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(of water)ola femeninoto ride the waves — surcar los mares literario
- As he posed for photographs near the shore a huge wave knocked him from his perch and almost carried him out to sea.
- He had anticipated this move though for as soon as she broke the surface a wave of water hit her.
- We waded near the shore and the waves would come and knock her over.
- Just listen to the song of the lark, the lapping of the waves on the shore.
- Above him, sea birds wheeled and called and although he couldn't see a beach, he could hear the gentle wash of waves on the shore.
- The waves climb up the shore only to retreat back to their haven.
- Its job is to return to the sea the water that comes to shore with the breaking waves.
- The image of a pristine island - azure waves lapping at the shore, palm trees silhouetted in the setting sun - is synonymous with paradise.
- The waves hammering the shore cause the bulk of the damage in a hurricane landfall.
- The only sound she could hear was the ocean waves crashing down on the sand.
- I remembered the young soldier on the cliff top standing with me in silence as we looked down at the peaceful waves lapping the shore beneath us.
- The sound of the waves breaking on the shore is a fine way to fall asleep.
- It's high tide, so the sea in its surfeit doesn't pound itself against the shore but sends its waves softly like gulls gliding.
- It was the voices of a thousand songbirds, of waves lapping against the shore, and of a pack of wolves, mourning the loss of their leader.
- While the guys attempted to body surf the waves, the girls laid out on the sand to tan.
- A calmer Maracas Bay enticed these men into its waters yesterday, even though two days before bathers scampered for safety as massive waves crashed on the shore.
- We went to the beach and watched the dull grey waves slam the white shore.
- As a large wave approaches the shore, the two take off in a race for the beach.
- More remarkably, fish actually emerge from the ocean, riding high waves onto shore to spawn on the sandy beaches.
- Huge waves slammed into the shores of remote, north-east coast village two weeks ago, destroying its thriving fishing industry.
1.2(in hair)onda femeninoshe has a natural wave to her hair — tiene el pelo naturalmente ondulado
- Sure, my outfit was great and my hair held a natural wave that I didn't want to mess with.
- They had styled my hair by blowing it out straight so that even the ends were perfect without any of my natural wave or curl.
- He was clean shaven, had dark hair which was around one-and-a-half inches long with a slight wave, and was wearing a black hooded top with black jeans.
- It is straight and flat with no curl, but may have a slight wave.
- Her long dark blonde hair had a natural wave and hung half to her waist.
- Standing at well over six feet, he had long, dark hair with a slight wave to it that just brushed his shoulders.
- Her hair was white-blonde with a slight wave and she had sky blue eyes.
- Her hair had a slight wave to it from it always being in a ponytail.
- I have a slight wave in my hair so it looks choppy when it is roughly cut.
- We finger-styled Tamara's hair fresh out of the shower, coaxing out the natural wave in her otherwise pin-straight hair.
- It ‘gave a rotundity to my person, a wave and curl to my hair, and perhaps led me to fancy pictorial illustration and flaming colours’.
- Applied to wet hair, it stretches out the wave to mimic the texture of relaxed hair.
2(surge, movement)oleada femeninoa wave of revolutionary fervor — una oleada de fervor revolucionario
- a wave of nausea came over him — le vinieron náuseas
- there has been a wave of attacks — ha habido una oleada de asaltos
- Waves of energy arrive, waves upon waves of sadness, of despair.
- Discussions with school officials indicate that waves of immigration differ for the ethnic groups.
- Kris burst into a fresh wave of sobs as she collapsed in Mike's arms.
- The immigration waves that have shaped so much of the city's personality have created a series of villages.
- Waves of immigrants began to flow into Mauritania in the third century AD.
- Less restraint was shown in bygone days, when shark attacks sometimes inspired mass waves of indiscriminate killing.
- After the mid-19th century there was a wave of mass migration of poor Europeans to North America, and to other colonies, such as Brazil and South Africa.
- This latest wave of violence is being looked at very closely.
- It was a scene repeated at polling stations across America last week as an unprecedented wave of early voting signalled a potentially sharp rise in overall turnout.
- The United States also pledged $350m to help tsunami victims, a tenfold increase over its first wave of aid.
- But I'll tell you, it hasn't stopped this wave of illegal immigration.
