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(stride)paso masculinoto quicken one's pace — apretar el paso
- Chaim walked a few hundred paces away until he came to a tree.
- But within twenty paces he was walking across featureless grass.
- A lightly armed guard followed her at a distance of nearly ten paces.
- Two paces away stood the lift doors to the shuttle bay.
- Naoise strode exactly twenty paces away, and turned to face Danovin, falling into the first fighting stance Dendria had taught him.
- Unbelievably large, it must have measured at least over a hundred paces in length and width.
- Sighing, the man walked the four paces that the queue had advanced.
- Every twenty or so paces, there appeared a door to one side, a barred door made of iron, thick and solid.
- Count eight paces from the high chair to the flashy space at the studio's end.
- She watched shadowy footsteps catch up and go in front, then resumed her earlier speed some five paces behind.
- She stepped forward into a square room with no windows, perhaps ten paces across.
- They broke apart, and Quin glared across the two paces or so of distance between him and his foe, waiting patiently for the next onslaught.
- We hauled rock-hard water from the well about fifty paces out the front of the house.
- Wordlessly, Joe turned and walked a few paces, setting the distance for the gunfight.
- The poor runner has covered a distance of 100 paces before the good runner sets off in pursuit.
- He spied the jaguar disappear into the trees and then Pockets sent the sentry unit a few paces before him as he followed.
- Carl walked the thirteen paces towards the inferno then stopped.
- Enhance my vision telescopically, allowing me to read fine print from the far side of the restaurant, or see an ant at fifty paces.
- They had only gone about fifty paces, tripping over rocks and disturbing dust, when the direction of the sound changed.
- Our regiment then retreated, about fifty paces, I think, and there we halted just behind the brow of a hill.
1.2(of horse)paso masculino
- Billy and White Eagle drove their horses at a furious pace as they hoped to escape Slade's wrath.
- The pace quickened to a canter as the trail began to open and they rode into a valley.
- Feeling this error, the rider may use his or her legs to cue the horse to round out his back and slow his pace, but the horse assumes the rider still wants to go faster.
- Since they were in no hurry, Bell and Kevin trained the others at a slower pace than Kevin trained at.
- Angel attempted to slow the steed to an easier pace, but the animal refused.
- Hoss urged the horse to a faster pace to overtake the lead animal, and slow the little group down.
- He picked up the pace of his horse, glanced around once more, making sure that only ghosts and not Federal soldiers surrounded him.
- They rode at a steady pace, their horses' clip-clop sounds in cadence with each other.
- The little white northern horse picked up his pace, anticipating a rubbing down, and a sweet bunch of carrots.
- Will picked a quick pace for the horses, and started to gallop off.
- Harp did not let the horse slow its pace until well near nightfall.
- When your horse learns an even pace, he will feel comfortable and confidant when he uses it in a ride and it will become automatic for him and easy for you, too.
- Then came the horses and riders, cantering at a stately pace, clearly restrained by some mysterious hunt etiquette.
- The three riders rounded the bend, as Garon's front entrance came into view the trio slowed down the pace of their horses and rode alongside each other.
- The horses galloped at an astonishing pace, racing for the edge of the forest, through the Hollow Mists of Leba, desperate to escape.
- Boreal's trainer Peter Schiergen also said that the pace had not suited his horse.
- She feared at any moment that the animal would quicken its pace and send her flying to the ground, but voiced neither her concerns nor her discomfort.
- Heiferman began at the pace of a runaway horse, and his frenzy only increased as he continued.
- I quickened the pace of my horse so that I was level with Jason.
- The rest of the ride was at a slow pace so the horses would not get overheated.
2(speed)ritmo masculinoat a slow pace — a ritmo lento
- we returned at a leisurely pace — regresamos tranquilamente
- at my own pace — a mi ritmo
- the pace picks up in the second act — el ritmo se acelera en el segundo acto
- the film lacks pace — la película se hace pesada / lenta
- the pace of city life — el ritmo de vida en la ciudad
- Aroura didn't like the look of them and sped up her pace with larger, faster steps.
- The under-growth was very light, and the pines did not grow close together, so we were able to walk at a fairly fast pace.
- While ordinary ride-on mowers don't go much faster than walking pace, some versions are clearly anything but pedestrian.
- This time, she walked at an extremely fast pace to see if Erik could keep up.
- We speeded up our pace, so fast it looked like we were racing each other.
- She said in the sweetest tone she could find, then started walking a a slightly faster pace so he couldn't hook arms with her again.
- The constant fast pace of football is reduced to long pauses to determine if a player had two feet in-bounds.
- I lightly walk along and walk at a semi fast pace.
- The elevator proceeded at a snail's pace, finally reaching the 40th floor.
- Leanne attempted running down the hallway but found she was out of breath easily, so she settled on walking her fastest pace.
- Except for a few meandering authorial digressions, the novel maintains a cracking pace from start to finish.
