In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(tear)(cloth) rasgar(cloth) romperI've ripped my skirt — me he hecho un roto en la falda
- he ripped the photograph (in)to pieces — rompió la foto en mil pedazos
- she ripped the letter open — abrió la carta de un rasgón
- the explosion ripped the building apart — la explosión destrozó el edificio
- they ripped the posters down — arrancaron los carteles
- the seats were ripped out by the explosion — la explosión arrancó de cuajo los asientos
- he ripped the newspaper from my hands — me arrebató / me arrancó el periódico de las manos
- I ripped out the page — arranqué la página
- He was wearing a pair of extremely battered blue jeans that were ripped in a few places.
- He caught his shirtsleeve on something, but pulled it free, ripping the cloth.
- He wore dark jeans, ripped near the bottom, a green t-shirt and a black leather jacket.
- She was wearing ripped faded jeans and a white hooded sweater with oversized bell sleeves.
- Carefully, doing her best not to rip it, Adia pulled the crumpled piece of paper out of the hole and unfolded it.
- Her dress caught on the door and with a strong pull, Isabella ripped the garment.
- He was wearing his favorite jeans that were ripped down the left knee.
- The bright bubbly blonde made her way to my car in tight black jeans and a ripped black tank top with some writing on it.
- I decided to wear my favorite pair of blue low rider jeans, which were ripped at both knees, along with a normal yellow t-shirt.
- Motioning to Katie for something to eat, a small girl marched up on the stage, her brown hair tangled and her jeans ripped.
- She wore an old pair of jeans that were ripped in places and patched in others.
- He wrapped it in the ripped cloth of his jeans and handed it to Ami.
- She wore a pair of loose, faded jeans that were ripped all over and a plain black tank-top.
- Ari wasn't quick enough to leap out of the way and the man grabbed him by his shirt, ripping it and pulling Ari towards himself.
- After few minutes of careful searching she pulled out black ripped jeans, black shirt, and red hoodie.
- He looked presentable, although he did even when he wore jeans and a ripped t-shirt.
- He was wearing ripped jeans and his now-fraying Peter Pan t-shirt.
- All of her jeans were torn and ripped at the knees and hem, and were patched in many places as well.
- She couldn't have been any older than Calida, with long, bushy blonde hair and a thick figure, dressed in baggy jeans and a ripped shirt.
- My dress is ripped, and he pulls it off me so that it decorates the floor.
- These companies just took those tools for ripping DVDs and put a pretty GUI on them.
- I sent him a ripped copy of your CD, and asked him if he was interested.
- Typically, you'll need separate software to do specific tasks, such as burning DVDs, ripping audio, and of course burning CDs.
- The current copy control system, in other words, is not intended to block all copying, but simply to stop the average computer user from ripping the Beastie Boys for his friends.
- Media encoding for home and professional use is becoming more popular, as more users rip audio to their hard drives, or edit home movies.
- What's more, I'd wager that there are even more people who simply rip DVDs they've rented from the local video store - but I see no mention of that form of piracy in the article.
- There have been hi-fi units equipped with hard drives, but nothing beats a personal computer for ripping and managing an audio collection.
- Another option here is to rip your CDs using the fastest machine on your network, then copying the ripped tracks over to the server.
3(wood) (a)serrar siguiendo la veta
1(tear)(cloth/paper) rasgarseas I lifted my arm, I heard something rip — al levantar el brazo, oí un desgarrón / rasgón
2(move fast)the incoming tide rips along the narrow channel — la marea sube a toda prisa por el estrecho canal
- to let rip
- then the group really let rip — entonces el grupo se desató
- she let rip with a torrent of abuse — soltó una sarta de insultos
- she really let rip at me — me dijo de todo
- let it rip! — ¡métele a fondo / a todo gas!
1rasgón masculinedesgarrón masculine
2US(fraud, swindle)estafa feminine informaltimo masculine informaltranza feminine Mexico informal
1R. I. P.
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