In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(container, contents)caja femininemasculine cajónmasculine estucheballot box — urna feminine
- collection box — hucha
- jewellery box — alhajero
- tool box — caja de herramientas
- if I leave this house, it'll be in a box — solo saldré de esta casa con los pies por delante
(protector)protector masculineconcha feminine Mexico
2.1(on form)casilla feminineto tick all the boxes — cumplir (con) todos los requisitos
2.2penalty boxfeminine áreafeminine área de penaltyfeminine área de castigomasculine banquillo
2.3(in baseball)feminine área
2.4British (at road junction)parrilla feminine
3.1(in theater)palco masculine
3.2(booth)cabina femininecommentary box — cabina de comentaristas feminine
- sentry box — garita
5British informal(television)the box — la tele informal
- what's on the box? — ¿qué dan en la tele?
6(thump)a box around the ears — un sopapo
1(put in boxes)poner en una cajaembalar
2.1(hit)to box sb around the ear(s) — darle un sopapo a algn
(fight)boxear conboxear contrapelear conpelear contra
- As a child, Arguello was a street fighter, and learned how to box from a family member in Managua.
- He could punch or box, he had great stamina, fought the best the division had to offer and had one of the best chins in boxing history.
- Another thing they shared was the ability to box effectively while still carrying knockout power in either fist.
- When a shot is in the air, he looks immediately for an opponent to box away from the goal.
- They were on the table, and I wanted those fights before I boxed for the British title.
- No fighting style remains a mystery to Hopkins inside the ring and he can box with you or brawl - it does not matter.
- You have been boxing as a pro since 1992; how much longer do you think you can stay at the top?
- Again, recuperative powers allowed him to box cleanly and win the round.
- But when I first started to box, it had nothing to do with money or anything.
- Tall, rangy, smart, powerful southpaws who can box might be Roy's kryptonite.
- He was boxing against an opponent who had never been beaten in 45 contests and one of the hottest young boxers in Ireland.
- If you wanted to make a film on how to box, he would be the fighter you would want to film.
- How would he have done if he boxed as a cruiserweight?
- This man, who weighed 240 pounds and could box, had a good jab, a solid chin, and could punch.
- Why does this boy never have a chance to box overseas and fight real boxers and make real money?
- Ntontela who is known for his fierce fighting prowess chose to box instead of doing what he knows best.
- He continued to box after losing to him, but he never fully recovered.
- McCullough's career was put on hold for over a year when he was refused a license to box by the British Boxing Board of Control following a brain scan.
- You risk all sorts of things, even without boxing competitively.
- Mnguni admitted their fight plan was to box outside and keep Jacobs at the end of his punches while effectively using the perimeter of the ring.
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