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 was a magnificent specimen with a deep mahogany coat and sleek muscles.
- It had sleek fur, and whiskers that stretched away from the face.
- My chestnut hair was sleek and dark and my face was as white as unmarked paper.
- 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.
- Her eyes were tired and her skin scratched, hair sleek.
- 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.
- Her hair was sleek and shiny, falling a little past her shoulders but shorter in front with thin, wispy bangs.
- The Neotropical otter has short, dense, sleek pelage, which is described as a lustrous grayish-brown.
- I ran my fingers through my sleek hair, spun one more time to look at everything again, and reached over to straighten my sheets.
- 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.
- His dark skin looked smooth and sleek and seemed to stretch over his muscles.
- He stood tall, with slender, but firm, shoulders and rippling, sleek muscles.
- He threw the book down, searched for the wineglass, then jumped out of the tub, a mass of bubbles and flesh, sleek flesh.
- Lindsay is blonde, with sleek hair shimmering to her shoulders.
- He shook his head, sleek hair tumbling down into his face as usual.
- This one's long gray coat seemed aged and worn, his sleek muscles still giving off hints that his age greatly surpassed all here.
- Straight, sleek hair looks amazing on many people, including those with thin hair!
- Her hair was sleek and made her look sexy and mature.
- She hopped up onto the couch next to Kamrune, laid down and proceeded to clean her sleek fur.
- The light reflecting from the hallway allowed glimpses of the sleek figure beneath.
- He's sleek and well-shaped, his feathers long and healthy.
- Real country music has never been about the sleek and the wealthy.
- 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.
- 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.
- He was sleek and lean, with a dancer's legs and long supple arms that looked even longer because of his sloping shoulders.
- 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.
- Elegant and sleek Doug Glanville patrols center field, and newly blossomed Mike Lieberthal is the catcher.
- Smith has a stronger frame than the sleek Bennett, but durability has been a problem for him in the past.
- I turned to find a short, sleek woman with short brown hair and alluring brown eyes.
- The platform was dominated by sleek lawyers and Tories.
- She can do washed-up and tuned-out, sleazy and half-dressed, sleek and oozing with wealth.
- Behind her was another sleek figure laying down suppressive fire with an MA5 Assault Rifle.
- This woman was utterly sleek and conventionally beautiful.
- Apart from the metamorphosis of the fat Raja into a sleek guy, the movie is simple and deals with human relationships.
- The sleek man who has taken his place is delighted to talk about his transformation.
- She's sleek, elegant, stylish and the epitome of New York City chic.
- They have that eager look of youth in their bright eyes and attack those ferocious foam balls with the enthusiasm of sleek hunters.
- Jackson was all angles and possessed a stark thinness suggestive of angry starvation, whereas his sister was sleek.
- 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.
- The bar looks stylish and sleek, and the location is great.
- The products are sleek, stylish, and affordable, clearly aimed at the young and hip consumer.
- 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.
- They were sleek, simple, perfect vehicles for attacking in large numbers and flying away without a trace.
- It should be stylish yet classic, sleek and modern, but not stark.
- It appeared sleek and comfortable in bright blue with white trim in contrast to the worn looking Communist era rolling stock nearby.
- They are sleek and modern, filled with ethereal light, with clean lines and spare spaces.
- And if you fancy a stand-alone, there are still sleek and stylish options available.
- She was sleek, scarred, deadly-looking, and experiencing some engine trouble.
- They were sleek and compact, and painted completely black.
- The result is a sleek, stylish box that your spouse might even allow to be placed in the living room.
- They're sleek enough to be worn under everyday clothes, moisture-wicking and warm, and flattering for all shapes and sizes.
- 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.
- 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.
- In one of her hands she still grasped a firearm-a smooth, sleek affair of deadly black metal.
- This jacket can be worn with sleek pants and a stylish shirt, or a classic sweater and jeans.
- 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.
- But this sleek, stylish hatchback is still considered a cut above its cousins.
- 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.
3(stylish, elegant)de líneas elegantes
1to sleek one's hair down — alisarse el pelo
- he wore his hair sleeked back with brilliantine — se peinaba hacia atrás con brillantina
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