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 lavar el coche/la alfombra
- 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
- 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.
- 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 am ‘punished’ for not doing the wash by having only dirty clothes to wear.
- I do have a little exfoliating cloth thing that I use sometimes and then throw into the wash with the other laundry.
- Many women made their own soap and took a pride in hanging out a white wash.
- She kept picking my clean sports clothes out of the wash.
- The outbuildings had rooms for drying beans, storing lumber, hanging the wash in bad weather.
- When she looks at him, he starts to purr so she puts down her wash and scratches him behind the ears.
- I decided to use the opportunity to put on a wash.
- Kathryn was cackling happily as she dropped Olivia's purple sock into the wash with her brother's white underclothes.
1.3(laundry)I do a wash every Monday — los lunes hago la colada Spain
- your shirt is in the wash — (being washed) tu camisa está lavándose
- the colors ran in the wash — los colores destiñeron al lavarlo
- it will all come out in the wash — (things will sort themselves out) todo se va a arreglar
2.1(sound of waves)chapoteo masculinethe gentle wash of the waves on the shore — el suave batir de las olas contra la orilla
- Another went racing across the wash of the boat, its sail and sickle shaped tail leaving no doubt as to its identity.
- The jet wash at 13,000 feet was testimony to how close we were to swapping more than ‘paint’ on that fateful day.
- The main problem, Ray says, is the wake or wash left by the boat.
- The 10 mph limit is no problem to the wildlife whose habitat is destroyed by pollutants and the wash from high-speed boats.
- Stand aft to look down on the wake frothing up from the propeller wash.
- 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.
- My first thought was I had flown through jet wash from another aircraft.
- When we land near water, the wash from the blades moves them around like floating logs.
- We passed over a number of waves created by their wash and then the last one swamped us.
- 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 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.
2.2(left by boat, plane)estela feminine
3.1(of paint)capa femininemano feminine
- Three limpid watercolors reveal their development through a few washes applied to a pencil or ink line drawing, providing more graphic than chromatic complexity.
- 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.
- The sun was setting in a wash of scarlet beyond the great hippodrome.
- Using a thick brush, cover a sheet of paper with a bright wash of watery paint.
- The moon hung in the sky nearly full, spreading a luminous wash across the pale landscape.
- A blue-green wash, visible through the light coatings of varnish, surrounds the central form.
- While the paint is still damp, I drop blobs of brown paint onto the wet wash, creating a random spotted pattern.
- 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.
- Over the years Sol has used pencil, artist's crayon, Crayola crayons, chalk lines, ink washes and, as in our case, acrylic 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.
- Her variegated surfaces may be opaque or layered as transparent washes, glazed or scraped, scumbled, wiped down or sanded.
- Throughout his life, possibly because of crippling arthritis, his preferred medium was watercolour, painted in luminous washes within tight well-defined outlines.
- A watercolour wash is a fluid made up of water in which the colour particles brushed from cakes of pigment are suspended.
- I introduced a variety of glazing techniques including light washes, layering, blending, blotting, spraying and antiquing.
- Most of the time these techniques employ glazes or washes applied over a solid colored background color.
- Stephens veils the pastoral subjects with milky washes that streak the surface, and a brown glaze that drips languorously down it.
- The approach is similar to painting with thin washes of oil or watercolor.
- 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.
- Finally, rub down the wood to remove the splinters, give it a thin wash of acrylic paint and brush on the clear preservative.
- 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.
1(clean)(shirt/car/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 — aclararse 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)(cat/person) lavarseshe prefers to wash in cold water — prefiere lavarse con agua fría
3(do laundry)(person/washing machine) lavar (la ropa)(person/washing machine) 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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