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(spatially, numerically)(jaw) superior(lip) superior(lip) de arribathe upper storeys — las plantas / los pisos superiores
- upper age limit — límite (máximo) de edad
- temperatures in the upper twenties — temperaturas de cerca de 30°C / de casi 30°C
- the upper tax bracket — la banda impositiva más elevada
- They arise when the water vapour from hot aircraft exhausts mixes with the cool air of the upper atmosphere, about 32,000 ft above the Earth's surface.
- Most of the others had bourgeois backgrounds, their families frequently positioned among the upper professional echelons.
- It was standard practice in the Village for youngsters of lower Ranks to serve an Upper family; many Uppers believed that the children concerned would benefit from regular contact with their Superiors.
- The gunmen had taken up position in an upper floor bathroom across from the minister's tightly-guarded home.
- The streets of the town were still, but for someone singing in the upper floor above a nearby shop.
- So it's a good thing the meteor blew apart into small pieces in the upper atmosphere, rather than just above the ground.
- High above me on the upper floor of a tall narrow-domed building a bell ringer was perfecting his art.
- The upper levels, above and beyond the landing near the door to the library, were completely unlit, and nobody ever went up there.
- In the villages, an automobile is an unusual and significant symbol of upper social status.
- The upper tier, above the railing, has nine rows of wooden seats while the lower tier had three rows of seats before they were removed.
- And for baking items that need not brown too quickly, you could position the rack in the upper third of the oven.
- He was a strict college professor who'd managed to rise to the upper social status himself.
- These farmers are mostly uneducated but they take full advantage of the benefits they can derive from their upper caste status.
- By the start of next season, I want us to be pitching for a position at the upper end of the league table.
- Below it is a grand looking sofa that has large wooden arms at each side and an ornate square pattern that runs above the upper cushion.
- In this position, your upper body weight will more likely balance on your skeletal structure, enabling the surrounding back muscles to relax.
- Burke adds that the study should eventually outline efforts companies are making towards getting more women in upper level positions.
- The sample was relatively small, predominantly white, female, and of mid to upper socioeconomic status.
- La Cuisine is positioned at the upper end of the ‘middle’ market and its food is generously served and is excellent.
- Not only is completing one of these programs a good way to get a job - soon it may be the only way to find a position in the upper echelons of community college management.
- For those of you not in the know, the ozone layer is a layer of the upper atmosphere lying about 19 to 48 km above the earth's surface.
- Points are scored by landing blows on the front of the head or upper body, above the belt.
- The film opens with a massive space battle in the upper reaches of the atmosphere.
- For the upper lids, the surgeon makes the incision right in the upper lid skin crease above your eyelashes, so it is very well hidden.
- The teenager has a half-inch vertical scar above her upper lip and speaks with a local accent.
- Forcefully press the weights in an arc above your upper chest, exhaling as you pass the midpoint.
- She wore her hair flipped and had heavy black eyeliner above her upper lashes, just like Brigitte Bardot.
- Sweat had appeared on her upper lip, above her bright red lipstick line.
- In the emotionally-charged atmosphere, I even put my hand on his upper arm and squeezed it in sympathy.
- Should we be struggling to improve women's position in the upper layers of the bourgeoisie, or should we be addressing the fundamental divisions within society?
- Place the cuff on your bare upper arm one-inch above the bend of your elbow.
1.2(in rank, importance)(ranks/echelons) superior(ranks/echelons) más elevadothe upper chamber /upper house — la cámara alta
2Geographyaltothe upper reaches of the Nile — la parte alta del Nilo
- Upper Silesia — la Alta Silesia
- the Upper Danube — el alto Danubio
- upper Manhattan — el norte de Manhattan
- In a separate fly-tipping incident, Malcolm Wilson of Acomb, York, admitted he dumped household sacks and furniture in an Upper Poppleton lay-by.
- A week before Labor Day, I walked into the emergency room of an Upper East Side hospital in New York complaining of severe head and body aches.
- The tour raises money for the Wesley Institute, an Upper St. Clair nonprofit organization that provides services to Southwestern Pennsylvania youths with mental health and behavioral challenges.
- The night before the marathon, the Rosses celebrated their anniversary at an Upper West Side Japanese restaurant, located beneath the apartment where he lived when a podiatry student.
- After all, if there were no seasonal workers, how would an Upper Canadian feel if he came East on his vacation and found there was no one to cook his lobster?
- A spy reports later seeing the actress at an Upper West Side restaurant dining with a friend and picking through a tuna salad which she ultimately did not eat.
- The new library at an Upper Stratton school has been named after its first headteacher.
- John Maher, an Upper St. Clair Republican, said leaders ‘are aware of my desire for openness.’
- ‘Black will always be the cornerstone of New York fashion,’ said a New York attorney friend during a jaunt to an Upper West Side boutique in search of a black jacket.
- She worked in the music industry in Los Angeles for many years but recently moved back to an Upper East Side apartment, where she is trying to write a screenplay and buying vintage clothing and jewelry to resell on eBay.
- Pupils at an Upper Hutt school are up in arms after being told not to hug each other at school.
- In the early nineties, she was a trainer at Pumping Iron, an Upper East Side gym, and ran ads in magazines to get new clients.
- He had, by that time, a degree in Russian literature, a head of graying hair, and an Upper West Side apartment.
1(of shoe)leather uppers, man-made soles — zapatos de cuero con suela sintética
- to be (down) on one's uppers — estar más pobre que las ratas
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1(drug)anfeta feminine slang
- Among drug users, abused youth were significantly younger than their nonabused peers in mean age of onset of marijuana, cocaine, and uppers use.
- It was party time. As time went on drink wasn't the answer for me, so I started experimenting with ‘E’ and speed and all the uppers.
- Because monthly use of cocaine, uppers, and LSD is rare and infrequent among adolescents, annual estimates were employed to provide sufficient distribution for conducting meaningful analyses.
- Antidepressant medications are not uppers and are not addictive.
- The effects aren't as potent as cocaine or uppers, but are similar.
- Information gleaned from this survey included age of onset of use of marijuana, cocaine, uppers, and LSD.
- Once upon an era, batters cheated by corking their bats or taking uppers to keep themselves stimulated.
- Ana laughed it down, stuffing her hand into her pocket and pulling out two small yellow pills, uppers to block her sorrow.
- I took two of the uppers, stuffed the rest into the bottle, replaced the bottle, and went into the bathroom.
- I will give you higher dosages of your usual uppers.
- I haven't resorted to taking uppers or any other sort of chemical relief from all the stress, including the migraine pills which my girlfriend has been doing lately.
- My problem wasn't all that exciting; I hadn't been swallowed up by the underground rave scene, nor was I addicted to uppers, downers, or even over-the-counter nasal sprays.
- My brother was ‘a naughty boy’ and dabbled with drugs, nothing grotesquely bad, just uppers and downers, but we think one day he got carried away and accidentally took too many of one sort or the other.
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