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(slide, shift position)(person) resbalar(se)(knot) correrse(clutch) patinarshe slipped and fell — (se) resbaló y se cayó
- my foot slipped — se me fue el pie
- the knife slipped and he cut himself — se le fue el cuchillo y se cortó
- the tires are slipping on the ice — las ruedas patinan sobre el hielo
- it just slipped out of my hands — se me resbaló de las manos
- When it gets severe we'd expect it to be accompanied by sporadic squealing of the type you get when a fan belt slips.
- There had been heavy rain the night before, so even his ten-year-old Nissan Patrol four-wheel drive was slipping and sliding quite a bit.
- Ragged strips of wallpaper hung down the dark, dank corridor as I explored, being careful not to slip on loose floor tiles in one of the rooms.
- It seemed that everything was suddenly moving slowly as she felt the reins slip from her grasp, her feet from the stirrups and herself from the saddle.
- What was shaping up to be a fantastic match, though, was cut short when Rooney slipped and fell in the third game.
- And within seconds, he was laughing so hard that a bowl almost slipped from his grasp.
- Sometimes, however, the gears slip, the programming fails, and the logic circuits burn out.
- I glanced up, my eyes landing on a figure that made my breath catch in my throat, and my hands so weak that all the menus slipped through my grasp.
- We slogged across the pasture, truck tires slipping and sliding in the mud, and wound up walking the last hundred yards or so.
- These steering adjustments are needed because a lateral force on a wheel makes it slip sideways over the ground as it rolls forward.
- Eight-year-old Luke Vardy narrowly escaped with his life after he slipped and lost his footing as he climbed wrought iron fencing in the front garden of his Rotherham home.
- Her heel slipped on some mud and she lost her balance, swearing as an arm wrapped around her waist, preventing her from hitting the ground.
- However as she was stepping up onto the tongue of the boat trailer she lost her balance and slipped down onto the hard pavement.
- Dara squealed when her half eaten vanilla covered doughnut slipped from her grip.
- Alice lost her footing on the terrain and slipped back a foot.
- While trying to get my foot balanced on one of the mossy boulders that jutted out of the water, I lost my footing and slipped again.
- The horse slipped and fell with Shmulik under him, dragging him as he slid on rocky ground.
- Her bag slipped from her grasp, spilling its contents across the tiled floor.
- One pretty woman with long, blonde hair was carrying something in her hand, but it slipped from her grasp as she stumbled along.
- The snow splattered all over a now very unhappy Twilight who lost her balance and slipped.
- Many times I slipped over on the steep icy slopes, losing my footing and crashing down on the rubble.
- Brown mud sprayed up as he slid and slipped, trying to push himself back onto his feet.
- In the struggle the coffee pot slipped from his grip.
- The brunette just sighed sadly and looked out the window, a few red tinted curls slipping from her loose ponytail to fall in her eyes.
- She shuffled his records until one slipped from her grasp and splintered on the hearth-stone.
- When he slipped forward he lost his footing on the rock where he was perched.
- Camilla's bright green eyes widened until her natural colour, brown, showed where her contacts slipped down.
- When I'd slip and lose my footing, he'd momentarily lose sight of me, and a worried expression would cross his face.
- The man jumped like a frightened rabbit, the phone slipping slightly from his ear.
- The gun, slick with sweat, began to slip from his hand, but he gripped it tightly.
- Joel sat there with a bored look, his glasses slipping off his button nose.
- I've never driven in the snow before and after slipping and sliding my way back this evening I have no desire to do it again.
- She poured the water and turned to put it back in the fridge but as she opened the door the jug slipped from her grasp and shattered on the floor with a loud smash.
- He hovered beside her as she hobbled around the truck to the fire, afraid she would slip or lose her balance.
- Back in the pub, he was racking up the beers in the cellar when a barrel slipped from his grasp and broke two bones in his foot.
- She desperately searched for good footing, slipping and sliding as she tried to get back up.
- We passed the trident, crossed over the hill and tumbled down a moraine the far side, our feet slipping on the loose rock.
