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(clothes/grass/floor/hair) (moist) mojado(damp) húmedo(plaster/concrete) (damp) blandoyour clothes are wet through — tienes la ropa empapada
- you are wet through — estás empapado
- [ S ]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
- don't let your camera get wet — que no se te moje la cámara
- 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.
- Like wet plaster of Paris hardening in a glass jar, salt crystals that have incorporated water can also expand to crack their container.
- Masking tape takes ages to apply, it never comes off cleanly and it doesn't even mask off wet paint effectively.
- His wheel rims were already wet from the water already in the road and, if anything, he continued to pick up speed.
- 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.
- He would cut a negative into wet sand and pour plaster into the sand mold.
- 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.
- 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.
- Instead of using the tried and tested method (egg tempera on wet plaster), however, he used a paint of his own invention.
- I have seen them wet with sea water, glistening in the sun.
- 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.
- A classic fresco is an original image that was painted directly on a wall of wet plaster using natural pigments.
- His vision swam and blurred in front of him, the land seeming to be covered in wet lumps all around him.
- The wall was splayed with fresh graffiti and the post was dripping with wet spray paint.
- 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.
- 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 smell of fresh breads, wet ink, melting glass, new silks and a lot of currency drifted about from the many open stalls.
- The cages were covered with wet marsh grass to minimize mortality from desiccation and heat stress during the lowtide period.
- Cover them with wet newspaper to keep them moist while dormant.
- This led me to use only pencil and ballpoint pens and to slip in a piece of kitchen towel to soak up wet ink.
- You can also use the cleaner for wet paint on clothing, but launder clothes immediately after application.
- 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 sidewalks are always wet and covered in magazines and flyers no one bothers to pick up.
- Their bodies were bloody, contorted and covered with wet leaves.
- Immediately remove clothing that has become saturated with wet concrete.
- Sarah was cold and her clothes where wet and covered in mud.
- 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.
- The cupola and the concrete construction were corroded, the masonry was wet, and plaster work was peeling off.
- 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.
- Use of a wet towel or dripping water to induce a perception of suffocating.
- By nightfall there were 20 climbers crowding the shelter and the walls were covered with wet clothes.
- Using the ink-soaked felt, tap it over the tag while the gold ink is still wet.
- Painting into wet plaster with water soluble pigments is one of the most difficult of all challenges a painter can face.
- It remains to be seen whether the glitter will stay stuck to the prints as I just sprinkled it onto the wet ink.
- 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 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.
- To avoid tissue dehydration during measurements, the walls of the pressure chamber were covered with wet filter paper.
1.2(rainy)(weather/day/spring) lluviosoit's too wet to go out — llueve demasiado como para salir
- it's been very wet — ha llovido mucho
- Another spell of mild, wet and fairly windy weather is expected on Thursday.
- A word of warning, if the weather is wet, the lane down to these pegs, normally easy, can become dangerous!
- But with brighter, wet and windy weather forecast for tomorrow, motorists in the county should not have to face the fog again.
- The Asian Garden thrives in winter, when the weather is wet and cool.
- 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 reality is that no soft shell as comfortable as the Serendipity will keep you dry in a torrential rain or hours of wet sleet.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 weather is fairly wet but so far has not been very cold which is a good thing.
- The surface of a lava flow weathers, particularly in wet climates, to form a rich, reddish volcanic soil, called a bole.
- 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.
- 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.
- The weather was wet, but visibility was still good.
- It will be mainly dry for a time on Wednesday, with sunny spells, but wet and windy weather will develop later.
- But normally if the weather was wet, my Lord, no you wouldn't have done it satisfactorily at all.
- About 10,000 people braved wet and windy weather to attend the ceremony at the Margraten cemetery in the southern Netherlands.
- 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.
2US informal(allowing sale of alcohol)no prohibicionista
3British informal(ineffectual, foolish)apocadotimorato(film/story) soso informal
- Call me a wet Guardianista liberal, but a bit of peace, love and understanding wouldn't go astray.
- I'm of the mind this is a good thing, but I am a wet wooly liberal.
- To the wet bleeding heart liberals, I say get a life and do something useful for a change.
- The wet Liberals are a pathetic and spineless bunch who are wholly subservient to government discipline and their own ambition in equal measure.
- I think there's a good chunk of wet liberal New Labour angst behind it all.
- I know some wet urban liberals who are thinking of voting for the Maori Party.
- As a died-in-the-wool wet liberal, I'm coming from an altogether different place than Mr. Philips.
transitive verbwetted, wetting
1mojar(dampen) humedecerto wet one's lips — mojarse/humedecerse los labios
- to wet oneself — orinarse
- I nearly wet myself laughing — casi me meo de la risa
- Of course, plenty of travelers also arrive via the tarmac, ready to reel in monster tuna, trek the hills, and take in the views without wetting a toe.
- Sand was deposited by wind or water, and briefly wetted by liquid water that evaporated, forming the sulfate cement.
- Water dripped from the ceiling, creating puddles, wetting the carpet and ruining the already rotted woodwork.
- Seconds later, He wet his finger and stuck it in the ear of an unsuspecting TV reporter.
- Franklin would pump the treadle, wet his fingers, and stroke the rims of the bowls, almost as if playing notes on the piano.
- Her short black hair had been carefully wetted down, and her usual leathers covered the intense fighter's form.
- His form slowly turned and he looked at Jessica expectantly, she ran to him, through the mud, soaking her skirts and wetting her hair, then she held him.
- Avoid wetting the foliage and thin out overcrowded growth.
- He uses a drip irrigation system to avoid wetting the leaves, which could promote the growth of fungi.
- Dip both ends into the liquid candle wax so the whole thing is wetted, then wait for it to harden (or chill it in your drink.)
- He screwed up his eyes and studied the clouds, wet a finger and held it up, picked a blade of grass and felt it between finger and thumb, smelt it.
- After the application of the repellent, subjects were instructed not to rub, touch, or wet the treated arm.
- She went to the sink and wet a towel to clean Matty's face which was covered with spaghetti.
- If they seem bent and not curled, a good tip is wetting a Q-Tip and touching it to your lashes, before applying the mascara.
- But tension is mounting as recreational fishers complain about not being able to find room on the water to wet their lines.
- Concerned, I checked it and found that it only wet the cover over the pillow and did not seep to the pillow itself.
- She wetted the tip of her finger, counted out five tens and dropped them into the metal money scoop.
- The waterskin slipped through Darteil's fingers, wetting his shirt.
- The aspiration is the puff of air that you can feel if you wet your finger and hold it in front of your mouth when you say pot in English.
- Paddy, after a little thought and wet his finger and smudged the trunk of each of the trees.
1.1(wetness)there was a patch of wet on the mattress — el colchón estaba mojado
- Sometimes he looks really cute and appealing, and then others he looks like he's been ridden hard and put away wet.
- We run together down windows, streaming and sobbing and smashed into one big wet.
- There's far too much wet around and I think it's softened my brain.
1.2informal (rain)come in out of the wet — entra, no te quedes ahí bajo la lluvia
- His head was down and his ears back, his coat somewhat darker with the wet.
2British informal(ineffectual person)timorato masculinetimorata femininea Tory wet — un conservador moderado
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