In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(bird/butterfly) revolotearthe bird fluttered away — el pájaro se alejó aleteando
- I found him sitting under the large oak in the centre of the garden staring at the birds fluttering about in among the flowers.
- The butterflies that were fluttering around the flowers quickly left the area and an eerie silence filled the clearing.
- Butterflies fluttered thistle to thistle and flat fields stretched to low horizons but south, a mile away, the Wolds rise sharply.
- Even as a tiny butterfly fluttering about in your garden is a breath-taking sight, imagine scores of them thronging a place in the city's vicinity!
- Blue and white butterflies fluttered to and fro, and small furry forest creatures scurried about.
- It tumbled at first, then caught the air in its frail wings and fluttered away, a spot of gold and emerald in the grim alleyway.
- No, I don't believe that if a butterfly flutters its wings in Washington, D.C. it will cause a typhoon in New Zealand.
- A rather beautiful yellow butterfly has just fluttered by the window.
- We say: ‘The bird will try to flutter its wings, and it will fall and die.’
- It fluttered its wings and made crooning noises.
- Looking out on the front lawn, I saw some birds fluttering around some food scraps.
- Tiny winged creatures flutter about, causing the children to duck and wave their arms.
- The voices thinned down and receded slowly, the owl fluttered its wings and took off from the tamarind tree.
- Everywhere around them colorful birds fluttered their wings, and the sound of flutes filled the air.
- Its blare sent birds fluttering from the branches of the live oak that overhung the gate, making the Spanish moss sway as if it were alive.
- The hapless bird fluttered and flapped around the astonished patrons whilst desperately trying to gain its freedom.
- My voice raised to a screech that sent a few birds fluttering into the air.
- A pure cold moth landed on Peter's lips and fluttered there for a second.
- Slowly, he unfolded his hands and a bright red, blue and purple butterfly fluttered its wings.
- The bird began to sing still more melodically, and then fluttered its wings and flew from its branch.
- The ostrich walked up and down the aisle during the ceremony fluttering its wide-open wings all the while as if it were blessing the couple.
- As a last-ditch effort they initiate very unpredictable movements, fluttering their wings irregularly so that they tumble around in the sky, making them a difficult target to catch.
- Birds fluttered lightly from one tree to the next.
- It twitched and fluttered its wings at him as if it was annoyed.
- Birds fluttered by, and I think there were even some butterflies.
- An owl fluttered its wings and both Heidi and I jumped out of fright.
- A pigeon had mistakenly fluttered inside the pub and was flapping in some women's faces.
- The birds fluttered next to berry clusters while plucking fruits, sometimes landing on boughs to eat directly.
- Even when Madeleine had brought her home a week ago and taken a Polaroid of her, she had fluttered her wings, but in a gentle way.
- The sun's rays came though the trees and the birds were fluttering around.
- They seem to be fluttering their wings and might fly away any moment.
- A moth slowly fluttered in an erratic circle around her, dancing jovially.
- Shadows fluttered against the sunset as a few late birds fluttered to their roosts in the trees.
- I stared back, and the great black bird fluttered its wings.
- He would whistle whenever he wanted its presence and obediently it would flutter its wings to its owner's shoulders.
2(flag) ondear(flag) agitarse(foliage) agitarsethe papers/leaves fluttered to the floor — los papeles/las hojas cayeron revoloteando al suelo
- The sky was blanketed in dark gray clouds and a light snow fluttered to Earth.
- We went onto the deck and watched giant flakes of ash flutter to the ground.
- She was beginning to stir, her long lashes fluttering against her cheeks.
- His eyes fluttered against the light of his surroundings, still trying to adjust to the brightness of the world around him.
- She finally saw him, leaning against the railing, hair fluttering in the light breeze.
- His blue shirt fluttered in the light wind from above.
- Gauzy pale blue curtains hang over the windows and flutter in the breeze.
- A huge cloth banner flutters between two trees, proclaiming the group's name: Red Cloud Thunder.
- A white piece of paper fluttered down to the floor.
- As she moved in to the living room she saw the curtains fluttering softly in the breeze.
- Rhea's eyes fluttered for a moment before flickering open.
- The window was open and the check curtains were fluttering in the light breeze coming in off the water.
- Bella's head was bent over her folded hands, and her hair fluttered gently in a sudden wind.
- A half-mast Union Flag fluttered gently in the spring wind behind them.
- At London's St Paul's Cathedral, 3,000 white rose petals fluttered down from the dome one for each victim who died.
- They fluttered down, the petals cascading around the guests and the royal family, causing a gorgeous and divine sight.
- The flag fluttered silently on the bow and groups of ducks parted gracefully to let us pass.
- She dropped the paper as it fluttered softly to the ground.
- They were sitting on a bench in the garden, as snowflakes fluttered from the sky.
- Let us see all those flags fluttering again.
- In his excitement, he didn't see the small envelope flutter to the ground.
