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(in water)(ship/stone) hundirsethe sediment sinks to the bottom of the jar — el sedimento se deposita en el fondo del frasco
- to leave sb to sink or swim — abandonar a algn a su suerte
- we're both in this and we sink or swim together — los dos estamos metidos en esto así que, o salimos a flote, o nos hundimos juntos
- As the three of them looked on, the ship was sinking slowly and steadily into the water.
- It shows a car from below as it sinks toward the seabed amid a swirling shoal of silvery fish.
- If the seacock for the engine intake is left open, the boat sinks when the ice thaws.
- The rock promptly sank below the surface, submerging the hook and its bait.
- We kept getting closer and closer to the water as the ship sank.
- We just looked at each other as the boat sank silently to the bottom of the cold, black, incredibly scary lake.
- They thought that Miranda's rugged terrain was a result of heavier rocks sinking below the lighter ice crust.
- Slowly, the rock they stood on began to sink below the rest of the ground.
- Do not dig a hole deeper than the roots or the soil and your apple will sink below ground level.
- Of Scharnhorst's crew of 1,968, just 36 were rescued from the icy waters as their wrecked ship sank.
- The government's response was to distance itself from the tragedy, claiming repeatedly that the boat had sunk in Indonesian waters.
- She sank below the surface and tried to see how long she could hold her breath.
- Below him the volcano sunk into the Earth's crust, while bubbling lava spilled over it until it was entirely gone.
- The vessel has sunk at its moorings several times in recent years and needed pumping out by fire fighters.
- One man died and two crewmen were seriously injured on Thursday night when their cargo ship sank near Sai Kung waters.
- Exhale and empty your lungs as much as possible, and you sink below the surface.
- She threw his body into the sea from which she herself was born, and as he sank below the waves, anemones opened and flowered in his wake.
- Weakened by her flight, and the blow to her head, she fell under the water and slowly sank down, below the surface.
- In that world, Atlantis has sunk below the sea, and the island of Marmo isn't in any known records.
- Instead of returning to the surface, Sophie sank to the bottom of the 3ft pool.
- Meanwhile, as sure as night follows day a refugee boat has sunk with loss of life.
- This ship sank while underway, and now rests on its starboard side.
- It skipped several times before it sunk down below the surface.
- Different feeds are also being tried: some are designed for feeding on or near the surface, others slowly sink toward the bottom of the cages.
- Three weeks after the original boat sank, the second Cabin Fever ship hit rocky waters again yesterday when it was shore-bound with gear box problems.
- Officials detonated three sets of explosive charges on board, and the 2,500-ton vessel slowly sank below the surface.
- I sunk deeper below the surface of the raging river, and was losing all incentive to try and get back up.
- What do you grab onto when the ship is sinking and the waters are closing over your head?
- Laure's in the bathtub and she's sinking below the surface, and the water is flowing over the top.
- Ninety years ago this week, the world's most famous ocean liner sank to a frigid grave in the icy waters of the North Atlantic.
- ‘A sea of fire stretched from stem to stern,’ one crewman observed as the ship sank, her aft section ripped away.
- The ship sank, killing seven of the crew, and collapsing two pylons and 127 metres of bridge decking into water 110 feet deep.
- Most involve people who never expected to end up in the water, but fell overboard or ended up in the water when the boat sank.
- That part became waterlogged, so it sunk below the surface, but didn't lose its ability to float.
- Lori just sunk below the surface of the water and swam out of the cave.
- Salvors fear the ship will sink if the engine room and one of the holds is ‘lost’ during the next refloating attempt.
- The grains submerged immediately on contact with the surface, and sank rapidly, accumulating at the bottom.
- As the last English galley sinks below the waves, an English emissary arrives at Bangalore under a white flag of truce.
- One ship sinks, many sailors die, and Martin points out to Candide that the gruesome affair further proves his point.
- In such a place things are dumped over the side, and after a moment bobbing unnoticed on the surface, they sink to the bottom.
1.2(subside)(building/foundations) hundirseto sink into sth — hundirse en algo
- he sank back into the chair — se arrellanó en el sillón
- I sank (down) onto a bench — me dejé caer en un banco
- he sank to his knees — cayó de rodillas
- she sank to the floor — se desplomó en el suelo
- the cliffs sank below the horizon — los acantilados se perdieron en el horizonte
- The waves slowly rolled over her feet as they sunk into the wet sand.
- She ran across the spongy ground, her feet sinking and sliding in the mud.
- We sunk that well, and lo and behold, we heard tapping at the bottom of that well, and that just started the whole thing rolling.
- Today I heard of a borewell sunk to 270 feet that has gone dry; a new one has had to go down to 570 feet before striking water.
- The ground opened up below him and he sunk into the sand, leaving the stone behind.
