In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(knot)lazo masculinemoño masculine Latin Americamoña feminine Uruguayrosa feminine Chileto tie a bow — hacer un lazo (or moño etc.)
- to tie sth in a bow — hacer un lazo (or moño etc.) con algo
- Tie the red ribbon in a bow and stitch in place through the center knot, referring to the photo for placement.
- Hanging on a branch of the biggest pine are my socks, neatly tied in a bow, waiting to be discovered.
- At the base of the triangle made by her stomacher, and foregrounded by a white ribbon tied in a bow, hangs an emblem of the Queen's chastity.
- Next cut a length of narrow holiday ribbon to tie in a bow for the top of the package.
- Bundle the sticks together with raffia ending in a bow at the top, secure with glue if needed.
- He looks very jaunty, hands on hips, his cap pushed back on his head and his cap ribbon tied in a bow.
- Tie the very ends of the ribbon together in bow or knot, to form a loop by which to hang the bag.
- I also had on black three-inch heels with straps that criss-crossed around my ankle and tied in a bow in the back.
- It was covered in black velvet with a blood red rose embroidered on the front and a ribbon of the same colour as the rose tied in a bow at the top.
- I picked up a wide blue ribbon, wound it around the ponytail, and tied it in a bow.
- I tied it in a bow and wore it as a belt around my waist.
- Also, his conversation with his Dad at the end felt a little too scripted and all wrapped up in a bow, I think.
- I waited until the puppies were weaned then I tied red bows around their necks, put them in a box and headed to Mrs. Rooney's home.
- On it lay a single purple ribbon tied in a bow: a hairpiece for a little girl.
- He did these beautiful bead necklaces on a piece of fabric that tied in a bow in the back.
- Pat was wearing a black spandex, long sleeved shirt with a thin thread tied in a bow, slipped in between two tiny holes underneath the neckline.
- After your child completes several cards, stack and lace them together through the eyelets on the left edge to form a book, tying the ribbon ends in a bow.
- She wore a light blue dress with a white apron, and a ribbon, tied in a bow to match the color of her dress, hung gracefully in her hair.
- Gather the ribbon ends (make sure all are equal in length) and tie in a bow.
- I tied it in a bow around the stem of the flower, and gently stroked the soft fabric before letting my feet carry me downstairs again.
- I love the little cream silk ribbon tied in a bow on the door handle to my bathroom.
2(weapon)arco masculinebow and arrow — arco y flecha
- The gates opened with speed to let the approaching friends in, and bowmen fitted bows to shoot down the riders.
- When the Cherokee got these new weapons, bows and arrows especially, they were able to kill many more animals than before.
- He ran up to one bowman and cleaved his bow in half.
- She picked up her hunter's bow and the quiver of poison tipped arrows, and slung them around her shoulder.
- Swords, spears, bows and arrows and many other weapons were being made in full force.
- We will also include a selection of ranged weapons such as bows, crossbows and slings.
- His followers had matchlocks, spears, swords, bows and arrows.
- In mounted combat their prime weapons were bow and arrow and lance rather than the awkward and uncertain trade musket.
- Apart from her loosely held bow, she does not look well-equipped for the hunt.
- Yet he did not spy any bows or arrows, javelins, or other weapons that could strike at a distance.
- Boys practice shooting bows and arrows at the age of three.
- Dawn drew her bow, nocking an arrow after she strung it.
- A strung bow with an arrow nocked to the string produced itself from behind her back.
- They had walked and driven for hours to get there, carrying the only weapons they possessed - bows and arrows, spears and machetes.
- He takes a handmade bow, loops the wire around a hardwood stick, and proceeds to saw back and forth.
- It's impossible to slouch with a solid three inch bow at your back, and the sandals require short steps.
- As sinew is naturally elastic and horn compressive, their combination resulted in a bow of considerable power, yet which crucially was short enough to use with ease on horseback.
- The catalogue, includes an assortment of weapons: bows and arrows, swords and spears.
- She went into the woods with her bow and arrows and quickly found her prey.
- They stood in the trenches, weapons unsheathed and arrows nocked on bows.
- The light bows are curved outward and strung with black horse hair, which gives the music incisive attacks and lush sustains.
- She gently placed the bow on the violin and very carefully began to play.
- When all four cellos enter using bows, the texture and performance practices suggest a classical string quartet.
- Once open she proceeds to pull out the violin and rosin her bow.
- A typical Baroque violin or viol bow had a finely tapered snakewood stick, almost straight or slightly curved outwards.