- The reason is obvious, as out of the envelope there flutters a torn scrap of paper on which he had put 24 kisses.
- He moved in slow motion, dark cloak fluttering with each deliberate step.
- He touched Jeff's name slightly, then let the page flutter to the floor.
3(person) dar vueltas(person) ir y venir(person) revolotear
- Children, teenagers and adults flutter to the local courts in search of enjoyment and exercise.
- No longer were prospective mates fluttering round him at every turn.
- While she was fluttering around her office, giving me my schedule and a school map, she shouted out little bits of advice and suggestions for classes.
- Women fluttered among buzzing auto-rickshaws and brake-screeching scooters.
- Clear as day he sees the scribes fluttering around him with wings of ink; each brush against the walls leaves a searing paragraph.
- William fluttered around him, trying to pull the other boy to the mistletoe next to the windows.
- Children fluttered around, overwhelmed by the sights around them.
- The nurses were already fluttering around her, busy preparing for the arrival of the future heir.
- ‘Babe,’ she cooed fluttering over to Liam and wrapping her arms around his neck.
- She vamps and coos and then is swept into a back room to change into the next fab outfit, assistants fluttering on every side of her.
- Ashley and her friends fluttered between their two suites at the Hotel Casa Del Mar, getting ready for a night out.
4(heart) latir con fuerza(heart) palpitar con fuerza
- I felt my heart flutter in my chest as butterflies stirred in my stomach.
- Most people have experienced these occasional, brief irregular heartbeats that feel like a skipped, fluttering or racing heartbeat.
- He could see, from the corner of his eye, the pulses fluttering in their throats.
- She smiled to herself, just seeing him like that made her heart flutter!
- Anna bent down to press her lips to the point on his neck where the pulse fluttered.
- It settled my nervous fluttering heart beat, which settled to a slightly quicker-then-normal, but less uncomfortable pace.
- His fingers closed around one slender wrist, groping, and discovered a feeble, fluttering pulse.
- My heart began to flutter so badly I dropped them on the floor.
- Almost instantaneously her heart began to flutter as she saw him kneel down beside a poor, hungry little boy and hand him a hot muffin.
- Devon felt his heart flutter in his chest.
- Like a big, goofy lug, Jerry gave the biggest smile ever, and his heart began to flutter with anxiety.
- Several of the assassins were still alive, if barely, and their heartbeats fluttered as their lives ebbed slowly away.
- Rob's heart began to flutter as he saw the spark of recognition on the young chieftain's face.
- His heart fluttered nervously, but he kept his eyes on the road.
- The squeamish may feel their pulses flutter at times, but the geeky, the prurient, and the gothic will find much to savor.
- My heart was now fluttering, my pulse quickening.
- The faint rhythm of a pulse finally fluttered beneath my fingertips.
- Pressed up against her, Aelex could feel the fluttering heartbeat.
- All do precisely what's expected of them yet fail to really set the pulse fluttering.
- But there is only one sure-fire way to send pulses racing and hearts fluttering, and that's alcohol.
1(wings) batir(wings) sacudir(handkerchief) agitar
1no plural flutter (of wings) — revoloteo (de alas) masculino
- Now alone in the courtyard except for a comatose cat, Ariela's thoughts turn to the past two years and how her life changed in the flutter of a wing.
- One flutter of those eyelashes and waiters are throwing themselves at her feet.
- Lost in her thoughts, she missed the light flutter of eyelids from the body on the bed.
- A flutter of black wings, and it was gone from its perch of observation.
- Katarinka changed into her old smock in a flutter of fabric, leaving her new one in her mother's lap as she whirled out the door.
- It wasn't really a kiss, more like a flutter of butterfly wings.
- The girl in the center moved with such a rhythm, her feet touched the pavement in a flutter.
- With a flutter of his wings and a low, rasping call, a male hoopoe lands at the rim of the nest cavity, holding a small caterpillar in his curved bill.
- It is said that a simple flutter of a butterfly's wings could cause a typhoon halfway around the world…
- Last man standing, Tony hears the flutter of pigeon wings and has time for one last cry before rushing off into the protection of some nearby bushes.
- But Robyn could detect no movement other than the occasional gentle flutter of leaves on the trees.
- Only the faint flutter of the nylon wing above me can be heard.
- She was careful not to turn her head as she heard the flutter of wings behind her.
- She gets wasted, hitched, and divorced in the girlie flutter of an eyelash.
- It gave a rapid flutter of its wings, carrying it off the ground.
- A gawking cry and a sudden flutter of wings were heard.
- The hard flutter of their wings in the wind is as unmistakable as racehorse hoof beats.
- I detected a flutter in the movement of his top lip.
- With a simple flutter of Ama's eyelashes the woman appeared before her.
- She strode down the runway in a flutter of organza, stopped, twirled, and smiled.