- We can almost hear our own boots sinking into the jungle mud.
- She stood on top of the snow, unlike Hildor who sank knee deep into the white powder.
- With the first frosts of approaching winter, the surface waters are chilled, increasing in density, and they begin to sink into and below the summer bottom layer.
- Walking was tiresome as his feet sank into the surface by 4 or 5 inches every step.
- My feet sunk into the countless, forgiving blades as a cricket chirped and brown moths battered themselves against the dim porch light.
- And there are a lot of parts where our feet sink a little in the mud.
- The shaft had been sunk an additional 2,518 feet since the start of the project and now had an inclined depth of 6,818 feet.
- After the war it was uncovered, however most of the glass had either washed away or sunk into the chalk below.
- I was about to say something when I realized my shoe was sinking in the mud.
- In May 1884 C.W. Marsh was sinking a trial shaft hoping to find gold but only found indications of fossils.
- Slowly, my feet sunk to the ground and I realized I had shut my eyes out of instinct.
- It is almost amusing, to watch whomever it is drag themselves through it, as their feet sink to the ground almost immediately.
- Feet sunk into the ground as she took out her camera.
- The body spilled from the spire, sinking into the sand below.
- As I walked in my feet sank into the thick cream carpet.
- I felt my fangs sink into flesh and I heard him scream.
- Three shafts had been sunk, the deepest more than forty metres.
- The sludge was so soft and sticky it had a quicksand effect, for the more he tried to free himself, the deeper he sank into the mud.
- But in densely built cities, about three-quarters of the rainfall fails to sink into the ground or evaporate.
- They must sleep in complete darkness, so many vampires go to graveyards or simply sink into the ground, to rise again when the sun sets.
1.3to sink into(lapse)(person) hundirse enthe family had sunk into poverty — la familia se había hundido en la miseria
- she sank into a coma — entró en coma
- she sank back into obscurity — volvió a caer en el olvido
2(fall, drop)(level/water) descender(water/level) bajar(price/value) caer a pique(attendance/morale/output) decaer(attendance/morale/output) bajarher voice sank to a whisper — su voz se convirtió en un susurro
- the pound has sunk to an all-time low — la libra ha alcanzado el nivel más bajo en la historia
- she has sunk in my estimation — ha bajado en mi estima
- As the Protestant middle classes began to withdraw from Unionist politics, the quality of the candidates sank and the party stagnated.
- As the sun sank below the horizon, the festivities ended with concerts, mostly of the dangdut variety.
- If it sinks below zero, you die from hypothermia.
- On a bad day their status can sink below that even of politicians, estate agents and journalists.
- We got there right at dusk, scrambling breathlessly to the top of the Pyramid of the Sun and catching a few moments of its namesake sinking below the western horizon.
- It has literally sunk below being a penny stock, closing Friday at $0.009 per share.
- By 2001, the New York trading price for unroasted arabica coffee had sunk below 40 cents per pound.
- It is that time of year when the sun sinks lower in the sky and thoughts of the culturally cognizant turn once again to the 17th Annual Vancouver Fringe Festival.
- As they chatted their voices sunk below my hearing.
- Shares in high profile orange juice company Charlie's have sunk 33 percent in value in the past two days.
- These drift on the ocean currents for about two weeks before the larval forms hatch, then sink to the reefs below and begin to feed.
- Finally, the top of the sun sank beneath the waves, and I turned in awe to Nick, beside me.
- To create usable land, water had to be pumped out of the area, which in turn caused the ground to sink even lower.
- Today, the price has sunk below 750 euros per barrel.
- Membership has sunk to below 200,000 and, after 12 years in office, many cabinet ministers are seen as tired, unpopular or not credible leaders.
- The greenback dropped to its weakest level against sterling for seven months, and sank against the yen, the euro and the Swiss franc.
- As it started to sink below the horizon, it cast a fiery, golden glow over all the land.
- His voice sunk to a barely perceptible level.
- Conversely, falling values will see the same line sinking toward the 0 value.
- The net effect of warm air rising and cold air sinking is to decrease the ‘centre of gravity’ of the system because the cold air is more dense than the warm air.
- They've seen the value of their investments sink - so why would they put good money after bad?
- The audience huddled in sleeping bags and blankets as the temperature sank below zero.
- Apparently their trade value had sunk to nil, nix, nothing at all.
- ‘I suffered with the people,’ she said, her voice sinking to a whisper.
- As the afternoon sun sank lower, the long beams slanting across the coffee shop floor made me want to curl up and sleep like a lazy cat.
- We were nearing one of Italy's most horrid swamps, and the ground beneath us sank freely underneath our feet.
- And that as a result, the land mass now actually sinks, because it's fine alluvial soil.
