In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1feminine pelotafeminine bolafeminine pelota Latin Americamasculine balón Spainfeminine bolafast/low/easy ball — pelota / bola rápida/baja/fácil
- the ballis in his/your court — le corresponde a él/te corresponde a ti dar el próximo paso
- to be on the ball — ser muy espabilado
- to carry the ball — llevar la batuta / la voz cantante
- (in US football) to drop / fumble the ball — fumblear
- you know he won't drop / fumble the ball — ya sabes que no nos va a fallar
- to set / start/keep the ballrolling — poner/mantener las cosas en marcha / en movimiento
- If you see one having fun with a soccer ball then you should immediately kick the ball into the river or ocean.
- Jimmy threw the next two pitches outside for balls.
- Heather darted for the ball as it came back to her left side and hit it with a backhand.
- When we returned to Bristol they'd want to throw a baseball with the big gloves and everything rather than a cricket ball.
- We're playing street soccer, and the ball is kicked way over the fence onto the road behind the court.
- 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.
- I could throw a cricket ball a mile, so that's how I got into it at school.
- 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.
- He encourages time-wasting and has even thrown balls on the pitch to hinder games.
- Coaches end up teaching the teens how to kick a soccer ball, leap hurdles or swing a bat.
- The ball cannoned off the keeper on to the post before spinning agonisingly over the line.
- 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.
- He is inspirational in the heart of midfield, slipping intelligent balls through to the strikers, and possess a fearsome shot.
- Can you imagine… it must be about twenty five years that I haven't held a cricket ball.
- A lefthanded hitter, he has shown good power, aggressively attacking balls in the strike zone.
- Jess would rather spend her time kicking a soccer ball round the park with the boys.
- He pounced on a loose ball to and passed to Duff who fed it through to Hasselbaink inside the penalty area.
- 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.
- Jimmy threw the first three pitches for balls, then two strikes.
- He lacks discipline at the plate and can often look bad swinging at balls outside the strike zone.
- It could be frustrating for Rooney to go from Beckham dropping accurate balls over his shoulder to Everton players delivering wayward passes.
- He tried to dribble the ball, soccer style, around the goalie.
- On Sunday it rang to the sounds of snooker balls being shot across the snooker tables, playing host to a snooker competition.
- As a child, I studied a little, did a bit of mischief and played a lot of cricket with a tennis ball.
- Van Nistelrooy had been involved in the opening 20 minutes, but a careless ball of his set up the home side's first goal.
- Eight of the next nine pitches were balls and bases were loaded.
- 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.
- 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.
- He threw the ball wide to leave their number 12 free to score under the post.
1.2(delivery by pitcher)bola feminine
2.1US (baseball)béisbol masculine
2.2(game)to play ball(with sb) — jugar a la pelota (con algn)
- he wouldn't play ballwith the police — no quiso colaborar / cooperar con la policía
- we tried to persuade him but he wouldn't play ball — intentamos convencerlo, pero no quiso saber de nada
3.1feminine bolamasculine ovilloshape the dough/mixture into balls — formar bolas con la masa/mezcla
- she was curled up in a ball — estaba hecha un ovillo
- balland chain — grillos y cadenas
- the whole ballof wax — toda la historia
- he bought it, the whole ballof wax — se tragó toda la historia
- A ball of plutonium is surrounded with explosives, all of which detonate at precisely the same moment and with exactly the same power.
- Armed with a long ash sapling, a ball of cord, a baited hook, a box of worms and a cork I arrived on schedule.
- It burst and there was a grey ball of smoke high up above the plaza.
- Scrape the ball off the spoon onto a well-floured worksurface and knead it.
- The big ball of black smoke rising into the sky are pretty definite signs something has gone wrong.
- She hurriedly retrieved the ball of paper and slowly flattening it out.
- Suddenly the boat exploded into a great ball of flame, sending pieces of it skyward.
