In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(substance)roca femeninoigneous/volcanic rock — roca ígnea/volcánica
- a great lump of rock — una roca enorme
- hewn from the rock — tallado en la roca viva
- as hard as rock — duro como una piedra
- A main types of mineral phosphate, soft rock phosphate comes mostly from ancient sea deposits.
- The granite fines were a by-product of crushing syenite granite rock.
- Dolomite, a calcium magnesium carbonate rock, can be found beneath the soil surface.
- The cave offers an in-depth view of the immense layers of limestone rock formed by the sedimented shells.
- Karst landscapes are developed wherever soluble carbonate rocks outcrop and where surplus rainfall is available to dissolve the limestone.
- It's like a trip through a jewelry store that sells nothing but pricey diamond rings with big rocks.
- Instead of working with flashy, expensive rocks, he preferred to use semiprecious stones - and his wits.
- The floor seemed to be pitching, like a boat rocked by waves.
- As he cuddles his teddy bear, she rocks him to sleep.
- He rocked his body at the mike, rolled his eyes, pulled back his lips in elegant disdain, and finished each sentence with a sensual guttural trail.
- As of this week, he no longer wants to be rocked to sleep.
- I guess you just get use to being rocked to sleep every night.
- She rocked herself to and fro, and the tears gathered in her eyes and slowly trickled down her cheeks.
- I think I spent a week in a row rocking him to sleep, just speaking it over.
- Some women started cooking meal under trees while some others gently rocked makeshift cradles hanging from tree branches.
- Situated in a sensitive seismic zone, the country has been rocked by many earthquakes.
- Just then, the ship was rocked by an explosion.
- An explosion rocks downtown London and shuts down the city.
- He is awake in the middle of the night and he feels as if the hotel is being rocked by an earthquake.
- Both films take place in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake that rocked northern Iran in 1990, killing nearly 50,000 people.
- Then the entire world was rocked by a massive earthquake, which killed more than half the population.
- Brimstone's ship was violently rocked by the explosions, but still managed to maintain their shields.
- For the second day, a suicide blast rocked the city of Tal Afar.
- Dewey drinks hard, sleeps late, plays gigs in dingy clubs and, most importantly, loves to rock.
- Each of these rhythm and blues legends had the hall rocking to the sounds of the Sixties.
- If the crowd is not rocking to this one beat, you gotta get it out and get the next record in.
- Whatever may happen in the future, the band are rocking hard in the present.
- While my musical strength may be in the Classical realm, I also know that Little Richard really rocked in his day.
- The focus of the film isn't so much that this guy teaches kids how to rock as it about how he teaches them to rock.
- These guys knew how to rock - and did so for nearly two hours!
- Despite the odd venue choice, Billy Corgan and his openers still rocked out.
- In this case, the screen was bigger, the score was louder and the crowd was rocking.
2.1(crag, cliff)peñasco masculinopeñón masculinomy wife was like a rock throughout that time — mi esposa fue mi puntal durante toda esa época
- the Rock (of Gibraltar) — el Peñón (de Gibraltar)
- as solid as a rock — firme / sólido como una roca
- He decides on Fiona, who is prisoner in a castle on a rock, surrounded by molten lava and guarded by a fierce dragon.
- At the centre of the building is a courtyard; in fact, the original patch of trees, rocks and earth that was here from the very start.
- The rocky coastline is a near monochrome of pale blues that darken in the rocks and billowing clouds as though illuminated by moonlight.
- Jagged rocks jutted out from both sides of the canyon.
- One had to earn the right to surf beneath the dangerous pier, with it's exhilarating waves and threatening jagged rocks.
- The inn is actually a front for illegal operations involving the luring of ships onto the coastal rocks where the crews are murdered and the ships' cargoes can be plundered.
- More than half of Mandela's sentence was spent on Robben Island, a windswept rock surrounded by the treacherous seas of the Cape of Good Hope.
- Helen makes her way to Skerray, a tiny crofting community whose name translates as ‘between the rocks and the sea’.
- Uppermost Permian and Triassic terrestrial sediments conformably overlie the terminal volcanic rocks.
- ‘The boat can crash into the rocks and still float, because of the plasticity of the skin,’ he says.
- Stone was sourced from a local quarry where it is still possible to scramble around and observe a handful of small stelae, partially carved, but not quite freed from the mass of the rock.
- He turned the movie's sets into an illustration of Inuit thrift and ingenuity, played against ice massifs, snowy rivers, a wide ocean, and lowland rocks covered in moss.
- Huge rocks jutted out of the ground, with no clear trail across it.
- Of course they have to break out of jail, and the posse who is hot on their tail gets turned back by a sniper in the rocks above.
- I went out into this absolutely beautiful country, the beautiful red soil, the rugged red rocks above the hills, and it just blew my mind.
- Pavers surround a rock that is left to emerge from the floor.
- Effectively, the rock is left exposed in its geological location, but cut free from its surround.
- Those who were not sold quickly were carried down to the rocks where the sea breaks, forced into dinghies, and rowed out to waiting ships.
- On the highest part of the rock on which the old city of Toledo is founded is the conventual church of San Marcos.
- Swimming was difficult and dangerous due to the heavy waves and jagged rocks, so Pinos adapted existing breakwater structures to enclose two new bays for protected bathing.
