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
- I slouched into my chair, moving my back around to avoid hitting the bruises.
- After the chairs got filled, some preferred to sit down on the matted floor, slouching against the wall with their eyes closed.
- 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’.
- Armed soldiers lined the walls and slouched in the galleries of the courtroom as du Toit testified.
- When you slouch or stand with a swayback, you exaggerate your back's natural curves.
- 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.
- 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.
- I gave a disgusted sigh and moved away from the living room and slouched down in one of the kitchen chairs.
- ‘You have no idea,’ he sighed, slouching into his chair in front of the fire.
- 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 won't talk ’, Mamoru grunted sourly, slouching back in his chair.
- She demanded again, and poked Greg in the arm until he stopped slouching, moved up to the suit, and yanked off the helmet.
- I threw my backpack next to his desk with disgust, and slouched in his chair.
- He stood slouched against one of the set's walls, his hands in his pockets and his feet crossed at the ankles.
- She stayed slouched down in her chair though, too dizzy to stand up at the moment.
- Mama used to droop like a flower then, and she would slouch in her chair.
- 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.
- 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.
- A beggar slouches against a wall, his legs festering with open wounds.
- But he had to work hard within himself, forcing himself outside to walk when he wanted to slouch in a chair.
1(of posture)he walks with a slouch — camina con los hombros caídos
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 ...
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