In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(line, band)lista feminineraya femininemasculine reflejomasculine mechónfeminine vetafeminine vetamasculine filóna streak of light — un haz / un rayo de luz
- a streak of lightning — un relámpago
- Rinse off then give a final wipe over with a weak solution of vinegar and water to produce a sparkling surface free of streaks.
- Blurry fields of murky browns and grimy grays almost overwhelm the odd streaks and smears of hot lavender and violet, and splashes of blue and green.
- They have a thin streak of white scales that extends above their anterior eyes.
- Her hand travelled down the glass, smearing a clear streak through the cloudy vapour that formed on the window's face.
- A silver streak lined her neatly pinned hair, though age had not yet made it the dominant color.
- He made some rich dark chocolate and smeared it with streaks of green wasabi that gave it a delicious burn.
- She let go of his neck, placing her slender fingers on his cheek and tracing his jawbone, a streak of red defining it better.
- Solid streaks of cerulean blue or vibrant cyan give the small details she depicts a life that can only be attained through extensive, lucid observation.
- He was neither young nor old, but streaks of grey hair lined his jet-black hair.
- She had waist-length black hair with bright red streaks and was of medium build.
- As the shadows grew, long red and violet streaks dashed the clouds.
- Her cheeks were flushed and tear streaks from her mascara lined them in black rivulets.
- High cirrus clouds form white streaks across its surface and a number of dark storms act as flaws and focus for the eye.
- Part of the appeal of these paintings lies in the minute variations between the hand-drawn bands and free-running streaks.
- Symptoms are pale green new leaves with black streaks between the veins.
- Rubbing her face with the palm of her hand and smearing the tear streak, Janet sighed and rose from her bed, thinking about all the things her mother used to tell her.
- Be sure all wax is completely buffed until hard to avoid smears and streaks.
- When choosing beef fillet, the outer flesh should be a bright, purplish-red colour laced with thin streaks of white fat.
- Their heads and faces are plain, without lines or streaks.
- Where the whitewash had peeled away, long streaks of dark wood slashed the walls like welts.
1.2(in personality)veta feminineshe has a mean streak — tiene una veta mezquina
- to have a yellow streak — tener algo de cobarde
- Today's reading highlights the jealous streak in his character.
- Has there really been an anti-market streak in Indian political culture with the prevalence of Gandhian values and emphasis on group equity and rights?
- Ostensibly, Becky is a figure of feminine fierceness, and perhaps her streak of opportunism is a positive element of her character.
- He acknowledges she was capricious and had a ruthless streak.
- Her uncle always possessed a materialistic streak to his character, even when it came down to breaks between appointments.
- His sublime midfield skills were offset by a ruthless streak which lingers in the memory.
- Rather, it was a combination of both mental and physical elements that kept the streak alive.
- The Aberdeen defender is a youngster with a mischievous streak never far from the surface.
- It's a kind of anti-intellectualism, a streak in contemporary culture that is sceptical of the mature, educated adult - as if to be that is the worst of all possible sins.
- He remained married and close to his family but despite a narrow streak of puritanism in his make-up, lived openly for years with his mistress, a chorus girl and minor actress, less than half his age.
- His violent streak is said to have surfaced following the death of his 20-month-old baby son in 1987.
- Smith possessed a vainglorious streak to his character, but also showed great valour and judgement.
- This cultured exterior hides a streak of juvenile depravity.
- It's also the pressure of culture and religion which can cause depression or the rebellious streak.
- It's very controversial because there's a strong streak in popular culture that goes back to common law.
- Krystal's independent streak bubbled to the surface again.
- He is known as a courteous man, but with a ruthless streak.
- He was handsome and well-mannered but there was an underlying streak, just under the surface, she didn't like.
- Frye is a double threat on offense; a solid perimeter shooter with a fearless streak.
- His ruthless streak was demonstrated when he dumped Burley after a reported disagreement over team selection.
2(spell)racha femininea streak of luck/bad luck — una racha de suerte/de mala suerte
- to have / be on a winning/losing streak — tener una buena/mala racha
- I'm on a lucky streak — estoy de (buena) suerte
1(move rapidly)she streaked into the lead — rápida como un rayo, se colocó a la cabeza
- it streaked past the window — pasó como una centella por delante de la ventana
- lightning streaked across the sky — un rayo cruzó el cielo
2informal(run naked)hacer streaking
correr desnudo en un lugar público
1tears streaked her face — tenía el rostro surcado de lágrimas
- she's had her hair streaked — se ha hecho mechas / claritos / reflejos (en el pelo)
- to be streaked with sth
- his clothes were streaked with paint — llevaba la ropa manchada de pintura
- her hair is already streaked with gray — ya tiene el cabello entrecano
- the rocks were streaked with ore — las rocas tenían vetas de mineral
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