In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1Anatomybrazo masculineto give/offer sb one's arm — darle/ofrecerle el brazo a algn
- to take sb's arm — tomar a algn del / por el brazo
- they walked along arm in arm — iban del brazo
- he walked in with his new bride on his arm — entró con su flamante esposa del brazo
- he had a newspaper under his arm — traía un periódico bajo el / debajo del brazo
- to put one's arms around sb — abrazar a algn
- to throw one's arms around sb — echarle los brazos al cuello a algn
- she threw her arms around his neck — le echó los brazos al cuello
- they walked with their arms around each other — iban abrazados
- within arm's reach — (within reach) al alcance de la mano
- in the arms of another man — en brazos de otro hombre
- he fell into her arms — se echó en sus brazos
- they flew into each other's arms — corrieron a abrazarse
- the measure threw his supporters into the arms of the opposition — la medida hizo que los que lo apoyaban se volcaran a la oposición
- as long as your / my arm — más largo que un día sin pan
- the long arm of the law — el brazo de la ley
- to chance one's arm — probar suerte
- to cost an arm and a leg — costar un ojo de la cara / un riñón
- to keep sb at arm's length — guardar las distancias con algn
- to put the arm on sb
- he put the arm on me for more money — me presionó para que le diera más dinero
- my suppliers are putting the arm on me — los proveedores me están apretando para que les pague
- to twist sb's arm
- you'll have to twist his arm to get him to donate — vas a tener que presionarlo para que contribuya
- have another one — ok, if you twist my arm — anda, tómate otro — bueno, si te empeñas / ya que insistes
- to welcome sb with open arms — recibir a algn con (los) brazos abiertos
2.1(of chair, crane)brazo masculine
2.2(of garment)manga feminine
2.3(of the sea)brazo masculine
3feminine secciónPolitics brazo masculinean arm of government — un brazo del poder / del gobierno
- military/political arm — brazo armado/político
- infantry/air arm — arma de infantería/aviación
1armar(information/with tools) proveer a algn de algoto arm sb with sth — armar a algn de / con algo
- to arm oneself — armarse
- they armed themselves with clubs and knives — se armaron de / con porras y cuchillos
- Now is the time to use existing knowledge and skills to empower patients as well as arming the all important asthma nurses with the tools for the job.
- The defendant first got a knife and then armed himself with the ornamental sword.
- He then became angry and threw a plastic Christmas tree at him, ran into the kitchen and armed herself with a knife.
- Police chiefs are drafting guidelines on the possibility of arming door supervisors with the solid steel restraints - as a way of better protecting themselves and members of the public.
- If I really want some chips, I pick up a single-size serving, and I steer clear of the vending machine, arming myself by preparing fruits and vegetables as snacks.
- From a few feet back, Will had put away his dagger and armed himself with a bow and arrow.
- Many of them were armed with nothing more than scythe blades mounted on the end of long poles.
- Start new staffers with some of these basics and you'll be arming them with handy reference tools for dealing with a few basic customer questions.
- If you were armed with the financial knowledge you now have would you have done things differently?
- Nor was it in dispute that he had armed himself with a CS gas canister before going out.
- Police were later to discover that Bieber had armed himself with two more false identities.
- He got up from the table, armed himself with a few guns and walked out of the inn.
- The complainant during the trial said that he had not armed himself with the knife and that the knife had been in the kitchen drawer.
- The key similarity was the evidence that in both incidents he had armed himself with two knives.
- One night he armed himself with an axe as Fred and his wife slept at their home.
- Last year, Strathclyde Police found youth street gangs were arming themselves with an arsenal of household utensils which double up as weapons.
- More importantly, she went to Fort Lauderdale and armed herself with the knowledge of how to handle a pistol.
- Just arm yourself with a reliable stopwatch, sit and enjoy a cup of coffee in one of those shops, and count the number of cups of coffee that are sold in an hour.
- Derek, Richard and Wade didn't even have to have me tell them to start going to their rooms and begin arming themselves with body armour and other weapons.
- That cannot begin to justify your actions in arming yourself with a deadly weapon.
- In the current art marketplace, arming yourself and your staff with all the tools you can makes good business sense.
- A man is receiving hospital treatment after he armed himself with a kitchen knife and robbed a Clacton chemist.
- Many school officials fed up with violence are arming themselves with their own high-tech weapons.
- Hearing voices in the entrance hall, Beth hastily tugged down her nightgown and crept into bed, arming herself with a book as an effective prop.
- They had armed themselves with wooden poles or sticks, hammers and at least one axe.
- On a typical Holi day, preparations begin by arming oneself with shades of brightly colored powder and water guns.
- She said he had armed himself with a bottle, but was on the edge of the incident in which he had been seriously stabbed.
- He was butted in the face and grabbed a hammer to protect himself as the thugs armed themselves with a spade and a knife.
- I thought of arming myself with pepper spray as a weapon but never got any, or needed it.
- Final went to arm himself with his Mace, but stopped once he realized that he could do nothing at such a far distance.
- He claimed that we'd all be a lot safer if researchers would keep details about vulnerabilities to themselves, and stop arming hackers with offensive tools.
- When I first embarked on the research I was armed with only a very vague strategy and a lot of high hopes.
- He was armed with a long piece of hoe stick as ran on his spindly legs towards the yelping dogs.
- Before going she armed herself with as many facts and figures as she could lay her hands on.
- Our submission in response to that is that the courts are armed with all of the powers to decide these issues.
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