- You could start off doing eight three-minute runs at a very fast pace, with one minute's brisk walk in between each.
- She looked back at him and saw that he was walking away in a fast, silent pace.
- Nitros then began to walk at a faster pace and Speed followed him closely.
- The castle was no more than a good two hour's walk now, if he kept fast pace and didn't stop.
- This section of town was busier than the previous sections, with people walking every which way at an extremely fast pace.
- My confidence was returning despite his nonchalance and I sped my pace up to walk beside him.
- Instead, try walking at a pace fast enough to speed up your breathing somewhat but slow enough to carry on a conversation.
- So we started to walk at a very fast pace down the hall.
- A possessor of great pace, power and strength, he also has the necessary wit and guile to progress to the very top of his sport.
1he paced up and down impatiently — caminaba impaciente de arriba para abajo
- she paced around the room — daba vueltas por la habitación
- So I kept walking the streets, pacing back and forth, back and forth again.
- She fretted pacing the small empty space of the mosaic floor, occasionally looking out of the window at the crowd on the front lawn.
- Mouthing angry expletives, he stopped walking and paced in tight circles like a caged beast.
- Flora was pacing around the room, an angry expression on her face.
- When Ben had looked in on him earlier Adam walked slowly, pacing, from one end of the room to the other, not willing for company.
- The elephant confined by a ten foot piece of chain can pace only a distance of ten feet, even after the chain has been removed.
- Nancy walked out to the waiting room where Jordan was pacing.
- To give them relief from their anxiety, Sitka paced to the door, stopping to tell the innkeeper he was going for a walk.
- Brow furrowing, Shanza looked to the ground as they spent the rest of their walk pacing down the hallway in burdened but companionable silence.
- I waited up in my room, nervously pacing in my beautiful gown.
- He stood up and started to pace around the room with his fingers crossed behind his back.
- Yes I would have… I thought to myself as I walked and paced about the trees.
- Mr Leslie looked visibly nervous during the counts and paced up and down.
- Oscar began to pace, walking back and forth before sitting on a small wooden chair that was leaning against the wall.
- She walked out, slowly pacing over to the sliding door in the living room and pushing the curtains aside.
- Apparently, Lisa had walked in on Desiree pacing around the room.
- Emi asked as she tucked down the bill of the hat and began to pace around the room with an exaggerated boyish walk, her shoulders slumped with her hands in her pockets.
- When we got to his suite he began pacing around the living room, lecturing.
- As the ship neared the island, the captain grew restless and so retreated to the main deck where he could pace out his anxiety.
- She paced and walked but never sat still to sing or tell Kyros and I of the news Kratos had let her listen in on.
1(walk across)he paced the room anxiously — caminaba preocupado de un lado a otro de la habitación
2(regulate speed of)to pace a runner — marcarle el ritmo a un corredor
- to pace the action/plot — darle ritmo a la acción/trama
- to pace oneself — controlarse el tiempo
- Given Guillen's history of injuries, the team wants to pace him.
- She trains alongside local club rower, Jiri Mizera who paces her making every practice a mini competition.
- They paced Roger Bannister while the doctor broke the four-minute barrier for the mile.
- Patrick Morin paced St Pierre scorers with a pair of goals.
- Giacomo Galanda paced Italy with 28 points while Carmelo Anthony led the Americans with 19 points.
- Her husband had quit pacing her after 20 miles, leaving her to navigate the nighttime forest on her own.
- Russia and Belarus divided the field by pacing each other through the first half of the race.
- The Slovenians and Poland moved out of the start in the lead and paced each other at the head of the field.
- Ohio State has good ground depth and is paced by freshman Maurice Clarett, a rugged runner who gets stronger with each carry.
- Heat two followed a similar pattern as Slovenia and Germany paced each other to a photo finish, Slovenia earning the advantage.
- The United States and Poland paced each other through the first half of the race before the US took the upper hand and moved closer to Canada.
- In the final race of the evening, Bekele was paced by his brother Tariku to well within world record pace by the halfway point.
- Last year Michael Skinner helped pace a World record in the two-mile race.
- Kupets said her coaches, Kelli Hill and Jen Bundy, are pacing her for the long summer schedule.
- Gary Sheffield and newcomer Shawn Green have paced the club's strong offense.
- When one runner paces another, it means the pace runner doesn't compete but accompanies the other runner to keep their spirits up.
- Jamie Langenbrunner paced New Jersey through its first two rounds, scoring seven goals.
- This close margin remained as the two leading boats paced each other through the middle of the race.
- France and South Africa paced each other throughout the race with France taking the upper edge at the line by less than half a second.
- Co-head coaches Jill Sterkel and Michael Walker bring back a talented Texas team, paced by a trio of senior leaders.
1con el respeto que me merece
- And none of these - pace your earlier comments - have gimps, do they?
- Legislation development services, pace my learned friend's submissions, clearly can include some forms of advertising.
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