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(accent/smell/improvement) ligero(accent/improvement/smell) leveshe has a slight temperature — tiene un poco de fiebre
- there has been a slight change of plan — ha habido un pequeño cambio de planes
- she walks with a slight limp — cojea ligeramente
- there was a slight tremor in her voice — le temblaba levemente la voz
- without the slightest hesitation — sin dudarlo un instante
- he gets upset at the slightest thing — se molesta por la menor tontería / por cualquier nimiedad
- I haven't the slightest idea — no tengo (ni) la menor / (ni) la más remota idea
- All human eyes have a slight degree of farsightedness at birth.
- Having said that, the latter does play its part, but only to a slight degree.
- We couldn't have asked for a better day, around 19 degrees Celsius, a slight breeze and hardly a cloud in the sky.
- Thomas is also exhibiting more obvious signs of agoraphobia, although of a slight degree.
- A slight degree of petulance had crept into his voice.
- In virtually every case, however, the degree of degradation was slight enough to be inconsequential.
- Customers do get us mixed-up however, which can cause a slight degree of chaos with orders!
- Hence, the difference could only be explained by the use of a different negative, copied from the original with a slight degree of enlargement.
- Once you're out on the streets you do have a slight degree of autonomy.
- There were 21 injuries as a result of accidental fires a slight increase from last year but half of those reported were from just two incidents.
- My hands were getting clammy and I was feeling a slight degree of nervousness.
- Now that mightn't be just be in number of cases, it might just be in slight increases in margin return over time.
- This results in fluid retention of a slight degree when you are able to drink adequately and replete your exercise fluid losses.
- There may be in fact none, of course, but notions of that kind perhaps still inform the provision to a slight degree.
- Five of six genes, regardless of X or autosomal location, are increased in expression to a slight degree in mutant females.
- The air temperature is 26 degrees and there is slight westerly breeze blowing.
- However, even the moderate winds during my drive caused the roadster to react with a slight degree of cowl shake.
- They improve performance to a slight degree, but not by any factor that a typical user would notice, he says.
- Colors often look muted and washed out with there also being a slight degree of edge enhancement rearing its ugly head.
- Aerodynamic limitations have been avoided to a slight degree at almost prohibitive cost and with consequent contamination.
1.2(minimal)escasohopes of finding her alive are slight — las esperanzas de encontrarla con vida son escasas / remotas
- their chances are slight — tienen muy pocas posibilidades
1.3(flimsy, inadequate)(grounds/foundation) poco firmehis second novel is a rather slight work — su segunda novela es de poca monta / es una obra menor
- This tale is rather slight, but the visual beauty and thrilling action make this a stunning work of animation.
- The earliest concertos composed for square piano are slight works, diverting but lightweight.
- Much of his concert work is slight, mainly because that's all the time he felt he could give.
- Komorebi is a slight work made up of sketches and vignettes, whose very slightness is one of its most attractive qualities.
- His best work was way behind him by this time, and even now it's rather slight, but I have a soft spot for some of it
- He continues to direct good films, even if all of them are rather slight.
- Her books are deceptively slight, superficially easy, and so easily misunderstood.
- While intelligent and elegant, they have seemed rather slight and concerned with relatively marginal problems.
- He is too light, too slight, too trivial, a figure with insufficient gravity.
- Abelard also wrote a slight work of practical advice for his son.
- This is a rather slight movie if I ever saw one, but that doesn't mean it's not an enjoyable one.
- Despite this, cumulatively the threads both between tracks and between the constituent parts of each track appear rather too slight to maintain this listener's engagement.
- Objectively, the plot is slight, but wrapped up in the details there lurks an epic tale.
- A woman writer who evokes an intensely personal landscape still finds she is dismissed as slight, precious, trivial.
- It is all rather slight, but the visual beauty and thrilling action make this a stunning work of animation.
- Taylor understands the idiom quite perfectly and he manages to bring a grandeur and nobility to the admittedly slight work.
- You can still interact with people, but those interactions are slight and superficial (in the on-the-surface sense) and ephemeral.
- I mean, this isn't Shakespeare, it's slight and rather broad comedy.
