In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(action)give the table a wipe with a damp cloth — pásale un trapo húmedo a la mesa
- give your nose a wipe — límpiate la nariz
2(cloth)toallita femininebaby wipe — toallita húmeda feminine
- Although bleary-eyed, I manage to triumphantly wave a giant packet of wet wipes at them, explaining that I think they will find these very useful.
- He added that popular cleaning products, such as wipes and anti-bacterial gels, were acceptable as second choices if soap and water were not available.
- The scary bit - his doctor has suggested that he takes his own cup and cutlery in as well as cleaning materials and also to keep a large box of antiseptic wipes by his bed and insist that anyone coming to examine him cleans their hands.
- She said staff used antiseptic wipes for some equipment.
- Now, a box of 384 premade wipes costs around $10.
- I keep a box of final wipes in my desk at work and grab one or two when ever I go to the bathroom.
- Jackie Rose never planned to buy the toilet wipes.
- That being said, consider where these wipes are meant to be used, and realise that they are formulated with harsh detergents that may irritate the delicate skin of your face, especially the fragile skin around your eyes.
- I go back into the bathroom to wash my face and see that the daughter, who insisted on helping me clean the tub and the floor, threw some of the used baby wipes in the toilet.
- Clorox, maker of bleach and other household products, has designed Armor All Car Wash Wipes in packages containing a few wipes to be sold at the chain for a buck.
- We soldiers can only get so many packages filled with snacks, baby wipes, magazines, and other nonessential items.
- Experts say regular use of anti-bacterial wipes and specialist IT contractors can help restrict keyboard infection rates.
- Neurotics, hand-washers, and obsessive counters - lend me your wet wipes!
- Palmer has even called in sponsorship from an insect - repellent manufacturer, providing wipes to keep Glasgow's bloodsuckers at bay.
- I haven't had a single attack since I began using baby wipes instead of toilet paper.
- The really fun part is the panic as the date gets closer and you start trying to second guess your packing decisions… do I take the extra baby wipes?
- A Ziplock bag with a few baby wipes left in the car is great for wiping hands before drive-through meals, as well as being good emergency stain removers.
- Sales of soap products have gone up from £76m in 1981 to £173m 20 years later while sales of baby wipes have nearly tripled in the last 15 years.
- The manufacturers believe toilet-goers find a damp wipe used in conjunction with normal dry paper leaves them feeling fresher and cleaner.
- We had to resort to using baby wipes to freshen up.
1(clean)(window/table/floor) limpiar(window/floor/table) pasarle un trapo a(dishes) secarshe wiped the mirror clean — limpió el espejo (con un trapo)
- wipe your nose — límpiate la nariz
- wipe your feet on the mat — límpiate los pies en el felpudo
- Wring the cloth almost dry and wipe the furniture section by section, drying with a clean dry cloth as you go so that no section stays wet.
- Remsi, who was dying a piece of cloth red, wiped his hands clean, though they remained stained, stood up, and held his hand out.
- She gave him a bowl of water with which to rinse out his mouth, then fetched a cloth and wiped his face for him.
- I picked the cloth up and wiped my face as clean as I could, I gave my hands a quick wipe and put the cloth back on the table.
- Using a clean, wet cloth, wipe the lip of each jar, add a lid and ring and hand tighten.
- She put the cloth down and wiped her hands on her crisp white apron.
- Karl took the iron skillet back off the coals, used a pawful of paper towels to wipe it clean, and set it off to the side to cool.
- Taking a paper towel, I wiped the water from my face and stared again into the depths of the mirror once more.
- Using a clean cloth, wipe the warm base with extra effort until no more pine tar shows on the cloth.
- First, he would first grab a paper towel and start wiping them down with it.
- Take a paper towel and wipe the lemon scent around the sink.
- Flushing the toilet and reaching up for a paper towel, she wiped her mouth and closed her eyes, rubbing her temples.
- When cooked remove basins and strip lining papers away and wipe the basins clean.
- After inspecting the rifle, the inside of the upper receiver, bolt, and bolt carrier were wiped down with a rag and lubricated.
- Apologies were made, clothes were wiped down and ‘have some of my drink’ offerings were made all over the place.
- She wiped every part with paper tissues and then placed it in the sunlight.
- Brown then grabbed the cloth and wiped his own forehead with it.
- Lidiah replied holding up her dagger to the sun rays before bringing it back down to a piece of cloth to wipe it gently.
- After that he took out a white cloth he wiped his face with it.
- I grabbed a cloth and began wiping every single table.
2(remove)she wiped the mud off her hands — se limpió el barro de las manos
- he wiped the tears from his eyes — se enjugó las lágrimas
- she had completely wiped the incident from her memory — había borrado totalmente el incidente de su memoria
- you can wipe that grin off your face! — ¡más vale que no te rías!
- Anything left standing will be wiped off the map by the resulting tsunami.
- So the mingling dinosaurs spread diseases and wiped each other out.
- Freeserve's share price was in free-fall this morning wiping 20 per cent off the value of Britain's biggest ISP.
- I still have lots and was pleased to discover that a five year rest was sufficient to wipe away burnout.
- On a personal note, Kleenex is indebted to him for all the tissues that girls have used to wipe away tears and heartbreak.
- Suddenly the Gats treaty is not about trade at all, but a sly means to wipe away restrictions on business and industry, foreign and local.
- The history of the world will wipe away my traces with the same gentle smile that Mummy had on her face as she washed away my paintings.
- The budget deficit the Legislature ignored was wiped away with a stroke of my pen.
- He would see himself mouth angry words back at the idling grinning shopkeepers, that would wipe away for ever the pasty smile off their faces.
- Hopefully this change will not wipe away traces of the past, however horrific, before you have a chance to go there.
- ‘This is not an argument for wiping badgers off the face of the earth,’ he writes.
3(erase)(hard disk/data) borrar
4(rub)(rag/cloth) pasarhe wiped a handkerchief over his face — se pasó un pañuelo por la cara
English has borrowed many of the following foreign expressions of parting, so you’ve probably encountered some of these ways to say goodbye in other languages.
Many words formed by the addition of the suffix –ster are now obsolete - which ones are due a resurgence?
As their breed names often attest, dogs are a truly international bunch. Let’s take a look at 12 different dog breed names and their backstories.