In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1I found him lolling in an armchair — me lo encontré apoltronado en un sillón
- you can't just loll around / about all day — no puedes andar todo el día tumbado sin hacer nada / holgazaneando
- the dog's tongue lolled out — al perro le colgaba la lengua
- You know that infectious disease where you just want to loll around and get fat and not know what time it is?
- These ‘children’ weren't playing Nintendo or lolling around in a sandbox when they were taken into custody.
- I spent half the morning lolling around in bed with the windows open, enjoying the sunshine.
- Across the way, several dozen handsome Somali men and woman lolled around the garden in formal suits and dresses.
- It was a bit disconcerting to sing in front of people lolling around on cushions at first, but in the end it was great.
- These boats aren't meant for the idle rich, who are used to lolling around on 100-foot megayachts while minions peel them grapes.
- Now there is a great reason to loll around Starbucks, in addition to WiFi.
- I thought about the good old days, when women did everything in the house and men lolled around in armchairs reading the paper and throwing their socks on to the floor.
- She lolled in a swivel chair in an office building, looking out the window over the city.
- Rick opened the door to find a teenage girl lolling about the overstuffed chair in the room.
- I am going to spend the last few weeks before the big day lolling around, sleeping in, cooking food to put in the freezer - all that preparation-for-a-life-changing-event kind of stuff.
- Isabelle and John write that they are keen to do plenty of relaxing, preferably on a beach, beside a lake or simply lolling around a pool.
- We climbed the steep lane back to the Inn, pausing here along the way, and had a lovely lazy afternoon lolling on a hammock on the porch.
- For the rest of the afternoon, I'd loll around her bungalow, which contained nothing of any interest to children.
- Or you can just loll around Hafton's magnificent indoor pool with a glass of champagne for company.
- Now that school's out, I've lost my free and convenient net source, and so I've been lolling around at home, getting fat.
- Once inside the joint, you see girls with black-rimmed glasses lolling around the sofas, riffling Penguin classics provocatively.
- You can't just loll around all day moaning about your head.
- The twins were lolling around in front of the television, the man was reading the newspaper and the woman was doing some mild housekeeping.
- Jamie lolled by the ticket stand, waiting for Marcus to buy his cinema ticket.
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