- Ultimately, it all sounds rather petty and slight.
- It's a slight work, but gives an insight into Puccini's early creativity.
2(slim)delgadomenudoof slight build — de complexión delgada / menuda
- He was a slight man wearing owl glasses, with thin brown hair that left a bald spot on the back of his head.
- She is being lifted bodily by a policeman, easily, for she is slight and frail.
- The family said Ms Hindson was about 160-170 cm tall and had a very slight build.
- She was a rather slight, elderly woman with a nose that resembled the large beak of a macaw.
- Live, Benson cut a slight figure, which contrasted with the muscular edge given to his exemplary material - highlighting the riffs and choruses to good effect.
- He's not very skinny, but he's got a very slight build.
- Mona always said that she was fat, when in reality, she was dainty with a slight build.
- A large ill - fitting black jacket dwarfed his slight figure and his head bowed as he listened to the proceedings through the earphones he required because of a hearing impairment.
- Some days, I am awfully grateful that I am of such a slight build…
- Except for the fact that his hair was a solid black, the thin, slight boy of about fifteen or sixteen bore an uncanny resemblance to Kunihiko.
- The man is white, of slight build and around 5ft 7in.
- Khad's slight build and almost feminine looks gave him a delicate look.
- When I started playing I was 80 kg and now I'm up to 94 kg so although I look slight people don't always give me the credit I deserve.
- Fowler, whose brilliance defies her slight figure, plugged through to strike partner Helen Wix, who earned a short corner off the foot of Bethan Walsh.
- She stared over at Tyler who was struggling with a slight man with a thin moustache and a scar over one eye.
- She was small, and thin, with a slight build, and dark, shoulder-length hair; I couldn't tell if it was black or dark brown.
- He was short, perhaps even a little smaller than she, and, despite his enveloping cloak, she suspected that he was slight in build as well.
- He was of a slight build, about 5ft 10 in tall and between 30 and 35 years old.
- She is still slight in build, her child's presence not ostensible.
- He assessed the slight build, her figure more apparent in the loose but lighter clothing.
1(offend, ignore)desairarhacerle un desaire ahacerle un desprecio ahe felt slighted — se sintió ofendido / desairado
- So if you take a swipe at Vermont-please do not slight the troops.
- Am I expiating the crime of slighting my father so much?
- They continue to invite his ex-wife over, while slighting my mother.
- If any opponent slights his team, you can bet Belichick will find out and let it simmer on his players' minds.
- It seems Mr Wyatt thought the injured person slighted him in some way but this offence is totally out of character.
- Not to slight him in any way, but that's a lot of people to know.
- Do you feel slighted by the early announcement?
- He did not spend time slighting the enemy, but commenced to work on the minds and hearts of the British people.
- There were plenty who would wish to slight John Brown and Queen Victoria.
- They can be excessive in their devotions to Carlyle and Henry James and their denunciations can at times be annoying in slighting great writers such as Thackeray and Jane Austen.
- Needless to say, the two slighted women had been less than thrilled concerning their banishment and protested their exclusion on a daily basis.
- It shows how support for old clients can be profitable and provides advice on how to support them without slighting new clients.
- When he slights Judy in front of his friends, Dennis is obviously furious, yet we see what kind of a parent he is when he invites her to make her own decision as to whether or not to forgive him.
- My mother was convinced they were slighting us because you were mad at me!
- A master of the tea ceremony in old Japan once accidentally slighted a soldier.
- Joey's management company, afraid that the film was slighting their dead client for Johnny, demanded that the film-makers find more interview footage of Joey before okaying the final cut.
- To return to the country that slighted him as a fully fledged film star would have been sweet revenge, but he could have blown it.
- One is not slighting her in saying that she comes close to, but does not equal, the unsurpassable Elisabeth Schwarzkopf.
- He can finally seek revenge upon the kids from school who have slighted him in any way.
- And then I thought, well, I was slighted, in quite a significant way.
2(belittle)(work/contribution) hablar con desdén de
1desaire masculinedesprecio masculinea slight on sb — un desprecio para con/hacia algn
- a slight on sth — un desprecio a algo
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