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(inside angle)masculine rincónfeminine esquinafeminine comisurain the top righthand corner of the page — en el ángulo superior derecho de la página
- a quiet corner of Hampshire — un tranquilo rincón de Hampshire
- to see/watch sth/sb out of the corner of one's eye — ver/observar algo/a algn de reojo / con el rabillo del ojo
- from all / the four corners of the earth / world — de los cuatro puntos cardinales
- to be in a (tight) corner — estar en un aprieto
- to drive/force sb into a corner — acorralar a algn
- to paint oneself into a corner — meterse en camisa de once varas
- before noun corner cupboard — rinconera
- With some difficulty I squeeze into a tiny space in the corner of the small room high above the flow of the Manhattan traffic.
- But Cresswell did get on the score sheet in the end, knocking away into the top corner from the edge of the penalty area.
- Form lines must be parallel and corners at right angles.
- Moments later Alan Gilger tore through on goal, he had only the keeper to beat but his shot for the top corner went the wrong side of the post.
- Snowy sat at the corner of the table, eyes narrowed in disgust.
- She wandered over to admire a Renaissance painting hanging in the near corner of the huge room.
- Rugs must be tacked down, not only in the middle, but at the corners and leading edges.
- Early on in the morning, she sat on the back corner of the roof with her feet dangling over the edge.
- At the other side of the table, the corners of Addie's lips turned up in a smile.
- I did as I was told and placed myself in a chair near the corner of the room.
- It was written with a nearby white paint which was located near the corner of the wall.
- If you answered ‘yes’ to either of the above, then go straight to the nearest corner of the room without passing go.
- The sides must always be straight and also be of equal length, with all four corners having equal angles.
- He watched as she went to a chest against the wall in the opposite corner of the room.
- If your site includes any corners or other right angles, look for stone that already shows this shape.
- It is driven by gears rather than a belt, and also comes with a telescopic extendable wand which means it can get into tight corners and edges.
- By 50, gravity is taking its toll, pushing down the corners at the edge of the mouth; ear lobes become longer.
- He was the hero a minute later slamming a low drive into the far corner from an acute angle.
- Stitch, using straight stitch around outer edges, sewing across corners where marked.
- Near the base of the picture, the floor met the wall, and the corner of the room on the right side of the page.
- Spoon the crumbs into the tart tin and smooth into the corners and up the sides.
- After the initial evaluation, Rob walked over to a small console near a corner of the room.
- And each one of those rooms has four corners, four walls, a floor and a ceiling.
- The woman continued to stare at her from her seat near the corner of the room, but she warmly smiled and got up.
- The cracking noise got worse, and suddenly a large piece of plaster fell from the ceiling near the corner of the room.
- Lori's face paled, and she gripped the edge of the table tightly, the corners jabbing into her palms.
- On one occasion we heard a loud crash and noted a broken pane in a window near the corner of the family room.
- All the corners and edges of the Gamma Pad are smoothed and the mousing surface is flat and free of defects.
- The television is mounted on the wall in the corner of the room, a square window on a small world.
- Colourful material and tassels hung down from the top edges and corners of the bed.
- The sides are straight and the corners at right angles.
- Walking backwards, he followed her until she was trapped against another wall in a corner of the room.
- I'm especially interested in what's in the corners and on the edges.
- The victim was laying on the floor, propped up against the wall in the corner of the room.
- Upon entering the bar and finding a space in the corner near the window, someone thrust a chilled can of Steinlager into my hand.
- The staff room was unoccupied when Dion made his way to the large sofa near the corner of the room.
- All the sides, corners, angles and areas are the same.
- In the beginning, you can use the walls near the corner of the arena to help you create this feeling.
- By choosing a bench in a corner or near a wall, you can position your stroller to make your spot even more secluded.
- He found a glass near the corner of the room and poured the contents from the jug into it.
1.2(outside angle)feminine esquinafeminine esquinafeminine puntafeminine curvaI'll meet you on / at the corner — te veo en la esquina
- he took the corner too fast — tomó la curva demasiado rápido
- around the corner — (nearby, imminent) a la vuelta de la esquina
- to cut corners
- if you try to cut corners, the recipe doesn't work — si tratas de simplificar la receta, no te sale bien
- we could produce a cheaper article, but only by cutting corners — podríamos producir un artículo más barato, pero solo si cuidáramos menos los detalles
- to turn the corner — dar la vuelta a / doblar la esquina
- the country seems to be turning the corner at last — por fin parece que el país empieza a levantarse / a repuntar
- She was always speeding through yellow lights and rushing around sharp corners.
- The Royal Hotel, on the corner of the High Street and Royal Terrace, lost power in its kitchen.
- When it comes to going round corners quickly on the road, things are undoubtedly helped by that firm suspension.
- The aluminum-composite hybrid suspension handles sharp corners and loose curves with no problem.
- The front wheels bite cleanly into the road, and you can power out of corners with that balanced, slingshot feeling only a powerful rear-wheel drive car can give.
- We fared much better at Vox Populi, a funky old house on the corner of a tree-lined street.
- Jason turned a corner into a road and around a train station and down another road into a subway.
