In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(crowd) congregarse(crowd) reunirse(crowd) juntarsethey gathered round the table — se reunieron / se agruparon en torno a la mesa
- the storm clouds were gathering — se avecinaba la tormenta
- The grocery shop was next door to the sweet shop and when I got there I saw a crowd of children gathered around a television camera and some photographers.
- A crowd had gathered around one of the cottages in the town square.
- It seems that a crowd of them had gathered around the quarrelling demonstrators, while the British cops attempted to keep the two sides apart.
- Nearby, anxious crowds gathered around lists of injured posted on the walls of the hospital buildings.
- A crowd of 300 demonstrators gathered around the jail, hurling firebombs, rockets and stones at the patrol.
- And judging from the crowds gathered around the trophy and the queues looping around the Brunel Plaza, the tour looks to be on target for success.
- Philip's statement brought a ripple of laughter from the crowd of assembled contestants gathered around the archery range.
- Large crowds have gathered around him, and he begins to teach them.
- The sporting entertainment kicked off early in the day as crowds gathered around large TV screens to watch the World Cup final.
- And again, she told herself that as she entered the party and viewed the crowd of fans gathered around him.
- A crowd gathered around one of the burned-out cars.
- I still remember a lover's quarrel last February when I'd walked desolately along Madison Avenue, only to come across a small crowd gathered around the store.
- A big crowd gathered around the freshly painted Red Cross Centre to join in the celebrations of the new facilities to the region.
- From atop a tree-house, the big picture of a man with a white flowing beard gazed down on a merry crowd gathered around a huge cake.
- Crowds also gathered around a television where footage of the annual school drills from the 1960s was being shown.
- Many in a strong crowd, who had gathered around the screens, were heard to remark it was all about politics rather than singing and the song.
- As we stood there conversing in this manner, a crowd gathered around to listen.
- Mike looked around at the assemblage gathered around him.
- A lot of young girls had experienced terrible intimidation by the crowds gathered around the shop in the past.
- He said that when he arrived on the scene at 2.46 pm a crowd of youths had gathered around the southern edge of the lagoon, off Northfield Lane.
1.1(amass)(flowers/mushrooms) juntar(mushrooms/flowers) recoger(information) reunir(information) juntar(people) reunirto gather dust — juntar / acumular polvo
- the typewriters are just gathering dust — las máquinas de escribir están ahí sin hacer nada
- Stars are not scattered randomly through space, they are gathered together into vast groups known as galaxies.
- He scoured medical textbooks and science web sites to gather information on the sources of many human illnesses.
- We've gathered information from many sources and organized it to provide complete yet understandable information on decisions you now face.
- All the information used for the article was gathered from public sources.
- I gathered a crew and brought in reinforcements from Brooklyn.
- The growth of the internet has made it so easy for people both to gather information from diverse sources and to disseminate information to diverse recipients.
- He gathers information from a variety of sources such as newspapers, trade journals, and books on the latest topics and trends.
- To most Pagans Samhain is a sacred day - a time when the last harvests are gathered in before winter's arrival, and the time when family members who have passed away are remembered and honored.
- The main sources used to gather information were as follows.
- We've gathered reports from sources we trust - and we plan to add more.
- I tried to gather the suddenly scattered memories of court etiquette that had been drilled into me since I understood the concept of courtesy.
- Nevertheless here, and in the Source book, material previously scattered in archives is gathered together and ordered.
- ‘For the fifth task, you must gather both flags and bring them back here,’ said Bradley.
- Earlier literature was gathered from non-electronic sources by the authors.
- August to November heralds another period of fair weather, when the harvest is gathered in.
- The former is deathmatch with the expected setting choices, while the latter is a competition to gather items scattered around the maps.
- Student editors spend an enormous amount of time gathering every source cited by the author, then checking each one to make sure it supports what the author is saying.
- All information contained herein is gathered from sources we believe to be reliable.
- Many of the Christian themes scattered throughout his writings are here gathered together.
- The abundance of apple sellers, though, harks back to the old days when all the crops would be gathered in and no fruit picked after this date for the puca, a supernatural being, would be busy spoiling unpicked fruit at Halloween.
- I gathered the information from books and other sources and created the pages.
- Journalists will protect their confidential sources and will try to gather information with honest and legal means and will not conceal their occupation.
- A compiled fist is data gathered from third-party public sources, such as government records, newspapers and directories.
1.2(marshal)(thoughts) ordenar(thoughts) poner en orden(energy/strength) juntar(energy/strength) hacer acopio de
- But they gathered themselves and came good at the last.
- He gathered himself up with as much dignity as he could muster before glaring at me.
- John gathered himself up, trying to look important.
- Thankfully that was not the case as the lads once again gathered themselves and shot two late points to secure that all-important victory.
- She gathered herself up and took a good look around.
- That was when she gathered her senses and noticed the mosaic floor beneath her.
- I chuckled, but finally gathered myself and stopped laughing.
- She could hear then breathing and gathering their courage.
- That barren garden: where, presumably, he soon woke, wounded, worried, gathering himself together, and vowed never to return.
- Somehow, they gathered themselves to beat Limerick in the first round of the qualifiers but the core discontent hadn't been addressed.
