In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1agarrarcoger Spainhe caught her by the arm/wrist — la cogió del brazo/de la muñeca Spain
- Lavan chases after Yaakov and upon catching him accuses Yaakov of stealing his Terafim.
- He says the people of Poland must work hard because they have a struggle ahead to catch the other countries of the West.
- A childish glee overtook her, and she put out her tongue to catch the falling rain drops.
- The guard dropped his rifle to catch the incoming equipment.
- There was almost an element of teasing the pursuing Gary Smith, for the centre-half came close to catching the fleet-footed striker.
- His head was tilted back, his hands splayed out as if to catch drops from a leaking firmament.
- She snatched up her shirt and boombox, rubbing the back of her hand over her forehead, catching the sweat drops before they fell.
- Nearing Poer Head, Conor and Denise Phelan in Endeavour managed to catch them but could not pass clear ahead.
- She spins around like a little girl with her tongue sticking out to catch the drops.
- Cyrus had to react quickly with the napkin to catch the drop of spaghetti sauce that had fallen from his lips.
- Try as Emilion might, he could not teach me to throw and catch the pesky things properly.
- Brooke hurried over, and made it in time to slip a paper towel under his nose to catch the first few drops of blood.
- He was unable to catch the Briton ahead of him.
- He jumped up, just barely catching the baseball thrown by his father.
- He caught them with little effort, looked at them, and then smiled wide showing plenty of teeth.
- At Christmas, there is a store that gives away the unsold Christmas trees to anyone who can catch one when thrown in the air by the owner.
- Her tongue darted out faster than humanly possible, catching a drop on the tip.
- I headed to the Myers house; I wasn't fast enough to catch Theo before he headed inside so I knocked on the door.
- It's a conditioned reflex learnt in the pubs of south Wales, where he'd catch beer bottles thrown at him by angry boyfriends and disarm them with a grin and a glug.
- The winner, ridden by Chris McCarron, caught the Irish horse in the run in and came out in front.
- He tossed both knives into the air and caught them before dropping into a crouch like his brother.
- Two people went up each tree while the third person ran around below with the backpack, trying to catch the fruit they dropped down.
- Every time there's even a semblance of running water, we put something under the faucet to catch the precious drops.
- Waking up from its slumber in cool waters, it sluggishly walks around, often opening its mouth to catch the banana thrown by the woman walking along with her.
- Cover the ground with canvas drop cloths to catch the paint chips.
- Spread newspaper everywhere to catch the drops and make sure your room is well-ventilated.
- You don't want them looking at the table and thinking: Chelsea are too far ahead for us to catch them.
- He quickly dropped the knife and caught the blood in his palm before it could drip onto the coverlet.
- Could I run out to the fields and tell the boys fast enough for them to catch Hector before he reached town?
- There were always pots across one wall of her sitting room to catch the drops.
- Her hopes of a medal were effectively dashed when she made slight contact with a barrier and used her final efforts trying to catch the bronze-medal group.
- However, once he got to third, Harvey and Templeman were just too far ahead for Westbrook to catch them.
1.2(capture, trap)(mouse/lion) atrapar(mouse/lion) coger Spain(fish) pescar(fish) coger Spaincatch me if you can! — ¡a que no me agarras!
- he got caught — lo cogieron
- she got caught — (se) quedó embarazada
- Anybody can get lucky and catch a single fish that's worth a prize.
- Very few city dwellers are willing to go to the trouble of catching a wild cat, which is a dangerous exercise anyway.
- It always seemed to me that it was pretty rare for the hunt actually to catch a fox.
- Nowadays, with cats getting fed so well by their owners, they don't bother about catching mice for food, they use them as playthings, along with birds and other harmless creatures.
- The Welsh terrier is a rough-coated animal with droopy ears, originally bred in Wales to catch rats, mice and other vermin.
- The hunt, which was out for about four hours, did not catch a fox.
- The easiest time of the year to catch rabbit is winter.
- The soldiers said they caught several species of fish including carp and a large catfish.
- So far it had caught four mice, which he was certain were all different ones, rather than being the same one returning each time.
- When the rabbit season comes, we hunt and catch a few rabbits.
