The Top English Grammar Tips From A–Z
1.1(piece)(of bread) rebanada feminine(of cake) trozo masculine(of cake) pedazo masculine(of cheese) trozo masculine(of cheese) pedazo masculine(of cheese) tajada feminine(of lemon, cucumber) rodaja feminine(of meat) tajada feminine(of ham) tajada feminine(of ham) loncha feminine(of ham) lonja feminine(of ham) feta feminine River Plate(of melon) raja feminine
- The pudding is made by lining a buttered basin with fairly thin slices of good bread cut to fit exactly.
- The traditional way of eating Gentleman's Relish is on thin slices of buttered white bread toast, alone, with cucumber or with mustard and cress.
- This hearty wedge of egg stuffed with thin slices of potato, red pepper, tomato and herbs on its own would be worth returning for.
- Anyhow, this morning I wanted to have two slices of whole wheat bread with some strawberry jam for breakfast.
- I add white wine, some onions and fennel, and then serve it whole on a long dish with mayonnaise, slices of lemon and basmati rice.
- Slap two slices of meat between two slices of bread - there's no easier way to build a sandwich.
- She ate her breakfast which consisted of two thin slices of bread and a small cup of water.
- On a sheet pan, place 12 slices of crusty bread and a small round of Brie.
- My fish was excellent, chips just right, as were the two thin slices of bread.
- On the rim of the sizeable bowl sat four thin slices of crisp French bread which we took at first to be garlic bread.
- Try to keep the slices of potatoes, onions and sausage roughly the same thickness.
- The juicier the fruit the better, so best not use the thin slices of dried fruit such as mango or apple.
- Put the garlic-scented slices of toasted bread on to a plate then drizzle olive oil over them.
- The dressing and accompaniments were exquisite and the slices of meat paper thin.
- Serve in a soup bowl, pouring the soup over slices of bread and topping with shredded Parmigiano Reggiano cheese and more ground pepper.
- The only way it can be suitably prepared is by stir-frying thin slices of the meat with the skin attached at high temperature.
- While the mushrooms are cooking, toast the slices of bread.
- Set two slices of bread on top and drizzle with the remaining olive oil.
- Thin slices of courgette and aubergine sat on top of tomato-infused couscous, which itself was encircled with a drizzle of pesto.
- We shared a slice of baked almond tart, served warm with cream and a jam-like fruity sauce.
1.2(of money, business, territory)parte feminine
- Let me share with you a slice of our conversation that we had over tea.
- Knowing all this, who's going to pay $5.25 a share for a slice of a declining business?
- That's when companies were trying absolutely radical stuff to gain a slice of market share.
- The answer, he said, was to mass-produce a cheaper version and capture a slice of the huge mid-priced guitar market.
- He controls just a slice of the intelligence budget.
- Now it is women who are pushing for a bigger share of family assets, and even looking for a slice of their husbands' future earnings after they have separated or signed off on a divorce agreement.
- It was felt by some that the rescue would have been acceptable if those who paid for it - including the state - received a slice of the bank's shares in return.
- Depending on how lucky you felt, the taxman could either add his share to your initial stake or take a slice of your winnings.
- When we buy shares in a company we are acquiring a slice of a business, albeit a small one.
- Everybody from general assistants to stock controllers and delivery drivers enjoyed a slice of the profits.
- The ranch family that sold us a slice of its empire, huddled in the shadows of Black Mountain, had used this wetland for three generations as its own private dump.
- All we are saying down there, as I understand it, is that you can't take a slice of it, recount it until it comes out your way, and then ignore the rest of the contest.
- A slice of ‘real’ life, walking down the street without being recognised is something that probably keeps Nagesh grounded.
- Inland, vintage jeeps and other military vehicles wind their way through the meandering narrow lanes between the lush fields and gentle sand dunes as men and women try to recreate a slice of history.
- I think that Menzies was genuine and committed in his anti-Communism, and the element of spies and espionage was only a slice of that.
- It showed in the contact situation, where Bedford just had the sharper hunger at the breakdown, and they were able to protect a hard-won lead with a slice of good fortune favouring them on the day.
- The electricity shop salesperson is highly unlikely to be an insurance expert, but will be very clued up on the commission to be made by offering you a slice of ‘peace of mind’.
- A slice of humanity was extinguished in the process.
- Broadcasters received fixed-term, renewable licenses that gave them exclusive use of a slice of the spectrum for free.
- Baseball is a slice of American life, and baseball people have historically taken risks and made sacrifices to defend America.
2British(implement)pala femininefish slice — pala para servir
- I wiped me fingers gently down the rabbit's flank, then, shutting my eyes, I slid my hand beneath its limp head like a kitchen slice scooping up a burst pasty.
- This fabulous musical cake slice is perfect for use over the festive period.
- The only trouble is, it seems to replace the white cake slice.
3.1(spin on ball)efecto masculine
- It can help players who hit weak fades or slices, enabling them to hit solid draws.
