In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(organ)masculino aguijónfemenino lanceta Andes Méxicomasculino aguijónfemenino uñamasculino pelo urticantemasculino pelo urentea sting in the tail
- their offer had a sting in the tail — su oferta tenía un gran pero
- all her stories have a sting in the tail — todos sus cuentos tienen un desenlace inesperado
- They made clay containers filled with little flying insects that had poisonous stings, which were then fired off.
- Householders are being tormented by the buzzing wasps and businesses like restaurants and pubs are being plagued by the insects with a sting in their tail.
- A new cream, which prevents the jellyfish from firing their stings when touched, recently became available - just in time for the seasonal invasion of millions of small, purple jellyfish.
- The poor fellow has neither the tusks of the elephant, nor the claws of the lion, nor even the horns or pointed teeth or stings and poison glands.
- It had a man's face with 3 rows of extremely sharp teeth in each jaw, a lion's body and a long tail with a sting like a scorpion's.
- So they add defences - thistles have prickles and tough leaves, nettles have stings, other plants have toxins.
- They do have a sting in their tail - one venomous spike - but this is only used when under attack.
- I began to bleed at impact and quickly drew my finger away from the sting of the sharp plant.
- She found the poison sting still in his body and from the odour, she knew that he had come to the child in the form of a scorpion.
- Criminal investigation officers planned a sting operation to catch the young miscreants following numerous complaints.
- It was the FBI doing a sting on a State Police officer.
- But they demanded an immediate stop to controversial sting operations where undercover police pose as customers.
- Police set up a sting operation to catch the man distributing the crystalline drug, known as Ice.
- Trading Standards officers and police will run sting operations to trap traders selling powerful, illegal fireworks or selling to children.
- He rolls along nicely in this manner until the police mount a sting operation and arrest him.
- The JTTFs are now proving good vehicles for operational coordination in raids, undercover stings, and intensive surveillance.
- Officers planned a sting operation and handed a marked 500 baht note to pay off one of the men.
- Their operation had been successful for 8 months before police moved in to arrest them in a sting operation.
- Earlier this week 11 ticket vendors were detained by Pattaya police in a sting operation.
- A Canadian man has been arrested for advanced fee fraud following a sting operation instigated by a Connecticut woman fed up with receiving scam emails.
- Swindon's Operation Delta burglary squad has been working closely with the Metropolitan Police on an undercover sting operation.
- He launched a secret operation, codenamed Satiety, which was one of the most carefully executed stings in Scotland Yard's history.
- The 12 men were arrested on Wednesday in a sting operation as police and army officials sought to crack down on illegal quarrying.
- They were arrested by FBI agents in an undercover sting known as Operation Smoking Dragon.
- When a £3m deal was struck, the buyer turned out to be an undercover police officer and gang members were arrested in a sting operation at Antwerp airport.
- This basically provides an exemption so that the police can conduct sting operations for alcohol, as they do for tobacco.
- The anti-drugs campaign committee will be managing the proceeds and will use some of the money for sting operations to help police break up drug rings.
- His scam ran for three years, ending in September 2001, after a sting conducted by undercover police.
- The nine-month undercover sting saw two police officers infiltrate drug users and dealers in the town and buy heroin and crack cocaine from them.
1.3(mark, wound)picadura femenino
- What the books often don't tell you is that there are another set of spikes on the side of the gill plates, which can also inflict a painful sting.
- The sting is usually painful, and there can be serious symptoms, such as stomach pain, difficulty breathing, muscle paralysis and fits.
- Most scorpion stings are merely painful, leading to swelling in the immediate region of the sting, but some scorpions of northern Africa and the American southwest can be deadly.
- Last year, several bathers suffered severe and painful stings while swimming among the jellyfish in the Mersey estuary.
- Despite suffering from sunburn, jellyfish stings and lack of sleep, we all survived and are no worse for wear.
- Wasp stings are regarded as passing inconveniences.
- Treatment of jellyfish stings in the United States and the Caribbean is concerned mostly with limiting pain and neurologic symptoms.
- Wasp stings can range from a painful bite to very severe cases where death can result.
- Dilute vinegar is good first aid for box jellyfish and Portuguese man-of-war stings.
