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(sloping ground)cuesta femininependiente femininegradiente feminine Latin Americaa steep/gentle slope — una cuesta empinada/poco pronunciada
- the slippery slope
- gambling set her on the slippery slope to ruin — el juego fue su perdición
- they are on the slippery slope to bankruptcy — van camino de la bancarrota
- The dangers to fall planting on a slope are obvious.
- In Ludwig's design, conference rooms will look out to the southwest, so that the people in them can watch the snow fall on the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevadas.
- With a wistful sigh Bakul picked up his large quakehammer, which had belonged to his father, and began trudging up the sandy slope towards the surface world.
- She ordered the men to tear up the plants, and they leveled the pretty slope and removed the soil.
- The roadway surfaces and embankment slopes, where disturbed, to be restored to a condition not inferior to that in which they are found before the works are commenced.
- A pebble fell from the slope above the cave mouth and rolled to his feet and Ian stared down at it.
- The slopes of the walls fit easily to our backs, and we sipped water and ate granola, fingering the powder absent-mindedly.
- The engineers prepared a mesh surface on the southeast slope to enable equipment to be winched to the top of the hill.
- Cromarty indicated that was not his intention, but that his intention was that the entire surface have a gentle slope towards the center where the water would then drain to the catch basin.
- Eventually the Ramman river can be heard flowing hundreds of feet below, flanked on either side by slopes covered in acres of tea plantations.
- Fugro will receive tenders for the repair of 28 slopes and retaining walls in Kwun Tong, Wong Tai Sin and Sai Kung.
- For decades Wycombe were a middling non-league club who played for 95 years at a ground, Loakes Park, notable for an 11-foot slope on the playing surface.
- These develop most commonly on gradients, where seepage of water down the slope through the surface soil is interrupted by barriers of rock, or of clay reaching or approaching the surface.
- The black horse, sitting back against the slope to avoid falling with its rider, was hard put to keep up.
- The hotel itself was on a slope and at ground level was virtually featureless from this side.
- Towards the top of the sharp ice ridge there was approximately 300 meters of icy slope on each side of us, with large jagged rocks protruding at the bottom.
- Before my gaze was a misty, lush forest, falling away in steep slopes and verdant levels to a hidden valley below.
- The outcome depends on how hard and how long it rains, how long the concrete has been down, the type of finish, and the slope of the concrete surface.
- The birds spread across a rising slope of snow furrowed with ditches worn by thousands of penguin feet.
- Digging their claws into the side of the steep slope, they slowed their fall and began their jumping climb to the road above.
1.2(of mountain)ladera femininefalda feminine
- Wanderers will play tonight's game in the shadow of one of the most famous slopes in downhill skiing.
- I heard about how tough physical training programs had paid off as the soldiers had carried their heavy loads up steep slopes in the thin mountain air.
- Practice braking before you try any steep slopes or hills.
- It just stays on the valley floor, sometimes crossing snow bridges to avoid side hills and obvious avalanche slopes.
- The key ecological problem was that this enormous growth of dry farming crops took place on the steep slopes of the mountain ranges.
- I slowly ascended the steep rocky slopes of the mountain.
- All of this lies within ideal vine-growing latitudes, with a backbone of mountains and hillside slopes running the length of the country.
- Terraced farmlands irrigated by a complex network of ditches carrying water from rivers ensured reliable yields even on steep mountain slopes.
- Most of them had spent their entire lives cultivating sorghum and sweet potatoes on the steep mountain slopes of Kibungo Prefecture in eastern Rwanda.
- Instead of the relatively flat, even terrain farther north, the Mauricie is known for everything from rolling hills to steep slopes and harshly broken, rocky terrain.
- As luck would have it, much like blackcurrant in Bourgogne, blueberries are the emblematic berry in the Vosges, where they grow by the bushload up the steep mountain slopes.
- Those who survived, did so by running for their lives up steep mountain slopes.
- I mean you're moving very fast; what are you physically seeing as you're going down the side of a mountain on these steep slopes?
- Skiers will only be allowed access to the downhill skiing slopes, while non-skiing visitors will be confined to the Ptarmigan centre.
- The most spectacular hill slopes are the sides of deep gorges and the great rock cliffs of high mountain chains.
- I remember the pure exhilaration of tramping the steep slopes of the hills and mountains with him in search of our elusive prey.
- By far the best way to break up a dreary Irish winter is to join the holiday makers who head for the mountain slopes of Europe to indulge in a spot of skiing.
- Sherpa villages cling to the sides of sheer mountain slopes or sit on top of steep escarpments.
- Down and down, we went, like a wild ride through a city alley, block after block, with windswept, rocky mountain slopes on either side.
- The often steep and rugged lower slopes of the mountains are dominated by cacti, agaves, yuccas, and thorn-bearing shrubs.
1.3(for skiing)pista de esquí femininecancha de esquí feminine Southern Cone
2(incline, angle)pendiente feminineinclinación feminineholding a rifle at the slope — con el rifle al hombro
- Plot slopes did not differ significantly between bedrock types or aspect.
- The interaction between branch position and sapling height was used to test for differences in slopes among branches in different positions.
- Kelp gulls used a wide variety of habitats, including areas with different slopes and degrees of vegetation cover located on island or mainland sites.
- Even if a runway is identical in size to a familiar runway, a different slope can cause dangerous illusions as well.
- Before we realized it, the driver moved the car backward in the slope.
- Transects were placed so as to provide a representative sample of the forest as a whole and to examine differences associated with slope position and aspect.
- All the curves were represented quite well by two intersecting straight lines, thus yielding values of the initial slope and the position of the titration endpoint.
- At what position on a slope individuals will most likely be found is still unclear.
- I was doing 30 mph but because the speed camera was positioned on a slope so as you go down the road, your car gain speeds, that when my 1mph came from.
- The slopes between eye position and interaural sound pressure level ratios were not different from zero.
- We used analysis of covariance to test differences in the slopes among interday calibration curves.
- The shape of the seafloor near land (shallower and steeper slopes lead to very different kinds of tsunami waves once they hit shore).
- Two cameras capture the laser beam representation of the scanned lens and convey it to a computer, where the positions and slopes of the refracted beams are noted.
- Ramps increase the degree of hazard, especially if they're positioned manually on a slope or by a relatively inexperienced driver.
- We chose to do our dendrochronological work with pitch pine and Virginia pine to increase our chances of detecting site differences at the two slope positions.
- However, given that all three slopes differed significantly, it seemed arbitrary as to which slope to select.
- In general, curve ADC would not be symmetrical because the slope for the reactants would differ from the slope for the products.
- He trimmed the flight feathers to various lengths, and made them run up slopes of different slopes and textures.
- Clearcut richness did not differ with slope position but forest richness was greater on lower slopes during both sample periods.
- However, lizards may alter their behavior on inclines of different slopes.
3USoffensive, slang(Chinese person)chino masculinechina femininechale Mexico informal offensivecanaca Peru Chile informal offensive
1her handwriting slopes backward/forward — tiene la letra inclinada hacia atrás/adelante
- the ground slopes away on either side of the road — hay una pendiente a ambos lados de la carretera
- the road begins to slope downward — el camino empieza a descender
1(road) construir en decliveslope arms! — ¡armas al hombro!
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