- Nevertheless he began cautiously, with a four-iron off the 1st tee, his mild slice finding the light rough on the right of the fairway.
- The wind heightens any spin on the ball, and accentuates a slice or a hook.
- Nobody has trouble putting sidespin on the ball - that's what produces hooks and slices.
- If you don't add the wrist roll or release into your swing the face of the club at impact will stay open and cause a slice.
3.2(shot)(in tennis) tiro cortado masculine(in tennis) tiro con efecto masculine(in golf) slice masculine
- The final game particularly pleased her coach as Brown mixed up her game, throwing in a few slices and higher top-spun shots and letting Dalton force the pace and make the errors.
- Combining top spins, slices and net shots, she forced Tangphong to make a string of unforced errors, handing the Indonesian a crushing first set win.
- At the start, Graf had problems with the slice on the Davenport serve.
- I wanted to do everything at a slow tempo as I knew it is critical to having a solid slice at the ball.
- The slice slows the ball's speed down giving you the time to get into a better position.
1.1(cut into slices)(bread) cortar (en rebanadas)(meat) cortar (en tajadas)(cake) cortar (en trozos)(lemon/cucumber) cortar (en rodajas)(ham) cortar (en lonchas)to slice sth off sth
to slice sth in two / in half — cortar algo en dos / por la mitad
- slice the fat off the meat
- he sliced off a piece of meat
- they've sliced $500,000 off the budget
- Its warm creaminess qualifies oatmeal as a comfort food, and adding sliced strawberries or apple gives it an antioxidant punch.
- You can add any sort of meat, sliced onions, sliced tomatoes, bacon, sausage or pineapple.
- He takes control of serving the food now, slicing the steaks into even, thin slices and arranging them on Olivia's plate.
- Meanwhile, mince the garlic, slice the onion, chop the green pepper and dice the eggplants into 2 cm cubes.
- Berries are great sprinkled into yoghurt; raisins can be added to salads or try sliced apples in sandwiches.
- The meat is sliced and served separately as a second course, accompanied by a salad or a vegetable.
- She was delighted with the lightly-toasted brown bread and thinly sliced grilled tomatoes.
- As usual, my brothers and I ate like pigs, while our visitors ate and sliced their food incredibly slowly…
- The pierna, thinly sliced pork stewed in a savory tomato-chile sauce, is also good.
- The soup arrived in a steaming tureen, accompanied by a separate plate full of tender pork, salted duck egg, crispy pak choi, sliced carrot and Chinese mushroom.
- A two-inch cube of gratin dauphinois binds thinly sliced potatoes with heavy cream and butter, and makes an excellent foil for the bold beef.
- Tomatoes in some form - tomato sauce or paste or sliced tomatoes - are almost always part of a pizza and that's a good thing.
- The two cakes can be filled with whipped cream and sliced bananas.
- And, just to round it all off, I turned to and knocked us up a quick hash of potato, sliced apple and crisp lean bacon for supper.
- Breakfasts are typically Dutch, with lots of bread rolls, cheeses and sliced meats.
- The potatoes are thinly sliced, mixed with garlic and cream and topped with grated cheese.
- Interestingly, our white sliced bread came with butter and a whole baked garlic bulb.
- Without sliced bread, you'd just get whole loaves handed to you.
- Just then, our elbows knocked into each other as he was slicing his food.
1.2sliced past participlethinly sliced tomatoes — tomates en rodajas finas
2(ball) (in tennis) cortar(ball) (in tennis) darle con efecto a(ball) (in golf) darle oblicuamente a
- A golfer badly slices a golf ball, which heads toward the rough, but then bounces off a tree and into the cup for a hole in one.
- After slicing his tee ball into the trees at 18, he pitched out and barely sneaked a six-foot bogey putt in the side door.
- If you tend to slice the ball, I recommend that you tee it a little higher when hitting a driver or low-lofted metal wood.
- If you're topping or slicing the ball, the problem could be your knees.
- If you slice the ball, you should establish more generous limits.
- The ball doesn't go safe, but Wise does Paraguay's job for them by ridiculously slicing the loose ball into the side netting.
- He only succeeded in slicing the ball and it looped over his own keeper Aaron Brian.
- He can hit line drives or slice the ball to the opposite field.
- The home side edged in front on 25 minutes when Yury Kovtun sliced an attempted cross from the left and saw his effort creep into the corner of Radovan Radacovic's goal.
- As he twisted and turned, feinted, dummied and sliced the ball off his boot with the greatest of ease, no one seemed capable of touching him.
1(cut)the spade sliced into the soft clay — la pala se hundió en la tierra blanda
- the ship sliced through the waves — el barco surcaba las olas
- the ship sliced through the waves — el barco surcaba las olas
2(be cut)this bread/ham doesn't slice very well — este pan/jamón es muy difícil de cortar / no se puede cortar bien
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