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) quedarse boquiabierto(person) quedarse con la boca abierta(person) 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
- Her bluish eyes were wide with shock as her mouth gaped at the sight of me.
- I rubbed my eyes a few times before I gaped at the scene before me.
- I gaped at them all, staring in stunned disbelief from one face to the next.
- I gaped at her, stuck between being infuriated and revolted.
- She placed a hand on my shoulder, and when I gaped at her in surprise, she was looking over her right shoulder.
- They gaped at him, their mouths slightly open, then simultaneously bolted for the basement door to the outside.
- We missed the hammerheads, but enormous moray eels gaped at us from their rocky lairs.
- Emily gaped at her friend and covered her mouth with her hand so she wouldn't hurt her friend more by arguing with her.
- The other gaped at them dumbfounded, a cigarette falling from his open mouth.
- Connor nodded his agreement, and I gaped at the pair of them.
- He gaped at the person next to him as though he'd never seen him before.
- He enjoyed a few minutes of weightless flight and gaped at the gorgeous view.
- Vicki opened the door excitedly and gaped at everything.
- He gaped at her for several moments, confused by the sudden change in conversation and by her last comment.
- We gaped at each other for a moment and then she snapped her phone shut.
- I gaped at him for a moment then snapped my mouth close and looked out the window.
- We all gasped putting our hands over our mouths as we gaped at the scene in front of us.
- Kirsten gaped at her younger sister, then turned, enraged, to stalk off.
- They all gaped at us and Matt paused, staring at Samuel incredulously.
- Ada gaped at blaze in front of her, already struggling for air in the room that was thick with smoke.
2(be open)estar abiertothe curtains gaped open — las cortinas estaban abiertas
- 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.
- As in life, the gap between aspiration and achievement gapes wide.
- Gaping wounds are a result of being stabbed across lines perpendicular to the fibers.
- If you're really lucky a Central Line train will already be standing there waiting with its doors gaping open.
- 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.
- What are gaping emotional wounds if not fodder for tragic and pretty folk songs?
- Like too many of this government's initiatives, as soon as you start to examine the details gaping holes emerge.
- The large ships absorbed the damage even as gaping holes were ripped into their hides.
- Cracks gaped in building walls, and chunks of plaster fell from ceilings, Italian news reports said.
- 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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