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(exclamation)grito masculinoto give/let out a cry — dar/soltar un grito
- there was a cry of 'man overboard!' — se oyó un grito de '¡hombre al agua!'
- she heard cries for help — oyó gritos de socorro
- her suicide attempt was a cry for help — su intento de suicidio fue una llamada / un grito de socorro
- Local residents danced in the streets celebrating the decision with cries of ‘Execute the vile meditators!’
- It was like you see in the films - you hear the whistle and the bang, there's a cry of ‘incoming’ and everybody gets down on the ground.
- Impassioned cries of: ‘We will shed blood to save the Datta Peetha’ were raised.
- It's the hub of village life and when you go there at night, expect some of the elderly worse-for-wear locals to greet you with cries of ‘Hello, my brother’ when they discover you're Irish.
1.2(of street vendor)pregón masculinothe cries of the newsboys — los gritos de los vendedores de diarios
- In the weavers' cottage, weavers would be hard at work, and the streets thronged with people, where visitors would hear the cries of street traders selling their wares.
- I have just been reading the Keith Waterhouse column, Echoes from the past, about the cries of street traders.
- The cries of street vendors hawking their merchandise rose above the hubbub.
- The shrill cries of the vendors, pursuing passers-by to buy their wares rang through my ears.
- Despite the lights and the trains and the noise, it is quite easy to imagine the cries of the hawkers in a different age.
- Visitors are battered by a cacophony of cries by hawkers trying to flog a variety of the ubiquitous plastic trinkets and squeaking toys.
1.3(call)(of seagull) chillido masculino(of seagull) reclamo masculino(of hounds) aullido masculino
- Yet the only target they fired on was an unidentified animal, whose cries then kept the unit awake all night.
- Suddenly I heard a loud bird cry as a large bird of prey flew towards me.
- These noisy animals have several types of cries and bloodcurdling howls.
- In the distance, one or two unnamed birds send out a cry from the distant dense forests.
- Behind her she heard the cries of frightened animals.
- The air is full of bird cries and one may even spot a few deer.
- At his father's prompting, the little boy began to mimic the birds' cries.
- The next thing I knew, a balmy breeze played across my face, and the soft cries of birds drifted to my ears.
- There was silence in the meadow for a few minutes, except for the cries of distant birds.
- I could hear strange animal cries; some so deep and loud they sent chills up my spine.
- The cries of topical birds and animals could be heard very clearly in the night air.
- McBride recorded more than 100 hours of sounds and will listen to the audio tapes in the next month, in the hope of hearing the bird's cry.
- Whistles and cries came from the birds as they continued forward.
- She was aware of every small noise around her, from the smallest twig snapping underfoot to the cries of foreign birds.
- A few cries came from nocturnal birds, hunting rodents.
- Ranging from the chirp of crickets to the loud, booming cry of indigenous animals, the wilderness is truly alive with the sounds of fauna.
- Imagining their hoots to be the cry of some dangerous animal, she had spent nearly two terrified days on the run from her rescuers.
- Animal cries and howls wailed through the valley.
- Abby looked skyward and was greeted by the cry of an angry bird, warning her away from his meal.
- It is in fact one of those animal cries that is both scary and scared in equal parts, a shriek that would make an intruder really think twice about going any further into a burrow.
2coloquial(weep)llanto masculinoto have a cry — llorar
- you'll feel better after a good cry — te sentirás mejor después de un buen llanto
- He took an awful long time coming back, because he had to keep stopping to have a cry!
- I have a cry while I slice the onions.
- After my initial cry, I don't think I shed another tear for Steve.
- She had a tight feeling in her chest that she felt could only be relieved by a good cry or a piercing scream.
- Sometimes there is nothing like a good cry.
- I put my arms down on the computer desk, and leaned my head down on them to have a cry.
- If you are committed to removing all the tangles no matter how long it takes, then give yourself permission to get angry and have a good cry or scream.
3(slogan)lema masculinoslogan masculino
- The most frequent cry is to demand the whereabouts of the powerful foreign reporting that they remember from the 1960s.
- A rallying cry has gone out to save football pitches from the council's axe.
- Soon, international opinion took up the cry and the authorities reacted quickly.
- The match also almost certainly ended the cry from fans demanding a return to Sunday action.
- One group has proposed that he can openly join the national cry for urgent action by the Government and its many arms which exist to deal specifically with the problem.
verbo intransitivocries, cried, crying
1(weep)llorarto make sb cry — hacer llorar a algn
- I could have cried for joy/with frustration — hubiera llorado de alegría/frustración
- to cry for sb — llorar por algn
- I'll give you something to cry about / for! — ¡yo te voy a dar motivo para que llores!
- Out of frustration, exhaustion, and mounting stress, I cry in the street.
- It was considered good to cry so tears were frequently shed in public by both men and women.
- She cried all night and refused to speak to her father.
- There was never anybody there to wipe away her tears and she just cried alone in the dark, begging for love which never came.
- Now as he sat in his chair thinking about his oldest daughter, he remembered that not even in the hospital did she cry - not one tear was shed.
- He started to cry; tears of bitterness and regret for a past he couldn't change; for the love he needed taken from him so many times.
- Darren and Cara understood why Mom cried that night, even if she didn't.
- It was not supposed to end with her slumped on an Athens pavement, crying bitter tears of pain and frustration.
- In February this year, social workers at the airport reported that she had cried hysterically for hours.
- He cried too, tears of shame for hurting her and his wife, tears of loss because just thinking about life without her made his internal organs cramp in distress.
- Don't be afraid to cry, as tears can baptize the soul anew.
- She was holding my hand and crying huge, wet tears that splashed onto my arm.
- My mom cries a lot.
- She had always seemed so strong and had never cried in front of him.
- Woman were crying with tears of joy as men swung their children around before giving them a smothering bear hug.
- Throwing herself across her blue flower bedspread, she cried herself to sleep the first night of her period and many nights afterwards.
- She continued to cry softly on his shoulder, but there was no sadness in her tears.
- Homeless and friendless, I set out into the slums, and found a quiet alleyway near an open air market to cry myself to sleep in.
- I cried softly into his shoulder and let him hold me and try to comfort me.
- In the end, he told me, he cried too many tears, and that was why his eye began to swell.
2(call)(bird) chillar(person) gritarthey cried for help — pidieron ayuda a gritos
verbo transitivocries, cried, crying
1(weep)llorarhe cried himself to sleep — lloró hasta quedarse dormido
- The name Sally Lunn (Lunn is more usual than Lun) is said to commemorate a woman baker of that name who had a pastry-cook's shop and cried her wares in the street.
- Store owners and merchants were crying out their wares or conducting business.
- Merchants were crying out their wares in the morning air, each straining to make their voices heard over the music and laughter.
- He notes that Hamilton often caught his sellers in the act of selling rather than crying their goods.
- In the little trading towns, the traders sat in their shops, far too weary to cry their wares.
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