In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(motionless)(air/lake) en calma(air/lake) quieto(lake/air) tranquilosit/stand still — quédate quieto
- he lay still — estaba tendido sin moverse
- hold the camera still — no muevas la cámara
- her heart stood still for a moment — el corazón se le paró un momento
- Sitting by the window and looking outwards, I noticed how very still it was yesterday.
- The tip of the oar sliced down through the surface of the still water like a knife through smoke.
- One big advantage of fishing above the dam is that it is still water and offers the opportunity to fish with a float.
- The water is perfectly still, with no current, no wind and hardly a ripple for waves.
- Large trout are temptingly visible in the clear still waters of mountain lakes.
- He drew deeply on his hookah, wheezing and coughing, making it burble and bubble in the still air.
- In my book these are the finest still waters I have had the privilege to fish in the British Isles.
- Safe to say it felt rather more exciting than my experiences on British still water lakes.
- In the event, they were right, and the air was perfectly still, so it was stiflingly hot.
- Well, there is another fish that inhabit many of the still waters which are open for fishing.
- The odd swan and some of the resident ducks can be seen coming into land on the still waters as well.
- When she touched his still body, he opened his eyes.
- On a still evening when the light is thick and gold, take a basket to the delis in Five Ways in Paddington.
- Take control of your life, preferably in a beautiful place and beside still waters.
- No one moved, except the town Sheriff who moved towards the still body and checked the pulse.
- Are you panting from exertion all the time during a dive in still water, instead of feeling relaxed?
- The suprabatham from the temple loud speaker floated in the still air of the morning.
- I will look at trotting fast flowing waters before moving into still water tactics.
- Choose a still day and keep the nose of the watering can well down to avoid poisoning plants in your borders.
- The atmosphere was very still and tense as parents waited to learn what had happened to their children.
- He looks as if he would be more at home in the still places of academe than in the hurly-burly of political life.
- Mists condensed in the still air and blurred the vigorous shapes and almost made soft rain.
- On both rivers and still waters, fish will eat this fly and the tying for this pattern is very simple.
2(of drink)sin gasno efervescente
- I thought he was cured; on Friday night we all managed a bottle of still water each at dinner.
- Just remember to pour only the tiniest amount in each glass - and have plenty of still water on the side.
- Visible bubbles in a supposedly still wine are frequently viewed as a fault.
- If you are sick, be sure to replace lost fluids with frequent small sips of cold, still water
- Put us down for three cases of the sparkling mineral water, and two of the still.
- The best drinks for children are milk, which contains calcium, and still water.
1Photography Cinemafotograma masculine
- Film stills of the six stereotyped characters were handed out to engage students with three discussion questions: Who/what do these images portray?
- The stills from this film could compete in any photography exhibit.
- They often don't illustrate what the film is about the way that narrative film stills do.
- You also get a photo gallery featuring production stills and international poster art.
- Equally interesting are the galleries of storyboards, production designs, and publicity stills from the film.
- Each gallery features photos from the production of the film, as well as stills and publicity shots from the series and the movie.
- At the same time, the pictures resemble film stills.
- These 1970s photographs were staged for the camera and distributed as stills from nonexistent motion pictures.
- These are interspersed with stills from the film and some mildly interesting behind-the-scenes clips.
- He is a young Berlin-based artist who forages among film stills and documentary photographs, making paintings and charcoal drawings after the images he finds.
- Also included is a photo gallery of behind the scenes pictures and stills from the film.
- After 1959, he devoted himself to film, and his later photographic pieces are often printed directly from film strips or stills with text written by hand.
- They're the only production stills of the film that exist.
- What we do get is a photo gallery of about 14 stills from the film and the theatrical trailer, presented in anamorphic widescreen.
- He flips the brochure round and shows me a horrific black-and-white still of a starving child.
- Collected photographs, stills, archival film footage, and interview segments all look fine, though some sport more of a worn look than others.
- Looking like film noir stills, these photographs were nighttime shots of the actual sites where the fateful encounters between police and civilians occurred.
- There is a wonderful slide show presentation of stills from the film that give us more detail about the life and lifestyle of pool surfers.
- He took the great director's advice and touted his portfolio - stuffed with stills of the film stars he'd worked with - around the offices of Italy's picture editors.
- His manuscript included declassified satellite imagery and maps as well as eyewitness statements, personal photographs, stills from a documentary film, and other items.
2literary(quiet)in the still of the night — en la quietud de la noche literary
- He and friends were fly-fishing for carp in the Mzimvubu River when the still of the day was suddenly overwhelmed by raucous alarm calls of a clearly frightened flock of hadedas, in his words, "shouting and screaming" as they took off.
