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(in baseball, golf) pelota feminine(in baseball, golf) bola feminine(in basketball, football) pelota feminine Latin America(in basketball, football) balón masculine Spain(in billiards, croquet) bola femininefast/low/easy ball — pelota / bola rápida/baja/fácil
- He lacks discipline at the plate and can often look bad swinging at balls outside the strike zone.
- Expecting a cross, they were static as his inswinging ball flew through the box and into the net off the inside of the far post.
- Can you imagine… it must be about twenty five years that I haven't held a cricket ball.
- As a child, I studied a little, did a bit of mischief and played a lot of cricket with a tennis ball.
- Shoot hoops or kick a soccer ball around in the yard with your children as often as you can.
- Not every child gets a cricket bat, rugby ball, pair of football boots or spikes as a Christmas or birthday present.
- If you see one having fun with a soccer ball then you should immediately kick the ball into the river or ocean.
- It was a little dangerous as we were worried that our oldest son might kick the soccer ball over the wire and set off the alarms.
- Forcing his opponent to drop the ball, he flashed in to kick the ball over the line and dive onto it to score a great try.
- He encourages time-wasting and has even thrown balls on the pitch to hinder games.
- It could be frustrating for Rooney to go from Beckham dropping accurate balls over his shoulder to Everton players delivering wayward passes.
- Coaches end up teaching the teens how to kick a soccer ball, leap hurdles or swing a bat.
- Jimmy threw the first three pitches for balls, then two strikes.
- Jimmy threw the next two pitches outside for balls.
- I had enough of pebbles being kicked up at my car, of balls purposely thrown at my windshield, of gargantuan sized twelve year olds banging on my trunk.
- Eight of the next nine pitches were balls and bases were loaded.
- Jess would rather spend her time kicking a soccer ball round the park with the boys.
- Van Nistelrooy had been involved in the opening 20 minutes, but a careless ball of his set up the home side's first goal.
- He pounced on a loose ball to and passed to Duff who fed it through to Hasselbaink inside the penalty area.
- On Sunday it rang to the sounds of snooker balls being shot across the snooker tables, playing host to a snooker competition.
- In those days we were just a bunch of street kids playing cricket with a tennis ball and practising drop kicks over the telephone wires.
- I could throw a cricket ball a mile, so that's how I got into it at school.
- When we returned to Bristol they'd want to throw a baseball with the big gloves and everything rather than a cricket ball.
- He threw the ball wide to leave their number 12 free to score under the post.
- The ball cannoned off the keeper on to the post before spinning agonisingly over the line.
- A lefthanded hitter, he has shown good power, aggressively attacking balls in the strike zone.
- He tried to dribble the ball, soccer style, around the goalie.
- We're playing street soccer, and the ball is kicked way over the fence onto the road behind the court.
- Heather darted for the ball as it came back to her left side and hit it with a backhand.
- He is inspirational in the heart of midfield, slipping intelligent balls through to the strikers, and possess a fearsome shot.
1.2(delivery by pitcher)bola feminine
2.1US (baseball)béisbol masculine
3.1(round mass)bola feminine(of string, wool) ovillo masculineshape the dough/mixture into balls — formar bolas con la masa/mezcla
- she was curled up in a ball — estaba hecha un ovillo
- ball and chain — grillos y cadenas
- Suddenly the boat exploded into a great ball of flame, sending pieces of it skyward.
- It's a kind of chocolate bomb, a ball of crisp chocolate that crackles and splits to reveal delicious chocolate ice cream inside.
- Remove from heat and quickly beat in all the flour, stirring with a wooden spoon until it forms a solid ball.
- It exploded in an orange ball of flame sending sand and metal fragments flying.
- Suddenly there was a ball of flame and the flash lit up the kitchen area.
- Susan watched in horror through her kitchen window as a ball of flame came screaming out of the night sky and scored a direct hit on the garden shed.
- Remove the dough and knead two or three times to form a ball of light dough.
- Little boys cluster around stopped cars, offering bags of almonds and popcorn balls.
- It burst and there was a grey ball of smoke high up above the plaza.
- A ball of plutonium is surrounded with explosives, all of which detonate at precisely the same moment and with exactly the same power.
- She hurriedly retrieved the ball of paper and slowly flattening it out.
- The big ball of black smoke rising into the sky are pretty definite signs something has gone wrong.
- Turn the ball of dough onto a floured surface and knead gently until smooth.
- Armed with a long ash sapling, a ball of cord, a baited hook, a box of worms and a cork I arrived on schedule.
- Then they chew the fibrous fruit into a ball of pulp and spend ages sucking out the goodness.
- In that moment, my cousin's image began to unravel all at once, like an unclenched ball of yarn.
- The car looked like a crumpled ball of metal.
- These fizzing bath oil balls are solid drops that can be added to bath water.
- It's not a developing human being but just a microscopic ball of cells that we can use.
- Scrape the ball off the spoon onto a well-floured worksurface and knead it.
3.2Military Historybala feminine
- As the barrage of musket balls continued to cascade down, the sailors hurried to tie the ropes, and scramble up after the two containers.
