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 masculinefeminine orejahe 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
- He unconsciously leaned his ear towards the sound reverberating through the guitar and nodded as he tuned.
- 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.
- Faith held the phone to her ear, listened to it ring, and waited for someone to pick up.
- Suddenly he tensed, his sharp wolf ears picking out movement in the sand.
- So, she settled for plugging one ear with her finger and the other by squishing it against her shoulder.
- Middle ear infections and fluid in the ear are the most common causes of temporary hearing loss in children.
- They have a tragus, which can be folded back to seal the opening of the ear when the animal digs.
- 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.
- The balancing mechanism in the ear can be tested in various ways using vestibulometric tests.
- Why scratch your left ear with your right hand?
- Then she would have leaned over and stroked the mare's neck whispering sweet nothings in her ear as the animal pranced.
- I woke with my alarm sounding in my ear like every morning.
- Within a few days, he completely lost hearing in his left ear.
- The very sad-looking pooch with one blue eye and one floppy ear on the story lead page is our beloved Luna.
- In many ways, the cetacean ear is radically different from the ear of terrestrial mammals.
- "Mom," he said, plugging one ear with his index finger to hear her better.
- There was a wolf sitting on the gleaming linoleum outside the office, head cocked, ears pricked.
- Eighteen months on, Oliver, now three, has no hearing in his left ear and limited hearing in his right ear.
- Surgeons are sometimes able to preserve some hearing in the ear being operated on, but this is rare.
- The voice is familiar to her and her cat ears perk up at the sound.
- 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.
- I was so embarrassed that I could feel my ears burn red!
- Whales and pigeons can hear frequencies of sound far below the capacity of the human ear.
- I noticed that the girl's ears had reddened with embarrassment.
- I'm 31, and got my left ear pierced a couple of years ago.
- 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.
- 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.
- One night, a moth flew into my mom's ear while she was washing dishes.
- At that point the sensitive hound ears picked up another presence and he bounded over to greet me.
- "I don't like this…" he muttered as he placed his sensitive ear against the door.
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
- A sensitive ear for voicing is needed to project the songful melodies effectively wherever they turn up in the texture.
- A good sound technician and composer with an instinctive ear for music is vital.
- Brennan has a keen ear for dialogue, and the exchanges between Virginia and her family demonstrate this extremely well.
- He was also a magnificent writer with an ear for language and a wonderful imagination, and a fine poet to boot.
- My mom, being the rich socialite that she was, had an ear for gossip.
- ‘You know me, Michael, I have an ear for the truth as good as you do,’ Gilbert said.
- He's also got a pretty good ear for what makes an ear-pleasing folk song.
- I had not a good voice nor, I confess it, a very good ear.
- Hamilton delighted in Emma's ear for languages and music, and her theatrical flair, and in 1791 he contentedly married her.
- He also has an ear for sampling, using horns and steel drums as needed.
- 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.
- Over the years, these keen listeners have developed an ear for every political innuendo and insinuation.
- The truth is he had no ear at all, and could not even carry a tune.
- 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.
- The duo play multiple instruments and both have an ear for finding rhythm tracks by recording clocks ticking, bells ringing and lawnmowers mowing.
- But with near sensory overload of sound, music and colour, not having an ear for the Danish language didn't matter.
- He loves the English language and has a keen ear for its music.
- When describing settings, Petry has an eye for details, and when creating characters, an ear for dialogue.
- Mom has a very finely tuned ear for music and languages.
- 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.
1(of corn)espiga feminine
- Multiple endosperms from a single ear were combined for analysis.
- 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.
- Plants were allowed to open-pollinate and all measurements were taken on plants with a fertilized ear.
- It is most noticeable as grayish black galls on the ear of the plant.
- The A158 ear always has paired spikelets, one sessile and one pedicellate.
- There was no significant difference in grain number per ear observed in unstressed plants of mutants.
- 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.
- 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.
- In half of the plants, sink size was reduced by retaining only the five central spikelets of an ear.
- The new growth - the young ear and stem segments of SS-FP was significantly slowed by the canopy cover.
- 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.
- 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.
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