- She watched his downcast face, as he rested the fine horsehair of his bow on his knee.
- Rapid bowing, slow bows and staccato to bowing are reviewed, and exercises for each are prescribed.
- The stealer of the show was definitely Peers when he played his guitar like an upside-down guitar with a violin bow.
- Bow every note slowly while concentrating on bow placement and technique.
- The wood was similar to an East Indian variety called pau brasil, which was then popular in Europe for making cabinets and violin bows.
- Red opened up the case, grabbed the little tin soup can and set it out near him; he then took out the old bow and violin and began to play.
- As I sang, I was prodded in the leg by the cellist's bow.
- Several cultures drink mare's milk; and horse hair is used for violin bows, mattresses and lining for clothes.
- When the electric is used, it's played with a violin bow, which results in a sound I'm sure we could use to communicate with whales.
- Here is a picture of James aged six, clearly more interested in the violin bow than in the dance.
- Many great players have publicly stated that they would rather play on a duff instrument with a great bow than a great instrument with a bad bow.
- I seem to remember that although I couldn't play a note on the violin with the bow, I wasn't too bad at pizzicato.
- They meld beautifully with the electric guitar (played by a violin bow of course).
- Tenenbaum, who just happened to have her violin, lifted her bow and began to play.
- Rosin can be used as a plasticizer, in the manufacture of varnishes and printing inks, and also to treat bows for stringed instruments.
- And we often set them swaying back and forth with an accidental whack of a violin bow.
- She claims to have used a lighter bow for Schubert than Brahms.
- The bows of the cellos, violins and double-basses seem to caress your heart strings and not those of their instruments.
4US(on spectacles)feminine patillamasculine brazo Colombia Chilefeminine monturafeminine armazón
- A pair of eyeglasses includes an elongated lens unit, a pair of connectors, and a pair of elongated bows.
- This hearing aid device has a body that can be attached to an eyeglasses bow has a channel therein for acceptance of a flexible eyeglasses bow end piece.
- The lenses don't meet the corners of the frame where the bows attach.
1(plank/branch) arquearse(plank/branch) doblarse(branch/plank) pandearse
- Drake's head rose from its resting place, I bowed to show my respect to my own creator.
- He urged his followers to bow down before him, in Persian fashion.
- I bow down before it and pray fervently that I never come face to face with it.
- ‘You honour me,’ Sothos replied, bowing his head. ‘
- Isaac's blessing prophesied that Esau would bow down before Jacob; but no, here is Jacob, bowing down before Esau.
- The waiter who has magically appeared at her side bows slightly and asks her if she wants anything.
- He took one final, loving look at his father's serene face and bowed in most profound respect to the body on the bier.
- He said he's had fans bow down before him, and shrugged off the hardships of playing the physically demanding part.
- Formal greetings are made by bowing the head and upper body.
- The Human quickly bowed, as a sign of respect and kindness.
- The figure bowed to show respect to the man and then stood straight up again.
- In both tests, the core failed to melt and showed no sign of panel bowing, bending, or deflection.
- Pensioners, although they appear bowed by the more strenuous life they once went through, find time for a humorous chat on a bench in front of St Mary's Church.
- From a field, the horses observe the Statue of Liberty, and, indeed, they bow down before it.
- It was customary when they finished, to bow as a sign of respect to their master.
- Soon I would control legions and all would bow down before me.
- Haman was furious with Mordecai, because Mordecai refused to bow down before him to show his respect.
- ‘Lord, there are bad guys out there,’ he says, bowing his head.
- Immediately, almost as if it were a reflex Bastian dropped to one knee head bowed as a sign of respect for the future king of Geneval.
- Others, probably close friends, bowed their heads respectfully, mumbling - a prayer perhaps.
- Make way heathens, and bow to your celestial overlords!
- If your walls are bowed, bumpy or imperfect, you might be able to achieve a better finish by stripping them bare.
- The man climbed off his horse, and bowed to Dominic in respect.
- At concerts, upon arriving to the podium he would first bow to the orchestra and then to the audience.
- Roland kissed the hand of the priest and rose to his people, and bowed to them in respect.
- I did put out a quiver-tip, which rocked back and forth like a blade of grass bowing and stooping before the wind.
- On the screen, the little girl bows her head slightly to accept her trophy.
- So as not to feel Time's horrible burden, one which breaks your shoulders and bows you down, you must get drunk without cease.
1(movement)reverencia feminineinclinación femininevenia feminine Colombia Southern Conecaravana feminine Mexicohe greeted the Duchess with a bow — saludó a la duquesa con una reverencia
- to make a bow — hacer una reverencia (or inclinación etc.)
