing).
- However, to watch the players in action you would think that Poll had completely lost the power of sight and moral judgement.
- The disease usually does not affect the senses - taste, touch, sight, smell, and hearing - or the mind.
- But there is one peculiarity about his power of sight.
- Through our senses of touch and sight, it is a way of making intuitive information available to us.
- It is a good idea to check your home for hazards that you may trip over, such as trailing wires, and to make sure you have regular sight and hearing tests.
- Now a 10-minute sight test could prove to be the long-awaited breakthrough.
- Soon after being taken in by a kind couple, she's predicting the fate of various folk in the town, having gained special powers since losing her sight.
- He also reports the view that it is the brain that furnishes the sensations of hearing, sight and smell.
- So in addition to the usual five senses of sight, hearing, touch, taste, and smell, the mental function is counted as the sixth.
- All distress, annoyance, frustration, vexation and so on is a reaction to things perceived through the senses, usually of sight or hearing.
- This can apply to people of any age but, for the over 60s specifically, they should take advantage of the free sight tests available every two years.
- Our brain gets stimulatory inputs through the special sensory stimuli of touch, sight, hearing, smell and taste.
- And earth, being the final element, contains all the five qualities of sound, touch, sight, taste and smell.
- Choosing whole fish is a sensory experience that involves touch, sight and smell.
- Her already improved sight and hearing were improved five-fold.
- The factors which operate to make the case one for awarding more than average are physical pain and any diminution in the powers of speech, sight or hearing.
1.2(eyes)in sb's sight
- to be equal in the sight of the Law — ser iguales ante la ley
- in our sight, he was a hero — para nosotros, era un héroe
- Vigilance and piety prevailed over the brute force of nature, and Juliet and John are married in the sight of God as well as of the State of New Jersey.
- Vows declaring two individuals permanently one in the sight of God, a bond no one may put asunder, are taken as mostly a quaint rhetoric or archaic poetry.
- The first step on the road to heaven for each of us is to realize our true spiritual state in the sight of God.
- The prelude to this is the acknowledgement that all people are equal in the sight of God, which is the enduring logic for the juridical equality of all citizens.
- Nothing but nothing justifies suicide bombing - the life of every Israeli child is of equal value and as precious in the sight of God as that of every Palestinian child.
2(range of vision)to come into sight — aparecer
- to lose sight of sth/sb — perder algo/a algn de vista
- he lost sight of her in the crowd — la perdió de vista entre la muchedumbre
- they've lost sight of the most important thing — han perdido de vista lo más importante
- the finishing line was now in sight — ya se veía la meta
- we were within sight of victory, victory was within sight — la victoria estaba cercana
- as soon as we were out of sight, we began to run — cuando ya no nos veían, empezamos a correr
- she watched until they were out of sight — los siguió con la mirada hasta que los perdió de vista
- (get) out of my sight! — ¡fuera de aquí!
- you'd better keep out of her sight for a while — va a ser mejor que no te vea por un rato
- keep it out of their sight — que no lo vean
- I daren't let him out of my sight for a second — no me atrevo a dejarlo solo ni un minuto
- out of sight, out of mind — ojos que no ven, corazón que no siente
3(act of seeing, view)at first sight, she looks younger than Fred — a primera vista parece más joven que Fred
- I took a dislike to him at first sight — me cayó mal desde el primer momento
- it was love at first sight — fue amor a primera vista
- at the sight of blood — al ver sangre
- to catch sight of sth/sb
- we caught sight of them going up the mountain — los vimos / los avistamos subiendo la montaña
- as he opened the drawer, I caught sight of the gun — cuando abrió el cajón, pude ver el revólver
- to know sb by sight — conocer a algn de vista
- to play at / by sight — tocar a primera vista
- deserters will be shot on sight — los desertores serán fusilados en el acto
- the sight of a cat drives the dog wild — el perro se enloquece en cuanto ve un gato
- I can't stand the sight of him — no lo puedo ver
- he bought the goods sight unseen — compró los artículos sin haberlos visto antes
4.1(thing seen)the sparrow is a familiar sight in our gardens — el gorrión se ve con frecuencia en nuestros jardines
- it's not a pretty sight — no es un espectáculo muy agradable
- it is/it was a sight for sore eyes — da/daba gusto verlo
- your smiling face is a sight for sore eyes — da gusto ver tu cara sonriente
- Sanchen was unsure how large this desert was, and looking upon the intimidating sight now, he wasn't sure he wanted to know.
- He was a familiar sight at Heaton's Corner in Castlebar back in the mid-1970s and 1980s.
- Frowning, he leaned forward for a closer look at the bizarre sight.
- For many years, until ill health prevented him, Mr Moore was a familiar sight behind his tray of poppies in Regent Street in the days leading up to Remembrance Day.
- Neil turned away from the dark sight outside, and looked at Sean.
- Traditional Dutch street organs are a familiar sight in Holland as you would expect, but Territorians don't have to travel overseas to see and hear them.
- Over the next three years, the bus became a familiar sight to local residents, was visited by the Queen, and won a national award presented by Princess Anne.
- The Tahitian Princess is a familiar sight off Avatiu harbour - according to Fallon the ship calls here about every two weeks.
- Police are becoming a familiar sight in a Trowbridge school as part of a new initiative in the town.
- She turned her gaze away from the transfixing sight before her and glanced to Cinaed, who was half-dozing in a chair.
- Elizabeth muttered as she looked upon the horrible sight below her.
- Flat-chested and tall, it wasn't exactly a very amusing sight to look at.
- Since then, whether walking her dog or pulling luggage through an airport, she has become a familiar sight on television.
