In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(be drawn)to gravitate toward / to sth/sb
- young people tend to gravitate toward the big cities — las grandes ciudades son un polo de atracción para los jóvenes
- people of similar interests naturally gravitate toward each other — uno tiende a acercarse a gente con intereses afines
- Fairly quickly, I gravitated towards one chat room in particular.
- Instead of stepping into the medical profession, he gravitated towards music.
- The solution that they seem to be gravitating towards is immigration.
- He had that presence which made people gravitate towards him.
- Writing songs from personal experience, Natalie gravitated towards country music because of its honesty and directness.
- They made it clear that during the day people gravitate towards the town hall.
- The political system is not opening, but the language of politics is clearly opening up, and it's gravitating towards what the youth would relate to, about popular culture, in effect.
- I could probably hazard a few surmises but I gravitated towards this kind of journalism, talking to strong personalities about their strongly-held beliefs because it's a comfortable position for me.
- ‘The people with a passion for motor sports seem to gravitate towards it - if they can't be driving then it makes them feel a part of it,’ he says.
- My thoughts instantly gravitated towards him.
- Throughout my life, I've gravitated towards these amazing, exceptional people.
- Here, his interests gravitated towards modernist painters such as Picasso and DeKooning.
- They're found in all of the oceans of the world, but they gravitate towards the waters of the Arctics, where the food is plentiful and humans are rare.
- I don't know why newspapers and magazines gravitate towards slander.
- Seeing my arts students take their certificates as graduation today was a great moment, as was hearing what they are going to study as of next week - each of them seems to have gravitated towards the subject areas most suited to them.
- We were gravitating towards other people in similar fields who were making a difference.
- During this time he took a Masters degree course in Trinity College in Anglo-Irish literature and his interests gravitated towards Dublin.
- My husband is vegetarian, but the children aren't, so they can have anything they want in moderation, though my eldest daughter gravitates towards vegetarianism.
- Advertisers gravitate towards low end brands where negative feelings against them are outweighed by the fact that some percentage of overall listeners will convert to buyers.
- The importance of Paris as an artistic centre, particularly in the book trade, meant that many foreign artists gravitated towards the French capital, attracted by the wealth of patrons.
2(sink)to gravitate toward / to sth — gravitar hacia algo
- We descend directly to the stern at 30m and gravitate immediately to the impressive 3m propeller.
- Water gravitates toward the sea; vapor rises to the sky.
- Fortunes gravitate to those whose minds have been prepared to attract them just as surely as water gravitates to the ocean.
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