In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1Mathematicstriángulo masculineequilateral/right-angled triangle — triángulo equilátero/rectángulo
2(set square)escuadra femininecartabón masculine Spain
- Use a triangle to line those up and see that they're at right angles, then draw across them using the grid ruler.
- Use a triangle to lay out the outline of the label, a vertical center line, and horizontal guidelines for the height of the lettering.
3(relationship)triángulo amoroso masculinethe eternal triangle — el eterno triángulo
- It's a lush, romantic epic about lovers in a fatal emotional triangle, set against the backdrop of the Spanish Civil War.
- It was more of a straightforward kung fu movie, featuring a love triangle, a couple of betrayals, and a revenge plot.
- This, however, can lead to their wives feeling unsupported, creating a schism in the marital relationship - something the three players in the triangle would want to avoid.
- Poor Gabby was stuck in the middle of a love triangle with two emotionally unstable men.
- Through rhythmic, rhymed language, both groups express the frustrations and joys of love: falling in love, heartbreak, jealousy, love triangles.
- It involves a love triangle between a physically handicapped woman, her sister, and a male prostitute.
- And nothing is quite so potent an activator of consciousness as a relationship triangle.
- Another war movie cliché is the love triangle, involving a conveniently-placed nurse.
- In fact, everyone involved in the romantic triangle is noble.
- When my character fell for one of the farmers and got involved in a love triangle, it was all very scandalous.
- The third person in the triangle is receiving affection and intimacy that rightfully belongs to the spouse.
- In a triangle, the three relationships are interdependent; they are not three separate person-to-person dyads.
- A theatre critic's secretary is caught up in a love triangle involving the stars of a production of Othello after she is persuaded to alter a review to make it more favourable.
- My pose was slightly more complicated because of my character's complex relationship triangle.
- The children moved on to the Salvation Army Sunday School, where she learnt to play the triangle and cymbals.
- It was the first time I ever heard a recorded triangle that didn't sound false.
- Chapter Two demonstrates ways props, such as drums, sticks, triangles, balls, a trampoline, hoops, bells and scarves, can be used to intensify rhythmic feeling.
- As she lay trembling slightly for a long moment, not daring to breathe, she became aware of a faint humming, like the sound that a triangle makes after you strike it.
- We decided to make a percussion supergroup with me on the triangle, but after a couple of minutes and ringing ears we realised that this wasn't the best thing to do for our sanity.
- The triangle for once doesn't play as if afraid it will never be heard from again, while the piccolo stands out for its cleanliness of tone and brilliance.
- He started to tap it, making a small ting, much like the sound of a musical triangle.
- We were given drums, triangles, maracas and tambourines to experiment with.
- A gong, cymbals, a triangle, and a timpani, as well as the pentatonic scale, create a sense of the Far East.
- Towards the end of the show, Lieberman hands out percussion instruments - triangles, chimes, shakers - and has no trouble finding volunteers to take the instruments.
- She lifted the chunky Celtic cross which perpetually weighed her neck down and flicked it with a finger as if it was a musical triangle to show it was made of pure, die cast metal.
- The school's year four and five class got to work with drums, xylophones and triangles.
- There are grunts, an accompanying triangle, and even something like be-bop drums.
- We hear the cellist playing cymbal and mark tree and the violinist playing triangle and drum.
- A triangle chimes in the background; it's all very bittersweet.
- Traditionally, Seychellois performed their music on drums, violins, accordions, and the triangle.
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