In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(inhale sharply)dar un grito ahogadohe gasped with amazement — dio un grito ahogado de asombro
- the cold/shock made me gasp — el frío/la impresión me cortó la respiración
- I gasped slightly in pain and watched him stride away.
- A faint scratching could be heard on the other side of the door and each boy gasped in fear.
- He gasped softly and opened his mouth several times before quickly recovering himself.
- The Queen gasped softly in shock as understanding dawned on her.
- Their hands touched briefly and she almost gasped in shock.
- The two women gasped in delight and clapped their hands.
- Pain coursed through her body, but she did not have a mouth to gasp in pain with.
- I nearly gasp out loud, one hand flying back to my mouth.
- He nearly gasped audibly when he saw what had been written on the page.
- I looked in the direction she pointed and gasped softly in surprise.
- I looked up and almost gasped in horror.
- She nearly gasped out loud at this insult.
- She gasps with the pain of the gun barrel in her ribs.
- The crowd gasped in surprise, but soon resumed their incessant cheering.
- The audience gasped audibly at a few of these.
- The other men gasped at the sight, and charged at him.
- Everyone gasped as they caught their first glimpse of the gaping hole in the tower and the billowing smoke.
- Slowly opening the box, I almost gasped out loud.
- His live drum solos, though thankfully brief, used to leave audiences gasping.
- Despite their gloom, the girls gasped in amazement.
2(pant)respirar entrecortadamentejadearshe was gasping for breath — daba boqueadas
3informal(want eagerly)to be gasping for sth — morirse por algo informal
- I was gasping for a beer/cigarette — me moría por una cerveza/un cigarrillo
- After skiing along spookily quiet floodlit trails, you may be gasping for a pint to wash down your fondue with, but if the price of a pint isn't enough to put you off drinking here, the thought of having to ski back home in the dark may well be.
- After unpacking my sleeping bag, toothbrush and kettle, I was gasping for a cup of tea.
- An integral part of the rich Assamese art and culture, which has flabbergasted renowned scholars, this highly skilled art is gasping for survival.
- Social discipline has broken down, the economy is gasping for life and people's emotions are being provoked into ever-threatening spirals of discord and violence.
- I was gasping for a drink after the long climb up to St Andre.
- And the affirmation of life is what we had all been gasping for in an effort to regain the totality of our humanity.
- A century from now will we be gasping for water in an increasingly roasting world or huddling around a few burning sticks, struggling to keep at bay the bitter cold of a cosmic winter?
- By the time we got onto the motorway and had found ourselves on familiar ground, I was gasping for coffee and something to eat.
- Without a single zinger in the bunch, this comedy is gasping for laughs, and should be relegated to the $2.99 bin very soon.
- It had the crazed acousti-rock revolution it had been gasping for.
1decir jadeandomade it!, he gasped — —¡lo logré! —dijo jadeando
- she gasped (out) a few words — dijo algo entrecortadamente
1exclamación femininegrito masculineto be at one's last gasp — estar dando boqueadas
- the old heater's at its last gasp — la estufa vieja está en las últimas
- to the/one's last gasp — hasta el último momento
- they scored at the last gasp — marcaron en el último momento
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