- It was a little brick shop on the corner of a street in Christchurch, and I visited him there on one occasion.
- The magnificent gardens of the well maintained houses on the corner of Maryville were greatly admired.
- As he made sharp turns around corners, he couldn't help but wonder why the guy was chasing him over an apple.
- Take the quads through the jungle, crossing streams, bending round sharp corners, and skidding on the gravel roads.
- All of a sudden this VW skids round a corner into the road I'm patrolling.
- And there is the building on the corner of Coney Street that is being built at the moment.
- She'd been standing on the corner of the street for almost ten minutes, eyes darting around constantly.
- It skips off ruts in the road and can push wide in corners, leading to one memorable moment on broken, damp tarmac, but it's all part of the fun.
- On the motorway you can cruise along in comfort mode, switching to sport on the A-roads, flicking to advanced sport to hug corners and bends.
- This new circuit will allow for the testing of braking system performance in snow and ice conditions on sharp corners and twisty turns.
- After a long walk along a straight lane, they finally turned a sharp corner and Rena sighed in relief.
- Speaking of which, has anyone bought that old brick house on the corner of Mason Street?
- She whipped around the sharp corner quickly and ran her fingers through her hair in confusion.
- If Jay was bad in a car, he was worse with a motorbike, speeding and making exceptionally sharp turns at corners.
- The problem I have encountered with the speed bumps is the brat pack that hangs about on the corner of Keswick Street.
- The shop on the left of the frame is on the corner of Rose Street.
- The Tuta circuit looked downright sketchy, with dirt-strewn corners and sharp speed bumps on the straightaway into town.
- Bill pointed it out to me, with laid-back glee, when we bumped into each other on the corner of Denmark Street.
- I noticed that a small crowd of people had gathered around a sharp corner of the road.
- It stands on the corner of the High Street and South Bridge and was for an age the town's Hogmanay gathering place.
- It's called Horse and Rider, and it's stood on the corner of Dover Street and Piccadilly since 1975.
- Standard Life also has an office on the corner with George Street.
- An empty house on the corner of Birch Street, West Bowling, is the first project to be blitzed by the group in a bid to improve the appearance of the area.
- The trees were on the corner of the two streets, out the way of the new building, but they were cut down nonetheless.
- Maru turned a sharp corner and whirled around, preparing for her stalker's arrival.
- A woman was standing on the corner of Court Street, struggling to keep her umbrella under control.
- Mr McGurk has approached Bradford Council to buy the green on the corner of Main Street and Crack Lane.
- As a matter of fact, Winston did watch women, he and his friends, on the corner of Frederick Street.
- I used to buy my records in Powells, on the corner of Shop Street.
- Perhaps he knew that our roads have corners and that as a result I have not had as much practice as him at driving for hours in a straight line without hitting oncoming vehicles.
- The road is often slippery and its corners are sharp, so low gear is recommended.
- Swindon's three Rotary Clubs have clubbed together to provide the bench on the corner of Wood Street.
- They twisted and turned down the streets of Paris, the mix of mud and rotten straw on the ground making the three slip and slide as they took sharp corners.
2.1(in soccer)córner masculinetiro de esquina masculinesaque de esquina masculine
- Two goals in five minutes put Windermere ahead when Liam Salisbury headed in from a corner kick and a long ball found Matt Parkinson, who beat two men and the keeper.
- The referee didn't call a goal kick for the Stingrays, but instead called a corner kick in favor of Riverside.
- Before the corner kick, Solomartin picks up a yellow card for shirt-tugging.
- Parkville upped it another gear and Colin Coady got on the end of a corner kick to poke the ball home and secure all three points for Parkville.
- Ten minutes later, Villa doubled their advantage when their young gun, Joe Dowd scored directly from a corner kick a goal of beauty.
2.2(in hockey)córner masculine
- With this degree of pressure, Pakistan should have scored and forced several penalty corners against Korea.
- Chile finally scored on their fifth penalty corner by Jorge O'Rayn.
- ‘Our goal scoring went up, we could score field goals, we could score from penalty corners,’ he said.
- The absence of Hawes was emphasised when Britain wasted five penalty corners in the first 15 minutes.
- When I first played hockey as a junior, rules prohibited undercutting on penalty corners.
3(in boxing)esquina feminineto fight one's/sb's corner
- he was determined to fight his own corner — estaba decidido a defender lo suyo
1(trap)(fox/stag/fugitive) acorralarI cornered her in the corridor — la abordé en el pasillo
1tomar una curvathis car corners well — este coche tiene buen agarre en las curvas
- McCline got up at the count of nine as the bell sounded to end the round, but his corner would not allow him to continue.
- They stood in opposite corners of the ring, our man with his back to the tent fighter, waiting to be called to fight by the clang of the bell.
- Round thirteen saw them spend the last two minutes of the round trading in one corner without moving.
- It was apparent their corners told them that, whomever won round 4, would probably win the bout.
- Dundee is livid in the corner between rounds while Foster has a smug look.
- Clay came to his corner after the fourth round complaining of a burning sensation in both eyes.
- Late in the fourth round Frazier pinned Ellis in a corner and after a flurry of hooks Ellis fell flat on his face.
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