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(able to be seen)visibleit's visible to the naked eye — se ve a simple vista
- the farm is visible from the road — la granja se ve desde la carretera
- the visible spectrum — el espectro visible
- More than 180 firefighters fought a blaze that melted cars and lorries, saw half the town evacuated and sent up a plume of smoke that was visible 15 miles away.
- You can't miss it - it's a bright, pinkish-tinted ‘star’, easily visible even near street lamps.
- It is visible for miles around due to its medieval tower, known by the locals as le tour Anglais.
- A towering cloud of black smoke flanked by soaring flames was visible for miles around, providing an awesome and menacing picture of the developing inferno.
- It still was freezing outside, and the same mountains still were visible 20 miles to the east.
- With sails unfurled, Cosmos 1 will be bright enough to be easily visible to the naked eye.
- The memorial takes the form of two projected towers of light, which will beam from dusk until 11 pm, visible for miles around, a hologram of loss.
- Some say it is visible 34 miles away on a clear day.
- But some of the park's neighbours have claimed the tower ride, which is visible from several miles away, is an eyesore and have called for its removal.
- In the early nineties the quarry was an ugly eyesore on the local landscape with plant equipment visible for miles around and emissions of white dust across the local countryside commonplace.
- The bikes were donated by resident's associations in Milnshaw and Laneside, and officers are easily visible with their bright orange uniforms.
- Under the agreement, children have also received Be Safe Be Seen accessories such as reflective bands in a bid to make them more easily visible to motorists.
- Ana Cross stands proud on a tumulus, visible from half a mile away.
- If sufficient, the firm is planning to build a wind farm of up to 30 turbines which, at 90 metres high, would be visible for miles around.
- Smaller patches of oil were visible less than three miles from the north-western coast, officials said.
- Before you turn south note that north-west, about half a mile away and probably visible is Ana Cross, a tall, complete cross shape and a magnet for walkers and bikers.
- In the forty miles of landscape visible from the hilltop, those two towers were the only buildings in sight.
- Newly-erected wind turbines on the Braes of Doune, Perthshire are visible 10 miles away in Bannockburn.
- The day was super clear, yet York wasn't visible at 30 miles.
- The flames have been burning a path across southern California, a combustible mix of hot air and nature's unquenchable rage visible for miles around and scarring everything in its path.
- The main gateway to St Jude's Shrine becomes visible a mile or so out of Omeath on the main road to Carlingford in Ireland's County Louth.
- Towering above the frankly nondescript suburbs of a frankly nondescript town, the Big Swan stadium was visible from miles away.
- The horse, visible from many miles away across the Vale of York, is 340 feet long and 228 feet high, and covers about an acre.
- An enormous hole had been made by the impact of the projectile, and the sand and gravel had been flung violently in every direction over the heath, forming heaps visible a mile and a half away.
1.2(noticeable)(improvement/sign) evidente(improvement/sign) palpablewith no visible means of support — aparentemente sin recursos
- her distress was visible — su angustia era evidente / notoria
- this trend is already visible in many European countries — esta tendencia ya es manifiesta en muchos países europeos
- This link need not be the most prominent on the homepage, but it should be present and easily visible.
- The outline of the outer walls of the cottage is easily visible as a brace of teenagers scratch away at the earth.
- In the illustration the water was clear, so each feature of the dugong was easily visible.
- She hasn't got a bad back or broken leg or some other easily visible form of injury.
- ‘The cafe is at the front and easily visible through the clear glass frontages and so is a very open and welcoming environment,’ he said.
- Too many people leave windows and doors open or unlocked; leave attractive or valuable items easily visible; make the assumption that all will remain intact.
- Vocal skill development is an interesting example, for there is no obvious visible or easily manipulable body part engaged in the activity.
- First-year pine seedlings, grown in the greenhouse in southern Finland, will set an easily visible terminal bud toward the end of the summer.
- In practice many basalts also contain easily visible crystals of feldspar, pyroxene, olivine, or amphibole.
- He said missing panels on the walkway would not have been easily visible to passengers.
- As I admire the beauty of the Three Peaks from a distance I notice the visible scars of the footpaths, which is a testament to the erosion caused by thousands of walking boots.
- Lynn also suggests handrails on either side of the steps, and painting a white line across the top of each step, to make it more easily visible to those with poor sight.
- They are easily visible on white painted walls and ceilings.
- But we are noticing a visible difference in the garbage we buy for compost.
- Such damage might not be easily visible from a distance, but it is surprising how often a large number of small scratches ruin the look of a painstakingly crafted piece of jewellery.
- The swelling protrudes and is easily visible; its blackish coloring gives the disease its name: the Black Death.
- There is a sign for road users to say the crossing is not yet in use, but nothing to say this, easily visible, for footpath users!
- A visible change was noticed in places where the public gathered.
- At the end of the trials all mussels were examined for any visible signs of external damage such as chips to the outer margins of the shell.
- The artery should be easily palpable or visible with transillumination.
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