In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(vegetation/population) escaso(vegetation/population) poco denso(furniture) escaso(hair/beard) ralo
- Harmony Hills had a very sparse population; there were only a few thousand people in our community.
- Unfortunately their crowd at Valve was sparse - unfortunate because the always charismatic front man Jeremy ‘Jez’ Brown is a born entertainer.
- There is nothing to warrant the supposition that the Bahamas ever had more than a very sparse aboriginal population.
- For the earliest inhabitants of Southern France, practising a hunter-gatherer way of life, the natural resources were abundant and more than adequate for a sparse population.
- There are very few actors who could carry off this film, with its sparse dialogue and total absence of voiceover.
- The French population of this vast region was sparse, however, reaching only 85,000 in the 1760s.
- If you do selective logging, or harvest sparse and scattered stands, the mobility and speed pays off.
- Large families and the practice of partible inheritance strained lands that under the best circumstances could only sustain sparse populations.
- The houses were big and the population sparse because they were so spread-out.
- It wasn't that his sparse acne had miraculously dispersed into clear skin, or that he had suddenly buffed up overnight.
- A majority of the film is set in a sparse bedroom, where two unidentified strangers exchange abstract dialogue and act out a series of shocking images over a period of four nights.
- Costumes were sparse, with the only indicator of femininity for Helena and Hermia an occasional handbag.
- The restaurant is large, and the sparse décor and worn-in look give it the atmosphere of a legion hall.
- Their subsequently published journals emphasized, in particular, the remoteness and sparse populations of the two regions.
- Here the population was sparse, tiny villages and small, often isolated manors close to the riverbanks.
- As we mentioned earlier, bluebirds prefer open rural areas with scattered trees and sparse ground cover.
- There is nothing but dead rocks, a few sparse patches of grass, and an occasional pair of odd looking trees.
- I only use an eyebrow pencil to fill in my sparse eyebrows.
- The version presented here is Take 1, which was made at home, just Lennon alone at the piano, without any of the sparse accompaniment that further elevated it to it's anthemic status.
- The homogenous and sparse population was replaced by the restless diversity, sprawl and cacophony of one of the fastest growing places in America.
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