In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(of body)gesto masculineademán masculinea rude gesture — un gesto grosero
- to make a gesture of annoyance/impatience — hacer un gesto de irritación/de impaciencia
- This is accompanied by a thumbs-up gesture which is a simple but effective way of getting the children to respond to and interact with the teacher.
- Her transformation from spectator to spectacle is signified repetitively by the gesture of removing her glasses.
- These same gestures and movements, even the very words themselves, have been repeated and revived over many generations in that precise place.
- He closed his blue eyes and spread his hands out in a gesture of surrender.
- As they approached the lower window, Tracy made a gesture to Erin to move to the side away from the window.
- His body language and facial gestures suggested he loathed his colleague.
- Glaring after the departing man, Cael flicked a rude gesture in his direction.
- He made a number of rude gestures in their direction and shouted obscenities at them.
- Chimps communicate with each other through a complex and subtle system of vocalisations, facial expressions, body postures and gestures.
- Marcus reciprocated the farewell gesture by slightly nodding his head and slowly blinking his large, intelligent eyes.
- His movements and gestures are natural and his stage presence is electric.
- It has to do with attitude or spirit, which is reflected in speech patterns and facial expressions, hand gestures and overall body movement.
- It is important that a dancer have a good facility, but they need to be able convey dramatic ideas, use dramatic gestures, and communicate feelings on stage.
- The two boys exchange ideas through gestures, words, and drawing.
- They capture the gestures of the human body in all its pity and rapture, pain and pleasure.
- His gestures and movements are excessively self-aware in postures of cool and defiance, and for this very reason betray the emotions and vulnerability beneath.
- She exclaimed, making shooing gestures with her arms.
- Those quick hand gestures and body movements betray a restless energy and a need for variety and originality.
- So what do their expressions, hand gestures, body movements and speech say about what they're really thinking and feeling?
- Will sighed and turned around slowly, holding his hands up in a gesture of surrender.
2(token, expression)gesto masculinea gesture of defiance — un gesto desafiante
- an empty/symbolic gesture — un gesto vacío/simbólico
- the card arrived late, but it was a nice gesture — la tarjeta llegó tarde, pero fue todo un detalle
- before noun gesture politics — política gestual / del gesto
- To be frank, this was the most heartening gesture of solidarity I heard.
- I must admit that I agonised a bit about this because I felt it was a small gesture that would have little effect and give more pleasure to the person sending the card than the recipient.
- I broke away from Andrew suddenly, in a liberating gesture of defiance.
- Unfortunately, their neighbor didn't appreciate the kind gesture… and she sued.
- My friendly gestures were returned with stubborn silence.
- Security Ministry officials called it a gesture of national reconciliation and said that more releases would follow.
- Sometimes, youngsters convey through their simple gestures what many adults can never express in a thousand words.
- Given her special circumstances, it says, it is prepared as a gesture of goodwill to fund the costs of the operation, which are about £10,000.
- He accepted the book and kissed it, using an Eastern gesture of respect toward the givers.
- Labor's intention to retain the regional council structures and consult Indigenous people over the replacement body is a gesture.
- As a goodwill gesture, I took several sports writers out for a meal Thursday.
- Above all a political gesture and propaganda exercise, the charter had less effect on American isolationists than hoped.
- Their acceptance of Lydia is total and is signified by a gesture of affection from his mother.
- In a gesture of goodwill, a 24-hour internet cafe and a finance company in Edinburgh have offered US citizens free internet access to contact their loved ones.
- Theirs is a harmless daydream, an ultimately mild gesture of defiance against conformity.
- There was no indication that these paltry and tardy gestures have had any effect in dampening the mass protest movement.
- They were engaged in work, play activities, fights or gestures of friendship.
- Most of the time, it will merely be a gesture of principle, with no practical effect.
- At first he still enjoyed the sheen of effective public gestures.
- Although some have not fully embraced open source, these sometimes small, token gestures offer us a wealth of knowledge.
- It is refunding you the £34.31, and adding £100 as a gesture of goodwill.
- Making goodwill gestures only arouses suspicion and creates the appearance of weakness.
- Not all public gestures of affection and loyalty need to be quite so extravagant.
- He denied the move was a political gesture.
- Throwing the amp in the canal could be a symbolic gesture, representing the idea that I was getting rid of all the stuff I didn't really need anymore.
- Moreover, we appreciate the magnanimous gesture of the Minister of Sports for apologising in the larger interest of cricket.
- I just received the October issue and appreciate your kind gesture in sending us extra copies.
- However, the seeming pointlessness of the gesture is the key to its ironic effect and the reason why it enjoys a kinship with Ferry's work.
- He said local roads in the area would have to be improved and upgraded as a gesture to the people who would be effected.
- She remembers other gestures of goodwill, including an Italian who took it upon himself to cook lunch for the farmer and his family while they were at church.
- That G8 leaders are now making gestures of this sort betrays their knowledge that the game is up for world summitry that does not command world support.
- A Department of Justice spokesperson rejected suggestions the move was a political gesture which would prove unrealistic when challenged.
1hacer gestosshe gestured in my direction — me hizo señas
- I gestured to them to be quiet — les hice señas para que se callaran
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