- Davis looked up and gave a signal of approval, and after a quick bow, the pair of messengers was gone.
- Then she smiled nicely, took a little bow, blew a kiss, and gave just the briefest, politest, friendliest pump of a fist.
- I stood there for a while before wandering over to the fountain, where a Hispanic guy was taking mock bows for his friends.
- As the skyline took a descending bow, we felt the surge of power riding the carriage to the top.
- Tyrielle went into a deep bow, his waist length hair touching the floor slightly.
- Chris gave her a mock bow, before taking her empty bottle.
- The song ended and I took a quick, self-conscious bow.
- Karajan modestly confines himself to initial bows and a last curtain embellished with bouquets.
- I suppose my eyes conveyed the same message, and I smirked at him, inclining my head in a bow, before stepping up to shake his hand.
- Grasping the baton with both hands, he takes a single low bow, then turns to face the orchestra.
- Chavez replied with a smile and a mock bow, just before he grabbed Pen's hands, swept her off her feet and carried her up into the air, screaming.
- They also saluted him with a deep 45-degree bow in his honor.
- He gave her a mock bow and pulled out a set of car keys from his pocket, ‘whatever you say, m'lady.’
- Branson inclined his head slightly in a bow, and Angelie curtsied again.
- He nodded towards the pictures and gave a mock bow.
- He looked down and saw she was on one knee, in a bow.
- Sir Robin, clean-cut and the soul of discretion, gives a brief head bow and addresses the Queen as ‘Your Majesty’.
- ‘Thank you, sire,’ she said in a bow before trailing after the two scouts in silence.
- All of the younger class men sank to the floor in a bow, all except Jessica and Andrew.
- They bent down on one knee in a bow before their king.
1hacer una reverenciahacer una venia Colombia Southern Conehacer una caravana Mexicoto bow to sb — hacerle una reverencia a algn
- to bow to sth
- we must bow to her age and experience — debemos tratarla con la deferencia que su edad y experiencia merecen
- I bow to your superior knowledge — usted sabe más que yo
- they won't bow to government pressure — no van a ceder ante la presión del gobierno
2Cinemathe film bowed last week at Cannes — la película se estrenó la semana pasada en Cannes
- The same can be said of other models bowing next year.
1(head) inclinar(head) agacharI bowed my head in shame — incliné / agaché la cabeza avergonzado
- his whole body was bowed with exhaustion — estaba doblegado de cansancio
1(of ship)proa feminine
- The ship has a bow and a stern ramp for fast landing of troops and combat material.
- Without the support of the bowsprit, the long spar that extends forward from the bow of the ship, there was no support for the masts.
- She turned to cross to the starboard side, but she saw Nathaniel laughing, and she changed her mind and stood at the bow of the ship.
- I am in the musty storage bow of a sailless schooner on the murky waters of the river Styx.
- She stood at the bow of the ship, letting the breeze play with her hair.
- Before he could say another word the pirate ran to the edge of the bow and jumped ship.
- There were shrapnel pockmarks from bow to stern, and the main living area was just one enormous cavity of burnt wood, twisted metal and torn cables.
- The wrinkles dispersed like waves disappearing before the bow of a ship.
- Kerry's boat ran up to me in the water, bow on, and I was able to climb up a cargo net to the lip of the deck.
- A good 1500 meters stretched from the stubby bow back to the equally stubby stern.
- Once they had hauled out their gear, he motored away, the flag on his little boat's bow snapping in the winter breeze.
- Sitting in the Sequoia's bow, I can hear only the creak of the oars and the muffled roar of the falls.
- Although the public saw the usual hands at the wheel of the ship of state, they were as decorative as the figureheads on the bows of old sailing ships.
- The former, as prime contractor, builds the aft and central superstructure, the latter the ship's bow and distinctive pyramidal main mast.
- When we stood at the bow of the ship we peered over the edge and watched the maidenhead get battered, the wooden carving taking the abuse in stride.
- The wide planing hull lends stability for easy shots down tough rapids, and the boat's upturned bow makes punching through big holes a cinch.
- Blackbeard's sword shone in the light, as he stood at the bow of the ship, one knee up, staring foreword at his island.
- Steve stood at the bow of the ship, unprotected from the storm and hanging on for dear life as he pointed excitedly.
- The ceiling lights lit in a sequence from the aft deck to the bow of the ship and the floor lighting blinked twice before staying on.
- The twins stood at the bow of the ship as the creak and groan of ice echoed all around.
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