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(slice/layer/wall/ice) delgado(layer/slice/ice/wall) finothe sweater had worn very thin at the elbows — el suéter tenía los codos muy (des)gastados
- my patience was wearing thin — se me estaba acabando la paciencia
- One particular 20 yard stretch of rail is held down on one side by just one thin clip; the rest are either missing or so bent that they are not securing the rail at all.
- The stations were separated by thin partitions and the side walls were painted drywall.
- The key lime was pleasantly tart, on a nice thin crust.
- To serve, place the salmon skin side down and slice horizontally into thin pieces.
- The pudding is made by lining a buttered basin with fairly thin slices of good bread cut to fit exactly.
- The thin bark had been stripped all the way around for two to three feet.
- These traditional Italian style pizzas are thin and crisp and loaded with delicate, subtle flavours and topped with mozzarella cheese.
- Creeping plants such as the ivy may be joined together by thin wire.
- Generally, the cylinder and the cylinder head bolt together with a thin gasket pressed between them to ensure a good seal.
- Only a thin layer at the surface thaws during summer.
- Another method of treatment is acupuncture, which involves the insertion of thin needles into the body to regulate and redirect the flow of qi.
- Polycarbonate is a tough, transparent thermoplastic that's used to make thin, light lenses.
- The keypad lights up a shaded blue, and the buttons are thin and stylish.
- Homemade decorations using herbs such as cinnamon sticks and whole star anise can be strung together with thin ribbon or raffia and hung from the branches for a different look.
- He shook his head and pressed his lips together in a thin line.
- Once you have bunched four or five sprigs together, wind thin wire around the cluster, leaving a one-inch spike at the bottom.
- He pulled out a thin strip of metal and put it into the lock.
- It was a simple dish made up of thin slices of perfectly cooked beef and onions, served with a generous amount of a light gravy with hints of Asian flavourings.
- There is a relatively thin crust of ice, but most of the water is liquid.
- It lifts a thin surface layer of the cornea away from underlying layers.
1.2(not fat)(arm/person/body) delgado(arm/body/person) flaco(waist) delgado(waist) finoto get/grow thin — adelgazar
- His baggy black clothing made him look thin and weak.
- His face was just a little pale and he was thin; nowhere close to looking starved, but he was thinner than he should be.
- He was thin but far from weak and stood about six-foot tall.
- He was already walking a fine line between thin and skeletal when we met, but now he just looks ill.
- He got thin and weak and seeing my father like this was not the easiest of experiences in my life.
- I almost felt sorry for Nicola, who's grown painfully thin.
- Rakishly thin, he wore tattered cords that rode half way up his skeleton legs.
- And the public wonders why people in the fashion industry are so thin!
- She looked very thin, weak and pale and was shivering.
- If you're naturally thin, you might fill out a little more after puberty, but then again, you might not.
- I see a thin, bearded guy wearing a thick turtleneck sweater, spooning coffee into a mug in his small flat, scowling at the newspaper.
- He is so thin and reedy you worried for his balance when the wind picked up, but he moves with soft, sumptuous delicacy.
- She is skeletally thin, with hollow, cadaverous eyes and cheeks.
- The director is tall and thin with good posture, and he appears neither old nor young.
- Lily, on the other hand, was dark headed, short but thin, and relatively quiet.
- So what motivated her to drop from a healthy 130 pounds to being so thin that today she wears a pair of flannel pants under her size one jeans just to hold them up?
- If you could point to a line of fat or thin people stretching back generations, I'd accept that, but in general the number of people whose body shape is determined by their genes is very small.
- He was thin and weak, and his voice was almost inaudible despite the relative quiet of a teaching hospital side room.
- It was a woman, tall and thin, smiling and leaning against a fence.
- They were an oddly diverse group, one man was short and heavy, two others were tall and muscular, and the other two looked rather thin and weak.
2.1(in consistency)(sauce/soup) claro(sauce/soup) poco espeso(sauce/soup) chirle River Plate(wine) de poco cuerpo
- Rarely, a patient may be limited to foods with a pudding consistency if thin and thick liquids are freely aspirated.
- Regardless of its ethnic origins, it will be a thin, brown liquid, made from fermented fish and salt.
- The surrounding tissue swells up and thin pus leaks through narrow passages called sinuses onto the surface of the skin.
- If there is only a slight excess of sugar over the normal saturation level, the supercooled liquid is a thin syrup.
- If the liquid is too thin for a gravy, just put it in a pan on the stovetop and boil it down to reduce to a nice consistency.
- He invited the wealthy man to dinner, which consisted of old hard bread and thin vegetable soup.
- If you are one of those frailer and more malnourished types, you should eat light nourishing soups or thin rice porridge.
- They can vary in size and contain liquid that is thin and watery, or thicker and paste-like.
