In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(sensation/feeling) de mareo(sensation/feeling) de aturdimientohe felt giddy — la cabeza le daba vueltas
- don't look down, it'll make you giddy — no mires hacia abajo que te va a dar vértigo
- all this talk is making me giddy — tanta charla me está confundiendo
- Feeling almost giddy with relief, Mary kept her head held high as she walked, not permitting herself to give into the feeling to look back as she went.
- Gwen now giddy with relief almost forgot about Keily.
- By the time she reached the small brownstone apartment building she was giddy with cold and past the point of shivering.
- All-in-all the group of six was giddy with nervous anticipation.
- Snow always made him nearly giddy with happiness.
- She felt lightheaded, giddy, dizzy with ecstasy.
- I feel it come loose and, giddy with adrenaline, endorphins, and joy, I bring my hands up to my face and start threading the laces out of my eyelids, wincing when they scratch my eyes.
- I was psyched as the page was downloading, giddy with anticipation.
- When I finally let go, we sat down and talked, me almost giddy with delight.
- Apparently the altitude makes you feel giddy with joy.
- If you're feeling a little giddy with the possibilities awaiting you, no need to read any further - just click and go.
- It's a mildly light-headed, giddy sensation that starts in the chest and spreads out through the body and along the limbs.
- Sometimes it feels like I'm climbing Everest without Oxygen, I get so giddy with the words.
- Despite the huge losses, he was giddy with victory.
- She flinched at this, and tried her best to conceal how giddy with shock she was.
- They are giddy with jetlag and an unspecified number of rum swizzles (an evening ritual).
- Yesterday afternoon he spent three hours up on her bed and the woman was absolutely giddy with delight.
- She was giddy with delight and has now fallen head over heels for his feline charms.
- That's a thought that makes a small-government conservative just giddy with anticipation, doesn't it?
- I showed up giddy with anticipation, brimming with questions - and then I waited.
1.2(causing dizziness)(speed) vertiginosoeventually I reached the giddy heights of supervisor — finalmente me vi encumbrado al puesto de supervisor ironic
2(silly)(person) atolondrado(person) tarambana(person) alocadooh, my giddy aunt! — ¡Ángela María! informal dated
- We need to let our hearts get giddy with glee like kids ripping open pretty packages.
- Insanely giddy, laughter filled the hall, rising nearly above the music.
- It always made her feel giddy, though she did it nearly everyday it still excited her.
- He was always the thoughtless, giddy boy that did everything for himself.
- Just as Christy was replacing the phone on the base, Carmen came tearing into the room, giddy as a young schoolgirl, and grabbed Christy's hand.
- Queen Rosalind peered across the distance of the causeway towards the horizon with the giddy enthusiasm of a young maid about to receive a precious, long anticipated, gift.
- I don't think he will appreciate us turning her into a giddy school girl with incoherent ramblings.
- There were sounds of joy in their voices, as they seemed to be giddy as young schoolgirls selling cookies.
- I'm giddy as a young girl in a field, and a little anxious.
- Despite her girlfriend's straight lased nature, she was a warm, giddy young girl under it all.
- He was a charmingly giddy young man and upon hearing him laugh for the first time her heart skipped a beat, somewhat surprised.
- I got two comments in, which I am still young enough to be kind of giddy about.
- And a lot of these veterans that I have written about said it made a man out of me, or a young woman would say I went from being a giddy teenager to being a mature woman overnight.
- Even Alex's giddy sister turns out to be redeemable, and redemption is a very rare thing in political satire.
- Will saw that the look on his brother's face was eager, almost giddy, like that of a young child's, it was most pathetic.
- When we first see her, she is surrounded by roses and giddy with happiness.
- On this occasion there are five girls, two giddy with alcohol, and two teenage lads building cannabis joints, looking cautious about my motives.
- She seemed more giddy, ditzy and seemed entirely too comfortable with the current crowd of males she was attracting.
- She walked down the hallway of the third floor mildly giddy at the thought of Anna leading the attack.
- She leaves the train at Lambeth North, giddy with laughter.
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