1(even now, even then)todavíaaúnthere's still plenty left — todavía / aún queda mucho
- they were still dancing — todavía / aún estaban bailando
- the play asks some still pertinent questions — la obra formula preguntas que siguen siendo pertinentes hoy en día
- I've written four times and I still haven't had a reply — he escrito cuatro veces y sigo sin obtener respuesta / y todavía no me han contestado
- I explained again, but still she didn't understand — lo volví a explicar, pero seguía sin entender
- I still can't/couldn't understand it — sigo/seguía sin entender
- are we still friends? — ¿seguimos siendo amigos?
- Standard Life is still capable of winning the war but in the early conflict it has lost a skirmish.
- Sheffield has a more integrated centre but is really still a dream waiting to happen.
- Just think to yourself that you've had a tough life, but you're still standing.
- South Africa are on only two points, but they have a game in hand and can still win the series.
- Research into questions of this type is still of major importance in combinatorial group theory.
- He has insisted he has done nothing wrong and says the science behind his study still stands.
- The mansions still stand, but the mines have closed and the town has declined.
- The quote and source may be a little muddled, but the sentiment still stands.
- He felt compelled to show that China might still have a future as great as her past.
- When it comes to bathrooms, the old philosophy of less is more still stands.
- Some younger trees were still standing, but leaves and small branches had been stripped off.
- The beige leather furniture is still in place, standing on the blond-wood floor.
- Their boss had claimed beforehand that Liverpool can still win the title.
- The sculpture was repaired and still stands today, but the country itself is taking longer to patch up.
- My grandmother was still standing near her chair with a concentrated look on her face.
- The great church of St Bavo still stands in Haarlem today and to pause in its nave is an awesome experience.
- There was a bomb at the Capitol, we were told, yet it still stood, glinting under glorious skies.
- It is hundreds of years old, one of the oldest statues still standing there.
- The huge turbines were still standing, but everything around them was rubble.
- We made our decision on this issue more than a year ago, and our position still stands.
- His being first up is key, but they can afford to lose that and still go on to win the tournament.
- Indeed, it could be said that Africa is a cause still to be won and that takers are hardly thin on the ground.
- By the way, what I said in my previous entry about my independence still stands.
- At this point, we are just hoping that our home will still be standing when we eventually return.
- The Committee members unanimously agreed that they were still of the same mind.
- Norwich came as close as that to a draw, but alas, they are still to win a Premiership game this season.
- The distinction between real and personal property is an ancient one and is still of importance today.
- There was still a chance to win the game as there were two more potential matches remaining.
- If a dead tree is still standing, we leave it, as we do with woody debris on the forest floor.
- This is a guide to what has been done so far, as well as what may still change in the future.
2.1(even)aúntodavíathe risk is greater still or still greater — el riesgo es aún / todavía mayor
- more serious still, they haven't replied — y lo que es más grave aún / y lo que es todavía más grave, no han contestado
- more disturbing still is their refusal to negotiate — más preocupante aún es su negativa a negociar
- While much has been accomplished, there is still more work to be done as we rebuild from the nation's worst natural disaster.
- But the growth is still much less than last year with prices beginning to level out.
- Emphasis on the omnipotence of God is still more pronounced in the writings of William of Ockham.
- Worse still, victims of repeated high winds may begin to find it difficult to get any cover at all.
2.2(besides, in addition)aúntodavíastill further complications have developed — ha habido más complicaciones aún / todavía
- But still, having won on a ticket of change, it is clear that change there will have to be.
- Participants who were not lucky enough to win a prize still walked away with a free hair treatment goodie bag.
- It was said that he used to cover his eyes when he putted but still he won his share of tournaments.
- North Yorkshire got off lightly in comparison, but there were still scenes of devastation.
- The old boy may be on his last legs as a possible champion but he still knows how to make the opposition sweat.
- There's a bit of a sour taste in the mouth, but we've still won the war, like we always said we would.
- How could he be stripped of the points for winning but still be recorded as the race winner?
- Although we'll take a lot of confidence out of the win, we still have to be realistic and not get too carried away.
3.1(even so, despite that)aun asíthey say it's safe, but I'm still scared — dicen que no hay peligro pero igual / aun así tengo miedo
- even if they behaved badly, they're still our friends — aunque se hayan portado mal, son nuestros amigos
- will you still be attending the meeting? — ¿asistirá a la reunión de todos modos?
