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(layer/book/fabric) grueso(layer/fabric/book) gordo informalit's 5cm thick — tiene 5cm de espesor / de grosor
- an inch-thick layer — una capa de una pulgada de espesor / de grosor
- Her light footsteps could be seen in the thick blanket of snow.
- I looked down to see new footprints in the thick layer of dust.
- The wood floor creaked as they explored the old furniture and boxes that had dust inches thick layering them.
- I closed the thick oak door and peered in the little window.
- A scar ran from above his right eye, across his nose and mouth, and ended just below the left side of his thick lips.
- To the south there are high mountains, covered in thick spring snow.
- She laughed, then entered, the thick door closing behind her.
- The district woke up to a thick blanket of snow this morning as the winter entered its most bitter phase.
- The burgers they dine on are suitably beefy without being too big, with stacks of thick fries on the side.
- The ice that covers the surface is probably too thick to allow sunlight through.
- A thick blanket of snow thwarted the efforts of search and rescue teams hunting for the missing girl yesterday, prolonging the agony for her family.
- No one had visited here for a long time and everything was covered by a thick layer of dust and the musty smell that accompanied a dwelling no one inhabited anymore.
- I arrived about fifteen minutes early, and leaned against a thick tree, closing my eyes for a moment.
- It was mid-December, cold, and a thick blanket of snow covered everything.
- I came very close to picking the thick tome up the other day, but some stubborn impulse in me resisted.
- Beneath his arm, he carried a thick, leather-bound book; it's title scrawled on the cover in an embellished silver font.
- The room was covered in a thick layer of dust, and it looked as though no one had been there in years, but whoever had been there last was surely not welcome.
- There was a thick layer of dust on the top of the television.
- She looked across her room to the desk on the other side, the thick book on top of it waiting to be read.
- How fantastic it would be to wake up on Christmas morning, pull back the curtains and see the landscape covered by a thick layer of snow.
1.2(in consistency)(soup/sauce/cream) espeso
- In some cases, they have been burnt by leaking mustard gas, which, despite its name, is a thick, viscous liquid.
- She spooned some of the thick liquid into a spoon and handed it to him.
- Once it has the consistency of thick cream, pour into warm sterilised jars.
- It is more appetising than it sounds, having the creamy white consistency of thick mayonnaise.
- Cook for a few minutes longer until the lamb and zucchini are both tender and the mixture has the consistency of a thick sauce.
- Mix the clay with a little water until it is the consistency of very thick oatmeal.
- Beat the eggs, sugar and vanilla extract together in a bowl until the mixture is thick and creamy and coats the back of a spoon.
- Return the strained liquid to the saucepan and reduce to a thick syrup.
- Add salt, pepper and cream and reduce to a thick, creamy consistency.
- My main meal came with well seasoned roasted potatoes, nice firm courgettes in thick tomato sauce, and mildly spiced yam.
- This is a thick substance that is applied in two coats and will create a water barrier on your wall.
- As he pulled his black sweater off, I could see a steady flow of thick red liquid seeping freely from his left shoulder.
- It should have the consistency of a thick paste.
- Using a small balloon whisk, mix in enough oil to give a thick emulsion.
- Everything seems so far away, and if feels as though I'm dragging myself through thick liquid.
- Glycerin is a thick liquid with a sweet taste that is found in fats and oils and is the primary triglyceride found in coconut and olive oil.
- The dough should have the consistency of thick mayonnaise.
- The soups were equally good; the potato soup was thick and creamy and was served in a deep bowl with a generous helping of croutons.
- If the soup is too thick, add a little water until the desired consistency is achieved.
- Mix all the ingredients to form a thick batter of pouring consistency.
- It was just the right consistency, neither too thick nor too watery, and the eggplant itself was thinly sliced and tender.
1.3(dense)(vegetation) espeso(vegetation) denso(hedge/fur) tupido(smoke/fog) espeso(fog/smoke) denso(beard/eyebrows) pobladoshe has thick hair — tiene el pelo grueso y abundante
- It is an area dense with the thick woods and craggy terrain of a largely virgin Arctic rain forest.
- Tall palm trees and thick forests of cactuses give travellers the impression that they are staying in a tropical region.
- His features were fine and the hair that was tied loosely behind his head was thick and a rich dark brown.
- His thick eyebrows draw closer to his nose as he smiles with his yellow teeth.
