In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1Medicinapulsele tomó el pulso — she took his pulse
- tomarle el pulso a algo — to gauge sth
- para tomarle el pulso a la opinión pública — in order to gauge / sound out public opinion
2(firmeza en la mano)tengo muy mal pulso — I have a very unsteady hand
- para este trabajo hace falta tener muy buen pulso — this job requires a very steady hand
- me temblaba el pulso — my hand was shaking
3(sin ayuda)lo levantó a pulso — he lifted it with his bare hands
- una línea hecha a pulso — a line drawn without a ruler / drawn freehand
- ganarse algo a pulso — to deserve sth
- y que conste que se lo ha ganado a pulso — and he's really earned it / worked for it, I can tell you
4(prueba)arm-wrestling matchechar un pulso — to arm wrestle
- un pulso entre reformadores y tradicionalistas — a trial of strength between reformers and traditionalists
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