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 repatingada 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
- 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.
- She demanded again, and poked Greg in the arm until he stopped slouching, moved up to the suit, and yanked off the helmet.
- 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.
- 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’.
- When you slouch or stand with a swayback, you exaggerate your back's natural curves.
- A beggar slouches against a wall, his legs festering with open wounds.
- I threw my backpack next to his desk with disgust, and slouched in his chair.
- Mama used to droop like a flower then, and she would slouch in her chair.
- But he had to work hard within himself, forcing himself outside to walk when he wanted to slouch in a chair.
- I gave a disgusted sigh and moved away from the living room and slouched down in one of the kitchen chairs.
- ‘He won't talk ’, Mamoru grunted sourly, slouching back in his chair.
- After the chairs got filled, some preferred to sit down on the matted floor, slouching against the wall with their eyes closed.
- ‘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 slouched into my chair, moving my back around to avoid hitting the bruises.
- 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.
- She stayed slouched down in her chair though, too dizzy to stand up at the moment.
- 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.
- He stood slouched against one of the set's walls, his hands in his pockets and his feet crossed at the ankles.
1(of posture)he walks with a slouch — camina con los hombros caídos
- My back ached and for the first time, I recognized the slouch in my posture.
- And Law possesses the frumpy slouch of a man dissatisfied with his lot in life.
- I have a slight slouch, but that shouldn't count against me, should it?
- He walked in a springy slouch, his thin frame forming a question mark, his gut preceding his chest by a beat or two.
- 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.
- The others slouch back, assuming the same secondary roles they play on stage.
- She came across the stage with a marvellous slouch, has poise, panache, posture, studied clothes and high beauty.
2coloquial(of person)to be no slouch — no ser manco coloquial
- she's no slouch when it comes to … — no se queda atrás cuando se trata de …
- And the supporting cast isn't a bunch of slouches.
- He's quick to point out that the early classes weren't populated by slouches.
- And big city police forces 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.
- If Higgins and Tom Kelly are star performers then the others are no slouches either.
- We aren't exactly a bunch of slouches, and they've stuck it to us.
- Meanwhile, as we try ever harder to sell our wares in the States, they're no slouches at the reverse operation.
- The competition deserves a higher status than it has had in the past, because the clubs involved in it are certainly no slouches.
- He cites the heat as a possible problem to contend with and the opposition may be no slouches either.
- Not Hall of Famers, perhaps, but no slouches either.
- Accuracy is achieved by a cool hand and head, and at Ilparpa, the shooters are no slouches.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- To their credit however, those two remaining guards were no slouches.
- But the allies were no slouches either, and they incorporated their war correspondents much more closely into the military machine.
- The actors of Hoffman's New York-based company were no slouches either.
- While green tea may be a nutritional over-achiever, other tea varieties like black and oolong are no slouches either.
- 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.
- Although players such as Brooking will not likely be moving anywhere, the second tier of available backers is no group of slouches.
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