In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(person) (react with astonishment) quedarse boquiabierto(person) (react with astonishment) quedarse con la boca abierta(person) (stare) mirar boquiabiertodon't just stand there gaping — no te quedes ahí con la boca abierta
- to gape at sth
- she gaped in astonishment at the news — se quedó boquiabierta al oír la noticia
- Connor nodded his agreement, and I gaped at the pair of them.
- Kirsten gaped at her younger sister, then turned, enraged, to stalk off.
- They all gaped at us and Matt paused, staring at Samuel incredulously.
- The other gaped at them dumbfounded, a cigarette falling from his open mouth.
- I gaped at him for a moment then snapped my mouth close and looked out the window.
- They gaped at him, their mouths slightly open, then simultaneously bolted for the basement door to the outside.
- We gaped at each other for a moment and then she snapped her phone shut.
- He enjoyed a few minutes of weightless flight and gaped at the gorgeous view.
- Ada gaped at blaze in front of her, already struggling for air in the room that was thick with smoke.
- We missed the hammerheads, but enormous moray eels gaped at us from their rocky lairs.
- He gaped at her for several moments, confused by the sudden change in conversation and by her last comment.
- I gaped at her, stuck between being infuriated and revolted.
- I gaped at them all, staring in stunned disbelief from one face to the next.
- I rubbed my eyes a few times before I gaped at the scene before me.
- He gaped at the person next to him as though he'd never seen him before.
- Her bluish eyes were wide with shock as her mouth gaped at the sight of me.
- She placed a hand on my shoulder, and when I gaped at her in surprise, she was looking over her right shoulder.
- Emily gaped at her friend and covered her mouth with her hand so she wouldn't hurt her friend more by arguing with her.
- Vicki opened the door excitedly and gaped at everything.
- We all gasped putting our hands over our mouths as we gaped at the scene in front of us.
2(be open)estar abiertothe curtains gaped open — las cortinas estaban abiertas
- Holes gaped in the floor where floorboards had been prised.
- The press just gaped with their jaws open and tongue hanging out in utter incredulity.
- They made their way into the now gaping hole in the wall and looked around.
- Cracks gaped in building walls, and chunks of plaster fell from ceilings, Italian news reports said.
- As in life, the gap between aspiration and achievement gapes wide.
- If you're really lucky a Central Line train will already be standing there waiting with its doors gaping open.
- Gaping wounds are a result of being stabbed across lines perpendicular to the fibers.
- Like too many of this government's initiatives, as soon as you start to examine the details gaping holes emerge.
- In spite of widespread statutory reform, legal loopholes gaped wide open at midcentury.
- A huge hole gaped in the roof, and a conservatory was shattered.
- The large ships absorbed the damage even as gaping holes were ripped into their hides.
- What are gaping emotional wounds if not fodder for tragic and pretty folk songs?
- Several of the boards were loose and toward the north end a hole gaped where a dozen or more had been pulled up.
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