In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1Clothingbotón masculineto sew a button onto sth — coserle / pegarle un botón a algo
- button nose — nariz chata y pequeña
- It has a three-button placket, pearl like buttons, full cut with extended tail and side vents.
- It has a jacquard collar and cuff, a four-button clean-finished placket with woodtone buttons, and side vents.
- These buttons help fasten the collar ends to the shirt.
- She bit off the excess thread of the last button being fastened and got up from under the table.
- That means that the threads are snipped, minor repairs are done, buttons replaced, garments are odor-free.
- Such skirts were made up of a pair of aprons that wrapped around the body and were attached to a wide cotton waistband that fastened with buttons or ties.
- He was pushing buttons on purpose, to figure out what would make him tick and what he would let roll off his back.
- I then unbuttoned my sleeve buttons to the blouse and let that drop to the floor.
- He was wearing an aqua tunic that wrapped around and was fastened by a single button on his left shoulder.
- It also features a two-button cuff with a button sleeve placket and wood grain Eagle logo buttons.
- The professional killers will be there, blood dripping from the hand that pulls the trigger, pushes the button or slits the throat.
- It is buttoned down the front with five buttons, which also do up the men's way, and which are 10.5 cm apart, centre to centre.
- As a general rule, you should always fasten your top button, except if your suit features soft, rollover lapels.
- Holding the reins of his horse with one hand, Alexander used the other to fasten the top three buttons of his greatcoat.
- It consisted of a green tailcoat with golden buttons and decorations, a white shirt and black trousers.
- At this stage, they'll also check your garments for slits, broken buttons or zippers, and any other irregularities.
- Also be sure to get such notions as thread, zippers, buttons, and interfacing.
- A schoolgirl from York has been suspended for repeatedly refusing to fasten the top button on her blouse.
- Polo necks are sweaters with raised collars, usually adorned with two or three buttons on the frontal neckline.
- She was wearing a chenille blouse, with tiny buttons down the front and a short black skirt.
2(switch)botón masculineto hit the right button — dar en la tecla
- With practiced ease, she punched the right button in the maze of buttons, levers, switches, and dials.
- It's important to remember that only the patient should push the button.
- On one side sit record and volume buttons, and a control-lock switch.
- At the push of a button the front latches release and the roof starts to break back.
- She pulled her phone out of her pocket and pushed a button.
- The library's information page will probably have a button to click to access its electronic catalog.
- The push of a button should reconnect power automatically when power is restored.
- Push the button on the front edge and lift, the lid flips back and supports slide out, providing a stand for the phone.
- Tapping a few buttons on his laptop he accessed the power control grid.
- The activation of the launch button light confirmed target acquisition moments after his father reached his mother's side.
- Changing the current PC can be done through the keyboard or by pushing one of the buttons on the front panel.
- She pushed the button and waited in front of one of the shiny gold colored doors.
- He pushed the green button in front of him and the mannequin started to move about the field.
- I thumbed the button on my cell phone which bore the symbol of a green handset.
- Illuminated lift buttons will be at wheelchair height, and there will be handrails, tactile signs and vocal floor announcements.
- She pushed the button and held it down for five seconds to be sure he would see it.
- He also showed the audience the differences between the accordion and the melodeon the main one being the accordion has keys and the melodeon buttons for the notes.
- One climber stood by his tent, punching buttons on his cell phone.
- He pushed a metal button on the door knob that locked it closed, and ran to the back of the room.
- The button was pushed, and the tray for the compact disc slid out of the player.
- Union members are wearing buttons carrying the slogan, ‘I don't want to strike but I will.’
- Other workers have been asked to wear buttons and display banners in support.
- Campaign literature was developed, magnets printed and buttons shipped to Rockford in preparation for my return.
- Staff members may not hold public office or wear campaign buttons or attend political rallies.
- Most are adorned with slogan buttons, some of which are very old and rare.
- She then pinned to my shirt a button bearing a save-the-animals slogan whose precise wording I've forgotten.
- There's no block of seats reserved, no group rate, no free buttons, badges, bleepers or blunkers.
- I sat opposite a guy who I think was clearly too old to be wearing button badges.
- The slogans on our buttons are actually funny, and many of them are about cats.
- As it was spitting with rain that morning, I'd worn my Harrington jacket, but had taken the button badges off.
- Or whether there was someone out there more expert in illustration than I who might be able to turn it into some kind of logo or badge or button.
- We carry a complete line of top-quality, semi-automatic button machines that are able to produce professional-quality buttons at speeds of up to 5 buttons per minute!
- You can't see from here, but those badges and buttons sport a plethora of pro-life phrases.
1the blouse buttons to the neck — la blusa va abotonada / abrochada hasta el cuello
- Using assistive devices can make performing many daily activities - such as reading a book, opening a jar or buttoning a jacket - less frustrating.
- It was a cold November night in Hawolgok-dong and I buttoned my coat against a bitter wind announcing the onset of winter.
- Trembling, he stood, buttoning his shirt back up.
- I pulled up to my ex-house (Amanda won that easily) and parked in the lavish driveway, buttoning my jacket as I walked up, roses in one hand, keys in the other.
- Mike holds out his wrist, and Martina absently buttons his loose shirt cuff.
- Reggie stopped buttoning his shirt and stood aghast: ‘That's extraordinary doctor, that's exactly how I feel!’
- ‘For your information, I am in her bathroom,’ was the only reply he could think of as he started buttoning his shirt.
- In your mid to late Twenties, you need to button the shirt.
- He straps his sword to his waist while Annabelle buttons his coat.
- After buttoning his coat, he gazed at his sister.
- Now well about a year ago, to be perfectly truthful, I couldn't button my shirt.
- ‘Now, let's fix you up and when you're ready we'll go back inside,’ I said buttoning his shirt and then fixing his tie.
- In the end, great figures of the past will be judged by their contributions to history rather than by whether they buttoned their vest the wrong way or ate prunes for dinner.
- Riddled with arthritis, diabetes and Parkinson's disease, he needs assistance with the simple tasks of daily living, such as getting in and out of bed, buttoning a shirt, or tying a shoelace.
- I think glancing along rows of neatly zipped trousers and tightly buttoned shirts in the tube carriage.
- ‘I really hate my father,’ Trent muttered bitterly, buttoning his shirt.
- Ian buttons his coat in preparation for heading outside and lets his mind mull over today's schedule.
- Emily jumped out of the car, buttoning her shirt.
- I am buttoning my skirt with fingers that are trembling, and my voice seems to be coming from a great distance.
- ‘Come to think of it, perhaps I will,’ he muttered, buttoning the black vest he had pulled on over a simple black linen shirt.
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