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(not in use)de máshave you got a spare umbrella you could lend me? — ¿tienes un paraguas de más que me puedas prestar?
- have you got any spare paper or (British also) any paper spare? — ¿tienes un poco de papel que no te haga falta?
- there's a spare seat in the bus — sobra un asiento / queda un asiento libre en el autobús
- there was not an ounce of spare flesh on him — no le sobraba ni un gramo de grasa
- to go spare — (become distraught) enloquecerse
- there are two tickets going spare for tonight's performance — sobran dos entradas para la función de esta noche
- I found myself fretting almost uncontrollably at the sides of the boys who carried Will to a spare spot under a vacant tree.
- When all was done I sat down next to grandpa Mic and waited as people filled the seats around me but there was still a spare chair to my left side.
- Keren occupied only one leaving his spare seats free.
- Years ago in the midst's of battling other kings lands, King Valric had found the time and spare men to hunt out the seven tribes of the free people.
- T5 owners are not being offered a free memory card - their PDAs have plenty of spare memory, said PalmOne.
- He found a counter with some spare room and set the rifle down there, giving it as close an exam as he could in the dim light.
- Assuming that a spare piece of cloth could be used for nearly anything, she kept the banner as well.
- Currently he was wearing Drakes best shirt and Javlin's spare pants.
- She turned up the heater, turned all vents on the stranger and reached behind her seat for a spare jacket.
- It's been hard to get a spare second to write with semester finals and the fact that I got a new horse to train.
- I've got loans out to three of them, and I told one of them she could move into my spare room if she was tired of her current boyfriend.
- Open crates and various strange pieces of equipment seemed to occupy every spare bit of space.
- It's the only spare seat in the whole classroom.
- Volunteers contribute spare processing time to the project, and currently about 80,000 CPUs are active.
- He led her to his motorcycle, pulling up the seat and removing a spare helmet.
- You do need to open up your case but, since it just requires a spare bracket space, you don't need to worry about slot insertion or other expansion slot issues.
- Marco actually reached for the spare sheet of paper on Nick's otherwise vacant desk, but Nick brought his fist down hard onto Marco's fingers.
- Their contract with SunGard was supposed to give them daily backups, plus spare space in Hoboken, N.J., in case of dislocation.
- Jurys also has significant spare land around many of its Dublin hotels which offer additional future revenue generating opportunities.
- He stepped out into the warm air and sat down on the spare plastic seat.
1.2(in case of need)(cartridge/key) de repuestotake a spare change of clothes, just in case — llévate una muda de más, por si acaso
1.3(free)librein my spare moments — en mis ratos libres
- if you've got a spare minute — si tienes un minuto (libre)
- With more spare time than younger people, we can spend some of it at the casino.
- In his spare hours his interest in music burgeoned.
- I have more spare time and I'm more perceptive of my life and my surroundings.
- He stood up and went to the phone, and as luck would have it, Dr. Olson was in, and had some time spare to check Lauren over.
- For most acts, this wouldn't work, but Lemon Jelly has a style that requires headphones and a spare 45 minutes to absorb the album from start to finish.
- A question from another child revealed Mr Blunkett wishes he had more spare time.
- My every spare evening was spent catching up with sleep.
- If you have a spare hour, it's a great way to pass the time.
2.1literary (lean)(build/person) enjuto literary(person/build) cenceño literary
- She was spare featured with a thin mouth and rectangular face.
- A tall, spare man with jet black hair leaned over the counter to greet them.
- Empty but not hungry, she felt sleek and spare, like a dragonfly.
- Ellen is a small, spare woman with large dark eyes and skin as brown and dry as leather.
- Francis, a tall, spare figure and a devout Christian, was to remain in the hot seat.
- They seek to reduce what they see as needless clutter and eye candy, and to fashion beautifully spare pages, focusing on the most pleasing presentation of text.
- The wall works and the floor sculptures complement the walks, which he documents with elegantly spare photographs.
- It has a distinctly Super Friendz sound: spare guitar work, precise melodies, choral harmonies and explosive drumming.
- Glazed all along its south side, it offers a simple, spare and sunny series of places that provide a surprising number of possibilities for eating in company.
- Watson's drawing style is spare and square, in the literal sense.
- His musical language is spare in style, its melodies and harmonies based on old church modes and the pentatonic scales of Finnish folk-music.
- Furnishings in the kitchen and sleeping areas are simple and spare.
- Shot in black-and-white, this is a visually spare film featuring empty landscapes of sand dunes, sand storms, and unco-operative camels.
- These recordings are spare and simple - just three guys in a room playing clean, clear lines and letting them ring.
- The spare, simple production here has little studio gloss - it's near minimalist - and brings Chapman's warm voice to the fore.
- All the tunes are by the trio's leader, and are characterised by a spare elegance and melodic accessibility which never tips over into the merely saccharine.
- Less is definitely more when it comes to dramatizing Hawthorne, and the film is suitably spare and lean, both in style and characterization.
- Instead, it has changed the way we design with wood and focused architectural commentary on factors like economy of use and elegance in spare detailing.
- Buildings are dotted about a spare landscape resembling a dream-like stage-set; black-clad figures move across the horizon like crows.
- Critics usually describe Hemingway's style as simple, spare, and journalistic.
- A committed Catholic, Byrd was able to make his living, and his reputation, writing anthems and services in the vernacular spare style for Anglican worship.
- Empty or peopled with bodies, the stage sports the spare, cool stylishness of a contemporary fashion shoot.
- It has a beginning, middle, and end, almost a spare and simple story in itself.
- Viewed from any angle, or from either bank, the effect is elegantly spare.
- The interiors of the units are likewise spare, but evocative at the same time.