2(thrill)revuelo masculinoher remarks caused a flutter among the guests — sus comentarios causaron un revuelo entre los invitados
- there was a flutter of excitement in the audience as the star came on — hubo un revuelo entre el público cuando apareció la estrella
- I was (all) in a flutter when I heard the news — cuando oí la noticia me puse nerviosa
- to put sb in a flutter — poner nervioso a algn
- There was a flutter of excitement through the dancefloor when he played a long remix of the Rolling Stone's Paint It Black.
- Words that inspired generations cause a dyspeptic flutter in some intellectual breasts.
- TechReview gets all in a flutter about the new range of ‘value’ drives from Maxtor.
- And was that not a flutter of excitement in her stomach?
- It's even possible to feel the excitement and flutter in your stomach when you begin contact that you feel when meeting a potential date for the first time!
- Looking at him, seeing the warmth of his dark eyes, feeling the flutter of nerves, I didn't know why I had ever thought badly of him.
- A dinosaur-dotty mum, who helped discover a missing link in our past, has been causing a real flutter in the scientific world.
- I saw him grinning out of the corner of my eye and I got a little flutter of warmth in my stomach.
- As horrible a character as Amanda was, I could not suppress a flutter at seeing her slink around in that skintight black dress.
- You can't help but feel a flutter in the stomach every time a big game starts.
- Cat felt a flutter in the pit of her stomach and instinctively pulled her leg away.
- She breathed a sigh of relief, and felt her heart give a warm flutter of excitement.
- He sounded so serious, and a flutter of panic took my heart.
- Suddenly a flutter of panic started in her stomach and she tried to pull away from her dance partner.
- Feeling a strange flutter in the pit of my stomach, I looked away.
- The company's decision to patrol the Net has got you all in a flutter.
- They carried the flag without a flutter of excitement.
- A flutter of excitement rolled through her stomach and she broke into a sprint, racing for the gate.
- That evening I was even more in a flutter than her, although I tried not to show it.
- The incidents have caused flutters across India.
3Britanico coloquial(bet)(usually singular) pequeña apuesta femeninoto have a flutter on the horses — probar suerte en las carreras (de caballos)
- Are you going to have a flutter on this year's Grand National?
- For a night of light-hearted comedy, Risk Everything is something I would definitely have a flutter on!
- Currently in Australia, online gambling is mostly confined to wagering, a flutter on the races or sports betting.
- Any fans who fancy a consolation flutter should opt for 2-to Villarreal as history suggests this fate awaits them at El Madrigal on March 7.
- Some people enjoy a little flutter, and see gambling as a harmless leisure activity.
- And although not averse to the odd flutter, he does not bet during meetings.
- Fancy a big-time flutter in the gambling capital of the world?
- Fancy a flutter, without the risk of losing your cash?
- He enjoyed a flutter on the horses and a game of cards.
- Remember that it's your comfortable retirement you're talking about, not a flutter on the horses.
- If I was a betting man I would have an each-way flutter on him.
- Spread betting makes a flutter on the general election more interesting as it's no longer a two horse race, but a prediction of seats won by the party of the punter's choice.
- Bookies estimate that up to 15 million people, a third of the adult population, will have a flutter on the four-and-a-half mile steeplechase.
- The occasional flutter on the National Lottery does no real harm to individuals but, as with all gambling, it damages our long-term financial future.
- Champagne was served before noon to kick-start the day, and a bookmaker was even invited to take bets should anyone fancy a flutter.
- Patty loved her bingo and a game of 45 and a flutter on the horses.
- So why not come along and support, have a flutter and enjoy the action of a night out at the dogs.
- He was estimated to have won £100,000 in his career but his love of a flutter on greyhounds bankrupted him.
- Many punters in the town had a flutter on Saturday's winner, watched by millions of TV viewers throughout the world.
- After all, doesn't everyone enjoy a little flutter before an election campaign?
- It is not uncommon for this rhythm to progress into atrial flutter or atrial fibrillation.
- He insists he is not aware of any heart flutters or whatever to alert him to this problem.
- Patients should be monitored for an exacerbation of atrial fibrillation or flutter, and for increasing ventricular rates.
- Digoxin is incapable of converting atrial fibrillation or atrial flutter to a normal sinus rhythm.
- The study showed that men who express their anger have a 10 percent greater risk than non-hostile men of developing an atrial fibrillation, a heart flutter.
- In this area he published on the forces on aircraft wings, in particular studying stress and sonic flutter.
- I found it hard to believe a rudder flutter caused this vibration because it increased or decreased with throttle movements.
- During his brief test flight, Bullard had experienced an episode of flutter.
- This was due to an apparent structural weakness, and possible flutter, in the wing spar.
- The gear problem was quickly corrected but further testing showed that the craft had tail flutter.
5.2Audio Electrónicaoscilación femenino
- Wow, flutter and scrape flutter in a recording system, in tiny percentages, can be your friend.
- Variations in audio playback rate would be discernible as wow and flutter, but slight variations in video playback framerate are not apparent.
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