- He couldn't see a thing, as the moon hid behind the clouds and thick fog.
- He had a goatee and thick eyebrows that hung over dark eyes.
- Rain, heavy cloud cover and thick fog in the area had prompted Albania's prime minister to cancel his own flight to the conference.
- Then, they saw a thick cloud of smoke whirl heavenwards.
- By dawn, when we can see a little, we realise that we are in the midst of thick forests.
- They are large, burrowing, nocturnal animals, with strong claws and a thick coat.
- Smoke also blew in the direction of Downpatrick, where a thick cloud of smoke also covered the town's Market Street.
- I turned off the paved road into a dirt track, snaking through the thick forest alongside a bubbly creek.
- At the end of the three-hour journey, the thick forests thin out revealing a much-used pathway which slopes abruptly to the bed of a nearby river.
- At one point a section of the harbour was cordoned off amid fears of exploding diesel as thick clouds of smoke and fumes billowed across Cartron Bay.
- Gauls and Germans used the thick forests of northern Europe to hide from Caesar's legions and to ambush them when opportunities arose.
- It was raining here for much of the day, and when there wasn't rain, there were thick clouds in the air.
- Then we plunged into thick forest for the final descent to the village.
- She was fair-skinned, her eyes closed under thick eyelashes.
- They could see an immense mountain that stretched up into heavy thick clouds.
- Far away behind the hill, at the edge of a thick forest, the brown water of a stream flowed rapidly.
- They could no longer see the town but they could see thick clouds of smoke wafting up in the distance.
- We sped along a busy dual carriageway, lined with thick bushes and rocky outcrops.
- The room is bathed in a yellow light, made dim by the thick haze of smoke hanging from the ceiling.
- The slopes are covered with thick forests while the basins hold orchards, fields and picturesque hamlets.
- The rich thick forest cover around the Etna region is an added attraction to the tourists.
- As she gazed out into the expanse she saw nothing of the thick silver fog, or the dark grey water.
- The city is blanketed today by large, thick clouds of smoke, the sun not able to pierce through at all today.
- Nelson frowned, his thick eyebrows pulling together into a solid line.
- The blue-gray smoke of cigars thickened the already thick air.
- Claustrophobia and dread permeate the air like the thick mist around the mansion.
- The lowering clouds develop into thick fog, then break into dazzling sunlight.
- He was tall and lanky, with small round glasses and a close cap of thick curls.
- It simply continued, going on towards infinity until finally the air itself was so thick as to be opaque.
- The forest was filled with dense fog, so thick that I couldn't see more than a few feet in front of me.
- The road twisted and turned up and around the mountains, and soon I was surrounded by thick forest.
- Television footage showed lava flowing out of the crater while thick clouds of smoke rose upwards and a large fireball burst into the night sky.
- The air was thick and murky, and she began to imagine horrible things coming for her.
- So far the scenery around her had been thick fur trees and dense foliage.
- To Jude she looked like an angel, with her dark locks encircling her face and her eyes closed and edged in thick lashes.
- Even though I have pretty simple hair - thick and straight - I'm nervous about how it's going to look.
- The dust storms are so thick that you just can't even see your hand in front of your face.
- As the sun slowly rose into the sky, its blinding rays of light were filtered through the thick mists and clouds.
2to be thick with(covered, filled)estar lleno dethick with dust — lleno de polvo
- thick with smoke — cargado / lleno de humo
- thick with tourists — atestado de turistas
- The alley was so thick with smoke that Carter could hardly see the men making it.
- The air was thick with grit and smoke, its acidic taste coating the insides of her mouth.
- The autumn air is thick with assertions that the Prime Minister's luck is finally running out.
- The air was thick with incense smoke from joss sticks and everyone was eating.
- Throughout the weeks of Advent the news has been thick with rumours of war.
- The gardens were in full bloom, and the air was thick with the sweet scent of flowers.
- It reminded me of the days when I attended marketing meetings where the air was thick with such terms.
- The trees stretched overhead while the ground beneath them was thick with shrubs and grasses.
- They lived on the boat for days or weeks at a time, passing by quiet, unnamed islands thick with trees.
- Anyway he says the whole region is thick with tens of thousands of troops dug in for the long haul.
- The stables were quiet and musty, and the air was thick with the warm smell of horses.
- It was the morning of the house tournament and the air was already thick with anticipation.
- I ran out of the bedroom and saw the hallway absolutely thick with black smoke.