- And this latest wave of complaints about the behavior won't be the last.
- So will one the features of this new age - in addition to the welcome growth in sexual openness - be a terrible wave of increased sexual assaults?
- But the enduring depression led to a wave of negative equity.
- The upward tendency in arms exports has generated a new wave of company mergers, especially in the aerospace industry.
- Momentum was increased by a fresh wave of Russian pogroms in 1903.
- In a dynamic, innovative economy, these forces unleash waves upon waves of change.
- Their plans sent the first wave of bright-eyed immigrants back to Palestine in 1881.
- Did you never wonder what these sudden waves of mass hysteria were about?
- Plans to lift prices earlier this year were postponed after a wave of protests.
3(gesture)he silenced them with a wave of his hand — los hizo callar con un gesto de la mano
- she gave them a wave — les hizo adiós/los saludó con la mano
1.1(shake, swing)(flag/handkerchief) agitarshe waved her hand sadly — hizo adiós con la mano, llena de tristeza
- to wave sth in the air — agitar algo en el aire
- stop waving those papers under my nose! — ¡deja de restregarme esos papeles por las narices!
- to wave sth around — agitar algo
- she waved her stick at them — los amenazó agitando su bastón en el aire / blandiendo su bastón
- smiling, she waved the letter at him — sonriente, le enseñaba la carta agitándola en el aire
- to wave goodbye — hacer adiós con la mano
- she waved him goodbye — le hizo adiós con la mano
- I stared at the cigarette the girl was waving in front of my face.
- Its gun-ports were visible even at this distance, and a flag, unidentifiable, waved defiantly atop the mainmast.
- Soldiers seemed to be dropping the second as she waved the staff, moving gracefully around the dock.
- Later she went on a walkabout from Durham Market Place to Millennium Place where people, cheering and waving Union Jacks, packed the pavements to see her.
- Furthermore, this portrait symbolizes the patriotism felt in this country with the three American flags waving in the background.
- This is undoubtedly a good thing, as it allows him to wave his arms about and shout with little danger of catching innocent bystanders on the chin.
- Dozens of turrets and towers jutted into the painted sky, black-and-violet flags waving from their tops.
- Everyone is waving their arms and talking at once.
- Chad smiled and waved his hand, shaking his head.
- Her eyelids open even more as she struggles to focus on what I'm waving under her nose.
- The physician merely waves an electronic wand in front of the patient's chest.
- All of a sudden, out of the very depths of the monument a little wiry man jumped out waving his hands about a lot.
- Even before birth, babies repeatedly kick their legs, wave their arms, and bring their hands to the mouth.
- The men were frantically waving their arms around to indicate they were in distress.
- A few flags waved from their poles, sporting the Institution's signature colors - maroon and white.
- He turned to face Mindy, her ravishing, long brown hair waving in the slight breeze.
- As you sing the song the next time, you wave your left hand in time with the music.
- When they were closer, I could see the way his pale hair waved in the slight breeze, which only served to make me feel even colder.
- You could barely see the folk for the flags waving.
- Ribbons and flags of silver waved in the soft warm breeze.
- A man said that as he turned onto Buckley Road, a bearded man waved his fist and scared him.
- The rolling hills stretched out before them, the grass waving in the wind.
- She does her normal move of waving her fan and producing a wall of spikes to kill her enemy.
- She cried out, her arms waving frantically in the air as she sought to keep her balance.
- Flags waving in St Peter's Square ranged from Poland to Mexico, Taiwan to Lebanon.
- Banners and purple flags waved in the brisk cold breeze.
- His blue hair waved slightly in the wind.
- He saw the yellow and black police tape waving eerily in the strong wind.
- They have no use for the dignified thumb sign, but wave their hands recklessly in an attempt to attract the rider and somehow get him to stop.
- They started cheering madly waving their school flags as well.
- Flags were waved, arms punched the air.
- A small group of protesters waved placards and shouted slogans before fighting with police.
- Motorcycles and cars roam the streets with palm-sized Indonesian flags waving.
- His dark hair fell to his shoulders, waving slightly in the breeze.
- Jamie lifted his head and looked at the green tent as it flapped and waved in the wind and rain.
- My long hair waved wildly in the light breeze that was blowing.
