In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(glossy)(fur/hair) lacio y brillante
- He shook his head, sleek hair tumbling down into his face as usual.
- He threw the book down, searched for the wineglass, then jumped out of the tub, a mass of bubbles and flesh, sleek flesh.
- It had sleek fur, and whiskers that stretched away from the face.
- Straight, sleek hair looks amazing on many people, including those with thin hair!
- The Neotropical otter has short, dense, sleek pelage, which is described as a lustrous grayish-brown.
- His dark skin looked smooth and sleek and seemed to stretch over his muscles.
- Lindsay is blonde, with sleek hair shimmering to her shoulders.
- A thickset but tall serious-looking man with very dark skin and sleek black hair entered, his impressive green robe billowing around him.
- She was beautiful; her waist length chestnut colored hair was sleek and straight; it fell in a shimmering wave in front of her thin oval face on one side.
- She had pulled a neat, itchy blanket out of some obscure closet and draped it over her, and her sleek hair was pulled up into a tight knot at the back of her head.
- Her eyes were tired and her skin scratched, hair sleek.
- Her hair was sleek and shiny, falling a little past her shoulders but shorter in front with thin, wispy bangs.
- He stood tall, with slender, but firm, shoulders and rippling, sleek muscles.
- This young man was handsome, in most of the village girls' opinions anyway, with long, sleek hair tied back in a ponytail and glittering green eyes.
- She hopped up onto the couch next to Kamrune, laid down and proceeded to clean her sleek fur.
- Her hair was sleek and made her look sexy and mature.
- This one's long gray coat seemed aged and worn, his sleek muscles still giving off hints that his age greatly surpassed all here.
- My chestnut hair was sleek and dark and my face was as white as unmarked paper.
- He was a magnificent specimen with a deep mahogany coat and sleek muscles.
- I ran my fingers through my sleek hair, spun one more time to look at everything again, and reached over to straighten my sheets.
- By most accounts, it drew a sleek crowd and a bit of scepticism.
- Big mistake: his carved cut was only for small, sleek people - a certain model turned fashion editor, wore it to perfection.
- She's chic, she's sleek, and she knows how to smoke, but I have always found her to be an actress of exceptional limitations.
- Jackson was all angles and possessed a stark thinness suggestive of angry starvation, whereas his sister was sleek.
- They have that eager look of youth in their bright eyes and attack those ferocious foam balls with the enthusiasm of sleek hunters.
- She can do washed-up and tuned-out, sleazy and half-dressed, sleek and oozing with wealth.
- An alcoholic and suicidal ad executive finds himself in a dive where a sleek girl in yellow is the cynosure of all the rowdy dancers.
- Smith has a stronger frame than the sleek Bennett, but durability has been a problem for him in the past.
- She's sleek, elegant, stylish and the epitome of New York City chic.
- Apart from the metamorphosis of the fat Raja into a sleek guy, the movie is simple and deals with human relationships.
- The platform was dominated by sleek lawyers and Tories.
- Behind her was another sleek figure laying down suppressive fire with an MA5 Assault Rifle.
- Elegant and sleek Doug Glanville patrols center field, and newly blossomed Mike Lieberthal is the catcher.
- I turned to find a short, sleek woman with short brown hair and alluring brown eyes.
- This woman was utterly sleek and conventionally beautiful.
- He's sleek and well-shaped, his feathers long and healthy.
- He was sleek and lean, with a dancer's legs and long supple arms that looked even longer because of his sloping shoulders.
- The sleek man who has taken his place is delighted to talk about his transformation.
- The light reflecting from the hallway allowed glimpses of the sleek figure beneath.
- Real country music has never been about the sleek and the wealthy.
3(stylish, elegant)de líneas elegantes
- Nowadays, the heart of the computer is more likely to be a sleek, futuristically designed container that is both easy on the eye and handy to move around as well.
- It should be stylish yet classic, sleek and modern, but not stark.
- The products are sleek, stylish, and affordable, clearly aimed at the young and hip consumer.
- The result is a sleek, stylish box that your spouse might even allow to be placed in the living room.
- Then there was the film - a sleek glossy thriller, unlike any American film I knew, which to the innocent eye looked like a New Wave movie.
- It appeared sleek and comfortable in bright blue with white trim in contrast to the worn looking Communist era rolling stock nearby.
- In one of her hands she still grasped a firearm-a smooth, sleek affair of deadly black metal.
- And if you fancy a stand-alone, there are still sleek and stylish options available.
- But this sleek, stylish hatchback is still considered a cut above its cousins.
- They were very sleek and small and had room for two in the front, and one cramped backseat for a third person in the back.
- My pair of sleek, stylish and always sexy Lycra bike shorts that I was sporting only weeks ago have been traded in for sweatpants and a fleece.
- They were sleek, simple, perfect vehicles for attacking in large numbers and flying away without a trace.
- Camera phones still have some way to go before they are truly sleek, and this shows more in the clamshell design than in a candy bar shape.
- She was sleek, scarred, deadly-looking, and experiencing some engine trouble.
- This jacket can be worn with sleek pants and a stylish shirt, or a classic sweater and jeans.
- They are sleek and modern, filled with ethereal light, with clean lines and spare spaces.
- They're sleek enough to be worn under everyday clothes, moisture-wicking and warm, and flattering for all shapes and sizes.
- The bar looks stylish and sleek, and the location is great.
- They were sleek and compact, and painted completely black.
- The great buildings began to rise higher, and now they were sleek and black, with great panels of glass that only reflected the darkness of the black sky.
1to sleek one's hair down — alisarse el pelo
- he wore his hair sleeked back with brilliantine — se peinaba hacia atrás con brillantina
- So these subtle communications play a substantial role in the same way as mammals display fear by sleeking their hair over their head.
- What they have succeeded in doing was a vague similarity to French hairstyles - combining a ponytail and artificially sleeked straight hair falling like a cascade on one side of the face.
- There he sat, Mr. Dorman, skinny as a skeleton and pale as one with his dyed brown hair sleeked back, sitting and stroking his greasy mustache looking like a weasel.
- His dark hair was sleeked back and he wore a robe of crimson red.
- I glossed my lips without color, left my hair sleeked in the ponytail, wore a long beige skirt with a matching sweater and finished with flat, unattractive, brown loafers.
- I had sleeked back my black hair and put on a black sweater.
- Today however his hair was combed and sleeked back with loads of gel, his bangs brushed over his right eye; hanging into his face.
- Away from the beach - where hats abound and locks are sleeked with conditioner - hair has to be perfectly coiffed and never, ever dirty.
- Then thinking of him without make-up and his hair neatly sleeked back she shuddered.
- Blond hair met the bottom of his ears, sleeked back slightly.
- This open-winged posture is held while the bill is closed, the tail is fanned, the plumage is sleeked, and the body is motionless.
- The head is lowered and the neck extended so that the bill is parallel to body's main axis, and the feathers are sleeked against the body.
- I stumbled out of the room, icy sweat sleeking down my forehead and dripping off my shivering palms.
- Her platinum blonde hair was neatly cut and sleeked back, besides the odd strand which dangled over her jade eyes.
- His blue-black hair was sleeked back from his face, his golden eyes reflecting the blazing sparks of the fire.
- Iselle climbed into the car and sleeked back her hair with her hand before engaging the gears and pulling off again into the night.
- His wavy hair, parted high and sleeked back, was turning silver, following the lead of his tongue.
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