In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(spot, stain)manchita feminineI watched them until they were specks in the sky — me quedé mirándolos hasta que no eran más que unos puntos en el cielo
- Turning the glass snow-globe over and over in his hands, Ross Granger watches tiny white specks swirling around in the water.
- Soon a peek of light appeared on the flat horizon, a tiny speck no larger than the glare of a flashlight a mile away.
- Caspian brushed invisible specks of dust off his clothes.
- It looked like mud, with specks of hardened dirt in it.
- Some birds flew by, leaving specks of pollen behind.
- The captain watched as the planet appeared first as a tiny speck, then as a steadily growing disk on the view-glass.
- Floaters are tiny spots or specks that seem to float across your eyes.
- The path was empty, save for a faint sobbing sound and a tiny speck of a figure in the distance.
- I saw our little hill on which the palace is situated, and then Rowen showed me tiny specks in the distance.
- From here the panorama was different and the foreground had rolling hills dotted by tiny, shiny specks which were actually slate tiled roofs reflecting sunlight.
- It surprised me the attention Stan paid to the tiniest of dust specks.
- A tiny speck of glass fell to the ground at his feet.
- When he wiped a few invisible specks of dust from the cantle, Isabella knew he was simply stalling for words, turning the situation over in his mind.
- These tiny little brown specks will fly as high as eight feet into the air, and once they stick to your house or windows, they stick like glue.
- The prophetess smoothed the front of her skirt, absent-mindedly removing a tiny speck of dust.
- Indeed air travellers will perceive the islands as tiny specks in endless expanses of blue nothingness.
- She could even see individual specks of dust floating in the air.
- You could see a tiny speck of red, like fire, in her eyes.
- The video quality is lacking: the picture is grainy, the colors bleed throughout, and I saw more than a few specks of dirt.
- Aside from the occasional specks of dirt and some light grain in dawn/dusk and night scenes, it is a soft transfer but respectable for a twenty-three year old film.
- When it was tested the stone revealed 13 specks of gold.
- One or two people, tiny specks, milled around on the dock.
- But the sky was dark, the tiny specks in the sky sparkling dimly in the pitch blackness.
- With specks of gravy on his tie and the heavy smell of garlic, his dinner is a dead giveaway.
- The tonsils and back of the throat may be covered with a whitish coating, or appear red, swollen, and dotted with whitish or yellowish specks of pus.
- They are tiny specks admittedly but of such a vivid blue you can spot them a mile off.
- The people below them turned into tiny specks as they took off high into the air.
- Aside from a few specks of dirt, the print looked flawless.
- There were thousands and thousands of tiny specks moving all over the horizon.
- Hens herd their chicks from the shade of one log to the next, searching for specks of grain along the way.
- They eased the ponies forwards, and soon the village was a tiny speck in the distance.
- He brushed some almost undetectable specks off his apron as a sudden flood of customers entered the store.
- A pixel is one of those many tiny colored specks that make up a digital image.
- I'm on a camel, and there's a desert, and a tiny speck in the distance coming closer and closer.
- Riders were arriving with red dirt caked on thick to their faces, with specks of dirt attaching themselves to each singular pore and whisker.
- Taking slow, deep breaths, Roy recovered from the fit of coughing, and looked down at the handkerchief, frowning at the specks of blood that were on it.
- Tiny white specks gleamed steel-hard in the blackness.
- A tiny speck of blood landed on his newly polished red-leather shoes.
- Aircraft do really travel through the skies, even if they are only seen as tiny specks from the ground.
- Margaret stood, brushing invisible specks of grass off of her skirt.
2(particle, tiny bit)mota femininea speck of dust/soot — una mota de polvo/hollín
- the wool has specks of red and blue in it — la lana tiene motitas / pintitas rojas y azules
3(trace)pizca feminineadd just a speck of sugar/milk — agregue una pizca de azúcar/una gota de leche
- there's not a speck of truth in the rumor — no hay ni pizca de verdad en el rumor
1the blanket was specked with blood — la manta tenía manchitas de sangre
- his beard is specked with gray — tiene la barba entrecana
- My eyes were brown, specked with a different shade; my hair was mid-back length, dark brown, soft and slightly curly.
- Carlton Beach on Saturday was specked with stars, champagne and fine food.
- Blood spurted everywhere, some specked Wythene's face.
- She played with the edges of the turquoise colored polka dots specking her pajama bottoms.
- The mustache and short beard were orange specked with gray.
- The ham was, by this stage, specked with fungus and small white things that might have been maggots.
- They both had the same color hair (although Eric's was specked with gray and white,) and the attitude had to run in their blood.
- The bear, weak from hibernation, was focused on procuring an easier meal, such as scavenged bison carcasses and the tiny white blossoms that speck the forest edges.
- His short, brown hair was tousled, greasy, and specked with dirt.
- Her short hair was specked with gray and her face contained only a few wrinkles.
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