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(from fire)humo masculinethe smoke-filled room — la habitación llena / cargada de humo
- to go up in smoke — quedar en agua de borrajas
- there's no smoke without fire, where there's smoke there's fire — cuando el río suena ... (agua trae)
- before noun smoke blue — azul grisáceo
- smoke gray — gris humo
- They had all been sitting around, not doing much, some of the members were smoking cigarettes and the smoke was filling up the room.
- Five men were led to safety from the upstairs of an Indian restaurant to save them from thick smoke pouring from a burning extractor unit.
- Sid's shook his head, causing the smoke from the cigarette dangling from the corner of his mouth to float up into his eyes.
- He said the large volume of smoke was caused by burning tar.
- A thin, twisting and curling column of smoke emitted from the end of the rolled white paper, which hid the dried and crushed marijuana within it.
- By then the fire flared again melting a fire hose and sending thick, black smoke billowing from the burning building.
- When she reaches the end of the stage, billows of smoke emit from the dragons' mouths, and the audience oohs and aahs.
- When Mr Glister opened the back door to the club he was met by intense heat and thick smoke from his burning car.
- Those averse to cigarette or cigar smoke may be floored by the cloud of nicotine in the downstairs bar.
- Cigarette smoke not only causes cancer and asthma but causes the skin to lose its elasticity, hence wrinkles around the mouth.
- A regular smoker says that the cigar smoke has to be savoured by rolling in the mouth rather than inhaling it.
- The higher priced candles are often made with lead-free wicks, which eliminates the problem of smoke and carbon buildup.
- Choking acrid smoke from the burning building engulfed nearby streets and flames could be seen leaping high into the sky.
- Instead, the gun emitted a cloud of smoke and grew hot.
- It showed the burning house with thick smoke all around it.
- Cigarette smoke and nicotine cause the heart rate to raise by 15 to 25 beats per minute.
- Owners were given until 1 July 1910 to service their vehicles to ensure that the machines did emit dense smoke.
- The smoke from the cigar dissipated into the atmosphere of the room as he exhaled.
- The blue-gray smoke of cigars thickened the already thick air.
- Cigarette smoke contains a range of xenobiotics, including oxidants and free radicals that can increase lipid peroxidation.
1.2British (London)the Smoke — Londres
2.1informal (cigarette)cigarrillo masculinepitillo masculinepucho masculine Latin America informal
- "I came to smoke and talk with my cousin," said Slim Coyote, "so give me a smoke while I'm waiting. He won't mind, he's my cousin."
- The smokes are made with tobacco specially processed to reduce nitrosamines, among the most abundant and powerful toxin in cigarettes.
- Expect quiet here today, as I'm off to The Smoke for the day.
- As you know I had high hopes for this trip to the Smoke.
- In the morning I: grab my smokes and coffee and turn on my computer.
- Apparently you can get an illegal handgun down in the Smoke for as little as 2-300.
- Another of Hels's friends has just got a good new job close to home, so will no longer need to commute to The Smoke each day.
- I heard a voice say hey youngfella, have you got a smoke. I gave him one and we start talking. I ask him how long he has been here.
- Thursday was a evening of packing and prep for my trip to the Smoke.
- Chandler pulled out his pack of cigarettes and lit his smoke, after leaning me against the building so I didn't fall over.
2.2(act)to have a smoke — fumarse un cigarrillo
- I must have a smoke — me muero por fumarme un cigarrillo
- He says that he'd like one of his cigarettes for a smoke, then runs and smashes his hand through the window and gets a carton.
- Although I was trying to quit smoking, the beer gave me a bad craving and when Mike went for a smoke, I followed and asked to bum one.
- Plus, when he went outside the apartment to take a quick smoke, he just looked like those fathers on the 50's sitcoms.
- I found him some tobacco and he had a smoke outside and we drank tea.
2.3slang (marijuana)maría feminine slanghierba feminine slangmota feminine Mexico Central America slang
1(person) fumardo you smoke? — ¿fumas?
- do you mind if I smoke? — ¿te molesta que fume / si fumo?
2(give off smoke)echar humohumearthe fire was still smoking — todavía salía humo de la hoguera
- the chimney was smoking in the distance — se veía a lo lejos el humo de la chimenea
- that wood is smoking badly — esa madera echa mucho humo
1(tobacco/cigarettes) fumarI smoke ten a day — (me) fumo diez al día
- he smokes a pipe — fuma en pipa
- do you mind if I smoke my pipe? — ¿te molesta si enciendo la pipa?
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