2.2(in sea)roca femeninoescollo masculinothe ship ran onto the rocks — el barco encalló en las rocas
- on the rocks
- Scotch on the rocks — whisky con hielo
- their marriage is on the rocks — su matrimonio anda muy mal
- the business went on the rocks when she left — el negocio se fue a pique cuando ella se fue
2.3(boulder)roca femeninodanger falling rocks — desprendimiento de rocas España
- They rolled over and over in the tumbling water, then finally surfaced downstream, away from the rocks - and far, far from the distantly barking pack of dogs.
- In order to trap him forever, the landowner pulls a rock, the size of a small car, over the cave mouth.
- He too loves the way the light plays upon the crags and faces of the rocks but Roland has another relationship with the mountain, he is call out co-ordinator for the mountain search and rescue dogs.
- Geometric shapes, classical columns, shrines and sets of zigzagging stairs are combined with stylized landscape elements, such as rocks, a river, fields and mountains.
- They decipher traces of ancient Platyhelminthe movement in the California mountains, on rocks that are over half a billion years old.
- We are presented with abstract patterns of black and gray with flashes of white that only with time begin to coalesce into an image of water rippling over well-worn rocks on the riverbed.
- The ‘Stone fish’ has a deadly poison which paralyses you and they look just like stones so can be camouflaged amongst the rocks.
- He lies on a rock, a mountain looming above him and his naked body partially covered by a white dress.
- With a free afternoon ahead, I hiked a quarter mile from Chopta, sat down on a large rock, and watched the sun descend in the West toward snow-capped peaks, a huge red ball sliding behind dense gray clouds.
- I loved the endless hours I spent splashing in streams, eating blackberries off the bush, catching trout, walking the woods, sunning on rocks, listening to banjos and dulcimers.
- Should he have intervened, therefore preventing David's death, or did he do the right thing by just staying behind the rocks?
- It crosses multiple blocks and is lush with trees, flowers, lawns, cliffs, streams, waterfalls, ponds, clusters of rocks, and outdoor terraces.
- Watch for the scene where Sid is trying to get comfortable on a rock - he flops around, contorting his body into every possible shape.
- The gods had condemned Sisyphus to ceaselessly rolling a rock to the top of a mountain, whence the stone would fall back of its own weight.
- A slightly uneven surface is studded with irregular mossy rocks and covered with the northern European forest mixture of grass and creeping shrubs like bilberry.
- It was so clearly identifiable as his work from the outset that I kept expecting either Ricardo Montalban or Kate Winslet to pop out from behind a rock.
- If you hit a big rock, just feel your way around it, but don't lose your sense of direction.
- Lane advances toward Mrs. Lowe's hiding place and she begins shooting wildly, one bullet after another, even after Lane takes cover behind a rock.
2.4(stone)piedra femeninoto throw rocks — tirar piedras
- to get one's rocks off — follar
- to have rocks in one's head — faltarle a algn un tornillo
- He and his friend throw rocks at each other and walk out of town.
- Tiger also faced abuse at the hands of grade school classmates, who once even tied him to a tree and threw rocks at him.
- My brother and I would pretend fight, I'd be knocked down, and then I'd roll down the hill while bumping against tiny rocks and other imperfections peppering the slide.
- I just want to be old and nasty and live alone and throw rocks at neighborhood dogs.
- Because it was big and strong, people ran from it or threw rocks at it or chased it around, waving torches.
- He kicked a small rock on the ground to the other side of the path.
- I get the feeling I couldn't throw a rock without hitting a Baldwin.
- Alex kicked another rock in front of her and nodded.
- In some instances, especially in the war zones, rocks were thrown at the screens.
- If you must ripple the pond, throw a small rock first and pay careful attention.
- Outdoors, a lone malcontent teenage girl lurks and throws rocks in the dark.
- What Aranoa does is pick up that rock and show the teeming life underneath.
- At her house, he gets the attention of her bouncer by throwing a rock.
- Upon rushing upstairs I discovered he had thrown a rock through my window.
- If an animal threatened to get out of place, a hiss or a shout or a well-aimed rock would turn it back where it belonged, but such measures were not often necessary.
- You saw the scene with the kids throwing rocks at us.
- The film has one of cinema's most beautiful uses of an open exterior, when the husband throws a rock towards the nuclear plant just after dusk.
- A switchback ramp scales a battered wall of rough granite blocks and you wonder if defenders will appear on the ramparts above and drive you off with rocks.
- He threw rocks through their living window and claimed they were being attacked.
- She shot small rocks on the beach from above at the time of day when the sun casts long shadows.
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1(gently)mecersebalancearsethe boat rocked gently on the waves — el barco se mecía suavemente en las olas
2(violently)(building/ground) sacudirse(building/ground) estremecerseto rock with laughter — desternillarse de risa
1(gently)(cradle) mecer(child) acunarshe rocked the child in her arms — acunó al niño en sus brazos
- he rocked Louise to sleep — acunó a Louise hasta que se durmió
2(violently)sacudirestremecerthe scandal rocked New York — el escándalo convulsionó / conmocionó a Nueva York
1(music)rock masculino(concert/band/singer/star) de rock(music) rock masculinoheavy/soft rock — rock duro/blando
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