- He tried to get his footing but slipped and fell right into the woman's lap.
- I choked on the liquid in my throat and the can in my hand slipped from my grip.
- My book bag accidentally slipped from my shoulder and hit Devin.
- He slipped, slid and finally fell, rolling back to the bottom of the hill in a heap.
- There was no light, and since the tunnel slanted sharply, it was hard to keep one's footing without slipping.
- My tennis shoes slipped over the slippery surface of the rock.
- Every time I get up onto the Olympia stage, I fear slipping and falling during the performance.
- Joe had just finished pounding another staple home when his hammer slipped from his grip.
- The dance was silly, unplanned, and cut short when both simultaneously slipped on patches of wet grass.
- The next day, Joey walked out of his East Village apartment, slipped on some ice and broke his hip.
1.2(service/morals/standards) decaer(standards/service/morals) empeoraryou're slipping — tu trabajo (/ aplicación etc. ) ya no es lo que era
- they slipped to third place in the league — bajaron al tercer lugar de la liga
- production is slipping (back) — la producción está decayendo / bajando
- it's easy to slip into bad habits — es fácil caer en malos hábitos
- On the other hand, observers note that the bank's performance was already slipping well before the tragedy.
- Gradually, she slipped to the bottom rank of the class.
- The ‘old boys' club’ must certainly feel the power slipping.
- In my opinion, these ideas and ideals are slipping fast, and we need to fight for them.
- Control would be passed to frontline ward staff and patients would be encouraged to speak out if they thought hygiene standards were slipping.
- Unfortunately, she does not have the skills to pay the bills, and her farm quickly slips into destitution.
- Shares slipped for the first day in five yesterday, mirroring declines across Europe.
- Apple has led the field in design improvements and the adoption of new technologies, but has been slipping in the performance stakes with processor speed.
- I thought they were supposed to be pretty on-the-ball and up-to-the-minute, but it seems standards are slipping.
- The price has been slipping for 18 years as central banks sell off their reserves, raising capital to invest in the stock market.
- Pre-tax profits in the first half, however, slipped back by 25 per cent due to higher interest charges.
- Track officials indicated that profits are slipping because wagering has leveled off while taxes and expenses have increased.
- The stock has slipped nearly 19 per cent in the past three months.
- Because of her tendency to allow other people's values and beliefs to affect her, Barbara's work performance is slipping.
- However, the group's shares have slipped to less than half the levels of this time last year as a result of the investor flight to new-technology companies.
- The gross profit margin slipped to 42.3 per cent from 43 per cent a year earlier.
- The closing weeks of May, however, saw prices of copper slipping gradually to current levels with no immediate evidence of pulling out of the trough.
- Their performance in school began slipping, and they said they were being mistreated in their foster home.
- Yet, perhaps he does indeed have a point: have standards slipped?
- Sales were down 16.8 percent and market share slipped from 9.6 percent to 8.2 percent.
2.1(move unobtrusively)he slipped into/out of the room without being observed — entró en/salió de la habitación sin que lo vieran
- she slipped into bed — se metió en la cama
- we managed to slip past the guards — logramos pasar sin que nos vieran los guardias
- some errors have slipped into the text — se han deslizado algunos errores en el texto
- My eyes landed on a boy, most likely my age, who was slipping rather stealthily from a room off to the right of where our tour group stood.
- Maddy slowly opened the door a crack and silently slipped in without being noticed.
- That was when Damien saw her, slipping quietly from the washroom, eyeing the scene all the while.
- I heard people speaking in the living room, so I shut the door as quietly as I could, hoping to slip upstairs without being noticed.
- She was in the middle of closing the door when a skinny, chestnut and dark brown colored cat slipped through.
- Casey took the seat at the end, slipping in quickly and quietly before anyone noticed.
- In the chaos, the wasp slips unnoticed through the ant nest and preys on the unguarded caterpillar.
- I walked along pace with the huge truck, slipping behind it, then climbing on board, hiding between two bales.
- She almost didn't see Wraith slipping through the shadows, but he caught her arm and motioned for her to follow him.
