In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(slice) en rebanadas finasapply the glue thinly — aplique una capa delgada de pegamento
- resources are spread too thinly to have the required effect — los recursos se diluyen demasiado como para surtir el efecto deseado
2(sparsely)a thinly populated region — una región con poca densidad de población
- a thinly wooded area — una zona de bosque ralo / poco espeso
- sow the seed thinly — siembre esparciendo bien la semilla
3(scarcely)apenasa thinly veiled threat — una amenaza apenas velada
- thinly disguised propaganda — propaganda política apenas disimulada
4(insubstantially)(clad) pobremente(smile) fríamente
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