In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
(restrict, constrain)ala masculinoa bird on the wing — un pájaro volando / en vuelo
- to take wing — levantar / alzar el vuelo
- to clip sb's wings — cortarle las alas a algn
- to spread / stretch one's wings — desplegar / extender las alas
- there comes a time when children want to spread their wings — llega el momento en que los chicos quieren alzar / levantar el vuelo
- this job will give her a chance to spread her wings — este trabajo le va a dar la oportunidad de desarrollar su potencial
- under sb's/sth's wing
- she took the new girl under her wing — se hizo cargo de la chica nueva
- he's working under the wing of an expert — trabaja bajo la tutela de un experto
- this comes under the wing of the marketing department — esto es responsabilidad del departamento de márketing
- A bird needs wings for lift, tail feathers for control and lightweight bones.
- The belly is white, and the white spots on the wings give this bird its name.
- The birds' wings are blue and their tails a rainbow of yellow, red, and blue.
- Anhimids are strong, soaring flyers with the big wings and substantial feathers necessary for that lifestyle.
- In fact, it reminded me of a pintail duck in the way its primaries, the ten outermost feathers of the wing, seemed to do all the flying.
- So she sent her magic into the bird and concentrated it on the broken wing and felt the bone re-knitting.
- Thrashing the water with opened wings, the bird repeatedly disappeared completely underwater.
- Swans are caught and their wings' flight feathers are clipped, or pinioned.
- They are fairly slender birds, with long wings and tails.
- Rather than stones, organic objects like birds wings, bones, crayfish and seeds, are suspended several inches above a mud pathway.
- Here, one of the birds spreads its wings to let its plumage dry in the sun, an attitude which is highly characteristic of cormorants and their relatives.
- Very graceful it was too, like a blue bird of prey but without feathers or wings or talons or any other bird features, come to think of it.
- The male's body plumage is glossy black, and the wings and tail feathers are white.
- Besides having forelimbs that resemble the wings of modern birds, the animal sported long feathers from thigh to foot on each hind limb.
- The term ‘silver falcon’ actually refers to a bird of prey with silver feathers underneath the wing.
- Each downstroke of the wing of birds produces a small upward acceleration of the body to support the weight of the body and overcome drag.
- In medieval Europe, scribes used trimmed feathers from the wings of large birds and various inks to mark a set of alphabetic letters on parchment skins.
- The birds, whose wings are clipped to prevent them flying away, have been moved to aviaries in one of the royal palace's towers.
- Rusty Blackbirds are fairly slender birds with long wings and tails.
- The feathers on their wings and tails are bright blue with white and black bands.
- A rear wing and integrated rear diffuser have also been developed as part of a new rear end panel.
- He came out on Saturday morning to find his car parked on the pavement, with wonky looking wheels, and well sculpted driver's side doors and wing.
- The right outboard spoilers were raised approximately 1 to 3 inches above the wing surface.
- Body kits, spoilers, wings, decals, bumpers and other accessories are commonly used to customize a car.
- The finishing touch is the rear wing, and all these parts can either be left in black carbon or painted to match the bodywork.
- It had a broken rear window and damage to the near side front wing, probably several hundreds of pounds worth of damage.
- When you go to a rookie test with a brand new driver, what you do is you raise the wings up so that they are providing more downforce.
- As with the Plus 8, the rear-view mirror stuck in the middle of the windscreen causes an awkward blind spot, which combined with the wiper makes it difficult to see the nearside wing.
- Time was when lights tucked away in the front wings were a sign of sophistication and cool, but with the passing of the Corvette and the Lotus Esprit no car has them any more.
- The engine has a low centre of gravity, the wing is like a banquet table and its height, at 1050 mm, is only an inch taller than a GT40.
- T1 will see readily identifiable versions of everyday saloon cars visually spectacularly modified with big flared wheel arches, wings and bumpers.
- New alloy wheels, a rear wing and unique detailing set this car apart.
- I already had a commercial driver's license and a motorcycle endorsement, so if it has wings or wheels, I can handle it.
- Automotive Industries recently was shown a more potent Stratus, stripped of its chrome accents but also devoid of any wings or air dams.
- ‘Next time we're out we should get another one of these,’ Michael said as he ran his hands along the buckled driver's side wing of the van.
- Drawn by a former Aston Martin design chief, the rear wings and roofline are the best bit, with hints of the current Aston range.
- The lines flow naturally from the sweeping wheel-arches and wings, down through the doors to taper sharply at the back.
- The rear wing has been repositioned to balance the effects.
- The car had independent front suspension and featured spare wheel compartments in the front wings.
- Batasuna is the political wing of the ETA armed group.