- Feeling utterly stupid I gathered myself up from under the rubble and hobbled inelegantly to find a first aider.
- Still, after a certain number of blows, I managed to gather myself to the degree that I knew what to do, which was to run.
- He stared for a moment, gathered himself mentally, and bowed his head.
- When they've gathered themselves within striking range, we're dead.
- Brian stopped at the red light, and gathered himself.
- In search of some peace, I gathered myself out of bed.
- For years he had longed for his friendship with this woman to become something more, and having recently gathered up the nerve to court her, his wishes had been granted.
- He gathered himself up and tried to perform first aid.
- Finally, I gathered my courage and brought my gaze up to look at him.
- He blinked a few times before he gathered himself.
1.3(gain gradually)(speed) ir adquiriendo
- As the glacier gathers speed on the steeper sides of the mountain, it contorts and breaks, forming gnarled canyons and crevices of blue ice which are both beautiful and lethal.
- The whirlwind romance took a little time to gather speed - just a quarter of a century.
- Until our campaign gathers speed - and we'd imagine we're in for a pretty long wait - we have an archery game for you to play today.
- To do so would be a mistake, for the novel gathers force and what appears to be a woolly, romantic start turns out to be necessary and crafted.
- As we gathered speed out of Mazatlan, the empty window frames offered a cooling breeze through the stuffy carriage, and I started to take stock of the characters travelling around us.
- When bad times hit, they lose faith, and, instead of giving a new product time to gather speed, they force it into a seemingly more certain, established market.
- If you set a snowball off down a hill it will gather speed and momentum and that's what's happened here.
- It appeared to gather speed and then veered off to her right and out of her view.
- Marie gets out her map as the train gathers speed toward Elephant and Castle.
- The desire for speed gathered momentum in the twentieth century as America's strategic obligations broadened across the globe.
- Then it gathered speed and fell with an enormous crash.
- By the mid-1990s, a new strategy began to gather force.
- Colliding with shorter broken lines along the way, each element seems to gather energy and speed in a display of centrifugal force.
- I braced myself as we sped up the hard shoulder for what seemed like an eternity before we'd gathered enough speed to join the motorway.
- He gathered speed and hovered near the largest group of battling soldiers.
- Moving under its own weight, the trolley gathered speed up to 40 mph and would have reached the men on the track at Tebay in minutes.
- There were lots of reasons which gathered speed over the years but I still love him.
- The result of these forces gathering momentum in the coming fight over policy, he says, will be an historic clash with massive implications for the coming decades.
- Inspired by prohibition in the US, his campaign soon gathered momentum and the Alliance became a political force to be reckoned with.
- Smoke twisted from the jaws of the stack, the big wheel turned, slowly at first, gathering momentum and speed.
2(conclude)deducirI gather from what you're saying that you don't agree — deduzco por / de lo que dices que no estás de acuerdo
- you don't agree, I gather — según parece no estás de acuerdo
- I didn't gather much from the doctor — el médico no me dijo gran cosa
- you will have gathered who he is by now — ya te habrás dado cuenta de quién es
- she's left her job — so I gather — ha dejado el trabajo — así parece / eso tengo entendido
- You will have gathered by now that it would be an understatement to say he is no admirer of his subject.
- The director, one gathers, wants a Paris Commune purified of all its difficult and perhaps unpleasant associations, a kind of utopian model to hold out to today's radical protesters.
- One gathers from their questions that this was a rare encounter.
- Indeed, the genre blurring of the title is intended, one gathers, to apply not only to Manet and Flaubert but also to Reed's own text.
3.1(wrap)she gathered the shawl closer around her shoulders — se envolvió mejor con el chal
- he gathered the blanket about himself — se arropó con la manta
3.2(sweep)he gathered the child into his arms — tomó al niño en sus brazos
4(by sewing)fruncira gathered skirt — una falda fruncida
- The dress was a pale lime green, it had a wasp waist and the skirt was gathered the tiniest bit to give it some twirl.
- The cami tied around my neck and scooped in the back, with some ruffly parts down the middle of the back (not overblown ruffles, just gathered fabric).
- Pull up the threads to gather the fabric into pleats.
- The fabric is gathered at the waist with a belt which is tied at the side.
- Jersey and stretch linen are gathered faintly reminiscent of ancient Greece, yet wrapped around the body in hourglass silhouettes.
- Affix rope, fringe or cording to an ordinary throw pillow or gathered slipcover skirt.
- Pull the basting bobbin threads to gather the skirt.
- The two embrace and gather the child between them.
- In the next instant I felt him pulling me to him, gathering me into his arms.
- Then we'd stopped and Wilson had gathered me into his arms, pulling me onto his lap as he claimed a swing.
- He smiled at her and then gathered her into an embrace holding her tightly with his muscular arms.
- She reached out for him, with both hands outstretched, and he responded by standing, and gently pulling her to her feet, and gathering her into his arms.
- He gathered me up into his arms and pulled me close into him.
- I gathered up my little ones with just the clothes we were wearing and left for good, not looking back and not knowing our destiny.
- He stretches over her onto his side of the bed and slides into it, pulling the covers up and gathering her into his arms.
1fruncido masculinefrunce masculine
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