In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(end, extremity)punta femininefeminine conteramasculine regatónfilter tip — filtro masculine
- asparagus tips — puntas de espárragos
- shoes with steel tips — zapatos con punteras de acero
- the westernmost tip of Britain — el extremo occidental de Gran Bretaña
- he was standing on the tips of his toes — estaba de puntillas
- His ears are wide at the base, tapering gradually to rounded tips.
- You might even catch a glimpse of the tule elk that live in the reserve at the northern tip of the Point Reyes peninsula.
- Press the tip of your index finger in the middle of the tie, just below the knot.
- One euhedral prism with rounded tips and one anhedral grain have been investigated.
- The belly of the bow should show the growth rings meeting in the middle of the bow as the curve develops, and these should be running steadily out to the tips as the constant taper develops.
- Its massively thick silver body often measures more than 2m in length, powerful and muscular, cylindrical in section, and gradually tapering to the tip of the tail.
- The tips of her slender fingers were revealed at the openings of the sleeves, her bare feet small but slim.
- The Bear's wings are mid-mounted, swept-back, and tapered with blunt tips.
- Dawn pressed the tip of her index finger against his lips.
- A very long, formerly bluish muffler trailed its scraggly ends down his front and back, and the fat, rounded tips of his shoes poked out from beneath his trousers.
- I pressed the tips of my fingers to my lips and sighed.
- Wing hairs tend to split into two to three hairs that are frequently branched near their tips and are more slender than their wild-type counterparts.
- Trees are sheared to the shape of an inverted ice cream cone with a wide base and a uniform taper to the tip of the tree.
- The blade however should not taper too much from the tip because an improper taper can cause it to slip out of the screw slot.
- Silicon was concentrated in the extreme tips of the needles in all tissues, but particularly in the transfusion tissue, and more so in the Muskoka samples.
- These spicules are up to 0.03 mm in diameter and taper to sharp tips.
- The plesiosaur limb has a specific shape - it tapers towards its tip to reduce drag, unlike the oar-like shape of the rowing limb.
- Teeth seven through eleven are present, although in none are the extreme distal tips preserved.
- The River Niger flows through the country in the extreme south-west, and the northern tip of Lake Chad lies in the extreme south-east.
- But my favourite Goan destination lies at the other end of the state, at the extreme northern tip.
1(cover end, point)(umbrella/cane) ponerle contera a(cane/umbrella) ponerle regatón athey tipped their arrows with poison — envenenaban la punta de las flechas
- the wings are tipped with white — las alas tienen las puntas blancas
2British(dump rubbish)tirar basuratirar escombrosbotar basura Latin America River Platebotar escombros Latin America River Plate[ S ]no tipping — prohibido arrojar basura/escombros
1(rubbish dump)vertedero (de basuras) masculinebasurero masculinebasural masculine Latin America
- Computers become obsolete, and wind up on rubbish tips.
- Most residents in the county are proud to keep their homes tidy and know how to have an untidy place by looking at the tip, every day, as we go by!
- Beggarsdale was in need of a spot of light relief this week, what with fears that the old quarry is about to be turned into a rubbish tip and some pretty dreary weather.
- The new law also applies to petrol pumps, alcohol dispensers, weighbridges, industrial scales, firewood and even rubbish dumped at the tip.
- Shoppers and traders today demanded action to clean up two water features in Basildon town centre which have been reduced to rubbish tips.
- It's bulk that fills up the rubbish tips, and plastic bottles are the bulkiest component by weight that we have to dispose of.
- There seems to be nowhere other than the tip to take cardboard for recycling, which is not much fun when there's always a long queue.
- The new bins will mean even more rubbish going to the tip - the items for recycling are initially collected at the site before being taken away to recycling plants.
- The pictures are mostly industrial landscapes like gas works or junk yards and rubbish tips.
- He said the grounds of his town centre church were treated like a rubbish tip and bottles lobbed at its windows.
- Mr Colley said one source would be rubbish tips, where half-used tins could be collected in recycling bins.
- Sadly now the road is grid-locked most days, the factory is on the verge of closing, the picturesque view of what used to be a boathouse now appears to be a rubbish tip and no-one cares.
- It was once a tip where rubbish was piled nearly 12 feet high - but now the Sun Lane nature reserve has won recognition as an environmental success.
- These recycling rubbish tips are being introduced at more convenient locations around the neighbourhood, making it easier for residents to recycle.
- Red-faced environment chiefs today pledged there will be no repeat of the Hampshire scandal which saw tons of recyclable waste dumped in rubbish tips.
- And the wages of workers who do the jobs we try not to think about, in care homes, on rubbish tips or on our streets, are scandalously low.