- In front of her the soldiers riding the horses slipped off to her right and Ashley spotted an enclosure that she correctly guessed to be the pen for the animals.
- She barely noticed when the older woman slipped quietly from the room, leaving her to her snack and her thoughts.
- But she does admit to being a little annoyed, especially when, after the biggest race of her life, she was almost allowed to slip quietly back to the changing rooms.
- She put the key in the lock and opened the door as she turned around and waved at Scott once more before slipping back into the house and closing the door behind herself.
- The door opened with hardly a creak and no one noticed as he slipped outside.
- I pulled the door open quietly and slipped inside, flashing the class a smile and giving a small wave.
- Knocking lightly on the door next to hers, she opened it slightly and slipped inside the clean room.
- Quietly, she slips back into the passageway and pulls the panel back just in time.
- I wasn't in the mood to visit with them so I turned away and tried to slip past without being noticed.
- I slipped quietly back into the house and pulled the door shut after me, leaving the scene.
- My father's sentry had been much too drunk to notice as I slipped through the gates of the estate.
2.2(escape, be lost)to let slip an opportunity, to let an opportunity slip — dejar escapar una oportunidad
- they let the contract slip through their fingers — se dejaron quitar el contrato de las manos
- I didn't mean to say that: it just slipped out — no quería decirlo pero se me escapó / salió
- the secret slipped out — se me (/ le etc. ) escapó el secreto
- I let (it) slip that ... — se me escapó que ...
2.3(go quickly)he's just slipped out to the bank — ha salido un momento al banco
- I'll slip back and get the list — vuelvo en un momento / en una escapada a buscar la lista
2.4(change)she slipped out of her dress — se quitó el vestido
- I'll just slip into something more comfortable — me voy a poner algo más cómodo
1(put unobtrusively)ponermeterdeslizarhe slipped the letter into the drawer — metió la carta en el cajón
- she slipped a coin into his hand — le pasó disimuladamente una moneda
- he slipped his arm around her waist — le pasó el brazo por la cintura
- she slipped the ring onto/off her finger — se puso/quitó el anillo
- an additional clause had been slipped into the agreement — subrepticiamente le habían agregado una cláusula al acuerdo
2(pass)to slip sth to sb — pasarle algo a algn
- I slipped him a $50 bill — le pasé un billete de 50 dólares disimuladamente
3(break loose from)don't let the dog slip its leash — no dejes que se suelte el perro
- the boat slipped its moorings — las amarras se soltaron
- to slip anchor — levar anclas
- to slip sb's mind / memory
- it completely slipped my mind — me olvidé / se me olvidó por completo
4Motor Vehiclesto slip the clutch — mantener el pedal del embrague deprimido
6(in knitting)(stitch) pasar sin tejer
7Medicinehe's slipped a disc — tiene una hernia de disco
1(slide)resbalón masculineresbalada feminine Latin Americato give sb the slip — lograr zafarse de algn
- he gave us the slip — logró zafarse de nosotros
2(decline)baja femininecaída feminine
3(mistake)error masculineequivocación feminineto make a slip — equivocarse
- a slip of the tongue/pen — un lapsus (linguae/cálami)
- a Freudian slip — un acto fallido
- there's many a slip twixt cup and lip — del dicho al hecho hay mucho trecho
4(undergarment)combinación feminineenagua feminineviso masculinefondo masculine Mexicoyour slip is showing — se te ve la combinación (/ la enagua etc. )
5pillow slipfunda feminine
6slips plTheatrethe slips — la galería
1(of paper)I wrote it on a slip of paper — lo anoté en un papelito / papel
- This could be a box where the children empty their book bags of notes from the teacher, school newsletters, trip slips and any other paper a parent has to see.
- All you have to do is fill in one - or more - of the voting slips and send them to our offices.
- He pulled the small slip of paper out of his pocket and copied the information to the computer screen.
- My teacher, Mr. Zajicek, didn't ask any questions; he didn't even send me to the office for a tardy slip.
