In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1poner en remojoponer a remojodejar remojandodejar en remojodejar a remojothey soaked themselves in the atmosphere of the ancient city — se empaparon de la atmósfera de la antigua ciudad
- to soak sth off — despegar / quitar algo remojándolo
- Once the slices have soaked for 10 minutes, discard the liquid.
- As I soaked in the hot water to wake up, my brain was awhirl in a multitude of thoughts.
- Let agitation begin, but stop the washer and let the towels soak in hot water.
- She has a stack of willow in her garden at all times, soaking in water ready for weaving.
- They were somewhat difficult to come by, anchovies packed in oil are much easier to find, but I finally located some and soaked them overnight.
- I then left the clothes in a bucket to soak overnight with washing soda.
- For a natural fabric softener, soak garments overnight in a solution of one part vinegar to three parts water, then rinse well in clear water before washing.
- After realizing how long I had sat soaking in the water, I hoisted myself up out of the tub and walked across the room to retrieve a towel.
- Also, soaking in a shallow tub of salty water may ease the discomfort.
- If using dried borlotti beans soak them overnight in cold water then rinse well.
- Since they cannot maintain a peaceful mind within activity, they avoid noisy places and spend their days soaking in stale water.
- In a bowl, combine tapioca and milk; soak for one hour.
- One night, while I was soaking in the bath, the phone rang.
- Luke ran to the bathroom and started to run some super hot water for Winnie to soak in for a while.
- To clean your bearings thoroughly, take the bearings apart and soak them in a citrus degreaser.
- Then they soak the projectiles in the poison over night.
- I laid quietly in the bathtub soaking in the warm water and letting it settle my thoughts.
- She thought about going home and soaking in the water.
- Steven soaks his clothes overnight to get out stains.
- The are usually packed in olive oil or vinegar, and are frequently slit so they absorb the flavor of the wine vinegar marinade in which they are soaked.
- Make sure it is totally submerged, and soak each batch in clean water to avoid pollutants.
- An old man, whose face looked as if he'd been soaking in water too long, snuck glances at me while puffing on a cigarette.
- Allow the tea to cool, soak a washcloth in it, wring it out, lie down, and place it over your closed eyes for 15 to 20 minutes.
- Steep it for 10 minutes, allow the tea to cool and soak your feet for 30 minutes.
- She soaked for hours, enjoying the feel of the warm water against her skin.
- They were more likely to say they soak in a tub to relax.
- Rinse or soak them thoroughly in fresh water to remove excess salt before adding them to your compost pile.
- If using dried beans, soak them overnight, then cover with fresh water and cook for between 60 and 90 minutes, until tender.
- Cook until the flour is light golden brown, then stir in the stock and also the liquid reserved from soaking the dried mushrooms.
- The woman had gotten a towel and soaked it in the sink.
- I couldn't have looked convinced, because she then dragged me over to her sink where a dirty baking dish was soaking in water.
- To get rid of the salt, I would recommend that you soak it at least overnight.
- He ripped off two lengths of bandage and began soaking them in the liquid.
- Any sailor who shot an albatross would soak it overnight to get rid of the fishy taste, and make pies from it the next morning.
- Lying with her feet propped on the rim of the large tub, Yvonne let herself soak in the hot water.
- While those were soaking in boiling water, I also boiled chicken with garlic and onions.
- Rinse thoroughly, then soak the fabric in a dilute bleach solution.
- After 15 to 20 minutes soaking in the water, your pores will enlarge and pulse quicken.
- I wrung out a cold washrag, let it soak in the hot water as I brushed my hair, then braided it into a tight braid in the back of my head.
- If you want your paste to not be green, soak the pistachios overnight, and then remove the skins with a tea towel.
1.2(drench)empaparto be soaked (to the skin) — estar empapado
- Substances where this mold can be found include places where water has soaked wood.
- As spray soaked the men on-board the sergeant bellowed orders.
- He stood shivering as rain soaked his clothes, trying to protect his harp.
- Running her hands threw her long black hair she let the water soak her back.
- A small stream of warm red liquid flowed down my neck and hit my shirt, soaking a small patch of black cloth.
- Gasping slightly he felt the water rapidly soak him through, chilling him to the bone; still he moved further into the waters.
- The warm salty tears soaked her palms thoroughly, making them damp.
- Cat twirled around as the warm rain pounded down on her, soaking her uniform-dress and hair.
- The rain poured down relentlessly, soaking her to the skin within minutes of its beginning.
- Instead of sleeping, though, I cried silently, my tears soaking the pillow.
- Once the weather had died down, I found to my horror that I had about 100 kg of sea water soaking my rations.
- I buried my face in his chest, allowing my tears to soak his shirt, leaving tell tale damp spots where my eyes had pressed.
- Roof and mechanical system leaks can allow water to soak interior surfaces.
- She took another shuddering breath as she placed her head under the running water and allowed it to soak her hair.
- The liquid quickly soaked his grey socks and he stepped out of the fuming puddle in no time, fumbling to take off the wet articles of clothing.
- Water came spraying out and soaked his t-shirt quite thoroughly.
- I heard the shattering but not before I felt the hot liquid soaking my worm pajama pants and burning my skin.
- I gasp loudly as the cold liquid soaks my face and my chest.
- She could feel a stinging liquid dribbling down her shoulder and soaking her shirt; her wound had reopened in her frantic flight.
- I held it over his head and wrung it out; the water soaked his sheets, his hair and his shirt.
2informal(charge heavily)clavar informaldesplumar informal
- Likewise, their prescription-drug plan is limited to seniors, and even then it soaks the taxpayers while allowing the drug makers to keep charging rip-off prices.
1(lie in liquid)the sheets will have to soak — va a haber que dejar las sábanas en / a remojo
- to leave sth to soak — dejar algo en / a remojo
- I like to soak in a hot bath — me gusta darme un buen baño caliente
2(penetrate)to soak into/through sth — calar algo
- water had soaked through my shoes — el agua me había calado los zapatos
- wipe it up before it soaks in — límpialo antes de que se absorba
1(in liquid)to give sth a soak — poner algo en / a remojo
- the lawn needs a good soak — el césped necesita un buen remojón
- to be in soak — estar en / a remojo
2informal(drunkard)borrachín masculine informalborrachina feminine informal
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