- Traps of this kind, which are designed to catch foxes and rabbits, have been outlawed since 1954 when the Pest Act came into force.
- ‘No they are catching them and throwing them back into the water,’ I explained.
- Government workers tried to catch the creature by laying cages and shooting it with tranquilliser darts, but they failed.
- If you catch them you should throw them back in, or at very least agree not to take the three points.
- The culprit was quickly caught and thrown into a maximum security holding cell.
- We arrived back at the Inn late that afternoon without having caught a single fish.
- They feed cattle, dogs and cats because those animals are useful in daily life - cattle work in the fields, dogs protect the home and cats catch mice.
- If the fox is caught, it is killed extremely quickly by the lead hound, which has a weight of five times that of the fox.
- We never made any secret of the fact that we used dogs to catch rabbits.
- It was the fourth largest rainbow trout caught at the venue since 1979.
2.1(take by surprise)agarrarcoger Spainpillar informalpescar informalto catch sb in the act — agarrar (/ coger etc. ) a algn infraganti / con las manos en la masa
- she caught him reading her mail — lo pilló leyendo sus cartas
- (you won't) catch me going there again! — ¡a mí no me vuelven a ver el pelo por ahí!
- you won't catch me falling for that one! — pierde cuidado, que esa yo no me la trago
- you won't catch her in on a Saturday night — un sábado por la noche no la pillas / pescas en casa
- we got caught in the rain — nos pescó la lluvia
- Do not be taken by surprise if you are caught for speeding or riding without helmets this week.
- For the second week in a row a top Irish jockey was caught dropping his hands on a winning placed horse.
- But the exercise continues as the police do not want to be caught napping.
- To their surprise they caught him with a soldier on Hampstead Heath.
- She was caught by our photographer dropping bags of bread for the birds near the town bridge.
- The individual was sentenced to six years in jail in July 2003 after being caught with a haul of heroin.
- Muscat was once caught naughtily propelling a clump of mud in the direction of an opponent stepping up to take a penalty.
- Flushing a bit upon catching herself staring at him, Meira lowered her head quickly so as not to be noticed.
- Funnily enough, I was almost caught in a compromising situation earlier by one of the engineers.
- But as Alex began to unbutton his pants, she quickly turned her head, afraid he would catch her looking.
- The fact is that it is ineffective in cases of proven crime and criminals who have been caught red-handed.
- Police must be on top at all times and not caught napping when criminals strike.
- An under-age driver caught at the wheel of a car has been warned that he could be locked up if he drives again within a year.
- In August 2001 he was caught at the wheel of his car while more than three times over the legal limit.
- He repressed an urge to call for help, realizing how it would look if anyone caught him in this situation.
- He spends all of his waking hours hatching schemes to catch the thief red-handed.
- My last stepfather, upon catching me acting out the putrid stories, declared me crazy.
- But Frank returns unexpectedly and catches the two together in a confrontation that will change everyone's lives.
- But boy were we wrong when we caught him last night in a hot new nightclub in town getting down and dirty.
- Unless we catch them throwing a bottle or dropping litter all we can do is ask them to leave.
2.2(intercept)(person) alcanzarrun and catch him — corre a ver si lo alcanzas
- catch you later — nos vemos
- to catch sb with his pants / trousers down — agarrar a algn desprevenido
3.1tomarcoger SpainalcanzarI only just caught it — por poco lo pierdo
- It is not as if you can catch a bus or train, or hail a cab to go anywhere.
- They stayed overnight in London and the next day caught another train to Brighton for their week-long honeymoon.
- I alighted from the train at Huddersfield and caught a bus to New Mill.
- I only just catch my train, quickly jump on the first carriage, and bury myself in my morning paper.
- They were then taken to buy visas and had to reach Cancun to catch a flight to Cuba.
- Back in London he caught a train from King's Cross to York.
- I caught the train and it was really nice to just sit back and read.
- I slept another night and caught the train the next morning.
- Mr North now has to catch a bus and a train to get to work which takes him two hours.
- At the end of that week, Pip drops Herbert off to catch his ship to Cairo.