- Umbrellas are like shopping trolleys - they end up on the side of the road like dead animals, in canals, on rubbish tips etc.
- So she left home at 16, lived in a tin-hut Delhi slum, foraging for beer bottles she could wash and sell on rubbish tips.
- Alas, it's a resource that is as well-catalogued as a rubbish tip and the librarians never seem to be around to help when you need it most.
- The room has a great light fixture, by Artemide, and truly original artwork in the cast of a broken piano that artist Leesa French found in a rubbish tip.
2informal(mess)your room is a tip — tienes el cuarto hecho una pocilga
- Aye, the whole house, it was a real tip, with dirty greasy plates and cups littered all over the place because he somehow couldn't get himself organised tee wash a few things up now and again.
- The house is an absolute tip with a fridge that makes Old Mother Hubbard look good but there's not much new in that.
- ‘My own kitchen is very small, and, well, an absolute tip.’
3coal tipvertedero de carbón masculine
1.1(tilt)inclinarshe tipped her chair back — echó / inclinó la silla hacia atrás
- the child tipped the glass upside down — el niño dio vuelta el vaso
- He interrupted her thoughts as he tipped his head a different angle to get another different look of her face against the light.
- Selwyn looked at her quizzically, his head tipped to one side and his large ears pricked forward as he watched.
- Double-crested Cormorants have slender, hook-tipped bills that are often tipped up at an angle as they swim.
- If you find there is too much liquid in the pan from the squid, tip it at an angle over the heat to burn it off.
- They rather resemble high-rise apartment blocks tipped on their sides (all those balconies), with a hull bolted on to the underside.
- If the boat tips to your side, you must raise your blade.
- The right side of my boat tips down at the wrong moment, and there I go!
- Rollovers typically happen when a vehicle blows a tire, hits a bump, or runs off the road onto uneven ground and one side tips up.
- He touched her chin to tip her face up, then leaned down and gently kissed her.
- She approached his white painted cradle and looked down at him as he lay on his back, his head slightly to the side and tipped down against his chest.
- He had tipped her chin and stared into her sad eyes and in his gaze she found a reciprocating pain that he had hidden behind a playful façade.
- The bike would be tipped down so much that your head angle would be super steep and hence handle very quickly and be less stable.
- He wore hats, tipped slightly to the side, he had the easiest laugh of anybody, he was fluent in English and Japanese and spoke to me like a peer.
- Although the seats can be tipped forward to give extra cargo room, they cannot be removed.
- So every time I take a serving from the jar, the jar gets tipped on its side so that the contents can pour into my bowl.
- The little girl he had talked to what seemed like ages ago was standing before him, holding a jug of water tipped at a dangerous angle.
- However, the Jaguar does have the advantage that the rear seat backs can be tipped forward to increase luggage capacity.
- The boat had become lodged by the current close to the bridge and was partly trapped under the bridge support, causing the boat to begin to tip on to its side.
- He had not awaken when the car almost tipped upon its side and rolled, and he had not awaken when Lucas and Brooke raised their voices earlier.
- I nodded, wiping my dry mouth on the back of my hand before I bent at the waist to pick up my bag and my text book, tilting my head when it tipped dizzily to the side.
1.2(pour, throw)tirarbotar Latin America River PlateI tipped the rubbish out of the window — tiré la basura por la ventana
- It is not known whether the oil has leaked into the pond from drains or been tipped into the water deliberately.
- They went through the couple's kitchen cupboards, tipping the contents onto the floor, and ransacked the sitting room.
- When the rigmarole of having a bath was over, the bath had to be emptied, dragging the bath to the back door and tipping the contents out into the yard.
- Beds were up turned and cupboards were lying strewn all over the place, their contents tipped out.
- When it comes to mulching it's simply a case of tipping out the contents of the grass-box when the lawn is mowed.
- Now and again, a student is sent over to get another box and tips the contents all over the desks.
- Make sure that you show everyone the puffed-up bags before you open them and tip the contents into warm bowls.
- Who cares if the box turns out to contain 80% packaging; wedge it on the window ledge or side table and display it as a box and not with the contents tipped out on a plate.
- The first egg was smooth and warm in his grasp as he briskly cracked it on the metal rim and tipped in the contents.
- I tip the contents of the unmarked fired-pottery flask into my mouth and splutter.
- In fact, I think it is fair to say that he could fall into a tea cup of water, or at the very least find a way of tipping the contents over his head, within a matter of seconds.
- Well, right before the game, and I mean right before the tip off, I filled out the book and made sure I handed it to Tom, the ref.
- He begins to tip the contents out on the bed and finds many things he would have expected.