- But history books fail to impart the human toll, whereas this series forces the reader to see the bodies run through with bayonets or lead balls.
- Also uncovered were musket balls, cannonballs, a grenade and tools.
- Eight of the lead musket balls have been flattened from impact, while others show mold lines, indicating that they had never been used.
- With his last ball in Test cricket, Davidson had Alan Smith, of England, caught behind.
- He took his first wicket with the last ball of an over.
- Each innings consists of 30 balls with batsmen retiring at 30 runs.
- Michael Taylor says lead musket balls were made on the site and the team has found spills of molten lead that have formed small hollows in the ground.
- I remember commercials ran till just in time to show the bowler releasing the second ball of the over.
- His contribution was to bowl two balls to complete an over when a colleague was injured and go in to bat with one run needed and stay at the non-facing end.
4.1vulgar slang (testicles)huevos masculine vulgar slangpelotas feminine vulgar slangcojones masculine vulgar slangtanates masculine Mexico vulgar slangto kick sb in the balls — darle a algn una patada en los huevos (or las pelotas etc.)
- to have balls — tenerlos bien puestos / tenerlas bien puestas
4.2vulgar slang (nonsense)pendejadas femininehuevadas feminine Andes Venezuelagilipolleces feminine Spainboludeces feminine River Plate Colombia vulgar slangballs to them! — ¡que se vayan a la mierda! vulgar slang
- Kevin balled his shirt up and tossed it on the floor.
- I turn around and see Eric Chase laughing and balling up another piece of paper.
- Moisten the bread bit by bit, shredding and balling it until consistency is mushy yet firm.
- Annabelle nodded, her hands balling her napkin in her lap.
- A moment later, I catch the dishrag she'd balled up and thrown at me.
- ‘Ash Stevens, I should have known,’ she muttered before balling up the paper and tossing it to the side.
- A whisper that had her, again, balling up the paper and setting it next to its brothers and sisters on the sill.
- He grinned, balling the cloth napkin on the table and throwing it my way.
- Watts balled up the ticket, stuffed it between the officer's badge and chin and told him to ‘take care of it.’
- Daisy fisted the front of my shirt for a moment, balling it in anger.
- ‘You reminded me of Dieter,’ I choked, balling the pillow in my fists.
- I snatched it between thumb and forefinger, balled it into a tight dot, threw it to the. floor.
- Jessie balled up a napkin and tossed it at Mitch.
- ‘It worked,’ I said admiringly, balling the socks up again, and throwing them back to him.
- She sighed heavily, while balling up the blue rubber glue stuff that stuck her poster to the wall.
- ‘Yeah your mail,’ Sheldon said dryly as she balled up the paper in her hands and flung it at him.
- ‘Let's get rid of this,’ Marcy said, and balled up the bloody rags and hurled them as far as she could.
- Jackson shrugged, balling up the leftover scraps of his sandwich and stuffing them into his bag.
- ‘I'm coming with you,’ she informed us, balling up her tie and shoving it roughly into her blazer pocket as she got nearer.
- TJ balled up the card and tossed it into the waste basket.
- Unclasping the cloak, he caught it before it flew away and balled it untidily to tuck under his arm.
2US slang(have sex with)echarse un polvo con slangtirarse vulgar slang
1echarse un polvo slangjoder vulgar slangtirar vulgar slang
1(dance)baile masculinewhat a ball! — ¡qué divertido!
- An invitation to a formal dance or ball is the perfect excuse to indulge in your fairytale fantasies.
- After all, you don't miss your debutante ball, especially when your family is hosting it.
- That evening at the ball she watched the formal introductions patiently waiting so that she could go and greet Natalie.
- Banquets, balls, dinner dances, bazaars and fetes, exhibitions and civic receptions were held there in its proud heyday.
- I also liked dancing at the palace balls and playing the flute.
- Built in the 1870s it was the first hall in Auckland for musical activities, balls, social events and even ladies' roller skating.
- I just wanted to tell you that you'll be having a debutante ball on your birthday!
- They were in great demand for hunt balls, ballroom dancing, weddings and other social gatherings.
- Which was the reason why I still went to balls and the social functions of the season.
- It will match any outfit and is perfect for any occasion, from out for the day to a formal ball.
- He watched as his mother emerged from her room, dressed in her ball gown and sparkling in rubies.
- It was the morning of the debutante ball and I was giving Ryan last minute dance lessons.
- Social balls and charity have morphed into PR events and openings.
- She thought wistfully of the elegant ball gown that had been made just for tonight.
- The only time she ever puts her hair up is during a ball or formal affair.
- It was long and gauzy; it felt like something that should be worn to a masquerade ball, or a prom.
- The girls planned their ball gowns for weeks ahead and the talk was about boys from a nearby Catholic school.
- You're probably swanning around the place up there right now in a ball gown and heels…
- I had many offers to balls and social gatherings but I had never accepted.
- However, most did boast a formal music room, where recitals and smaller dances and balls could be held.
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