In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(droop shoulders)don't slouch! — ¡ponte derecho!
- he was sitting/standing slouched over his drink — estaba sentado/de pie inclinado sobre el vaso
- I found her slouched in an armchair — la encontré repantigada en un sillón
2(walk)he slouched into/out of the room — entró en/salió de la habitación arrastrando los pies
- she slouched off down the street — se marchó calle abajo arrastrando los pies
- He stood slouched against one of the set's walls, his hands in his pockets and his feet crossed at the ankles.
- He was barely a meter and a half in height, yet still had the tendency to slouch when standing and frequently referred to himself as ‘The Man’.
- She demanded again, and poked Greg in the arm until he stopped slouching, moved up to the suit, and yanked off the helmet.
- The film opens with a tableaux of a grimy industrial area where a man loiters impassively, slouching against a wall, kicking a bottle down the street, watching the wind whip up dust devils on a vacant patch of gravel.
- She stayed slouched down in her chair though, too dizzy to stand up at the moment.
- A beggar slouches against a wall, his legs festering with open wounds.
- The number of times I see sales staff slouching against walls or counters playing with their hair, or all standing around having a great old gossip - are too many to count.
- I threw my backpack next to his desk with disgust, and slouched in his chair.
- I slouched into my chair, moving my back around to avoid hitting the bruises.
- Mama used to droop like a flower then, and she would slouch in her chair.
- In the best-known photograph of him, he slouches with one lazy hand on his rifle, sporting a squint that makes him seem none too bright.
- Some of the usual causes of stress and strain on the spine include slouching in chairs, driving in hunched positions, lifting heavy objects incorrectly, sleeping on sagging mattresses and being unfit or overweight.
- After the chairs got filled, some preferred to sit down on the matted floor, slouching against the wall with their eyes closed.
- When you slouch or stand with a swayback, you exaggerate your back's natural curves.
- ‘He won't talk ’, Mamoru grunted sourly, slouching back in his chair.
- ‘You have no idea,’ he sighed, slouching into his chair in front of the fire.
- Armed soldiers lined the walls and slouched in the galleries of the courtroom as du Toit testified.
- I gave a disgusted sigh and moved away from the living room and slouched down in one of the kitchen chairs.
- But he had to work hard within himself, forcing himself outside to walk when he wanted to slouch in a chair.
- Throwing off her ear-rings and slouching in her chair, she begins her soliloquy with a moment of anachronistic genius and continues to define the character for a modern sensibility.
1(of posture)he walks with a slouch — camina con los hombros caídos
- Chris, who was already waiting there, removed his hands from behind his head and sat up, for he had been positioned in a lazy slouch.
- I have a slight slouch, but that shouldn't count against me, should it?
- And Law possesses the frumpy slouch of a man dissatisfied with his lot in life.
- My back ached and for the first time, I recognized the slouch in my posture.
- He walked in a springy slouch, his thin frame forming a question mark, his gut preceding his chest by a beat or two.
- She came across the stage with a marvellous slouch, has poise, panache, posture, studied clothes and high beauty.
- The others slouch back, assuming the same secondary roles they play on stage.
2coloquial(of person)to be no slouch — no ser manco coloquial
- she's no slouch when it comes to … — no es manca cuando se trata de …
- He cites the heat as a possible problem to contend with and the opposition may be no slouches either.
- Meanwhile, as we try ever harder to sell our wares in the States, they're no slouches at the reverse operation.
- But the allies were no slouches either, and they incorporated their war correspondents much more closely into the military machine.
- To their credit however, those two remaining guards were no slouches.
- Although players such as Brooking will not likely be moving anywhere, the second tier of available backers is no group of slouches.
- And few of those hold a candle to magnificent Ms. Jones and her mighty Dap-Kings, a collective powerhouse on stage and no slouches in the studio either.
- The actors of Hoffman's New York-based company were no slouches either.
- It should be noted the Khan of Kabul and his soldiers were no slouches either, giving the British several hidings in the late 19th Century.
- Accuracy is achieved by a cool hand and head, and at Ilparpa, the shooters are no slouches.
- We aren't exactly a bunch of slouches, and they've stuck it to us.
- He's quick to point out that the early classes weren't populated by slouches.
- And big city police forces are no slouches either.
- But the highly-trained fighters of the Royal Navy have now shown they are no slouches on land, particularly when it comes to winter sports.
- Meanwhile local residents, no slouches when it comes to campaigning against projects which they deem to be unacceptable, can be expected to keep matters under close scrutiny.
- Not Hall of Famers, perhaps, but no slouches either.
- While green tea may be a nutritional over-achiever, other tea varieties like black and oolong are no slouches either.
- Not exactly known as slouches in the recording studio, this is still not the kind of behaviour we expect from recording artists these days.
- And the supporting cast isn't a bunch of slouches.
- The competition deserves a higher status than it has had in the past, because the clubs involved in it are certainly no slouches.
- If Higgins and Tom Kelly are star performers then the others are no slouches either.
English has borrowed many of the following foreign expressions of parting, so you’ve probably encountered some of these ways to say goodbye in other languages.
Many words formed by the addition of the suffix –ster are now obsolete - which ones are due a resurgence?
As their breed names often attest, dogs are a truly international bunch. Let’s take a look at 12 different dog breed names and their backstories.