In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- You see, back then, it was cool to drink a split.
- We drank a split of Taittinger Brut champagne during the appetizers, and our patience was rewarded.
- And yesterday, in a rusty performance by both teams after a month layoff, even their exhibition game ended in a split with a 5-5 draw.
- Only 5 of the Yankees 14 runs were earned as the four-game series ended in a split.
- SFU's women's basketball squad pulled off a split in two tight matches against the Dinos on Jan.13 and 14.
- At Miami, Carlos Delgado hit a pinch-hit grand slam to cap a six-run fifth inning for Florida to salvage a split in the four-game series.
- As the Series headed north after a split at Edison Field, the styles had been established but not an advantage.
1.1(in garment, cloth)masculine descosidofeminine aberturafeminine rajamasculine tajo Southern Cone
- You were not able to check whether there were any splits or tears in the lead in the parapet gutter?
- Repair splits or tears with nail glue or clear polish.
- Cracks and splits can be detrimental to good accuracy, and could possibly cause injury to the shooter should the rifle decide to come apart when fired.
- In contrast, frost cracks are vertical splits that penetrate deep into the wood.
- The rock runs north-south, with a split through the middle and the lighthouse on the larger, southern part of the rock.
- I accept the evidence of Mr. Pearson and Mr. Glendon with respect to their observations of the crack or split or fissure in the tubing.
- The axe can then be removed an sometimes hammered in further along the split.
- A small split has appeared along the chest area as well.
- Equally uncomfortable as cold sores are cracks and splits that can sometimes occur in the corners of the mouth or on the lips.
- Make sure windscreen wipers are in good condition without any splits or tears
- There are also types of adhesive caulking that will mend split or loose roofing shingles as well as splits or cracks in siding.
- Cracks, splits and holes are by definition one of the biggest problems in sealing technology.
- It allows you to visually inspect your cases for cracks and splits much more easily.
- As Mr. Kendall explained, the split or tear observed in the photographs in Mr. Johnston's report, Folio 2 page 15, is at the top of the cant.
- These cracks were narrow splits, predominantly perpendicular to the seed's long axis.
- Finger splits, or fissures, are one of the more frequent winter skin complaints Kunin addresses.
1.2(in wood, glass)rajadura femininegrieta feminine
2.1Politics escisión feminineReligion cisma masculineReligion escisión femininethere is a three-way split in the party on this issue — en el partido hay tres corrientes de opinión al respecto
- Divisions and splits in the Callaghan government had ‘led to 18 years of Thatcherism’.
- And its message of peace is still needed in world conflicts, neighbourhood rows, family splits - and, yes, in church divisions.
- The split reflects a division of opinion among courts generally on the issue of affirmative action.
- A split along national lines, whereby England's vote comprises a mirror image of that north of the Border, looks set to trigger a political row which could test the mettle of the new parliament.
- The split within the party has led to tactical shifts in which conservatives and Democrats often team up to embarrass the ruling moderate Republicans.
- There are a lot of reasons for this failure, including the long-time split within the party between hawks and doves.
- ‘There appears to be a split between the chairman and the non executives at Gresham,’ a Red Sea source said.
- In the early 1940s, however, splits appeared in the Fianna Fail government over how beneficial land distribution was.
- It is doubtless unfortunate for the split to appear at this stage, with an election on the horizon.
- The conference's family orientation also helped to prevent a split, because a division would undoubtedly have separated relatives.
- Nevertheless, splits occurred along class lines, on the issue of temperance, and on account of differences in personality among the leaders.
- Meanwhile, the splits within his party, he claims, have been devastating.
- One piece decries the stark split tearing the country, and another seems to pine for a sort of folksy patriotism.
- But now, suddenly, we can't tell whether a split is a real division or just an honest difference of opinion.
- Despite divisions in Afrikanerdom and splits in the government over strategy, the security forces, including the black police, had remained loyal.
- The long and short of it is that the splits and divisions on the far side of the House are irreconcilable and deep.
- Despite the many splits and divisions which have plagued the Gaels through the years, there have always been a few things which brought us together.
- One member who attended a special general meeting on the plan earlier this month, said the split had developed along classic generational lines.
