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(superficial)(program/book) ingenioso pero insustancial
- Many believe that revival comes through slick advertisements and extensive planning.
- We encounter the photos like magazine advertisements, or slick campaign billboards selling women's perfume or trips to happier places than Sofia.
- Don't be fooled by the slick advertising and deceptively impressive hardware and launch titles.
- Toy sellers say scenes of desperate dads fighting over limited edition action figures hyped by slick advertising campaigns have also been uncommon this year.
- Mass amounts of this innocuous beverage flooded the market and, backed by slick advertising campaigns and the lure of good cheap wine, few could resist the bait.
- Far from being slick and superficial, it is, he says, a natural empathy with the listener which wins their sympathy and support and shows the best side of the politician.
- With enough money in the war chest, the conventional wisdom goes, populist approval can be won with slick advertising.
- Sarah is too smart to be taken in by the humble doorstep salesman, too cynical to fall for slick advertising patter.
- Shoppers are being warned not to be suckered into buying computers and other IT gear just on the back of slick advertising.
- Yet it is never slick or glib; instead, it exudes a guileless, homespun warmth.
- I knew that the biotechnology industry had been pouring money into opposing the initiative with slick advertisements and tricky sound bites.
- But this effort is based on action, not slick advertising.
- Cosmetic surgeons can find themselves in similar situations when they mix professional credibility with slick advertising.
- They spend big on advertising and have a slick website that lets people either choose from a range of preconfigured systems or design their own.
- We can spend our lives dallying in false advertising and slick brochures about barren land and cheap trinkets and never for a moment wince at the dishonesty of it.
- Concentrate on the content and information presentation as opposed to advertising and slick sales copy.
- In the bid to eliminate the estate tax, anti-repeal forces have used slick advertising, explicit falsehoods and deception.
- He makes use of slick advertising, juiced-up commercial colors, and spanking-clean light.
- Please don't abandon that heritage in the interest of a slick format and additional advertising space.
1.2de mucha labiahábil(reply) fácil
- Bolt operation is as slick and smooth as any factory rifle you're ever likely to encounter.
- The ergonomics of the grip are just right and the no-grip-screw installation is slick efficient and innovative.
- In times of sophisticated technological warfare, our military needs to be a highly-skilled, highly-trained and slick operation.
- It is a slick piece of work, more like a product of Madison Avenue than staid Capitol Hill.
- The Foundling Hospital was, apart from anything else, an exceptionally slick operation.
- The five-speed manual gearbox is pretty nifty, slick and smooth to use.
- A slick piece of indie rock, it showcases Hayes' soulful voice through a string of songs tinged with sadness yet which are ultimately uplifting.
- From a corporate sense, this is a slick piece of work.
- The Hartlepool-born youngster has been capped by England at under-18 level and is noted for his slick passing.
- Few anime operations have developed the slick marketing skills necessary to take on the giants of U.S. entertainment.
- There's not one slick piece of editing or camera work that doesn't serve the story.
- The game features a fairly slick damage location model, allowing you to blow the heads and limbs off zombies with well-aimed shots.
- It had become a very slick operation and everyone seemed delighted.
- Brazil's slick passing game gathered pace, helped by Turkey's defensive errors, but the score was unchanged at halftime.
- With his slick passing, perfect timing and ability to off-load in the tackle, he set up two of Jauzion's three tries.
- It was a slick, professional operation, alright.
- The champions were a class apart in this contest, and the unfortunate Salthill had no answers to their power, their swift movement or their slick passing.
- The slick bolt operation, short bolt lift and bolt throw and smooth in-line feeding made for fast follow-up shots.
- Py's stagecraft, with its rolling trolleys, red curtains and golded frames like religious icons, is slick and efficient, but not dazzling.
- Today's pirates are slick professional operations filling Britain's airwaves with everything from street music to extreme political messages.
1.3(professional, smart)(production/performance) muy logrado(production/performance) muy pulidohe's a slick dresser — viste con mucho estilo
- At supper she grinned at her stepfather, who triumphantly swept back his slick hair.
- He was tall with black, slick hair and brown eyes.
- Maria soon returned with her father, a burly man with a curled black mustache and slick hair.
- I wear my slick black hair in an elastic band threaded with red dice charms.
- His straight slick hair shone like silver in the moonlight.
2.1US (slippery)resbaladizoresbaloso Latin America
- It skidded across the slick surface and fell off the other side with a sickly thunk.
- The few other people that were there watched in confusion as he soared across the slick surface and crashed into the wall.
- We get out and shuffle cautiously on the slick surface.
- They are not aware that the cold weather has created a slick surface in the shade of a toolbox.
- Dark clouds loomed over the lake, and the first drops of rain hit with fat plops on the slick surface.
2.2(glossy)(hair) lacio y brillante
1(smooth patch)superficie resbaladiza feminineoil slick — marea negra feminine
2Sport Motor Vehiclesneumático sin dibujo masculine
1to slick one's hair down — alisarse el pelo
- his sleek, slicked-back hair — su pelo lacio y brillante peinado hacia atrás
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