In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(candle/flame) parpadear(light) parpadear(light) titilar(needle on dial) oscilarhis eyelids flickered — parpadeó
- a smile flickered across her face — esbozó una sonrisa
- the shadows flickered on the wall — las sombras bailaban en la pared
2(light) parpadeante(light) titilantewe watched the flickering shadows/flames — mirábamos bailar las sombras/llamas
1masculine parpadeomasculine parpadeomasculine titileothe flicker on the TV screen — el parpadeo de la imagen
- Pigeons are predominant, but, as you explore, you see sparrows and bluebirds and flickers and blue jays and wrens and kestrels and starlings and robins.
- Woodpeckers, flickers, chickadees and nuthatches are among the many species that benefit from it.
- The fact that flickers did not defend feeding territories suggests that characteristics of their prey make it uneconomical to monopolize.
- House wrens and chickadees compete for cankerworms and caterpillars; wood ducks, gray squirrels, flickers, and screech owls fight for the same nesting sites.
- Jays always initiated flock movement and, unlike other woodpeckers, flickers almost always followed the jay flocks when they moved.
- We also saw more juncos, kinglets, flickers, and siskin.
- When trees die, the Crouches leave them standing so that birds such as flickers and chickadees can feed on the insects that invade the dead wood.
- The preserve, wild with birdsong, was thick with robins, flickers, grackles, blackbirds, catbirds, and doves.
- In late fall, there are red-shafted flickers, hairy woodpeckers, finches, chickadees, nuthatches, and, of course, jays.
- Unlike most woodpeckers, flickers spend a lot of time on the ground probing for ants.
- The music sways like a candle flame flickering in the breeze; it can fade, almost dying altogether, then it suddenly soars high and true.
- His syncopated, rapid-fire freestyle flickers between abstract movements and pantomime, but he never loses the beat.
- The immature flame of the candle flickered slightly, exposing for a moment more of the trio seated in the room.
- It had only been a few minutes earlier that a flame had flickered into life inside a linen cupboard on the top floor, but already the corridor was filled with smoke.
- Before he left, he gave me a quick wink, his eyelid barely flickering.
- If your eyelids flickered, he'd sit up waiting for some indication that it wouldn't be long before the first long stroll of the day.
- The night music of the third movement flickered with spectral glissandos and eerie harmonics.
- Her eyelids were flickering, as though she was coming out of sleep, but she had not quite yet gotten there.
- As they chattered a small striped viper squirmed on top of the map with tongue flickering from open fangs.
- Small dying flames flickered on his body, and he did nothing to remove them, as if the flames were merely a mirage.
- She flickered her eyelids open groggily and stifled a yawn.
- Amy entered the dining room with a lighted candle in one hand, the flame flickering in the darkness.
- The flame flickered, casting an amber glow over the room and coating it in warmth.
- My eyelids flickered open and revealed Jack on a chair next to my bed.
- By the time she got him to the side of the road, flames were flickering.
- The two noticed that Kari was shifting her body, and her eyelids were flickering.
- Her eyelids flickered, and soon fatigue took over, and she gave in to sleep.
- After several moments, Karae's eyelids flickered and opened a tiny bit.
- My animals would behave strangely; electric lights would flicker and flash.
- There was a pause and then fluorescent lights flickered to life.
- Saka's eyelids flickered, then popped open to reveal cerulean eyes with no pupils that Ayane could see.
- It is promised that he shall enjoy its treasures, and so he does for a short time, before the flames flicker upon him in turn.
- His eyelids flickered as he struggled to regain control of his body.
- Once the lights were dimmed, the view from the stage was pitch-black save for the pinpoints of candle flames flickering in the dark.
- A bright light flickered from the other side of the window and firecrackers popped all over the room.
- The flame flickered and then burnt fiercely, casting a warm yellow light over the small study.
- The dying embers of the fire flickered and he squinted to get a feel of his surroundings.
- The figures of the guitarists are immobile, and so inscrutable are their veiled faces that almost the only stage movement is their hands flickering across the fretboards.
- Then her only source of light flickered off but did not come on again.
- Green and white lights flickered all up the sides of the hall.
- I felt like bursting when her eyelids flickered ever so slightly.
- Without any warning, the lights flickered then turned on brightly.
- In the near distance, torch light flickered through the blackness, slowly moving away from her.
- Of course, the restaurant has no sign - only a red neon ‘open’ that flickers in one window.
- Nick's eyes burned, small flames flickering within his pupils.
- But the troubles caused by that truth cause the candle's flame to flicker slightly from time to time.
- At that moment a strong gust of wind rocked the Weston house, and the lights flickered and then electricity failed.
- The computer screen flickered and 68 results appeared on the screen.
- The harsh fluorescent light flickered back on and Ashley looked up at him.
- The queue screen flickered: five counters open, then four, then three.
- The flames flickered in the darkness of the lower level and cast eerie shadows over the ground.
- The television flickered and a vision appeared on the screen.
- Alicia had placed a group of advent candles on the windowsill and their flames were flickering merrily against the backdrop of the night.
- Apples' eyelashes flickered open slowly before her big gray eyes struggled to adjust to the darkness of the jungle around her.
- She slowly fell back into Trev's arms, her eyelids flickering gently.
- And the stars that were splashed across the sky flickered like candle flames.
- The screen flickered, the file opened and I began the run through.
- Above his head, rows of fluorescent lights flickered and buzzed.
- The bright flashes of light flickered against Nick's hopeless face.
- Headlights flickered in through my open window and I sat up eagerly to peer outside.
- There were no bright lights flickering on and off giving you a headache.
- The candle fire flickered and the shadows danced in the room.
- Teresa began to thrash around in Alistairs arms, her eyelids still flickering.
- Then the bioluminescent lights flickered on and Damian was blinded by the sudden flash of light.
- She crouched on the soft sand in a cave, the light of a dying fire flickering across her tan fur.
- Actually, what you see is a barrage of dots, which flicker, and it is up to my head movement to be able to make a shape out of that.
- The sun flickered as its light shone through the branches of the trees.
- And like the bright sun of the Caribbean the porch light flickered on.
- I held in my hand a single black candle, it's flame flickering as my body disturbed the air around it.
- The candle flames flickered oddly, as if some draft was waxing and waning in time with the chanting.
2masculine parpadeofeminine oscilaciónthe flicker of a smile passed across her face — esbozó una sonrisa
- without a flicker of recognition — sin la más mínima señal de reconocerlo
3(faint sensation)a flicker of encouragement/life — una chispa de aliento/vida
- a flicker of hope — un rayo de esperanza
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