In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(movement/somersault) hacia atráswithout so much as a backward glance — sin siquiera volver la vista atrás
- that would be a backward step — eso sería un paso atrás
- Consider practicing lateral and backward movements while drawing smoothly and shooting quickly yet carefully from full concealment.
- The skies have not fallen, constitutions remain intact, the franc and the mark have passed unmourned into history and euroland has carried on about its business with scarcely a backward glance.
- Hazarding a backward glance since her escape, Andrea forced a bit more speed into her getaway when she realised that he was catching up with her.
- We are shown images of bees, signifying the backward movement of trying to escape one's destiny.
- The moment the interview finished, Cameron marched briskly away to his next appointment, with not even a backward glance at his rival.
- Many believe it's simply a matter of walking out, and slamming the door without a backward glance.
- A dogfight was not exactly what he signed up for when he put his famous name to a two-year contract in the summer but he has adjusted his sights accordingly and has no time for any backward glances.
- This backward movement shortens (and thus reduces the tension of) the spring, permitting the box once again to ride the belt.
- Then off they go, with barely a backward glance, never to return.
- Alvin slapped the door shut behind him with a backward scrape of his heel, to muffle the shouting from the neighbors, and sidled along the wall away from her.
- Without a backward glance, she closed the French doors and unhooked the sash that held the heavy drapes that covered the white lace sheers.
- The other three boys left without a backward glance and I attempted to do the same but as we arrived at the edge of the woods, I looked quickly over to where we had left Gregory.
- After about 3 weeks Mercury ceases its backward movement and, on reversing its direction again, once more slows down and appears to halt before moving back in a direct motion.
- The book gives us a backward glance of Ballaghaderreen; it is the touching for a moment of the familiar places of the town.
- The real giveaway is the female's hidden pouch, albeit backward opening, for rearing its young.
- Few successful players can omit the backward movement.
- He took it and disappeared without a backward glance.
- This latest backward glance is more lonely lunchtime housewife than supper-club romance or hell-of-a-day blues.
- The fur naps to the rear, thus sliding forward and resisting backward movement.
- What normal twenty-year old rushed home straight after classes, without a backward glance?
2dated, offensive(child) retrasado dated offensive
- The programme stands out from the usual Government programmes of supporting the educational needs of the socially backward students by its very approach.
- Rural poverty and backward agriculture will have to be tackled with, among other things, irrigation, power, communications and education.
- So higher education is denied to the economically backward students.
- As part of its social service, the college has decided to induct 15 students from economically backward families and impart free education to them from this year.
- Hailing from economically backward families, a steady source of income has immensely boosted the confidence levels of these women.
- Can we say she is ideologically backward or that she has backtracked to the status of household slave?
- Given the extremely backward state of Polish agriculture, its small farming businesses are expected to die like flies.
- Yet they remain educationally backward and are economically lagging far behind the others.
- The first one suggests that the backward economies can make rapid progress by imitating the leaders.
- Life Institute of Technical Education is an advanced technical institute for physically challenged and economically backward persons.
- It has often been seen that the people when they are economically backward, tend to lean on irrational habits and rituals to find some relief or an easy way out.
- They are educationally backward so they cannot afford higher professional education, which is growing more and more costly.
- A progressive president and a backward parliament rarely go well together.
- Chess is renowned for producing eccentric and socially backward individuals.
- For example, you have in Mexico, poor people who are agriculturally backward.
- I would like to bring to your kind notice the fact that in spite of being industrially backward, it has always been a great center of learning.
- The Scandinavian monarchies were transformed from poor and rather backward societies into prosperous agricultural democracies.
- Let all those who plundered money in the name of running banks give loans to those economically backward people.
- His volunteers used to visit each and every house to collect rice and other things just to give solace to the economically and socially backward persons.
- Club members say that many of the children from the economically backward families were registered with the club.
4she's/he's not exactly backward in coming forward — es muy echada/echado p'alante informal
1esp Britishbackwards(toward rear)hacia atrásto bend / lean over backward — hacer lo imposible
- I've bent over backward to help you — he hecho lo imposible por ayudarte
2esp Britishbackwards(back first, toward rear)(run/walk) hacia atrás
3esp Britishbackwards(back first, back to front, in reverse order)al revésyou've done it all backward — lo has hecho todo al revés
- you've put your sweater on backward — te has puesto el suéter al revés
4esp Britishbackwards(back to front, in reverse order)backward(s) and forward(s)
- he worked the lever backward(s) and forward(s) — le dio a la palanca para atrás y para adelante
- the door was swinging backward(s) and forward(s) in the wind — la puerta se mecía con el viento
- I've been going backward(s) and forward(s) all day between the house and the hospital — me he pasado el día de acá para allá / para arriba y para abajo entre la casa y el hospital
- before noun backward-and-forward movement — movimiento de vaivén
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