In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(baton/cane) (hacer) girar(cane/baton) revolear Cono Surhe was twirling his mustache — se estaba retorciendo el bigote
- she was twirling her hair — jugueteaba con el pelo (enroscándoselo en los dedos)
- Obviously a boy who appreciates a big stage when he sees one, Jack danced and twirled and spun with abandon, much to the delight of the photographers.
- Alex jumped a foot forward suddenly, twirling around just as quickly and landing in a defensive stance.
- From time to time, Russian dancers clad in national costume would pop up to dance between the tables, somehow reminiscent of a doll twirling round and round inside a music box.
- Leaves twirled through the air, but there was no breeze.
- She twirled in front of the mirror and watched the skirt flare out.
- The magical girl twirled and spun through the air with a natural grace, which she had achieved after only a day of intense practice.
- She glided over the dance steps smoothly, twirling quickly.
- Her face was drenched with sweat from twirling and spinning and leaping and jumping.
- I quickly twirled back around to face my other three enemies.
- Dancing and twirling sadly, spinning and swaying softly, she made this her dance of hope.
- Flower petals danced across the scene, and twirled through the air.
- Miranda leaped and ran, spun and twirled, flew and soared to the sound of Mario's violin.
- I twirled on my toes, trying to imitate a ballerina.
- She looked absolutely radiant with joy in her period dress, spinning and twirling on the floor.
- Soon she was twirling and dancing so quickly that it was hard for Adrianna's eyes to keep up.
- We jumped around and around, hands linked as we twirled around the room.
- With two hands she sipped the warm, filling chocolate and watched the heavy snowdrops from the clouds twirl down quickly to the ground.
- I ran through the rain, twirling, spinning, skipping and feeling completely safe in the world.
- I twirl and I spin and I stick one leg out of the water and pretend I am really graceful.
- Red and purple hangings hung from gold walls, and the dancers twirled round and round.
1(baton) girar(baton) revolear Cono Surthe dancers twirled around and around — los bailarines giraban / daban vueltas sin cesar
1with a twirl of his cane — haciendo revolear el bastón por el aire Cono Sur
- give us a twirl! — date una vuelta para que te veamos
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