In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1literary(breast, chest)pecho masculine(friend/buddy) del alma(friend/buddy) íntimohe clasped her to his bosom — la estrechó contra su pecho
- to lay bare one's bosom to sb — abrirle el corazón a algn
2(of woman)masculine pechomasculine bustomasculine pechomasculine seno
- From this angle, he can see the generous curve of her bosom, nicely displayed in her thin, low-cut dress.
- As the investigation unfolds, the torrid passion of the Victorian poets is played out before our eyes, with Jeremy Northam and Jennifer Ehle in full period dress, eating up the screen in a flurry of heaving bosoms and trembling lips.
- The staging milks the slamming doors, heaving bosoms, and lacy handkerchiefs for all they're worth, while allowing the truly tender moments at the end of the play to resonate.
- The outfits they put her in throughout this year were stellar, showing ample leg and wonderfully accenting her bosom.
- It entered my chest and warmed my bosom, which was mostly exposed.
- It seems to issue from the bosom, from a place beneath the breastbone.
- It forgets the fact that millions of bosoms are thrust in people's faces every single day in the tabloid papers.
- Lang had also appeared on the cover of Vanity Fair, with her face pressed into the bosom of a scantily-clad Cindy Crawford in what has become an iconic shot.
- The neckline is low but not uncomfortably so for Rena - it displays her curving bosom without revealing too much cleavage.
- She also has a mesmeric smile, devouring eyes, a cloud of fair hair and ‘a bosom that rose and fell in a kind of sigh’.
- ‘Because I hate to see you so far away from me,’ she replied, pressing her bosom further into his shoulder.
- It displayed my breasts in all their glory, proudly cupping them as if they were the firmest, roundest bosoms in all the world.
- This must have been a problem for the Amazon warrior women in Greek history; they used to burn the right bosom off so that in battle it would not interfere with the handling of a spear or a bow and arrow.
- She scowled, crossing her arms beneath her ample bosom.
- His voice was huskier than it should have been and Birdie could feel his chest heaving against her bosom.
- But if, as one would assume the picture came from some kind of vaudeville stage-show, that would explain the bare bosoms, but what was the significance or point of putting a ship on the lady's head?
- She really does have the most wonderfully ample bosoms.
- Lori has this habit of wearing her coat open wide even when it's freezing out, showing off her ample bosom.
- The descriptive passages when she has tea with friends, or tends her garden, or shops for blouses to fit her ample bosom are a pleasure and add a completeness to the character of Precious Ramotswe.
- He is magically deft in the conic perspective of their open bosoms; in the glazed sheen of their blonde braided hair; in spanning the capaciousness of their tumbling satin trappings.
3(of dress, blouse)pechera feminine
- Subleyras's portrait of Tibaldi made in 1739 showed his wife gorgeously dressed, with a large flower at her bosom and one of her tiny pictures in her hand.
- In the gloaming I watch the audience scramble in, middle-aged women with puffy legs wearing tiny dresses, and see-through black silk shirts over cretonne bosoms propped up on bony rolling lacy corsets.
- Her blouse is buttoned inappropriately low at the bosom.
- With a playful interest, Sibyl remembered what Bridget had done, and following her example, lowered her chest and slipped a hand beneath her bosom to raise it.
- Aislinn started, the locket falling from her hand and resting on the navy cotton bosom of her dress as she whirled toward the sound.
- It beats name tags hands down and ends all that nonsense of staring at each other's lapels or bosoms.
- The final touch to Laura's ensemble is two handkerchief-wrapped powder puffs stuffed in the bosom of her dress to improve her bust line.
- Jasmine wore an off white sleeveless shirt with brown designs across the bosom.
- Both my grandmothers wore shapeless, listless, grandmotherly dresses with baggy bosoms and they donned sturdy black oxford-type shoes.
- At this time everything that is ordinarily done on the bosom should be done on the back.
4literary(heart, center)seno masculinein the bosom of one's family — en el seno de la familia
- in the bosom of the earth — en las entrañas de la tierra
- The cathartic experience of venting the spleen at a match can return the supporter to the bosom of the family a calmer individual.
- Set in New York's Dominican community, the novel begins with Iliana, youngest daughter of her family (14 of them at last count) returning to the bosom of her strict parents.
