In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(doll/cushion/person) abrazarI hugged my knees to my chest — me apreté las rodillas contra el pecho
- to hug oneself — congratularse
- She curled up, hugging her knees tightly to her chest and Kara moved to help hold her in position.
- Her smile - small as it was - lit up her face, and she enveloped her father in her arms, hugging him and squeezing as hard as she could.
- I curled up in a ball, bringing my knees up and hugging them, feeling cold even under the thick quilt cover.
- I barely made it back to my seat before people started coming up to me and hugging me and kissing me.
- She hugged him tightly and kissed him as they stood at the top of the stairs that led to the waiting crowd below.
- Morgan curled his arms around his knees, hugging them to his chest.
- His wet suit was hugging every part of his body and he was hugging his surfboard.
- I threw my arms around him and squeezed, hugging him and burying my face into his chest as I cried.
- Her arm quickly pulled him close and she hugged him tight like she'd never let him go.
- Rewatch the episodes and notice how physical their affection is, how many times Ben kisses Jake, hugs him, holds his face.
- He hugged me tightly, kissed me and I'm sure he smelled my hair as he rubbed my back.
- Kai was sitting on the ground, hugging her knees tightly.
- She knelt down before her brother, and hugged him tightly kissing his head.
- Then the older of the two folded her arms around her knees, hugging them to her chest.
- I smiled and squeezed the person that was hugging me affectionately.
- She wrapped him with a blanket and hugged him close, kissing his forehead.
- Blair reached out for the blanket now and pulled it over his legs and body, hugging his abdomen with both arms.
- ‘Hey’ Joel says walking over to her and hugging her tightly then kissing her forehead.
- After he did this he pulled me closer, hugging me tightly against him.
- She quickly crawled against the railing and sobbed, grabbing her knees against her, hugging it tightly for comfort.
- Kassa sat huddled in a corner of the small room, hugging her knees tightly to her chest and resting her forehead on them.
- But a woman cries when she's handed a thick stack of bills, when people hug her and kiss her on the forehead.
- Rob must have felt it, because he hugged him closer and kissed him on the top of the head.
- Annika spent most of her time with her sister, knees drawn up to her chest, hugging them tightly.
- He picked up Josie's limp body and hugged it to himself, she bled on him, but he didn't care.
- He hunched his legs up to his body and hugged them tightly to his chest as the night wind tore across him.
- Angstrom pulls his legs up close to his body, hugging them tightly.
- To my surprise, he returned the kiss and also hugged me a bit more tightly.
- I scooted as close to him as I could, hugged him, and kissed his cheek.
- I told Christopher honestly, propping my knees up and hugging them.
- I clutched the gown to me and felt that feminine joy spread throughout my body as I hugged it to myself.
- Rachael, startled about the sudden show of affection, hugged him back.
- He was busy trying to think of a potential plan when he heard a sniff and turned back around to find Laura hugging her knees tightly and biting her lip, hard.
- I hesitantly sat down next to her, hugging my knees tightly.
- She hugged her coat tightly to her body to keep from getting a chill.
- I wrapped my arm around his neck and pulled him close, hugging him tightly, and ignoring my throbbing arm.
- She pulled her knees to her chest and hugged them tightly.
- She was cut off as he got up and hugged her with a kiss on the cheek, close to her lips.
- Seizing the nearest bathrobe, I hugged it tightly around my body before whizzing through the door barefoot.
- He turned around to face her and she drew closer to him, hugging him tightly, kissing him on the cheek.
2(keep close to)ir pegado athe boat hugged the shore — el barco avanzaba pegado a la costa
- Because the coastguards needed to be able to investigate every cove and inlet along the way, the path hugs the coast closely.
- It includes two passes over the classic Whaanga Coast test, which hugs the Tasman Sea coastline and is rated by many as the best stage in the entire championship.
- The train crosses broad meadowlands before hugging the North Fork of the Payette River first on one side of the tracks, then on the other.
- The Denver Universal Spaceport was right on the coast of the Pacific Ocean, hugging the Colorado Island coastline.
- We took Highway 1 along the spectacular Pacific coast south of Monterey, the road hugging close to the cliffside.
3literario(cling to)I hugged the thought to myself — me guardé el pensamiento
- Alone on her mountain, Deanna is hugging a secret.
- He is proud of his ability to do this work by himself and tells about his day's routine all the while hugging a secret that he will share with his family in the evening.
1abrazo masculinoto give sb a hug — abrazar / darle un abrazo a algn
- Among the more salubrious consolations of the past months have been 5000 letters of support from the public and the unsolicited hugs of strangers.
- Since he was a few inches taller than me, I jumped down from the hug and looked at him in the eye.
- We go through the motions, the meaningless hugs, the tears, the constant apologies.
- There had been tiffs and tears, hugs and kisses, but nothing so dramatic as what was to follow after most of them had left.
- Some of the men had family in this town, they ran to them and there were hugs and kisses and tears of joy.
- I was emotionally overcome to see them and after hugs and kisses and tears shed all round, we went back home.
- She embraced her old friends in a tight hug, tears streaming from her eyes.
- I practically jumped over the seat to give her a huge hug, and immediately tears started rolling down my cheeks.
- When my marriage ended, I promised her through our hugs and tears that I would never abandon her or Frank and they would always have access to their granddaughter Melissa.
- Mr Adams spent time exchanging small talk and enjoying the good-humoured banter, signing autographs and receiving hugs and kisses.
- A few hugs and tears are shed as we think back to when Lindsay was too ill to even get out of bed, and could not breathe on her own.
- She stepped back from my hug whipping her tears from her face.
- Claude stopped laughing and sat up besides her embracing her with a hug as the tears started to form again around her eyes.
- She was pale and terribly weak, dropping to her knees as we caught her in a big hug while our tears covered our cheeks.
- There were many tears, and long hugs and kisses.
- Alli broke the hug and dried her tears as she looked at her hands, folded in her lap.
- No applause could be heard, though hugs and tears were evident.
- She so looked forward to his hugs, his smell and the scratch of his whiskers against her cheek.
- Last night my son was overtired, and needing a lot of hugs, his eyes tearing up from exhaustion and wanting his mom.
- They have held hands, dried tears, given hugs and listened.
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