In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
(astral body)astro masculinefeminine estrellathe morning star — el lucero del alba
- it's (written) in the stars — está escrito
- what do the stars foretell today? — ¿qué dicen los astros para hoy?
- to be born under a lucky/an unlucky star — nacer con buena/mala estrella
- to see stars — ver las estrellas
- to thank one's lucky stars — dar gracias al cielo
- Luminous stars flecked the black night sky like fireflies.
- Apart from the sun, our own star, the nearest star to us is Proxima Centauri, 4.2 light years away.
- Cavalcanti berated the philosopher for giving so much consideration to the influence of the stars.
- Most neutron stars are created when a large star dies as a supernova.
- Later, astronomers further scrutinized this star with the Hubble Space Telescope.
- So next time you go out at night to watch the stars with a group of friends and you have to share the only telescope, be patient.
- The red star below the saucepan is ‘Betelgeuse’ and is a supergiant star about 320 light years distant.
- In the early 1800s William Herschel counted stars in different directions.
- So it's incredible to think that millions of people from housewives to world leaders rely on the stars to determine their fortune, financial or otherwise.
- The planet, more than twice the size of Jupiter, orbits two stars, a pulsar and a white dwarf that linked together about a billion years ago.
- Similarly Sirius, the most luminous star in all the heavens, actually has a faint companion.
- Castor's skill with horses is said to be shared by those born under the influence of the star.
- Previous attempts to measure a neutron star's redshift focused on a star with an enormous magnetic field.
- Astronomers know little about the strength of stellar winds around young stars and red dwarfs.
- This was done by using Hubble to peer halfway across the universe to find ancient exploding stars called supernovae.
- The group of astronomers studied a sample of 74 red supergiant stars in the Milky Way.
- No-one could escape the influence of the stars, he was alleged to be telling them, and it was therefore as well to know one's own future from a chart-reading.
- A stellar-mass black hole forms when a heavy star collapses under its own weight in a supernova explosion.
- The Sun will then continue its life as a red giant star, but not for long.
- This new heat supply causes the outer layers of the star to expand and cool, and the star becomes a red giant, or a red supergiant if it is very massive.
- But he visits one website and his declining star goes super nova.
- But Tarenghi is most thrilled about the observations of pulsating stars known as Cepheid variables.
- This is an easy way to differentiate Mars or Saturn from the stars at night.
- Many planets have been found revolving around stars outside the Solar System.
- If I had not tasted Sainsbury's, I would have awarded this five stars.
- I wonder to what heights a restaurant must climb in order for A A Gill to award it five stars?
- He is the only man to have been awarded five stars on the Hollywood Walk of fame and this collection is a worthy testament to his singing talents.
- Wiltshire Ambulance has been awarded no stars in NHS performance ratings for two consecutive years after failing to meet response time targets.
- Hence four stars, not five, for otherwise this is a terrific performance by the London Symphony Orchestra on its own label.
- Local authorities can receive up to three stars - indicating excellent - for their performance.
- Gucci's Rush, which he gave five stars, smelt like ‘an infant's breath mixed with his mother's hair spray’.
- One of the problems with the star ratings is that the margin of failure needs only to be quite small for vital stars to be lost.
- If you're planning to take the kids with you, Emirates has to be the choice because it rated five stars for assisting parents with children.
- The Government has announced it is scrapping the star ratings system for NHS services and is considering a replacement.
- Overall, four and a half stars out of five for this performance.
- The star ratings were awarded after all trusts were assessed against key targets from April 2003 to March 2004.
- We would like to go further next year and get four or five stars if we can.
- The project received one star, in a system where no stars indicates poor and three excellent.
- Making a best and worst film list for the year is a task some critics love and I've usually avoided, for the same reason that I avoid giving ratings or stars.
- The star ratings, launched this year by the Department of Health, cover all councils in England with social services responsibilities.
- A children's sun spray from Nivea claimed a UVA star rating of three, yet the tests found it was two.
- The car scored five stars in the Euro NCAP crash tests.
- Mr Skelton said the star ratings did not reflect the continuing hard work and commitment of staff.
- Two stars indicate sites that really must be visited; one star designates sites that should not be missed if you are in the area.
- Why is there a star next to some users' names on the active users lists?
- Sports stars can be incredibly talented, innovative and breathtaking, but they're not geniuses.
- Oldfield was the biggest star of an emerging sport struggling to gain a foothold of legitimacy.
- In fact, they've issued subpoenas to some of the sport's biggest stars.
- Pop and sports stars will get the message out on radio and TV, and schools are being asked to sign up to an anti-bullying Charter for Action.
- Simon Cowell is the music mogul who has become a bigger star than the pop idols he helped create.
- Well, former Major League Baseball player Jose Canseco has said some of the biggest stars in his sport used steroids.
- A crude, funny novel about a Texas football player who becomes a star in the Big Apple.
- Principally, though, Save The Last Dance importantly heralded the arrival of Julia Stiles as an actress with genuine star quality.
- Then, of course, he became the biggest rap star on the planet.
- In America, women players are genuine stars and the sport is far more established.
- He's a famous star, sees a big picture of himself as the limo drives him to his hotel, an ad of his pushing some kind of liquor.
- The leading aviators became as famous as sports stars and Hollywood actors.
- The tennis star lost her U.S. Open quarter-final match against after the umpire appeared to make three erroneous calls that went against her.
- Sport stars are big news these days, and not always for how they perform on the pitch, the track, the arena or in the pool or the ring.
- Ordinary Mayo sportspeople turned into sports stars of the same quality as Roy Keane or Eddie Irvine.
- He persuaded a number of former TV child stars to play cameo roles in the movie.
- The man you saw on the screen was a down-to-earth, likeable guy who just happened to be a TV star.
- Ask them who their heroes are and they will all be ephemeral figures - stars of sport and pop music.
- Bob was enabled and allowed to pursue this kind of destructive behaviour because he was a minor TV star.
- Plus in the Democratic race, Bill Bradley gets a political assist from the biggest star in professional sports.
2feminine estrellamasculine asteriscothe Star of David — la estrella de David
- a four-star hotel — un hotel de cuatro estrellas
- two-/four-star petrol — gasolina normal/súper
3(celebrity)estrella feminineshe became a star overnight — se convirtió en una estrella / alcanzó el estrellato de la noche a la mañana
- [as modifier] a movie star — una estrella de cine
- before noun star attraction — atracción estelar / especial
- star performance — actuación estelar
- his star pupil — su alumno más brillante / destacado
- she's got star quality — tiene madera de estrella
- star role — papel estelar
- star witness — testigo principal
1Television Theatre Cinemathe famous film which starred Bogart and Bergman — la famosa película que tuvo como protagonistas a Bogart y Bergman
- '2005', starring Mike Kirnon — '2005', con (la actuación estelar de) Mike Kirnon
2(mark)(passage/items) marcar con un asterisco
1she has starred in several films — ha protagonizado varias películas
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