- It is believed the wasp stings triggered an asthmatic response in his airways, which was coupled with an allergic reaction.
- Some stings inflict only blisters, but others are strong enough to kill a human.
- Their painful stings can ultimately lead to death for some people and newborn livestock.
- Although scorpion stings can be devastatingly painful, they are not usually lethal to humans.
- She says that for centuries, plantain has been used to provide immediate relief from mosquito bites, hornet stings and the painful itching of poison ivy or poison oak.
- On the afternoon of his death, a bronchial spasm caused by the wasp stings had caused him breathing difficulties, which had left his lungs hyper-inflated.
- In the UK, most bites and stings are painful but harmless and only affect the area around the sting.
- A centipede bite is comparable to a wasp sting in its severity.
- ‘We know that 99 per cent are going to be wasp stings and grazed knees but we are equipped to deal with situations from collapses to heart attacks,’ he explained.
- Jellyfish stings are common and may be treated with heat application.
- Two wasp stings nearly cost a Heybridge woman her life as a sharp increase of call-outs to deal with the striped pests was reported in mid-Essex.
2.1(pain)escozor masculinoardor masculino Cono Surthe sting of remorse/conscience — el gusanillo de la consciencia
- Before any of the women could speak, Gale felt the sting of something sharp, and willed herself not to look at the doctor's work.
- He'd been whacked around a lot as a kid, he says, so any punishment absent the sting of physical pain didn't feel like punishment.
- The only sensation is the sting of the wind, cold and laced with salt.
- Suddenly there was a great hollowness in her chest and she fought the sharp sting of new tears.
- For the first time in almost three years I felt the sting of tears in the corners of my eyelids.
- The sting from his hand touching it really hurt so I turned around to see what he was doing.
- The cuff sent me sprawling to the floor with a painful sting in my cheek, and a hurt feeling in the pit of my stomach.
- The married mother-of-five had been about to go into a haberdashery shop in Burgess Road when she felt a sharp sting on the back of her left leg.
- He used the dampened cotton to dab at her wounds; giving a slight sting each time it touched her skin for how long he held it there.
- A shot fired from less than 5 metres can hurt, like a sharp sting, and on occasion even leave a small bruise, but this all adds to the reality.
- As one whizzed just past my face, I felt a sharp sting of pain on my right cheek.
- It pooled in his throat and in rivulets across his flat stomach, trickling into the wound with the raw sting of salt.
- In the old days a method of easing the sting of sunburn was to make a potato poultice which would give rapid relief.
- Here he removes the sting of onions and brightens them up by marinating them in lemon juice.
- He crushed the tracking device in his hand, ignoring the sting of sharp metal on his palm.
- Before he could react, a black shadow had descended upon him, causing a sharp sting of pain to run through his right arm.
- I felt the sting of tears behind my eyes but found no where else to hide.
- I swung into the tree and immediately felt a sharp sting of pain surge through my arm.
- With the sting of the gas still in his eyes he had headed off with hundreds of other youths to join the growing crowds in Namak Mandi - the salt bazaar - in the centre of the city.
- Some of it hit my radio man, and I tried to go out and bring him back, and that's when I felt a sharp sting in my shoulder.
2.2(hurtfulness)there was a sting in her words — sus palabras fueron hirientes
3EE. UU.argot(confidence game)timo masculino coloquialgolpe masculino coloquial
2(cause pain)hacer escocerhacer arder Cono Sur
3(mentally, emotionally)(criticism/reproach) herir profundamente
4(goad, incite)to sting sb into sth — incitar a algn a + inf
- this stung him into retaliation — esto lo incitó a vengarse
- she was stung into defending herself — la provocaron y se defendió
5argot(cheat, overcharge)I was stung for $65 — me clavaron 65 dólares
2(hurt physically)(ointment/iodine) hacer escocer(ointment/iodine) hacer arder Cono Sur(cut) escocer(cut) arder Cono Sur(air) cortar(rain) azotarher eyes were stinging — le escocían / le ardían los ojos
3(mentally, emotionally)(reproach/criticism) herir (profundamente)
4(sarcasm/criticism/rebuke) punzante(sarcasm/rebuke/criticism) hirientestinging pain — escozor
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