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(of wind, air)ráfaga femeninoa puff of smoke — una bocanada de humo
- all our plans went up in a puff of smoke — todos nuestros planes quedaron en la nada
- She zipped up her jacket, shivering from the sudden puff of cold wind.
- When she was halfway down the stairs, hot air, like the puff of breath from a muzzle, touched the back of her neck.
- And all through this, his breath came in even puffs against my cheek.
- It may be due to some slight puff of wind or a tremor of the earth.
- Some ABC bunting waiting in vain for a puff of wind
- Her breath came out in puffs as they walked down the cobblestone street toward the docks.
- She felt the warm puff of breath before she had heard the sickening sniffling sound.
- At precisely the point of the peak of the roof, just a gentle puff of wind can determine the destiny of many raindrops.
- Ansley could hear his breath coming in short puffs, even over the thundering of hooves that filled her ears.
- She ignored them stubbornly, breathing out short puffs of air.
- But soon the pain stopped and I sat there, my breath coming in short puffs.
- The positions of the whole fleet are readily seen as well as puffs of wind, ripples in the water, and what direction they're taking.
- A little girl flew backwards out of the pile and put her back against the wall of the closet, her breath coming out in puffs and her eyes wide.
- There wasn't a puff of wind for most of an unseasonally cold day and the heavy overnight rain had softened both the fairways and greens to make them more receptive.
- For the first half hour it was hard to find a puff of wind to reach the windward mark in front of the Asia Pattaya Hotel, but gradually the wind picked up and by noon was blowing at a gentle 4 knots.
- His breath came in small puffs, the cold air filling his lungs as he walked along the side of the pavement.
- My body turned ice cold, my breath came in shallow puffs, and my hands began to tremble.
- An arm was flung over his waist and small puffs of breath tickled his chest.
- I scrambled out of the bath with difficulty, hoping not to fall back in, whilst blowing out all the candles with quick, short puffs.
- A stronger puff of wind ruffled the water and bent the water-side reeds.
1.2(action)soplo masculinosoplido masculinofemenino chupadafemenino pitada América Latinafemenino calada Españashe blew out all the candles with a single puff — apagó todas las velas de un soplo / soplido
- he took a few puffs on / at his cigarette — dio unas caladas
- In return, Al took a big puff on his cigar and exhaled a cloud of smoke that curled around Sam's face.
- The Rat Cutter took a few defiant puffs on his cigar.
- He is so lazy that he dozes off in the time between two puffs of his cigarette.
- An average puff of a cigarette has been estimated to contain 4 billion particles of dust.
- He took a puff from his French cigarette and smiled.
- These chance meetings take place in front of the general buzz of rich collectors, some of whom puff on cigars, tycoon-like, only a few steps from renaissance oils.
- I've had exactly two puffs on a cigarette, in high school.
- He bent down and picked up the still-burning cigarette and took a puff.
- Cat looked down, and took a puff from her cigarette.
- I've only ever had a couple of puffs of a cigarette, and I found it a thoroughly unpleasant experience (although I have to admit to being partial to the odd cigar now and then).
- In between puffs on the ever-present cigarette he will reminisce about golf for hours.
- He sank back down into his chair and took another puff of his cigar.
- He took a long puff of his cigar then sighed, blowing a steady stream of smoke.
- They were laughing loudly and drew puffs on their cigarettes when the guards weren't looking.
- Smokers who received methoxsalen plus nicotine smoked fewer cigarettes, had longer intervals between cigarettes, and took fewer puffs on each cigarette.
- And he had his ice cream, a little puff on his cigar, and then, back to bed.
- A typical smoker will take 10 puffs on a cigarette over a period of 5 minutes that the cigarette is lit.
- But often one sip of spirits or a few puffs of a cigarette are enough to satisfy their curiosity for a while at least.
- And so it was that not 48 hours after major surgery, my little mother was once again home, ensconced in her armchair, taking long, therapeutic puffs on her cigarette.
- ‘I can talk until I'm blue in the face,’ he once famously said, in between puffs on his Dominican cigar.
- Letting a puff of tired laughter escape his lips, Shanza added, ‘I spoke to Dezra.’
- Soon with a whistle and a puff a steam train chugged through the snaky valley below.
- Three puffs of steam from the ship's whistle verified it received and understood the message.
- He opened fire, the silencers muffling the gunfire to a small puff noise.
- Melanie huffs, puffs and squeaks as the bird's voice.
- What a ridiculous speech and what a lot of puff and whistle about nothing!
- She made a puff sound and turned away as to avoid my question or to change the subject, to not let me see her calculating expression.
- You'll hear rather than see the unassuming clank of diesel locos sliding in and out of Newton Dale and the more exuberant klaxon and puff, puff, puff of the steam trains.
- Instead, water is superheated by low-voltage electricity delivered from the track, producing enough steam to run the train for up to half an hour complete with authentic puffs, whistles and whiffs of hot oil.
- He blew out a puff sound which vibrated his lips.
2Britanicocoloquial(breath)aliento masculinoto run out of puff — quedarse sin aliento
- I would estimate that Leeds scored 24 or so points on skill, and the rest on still being on the park after Toulouse ran out of puff.
- It is the one Grand Slam she has not won and, provided she can regain enough puff, she wants to have a crack at redressing that balance.
- As they became ever more nervy when a clinching second failed to arrive, Celtic betrayed themselves as a team collectively running out of puff.
- I'm not as young as I was, though, and I ran out of puff on the way back.
- John has more puff than ever because he's stubbed out his smoking habit.
- Masters of the last-gasp victory, Cranfield finally ran out of puff in the grand final of the popular University Challenge.