- And there's American flags waving in the background, and plenty of 'em.
- To the bitter end he kept waving under her nose a brochure of their dream house across town.
- ‘No, no,’ he demurs, waving his hands in front of his face.
- Sure enough, the flags waving high in the streets of the city bore the crest of Northwind, where Jessie's husband, Ben, was Duke.
1.2(direct)I was waved to one side — me apartó con un gesto
- the policeman waved us on — el policía nos hizo señas para / de que siguiéramos adelante
2(curl)(hair) marcar(hair) ondularI had my hair waved — me marqué / me ondulé el pelo
- The smile on Tory's face dwindled, and he nodded as he ran a hand through his softly waved blonde hair.
- For the model above the hair was waved with a stacked perm at the back of the neck to get volume up to the occipital bone, and layered and textured through the front.
- She wore, black strappy high heeled sandals and her long dark hair was waved to perfection.
- He was in his forties, she guessed, with thick, dark, waved hair and big baby-blue eyes.
1(signal)to wave at / to sb — hacerle adiós a algn con la mano
- (to attract attention) he waved at / to me to come over — me hizo señas para que me acercara
- she waved up/across at me — me hizo señas desde abajo/desde el otro lado
- Felix looked back to Joel, waving a good bye as they disappeared into their different classrooms.
- Jason called back, waving a greeting simultaneously.
- A woman got out and waved in his direction, then started toward the gate.
- I found Jeremy sitting at one of the tables by the lunch room window and waved.
- I would see the old woman, sometimes, from the window: she would wave to us.
- His eyes caught sight of Henry standing behind the window, and he waved cheerfully at him as well.
- The great man waved to the crowds in the main grandstand, and gentle applause wafted back at him.
- The villagers all line the dock, tears welling in their respective eyes, waving a mournful farewell to the departing sailors.
- He looked back at the at the shop, waving a final goodbye as they rode away.
- He didn't come out, he didn't wave or slide the window open to yell for me.
- He walked me home and waited until I waved from my window to leave.
- I saw her mom's face looking from the window and I waved, but she disappeared behind the curtain.
- The castle was tall and wide with bright decorations and people waving from the small windows.
- ‘You look adorable in that shirt,’ she said before waving an enthusiastic goodbye.
- A new survey reveals that less than a quarter of people wait on the platform to wave their loved one farewell until the train has pulled out.
- Gwen hopped up the steps, waving her farewells to her fellow classmates.
- As he passed, merchants and shoppers smiled and waved their greetings.
- She pretended she didn't understand the gesture, and cheerfully waved back.
- The little figure on the monitor was waving directly at the camera.
- She waves a wistful goodbye to him and blows him a kiss.
- Don't encourage your children to wave from the windows, as they might try to climb up when you're out of the room.
- I absently waved with a smile and continued to stare at my schedule.
- But for today you wave a sad farewell as it floats back off into the night sky.
- I waved over my shoulder as I made my way towards the school library.
- Leaving their hotel room to go to the Peppermint Lounge, the lads wave a sweet goodbye to the two-man camera crew.
- She caught sight of him and waved with a huge smile plastered on her face.
- A pretty red-haired girl waved frantically to catch Allyson's attention from the school's parking lot.
- I pass Peggy on the way out; she waves a quick goodbye and then continues talking on the phone.
- She waved over her shoulder as she walked out of the hospital room.
- He waved to me as he began to jog away, and I cheerfully waved back.
- She was waving her goodbyes like a queen leaving her loving subject.
- There are ready smiles from residents who wave their greetings as we eventually head off the road and towards a small clutch of humble wooden dwellings.
- Her friends waved from the windows as she giggled with glee.
- Sky says she will see them all next week and waves them good bye.
- I waved greetings in the general direction of the blokes, and smiled at the girls.
- With the reassurance it would be no challenge for people who had made treks in the Himalayas, she waved them goodbye.
- Lucie and Manfred were standing nearby, waving the general good-bye.
- Raine turned to leave, waving her boss good-bye as she wobbled like a goose towards the frost-lined door of the small book-store.
- I waved out the window to my friends, dreading the conversation I was going to have with my parents when I got home.
- The next scene finds an elderly man driving through Nazareth waving hello to passers-by while insulting them under his breath.
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