In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(move abruptly)the cork bobbed up and down on the water — el corcho cabeceaba en el agua
- he bobbed under the table — se metió rápidamente debajo de la mesa
- a head bobbed out from behind the door — una cabeza asomó por detrás de la puerta
- to bob for apples — jugar al juego consistente en tratar de atrapar con los dientes unas manzanas que flotan en agua
- Between the two establishments a whole armada of small boats bobbed about.
- Then finally, they broke ranks; their famous red hackles bobbing as they searched the crowd for family.
- With the sun glistening on the small village bay and boats bobbing on the water, the backdrop is reminiscent of a scene from a tourist brochure.
- Despite the gloom of the grey mist around us, with our boats and their bodies bobbing about on a still, glassy sea, the experience could not have been more perfect.
- We tied up on a jetty on Havelock Island with blue boats bobbing in its bay and rising hills, covered in forests, as a background.
- Visibility isn't the point since it's often lousy and if you get seasick all those boats bobbing about in the harbour can make you pretty miserable.
- A small boat bobs in the distance, waiting to record our time.
- Farther along the wharf we find a small fleet of fishing boats bobbing in a slick of diesel, their grizzled crews eyeing us suspiciously.
- His Adam's apple bobbed nervously in his short, thick throat.
- You can read a book on one of the benches beside the water and watch swans bobbing around the boats in the marinas.
- She rocked onto her toes and back onto her heels excitedly, her short brown ponytail bobbing as she did so.
- As we approached the jetty a speedboat whisked past sending our boat bobbing violently in its wake.
- She shook her head, her short blond locks bobbing around her head.
- The sun would be shimmering on the gently rolling waves and fishing boats would be bobbing in the water.
- Everywhere you look, you see these cheerful fires, and you can see boats bobbing in the water too.
- With each step her short, straight ponytail bobbed from side to side, dyed banana bread blonde with brown roots and lowlights.
- Finally, it was time to go, and the scene was snapshot-pretty: a dozen boats bobbing on the glassy turquoise water of Coyote Bay.
- Your hired motor boat is bobbing up and down at anchor, occasionally nudging the pebbles on the beach as a bigger wave breaks.
- There are ancient looking hat-and-high-heels shops, there are little white boats bobbing in the water.
- There are boats bobbing about, little clouds over the mountains opposite.
1(move abruptly)(tail) menear(head) inclinar
2(make)to bob a curtsy — hacer una reverencia / inclinación
1(movement)masculine meneofeminine inclinación
1.1(haircut)melena feminineto wear one's hair in a bob — llevar melena
- My skin is peachy-tan, and I have ginger hair that is styled into a bob so I look like a flapper.
- Suddenly, a girl with her blonde hair cut in a short bob cut and a round face came running out of the salon.
- He went to the bookshelf and removed the album and sat down at the kitchen table he opened to the page of her with the bob hair cut.
- He then created the two-strand twists and cut the hair into a stacked bob.
- Now 50, Atkinson looks much younger, with her hair cut in a fashionable bob.
- Greene then created this choppy bob by razor-cutting the hair into asymmetrical sides, supershort bangs and a cropped back.
- But she looked the same, elegant and sophisticated, with a short bob of black hair and big baby blue eyes.
- Turn to the word ‘hair’ and one can see illustrations of various ‘hair styles’, like French plait, bob, crew cut and so on.
- Her normal shape of manifestation was that of a slender, short woman with snowy hair cut quite short in a page-boy bob and an ageless, lovely face.
- Her luscious curly black hair, a bob above her ears, had been dyed green.
- She had auburn hair styled in a bob cut, gentle, hazel eyes, and the greatest smile that had ever graced any thin, yet soft face.
- A couple years ago she hacked all her long, beautiful black hair off into a bob with chocolate colored highlights that she managed to just pull off.
- Her hairstyle was a bob; very short in the back and very long in the front, angled slightly to meet with the sturdy line of hair that fell just above her eyes.
- Latasha Arnt appeared before the court in a black pantsuit and sandals, her hair in a crimped bob.
- I've had my hair cut from just above my waist to a short bob and it looks really thick and bushy.
- James produced this look by trimming and shaping the model's chemically relaxed hair into a layered bob that can be worn spiky or sleek.
- It was short, like in a bob hair cut, and her face seemed to tell a whole new different story.
- She was a lively young lady, with a head of sandy blond hair shortly cropped into a bob style.
- Miss Hall was white, slim, 5ft 5in tall, with two protruding front teeth and recently dyed red hair cut in a bob.
- Linda Evangelista had the shortest hair with a bob to the bottom of her neck.
