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(in size)pequeñochico Latin Americaa small doll — una muñeca pequeña
- cut it up small — córtalo en trocitos (pequeños)
- he's got very small feet indeed — tiene los pies pequeñísimos
- she's got a small waist — tiene una cintura muy estrecha
- she's small for her age — está muy pequeña para su edad
- small letters — letras minúsculas
- he's a conservative with a small 'c' — es de ideas conservadoras en el sentido amplio de la palabra
- small capitals — versalitas
- the smallest room — el excusado
- the small screen — la pantalla chica
- to be small beer /small potatoes
- for him $2,000 is small potatoes — para él 2.000 dólares no son nada / son poca cosa
- we're small beer in the eyes of the bosses — para los jefes somos poca cosa / no somos nadie
- In Baywatch, the crews inhabit beach towers the size of a small house.
- In the middle of the white wormy thing, which fills the entire shell, is a green blob about the size of a small sprout.
- The male moorhen about the same size as a small chicken was close to death when walkers spotted him bobbing in the River Ray.
- We watched a chunk of ice crash into the sea fairly close to us, which was the size of a small home.
- The key device, which is about the size of a small box of wooden matches, slides into a slot in the dashboard.
- The precision of variance components is reduced when sample size is small.
- They are small mines, the size of tennis balls, made of plastic so you can't detect them.
- What you're feeling is the size of a small cushion, curving upwards under your lungs.
- They are of different sizes, most of them about the size of a small lemon, but round in shape.
- But during an operation the vet found a ball bearing in the eye socket, the size of a small marble.
- Its high performance in a small case size also means that the costs can be reduced by using fewer or smaller capacitors.
- Any left over pastry was made into very small balls, the size of a walnut and dropped into the simmering water.
- Each of the rooms is the size of a small apartment with a big bathroom, including a bathtub and hot water.
- Five days in, his feet had turned purple with pus-filled blisters the size of small plums.
- In fact the engine is the size of a small piano, makes considerably more noise, and pumps out 400 bhp.
- On one wall is a typical American fridge, the size of a small office block.
- Other parents said the small class sizes helped their children with their academic achievements.
- Staff revealed that four ovens were situated on the ground floor, two electric and two gas, each the same size as a small car.
- My back was scratched up from the ground and I had a tiny bruise in the corner of my eye, about the size of a small pea.
- I have slept little in cramped aeroplane seats and gloriously on motel beds the size of a small European farm.
1.2(in number, amount, value)(family) pequeño(family) chico Latin America(sum/price) módico(price/sum) reducidoa small quantity — una pequeña cantidad
- he's a small eater — come poco
- that is due in no small measure to his generous support — eso se debe en gran medida a su generoso apoyo
- that was no small achievement/success — ese fue un logro/éxito considerable
- The message I want to get across is that what seems like a small amount of money over here can make a huge difference over there.
- Districts should receive a small amount of money for each child who participates.
- While they were out on one particular date he forced entry and stole a small amount of money.
- It is making me ridiculously happy, so it must have been worth the small amount of money I spent.
- If the insulation is burnt off the copper wiring, it can be sold for a small amount of money.
- Also take a small amount of paper money as well, for taxis from the airport and so forth.
- Both areas were receiving small amounts of money over the years but little progress was being made.
- They are usually played for a small amount of money, and there is no process of betting to raise the stake.
- Prior to the euro, some countries used notes for quite small amounts of money.
- The good news is that books can be bought for relatively small amounts of money.
- To keep it in good shape visitors to it are requested to pay a small amount of money to have a look inside.
- He spun the usual hard luck story that his family were hungry so I agreed to advance him a small amount of money.
- I was cut off from making the small amount of money that had really made the difference in my family's life.
- I was not referring to that case, which involves a relatively small amount of money.
- They have said that families and other people can invest a small amount of money and get a huge return.
- I was provided with a small amount of money and within a year three drafts had been written.
- In fact, it would put only a small amount of money into the hands of those who really need it.
- When you are dealing with a small amount of money versus the value of the property I am saying that it does not have an impact.
- For most people, it makes sense to invest small amounts of money on a regular basis, say, monthly.