- Twice a day inmates receive two pieces of dry bread and weak tea; at midday they are handed a portion of soup or thin gruel.
- Do not swallow anything until it is a thin liquid pulp.
- In several test tubes and bottles were thin, multicolored liquids.
- The béarnaise sauce was now so thin and runny it had the consistency of water and didn't taste good at all.
- A thin cornmeal soup was frequently made, to which pieces of meat, fish, or other foods could be added.
- The mild tartness of the thin liquid cut through the dust and diesel fumes.
- At the moment the boys exist on an unchanging and meagre diet of bread and milk for breakfast, potato and rice for lunch and thin vegetable soup for dinner.
- Yet, there really was nothing unusual about the soup, merely a thin beef broth with onions.
- If no frank perforation is seen, thin barium liquid should be used to identify lacerations that may otherwise be missed.
- In any case, the fluid is clear and thin but quite strong, and isn't easily rubbed into skin.
- He painted in thin oils with a bright palette in a freely painted technique which allowed the white of the exposed canvas to give added luminosity.
- In a dark corner, two fighters are dozing while a thin potato and lamb soup simmers on the stove.
2.2(not dense)(rain/mist) fino(hair) ralo(hair) fino y poco abundante(hedge) poco tupidoat the top the air is thin — en la cima el aire está enrarecido
- you're getting a bit thin on top — te estás quedando calvo
- He wrote about what it was like to live and die where the air is so thin that every breath is a triumph.
- So some astronomers are quite keen to set up their instruments in Antarctica to take advantage of the thin, cold air.
- She has trained at Flagstaff in Arizona, again using the thin air at high altitude to stretch her limbs and clear her mind.
- They hope to complete the trek in five days, but it presents problems because they will be walking at altitudes of up to 14,000 ft, where the air is thin.
- A thin veil of fog had rolled in off the bay, obscuring his view and coating the area in a pale gray-white mist.
- The air is so thin it is incapable of supporting life.
- There seems to have been at most a thin trickle of men directly from northern France into Scotland, and there is little evidence of migration directly from the Continent to Ireland.
- In addition, she suffers from asthma, which makes mountain races, where the air is thin, particularly difficult.
- She said she had recently hiked for four days in the thin air of Yosemite National Park.
- The morning started fine, with a little high thin cloud, but still and very cold.
- Last weeks's scorching heat in Jakarta happened because the humidity in Jakarta was low and the clouds were thin, so the heat of the sun was unobstructed.
- You are about 27,000 feet up in the Earth's atmosphere, the air is thin, you are using an oxygen tank.
- Its average elevation is 13,000 feet, making the air rather thin and cold, and ten peaks top 20,000 feet.
- Such journeying to cold, high places where the air is thin requires lengthy preparation for the most severe conditions conceivable.
- A hole has been torn in the thin veil of ozone just above the Antarctic.
- The day dawned gray and chill, a thin mist turning Baghdad's usually dry air damp.
- Others argue that allied troops are too thin on the ground to make any difference.
- The air is thin up there, and only the most able should attempt to scale those peaks.
- The route itself can be slick and frozen over, and exhausted runners may be prone to hypothermia in the thin, cold air.
- Therefore, the air is thin, dry and your body receives about 50 percent less oxygen than at sea level.
- Their fur was thickest in patches on the head and groin, elsewhere it was thin and limited.
- The air was thin up here, but he was used to going up high and knew how to control his breathing so he didn't get lightheaded.
- Winding down My head ached, and my throat was dry from the dehydrating effects of flying, and too much cold, thin air.
- The forest started to looked thinner, and he thought he'd found something.
2.3(small)(crowd/audience) poco numeroso(response/attendance) escaso
- It sounds a bit thin compared to finding the cure for diseases or inventing those dimples that make golf balls fly farther, but I am sure it must have some value.
- The film is really just a series of slickly filmed action sequences dangling off a thin plot and held together by the force of Jackson's charisma.
- Such an attitude is a thin cover for right-wing politics.
- The plotline is relatively thin, relying on the quantity of ghosts and potential gruesome deaths to keep the story going until its climatic end.
- My only gripe is that, for the price, it's a little on the thin side.
- I found the explanation for the campaign material disappointing and a bit thin.
- The focus on each is spread a bit too thin, so the connections between them are never clear enough.
- This vital missing ingredient leaves the characterisation grossly underdeveloped, and the plot, somewhat on the thin side.
- It's weak, it's thin, it's insipid and it's desperately unsatisfying.
- If formal sources of law, and the law they produce, have become too thin and weak for the tasks they should accomplish, supportive normativity may be found in tradition.
- He was their speed receiver, and his departure leaves them thin at the position.
- But as a reason to renounce my citizenship, it's a thin one.
