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(damp)(clothes/grass/hair/floor) mojadohúmedo(plaster/concrete) blandoyour clothes are wet through — tienes la ropa empapada
- you are wet through — estás empapado
- wet paint — pintura fresca
- wet with sth — mojado de algo
- her shirt was wet with sweat — tenía la camisa mojada de sudor
- her eyes were wet with tears — tenía los ojos llenos de lágrimas
- to get wet — mojarse
- you'll get wet — te vas a mojar
- he got his feet wet — se mojó los pies
- don't let your camera get wet — que no se te moje la cámara
- to be all wet — estar totalmente equivocado
- The smell of fresh breads, wet ink, melting glass, new silks and a lot of currency drifted about from the many open stalls.
- You can also cover them with wet towels or sheets and fan them until it is possible to get them to a hospital or doctor.
- Immediately remove clothing that has become saturated with wet concrete.
- Sarah was cold and her clothes where wet and covered in mud.
- I told my son to get my garden gloves, and then we covered ourselves in wet towels and got her out but by then it was too late.
- Tears slipped down his cheeks leaving wet splotches on the cover.
- The main type of central heating system is wet - where hot water is circulated through pipes and goes to radiators with valves that control the amount of time it spends there.
- Oil paint is a wet mixture of pigments in an oily medium.
- And I remember when it was here in Atlanta, you wanted to be careful about leaning against a post for fear the paint was still wet.
- The cages were covered with wet marsh grass to minimize mortality from desiccation and heat stress during the lowtide period.
- The wall was splayed with fresh graffiti and the post was dripping with wet spray paint.
- My little brother Andrew stopped in mid-step and wiped his mouth still wet with water, as the adults looked at him in absolute surprise.
- His vision swam and blurred in front of him, the land seeming to be covered in wet lumps all around him.
- You can also use the cleaner for wet paint on clothing, but launder clothes immediately after application.
- A classic fresco is an original image that was painted directly on a wall of wet plaster using natural pigments.
- To avoid tissue dehydration during measurements, the walls of the pressure chamber were covered with wet filter paper.
- Use of a wet towel or dripping water to induce a perception of suffocating.
- Like wet plaster of Paris hardening in a glass jar, salt crystals that have incorporated water can also expand to crack their container.
- I have seen them wet with sea water, glistening in the sun.
- It remains to be seen whether the glitter will stay stuck to the prints as I just sprinkled it onto the wet ink.
- This led me to use only pencil and ballpoint pens and to slip in a piece of kitchen towel to soak up wet ink.
- By nightfall there were 20 climbers crowding the shelter and the walls were covered with wet clothes.
- His wheel rims were already wet from the water already in the road and, if anything, he continued to pick up speed.
- Painting into wet plaster with water soluble pigments is one of the most difficult of all challenges a painter can face.
- Cover them with wet newspaper to keep them moist while dormant.
- He would cut a negative into wet sand and pour plaster into the sand mold.
- While the paint and paper are still wet, place a piece of plastic wrap on top of the painted section, making sure the wrap is wrinkled.
- The method is similar to what is called dry fresco in Europe, as the paints are applied to a dry surface, not wet plaster as in true fresco.
- The characteristic aspect of Christina's style is that of using the fluid motion of wet paint in a graceful pattern, before letting it finally dry.
- The cupola and the concrete construction were corroded, the masonry was wet, and plaster work was peeling off.
- Her outfit is utterly sopping wet and covered with sludge; after all, she had to cut across more than a few people's backyard to get here.
- Using the ink-soaked felt, tap it over the tag while the gold ink is still wet.
- I'm noticing that the floor is wet - entirely covered in dark liquid.
- The sign, on the front step of the home in London Road, Benfleet, had been placed there to warn people about wet paint on the newly decorated front door.
- Their bodies were bloody, contorted and covered with wet leaves.
- The one working on the side seemed to comb the wet plaster into horizontal furrows, while the one working on the back preferred a smooth finish.
- The sidewalks are always wet and covered in magazines and flyers no one bothers to pick up.
- Instead of using the tried and tested method (egg tempera on wet plaster), however, he used a paint of his own invention.
- So managing the water from wet cutting is well worth it.
- Masking tape takes ages to apply, it never comes off cleanly and it doesn't even mask off wet paint effectively.
1.2(rainy)(spring/day/weather) lluviosoit's too wet to go out — llueve demasiado como para salir
- it's been very wet — ha llovido mucho
- It will be mainly dry for a time on Wednesday, with sunny spells, but wet and windy weather will develop later.
- The Asian Garden thrives in winter, when the weather is wet and cool.
- But the agency says that if this prediction proves correct, it might only cause a problem if the cold weather is also wet - causing heavy snowfall in the hills.
- What made it more remarkable was the weather, which was wet, cold and very windy, with the odd snow shower thrown in for good measure.
- Staking or supporting early in the growing season is best and can help direct plant growth, encourage better flower displays and prevent damage during wet and windy weather.
- Luck they had indoor entertainment as weather was extremely wet and windy.
- Sometimes they were sent them home early if the weather was too wet, but only once did they get sent home because it was too hot!
- But with brighter, wet and windy weather forecast for tomorrow, motorists in the county should not have to face the fog again.
- A word of warning, if the weather is wet, the lane down to these pegs, normally easy, can become dangerous!
- The surface of a lava flow weathers, particularly in wet climates, to form a rich, reddish volcanic soil, called a bole.
- The weather is fairly wet but so far has not been very cold which is a good thing.
- It's that time of year in the northern hemisphere, the nights are drawing in, the clocks going back, and the weather is wet and awful.
- Another spell of mild, wet and fairly windy weather is expected on Thursday.
- The weather was wet, but visibility was still good.
- About 10,000 people braved wet and windy weather to attend the ceremony at the Margraten cemetery in the southern Netherlands.
- Despite wet and windy weather last week, the vehicle terminal at the port here reached a new record, handling 37 containers per working hour.
- But reality is that no soft shell as comfortable as the Serendipity will keep you dry in a torrential rain or hours of wet sleet.
- But normally if the weather was wet, my Lord, no you wouldn't have done it satisfactorily at all.
- wind is important in spreading diseases: for example bacterial blight is spread in wet, windy weather.
- That weekend it was dreadful weather, it was wet, it was cold, it was windy, and that just made our emotions even more hard to bear.
2USinformal(allowing sale of alcohol)no prohibicionista
3Britishinformal(ineffectual, foolish)apocadotimorato(story/film) soso informal
- I think there's a good chunk of wet liberal New Labour angst behind it all.
- To the wet bleeding heart liberals, I say get a life and do something useful for a change.
- I'm of the mind this is a good thing, but I am a wet wooly liberal.
- Call me a wet Guardianista liberal, but a bit of peace, love and understanding wouldn't go astray.
- As a died-in-the-wool wet liberal, I'm coming from an altogether different place than Mr. Philips.
- I know some wet urban liberals who are thinking of voting for the Maori Party.
- The wet Liberals are a pathetic and spineless bunch who are wholly subservient to government discipline and their own ambition in equal measure.
1mojarhumedecerto wet one's lips — mojarse/humedecerse los labios
- to wet the bed — hacerse pipí / pis en la cama
- to wet oneself — orinarse
- I nearly wet myself laughing — casi me meo de la risa
1(wetness)there was a patch of wet on the mattress — el colchón estaba mojado
2informal(rain)come in out of the wet — entra, no te quedes ahí bajo la lluvia
3Britishinformal(ineffectual person)timorato masculinetimorata femininea Tory wet — un conservador moderado
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