- Start blowing them up the day before - a lot of balloons takes a lot of puff.
- Two musicians had enough puff left over after blowing their instruments to chase a thief who stole their band's collection bucket.
- Defending himself Mr Stickley said: ‘I suffer from asthma and so I could not bring up enough puff for the test.’
- And let's face it: he wouldn't be much use if, by the time he got to the scene of an accident, he was too out of puff to do anything to help.
- There are short cuts to the start if you're running out of puff or towing a trailer.
- Although just over half the distance of the London Marathon, the walkers needed a lot of puff to complete the trek around Canvey.
- England were able to shift the heavier Welsh pack around the paddock, presuming that the men in red shirts would run out of puff.
- This is now becoming a season of excuses from players and managers and the bottom line appears to be that the poor luvvies on the field have run out of puff.
- The kind of place, in fact, where mere mortals who ran out of puff on steep hills and couldn't stay upright on skis would not get much joy.
- Counter-punchers, by their very nature, are always chasing the aggressor and after years of running to get to the top and two years of staying there, he began to run out of puff.
- She said: ‘It's been harder to play since I've been pregnant as I run out of puff more easily.’
- His game plan was simple: keep the old man running around for as long as possible and wait for him to run out of puff.
- When she's not playing her instrument, Mrs Jackson still uses plenty of puff by whizzing round Amesbury on her mountain bike.
- Scotland isn't very good at blowing its own trumpet, but luckily Tommy has puff to spare.
3Cocinapastelito de hojaldre masculinomilhojas masculino
- Different pastries perform different functions, but whether it is puff, shortcrust or filo, first impressions count.
- I went to searching for some café ole and some puff pastries.
- But for a truly memorable cheese moment, serve gougères, the famous cheese puffs of Burgundy.
- The parcel was in fact a huge piece of puff pasty filled with a rather creamy concoction of mushrooms and chestnuts.
- There were chocolate cake, chocolate mouse, ice cream, crème caramel, cheesecake and custard puffs.
- I resorted to defrosting a lemon, mixing it into the sliced fruit with some sugar and then wrapping the whole lot in puff pasty.
- The repeated harping on the weight issue made me cringe in my seat, and yes, as you had read, regret eating that custard puff.
- The wrapper may be plain bread dough but rich layered pastry is more characteristic, either filo or rough puff paste, made by the familiar sequence of buttering, folding, and rolling.
- Crucially, the food items like samosas, pastries, puffs, wraps, sandwiches and the like as well as the water are to be periodically tested for quality, he promises.
- The apple puff pancake makes a delightful brunch dish - or a unique supper dessert.
- Venison steaks (or a boned roasting joint) may be encased in puff or shortcrust pastry, in the same way as fillet of beef.
- Maybe I can strike up a deal - I'll trade Eleven Madison Park my recipe for a proper Manhattan if they'll let me in on the secrets of those cheese puffs.
- Executive Chef Sunny produced the traditional Breakfast Pie, and Chef Winai with Bua served the curry puffs and Stolichnaya.
- So why do some people think it is about barbecued pork buns, sticky rice in lotus-leaf parcels and shredded yam puffs?
- After the dough has expanded into airy puffs in the oven, puncture the puffs to release the steam, then bake a few more minutes to firm and crisp shell.
- So does a wonderful dessert of fried plantain puffs centered with a pudding-like custard that's slightly sweet against the banana tartness.
- The puff shell felt a bit too tough to my taste but it might have been because it was a day old, which wasn't their fault.
- Instead of reaching for every sausage puff in your path, make an attempt to go for just the good stuff.
- We started, as usual, with a mixed entrée including spring rolls, Thai fish cakes, money bags and curry puffs.
- You can even make gougères, or cheese puffs, by omitting the sugar and adding grated cheese to the dough.
4(ornament)bullón masculinobefore noun puff sleeves — mangas abombadas / abullonadas
- You watch her too, you watch her all the time. You were there when she was nobody, in the days when she still wore frills and shoulder puffs and smiled that terribly shy smile you thought was beautiful.
- The purple curtain parted in billowing puffs, discharging a man dressed in white robes adorned with blue and purple sashes.
- Anyways, this sleeves of this dress are examples of ‘deflated puffs.’
- The dress was of white silk, with a low, deep, front, tight bodice and tiny cuffed sleeves, really more puffs of fabric than actual sleeves.
- I used a Sky Blue Bridal Satin for the main dress and White Bridal Satin with White Organza overlays as the skirt puffs and sleeves.
5coloquial(favorable comment)to give sth a puff — darle bombo a algo coloquial
- Kate's publisher offers us two brief ‘reviews’, which most of us would call puffs, from other writers, and a link to a longer review in the New York Times.
- The other two books were by British authors, both of them well known in the thriller genre, and both books had covers which carried enthusiastic puffs from big names.
- It stemmed from 17th-cent. abstracts of books and comments on publishers' puffs.
1(blow)soplardon't puff cigarette smoke in my eyes — no me eches el humo del cigarrillo a los ojos
2(smoke)(pipe/cigar/cigarette) dar chupadas a(pipe/cigar/cigarette) dar pitadas a América Latina(pipe/cigarette/cigar) dar caladas a España
3(say)what a lot of stairs, he puffed — —¡cuántas escaleras! —dijo resoplando / bufando
4coloquial(praise)darle bombo a coloquial
- (pipe/cigar/on cigarette)
2(smoke)dar chupadas a algodar pitadas a algo América Latinadar caladas a algo Españato puff on / at sth
3(pant)resoplarI puffed up the stairs — subí las escaleras resoplando
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