- The usual teams were picked and Emily quickly gained possession of the ball at tip off.
- I sat down on the bed, and tipped out the contents of the little bag.
- Rocky nodded and unceremoniously tipped out the contents of the box.
- Then he pulled an large Elastoplast of his left forearm and opening a small plastic film container tipped the contents onto the Elastoplast and stuck it onto an inside page in the paper.
- Now tip the contents of the pan into a large mixing bowl and add all the remaining ingredients.
- The girl thrust the shampoo violently back onto its rack, causing the rest of the contents to tip over onto the floor of the shower with a heavy bang.
- He'd been through the ground floor of the house, tipping the contents of my handbag into a flower bed and taking the cash, swiftly going through desk drawers.
- The stomach is spilt open and the contents tipped onto the ground.
- When fixed properly, it will tip the entire contents of the bottle into your throat within 20 seconds, and you won't even feel a thing!
2(strike lightly)darle un toque ligero adarle un golpe ligero ashe tipped the ball over the net — mandó la pelota al otro lado de la red con un toque ligero
1(give gratuity to)darle (una) propina awe tipped the taxi driver a few dollars — le dimos unos dólares de propina al taxista
- I know you're tipping me, so maybe I have to do this to earn my tip, but gum and lemons, don't leave them in the ashtrays unless they're wrapped up in something.
- And the barber cut it a little shorter than I might have thought ideal, but I tipped him fairly well anyway.
- A fight erupted after Cheryl was accused by one of the club's female employees of not tipping her after taking a selection of gum and mints from her counter.
- She then followed me into the dressing area and hovered until I tipped her.
- After she's had enough, she refuses my money and shyly tips me five bucks.
- It can be hard enough to know how much to tip waiters, porters, and taxi drivers in the UK.
- Jess declined the services of Roger and grabbed the suitcases herself, tipping him anyway.
- The family of the departed is moved to tip her well.
- To make the process of tipping him easier, that's why.
- The pizza man arrived, I tipped him generously, I offered two slices to a friend and one to a homeless lady in my neighborhood.
- The four of us soon got into the swing of the place, ordering $6 whisky macs and tipping heavily.
- I paid the cabbie, tipping him five dollars in my good mood.
- She dispatched her Jeep from the valet, tipping him with her last three dollars until pay day, and headed home.
- I described to the alleged bagpipes man what I'd be wearing the next day, and said I'd tip him some money - but he had to make sure he said g'day to me.
- Because all of them are poor, they tip her with fake money.
2.1British (predict, forecast)to tip the winner — pronosticar quién va a ser el ganador
- he is widely tipped as the next party leader — todos los pronósticos coinciden en que será el próximo líder del partido
- Paradise Boy has been tipped for the next race — Paradise Boy es el pronóstico para la próxima carrera
2.2US (warn, inform)avisar(le a)pasarle el dato a Southern Conedarle un chivatazo a Spain informal
- After he drove away in his own car, somebody called police and tipped them off.
- They chat to the local fishermen who tip them off to net snags, and spend long hours poring over the charts.
- Like a detective, little clues will tip you off if they are lying to you.
- Or maybe it's just as simple as the fact you don't even have an account with that company which tips you off that this is not a legitimate request for your personal information.
- Yesterday we were tipped off by a man in the village about a house that had already been searched.
- But on the leader page, the paper lets the administration off the hook on this one, saying the information passed to the president was insufficient to tip him off about the attacks, and places the blame on the intelligence services.
- We wouldn't detect it unless we were tipped off about where to look.
- An informant tipped me off as to where he was seen last, and I was sure that he would still be there.
- The operation, code-named ‘Chameleon’ began on January 15, 2004, when police in Munich were tipped off by Turkish police about a consignment of heroin which was about to be trafficked from Turkey to Western Europe.
- However, when a supervisor attempted to disseminate the information to Homeland Security, that tipped us off that something unusual was happening.
- We have a big catchment area, a lot of good young talent at the club already, and I'm sure we will be inundated with people tipping us off about other promising players throughout the country.
- All policemen involved in the incident, including the source who tipped them off, have been under investigation by the Jakarta Police's internal affairs officers.
- When Macintosh tells us his snake stories have seen him banned from every dinner table in the land, he tips us off to the ideal way to view his yarns.
- Why are all the examples in the documentation carefully constructed to avoid tipping you off to this behaviour?
- One of the locals tips him off about it and he and the lads pile down for a night out.
- She had remained out of sight as ordered, until their inside information had tipped her off as to the arrival of the target.
- So they had this informant befriend me and tip me off that I was being monitored.
