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(interrupt)the noise disturbed my concentration — el ruido me hizo perder la concentración
- the calm was disturbed by the arrival of the tourists — la llegada de los turistas vino a perturbar la calma
- my sleep was disturbed by the dog barking — los ladridos del perro me despertaron
- he was arrested for disturbing the peace — lo detuvieron por alterar el orden público
- he whispered so as not to disturb the sleeping child — habló en voz baja para no despertar al niño
- Nobody disturbed them or caused them any hassle.
- And no one will be able to disturb the privacy of the bathroom, as the bottom of the window is a little higher than the tub.
- But one day he disturbed her privacy and barged into her room, presumably to force more work on her, while she had it out.
- I didn't want my privacy disturbed, but he's already here.
- We are conscious, dealing with victims, that no offence except the most serious assaults so trouble and disturb people as an invasion of their homes.
- As though sensing that he would not further disturb her privacy, Nicholas turned and bestowed a tender smile upon her.
- You'd think he was Batman, upset that I disturbed him in the Cave.
- They simply play when no one will interrupt or disturb them.
- If you did not disturb them, they would not bother you.
- But his privacy was disturbed by the arrival of Hightail looking impressively fat.
- They claim the children are disturbing their privacy by glaring into their homes and using the road as a cycle track.
- Julius elbowed Felix, knowing the interruption would disturb Mordechi.
1.2(inconvenience)molestarI'm sorry to disturb you, but … — perdone que lo moleste, pero …
1.3(burst in upon)(thief) sorprender
2(disarrange)she found that her papers had been disturbed — notó que alguien había tocado sus papeles
- nothing had been disturbed — todo estaba en su lugar / sitio
- Mounds and surface burrows interfere with mowing and mole activities may disturb root systems and kill grass.
- Schizophrenia is a disabling mental illness where disordered thinking disturbs an individual's ability to function normally in society.
- If the police catch you disturbing the crime scene, you'll be in big trouble.
- Intracellular accumulation of such large amount of Cr may disturb the normal functioning of the bacterial cell.
- It disturbed the agenda, and patients seemed to be distracted from the subject that made them seek health care in the first place.
- The balance is deeply disturbed at this point in human history.
- This caused quite a commotion as he didn't take kindly to my interruption and asked who was I to question him and disturb his presentation.
- If this arrangement is disturbed, the body sickens; if it is sufficiently upset, the body dies.
- Both are sweetly humane, and both derive their power from the telling of common lives disturbed and destroyed by World War II.
- A small interference with nature can disturb the entire balance.
- We got in trouble twice for disturbing the band practice because we were laughing, just to give you an idea.
- ‘Clearly, the whistling and clacking disturbs the workplace and disrupts communications,’ the judge ruled.
- Residents are being warned that it is illegal to disturb or destroy their habitats.
- The method destroys or disturbs delicate, slow-growing seabed communities.
- The whole rationale of symbolic gestures requires that they disrupt and disturb the secular order.
- The youths regularly interrupt church meetings and have even disturbed a wedding service.
- They came upon a patch of earth that indeed looked like it had been slept on, or disturbed in some way.
- These activities not only disturb bees but also interfere with normal pollen production, germination, and fertilization.
- Sometimes this clock is disturbed and disrupts this 24-hour cycle.
- We will not allow silly disruptions to disturb our events or disgrace our veterans.
3(trouble)perturbarinquietarllenar de inquietud
- Nothing had changed, which was comforting and a bit disturbing at the same time.
- My parents were disturbed by me, worried about me finding a career.
- Suicide must be one of the saddest, most deeply disturbing ways of dying.
- But one of the most disturbing scenes was left silent.
- May was a bit disturbed to find that her dad was standing there taking pictures of the weird statue.
- Naturally, as is the way of these things, disturbing reports started to surface.
- By sundown some of us began to be disturbed about the lack of privacy.
- Springfield Hospital also objected, fearing mental health patients could be disturbed by the activity.
- As a preliminary matter, I'm somewhat disturbed by the fact that this report is classified.
- One of the more disturbing aspects is the condition in which the bodies were discovered.
- The more disturbing aspect of this story is the amount of angsty torture they're putting their fictional selves through.
- The gossips were let loose on me which really disturbed my peace of mind.
- There was a new found concentration and direction in his voice which she understood but which also frightened and disturbed her.
- I actually found that description quite disturbing on many levels.
- Some of the causal violence depicted early on is actually quite disturbing to watch.
- The hull cooled with loud popping and creaking sounds that were more than slightly disturbing to hear.
- The state of the world concerns and disturbs many artists.
- "We are deeply disturbed to learn from our government that this British company was working with Iran.
- On one occasion she asked if a neighbour would buy her some drugs, which upset and disturbed the neighbour and her young son.
- That was an anxious time, and the children were quite disturbed by it.
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