In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
(organ)oído masculine(outer part) oreja femininehe has big ears — tiene orejas grandes
- the inner/middle/outer ear — el oído interno/medio/externo
- ear, nose and throat department — el departamento de otorrinolaringología / de oído, nariz y garganta
- to listen with a sympathetic ear — escuchar con actitud comprensiva
- They have a tragus, which can be folded back to seal the opening of the ear when the animal digs.
- If the growth is large, then it may have caused more damage and this sometimes leads to some loss of hearing in the affected ear.
- Whispering softly into the patient's ear or holding a softly ticking wristwatch close to the ear can be helpful in making a gross evaluation of hearing.
- The very sad-looking pooch with one blue eye and one floppy ear on the story lead page is our beloved Luna.
- "Mom," he said, plugging one ear with his index finger to hear her better.
- Then she would have leaned over and stroked the mare's neck whispering sweet nothings in her ear as the animal pranced.
- I noticed that the girl's ears had reddened with embarrassment.
- Faith held the phone to her ear, listened to it ring, and waited for someone to pick up.
- One night, a moth flew into my mom's ear while she was washing dishes.
- Within a few days, he completely lost hearing in his left ear.
- Middle ear infections and fluid in the ear are the most common causes of temporary hearing loss in children.
- I was so embarrassed that I could feel my ears burn red!
- The balancing mechanism in the ear can be tested in various ways using vestibulometric tests.
- I'm 31, and got my left ear pierced a couple of years ago.
- The voice is familiar to her and her cat ears perk up at the sound.
- At that point the sensitive hound ears picked up another presence and he bounded over to greet me.
- He unconsciously leaned his ear towards the sound reverberating through the guitar and nodded as he tuned.
- Why scratch your left ear with your right hand?
- In many ways, the cetacean ear is radically different from the ear of terrestrial mammals.
- Whales and pigeons can hear frequencies of sound far below the capacity of the human ear.
- I woke with my alarm sounding in my ear like every morning.
- They then tattoo the inside of the ear of animals that they spay and neuter so that they do not try to operate more than once on the same stray animal.
- "I don't like this…" he muttered as he placed his sensitive ear against the door.
- The UK tag will show the flock number followed by the individual animal number and it is recommended that the tag is placed in the left ear of the animal.
- Surgeons are sometimes able to preserve some hearing in the ear being operated on, but this is rare.
- So, she settled for plugging one ear with her finger and the other by squishing it against her shoulder.
- Eighteen months on, Oliver, now three, has no hearing in his left ear and limited hearing in his right ear.
- Tyler stood out even from this group with five earrings on each ear, two eyebrow rings on each eyebrow, four lip rings, and two tongue pierces.
- Suddenly he tensed, his sharp wolf ears picking out movement in the sand.
- There was a wolf sitting on the gleaming linoleum outside the office, head cocked, ears pricked.
2(sense of hearing)oído masculinepleasing to the ear — agradable al oído
- to have a good ear for music/languages — tener oído para la música/los idiomas
- He also has an ear for sampling, using horns and steel drums as needed.
- A sensitive ear for voicing is needed to project the songful melodies effectively wherever they turn up in the texture.
- It's a major work, an announcement from someone with an eye for beauty amidst squalor and an ear for the very real cadences of very specific slang and dialect.
- In fact, it sounded so good that it seemed as though someone with an ear for classical music was at the helm of this company and so we decided to investigate.
- He was also a magnificent writer with an ear for language and a wonderful imagination, and a fine poet to boot.
- The duo play multiple instruments and both have an ear for finding rhythm tracks by recording clocks ticking, bells ringing and lawnmowers mowing.
- Hamilton delighted in Emma's ear for languages and music, and her theatrical flair, and in 1791 he contentedly married her.
- But with near sensory overload of sound, music and colour, not having an ear for the Danish language didn't matter.
- When describing settings, Petry has an eye for details, and when creating characters, an ear for dialogue.
- A good sound technician and composer with an instinctive ear for music is vital.
- The film was written by Laurence Coriat, who has an ear for the sort of unadorned, matter-of-fact dialogue that says a lot by what it leaves out.
- Brennan has a keen ear for dialogue, and the exchanges between Virginia and her family demonstrate this extremely well.
- My mom, being the rich socialite that she was, had an ear for gossip.
- He's also got a pretty good ear for what makes an ear-pleasing folk song.
- Over the years, these keen listeners have developed an ear for every political innuendo and insinuation.
- Mom has a very finely tuned ear for music and languages.
- The truth is he had no ear at all, and could not even carry a tune.
- I had not a good voice nor, I confess it, a very good ear.
- He loves the English language and has a keen ear for its music.
- ‘You know me, Michael, I have an ear for the truth as good as you do,’ Gilbert said.
1(of corn)espiga feminine
- In half of the plants, sink size was reduced by retaining only the five central spikelets of an ear.
- It is most noticeable as grayish black galls on the ear of the plant.
- The number of nodes on the most apical branch, which is an ear in normal plants, was counted.
- The data from these five populations, each planted from an individual ear, are presented in Table 8.
- Plants were allowed to open-pollinate and all measurements were taken on plants with a fertilized ear.
- In this case, the phenotypic description included the measurements of the length of the awn considering those of the more distal spikelets of the ear.
- There was no significant difference in grain number per ear observed in unstressed plants of mutants.
- The A158 ear always has paired spikelets, one sessile and one pedicellate.
- The new growth - the young ear and stem segments of SS-FP was significantly slowed by the canopy cover.
- In the case of cereals, grain is the primary yield and total production depends on the number of plants per area, tillers per plant, number of ears per tiller, grains per ear and mass per grain.
- Multiple endosperms from a single ear were combined for analysis.
- This ear to ear variation was probably due largely to sporadic male sterility which resulted in a small but apparently significant reduction in the number of grains per ear in some plants.
- Measurements were conducted at 20°C at the second leaf of seedlings and at 25°C at the second leaf above the ear during flowering.
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