- It exploded in an orange ball of flame sending sand and metal fragments flying.
- Then they chew the fibrous fruit into a ball of pulp and spend ages sucking out the goodness.
- These fizzing bath oil balls are solid drops that can be added to bath water.
- 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.
- 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.
- Turn the ball of dough onto a floured surface and knead gently until smooth.
- It's not a developing human being but just a microscopic ball of cells that we can use.
- In that moment, my cousin's image began to unravel all at once, like an unclenched ball of yarn.
- Remove from heat and quickly beat in all the flour, stirring with a wooden spoon until it forms a solid ball.
- The car looked like a crumpled ball of metal.
- It's a kind of chocolate bomb, a ball of crisp chocolate that crackles and splits to reveal delicious chocolate ice cream inside.
- Suddenly there was a ball of flame and the flash lit up the kitchen area.
3.2History Militarybala feminine
- 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.
- As the barrage of musket balls continued to cascade down, the sailors hurried to tie the ropes, and scramble up after the two containers.
- I remember commercials ran till just in time to show the bowler releasing the second ball of the over.
- Eight of the lead musket balls have been flattened from impact, while others show mold lines, indicating that they had never been used.
- He took his first wicket with the last ball of an over.
- Also uncovered were musket balls, cannonballs, a grenade and tools.
- 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.
- Each innings consists of 30 balls with batsmen retiring at 30 runs.
- With his last ball in Test cricket, Davidson had Alan Smith, of England, caught behind.
- 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.
3.3the ballof the foot — la parte anterior de la planta del pie
- the ballof the thumb — la base del pulgar
4.1(testicles)huevos vulgar slangpelotas vulgar slangcojones vulgar slangtanates Mexico vulgar slangto kick sb in the balls — darle a algn una patada en los huevos (/ las pelotas etc. )
- to have balls — tenerlos bien puestos / tenerlas bien puestas
- to have sb by the balls — tener a algn bien agarrado
4.2(nonsense, testicles)pendejadashuevadas Venezuela Andesgilipolleces Spainboludeces Colombia River Plate vulgar slangballs to them! — ¡que se vayan a la mierda! vulgar slang
2USslang(have sex with)echarse un polvo con slangtirarse vulgar slang
1echarse un polvo slangjoder vulgar slangtirar vulgar slang
1(dance)baile masculineto have a ball — divertirse de lo lindo / como loco informal
- what a ball! — ¡qué divertido!
- Banquets, balls, dinner dances, bazaars and fetes, exhibitions and civic receptions were held there in its proud heyday.
- Social balls and charity have morphed into PR events and openings.
- That evening at the ball she watched the formal introductions patiently waiting so that she could go and greet Natalie.
- Which was the reason why I still went to balls and the social functions of the season.
- He watched as his mother emerged from her room, dressed in her ball gown and sparkling in rubies.
- I had many offers to balls and social gatherings but I had never accepted.
- It was the morning of the debutante ball and I was giving Ryan last minute dance lessons.
- However, most did boast a formal music room, where recitals and smaller dances and balls could be held.
- It was long and gauzy; it felt like something that should be worn to a masquerade ball, or a prom.
- I just wanted to tell you that you'll be having a debutante ball on your birthday!
- You're probably swanning around the place up there right now in a ball gown and heels…
- An invitation to a formal dance or ball is the perfect excuse to indulge in your fairytale fantasies.
- I also liked dancing at the palace balls and playing the flute.
- They were in great demand for hunt balls, ballroom dancing, weddings and other social gatherings.
- Built in the 1870s it was the first hall in Auckland for musical activities, balls, social events and even ladies' roller skating.
- It will match any outfit and is perfect for any occasion, from out for the day to a formal ball.
- After all, you don't miss your debutante ball, especially when your family is hosting it.
- 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.
- The girls planned their ball gowns for weeks ahead and the talk was about boys from a nearby Catholic school.
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