In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(on door) pomo masculino(on door) perilla femenino América Latina(on drawer) tirador masculino(on drawer) perilla femenino América Latina(on walking stick) puño masculino(on bedstead) perilla femenino(on radio, TV) botón masculino
- There were so many dials and knobs she didn't know how anyone could ever figure it all out.
- Updating a scheme can be as simple and economic as painting, replacing or removing unit doors, or updating accessories such as knobs and handles.
- But look closely - there are tiny pink knobs on those stems, a promise of the new growth to come.
- Easy-to-read numbers and touch-pad controls, rather than knobs, are easier to use
- Valerie cautiously approached the door, reaching for the handle and turning the knob.
- The burner and the grill have separate control knobs, and each side can produce 10,000 BTUs at the same time.
- The manservant turned to enter his bedroom, turning the silver knob quietly.
- I spent the rest of yesterday afternoon babysitting R's kids, which was fun, although a little alarming, as the youngest one has worked out how to turn the knobs on the gas cooker on and off and it took me a while to realise.
- The keyboard has 40 buttons and knobs, and it's so complicated I'm sure flying Concorde would be easier.
- Back inside, there is a chrome finish to dials, steering wheel, door handles and handbrake knob as well as the ventilation controls.
- His television was an antique: unlike the thin digital ones that were all the rage, his was strictly black and white, with knobs instead of buttons.
- A raised knob at the end of its snout gives it the appearance of having an upturned nose.
- Pressing forward, he felt for the knob, pulled the door open and stepped on through.
- The policemen carry long canes tipped with iron knobs.
- And all controls are push buttons instead of switches and knobs.
- He slapped the dashboard with the flat of his hand and tutted in annoyance, sliding the knob of the heating control another notch to the right.
- It had a good thick handle and a rubber knob on the end.
- The bill is orange with a black knob at its base.
- It is a left-sided flatfish, with its eyes normally on the left side of the head, and it is scaleless, though its head and body are studded with numerous bony knobs, or tubercles.
- For example, the handlebar end plugs are unsightly rounded black rubber knobs, rather than the attractive chrome-look plastic buttons that some companies supply.
- Aiden shrugged, and suddenly we heard the faint sound of the knob turning as the door began to open.
- He knocked on the palace doors with the knob of the walking stick.
- George reached down and adjusted the volume knob.
- Near the top the trees cleared out, and suddenly I was standing on a knob of rock high above the bay.
- More roomy still are American automobiles from the Fifties with auto transmission and ‘no seat belts or gear knobs to get in the way’.
- Adult males are solid black with a bulbous yellow knob on an otherwise black bill.
- That was an easy job compared to what should have been the simple job of putting new knobs on the damn doors.
- Cool water ran over his hands, and he adjusted the knobs above the sink until the water became warm and comforting.
- A police spokesman said: ‘It would appear that all the knobs on the gas cooker had been left on and the young man lit a cigarette.’
- Grasping the handle and turning the knob, I opened the creaking door.
- Luckily, at that moment we reached a simple wooden door with a brass knob and roses carved around the handle.
- The cane in his left hand was plain wood, lacquered and shiny, with an iron knob on top.
- Police say thieves are most intent on stealing audio equipment followed by car parts, including parcel shelves, wheel trims and gear knobs.
- African elephants have two knobs and Asian elephants have one knob on the end of the trunk, enabling them to pick up food and put it into their mouths.
- Her fingers paused over the cold metal knob that opened the door to the back porch.
- There was a rattle of cutlery on the other side of the bedroom door, and the knob slowly began to turn.
- I fiddled with the knob that controlled the water, turning it until the sprinkler was going full blast.
- I began to run the water for the bath, adjusting the knobs to reach my desired temperature.
- She pulled at the knobs but the doors wouldn't open.
- Rebecca turned the shiny brass knob that led to Mr. Coates' office.
- Just as he placed his sweating hand on the front door knob he heard a noise from upstairs.
- There's air conditioning, a CD player, computer-navigation system and there are loads of buttons and knobs.
- He carefully reached up and turned the small metal knob on the wall by his bed, allowing dim lighting to shine from the ceiling.
- The toilets are fitted with high cisterns, while old-style metal radiators and old doors with brass knobs are fitted throughout the house, giving it a touch of character.
- A few lights shone on a figure alternately twiddling knobs on various mixers and tapping keys on his computer or midi keyboards.
- Inside, Sparco race-style leather seats and black/blue leather steering wheel match with the aluminium handbrake, gear knobs and pedals.
- He finally grasped the knob and opened the door.
- Meanwhile, Ant sat before a desk studded with countless knobs and dials, lit by the glow from a monitor that sat by a complicated-looking keyboard.
- He turned the knob of her chamber door and urged her to enter.
- On the other hand, even though old-fashioned knobs and dial-controls are sturdier, they are harder to maintain as dirt can easily accumulate in them.
- Unlike most ducks, the sexes are similar, although the female lacks a knob at the base of the bill.
- The young woman then began to adjust a few knobs on the consul.
- After the glue has hardened, rub fine-grain sandpaper across the surface of both knobs, making their surfaces smooth.
- He hung it, by its chain, from the knob at the end of the crib.
- When there was no answer, she tried the knob and swung the door open.
- He turned the knob and opened the door slowly, peering inside.
- She grabbed the knob as she heard the lock turn, locking her in.
- Select a cooking surface with control knobs at the front or side of the appliance.
- I turned the knob and pulled the door towards me.
2(lump)bulto masculino(on tree trunk) nudo masculino
3Britanico(small piece)a knob of butter — un trocito / una nuez de mantequilla
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