- Even more money went to two outfits that function as foreign policy wings of the Democratic and Republican parties.
- The appointment is widely seen as part of a political deal between contending wings of the ruling Peronist Party.
- They have been given a combined total of £16,000 from the body - a charity wing of the American newspaper giant, which is the parent company of the Evening Press.
- The strongest party was the political wing of the famous Solidarity trade union which was so important in the fall of European communism.
- This passage of events highlights the real problem in the current relationship between the political and industrial wings of the Party.
- He demanded to know if Sinn Fein's leadership was hiding behind its youth wing and if not, was it out of control.
- The Labor Party is the political wing of the trade union movement.
- She was also the editor of a prominent, albeit student publication, and a prominent member of the youth wing of a political party.
- Does the Minorities Commission - a constitutional body and not a wing of government - not recognise crimes of omission as crimes?
- Social democrats from the New Democratic Party consistently opposed the state's development strategy, as did a wing of the Liberal Party.
- Rather, the IRA was increasingly recognized as the armed wing of one political party.
- The former First Lady and current US senator from New York is widely seen as the most prominent standard bearer of what passes for a liberal wing of the Democratic Party.
- Will the Republican party be the political wing of the evangelical movement again in 2008?
- So the argument over free trade versus protectionism was debated in parliament by people directly representing different wings of the ruling class.
- Among the many letters of support the library received after the bombing was an apology from Sinn Féin, the political wing of the IRA.
- There are two main wings within the Tory Party and regardless of who wins the election contest the battle between them will continue.
- Brokers estimate the cost of that ambition will be about $850m even if Chiquita's food processing wing is sold on after completion of the deal.
- Ms Reid was a one time member of the Official Republicans movement and later joined Irish Republican Socialist Party, the political wing of the INLA.
- It is noteworthy that the New York Times, mouthpiece of the liberal wing of the political establishment, was far less restrained in its reaction.
- No wonder the girls were afraid of sleeping on the level above the hospital wing.
- I do not deny she was disturbed, and her wish to end up on a secure wing was enough to raise awareness, but when she set fire to the female corridor she was seen as nothing but a troublemaker.
- The Science Museum is planning to display a decomposing body in its adults-only wing.
- To each side of the main hall, the two wings of the plan contain the living room and bedroom number one to the left and the dining room and service rooms to the right.
- To the east is the administration wing with the main entrance, reception and offices.
- The boardwalk guides visitors past another guest cottage and the bedroom wing of the main house.
- On the contrary, the main wing of Merrill Hall was burned, including some classrooms and laboratories.
- The Sanctuary's dueling grounds was found at the end of the north wing of the main chamber.
- Along the sixth and seventh floors of the western wing, a glazed corridor extends south beyond the building's edge.
- When the elevator doors next opened, it was to a corridor identical to the one Elvis and Lucifel had left behind in the east wing of dormitories.
- She also did a night shift on one of the wings and had to raise the alarm after a prisoner tried to harm herself.
- The long thin office wings enclose two hermetic internal courtyards or patios.
- The plan of the house has been developed to make a two and three storey L-shaped building with an attenuated wing extending back to the ravine.
- Once the institute has grown to its full capacity, the north wing of the building will house 80 resident researchers from around the world.
- The bedrooms are off a separate wing behind the reception rooms.
- Between the two wings of the PFA building by Tadao Ando is a reflecting pool, perceived as longer than it really is because it is so narrow.
- Two new elevators were installed to provide access to the two wings of the building.
- The first floor of the main wing of the building was destroyed and it was believed a chimney at the back of the building may have been left unstable.
- The Zoology Department was located on the west wing of the main building of the Science Faculty.
- In summer the blinds are closed to cut solar input while the large roof vents are opened to provide a thermal chimneys, cool air being sucked in through the crawl space of the north wing.
2.1(structure)ala masculinoon a wing and a prayer
- we managed to get home on a wing and a prayer — llegamos a casa de milagro
- they are going into this election on a wing and a prayer — se van a presentar a estas elecciones a la buena de Dios
- It is about serving the people in the squadron command and wing.
- They filed a safety hazard report that was immediately forwarded to our higher headquarters and to the Air Force wing based here.
- It was intended that Air Force wings should train as they fight.
- CAG helicopter representatives routinely are tasked with augmenting the squadrons in the air wing.
- It's the first blended wing in Air Force history, and they've made it happen without a blueprint or road map.
- We have no combat air wing, and our air force has broken down.
- The wing had one mission-ready squadron and was working on building its second when Sept.11 events changed things.
- It is the second and last F - 16 wing in the air force.
- He has commanded a fighter squadron, two fighter wings, and a numbered air force.