1.1(reserve)I'll take a spare just in case — llevaré uno de repuesto por si acaso
- I'm always losing my key; I think I'll have a spare made — siempre estoy perdiendo la llave, creo que haré un duplicado para tener de repuesto
1.2spares pluralBritish (spare parts)repuestos masculinerefacciones feminine Mexico
- Do they sell your make of car in the country you are visiting so spares will be available?
- He played his bass like he had five spares waiting backstage.
- I thought it was in case one broke down, then he'd probably use that other one as a spare.
- It doesn't hurt to have one spare, but three is a little too much.
- You are left with a payload remainder for water, supplies, spares and camping gear.
- After E, above you put the kit back together and have a large box of spares left over.
- As Caroline continues to complain, her cell phone battery goes dead; she then demands Ed find her spare in her Louis Vuitton bag in the front seat.
- Everybody in the world should buy all Miyazaki's films twice and then give their spares to each other.
- I think the great problem is that there is no real place for the second in line, to have the heir and then as the newspaper said, the spare.
2(in bowling)semipleno masculine
- This bowling alley has fun graphics to indicate strikes and spares, a loud beep when you step over the line and mysteriously greasy balls.
- He started with a 3-10 spare in the first frame before rolling six consecutive strikes.
- However, by the sixth frame, she had four strikes and several spares, and my chances of winning weren't looking too great.
- The new balls made strikes much easier, so bowlers began to pay less attention to the complex skill of getting spares.
- After her first turn, she'd decided to get the five gutter balls out of the way and missed the first ball, then got a spare.
- He knocked down nine pins with his first ball, then picked up the spare.
- I threw a gutter ball, screwing up my spare from the frame before.
1.1(do without)can you spare your dictionary for a moment? — ¿me permites el diccionario un momento, si no lo necesitas?
- we'd like to help you out, but we can't spare the staff — nos gustaría ayudarlos, pero no podemos prescindir del personal
- if you can spare the time — si tienes / dispones de tiempo
1.2(give)to spare (sb) sth
- can you spare me a pound? — ¿tienes una libra que me prestes/des?
- can you spare me a few minutes? — ¿tienes unos minutos?
- he spared us an hour from his busy schedule — nos concedió / dedicó una hora de su apretado programa
- We're sure readers can spare a couple of quid or dollars.
- You have all this money and you won't spare enough to let your own child go back home.
- Dyn was distressed, for he could not spare any of his food so early in his journey.
- Can anyone spare me a couple of quid?
- My most recent one just said basically that I'm a homeless man, can you spare some change to help me provide some food.
2.1(save, relieve)to spare sb sth — evitarle algo a algn
- I'm only trying to spare you the bother of having to do it again — solo estoy tratando de ahorrarte la molestia de tener que hacerlo de nuevo
- spare me the details/sarcasm — ahórrate los detalles/el sarcasmo
- His last words to his estranged son had a prophetic ring: ‘May the Lord spare me until I have taken vengeance upon you.’
- Some people took the precaution of seeing their doctor in time and thereby spared themselves untold affliction.
- He could have spared himself a major embarrassment by simply not going to Bogor, south of Jakarta, where the meeting was scheduled to have taken place.
- New Zealand has been spared, and now radiation has diminished enough to allow this shipload of scientists of all kinds to explore the remains of civilization.
- So how do we find, in this first written record, the prudence that spared until a later date so many lives?
- I hoped that the rain would spare me at least until the time I reached that spot.
- Obviously God had spared his life for good reason.
- The Committee recognise that by admitting all the heads of charge, you have spared Mrs. A the further distress of appearing before the Committee.
- Kahn does not spare us his mother's humiliation at his father's hands.
- Unfortunately, he did not spare her a glance as he entered the door.
- Even though God has spared me, I cannot be happy about what happened.
- The city's historic center, which had been largely spared massive bombing raids until then, was almost completely destroyed during this attack.
- Kerry stopped short of offering McCain the job, sparing himself an outright rejection that would make his eventual running mate look like a second choice.
- As children's fears invite adult protection, an anxious child will be spared from unpleasant duties or routines.
- In both cases we have been mercifully spared the full fury.
- But these days, there seems to be more mileage in bailing out, gracefully, if possible, and sparing yourself the media's slings and arrows.
- I was fortunate enough to be spared from any casualties among my close friends and relatives; my future husband was not.
- If you are here to confront them, please spare their lives!
- And I have to say that my opinion is with the rest of my family that the fact that her life was spared was enough.
- We would have spared ourselves both the agonising process and vicious product of our elaborate schemes.
- And for a family movie set in a restaurant, Campanella mercifully spares us any panting bliss-outs on the sensual nature of food.
- For where is the man who would spare the lives of the vanquished if he saw more profit in killing than in sparing them?…
- Davidar, wisely, refrained from ever publishing the book, sparing himself the kind of embarrassment that haunts all writers who went with the first draft instead of dumping it in the dustbin.
- When angry Nature struck, sparing nothing in its wake, the citizens of Mumbai, undeterred, fought back.
- Much of the film feels profoundly sad, as Donovan spares no unpleasant detail, making for a sobering look at someone so attached to the bottle.
- Edward is a traitor, and it would be best if the future king was spared from any unfortunate incident that may occur.
- I had hoped that we would be spared what happened here tonight until you all had been hardened by more experience.
- The damage to his body from previous injuries had at least spared his voice.
- We are spared most of the violence of the situation, and really only see its conclusion.
- The rains in the end of May did not spare even posh areas.
- At least this time the Patriots spared themselves that sort of crunch by building up an adequate lead that their defense protected.
2.2(show mercy, consideration toward)perdonarto spare sb's life — perdonarle la vida a algn
- not to spare oneself — ser muy exigente consigo mismo
- the epidemic spared no one — la epidemia no perdonó a nadie
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