In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1parpadeo masculinepestañeo masculinethere wasn't a blink of surprise when I told them — ni pestañearon cuando se lo dije
- to be on the blink — no marchar
- to go on the blink — estropearse
- Michael brushed his hand across his sleepy eyes and gave a heavy blink and then looked again.
- A couple of blinks as he looks from the man next to them to Rama and back…
- In a single blink, Justine had analyzed him and the situation she was in.
- Trials with excessive eye movements, blinks, or blockage were rejected.
- The blinks and other movements of her eyes, the occasional smiles, the sleep-wake pattern are all typical of a vegetative condition, manifesting reflex reactions, not consciousness.
- Rachel and Annette both halted and turned, Rachel giving a blink of surprise at the tall and handsome man approaching.
- It is now well-known that in order to observe a blink, the first target must be masked.
- A cat will say ‘hello’ with a slow blink, the polite cat will look away after it has blinked.
- Voters are seen as a strange and volatile lot, who could turn bad at the blink of an eye.
- Vicki caught his blink of shock and silently began to pray that he could help them.
- It is an eye open to the reader as it translates its complex turns, blinks, and refraction onto the page.
- In a projected image of a street scene various items are removed and displaced (seemingly at random) between tenth-of-a-second artificial blinks.
- Now, with a mind that is probably as sharp as it ever was, the only movements she can make are blinks and small yawns.
- But she watched her mother blink in surprise and take an involuntary step back away from her.
- With a startled blink, Ana looked behind her to find none other then the orange pig-tailed little girl.
- The blue eyes closed, staying shut longer and tighter than a blink would require.
- So far as the vehicles go, colors can be changed in what amounts to a physical blink of an eye.
- Tying a balloon at the gate to the zoo, he catches the blink of a cashier before she rings up another fee, hungers for the moment a turtle slips into water.
- I take long blinks and rarely look at the camera's screen.
- Last night it emerged that police may seek to interview the girl even though she can only communicate using blinks and facial expressions.
1(person/eye) pestañear(person/eye) parpadear(light) parpadearif you blink, you'll miss it! — si te descuidas, te lo pierdes
- he didn't even blink — ni se inmutó
1(eye) guiñar(eye) picar Colombia(light) encender y apagarto blink away tears — parpadear tratando de contener las lágrimas
- to blink back tears — contener las lágrimas
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