- Campbell, contact all of the COs of all of the other brigades, wings, regiments, and divisions.
- The wing commander is responsible for all of his or her wing's squadrons in the recovery and individual and unit training phases.
- It comprises five wings and 31 squadrons, and is headquartered at Amberley.
- America's precision munitions compensate to a degree for fewer ground units and air wings, no question about that.
- I recognized the voice and knew immediately that it was the skipper of a Hornet squadron in my air wing.
- He also served with the Royal Jordanian Airforce anti-tank wing where he received his wings as a Cobra attack pilot.
- Moving an Air Force combat wing is nothing like moving an Army brigade.
- Twelve fighter craft made up one squadron, and there were six squadrons in a wing.
- In July 1945 he resigned in protest against the proposed disbandment of the joint Chinese - American wing of the Chinese Air Force.
- It will help squadron commanders at the wing level determine the most important decisions in establishing the correct readiness focus.
- He has commanded a fighter squadron, two fighter wings, a numbered Air Force and two major commands.
3BritanicoMotor vehiclesguardabarros masculinosalpicadera femenino Méxicotapabarros masculino Chile Perú
4.1(part of field)ala masculino
- With the clock running down to half time Stewart Airdrie broke down the wing and crossed for Chris Turner to head home from close range.
- Memphis' best defenders are on the wings, and only one of them - Posey - is projected to start.
- Habana did what he does best and streaked up the wing without anyone coming close.
- Robert Vaden and James Hardy, who committed in the spring, will give the Hoosiers athleticism and scoring punch from the wings.
- Nick Barber came onto the wing replacing the centre Smith.
- Bryant will play from the wing rather than the point, which will decrease his ballhandling duties and increase his scoring chances.
- But for all its talent, the Avalanche lacks scoring on the wings and badly needs Hejduk to bounce back.
- Thornton causes matchup problems because he is a dangerous shooter from the wing and can beat defenders off the dribble.
- On a break, he dribbled up the wing, tossed an underhand scoop towards the rim, took two steps, launched and then jammed it home with authority.
- The coach is likely to switch full back Chris Beaver to the wing in place of Smith and return Chris Wainwright to the starting line-up after leaving him out against Rochdale.
- Wayne Munn, who has seen provincial action at wing, centre and fullback is now being groomed at scrumhalf while Fiela van Zyl moves to the side of the scrum, making way for Harold Karele.
- He can create scoring chances from the wing or down low.
- Ruggiero and Houlston on the wings were effective at getting beyond their full backs but Sherburn were well organised in their defending to prevent Ilkley from scoring.
- El Hamdaoui has variously been described as a striker and capable of playing on both wings, in other words jack-of-all-trades, master of none.
- The most intriguing change is the shift of Jason Robinson from full back or wing to centre.
- If anything, scoring prospects were needed on the wings and on defense.
- Saints are set to switch Darren Albert from the wing to full-back to offset the absence of Paul Wellens, but Millward also has the option of Anthony Stewart and Sean Hoppe.
- With Percy Montgomery at fullback and Fourie and De Villiers on the wings, the Boks don't lack for height at the back.
- The offense will also need to find somebody besides Modin, who led the team with 32 goals, to score from the wing.
- Anxious to record their first league win since 29 September, Manchester switched Afi Leuaia to the wing and brought Piers Gregory into play at centre.
4.2(player, position)masculino alamasculino aleromasculino extremowing threequarter — ala tres cuartos
- The killer blow arrived when Jonathon Roker who was having a fine game at wing forward scored 2 goals in quick succession to give Raheens an 8 point lead.
- In the Scotland team is a 21-year-old wing forward at the height of his game.
- ‘He's going to be a wing forward,’ jokes his grandfather, as a barefoot Finlay charges into his sister at speed.
- Mick McEvoy was the best Laois defender on view as he held Paul Flynn scoreless from play but the wing forward did finish with eight points from placed balls.
- The move seemed to be punished when wing forward, Eoin Curtin, sent over his side's second point in two minutes.
- His first tackle on Shane Williams was a lift and then a spin before he dumped him on the floor, using his own body weight and momentum to deck the Welsh wing.
- The big wing forward was to convert two further frees in the opening quarter while Seamus Lyons landed his first score after a foul on David Cuddy.
- For Brumbies, tries went to centre Gordon Ephriam and wing Wayne Pharo with fullback Rodney McDonald slotting three penalties.
- He also may be the most versatile player - he lines up as a fullback, a receiver or a wing.
- ‘If we can create space for our wings starting with our pack and centres, we will score tries,’ he said.
- Umaga believes he is becoming more aware of the centre's responsibilities after starting the season still playing like a wing.