1.2(docked tail)cola atusada feminine
2.1feminine pesafeminine plomada
- Measure the length of the string and then tap the bob to set the pendulum in motion.
- The mechanism has needed little repair in 220 years - except for a notable occasion 30 years ago when time stood still after the bob on the end of the pendulum became detached and dropped into the pit.
- He handed each of us a little toy pendulum with a retractable bob.
- The relationship between the masses of the replica pendulum bobs and the mass of the overall platform was roughly the same, and the clocks' periods were also comparable.
- What seizes our attention is the spring that is programmed to move counter-clockwise along the rim of the pendulum's circular bob, against the conventional motion of time.
- For a classical pendulum, that is when the bob is at rest and at the bottom.
- Of course, once the shape of the tautochrone had been determined, the problem of forcing a pendulum bob to oscillate along such a curve remained.
- The functioning of a key depends on its rigidity whilst that of clocks and watches depend crucially on the weight of pendulum bobs or the elasticity of springs.
- In fact there are only three things to it: the length of the string, the weight of the bob, and the size of the swing.
- Usually, you'll find a nut at the end of the pendulum bob.
- When a bullet is fired its momentum is transferred to the bob and can be determined from the amplitude of the pendulum.
- Newton showed that after appropriate corrections are made for air resistance, action and reaction are equal regardless of whether the pendulum bobs are composed of steel, glass, cork, or wool.
- The long, thin string and the heavy bob will enable the pendulum to swing unencumbered for hours and hours and hours.
2.2British (bait)cebo masculinecarnada feminine
3(sled)trineo de bobsleigh masculine
- In the bob skeleton event, competitors travel on a sled on their stomach, head first down a track.
- A sport that seems certain to capture the public imagination over the next Winter Olympic fortnight is the bob skeleton.
1(cut)(tail) cortar(tail) atusarto bob one's hair — cortarse el pelo a lo paje
1chelín masculineI bet that cost a few bob! — ¡eso ha tenido que costar un platal informal
- she's not short of a few bob/ of a bob or two — está forrada
- To build a block of flats, you simply slot the modules together in whatever arrangement you or your architect like, slap some cladding on the outside (red cedar, please, not concrete, this is the 21st century) - and Bob's your uncle.
- Give up your worldly wealth for heavenly reward, and Bob's your uncle.
- Ignore the dialog box about ports, and Bob's your uncle.
- Just be sure to talk at least once in class, compliment him on his tie once a week, and Bob's your uncle!
- You don't even have to think about it, just stick a finger in, give it a wiggle, and Bob's your uncle.
- Hopefully it will be a great season and fingers crossed we might make a few bob over the coming season, no matter slight the chances.
- And since we already know that he's taken quite a fancy for you, he'll snap you up, Laurel'll see, and Bob's your uncle!
- Sure, it's only a matter of keeping the head down, stroking through the ball, and Bob's your uncle.
- A little cut and paste from the electronic archives and Bob's your uncle.
- Put together a couple of kitchen fitments, buy a coffee machine and Bob's your uncle.
- It may be worth a few bob in years to come, but that was not the reason I bought it.
- You'd be discovered and your throat slit quicker than you can say Bob's your uncle!
- Switch your credit card balance to a provider offering 0% interest for balance transfers for the first 6 months, and Bob's your uncle.
- Press Enter once you've made your selection, and Bob's your uncle.
- It should not come as a surprise - after all, it's a simple case of keying in a few addresses, pressing the ‘forward’ button, and Bob's your uncle.
- A hushed call was placed and Bob's your uncle - there I was at the desk holding my first official chart in trembling hands.
- They were large displays and had cost quite a bob, but my wife only got a brief glimpse of them.
- Indeed, they are just down the stairs, negotiate the drop-off layby, cross the road and Bob's your uncle.
- Boot from floppy, select " Install from FTP’ and Bob's your uncle.
- After this season, they might be worth a bob or two as a memorial souvenir.
- You'll find a lot of beer cans, unless you can tune out aluminium, but you'll pick up an interesting selection of lost property and a few bob in coins.
- You use a little hand-held shuttle and Bob's your uncle.
- You take any random word, preferably BAYBEE, chant it a few hundred times whilst repeatedly thumping any handy hard surface, record it with some techno tweaking, and Bob's your uncle.
- Seal off the victims, get out the test tubes, work out a recipe for some injection that will kill the virus and Bob's your uncle.
- So it's still possible to steal a mobile phone, change the simcard inside it, rebirth the mobile phone as it were, and Bob's your uncle.
1Bob's your uncle! — ¡ya está!
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