In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(organ)cerebro masculinethe human brain — el cerebro humano
2(intellect)she's got a good brain — es muy inteligente
- his brain is still as agile as ever — la cabeza le sigue funcionando perfectamente
- to be bored out of one's brain — estar aburrido como una ostra
- to have sth on the brain — tener algo metido en la cabeza
- she's got that boy on the brain — tiene el seso sorbido por ese chico
3(clever person)cerebro masculinethe best brains in the country — los mejores cerebros del país
1informalromperle la crisma a informalI'll brain you if you don't shut up! — ¡te rompo la crisma si no te callas! informal
- The movements your muscles make are coordinated and controlled by the brain and nervous system.
- Each individual radiation beam is too weak to harm the brain tissue it passes through.
- More possibilities lie ahead for heart patches and repair of the dura mater tissue that protects the brain and spinal cord.
- Surgeons must now carry out a strict assessment before patients undergo surgical procedures on tissues such as the brain, spinal cord, eye, spleen and tonsils.
- In multiple sclerosis, the immune system attacks the brain and nervous system.
- This occurs as a result of damage to soft brain tissue when the brain rattles against the skull.
- Stem cells are harvested from bone marrow, umbilical cords, the brain and spinal cord and other tissues.
- Fish are vertebrates, with a brain, a central nervous system and pain receptors all over their bodies, including the lips.
- This may result in a blockage of the cerebrospinal fluid, the fluid that bathes the brain and spinal cord.
- They also learned various ways to identify the diseased brain tissue that causes seizures.
- Moreover, while dressing game, hunters expose themselves to the most infectious tissues, the brain and spinal cord.
- Scientists have identified a gene variation that sparks heightened activity in our brain's fear centre.
- The tumor was located in the pineal gland and was well demarcated from the surrounding brain tissue, especially from the cerebellum.
- This edema affects many organs, including the brain, kidneys, liver, and lungs.
- When this occurs, the swollen brain tissue will push the other contents of the skull to the side.
- Once in a child's bloodstream the lead travels to the brain, soft tissue and bones.
- It is a precious tissue like the nervous tissue of the brain, spinal cord and heart muscle, as it cannot heal like the other tissues.
- Primary brain tumours may arise from several different kinds of tissue.
- Nervous tissues such as the brain, spinal cord and ganglia seemed to be the main sites of viral replication.
- This can change the activity of certain nerve cells and influence brain activity.
- The progressives have the brains and the moral highroad.
- It seems that Campbell may have been the brawn and the brains of their outfit.
- Could this be the big mo for Ben, Mena and Anil, the brains and the energy behind Typepad and Movable Type?
- Morgan, an apparently irascible old codger, is quite literally the brains of the outfit.
- It wasn't like he was the brains of the operation, but he was a figure to be reckoned with.
- Catherine Ring was the brains behind The Newspaper Headlines from the past.
- Gale was the brains of the group - the only one with at least half a brain and the mind to use it.
- While Pita may have the brains, lets hope he has a good team that guides him in the political gamesmanship he will face.
- I suspected that she was the brains of the outfit.
- Paldawar was the brains of this outfit, not Dain.
- ‘Genie’ Dukkha was the leader; the brains of an outfit which admittedly could hardly be mistaken for Mensa.
- Westwood and McLaren were viewed differently - he as the brains and she the workhorse.
- As Toti remarks with a pinch of irony: ‘Nell's the brains, I'm the brawn.’
- It's time to ask Tommy Champion, the brains and energy behind this event some questions.
- Ansett liberated them from the old firm and set them up in KordaMentha (putting the brains of the outfit up front there).
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