- The voluntary organisation has been riven by internal conflict, with a split over its future direction.
- Society is in chaos, tainted with conflict and splits between the haves and have-nots, conservatives and progressives, and management and labor.
2.2(breakup)ruptura feminineseparación feminineescisión feminine
- I thought it was a pretty useful word that allowed New Zealanders to talk about how they would look after their kids in the event of a relationship split.
- Duffy's sudden desire to conceive a child no longer fits into Meg's schedule, and the strain on their relationship causes a split.
- The singer has also insisted that his split from Kerry will not affect his relationship with his two children.
- Pitt says there was a certain beauty in his marriage to Aniston, and surprisingly, also in their split.
- His acrimonious split from his wife has contributed to his blithely acknowledged misogyny, hence there are no women working in his restaurant.
- The radio star and DJ have blamed hectic work schedules for causing their marriage split.
- It has since transpired that this ‘other’ woman only became Zurawski's girlfriend after a marriage split that occurred long before he arrived in Scotland.
- Mrs Moffat told the inquest that Mrs Seaton had been devastated over the temporary split but did not think the relationship was going to work out.
- The split was acrimonious and relations are still strained.
- This is possible, I suppose, although my admittedly sketchy review of the relationship didn't reveal any hints of a split.
- Is this evidence of one of the first Hollywood relationships with a friendly split?
- A study has found that more than 70 per cent of new marriages ends in a split and the child is a main reason for the break-up.
- Richard Cooper, defending, told the court of the marriage split which drove Franklyn to the drugs.
- A website offering cheap divorces online has processed its 15,000th marriage split.
- Fortunately, the split was relatively free of rancour, and her father remained a consistent presence and guiding spirit in her life.
- News of their engagement, marriage, and split made the papers on a regular basis.
- The inquest heard how Mr Palmer had been coping well following his split with his wife of 14 years.
- Along with the split came a new licensing agreement.
- O'Byrne had an acrimonious split from his wife who formed a relationship with another man.
- It is believed his split from his second wife last month sent him back into the binge-drinking spiral which has plagued his adult life.
2.3(share-out, distribution)a six-way split would give everyone $1,500 — si se dividiera la suma en seis partes, cada uno se llevaría $1.500
- a good/bad split — una buena/mala mano
3to do the splits — hacer el spagat
botella individual de vino o champán
1(divided)the problem of having a split site — el problema de trabajar con dos locales (/ centros etc. ) separados
2(in factions)divididoto be split three ways — estar dividido en tres
3(damaged)(wood) rajado(wood) partido(lip) partidoher trousers were split at the seams — tenía las costuras de los pantalones descosidas
1(break)(wood/stone) partirto split the atom — fisionar / desintegrar el átomo
- to split sth in two/in half — partir algo en dos/por la mitad
2(burst)she borrowed my skirt and split the seams — se puso mi falda y le abrió las costuras
- he bent down and split his pants — se agachó y reventó los pantalones
- she split her head open — se partió / se abrió la cabeza
- to split one's sides (laughing) — partirse / troncharse / desternillarse de risa
3(divide into factions)(nation/church) dividir(nation/church) escindirthis issue has split public opinion — este asunto ha dividido a la opinión pública
4(divide, share)(cost/food/money) dividirwe'll split the cost three ways — dividimos el gasto en tres
- do you want to split a bottle? — ¿nos tomamos una botella a medias?
- they split them into three groups — los dividieron / separaron en tres grupos
- to split one's ticket/ballot — votar a candidatos de distintos partidos para distintos cargos
1(crack, burst)(rock/wood) partirse(wood/rock) rajarse(leather/seam) abrirse(leather/seam) rompersehis bag split (open) — se le rompió / rajó la bolsa
- my head is splitting — la cabeza me va a estallar
- I've got a splitting headache — tengo un dolor de cabeza espantoso
2(political party/church) dividirse(church/political party) escindirseto split into sth — dividirse / escindirse en algo
3slang(leave)abrirse slanglargarse informaltomarse las de Villadiego informal
4Britishinformal(denounce)rajar a algn Mexico informalchivarse de algn Spain informalto split on sb — acusar a algn
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