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 / 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, mentally) enloquecerse
- there are two tickets going spare for tonight's performance — sobran dos entradas para la función de esta noche
- He stepped out into the warm air and sat down on the spare plastic seat.
- It's the only spare seat in the whole classroom.
- Their contract with SunGard was supposed to give them daily backups, plus spare space in Hoboken, N.J., in case of dislocation.
- 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.
- Volunteers contribute spare processing time to the project, and currently about 80,000 CPUs are active.
- 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.
- She turned up the heater, turned all vents on the stranger and reached behind her seat for a spare jacket.
- 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.
- Jurys also has significant spare land around many of its Dublin hotels which offer additional future revenue generating opportunities.
- 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.
- 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.
- Keren occupied only one leaving his spare seats free.
- I found myself fretting almost uncontrollably at the sides of the boys who carried Will to a spare spot under a vacant tree.
- 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.
- Open crates and various strange pieces of equipment seemed to occupy every spare bit of space.
- 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.
- T5 owners are not being offered a free memory card - their PDAs have plenty of spare memory, said PalmOne.
- He led her to his motorcycle, pulling up the seat and removing a spare helmet.
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)
- I have more spare time and I'm more perceptive of my life and my surroundings.
- If you have a spare hour, it's a great way to pass the time.
- My every spare evening was spent catching up with sleep.
- 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.
- In his spare hours his interest in music burgeoned.
- With more spare time than younger people, we can spend some of it at the casino.
- 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.
- A question from another child revealed Mr Blunkett wishes he had more spare time.
2.1(lean)enjuto literarycenceño literary
- Francis, a tall, spare figure and a devout Christian, was to remain in the hot seat.
- Empty but not hungry, she felt sleek and spare, like a dragonfly.
- She was spare featured with a thin mouth and rectangular face.
- Ellen is a small, spare woman with large dark eyes and skin as brown and dry as leather.
- A tall, spare man with jet black hair leaned over the counter to greet them.
- It has a beginning, middle, and end, almost a spare and simple story in itself.
- Empty or peopled with bodies, the stage sports the spare, cool stylishness of a contemporary fashion shoot.
- 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.
- These recordings are spare and simple - just three guys in a room playing clean, clear lines and letting them ring.
- Watson's drawing style is spare and square, in the literal sense.
- The spare, simple production here has little studio gloss - it's near minimalist - and brings Chapman's warm voice to the fore.
- 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.
- Buildings are dotted about a spare landscape resembling a dream-like stage-set; black-clad figures move across the horizon like crows.
- The wall works and the floor sculptures complement the walks, which he documents with elegantly spare photographs.
- 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.
- 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.
- Shot in black-and-white, this is a visually spare film featuring empty landscapes of sand dunes, sand storms, and unco-operative camels.
- The interiors of the units are likewise spare, but evocative at the same time.
- Furnishings in the kitchen and sleeping areas are simple and spare.
- 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.
- Viewed from any angle, or from either bank, the effect is elegantly spare.
- His musical language is spare in style, its melodies and harmonies based on old church modes and the pentatonic scales of Finnish folk-music.
- Less is definitely more when it comes to dramatizing Hawthorne, and the film is suitably spare and lean, both in style and characterization.
- It has a distinctly Super Friendz sound: spare guitar work, precise melodies, choral harmonies and explosive drumming.
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
2British(spare parts)repuestosrefacciones Mexico
3(in bowling)semipleno masculine
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
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
- to spare a thought for sb — pensar un momento en algn
3as adj to spare
- there's food to spare — hay comida de sobra
- have you got a few minutes to spare? — ¿tienes unos minutos?
- we arrived at the station with half an hour/seconds to spare — llegamos a la estación con media hora de anticipación/con el tiempo justo
- is there enough? — yes, enough and to spare — ¿hay suficiente? — sí, basta y sobra
4(keep from using, stint)to spare no effort — no escatimar / ahorrar esfuerzos
- to spare no expense — no reparar en gastos
- a no-expense-spared production — una producción a lo grande / por todo lo alto
5(save, relieve)to spare sb sth — ahorrarle 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
6(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
- to spare sb's feelings — no herir los sentimientos de algn
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