In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1barbilla femininementón masculinepera feminine Southern Cone informalto have a weak / receding chin — no tener barbilla
- double chin — doble barba
- to keep one's chin up — no perder el ánimo
- chin up! — ¡ánimo!
- to take it on the chin — pagar el pato
- it was the kids who took it on the chin — fueron los niños los que sufrieron las consecuencias
- to take sth on the chin — (suffer stoically) encajar bien un golpe
- she took their criticisms on the chin — encajó bien las críticas
- In trying on the helmet, you must hold it by the chin straps.
- She leaned her elbows on the windowsill, resting her chin in her hands.
- The victim suffered severe cuts to the upper lip, lower lip, the chin and into his neck.
- He backs slowly away from the door and scratches his chin in thought.
- The King took the paper and began reading it, scratching his bearded chin.
- He had a slightly pointed chin, and flecks of stubble grew there.
- Ant cupped his chin in his palm as he sized up his brother.
- I lifted his chin with a finger and he stared reluctantly into my eyes.
- He had brown eyebrows and some brown facial growth on his chin and around his mouth.
- Coby lightly rubbed his chin on my shoulder when a laugh peeled out.
- Her face was delicately formed with a thin, shapely nose and a slightly pointed chin.
- She walked over, encircled her arms about his waist, and propped her chin on his shoulder.
- He yelled, while he stroked his pointy chin with his clawed right hand.
- Adrian shook his head, lowering his chin and raising his hand to check his wig was on straight.
- The girl's chin quivered, but she did not cry.
- He pulled her closer to him, cupping her chin in the palm of his hand.
- Glancing down the hallway, he rubbed his chin thoughtfully then tapped out another set of numbers.
- His fingertips brushed my chin as out our mouths collided, and passionately we kissed under the stars.
- Typical adult females have smaller jaws, noses, and chins, and thus eyes and cheekbones that are more prominent and appear to be larger than in typical males.
- I sat down at the kitchen table and rested my chin in my hands.
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