- Slowly, the moon travelled across the sky, rising higher and dipping lower, until it began to sink below the treetops in the West, and kiss the tip of the horizon.
- As a result of subsidence and rising sea levels worldwide Venice has sunk by 23 cm since 1900.
- The sky was exploding as the blood red sun sank below the horizon.
- Shareholders face the prospect of paying taxes on gains even as their funds' values are sinking.
- But he was not Dow's only critic as Scotia's market value sank below £100m.
- The sun was just getting ready to sink below the waves and it cast a warm light on the shiny surface of the water.
- When the RSI value sinks below the 30 value, the issue is thought to be oversold.
- In the evenings we gathered on the porch as the sun sank low and watched the animals come in.
- For the rest of the month Mercury sinks back down to the horizon while fading rapidly, and is out of sight well before the end of April.
- The sun had just begun to sink below the hills when they reached the roof.
- Sometimes I do very little, to the casual eye, apart from observing the passage of the sun across the heavens, marking the point at which it enters my view and that at which it sinks below the hills.
- Corporations fail to understand that the island has sunk.
- Money flooded out of the country and the value of the currency sank.
3.1(decline)declinarshe's sinking fast — se está apagando rápidamente
3.2(degenerate)degradarseI'd never sink so low — nunca caería tan bajo
3.3(be discouraged)my heart sank — se me cayó el alma a los pies
- he walked toward her with (a) sinking heart — acongojado, se dirigió hacia donde estaba ella
- that sinking feeling — esa desazón
1(ship) hundir(body/object) hundir(object/body) sumergir
2(ruin)(plan/business) hundir(business/plan) hacer naufragar(business/plan) acabar con(person) hundir(person) acabar con
3(immerse)to sink sb in sth — sumir a algn en algo
- the news sank us all in gloom — la noticia nos sumió a todos en la tristeza
4(bury, hide)(cable/pipe) enterrar(pipe/cable) esconder
5(drive in)to sink sth in / into sth — invertir algo en algo
- the dog sank its teeth into my thigh — el perro me clavó / me hincó los dientes en el muslo
- she sank the knife into his back — le hundió / le clavó el cuchillo en la espalda
6(excavate)(shaft) abrir(shaft) excavar(well) perforar(well) abrir
7(invest)to sink sth in / into sth — invertir algo en algo
8Sport(ball/putt) meterhe sank two baskets — encestó dos veces
en el hoyo
9Britishinformal(drink)tragarse informalzamparse informal
10(forget)olvidardejar a un ladoto sink one's differences — olvidar / dejar a un lado sus (/ nuestras etc. ) diferencias
1.1(in kitchen)fregadero masculinelavaplatos masculine Andespileta feminine River Platesink unit — módulo de cocina con fregadero
- The kitchen has a small sink and some storage units, but needs to be renovated.
- The kitchen is fitted with a range of units and a sink, but is relatively small and needs to be updated.
- Beside the toilet is a tiny sink with a basin so small my two hands are just able to fit under it.
- Caulk small cracks along baseboards, walls, cupboards, and around pipes, sinks, and bathtub fixtures.
- Also, when doing activities such as rinsing vegetables or shaving, half fill the sink or basin instead of letting the water run.
- He added that water from the sink, washing machine and wash basins is prone to overflowing and running back underneath the house instead of down the outside drain.
- A large dressing room, huge shower with endless supply of hot and cold running water, double sinks and indoor plumbing are all hidden behind the bedroom suites.
- Mike handed his uncle a large wrench and Adam got down onto the floor, and began to loosen the pipe under the sink.
- Peyton stated as she saw the clothes and hair supplies by the sink.
- The kitchen has fitted wall and floor units, a double sink and a fitted oven, hob and extractor.
- The utility room off the kitchen also has fitted units and a sink.
- He leaned over the sink basin, and washed his hands and face with icy water, and then looked up at his face in the mirror.
- Look around the sink, slow draining pipes indicate a blocked drain.
- A plastic basin in the sink collects washing-up water and other water used.
- Also, sensors embedded in bathtub drains and kitchen sinks could check for patterns of secretions which indicate disease.
- Always start cooking in a clean kitchen and keep a sink half filled with hot soapy water while you are preparing the meal.
- He pushed his chair out from the table, took his bowl to the sink and ran some water into it.
- A utility room off the kitchen has its own sink unit along with built-in worktops and storage cupboards.
- He turned and left with the bottle on the sink counter and the basin in hand.
- The kitchen has fitted presses, a steel sink unit and a tiled floor.
1.2US (washbasin)lavabo masculinelavamanos masculinelavatorio masculine Southern Conepileta feminine River Plate
2literary(evil place)a sink of wickedness — un antro de perdición
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