In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(in playground)balancín masculinosubibaja masculino
- It journeys through an assault course of fields, hills, rivers, woods, a see-saw and other exciting obstacles.
- Therefore, he had plenty of time for such wholesome activities as sitting motionless on the edge of a see-saw.
- All the traditional features, such as climbing frames, swings, see-saws and slides, can be seen but there is so much more besides.
- Some brought see-saws, slides and swings to their frames.
- Swings, a see-saw and a slide had already been ordered.
- Every block has a park with the usual swing, see-saw and playthings.
- There have already been hundreds of people coming to this park, and because there is such a big demand, we are planning on adding a second set of swings, see-saws, sand pit and benches.
- Thirteen children's playgrounds are to be shut down but swings, see-saws and slides on six other sites are to be saved.
- This week some swings and see-saws have been put in the site.
- Greta told me of her childhood when she enjoyed visits to Feniscowles Hall, which then had pleasure gardens with swings and see-saws.
- The display now includes a see-saw, rocking horse, Santas, gnomes and elves.
- If this proposed standard is adopted, it will outlaw all but the tiniest horses and it also affects other indoor toys such as swings and see-saws.
- When not on the beach, Rian enjoyed the children's playground, which offered a slide, swings, see-saw and fortress.
2(of opinion, prices)vaivén masculinooscilación femeninobefore noun seesaw motion — balanceo masculino
- In these see-saw markets, in whom, or what, do we trust?
- The emotional see-saw of her life so far, with its successes and failures, knows few limits.
- The intellectual see-saw continues as we're carefully guided through an ethical minefield of technologies.
- Few contests ever have involved so much see-saw emotion.
1(emotions/prices) oscilarto seesaw between despair and euphoria — oscilar entre la desesperación y la euforia
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