In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(tremor)escalofrío masculinoestremecimiento masculinothe scream sent shivers / a shiver down my spine — el grito me produjo escalofríos
- The voice sent shivers down Cate's spine, and she knew who it was without turning around.
- A shiver of pleasure went down her spine as she turned to look at him.
- As my gaze lands on them, I feel several small shivers running down my spine.
- A shiver of excitement ran through him, mixed with with fear.
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- She felt an involuntary shiver go through her.
- Then he sees the drawing of the donkey and experiences a shiver of dread.
- She sings with a power and commitment that sends shivers down your spine.
- Small shivers of delight crept up his arm and into his chest.
- Shivers of pure delight ran through my body but I inwardly scolded myself.
- There is a particular passage in Myth that sends shivers down my spine.
- As he reached with his hand, Caroline experienced a shiver of anticipation.
- A deep shiver coursed its way down his spine and into his feet.
- Even without knowing any of the facts this sent a cold shiver down my spine.
- So it is with a shiver of anticipation that I note the return of my favourite dilemma.
- The word Conservative still sends shivers down the spine of voters.
- I suppressed a shiver of disgust and fought down the feelings of triumph writhing in my stomach.
- A shiver racked his body, making his step ever so slightly falter.
- I tried to smile, suppressing the shiver that was running down my spine.
- He slid his hand down her back, sending shivers through her body.
2shivers pluralto have the shivers — tener escalofríos
- just the thought of it gives me the shivers — de solo pensarlo me dan escalofríos
1(with cold) temblar(with cold) tiritar(with fear) temblar(with anticipation) estremecerse
- I shivered in the cold air, my feet numb from the wet grass.
- She sees the three girls shiver in fear.
- My attention next goes to my back as I shiver in the cold air.
- I am burning up and shivering uncontrollably, hot cold sweat draining from my flesh.
- The girl shivered again under the thin blanket.
- She shivered with fear and hugged her legs to her chest as she cried silently.
- I began to feel my strength and stamina ebbing and shivered uncontrollably from the cold whenever we took a break for water.
- I felt the air around me drop a few degrees and shivered a bit.
- My legs were shaking, and my body was shivering violently.
- Aiden ignored her and blew into her ear; her response was to involuntarily shiver uncontrollably.
- She had already piled all the cloaks onto him and he was still shivering violently.
- I shivered in the morning air as the sweat cooled my arms and legs.
- She shivered from the bitter cold, and knew what trouble she was in.
- Bruises decorated her face and shoulders, her body involuntarily shivering in reaction from the rain.
- The girl shivered in the rain as she took a step back.
- Matt swore angrily under his breath, slightly shivering from the sudden cold and wetness.
- I was just starting to wrestle out of my oversized shirt, shivering slightly in the cold bathroom, when a heard a faint knocking on the main door.
- He could see something moving there, shaking, and shivering in fear.
- The Seer crouched on her bed of moldy straw, shivering slightly from the cold.
- I shivered in disgust, stomping past them into the hallway.
- I shivered slightly in the cold but couldn't help grinning to myself.
- The boy supped and brandished the weapons and in the process broke them all to shivers and splinters.
- He picked the larger shivers of glass out of the cut but that just made it bleed more.
- Keep away from windows because the high winds and pressure can shatter the window, sending shivers of glass everywhere.
- I like to look at the way that small shivers and fragments of light, escape through a teeny gap in the curtains, throwing quirky shapes upon the wall or ceiling.
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