- And thanks to David for tipping us off to the fact that Andy and Kevin happened to be in Paris at the same time as us.
- Police say they were tipped off to a suspicious package near a parking garage next to the hotel.
- If her ‘subtle’ clues don't tip you off that she's a plant, you haven't watched much TV.
1(give gratuity)dar propina
1.1(helpful hint)consejo (práctico) masculinetake a tip from me — hazme caso
- You'll find articles, news and product tips covering pregnancy, birth and life with a new baby.
- To get you started, the tips below can absolutely help you with the steps of creating that perfect baby shower party for you.
- The nutritionist will provide practical advice and helpful tips on how to eat healthily, lose weight, and work more exercise into our already busy lives.
- This self-help book offers plenty of useful advice and tips which are common sense to all those who enjoy a healthy and positive in-law relationship.
- My tip is to pop a couple of pieces of dark chocolate into the gravy to add extra richness.
- Here are some great tips that come into play when the rubber meets the road.
- Here are some tips to get the ball rolling and keep communication flowing.
- The annual list of tips is extremely popular, and is featured in newspapers and on radio stations across the province.
- Well, now here are some tips for keeping on top of everything.
- It will be packed full of useful advice and tips and should be used as a reference document next to the telephone.
- Absolute strangers send me tips on the stock market and ideas for starting a new business that I could run with a laptop computer from my new condo in Hawaii.
- A tip for left-handed batters: Your first pitch is going to be a high fastball running away.
- Yogi Berra, another Yankee, gave him the most trouble until he got a tip from California pitching coach Marv Grissom.
- I would love to see articles that cover simple technology tips that can help small businesses build a strong online presence.
- According to his tip, they were intent on detonating a dirty bomb in Boston.
- They listened to my stories, saw my films, and I also gave them baseball tips.
- Practical advice and tips are set out in a straightforward layout, laced with quizzes of self discovery.
- Here is a list of useful tips and advice provided by the Patents Office.
- The most important tip is to make absolutely sure that the truck is clean.
- This is probably one of the best tips anybody can give on saving money at the gas pump.
1.2(in betting)pronóstico masculinefija feminine Southern Cone
- There will be tips and predictions from top racing experts ahead of the meeting.
- They'll talk a good race and they'll have good runs from time to time, but it's no reason to follow their tips for the next race.
- He apparently gave the fake sheikh seven winners out of ten tips, but jockeys and trainers can offer better strike rates than that in their newspaper columns.
- My tip for the race was a big disappointment.
2(gratuity)propina feminineto leave a tip — dejar propina
- to give sb a tip — darle (una) propina a algn
- how much should I leave as a tip? — ¿cuánto se deja de propina?
- For example, when there's someone at a UK supermarket checkout to pack your groceries for you, it's all part of the service: no tip is expected.
- Akhana looked at the lodgings and gave the cab driver a good tip for his service.
- She worked for a local family owned restaurant, so naturally she was making money only in tips.
- Dancers pay for the right to perform at Spearmint clubs, earning their money from tips.
- French restaurants often add up to 15%, but the waiters will still expect a tip if service has been good.
- Much depends upon whether the establishment includes the tip, called Service Charge, in the bill.
- In the end, everyone realises that they don't in fact have enough spare change to be able to pay the exact amount anyway, so the waitress ends up with a much larger tip than her poor service deserved.
- Dinah finished counting out her tips and swept the money into her pocket.
- But in the case of a bartender there is a much thinner line, it is tempting to reward flirtation and tips with favouritism.
- I took it and grabbed my wallet, placing the money with a tip at the plate.
- Certainly in America you will need money for tips very quickly, on arrival for the taxi or coach driver, and then the porter.
- A former agricultural engineer, he makes more money now in tips handing out towels.
- The wage includes service charges, tips, incentive payments and commissions.
- Sarah handed the boy the money and a generous tip.
- Once there, she emptied her front pocket of her tips and the other money she'd taken that day.
- On the other hand if I don't have the money to leave a tip, I don't sweat over it.
- He smiled wistfully and we got up leaving money and a tip on the table.
- Maybe he thought he'd like some easy money like the tips his friends the airport and hotel staff get?
- After giving Marcie a nice tip for her excellent service, I proceeded into the station.
- However, if you happen to be out with me, just don't expect me to cough up for a tip if the service has been average or lousy.
English has borrowed many of the following foreign expressions of parting, so you’ve probably encountered some of these ways to say goodbye in other languages.
Many words formed by the addition of the suffix –ster are now obsolete - which ones are due a resurgence?
As their breed names often attest, dogs are a truly international bunch. Let’s take a look at 12 different dog breed names and their backstories.