- He has been included as a party only because there was a small amount of money involved from his point of view.
1.3(not much)they have small chance/hope of succeeding — tienen pocas probabilidades/esperanzas de lograrlo
- I hear you've passed — yes, small thanks to you — veo que has aprobado — no será gracias a ti
- small wonder! — no es de extrañar
2(in scale)pequeñothe small investor/businessman — el pequeño inversionista/empresario
- For one thing, small businesses are not big enough to maintain regulatory compliance departments.
- But it was aimed mainly at attracting small business and we needed to replace thousands of lost jobs.
- I understand you're planning an event aimed at owners of small businesses this week.
- It is appealing for other small business owners to pay for booklets for their local school.
- But as a small business we can only improve our services if the services that are run get the support of the public.
- So what we consider a small business I think has changed over the last 10 years or so.
- Initially the system is seen as most suitable for small businesses, and promises to be a tenth of the cost of leased lines.
- There are thousands and thousands of small businesses, all of them related together in a complex pattern.
- The clients range from big chain stores, government right down to small businesses.
- That's a feeling many have in small business and it will play on people's minds.
- There's a small business near here that specialises in collecting wrecked cars from all around the county.
- Many small business bosses are either too busy to activate their export potential or do not recognise that it exists.
- He said the experience gave him a new appreciation for small business owners.
- How often do you have the time to chase up all those bad debts, especially if you're a small business?
- The roof will be a garden, covered with spice and herb plants from around the world and would be a focus for small businesses.
- If these proposals go ahead they're going to hit small businesses hard.
- The study showed that small business owners and managers felt they came up with seven good ideas a month.
- I would work with big and small businesses, bringing them together with local bodies such as the council.
- The fund also aims to improve access for unemployed residents to the job market and aid the small business community.
- As a small business owner, one of the most important relationships you are likely to form will be with your bank manager.
3.1(unimportant, trivial)(problem/mistake) pequeño(problem/mistake) de poca importanciathere are still a few small points to be cleared up — todavía quedan algunos puntos de poca importancia por aclarar
- All in all he harboured only minor concerns, and these occupied only a small part of him as a whole.
- The flowers seem small and insignificant during the day but at twilight they glow in the fading light and look beautiful.
- One small planning decision, one minor infringement of a long-forgotten legacy.
- Since then he has clocked up a number of small parts in minor television dramas and films.
- We're a small country, a long way away, with a minor role to play on the world stage.
- No fact is to small to overlook, no nugget of information too insignificant to discard.
- I shudder to think of the way my small, insignificant encounter would be treated today.
- In universal terms it is a small, insignificant star, fairly average in the great scheme of things.
- The only small and minor complaint I have is the gravity of the situation to which the response given is.
- Conversely, something that initially seems a small and minor incident you might want to ratchet up the scale.
- The law is not mindful of small things or trivial things.
- The peaks of Glen Shiel loomed over and made me feel deliciously small and insignificant.
- There was even a lineup at the counter for the small, trivial things like coffee.
- Now, it might seem a small argument over a minor, obscure piece of parliamentary procedure.
- But these small inconsistencies in the plot do not take much away from what is an excellent film.
- He makes his presence small, flattens his childish ego into something still and insignificant.
- Any news, no matter how small or insignificant, could take our minds away for just a moment.
- It's a small problem affecting a trivial number of people who effectively choose to be affected.
- He was small and insignificant but had a firearm trained on my navel.
- As little Josie walked down the street, she began to feel quite small and insignificant.
3.2(humble, modest)they started in a small way — empezaron de forma muy modesta
- I'd like to help in some small way — me gustaría ayudar de alguna manera
- start exercising in a small way — empiece a hacer ejercicio poco a poco
- to feel small — sentirse insignificante
- I won't do it again, he said in a small voice — —no lo volveré a hacer— dijo en un hilo de voz
1(of size)she writes so small — tiene la letra tan menuda
- the virtue of thinking small — la ventaja de no pensar a lo grande
- start small — empieza por poco / por cosas pequeñas
1the small of the back — región baja de la espalda, que corresponde al segmento dorsal de la columna vertebral
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