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 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 …
- 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 …
- Avoid positions that push your other fingers toward your little finger.
- 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.
- As she approached I held up four fingers and raised my eyebrows questioningly.
- Proceed with moving your ring finger and then your pinky finger toward your thumb.
- 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.
- The arthritis can affect any joints in the body, but generally it affects the most distant joints of the fingers and toes.
- I've instantly singed the hair from the upper joints of my fingers through misjudgment of these little details.
- 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.
- Typically the joints of the fingers and toes are affected, although the back, knees and hips may be too.
- In this test, you bend your thumb across the palm of your hand and bend your fingers down over your thumb.
- The hands may be broad with short fingers; the little finger may only have one joint instead of two and be slightly curved.
- Looking back at Tim, he held out his left hand with four fingers up to indicate how many guards were there.
- He presses his undamaged left hand with bent fingers and out-stretched thumb onto his chest in a gesture of adoration and self-dedication.
- 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.
- Call if your child has any injury that makes movement of his arms, legs, fingers, or toes difficult.
- There was some movement in the hand especially the fingers, thumb and little finger.
- It is normal for children to suck their thumbs, their fingers or pacifiers.
- Common warts usually occur on your hands, fingers or near your fingernails.
- To illustrate the point, he tapped the left pectoral region of his chest with four fingers.
2.1(of glove)dedo masculine
- 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.
- In winter we wrap up in scarves and Steptoe-style gloves with the fingers cut out.
- She was wearing blue calf-length jeans with her stomach exposed and gloves with various coloured fingers.
- Sooner or later, I will have to buy some gloves and cut the fingers off so that I can keep typing.
2.2informal (as measure)dedo masculinegive me two fingers of Scotch — sírveme dos dedos de whisky
- 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.
- I dropped ice into the largest glass I could find and poured out about eight fingers of the sweet liquid.
2.3(of land)lengua feminine
- Colonies of this bryozoan (Sea Chervil) look like wavy brown fingers of sponge.
- Large fingers of kelp sway and beckon us out to sea.
- Serve with toasted fingers of ciabatta, but remember to bring it to room temperature before serving - fridge-cold pâté will not do.
- 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 fingers of toasted sour dough Poilâne bread and thin sticks of crisp vegetables.
(pointer on scale)aguja femininefiel masculine
2.5Aviationfinger masculinepasarela telescópica feminine
3US slangsoplón masculine informalsoplona feminine informal
- Some of them were fiddling with the ball, while others fingered the handle of the bat, and others just sat with their feet against the gate before them with a tense look on their faces.
- He would finger each bag for a minute, touching and stroking, and then finally moving it into a larger plastic bag.
- Coughing a little as her coffee caught in her throat, she lowered the mug and fingered its handle nervously.
- He fingers his thick gold chain as he pauses for a moment.
- Reaching out tentatively towards me, he fingered the pair of rings I always wore on a chain around my neck.
- The boy and the dog relish the scamper, but the pedlar fingers his rosary to ward off the threat of a drenching.
- He grabbed my hand and fingered the ring he had given me.
- She fingered the thin cloth covering her brother, opening her mouth to speak, and then quickly shutting it as if thinking better of it.
- Søren followed her back into the main room, fingering the thin hair clip he had secured to the cuff of his shirt sleeve.
- With a ‘harumpf’ or two, the judge fingered his walrus type moustache and started to explain.
- Gently he fingered several curls that touched his shoulder.
- ‘Your mom hates me,’ Jimmy said skeptically and fingered the door handle of my car, while remaining tense.
- I felt a hand touch my hair, fingering it and letting it drop, strand by strand.
- Velmon fingered his mustache and thought a moment.
- I stared at the bible she had laid on my lap and I fingered the worn edges, touched that she had given me her first bible.
- Gently, Gabrielle fingered her cheek, but even at the lightest touch it hurt.
- ‘I must say, though,’ she said thoughtfully, fingering her violin.
- It's easy to imagine this sort of music being played by a brace of competent but anonymous session musicians with beards and ponytails stroking saxophones and fingering fretless bass guitars.
- A few days after that fateful jam session, Rocky was sitting at home, fingering his guitar to a tune only he knew.
- Rowan could just picture her, her hands fingering the beautiful flute as her eyes scanned the sea.
- All this from a man who can finger a fretboard like nobody's business.
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- Pianist Eddie Heywood deftly fingers the bridge on the last chorus.
- The lead guitarist begins to finger an intricate melody, then turns around to face the audience, a spotlight on him.
- The lower oboes are treated as transposing instruments, their parts written to be fingered like treble oboe parts.
- Timidly plucking a string, I fingered the lead guitar of ‘Smoke on the Water’.
- By now he was in a huddle with two locals, fingering silent chords while one of them played something softly on a penny whistle.
- Dick used the drum sticks to bang out the notes on the bass, with Tommy fingering the chords on the fret.
- He was uncovered after his employers fingered him to police over the affair.
- He was identified by name in a New York Times story on Monday, presumably because he was fingered by officials on Sunday.
- They have created their own surreal world where criminals are fingered before they commit crimes.
- These rapidly became forays into entrapment of innocent people fingered by prison snitches trying to get their sentences reduced.
- They say reporting suspected illegals over the Web will result in people being mistakenly fingered, or let people with a grudge turn in innocent victims.
- But going online and fingering him accomplishes nothing.
- You risk fingering some guy who's your neighbor and a potential advertiser and subscriber.
- In his statement, is he essentially accusing the doctor of fingering him?
- Yen knew without a doubt that even if the squeaky clean Don had something to do with it, they'd never be able to finger him.
- Well, at the end, those people, the prisoners will be able to finger the people who tortured them or badly treated them.
- The rationale for such state rules is that an accomplice has little incentive to testify truthfully, especially if he can cut a deal by fingering someone else.
- But again, if the best that the state can do in this case is cite statistics as their basis for fingering him with this crime, it will be a good day for the defense.
- He escapes repeatedly, only to be gunned down after he's fingered by a woman friend.
- But that doesn't mean defense attorneys and reformers should resign themselves to a conviction every time a client is fingered by a victim's last words.
- Over the next month, he tried to find out who had fingered him and what he could do to get his own back.
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