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, flint)chispa feminineit was the spark which rekindled my love for her — fue la chispa que volvió a encender mi amor por ella
- to make sparks fly — armar una bronca
- sparks will fly when he finds out — la que se va a armar cuando se entere
- Their swords clashed together, emitting sparks, and making a horrible screeching sound.
- The Duke threw his piece of meat into the fire, causing sparks, and got up.
- Berndon shouted when he finally coaxed the small spark into a flaming fire.
- Rannyn rolled his eyes and threw more wood on the fire sending sparks everywhere.
- A full moon hung over the small camp, the sparks from the fire dancing in its glow.
- The pipes are broken and, caused by metal rubbing hard against metal, sparks ignite the gas.
- When the glass was empty, Jacob shook his head, throwing off sparks.
- In a panic, he sprayed the computer with the makeshift flamethrower, and the monitor of his computer exploded in a shower of sparks and fire.
- Not only did it protect him from predators, it also helped him in his hunt for food and it provided him with the sparks needed to make fire.
- She shaded her eyes and crouched beside him, the fire crackling and sending sparks into the morning air.
- The striking of steel against steel threw dazzling sparks in every direction.
- Two stones rubbed themselves together and a spark lit and a fire was kindled on the wood piece.
- Some of the footprints still held the fire sparks in them.
- Keep the woodpile far enough away from the fire so sparks and flames cannot reach it.
- The two work well together, striking sparks when the need arises.
- Once again the floor was filled with sparks and fire.
- Special effects such as fire, smoke and sparks add greatly to the atmosphere.
1.3the spark — la chispa
2.1(liveliness)chispa feminineshe's lost some of her spark — ya no tiene la chispa / la gracia de antes
- What was the initial spark that got you interested in acting?
- She had that gleam in her eyes, that nutty, excited spark.
- Nothing has a spark or spirit of contemporary Aphex Twin.
- And it reminds you, I think, when you work with young actors and young film-makers, that spark that you initially had.
- It was a memorable concert, but it lacked the energy and spark that I'd heard on his live albums.
- The job just didn't provide me with the spark, excitement, and the security I needed.
- The lyrics don't seem to communicate anything, and there's no vitality, passion, or spark in the musical performance.
- Your creative spark is stronger, and your sense of confidence and flow calms everyone around you.
2.2(trace)pizca feminineif you had a spark of decency/intelligence about you — si tuvieras una pizca de decencia/inteligencia
- She looked up and over at me, a spark of anger in her eyes.
- Vicky's eyes darted anxiously and there was a spark of fear.
- He laughed at me, which sent a small spark of anger through me but I was too tired to really care.
- I hate being quizzed, so a little spark of anger flared in me.
- She squeezed lightly and I turned to face her, saw the compassion and grief and the tiny spark of hope burning in those icy blue eyes.
- Ann's eyes narrowed and Ryan saw a spark of anger there.
- I tried to ignore the spark of interest that entered her eyes.
- A spark of hope flared, when he thought of how it could've happened so long ago.
- He looked up, meeting Mac's gaze with a spark of curiosity.
- She saw in his eyes a spark of anger and trepidation, as he said nothing.
- In response, a sudden spark of intense jealousy stabbed through Kaezik before he stifled it and pushed it firmly from his thoughts.
- The real passion, the spark of life, takes place in the kitchen.
- When I was around him, his face seemed to show a small spark of happiness.
- The pretty green eyes didn't hold a trace of disgust or annoyance, just mild interest and a spark of something close to fear.
- That thought kindled a tiny spark of hope in Sorsha.
- In a spark of anger he hated everything about Amy, from her ugly light brown hair, to her even uglier sneakers.
- Did I imagine it or was there a gleam of expectation, a spark of hope in his eyes?
- No one in this film shows a spark of charismatic quality, much less any halfhearted attempts at believable characterization.
- Finally a spark of anger flared in her mother's eyes.
- Through a series of chance encounters, Allie and Noah meet once more and find the spark of their previous romance is still very much alive.
British alsospark off
1hacer estallardesencadenardesatar(interest/curiosity) suscitar(curiosity/interest) despertar(criticism) provocar
1(fire) chisporrotear(fire) echar chispas(fire) chispear(spark plug/electrode) echar chispas(electrode/spark plug) despedir chispas
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