- It is one of very few neighbourhoods where the air is thick with the stench of rotting bin bags.
- The air around them was thick with dust and age as they descended a narrow set of spiral stone stairs.
- The air is often thick with the perfume of jasmine and orange blossom.
- There was a long silence that hung in the air and made it thick with dread and worry.
- The air is often thick with fine particulates that coat filters and adhere to fluid spills.
- The red rug that covered almost the entire width of the hall was thick with dust.
- It was light, and birds were singing, but the sky was thick with early-morning clouds.
- However, the air was sometimes so thick with dust that it was almost impossible to breathe.
3(heavy)(accent) fuerte(accent) marcadowith a thick voice — con voz sorda
- It was not hard to recognize Delilah's voice, nor Angel's thick accent as they talked, though it was harder to understand what they said.
- He had a thick Liverpudlian accent which made it harder to understand and he was going into some detail about what had happened.
- The accent was thick, exotic and lilting, and sounded as if it came from the south.
- He could always tell a new immigrant, and he could prove it by their weak English and thick accents.
- He had a thick Italian accent but I could understand it for the most part.
- The priest's accent is thick, and he falters in his memorized patter about the church's attempts to overcome poverty and prejudice.
- Thoughtful and articulate with a warming, thick Scouse accent Nick has some pretty candid views about life and rock 'n' roll.
- ‘Yeah, you left your bag in my cab,’ he says in a thick Brooklyn accent.
- He realized that the girl had a thick accent, but could not place it.
- Finally, I hear a thick Middle Eastern accent asking me what I'd like.
- A tall, heavy-set man with a thick accent then reached his hand out toward us.
- The guy had spoken with a thick accent which made it hard to understand his words.
- It had also taken Katrina a while to grow accustomed to Hazel's thick accent, but after a few weeks of it, Katrina had come to like her voice.
- He speaks with a thick south German accent that is difficult to understand, even if you speak German.
- Plus, my accent was so thick that it was hard for the teachers to understand me.
- She speaks with a thick middle European accent, and she is difficult to understand.
- His accent was thick, and she had no idea where it came from.
- The actors are especially unhappy about the scene where the asylum seeker meets the English girl's parents and they cannot understand a word he says because of his thick accent.
- ‘I would say we're pop rock,’ she says in a thick accent that gives away her Paisley background.
- His co-workers didn't have a problem with that, or his thick accent, he said.
4.1informal (stupid)burro informalcorto informal
- Now, excuse me if I'm being a bit thick here but haven't both of these ideas been around for donkeys' years?
- He wasn't complaining either; Ashley and Harmony seemed to get along fine, though Mark could tell Harmony thought Ashley was a bit thick.
- She is nothing but a stupid, old woman with an extremely thick skull, through which nothing can penetrate.
- I particularly like kids' fiction (mainly because I'm a bit thick and it's easy to read).
- At times he was stupid, but he was never thick enough to mess with her.
- He paused, waiting for the cruel and actually childishly stupid words to sink into my thick brain.
- I might be being a bit thick here but I don't get what ‘women like me’ means.
- At least, it might look that way if you were a bit thick.
- All I could think was that the author must think I'm too slow and thick to work it out for myself.
- I used to think it was me being stupid and thick; the teachers used to call me that a lot.
- Everybody thinks he's a bit thick, but it shows he has got some brains.
- She was gorgeous, and yet she was as thick and unintelligent as a sheep.
- The look of murderous, seething fury on my face must have finally sunk into his thick bovine head, because he turned and left.
- Was he plain stupid, thick or did he just want to die?
- Up until then I'd just been branded as the thick, stupid farmer's son.
- I blinked my eyes blearily and opened my mouth to yawn; I felt thick and slow.
4.2informal (close)to be thick (with sb) — estar a partir un confite (con algn) Southern Cone
- he's very thick with the boss — el jefe y él están a partir un piñón
- He seems very thick with him.
- ‘He has a fair chance of success, too, for he seems very thick with Floyd, and it's a good thing to have a friend at headquarters,’ observed the Colonel.
1he slices the bread too thick — corta el pan demasiado gordo informal
- the bread was spread thick with jam — el pan tenía una capa gruesa de mermelada
1she likes to be in the thick of things — le gusta estar donde está la acción
- in the thick of the brawl — en lo más reñido de la pelea
- in the thick of night — en plena noche
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