- We will start this week if all permission slips are turned in tomorrow.
- Ten slips of paper were folded into a plastic bag, and they drew lots.
- She pulled out a slip of blank parchment, a bottle of ink, a quill pen, and a jar of writing dust.
- Could a printed routing slip or attachment memo be used?
- A Roll of Honour is to be prepared from information received on cheque slips and this will be put on public display in due course.
- Watch out for errors on your accounts by keeping good records: hang on to all your receipts and ATM slips and check every statement carefully.
- I hand the late slip to my teacher and slide into my seat in the middle of the room.
- Sometimes the reasons are a long time coming, but when they finally do, they are clearly printed like her pension slip.
- You'll get a reply slip with the Statement of Decisions letter.
- Ballot slips have been sent out along with letters asking disposal workers if they support the offer they previously rejected.
- I'd packed the pieces before listing them so all that was needed was to print off the packing slips and labels and tape the lids down.
- Each bench is numbered and its corresponding number appears on your entry slip that is sent to you prior to the show.
- By having this information on the deposit slip, you can reconstruct these records even if they should be lost or destroyed.
- It is hereby agreed claims can be collected on certified copy slips and/or copy policies.
- I have my plane ticket in hand and the visa (a removable slip of paper, unfortunately) in the passport.
- Invitation slips will be sent out shortly and those planning to attend are asked to send back the reply slips as soon as possible.
2(of person)a slip of a girl — una chiquilla
3(cutting of plant)esqueje masculinegajo masculine River Platepie masculine Colombiapatilla feminine Chile
- The idea is that gardeners will deliver extra plants, slips, seeds and seedlings to the Horticultural Training Centre at Zoo Lake.
- Alternatively, they may sell the slips to those who are seeking to increase the amount of cane they can sell at the government's price.
- It's the best excuse to start your own slips from market sweet potatoes sprouted at home.
- Most of these plants are sold at two years old as slips but the Taylors also grow a number of trees on to larger sizes to cater for those special situations when a more established tree is required.
- Detach suckers and slips and pot in a well-draining soil.
- These suckers, slips, and the crown of the fruit may be used in propagation.
- In the California Gull (L. californicus) account, there are several slips.
1(in pottery)barbotina feminine
- The solution proved to be applying layers of slip to a damp surface.
- You can tell this might be a problem if a white or yellowy film rises to the surface after mixing up a clay slip and letting it dry.
- Next, they stand the creature up on the cutout base, and secure it with slip and a worm of clay worked into the joint.
- Using underglazes, teenagers draw compositions on plaster slabs, and slip is then poured over the designs.
- When paintings are finished, porcelain slip is poured onto bat and tapped gently to remove any air bubbles.
- Most often, the entire presentation surface of a redware object was covered with white slip, and a design was then scratched into the surface.
- To alleviate the flaking, I added about a tablespoon of white glue to a pint of slip and then thinned it to a slip consistency again with water.
- To reduce fire potential, straw can be treated with natural flame retardants such as boric acid or clay slip, a watery solution of clay and dirt.
- Next, the entire area of incised decoration was covered with a layer of black slip.
- The plaster sucks away the moisture from the clay and the remaining liquid slip in the hollow is poured out.
- It could also be decorated by painting with a slip (a creamy mixture of fine clay and water) of a different colour to the body.
- For the most part the wares are decorated with images of animals in white slip.
- I now use the following system: patch holes first by stuffing them with straw dipped into a clay slip.
- He produces work in a variety of colours and textures by applying layers of slip and glaze and firing individual pieces a number of times.
- I experimented with reducing leftover dried clay scraps to the consistency of slip and strained the mixture to remove lumps.
- Explaining her actions for viewers, she applies white slip and colored underglazes for decorations.
- Thin layers of variegated slip gave pallid earthenware surfaces the illusion of solid stone.
- Then, using a flat blade on the lathe, the slip was scraped away, exposing the white earthenware body inlaid with the black checked pattern.
- When the water from the slip is absorbed into the plaster, Steve removes the clay from the plaster.
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