- Boroughmuir, for their part, took the field without their top-scoring wing Charlie Keenan and their flanker Olly Brown.
- Railway were awarded a penalty on the five metres line which was taken quickly and Port were caught as the wing forward crashed over.
- As we approach the League final, the famous shout for joy from the wing forward on that day in 1980, when the Rangers beat Renard, is doing the rounds again.
- When wing forward Tom Lennon boxed an Andrew Hickey delivery past Chris Meaney it rocked the Leighlin men back on their heels.
- Thomas Walsh, at both full-forward and wing forward, got on a lot of ball and used a good deal of it very well, as is evidenced by his 1-4 from play.
- The Heath then suffered a severe blow when wing forward Ciaran Hyland was sidelined after a rash challenge.
- As Rathnew keeper Ken Quirke raced out to close down Mernagh the wing forward fisted a pass to Gill and with only a defender on the line the full forward blasted over the bar.
- Although he has been used mainly as a wing forward up to now, he's chosen at full forward for tomorrow's match.
- If a dribbler gets through on a sideline past your near wing, approach cautiously and anticipate a pass.
5Políticaala masculinothe left wing of the party — el ala izquierda del partido
- the political wing of the organization — el ala política / el brazo político de la organización
(of company)sección femeninodepartamento masculino
7(of building)ala masculino
8.1the wings — los bastidores
- to stand/wait in the wings
- she tends to stand in the wings and not get involved — en general se mantiene al margen y no se mete
- if he doesn't play well, there are others waiting in the wings — si no juega bien, hay quienes están listos para sustituirlo
- Eve watches Margot from the wings of the stage, and Margot bows to the applause of her audience.
- He got up from the wings of the stage and walked down the steps that would lead behind the small stage to where the actors took off their makeup.
- She stood in the wings alone, getting ready, but missed the moment altogether and did not appear.
- As Omara is helped onto the stage from the wings, her physical frailty is immediately evident.
- He and Clarence were free to use the entire stage back to the wings.
- He didn't go on stage, though, but sang from the wings while Beesley mimed onstage.
- A couple of other band members were hidden in the wings ready to help out if James was unable to complete the hymn.
- Hedges, like the wings on a stage can make a false end to a garden, thus disguising the real boundary.
- They were standing in the wings of the stage, warmed up and ready to go on.
- Stephano, another servant to the King, enters the stage from the wings carrying a bottle.
- As Barford points out, the only places where you would get a guaranteed good view is from the wings - or if you are playing John the Baptist.
- As he continued to stare at it, he noticed walking from the wings of the stage a giant figure of a man.
- After it has had two run-throughs, we meet Slava in the wings, ready to call our dancers.
- As for Rachel, her friends had sneaked into the wings of the stage to see her perform with the quartet and sing her solo.
- The theatre goes black, and the red curtains part, and go back towards the wings as the stage lights go up to reveal the lobby of a small hotel.
- Suddenly, who should walk on to the stage through the wings, but Mamta!
- He'd peered back at them from the wings of the stage as he exited.
- I had also heard that musical theatre stars only come alive when on stage so I tried to be as dead and grumpy as I could in the wings as I waited to go.
- She bustled out of the bathroom and headed towards the wings of the stage, where the rest of the choir was waiting.
- Far below, a young woman of about 17 stood by the wings of the stage, listening to Angela sing.
- After entering the U.S. Air Force, Aldrin earned his pilot wings in 1952.
- Mr Thomas, who was a pilot in World War II, visited the base to be presented with new Royal Australian Air Force wings.
- A council estate in York can lay claim to its very own Top Gun, as one of its sons gets set to join a parade of graduate pilots to receive their wings.
- Each pilot's name was embroidered above their wings on the left chest.
- He was awarded his pilot's wings in 1993 and joined the Hercules fleet in 1995.
- He gained his wings as a sergeant pilot a year later and was commissioned in 1944.
- Last month my son Ted won his wings at Randolph Field.
- You get the occasional guy who fails just before wings or at wings and it's a bit of a shame because they're so close.
- Australian Airborne Battle Group wings take on a special flavour when matched with the Malaysian uniform.
- Although he is some way off getting his pilot's wings, Jamie has already set his sights on being a fighter pilot.
9masculino alafemenino oreja
1(improvise)to wing one's way
- we were soon winging our way to Italy — poco tiempo después estábamos camino a Italia
- the news had already winged its way across the Atlantic — la noticia ya había cruzado el Atlántico
- to wing it — arreglárselas sobre la marcha
2(wound)(bird) herir en el alathe bullet only winged him — la bala apenas le rozó el brazo/hombro
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