- Police also want to speak to three men who caught a train about 8.40 pm and were overheard talking about the incident.
- The group stayed on that boat for several hours, then unexpectedly disembarked and caught a later boat.
- Your mother and I caught a bus from the airport last time.
- The next morning I caught a bus to east Leeds and walked about.
- I caught the train to Slovenia with a local, who was happy to tell me a bit about the country and help me master a few language basics.
- Passengers would be able to spend time in the city before booking in and catching a new secure rail service to their flight.
- One couple from Malton said they could catch the train from home and that the bus simply did not offer enough comfort.
- The pair fled in a taxi to Hull, where they caught the first train to Manchester and later went to London where they were finally arrested.
- Older people don't all have cars and must cross the road to catch the bus.
- Then I had to catch a bus, then a train, and walk quite a way to the house.
3.2(manage to see, hear)there's a movie I'd like to catch — hay una película que no me quiero perder
- we'll just catch the end of the game — todavía podemos pescar el final del partido
- we could catch a movie before dinner — podríamos ir al cine antes de cenar
4(entangle, trap)I caught my skirt on a nail — se me enganchó la falda en un clavo
- I caught my finger in the drawer — me agarré el dedo en el cajón
- I got caught in a traffic jam — me agarró un atasco
- these people are caught in a cycle of poverty — esta gente está atrapada en un círculo de pobreza
5.1(attract, arrest)try to catch his attention — trata de atraer su atención
- the dress caught her fancy — se encaprichó con el vestido
- the concept caught the imagination of the young — el concepto estimuló la imaginación de los jóvenes
5.2(apprehend)did you catch what she said? — ¿oíste / entendiste lo que dijo?
- I didn't catch the name — no entendí / capté el nombre
- I don't quite catch your meaning — no acabo de entender / de captar lo que quieres decir
- he caught the look in her eye — le leyó la mirada
- I caught the aroma of fresh coffee — me llegó el aroma de café recién hecho
5.3(spirit/likeness/mood) captar(mood/likeness/spirit) reflejar
- He explores the space, catches its relationship and represents it in various forms.
- His mastery was in describing exciting events and in catching the flavor of the moment.
- It really catches the feel of Dave's work.
6(become infected with)contagiarse decontraer formalhe caught the disease — se contagió de la enfermedad
- to catch a cold — agarrarse un resfrío
- I caught (the) measles from him — me pegó el sarampión
- he's caught that habit from his girlfriend — esa costumbre se le ha pegado de su novia
- I caught his enthusiasm — me contagió su entusiasmo
7(hit)he caught his head on the beam — se dio en la cabeza con la viga
- she caught him a blow on the chin — le dio / pegó un golpe en la barbilla
- to catch it /catch hell
- you'll really catch it from Dad if he sees you! — ¡si papá te ve, te mata!
- he really caught it / caught hell! — le cayó una de padre y señor mío
8.1(hold back)he caught his breath in surprise — se le cortó la respiración de sorpresa
8.2(restrain)to catch oneself — contenerse
1(grasp)agarrarcoger Spaincachar Mexicohere, catch! — ¡toma, coge! Spain
2(bite, take hold)(screw/cog) agarrar(mechanism) engranarhis voice caught and he was unable to carry on — se le hizo un nudo en la garganta y no pudo continuar
3(become hooked)engancharseatorarse Mexicopescarse Chile
4(ignite)(fire/coal) prender(fire/coal) agarrar Latin America
2Sportatrapada feminineparada feminineatajada feminine Southern Cone
3(sth, sb caught)he's/she's a good catch — es un buen partido
- it is a prize catch for the party — es una inestimable adquisición para el partido
4(of fish)pesca feminine
5(fastening device)masculine pestillomasculine pasador Latin Americamasculine cierre
6(hidden drawback)trampa femininewhat's the catch? — ¿cúal es la trampa / el truco?
- I knew there'd be a catch in / to it somewhere — ya sabía yo que tenía que haber gato encerrado
- there's no catch — no hay ninguna trampa / ningún truco
- it's a Catch-22 situation — es una situación sin salida
7(in voice)temblor masculinewith a catch in her voice — con la voz entrecortada / temblorosa
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