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(scalp/toe) (+ me/te/le etc) picarmy nose itches — me pica la nariz
- my/her eyes itch — me/le pican los ojos
- I itch all over — me pica todo el cuerpo
- Mosquitos began to bite her skin and the bites itched terribly, though she dared not scratch them for fear of betraying her presence.
- Here I am tied up, beaten, my nose itches terribly.
- Her head was itching like crazy and her hair felt lank and greasy.
- My scalp itches and flakes and I shed big hunks of white skin.
- When I got home my face started swelling and itching terribly.
- The wheals can itch, and they look like mosquito bites.
- The white infection is starting to fade away and the scabs are beginning to itch terribly.
- They itch just like mosquito bites but without the big slow mosquito to squish.
- After completing your insulation, you may find that your skin itches from fiberglass irritation.
- Kevin couldn't stand it, his skin itched and his mind raced.
- After a short time it begins to tickle, then to itch, and finally even make the neck a bit sore!
- Doctors can find nothing wrong with the ear, but it itches like crazy.
- Her healing stomach itched and prickled with a stinging burn.
- Two bites on my arm have come up and they itch like hell.
- I suffer badly from allergies, and my eyes itch constantly.
- They itched like crazy if you didn't cut them off.
- A minor bite causes a bump that may itch for a few hours, then disappears over several days.
- You come to work and at the end of your shift your skin itches.
- The bite itched like the world, but I resisted the urge to scratch it.
- "Her bottom's been itching all this week, especially at night.
1.2informal (be impatient, eager)to be itching to + inf/for sth
- he was itching to tell her — estaba que se moría por decírselo
- she is itching for a chance to appear on TV — se pirra por salir en la tele
- Britain is being forced to choose between America and Europe, and Blair is positively itching to take the test.
- The dog who stands straight and doesn't circle is itching for a fight.
- Are you itching to try out some new moves but not sure where to start?
- His fingers itched to touch it and he fought the urge by curling his hands into fists.
- Do you want to stay in the genre or are you itching to try something different?
- It was as if it was beckoning me outside and I itched to join it.
- Her hands had itched to run across his wide shoulders, down his chest.
- Ben was positively itching to get his fingers on the keyboard, but Lia wisely didn't let him.
- But Royer was a bit restless and was itching to ratchet things up a notch.
- Williams is now itching for a chance of first team football with Palace.
- His fingers itched to touch her in places he shouldn't even begin to think of.
- Her own fingers were itching to touch his whiskered jaw, her lips craved the taste of his.
- He was itching for a fight and she seemed ready to give him one.
- He had his annoying smirk back in place and she itched to slap him.
- It has strong European flavours and is itching to be taken seriously.
- She banged loudly on the front door, her hand itching to slap something.
- He still itched to grab one of her daggers and turn the tables on her.
- She'd taken several gardening classes, and she was itching to get started.
- She was constantly itching for a new place, a new territory.
- Besides, I was itching to get out and test the stallion's motion.
2(cause irritation)(underwear/wool) picar(underwear/wool) hacer picar
1this is itching me — esto me hace picar
1(irritation)picor masculinopicazón femeninocomezón femenino
2(desire)(with masculine article in the singular) ansia femeninohe felt the itch for travel — tenía el gusanillo de los viajes coloquial
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