In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(brook/water) borbotar(brook/water) gorgotear(baby) gorjear
- "Yama," Shel gurgled, crawling to his mother's lap, leaving the beads he'd been playing with lying in the dirt.
- In the first year, babies should " communicate in a variety of ways, including crying, gurgling, babbling and squealing ".
- There was no bridge, but flat ferry-rafts winched their way across it on heavy cables, and icy, slate-gray water gurgled under a dull, pewter sky.
- Once the water was gurgling through the machine, Clara collapsed into a chair at the table out of breath and limp from the effort.
- We decided to have bits of running commentary and you often hear the baby gurgling in the background.
- A small crystalline brook gurgled over worn round stones as it ran to its destination.
- Just outside my sala a small stream gurgles its way over a waterfall down to an ornamental lake.
- He pushed the pram straight, his little baby boy inside, gurgling at the world.
- Even as a baby she did not gurgle or babble in her cot and instead remained silent.
- The water from twin streams gurgled over sculpted rocks on either side and collected into kidney shaped pools where rainbow-coloured carp circled and fed.
- Come the end of January there will be a brand new bouncing baby gurgling away.
- The little girl gurgled at her aunt.
- A baby is more than pretty little clothes on a gurgling bundle in the best pram around.
- Water gurgled up out of the hole and the ice around it began to leak through long fissures.
- Her granddaughter, too young to walk, gurgles from the foot of the bed.
- I couldn't take my eyes off the baby, which stopped crying and started to stare at me and then smiled and gurgled.
- A baby in diapers makes the gurgling noises appropriate to a baby in diapers; the baby is hit on the hand and wails.
- Water gurgled out of the rock, catching the desert sun like a shimmering, living jewel.
- I splashed the cool water on my face and watched as the steady stream flowed from the faucet into the porcelain basin and gurgled down the drain.
- She planted little kisses across its forehead and it gurgled.
- A brook gurgled by peacefully and there, nestled against the coniferous trees, was a hut.
- The other daughter is only a few months old and hasn't yet made it past cooing and gurgling.
- As soon as the researchers restored real-time communication, the baby resumed gurgling and kicking its feet contentedly.
- We stopped near a small spring that gurgled its way through the dense forest of rocks.
- From the floor of the second pitch, the water gurgles down a tight rift, but our route is along a traverse following a washed-out shale band.
- When the water got cold I kicked the faucet and let it run until water gurgled into the overflow.
- Little Eve is coming on nicely and is sitting up and gurgling and vocalising.
- She remembered the beautiful sweet natured baby gurgling happily in her arms.
- Water gurgled down in streams from the tin roof.
- A terracotta pot stands at the top of the feature, with water gurgling out into the pool below.
- As the stream gurgles through the mountain into the valley, a young shepherd tends to the cattle, seated under a large tree.
- As they gurgle and coo and laugh like crazy we realise they still possess something we have lost.
- On the winding cobblestone streets of Lijiang's old town, canals and streams gurgled beneath gently sloping foot bridges.
- At the party Lillian Rose, wearing the rosebud dress bought by Yvonne, gurgled happily in her cot.
- Note the toddler ' gurgling in her high chair ' at the end of stanza two.
- In my earliest years ' just another day ' would have involved gurgling around in nappies.
- The water gurgles between golden sand banks and rugged grey granite boulders that have given one island its name, Elephantine.
- Yet below the mesquite bosk that edges the bed of Cienagua Creek, water gurgles up and flows intermittently from a mostly underground stream.
- Then, it turns into a stream that gurgles past sleepy hamlets and sylvan surroundings.
1(of water, liquid)borboteo masculinegorgoteo masculine
- From inside, there came the sound of women's chatter, as well as the gurgle of happy babies.
- Needless to say I arrived at the meeting and, much to my relief, managed to control myself sufficiently to avoid any embarrassing gurgles…
- I think I'm fascinated by all the food bits in my kitchen the way new parents are fascinated by all the gurgles and faces on their wee ones.
- The beat is the traditional 4/4 house beat, with plenty of skittering gurgles and found sounds mixed in.
- In the quiet hours before midnight I lay with my ear to the place and heard the trickling as from a spring, the gurgles and sucks and splashings.
- He heard waves pounding in his ears, the soft gurgle beneath the waves, the silty sound of sand being moved within hidden currents.
- Lucy pointed, too, and made some gurgles, and even patted the boom mike while the cameras rolled.
- And then there's these strange noises that sound a bit like a cat only quieter and with occasional gurgles.
- Bowel sounds vary greatly in pitch and quality, being low-pitched or high-pitched gurgles or rumbles. ‘Tinkling’ bowel sounds represent bowel obstruction.
- I tried to speak, to say that of course I could, but a gurgle was all that sounded.
- But the flip side is the footballer who hates to lose, and no matter how cute the tot's gurgles are, he won't lift his father's spirits if Celtic and Ross County succeed where Iceland and Canada failed.
- He felt a small gurgle of laughter in the back of his throat, at let it come, slipping into a smirk and then morphing into a grin.
- I couldn't stop the gurgle of laughter erupting.
- The distinctive whining of a straining shield generator sounded, followed by the gurgle of flushing coolant, a desperate attempt by engineering to make the generator last longer.
- A celestial organ devolves into the shrill shrieks of swooping banshees, and deep rumbles sound like the dyspeptic gurgles in a huge beasts' stomach.
- Continuing upward, we passed an old log barn from which we could hear the companionable gurgles and neck bells of sheep, safely shut away behind a door.
- Now, add a splash of peach schnapps, then a gurgle or two of Jack Daniels.
- They look sweet, they don't answer back, and their thought process is hidden behind gurgles and smiles.
- A gurgle, sounding very similar to a laugh, replaced her cries, and a smile graced her face as Trent picked her up.
- The chirpy gurgles of my child takes away all the unhappiness at the end of a hard day's work.
2(of delight)gorjeo masculine
3(from choking)grito sofocado masculinegrito ahogado masculine
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