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)(hair/grass/floor/clothes) mojadohúmedo(concrete/plaster) blandoyour clothes are wet through — tienes la ropa empapada
- you are wet through — estás calado hasta los huesos
- wet paint — pintura fresca / recién pintado
- 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
- 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.
- Tears slipped down his cheeks leaving wet splotches on the cover.
- To avoid tissue dehydration during measurements, the walls of the pressure chamber were covered with wet filter paper.
- A classic fresco is an original image that was painted directly on a wall of wet plaster using natural pigments.
- This led me to use only pencil and ballpoint pens and to slip in a piece of kitchen towel to soak up wet ink.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Oil paint is a wet mixture of pigments in an oily medium.
- I'm noticing that the floor is wet - entirely covered in dark liquid.
- Painting into wet plaster with water soluble pigments is one of the most difficult of all challenges a painter can face.
- He would cut a negative into wet sand and pour plaster into the sand mold.
- 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.
- You can also use the cleaner for wet paint on clothing, but launder clothes immediately after application.
- By nightfall there were 20 climbers crowding the shelter and the walls were covered with wet clothes.
- Masking tape takes ages to apply, it never comes off cleanly and it doesn't even mask off wet paint effectively.
- I have seen them wet with sea water, glistening in the sun.
- 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.
- Immediately remove clothing that has become saturated with wet concrete.
- Use of a wet towel or dripping water to induce a perception of suffocating.
- 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.
- 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.
- So managing the water from wet cutting is well worth it.
- It remains to be seen whether the glitter will stay stuck to the prints as I just sprinkled it onto the wet ink.
- His wheel rims were already wet from the water already in the road and, if anything, he continued to pick up speed.
- Cover them with wet newspaper to keep them moist while dormant.
- The cages were covered with wet marsh grass to minimize mortality from desiccation and heat stress during the lowtide period.
- The cupola and the concrete construction were corroded, the masonry was wet, and plaster work was peeling off.
- 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 wall was splayed with fresh graffiti and the post was dripping with wet spray paint.
- Their bodies were bloody, contorted and covered with wet leaves.
- Sarah was cold and her clothes where wet and covered in mud.
- Instead of using the tried and tested method (egg tempera on wet plaster), however, he used a paint of his own invention.
- Using the ink-soaked felt, tap it over the tag while the gold ink is still wet.
- Like wet plaster of Paris hardening in a glass jar, salt crystals that have incorporated water can also expand to crack their container.
- 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.
- The smell of fresh breads, wet ink, melting glass, new silks and a lot of currency drifted about from the many open stalls.
- 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 sidewalks are always wet and covered in magazines and flyers no one bothers to pick up.
- His vision swam and blurred in front of him, the land seeming to be covered in wet lumps all around him.
1.2(rainy)(weather/spring/day) lluviosoit's too wet to go out — llueve demasiado como para salir
- it's been very wet — ha llovido mucho
- 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!
- Another spell of mild, wet and fairly windy weather is expected on Thursday.
- But with brighter, wet and windy weather forecast for tomorrow, motorists in the county should not have to face the fog again.
- 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.
- About 10,000 people braved wet and windy weather to attend the ceremony at the Margraten cemetery in the southern Netherlands.
- A word of warning, if the weather is wet, the lane down to these pegs, normally easy, can become dangerous!
- It will be mainly dry for a time on Wednesday, with sunny spells, but wet and windy weather will develop later.
- 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.
- The surface of a lava flow weathers, particularly in wet climates, to form a rich, reddish volcanic soil, called a bole.
- wind is important in spreading diseases: for example bacterial blight is spread in wet, windy weather.
- 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.
- The weather is fairly wet but so far has not been very cold which is a good thing.
- Despite wet and windy weather last week, the vehicle terminal at the port here reached a new record, handling 37 containers per working hour.
- Luck they had indoor entertainment as weather was extremely wet and windy.
- The Asian Garden thrives in winter, when the weather is wet and cool.
- But normally if the weather was wet, my Lord, no you wouldn't have done it satisfactorily at all.
- 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.
- 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.
- The weather was wet, but visibility was still good.
- 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.
2USinformal(allowing sale of alcohol)no prohibicionista
3Britishinformal(ineffectual, foolish)apocadotimorato(film/story) soso informal
1mojarhumedecerto wet one's lips — mojarse/humedecerse los labios
- to wet the bed — hacerse pipí / pis en la cama
- to wet oneself — hacerse pipí / pis (encima)
- I nearly wet myself laughing — casi me meo de la risa
- I'm of the mind this is a good thing, but I am a wet wooly liberal.
- The wet Liberals are a pathetic and spineless bunch who are wholly subservient to government discipline and their own ambition in equal measure.
- As a died-in-the-wool wet liberal, I'm coming from an altogether different place than Mr. Philips.
- Call me a wet Guardianista liberal, but a bit of peace, love and understanding wouldn't go astray.
- To the wet bleeding heart liberals, I say get a life and do something useful for a change.
- I know some wet urban liberals who are thinking of voting for the Maori Party.
- I think there's a good chunk of wet liberal New Labour angst behind it all.
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(in UK, ineffectual person)timorato masculinetimorata femininea Tory wet — un conservador moderado
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