In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(of hand)dedo masculinefirst / index finger — (dedo) índice masculine
- middle finger — dedo medio / del corazón
- third / ring finger — (dedo) anular
- little / fourth finger — (dedo) meñique
- you can count on the fingers of one hand the number of times ... — se pueden contar con los dedos de una mano las veces ...
- not to lift / raise a finger — no mover un dedo
- she never raised a finger to help — no movió ni un dedo para ayudar
- to be all fingers and thumbs — ser torpe
- I'm all fingers and thumbs today! — ¡hoy estoy tan torpe!
- to burn one's fingers / get one's fingers burned — pillarse los dedos
- to cross one's fingers
- I'll keep my fingers crossed for you — ojalá (que) tengas suerte
- keep your fingers crossed for me! — ¡reza por mí!
- well, here goes: fingers crossed! — bueno, ahí va ¡a ver si hay suerte!
- to give sb the finger — hacerle un corte de mangas a algn — hacer un gesto grosero levantando el dedo medio
- to have a finger in every pie — estar metido en todo
- to have / keep one's finger on the pulse — estar / mantenerse al día
- to have sticky fingers — tener la mano larga
- to lay a finger on sb — ponerle a algn la mano encima
- if you so much as lay a finger on her ... — si le llegas a poner la mano encima ...
- to point the finger at sb — culpar a algn
- to pull / get one's finger out — (d)espabilarse
- it's about time he pulled his finger out — ya es hora de que se (d)espabile
- to put one's finger on sth
- there's something about him, I can't quite put my finger on it — tiene algo, no sabría decir concretamente qué es
- you've put your finger on it — has dado en el clavo
- to put the finger on sb — (inform on) delatar a algn
- to put two fingers up at sb — hacerle un corte de mangas a algn — hacer un gesto grosero levantando los dedos índice y medio
- to slip through sb's fingers — escapársele a algn de las manos
- he let it slip through his fingers — dejó que se le escapara de las manos
- to snap one's fingers — tronar los dedos
- she only has to snap her fingers and ... — no tiene más que hacer así y ...
- he snaps his fingers at convention — pasa de las convenciones
- to work one's fingers to the bone — deslomarse trabajando
- I've instantly singed the hair from the upper joints of my fingers through misjudgment of these little details.
- The money was used to buy a pulse oximeter, a hand-held piece of equipment which is attached to an ear lobe or finger and checks lung function quickly and easily.
- This painless device shines a reddish glowing light from a sensor attached to a finger or toe and determines how much oxygen is in the blood.
- To illustrate the point, he tapped the left pectoral region of his chest with four fingers.
- There was some movement in the hand especially the fingers, thumb and little finger.
- As she approached I held up four fingers and raised my eyebrows questioningly.
- As a young boy I had an accident that resulted in the loss of four fingers on my right hand and three on my left hand.
- In this test, you bend your thumb across the palm of your hand and bend your fingers down over your thumb.
- It is normal for children to suck their thumbs, their fingers or pacifiers.
- Keep the ball in the inside of your hand, go through and squeeze the ball with your fingers from little finger through to the thumb and back.
- The hands may be broad with short fingers; the little finger may only have one joint instead of two and be slightly curved.
- Proceed with moving your ring finger and then your pinky finger toward your thumb.
- Typically the joints of the fingers and toes are affected, although the back, knees and hips may be too.
- The arthritis can affect any joints in the body, but generally it affects the most distant joints of the fingers and toes.
- Looking back at Tim, he held out his left hand with four fingers up to indicate how many guards were there.
- Common warts usually occur on your hands, fingers or near your fingernails.
- Avoid positions that push your other fingers toward your little finger.
- Call if your child has any injury that makes movement of his arms, legs, fingers, or toes difficult.
- He presses his undamaged left hand with bent fingers and out-stretched thumb onto his chest in a gesture of adoration and self-dedication.
- For one to two weeks after that, you'll be able to move the top two joints on your fingers, but your knuckles must remain still.
2.1(of glove)dedo masculine
- In winter we wrap up in scarves and Steptoe-style gloves with the fingers cut out.
- Sooner or later, I will have to buy some gloves and cut the fingers off so that I can keep typing.
- Take the gloves, cut off the fingers and push the glove over your wrist and onto your arm.
- She had black leather gloves on with the fingers cut off and black trousers.
- She was wearing blue calf-length jeans with her stomach exposed and gloves with various coloured fingers.
2.2informal (as measure)dedo masculinegive me two fingers of Scotch — sírveme dos dedos de whisky
- I dropped ice into the largest glass I could find and poured out about eight fingers of the sweet liquid.
- He leaned forward, carefully removed the ice from a glass set before him and them motioned to the waiter to pour in precisely three fingers of Pastis.
- If you have 2 or more fingers of drink to allocate they can be distributed between more than one player.
2.3(of land)lengua feminine
- Large fingers of kelp sway and beckon us out to sea.
- Individually moulded fingers of sushi rice seemed too formal, so I spread the rice in a thick layer over the banana leaf, and laid generous slices of tuna over it.
- Serve with toasted fingers of ciabatta, but remember to bring it to room temperature before serving - fridge-cold pâté will not do.
- Colonies of this bryozoan (Sea Chervil) look like wavy brown fingers of sponge.
- Serve with fingers of toasted sour dough Poilâne bread and thin sticks of crisp vegetables.
(pointer on scale)aguja femininefiel masculine
2.5Aviationfinger masculinepasarela telescópica feminine
3USslangsoplón masculine informalsoplona feminine informal
3(number)(piece/note) marcar la digitación de
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