- What joy rises in my bosom as I imagine gazing on that wondrous sight!
- You cannot just keep it all locked in your bosom and then say, ‘I received this nasty little letter, but it did not affect me’.
- In the story, the central character, Nazar Chagataev, sets out from Moscow to rescue the starving nomadic nation of his own birthplace and bring it safe back to the bosom of the Party.
- The little voice inside my head that so often warned of impending danger now screamed at me to go upstairs, but the curiosity in my bosom burned so much hotter than the voice was loud.
- He figures that he's best playing the role of upset brother, so he'll be taken to the bosom of sympathetic sisters.
- The reason for this is that I contain the universe in my bosom.
- You've been seeing these figures for awhile now but you have GOT to see them in graphic form to see why this rarest of sentiments, hope, has take root in my bosom.
- Eventually I made it back to the bosom of my extended family, and related my story, expecting uproarious laughter.
- I know Rowling has a ton of background in this sort of arcana, but I'm still rather skeptical that she's really making an appeal for the return of England to the bosom of Holy Church.
- Apart from white knuckles and a total inability to speak whilst we were shooting some impressive-looking rapids in a small aluminium boat, we had no doubts at any time that we would return safely to the bosom of our families.
- If people knew what Bob was up to, mothers would clutch their babes to their bosoms when they see him pass by, and men would make public speculations about Bob's lineage, and offer him directions to subterranean hot spots.
- Annabelle, suspicion which was aroused quick in her bosom, had no idea of the meetings that occurred between her brother and her lady's maid.
- It's true that over the past two years people such as David and Victoria Beckham, Robbie Williams, model Jodie Kidd, dance duo Basement Jaxx and celebrity chef Jamie Oliver have all taken Pringle to their bosoms.
- How did the faces of those women look like as they clasped their children to their bosoms as the heat and the smoke slowly ate through their skins and their young died in their arms screaming till they were silenced?
- I returned to the bosom of my loving, supportive family and proceeded to get myself a job.
- The book was taken to the bosom of America, was a No. 1 best-seller last year and is still on the best-selling lists in hardcover and paperback.
- We celebrate with her when she is returned to the bosom of her family and her town folks, and when, one day, she climbs the steps of the U.S. Capitol to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor.
- Still, in Our Town and several others, he created archetypally American works, which the Germans, reciprocating, clutched to their bosoms.
- I foresee bishops seeking out token victims, clutching them to their all-too-ample bosoms, then sending them on tour round the diocese to ‘update’ the flock.
- All this flies in the face of many right wingers who like to claim that nursery education is positively harmful to children, who should be left to be brought up in the bosom of the home.
- Ragnhildr listened intently, because something deep in her bosom told her Adeline was a liar.
- He boasted to me, with a low chuckling laugh, that most men, in respect to himself, wore windows in their bosoms, and was wont to follow up such assertions by direct and very startling proofs of his intimate knowledge of my own.
- The people of the village touched their hearts with both hands as the first families clasped the petals to their bosoms, feeling the pain of losing paradise, the helplessness with which they clung to their gifts.
- With national dignity surging in his bosom, Wu flatly turned down the humiliating demand put forward by Montigny.
- In reality, there were ‘hidden variables’, which would restore the quantum flux to the bosom of classical physics.
- Also returning to the bosom of his family was Tod, who devoted eight years of his career to Dunfermline.
- It seems incongruous that one so young, so fit and so honourable should be taken from the bosom of his family so suddenly, but then, all things in this life are flawed.
- Writers recognise, of course, that this happy state of affairs cannot come about overnight; but in the early days, when hope is intense in their bosoms, they can see no reason why it should not be achieved by 4 p.m. next Thursday.
- His late companion's chance persistency made him feel that he could not keep his crime concealed in his bosom.
- Think of it, there are a hundred and forty-seven great works reposing in the bosoms of a hundred and forty-seven great men, and the tragic thing is that not one of those hundred and forty-seven great works will ever be written.
- Alban turned to face the taunting eyes of the old governess feeling both rage and shame rise in his bosom.
- It was great, therefore, to see him welcomed in to the bosom of the community like a local hero.
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