- Pickup autos with colourful stockpiles weaving through the congested National Highway at Karamana or Pulimood are a familiar sight.
- And Moses said, ‘I must go and look at this strange sight and see why the bush isn't burnt.’
- A familiar sight, almost opposite Bedford Hospital, is the Britannia Works archway, the area behind which has been wasteland for at least ten years.
- They used to be a familiar sight in cities including London, Glasgow, Manchester, Liverpool and Sheffield.
- It's a familiar sight in the middle of the Christmas table or perhaps in a living room window, but their creator explains that one of the four candles should be lit during each week of December.
- Malevolent in appearance as it hovers menacingly in the spring skies, the Apache attack helicopter will soon be a familiar sight over Yorkshire.
- The Opel wasn't in a good state - it looked a very sad sight, a bit like that very battered car they used in Starsky and Hutch.
4.2(of untidy or absurd appearance)a sight
- I look a sight! — ¡estoy horrorosa!
- she looks a sight in that dress — ese vestido le queda espantoso
- your room's a real sight — tu habitación es un desastre
- I must have been a sight in my blood stained wedding dress and shoes that were still oddly contorted from the crash.
- Clad in my nightgown and untied work boots, I must have been a sight.
4.3(famous places)the sights — los lugares de interés
- to see / do the sights — visitar los lugares de interés
- The route starts and finishes at Pudsey Park and will take in some of the town's historic sights including the Moravian settlement at Fulneck.
- Telling China's stories from the past it is home to many of the must-see tourist sights.
- Though it covers less than a third of the total delta area, this southern section is where most of the tourist sights and facilities are concentrated.
- Usually, it is the final stop of foreign tourists looking for pretty sights and interesting places to the north of Varna.
- They would like to spend time on a beach and hire a car to visit interesting cities and sights.
- Whenever, I visit Jamaica I like to experience the best of two worlds, the commercial tourist sights and old familiar places.
- Then I decided to become a tourist and see the sights.
- We wandered aimlessly around Paris for three days just going to all these different tourist sights in the days and in the evenings we'd live the night life.
- In Trainspotting, Begbie's blood boils at the backpackers who see the sights of the city centre but are blind to the blighted landscape of its surrounding schemes.
- An optional dazzling Dutch capital tour gives you the best of the city's sights with a canal cruise included and a visit to a diamond factory.
- Leave Manneken to the other tourists and head off to visit the city's unmissable sights.
- For a tourist, these sights might appear romantic and exotic.
- All are encouraged to come along and view the sights of a fascinating continent.
- The churches of Nazareth were mentioned as tourist sights, shown to guests before the beginning of Intifada, but not as places of symbolic value.
- They want McDonald's to take down the outsize golden arches that obscure some of the city's tourist sights.
- Foreigners pay 10 times the locals at tourist sights, whilst it is still small in relative terms - it begins to grate on you.
- The main tourist sights are in the Old City on the European side of Istanbul and the easiest way of getting there is to take the light rail system.
- The five-hour trip is a wonderful exploration of interesting villages, forests, restaurants and other city sights.
- There are very few conventional tourist sights in Johannesburg.
- Most of the city's top tourist sights lie within a single wide bend in the river.
5.1(of gun)mira feminineshe had the hare in her sights — tenía la liebre en la mira
- The mob were about 100-strong with automatic weapons, sniper sights and Makarov pistols.
- Jason had lifted his rifle to his shoulder and was pointing it at the back of the receding keeper, using the optical sight of his rifle as a telescope.
- The basic RBS 70 comprises the missile in a launch container, a tripod firing stand and an optical sight.
- The missile and sights can be dismounted and used with the tripod if necessary.
- While at Strathalbyn he became an expert at making rifle sights and gun stocks as well as colouring rifle and gun barrels.
- The receiver is of the flat-top variety with an accessory rail that is adaptable to most optical sights.
- Betsy was out in a flash, and my experienced gunslinger's hand trained the weapon's sights on the killer.
- The sights are typical Kalashnikov, and more than adequate for their intended usage.
- There are many schools of thought on the combat use of the Aimpoint and similar optical sights.
- Today's armoured battle might take place at night, using thermal imaging devices that are in many ways better than optical sights even on a clear day.
- With a global positioning system, thermal weapon sights and other gadgets, a soldier can immediately identify friends and enemies and see where his shots will hit.
- There are backup open sights in case the optical sight becomes damaged or is removed.
- The attachment variation is 16.5 inches in length and uses the host weapon's sights.
- And they said the same things but they added that some of their weapons, thermal sights and night vision devices needed updating.
- He climbed a tree he was next to, a tall, thick one that looked out of place, and slowly rotated his sight around, looking for something.
- Optical sights are not only faster in acquiring a target, but they are also more precise in hitting it than iron sights.
- The Soviets and Russians have consistently designed sniper weapons with open sights readily usable under the scope.
- This rifle has a standard 10X daylight scope, but it can also be fitted with a variety of other optical sights.
- A shipborne version consists of a launcher for six Ataka missiles with stabilised optical sight.
- Soon there were all sorts of optical sights, lights and lasers hanging on the gun.
5.2(ambition)to have sth in one's sights, to have one's sights on sth — tener la mira puesta en algo
- she's set her sights on the gold — tiene la mira puesta en la medalla de oro
- you have to raise your sights — tienes que apuntar más alto
6informal(lot)a (far / damn) sight happier/richer — muchísimo más feliz/rico
- it's a (far / damn) sight better — es muchísimo mejor
- he's a sight too clever — se pasa de listo
1(ship/land) divisar(land/ship) avistar(animal/person) ver
2(bow/gun) ajustar la mira de
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