3.2(however)de todos modosstill, it could have been worse — de todos modos, podría haber sido peor
- I don't think it will work; still, we can always try — no creo que funcione; pero bueno, igual podemos intentarlo
- it's not perfect yet — still, it's an improvement — aún no está perfecto — no, pero está mejor
1(waves/tempest/wind) apaciguar(cries/music/mirth) acallar(rumors/fears) acallar
- The clink of glasses is stilled for once over at Uborka to be replaced by the sound of slapped backs and plaudits being handed round.
- After all don't forget all of our positions as well are being stilled because of the restructure.
- Michael gritted his teeth, stilling his retort as he watched them walked away.
- In three apocalyptic months, the countryside was transformed and stilled.
- Her stomach fluttered - this could kill her, possibly - and she clamped down on it, stilling her nerves until her mind was smooth and unruffled.
- ‘Adagio’ is particularly stilling, with melodic wanderings complemented by moments of harmonic peace and clarity.
- Ten days of frenzied reporting had not been stilled by increasingly angry Downing Street statements.
- Another reason for stilling the mind is that pulse diagnosis is a subtle intuitive art requiring an empty, open and receptive mental state.
- The entrance hall grew still, and the tremendous noise of chatter stilled as they reached the last step.
- Calming my features and stilling my anger I approached him.
- All one's endless longing for life's pleasures are stilled on the shores of the Arabian Sea.
- The hub-hub stilled, a few whispered good evenings were said, and the couple eventually got to the bar.
- As each of these books illustrates, reading is an addiction that cannot be stilled with a sojourn at the Priory.
- But no, the world was told the next morning that her appearance was a tour de force that somehow stilled all doubts about her candidacy.
- No one who saw what happened will ever be able to forget, but the formal silence was a powerful way of stilling the world for a moment and remembering.
- Typically, meditation involves sitting still in a quiet atmosphere, stilling the mind, and focusing on an object of meditation - perhaps a candle, a mantra or simply one's own breath.
- His mind cannot be stilled and new ideas will be born everyday.
- Rumour mills may not be stilled unless they are quickly provided.
- Ethics, therefore, as the philosophy of the ultimate purpose of the world can only proclaim the aimlessness of the cosmic process and seek to put an end to it by stilling the will.
- If we don't use it to fuel our political potential, that potential will be stilled by fear or paralysis.
- Diageo had a successful single malt on the Spanish market, so successful in fact, that we are led to believe that the stills at the distillery on Speyside could not keep up with sales.
- It got the name ‘moonshine’ during Prohibition after the light by which mash men tended their illegal stills.
- Irish farmers hid their stills and kept on making moonshine.
- The Ukrainian solution - homemade stills - is all but discarded among Americans.
- Historically the shrub's wood has been used as fragrant firewood and in Scotland juniper was the plant of choice for illegal whisky stills as the plant was said to burn with less smoke.
- This was a prohibition area at that time, but whisky was brewed in illicit stills in the Hokonui Hills.
- Its whisky stills are the original copper and brass Victorian ones.
- Distillation by this pot still method often required two distillations in separate stills.
- And the secret of this glorious, warming taste lies within those gleaming copper stills.
- Through the run of ganglions the wash is piped into two huge stills - one for surgical spirit and denatured alcohol and the other for white rum.
- He gossips about the dipsomania in town whilst tracking down and smashing stills.
- Irish monks also found a different use for the alembic stills that had been used to make perfume in the Middle East since the fourth century.
- The mixture then goes through a series of vast tuns until it reaches the small oddly-shaped stills, which the family-run distillery retains to ensure consistency of the whisky.
- Cooks used it to make sauces and its wood was the fuel for illicit whisky stills because it gave off no smoke.
- If Islay's signature metal is the burnished copper of whisky stills, it gave place last weekend to the brassy sheen or sandblasted seriousness of the saxophone.
- There is also the stereotyped factoid that the original owners made a ‘canny Scots decision when they purchased second-hand gin stills from a London gin distiller’.
- This is the view that the Caol Ila workers get as they quietly superintend the six huge stills at the island's most productive distillery (it produces up to 3.5 million litres of pure alcohol per year).
- The fermented solution is moved into large copper stills for the distilling process.
- After a few years in cask, brandies made from the same type of wine but from different districts within the Cognac region, distilled in the same stills, being matured in the same casks, take on very different characteristics.
- There are 130 herbs and spices in the original recipe for chartreuse, preserved in an alcoholic base that the monks brew in copper stills.
2(distilling apparatus)alambique masculine
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