In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(translate) literalmente(translate) palabra por palabraI didn't mean it literally — no lo decía en sentido literal
- I took what he said literally — tomé lo que me dijo al pie de la letra
- he was quite literally starving — se estaba muriendo de hambre, en el verdadero sentido de la expresión
- we've had literally hundreds of letters — hemos recibido literalmente cientos de cartas
- he literally flew down the stairs — prácticamente voló escaleras abajo
- What worries me is that these guys are going to run into problems literally the first day out.
- In some bizarre animator's joke, they were literally suspended, all hung in the air in a big room.
- According to his ex-wife, he literally ran away a number of times during their marriage.
- Several huge branches were quite literally held in place by lengths of rope.
- The art of edging is to literally tip your skis sideways allowing the edge to cut into the snow.
- Every Zulu thrust was repulsed by soldiers literally fighting for their lives.
- The nuances, exaggerations and pretences of conversation can be taken literally.
- A key point is that space should be owned and supervised, literally and metaphorically.
- The ground on which the match is being played is, literally, next door to his mansion.
- Bulbs were literally worth their weight in gold and the Dutch economy was in serious risk of collapse.
- One wonders if he knows where the bodies are buried, perhaps quite literally.
- We kept him there for twenty more minutes, and when he had to leave we literally followed him to the door of his taxi cab.
- I'll be staying with villagers who live with landmines literally on their doorsteps.
- The event was literally hot with a fire dancer welcoming everybody with a puff of fire.
- Here is, literally, a national platform for a politician who aspires to be a national leader.
- The couple met three years ago when they literally bumped into each other at a Hampton Court funfair.
- Police in Bradford are helping to show the way to other forces by proving literally that crime does not pay.
- Darsana literally means view, in the sense of having a cognitive sight of something.
- As soon as I heard the crash I looked up and he literally came through the roof.
- Of course the house was still standing after Bruce's encore so it didn't literally come down.
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