- Further investment in players may improve their weak defence or thin squad, but would disrupt the team spirit which has thus far carried them to the heady heights of fourth.
- The supplements on Disc Two are surprisingly thin and lacking in substance.
- Mr. Bennett also thinks that I run a pretty thin political blog and shouldn't have been nominated in that category.
- This form, music video, paired popular songs with series of incoherent images held together by thin narratives.
- His confessions of guilt are merely a thin cover for re-emergent desires within the German ruling class.
- He also tried to dispel the belief that the government had a thin legislative agenda.
- Densely plotted and vividly acted, the film's abundance of ideas and intrigue wind up stretched perilously thin.
- Could there be a connection between fat pay for directors and thin returns for shareholders?
3.1(weak, poor)(voice) débil(argument/disguise/excuse) pobre(argument/disguise/excuse) poco convincente(profits) magro(profits) escasothe team has had a thin season — no ha sido una temporada muy buena para el equipo
- He sat across from her, studying her with that thin smile.
- She looked paler than ever, but there was a thin smile on her face.
- The invitation, offered with a thin smile, comes out of the blue.
- His laughter was thin, though, lacking the warmth of a real man's laughter.
- The affection in his voice made her feel a bit better and she settled back into her seat with a thin smile.
- Baron stifled his angry response and forced a thin smile instead.
- He gave me a brief, thin smile that seemed more for my benefit than his.
- The pictures on the office wall were all of autumn landscapes, the dry leaves matched by the thin, reedy tones of the ageing former revolutionary behind the desk.
- Gwen nodded weakly and Hannah just gave her a small thin smile.
- The audio is thin and pinched, with a definite canned quality.
- Anthony and I stared at him and smiled thin smiles, desperate not to catch each other's eye.
- I nod and manage a thin smile that offers her some comfort.
- I stood over him, arms crossed, a thin smile on my face.
- ‘It was quite a nasty fall,’ he explained, a thin smile forming on his lips in recognition of the understatement.
- She gave me a thin smile and turned back to whatever she was doing.
- She gives him a thin smile and the ticket he'd given her earlier.
- It's sort of reedy and thin and breathless; she always sounds a bit too worried and self-conscious to really lose herself in the music.
- Her voice was thin and reedy; her throat clicked drily as she tried to swallow.
- A thin smile crossed her face as she turned back to the console.
- The vocals are weak and thin, more whiny than appealing.
- The previous CDs had a thin string sound and the bass was simply not there.
- Then you hear them reading their poems and instead of rich and resonant voice full of authority and confidence there's a thin, reedy croak.
- If her top notes sound thin, she's matched at the other end of the scale by Paul, whose bottom notes almost disappear.
- Troy's thin smile was cautious, guarded, like he was afraid of something.
- While dialog is always audible, the sound is thin and harsh, especially during the music.
- His terror threatened to overwhelm him as he dived for the handlebars with a thin squeak escaping his lips.
- His muse, whilst sounding thin and mean vocally, comes to life through her guitar.
- The audio isn't quite as good; it sounds thin overall, but you can still easily understand all of the dialogue.
- Her once powerful wail was gone, and in its place was a thin weeping sound that broke her mother's heart whenever she heard it.
- Emerging from the sitting room into the hall, her smile is thin and set and she disappears immediately.
- One by one, in order of seniority, employees' names were called and they trooped forward to receive a thin smile and an envelope from Eloise.
- Did it matter if the wee soul's voice sounded a bit thin in the recording studio, so a professional session singer was brought in to beef it up a bit?
- I especially don't want to be welcomed and have to respond to friendly questions with a thin, watery smile and inane small talk.
- Dylan just stares blankly into the camera with a thin smile on his face.
- Behind that sound, hidden in it, was the thin, faint sound of a woman's distant scream, coming from inside the building.
- The string tone is thin, but the sound has an attractive warmth overall.
- Technically the picture is often subpar, and the sound is rather thin and tinny.
- But they were uncomfortable and sounded thin and tinny to my ear.
- The sound they made was thin and their dance routines were basic.
- Isabella glanced at Audrey out of the corner of her eye, masking her surprise with a thin smile.
3.2(harsh)to have a thin time of it — vérselas negras informal
1to cut sth thin — cortar algo en rebanadas (/ capas etc. ) delgadas
- spread the jam thin — extienda / ponga una capa fina de mermelada
1(paint) diluir(paint) rebajar(sauce) aclarar(sauce) hacer menos espeso(plants/hair) entresacartheir ranks were thinned — sus filas se vieron mermadas
1(paint) diluirse(traffic/audience) disminuirthe fog was beginning to thin (out) — la niebla empezaba a irse / a disiparse
- his hair is thinning — está perdiendo pelo
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