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