In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1tiempo masculine(map/chart) meteorológicogood/bad weather — buen/mal tiempo
- in hot weather — cuando hace calor
- what's the weather like? — ¿cómo está el tiempo? ¿qué tiempo hace?
- what's the weather like in Mexico? — ¿qué clima tiene México?
- you can't go out in this weather — no puedes salir con este tiempo
- weather permitting — si hace buen tiempo
- they work outdoors in all weatherscountable — trabajan a la intemperie haga el tiempo que haga
- (in US) weather bureau — servicio meteorológico
- weather conditions — condiciones del tiempo
- Forecasters said the UK would take on a tropical feel, with sticky and muggy weather making conditions unpleasant.
- He said the trek had been something of an ordeal over difficult terrain and there had been days of miserable weather with wind, rain and snow.
- The weather is also unpredictable: it can be cold, hot or raining; you just don't know what to expect.
- Due to the bad weather, torrential rain and wind, the game was halted after the first half.
- We are two thirds of the way through the winter season without any cold weather or significant snowfall.
- The forecast is for brighter weather after days of rain.
- You have all the elements of a potential disaster in the making, speed, unpredictable elements, cold weather and mountains.
- Melbourne is well known for its unpredictable weather but today's cold snap was one for the history books.
- The launch had twice been postponed due to bad weather.
- The work was due to start on January 5 but was delayed due to bad weather.
- The cold weather has been suddenly replaced by warm humid conditions.
- We need some rain though and dry weather has been forecast up to Thursday.
- What's the weather like where you are?
- The Met Office has predicted an unsettled period of weather with rain and wind.
- Severe wintry weather is expected to continue over the weekend.
- A Met Office spokesman said that the cold weather would continue until Sunday, when it should become milder.
- Approximately 700 cyclists braved inclement weather as well as Friday night traffic to cause a little non-polluting road congestion.
- This work will be carried out in the near future weather permitting.
- After basking in hot summer sunshine, the weather broke and torrential rain and flash floods brought chaos across Greater Manchester.
- During the winter, its southerly location guarantees warm weather and sunshine when our own more northerly climes turn bleak.
1.1(wear)(rocks) erosionar(surface) desgastarthe wind and rain have weathered the castle walls — el viento y la lluvia les han dado una pátina a los muros del castillo
- her face had been weathered by the sun and wind — tenía el rostro curtido por el sol y el viento
- the rock has been weathered smooth — la roca se ha alisado por efecto de la intemperie
- The bricks had been weathered and the stone and brickwork needed repairing.
- He had an old, rough, grizzled face, quite aged and weathered, and his eyes were a deep, deep blue, like chips of ice.
- Missing limbs, missing teeth, scars and weathered skin were abundant.
- Their vegetation, mostly scrub pine, is noticeably weathered from the fierce storms that punish this area.
- Little by little, she was making repairs, yet trying to maintain the authentic feel of the place, using older, more weathered wood.
- Bill Harney has the gnarled hands and weathered hat of a lifetime's work with cattle.
- Only in the color difference between new and weathered limestone are there obvious hints at the distinction.
- His frame was aged and weathered, but he did not look old by any means.
- Old, his face was weathered and wrinkled, but he always had a smile for the strange woman and her sporadic emotional outbursts.
- Her frame was small, her back was bent, and her skin was weathered, but her vigorous soul persevered.
- The lining, pure silk, may be dropping off out of old age, but the thick, weathered wool still does its job.
- A small crevice in the cliff allowed them passage, into a very small, shadowy space between many boulders and the remains of a gnarled, weathered tree.
- He is believed to be in his late 20s and he is said to have a weathered, worn face.
- The materials used on the exteriors give the house a pleasing, weathered appearance.
1.2(wood) secar(wood) curar
2(survive)(crisis/scandal) sobrellevar(crisis/scandal) capearthey managed to weather the oil shortage — se las arreglaron para hacerle frente a / para capear la escasez de petróleo
- For this orchestra has weathered centuries of political unrest and revolution in its homeland.
- The database giant appears to have weathered the downturn.
- Overall, the company is cutting costs and making profits, weathering the difficult economic conditions very well.
- The family feel an immense sense of satisfaction after weathering all the dangers to reach Australia, where they are building a new life with friends and family who are already there.
- But if the euro-zone economy is to weather future downturns better, the process must start.
- The British economy over the same period grew by 2.8% and has weathered the recent downturn better.
- But many more similar measures are needed to help businesses weather the extremely difficult conditions ahead.
- Defensive companies are those businesses that are said to weather economic downturns better than most.
- I was trying to make sure that we weathered the onslaught of the Asian economic crisis.
- The country has successfully weathered the painful transition from authoritarianism to participatory government.
- But he appears to have weathered the transition well, and this team should be stronger in the second half as it continues to jell.
- ‘We have successfully weathered the most difficult times in recent years,’ chairman and managing director Lo Yuk-sui said.
- By the 1760s, therefore, it seemed that the church had successfully weathered a century of intense religious conflict.
- Anglo-American air power relations have successfully weathered serious political tensions because leaders have focused on strategic goals.
- We have been able, therefore, to weather a very difficult economic climate.
- Religious publications also appear to have weathered the downturn in religious practice.
- The news was welcomed by traders in the city who have weathered a difficult winter, as they vowed to keep up the momentum.
- Take comfort in the fact that Richmond has been around for over 5,000 years and has successfully weathered countless earthquakes.
- Hunter-gatherer societies, for example, weathered more ups and downs in food availability.
- After weathering the Asian crisis, the city is fast losing its competitive advantage.
1(rock) erosionarse(surface) desgastarsestone weathers well — la piedra resiste bien los efectos de la intemperie
- In some cases parents had built classrooms for a school, only to see them slowly weather away; in a few cases teachers had taken a hand in the building.
- Another option to consider is to allow the wood to weather naturally.
- Unfortunately, some rocks weather into a sort of brown almost burnt crust on the outside, so that can be confusing.
- A lot of the old revenue service paint had weathered off over the years in the more exposed locations although there was plenty left.
- I've grown quite fond of this lumpy monolith since; I accept the architect's argument that small office spaces don't demand big windows, and Portland stone weathers better than concrete.
- As the fossils weather out of their matrix, they break into pieces and disperse; complete specimens are rare.
- If you choose not to apply a stain or preservative, the wood will weather naturally.
- Sometimes iron sulfides have weathered, staining the quartz an orange color, both on the surface and within the crystals themselves.
- Over the years, the paint has weathered and faded.
- Weeds surrounded what once appeared to be beautiful landscaping, the paint had weathered and was peeling in some spots, and a gutter leaned against the building by the door.
- Materials have weathered well in the ten years since the building was completed.
- A small hammer and chisel could be used, but we found more crystals that had weathered from the rock then we could collect.
- There's a sense that the rock has weathered differently in different places.
- Requiring no artificial preservative, the wood weathers naturally and turning silver with age will merge into water and sky.
- When starting a car after a long period of inactivity, it often feels sluggish and un-responsive. This is often because the fuel has weathered.
- Because of the intensely dry climate, steel weathers quickly but does not rust through, so it was not necessary to use costly proprietary types of oxydized steel cladding.
- Wood weathers with age and expands and contracts according to weather conditions.
- Suffice it to say, different minerals weather and grow at different rates within higher organisms, just as they do in the ambient environment.
- As carbonate rocks weather, the insoluble fractions are introduced into the cave deposits.
- But all too often, these structures are simply left to weather away with little or no thought to their upkeep.
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