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(act)I'll give the car/the carpet a wash — voy a darle una lavada al coche/a la alfombra Latin America
- give your face a good wash — lávate bien la cara
- I'll give my hair a wash — me voy a lavar la cabeza / el pelo
- to have a wash — lavarse
1.2(in washing machine)lavado masculineprewash and wash — prelavado y lavado masculine
- before noun wash cycle — ciclo de lavado
- wash program — programa de lavado
- Kathryn was cackling happily as she dropped Olivia's purple sock into the wash with her brother's white underclothes.
- He helps with the evening meal, takes the little one swimming and talks the big one through his homework, bungs in a wash and then rolls up his sleeves for bathtime.
- I decided to use the opportunity to put on a wash.
- The outbuildings had rooms for drying beans, storing lumber, hanging the wash in bad weather.
- I am ‘punished’ for not doing the wash by having only dirty clothes to wear.
- Switching off the TV at night instead of leaving it on standby, saving the weekly wash until you've got a full load, and only boiling as much water as you need, can all save money.
- I do have a little exfoliating cloth thing that I use sometimes and then throw into the wash with the other laundry.
- She kept picking my clean sports clothes out of the wash.
- Many women made their own soap and took a pride in hanging out a white wash.
- When she looks at him, he starts to purr so she puts down her wash and scratches him behind the ears.
1.3(laundry)I do a wash every Monday — los lunes hago la colada Spain
- your shirt is in the wash — (with the dirty laundry) tu camisa está con la ropa sucia
- the colors ran in the wash — los colores destiñeron al lavarlo
- it will all come out in the wash — (all will be revealed) ya se revelará todo
2.1(sound of waves)chapoteo masculinethe gentle wash of the waves on the shore — el suave batir de las olas contra la orilla
- The crew braces for shock, the boat shudders and a giant plume of boat wash is the only mark left in the faint moonlight as the boat races forward into harm's way.
- When we land near water, the wash from the blades moves them around like floating logs.
- It has been impossible to go out in my steamboat because it is long and narrow and could easily be rolled over by the wash from speedboats.
- The 10 mph limit is no problem to the wildlife whose habitat is destroyed by pollutants and the wash from high-speed boats.
- My first thought was I had flown through jet wash from another aircraft.
- The main problem, Ray says, is the wake or wash left by the boat.
- Stand aft to look down on the wake frothing up from the propeller wash.
- Another went racing across the wash of the boat, its sail and sickle shaped tail leaving no doubt as to its identity.
- A witness was concerned the wash could endanger staff working on moored boats in the area, as well as swamping rowing boats in the Putney area.
- The jet wash at 13,000 feet was testimony to how close we were to swapping more than ‘paint’ on that fateful day.
- We passed over a number of waves created by their wash and then the last one swamped us.
2.2(left by boat, plane)estela feminine
3.1(of paint)capa femininemano feminine
- To produce his works, he screenprints one or more photographic images, sometimes a single one repeated, onto the canvas, overlaying them with acrylic washes of various densities.
- The sun was setting in a wash of scarlet beyond the great hippodrome.
- A blue-green wash, visible through the light coatings of varnish, surrounds the central form.
- Using a thick brush, cover a sheet of paper with a bright wash of watery paint.
- Three limpid watercolors reveal their development through a few washes applied to a pencil or ink line drawing, providing more graphic than chromatic complexity.
- Throughout his life, possibly because of crippling arthritis, his preferred medium was watercolour, painted in luminous washes within tight well-defined outlines.
- Finally, rub down the wood to remove the splinters, give it a thin wash of acrylic paint and brush on the clear preservative.
- Over the years Sol has used pencil, artist's crayon, Crayola crayons, chalk lines, ink washes and, as in our case, acrylic paint.
- Most of the time these techniques employ glazes or washes applied over a solid colored background color.
- While the paint is still damp, I drop blobs of brown paint onto the wet wash, creating a random spotted pattern.
- He'll mix it with pale washes of oil paint, but avoids getting into a paint process that would require thicker paint and building up layers of glazing.
- A watercolour wash is a fluid made up of water in which the colour particles brushed from cakes of pigment are suspended.
- The moon hung in the sky nearly full, spreading a luminous wash across the pale landscape.
- Her variegated surfaces may be opaque or layered as transparent washes, glazed or scraped, scumbled, wiped down or sanded.
- His paintings have the quality of screen prints at times: flat blockiness competes with spongy washes and the enticing effect of dry pigment dragged across a surface.
- Stephens veils the pastoral subjects with milky washes that streak the surface, and a brown glaze that drips languorously down it.
- I introduced a variety of glazing techniques including light washes, layering, blending, blotting, spraying and antiquing.
- The approach is similar to painting with thin washes of oil or watercolor.
- The exhibition starts with Ferron's darker compositions of the '40s; often the weave of the canvas is visible through thin washes of oil paint.
- Both cabinets are made of sycamore entirely ebonized, and the panels are painted with washes of brown and amber, so that the golden color of the close-grained wood shows through.
1(clean)(car/shirt/fruit) lavar(floor) fregar(floor) lavar Latin Americato wash one's face/hair — lavarse la cara/la cabeza / el pelo
- to wash the dishes — fregar / lavar los platos
- don't try to wash the stain off — no intentes quitar la mancha
- to wash the shampoo out of one's hair — enjuagarse el pelo
2(for gold)(gravel/mud) lavar
3(carry away)arrastrarthe body had been washed ashore by the tide — la corriente había arrastrado el cuerpo hasta la orilla
- the wave nearly washed him overboard — la ola casi lo arrojó por la borda
4literary(lap)bañar literarythe sound of the waves washing the shore — el sonido de las olas al bañar la orilla
(paint)(wall) pintar(wall) dar una mano de pintura a(color) extender
1(clean oneself)(person/cat) lavarseshe prefers to wash in cold water — prefiere lavarse con agua fría
3(do laundry)(washing machine/person) lavar (la ropa)(washing machine/person) hacer la colada Spain
4(come clean)this shirt washes well — esta camisa se lava bien
- the mud will wash off easily — será fácil quitar(le) el barro
- it won't wash — no va a colar
- her excuses just won't wash with me any more — no me voy a volver a tragar sus excusas
5the water washed against the rocks — el agua batía contra las rocas
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