In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(amount)puñado masculinehis hair was coming out by the handful — el pelo se le caía a mechones / manojos
- A strut, a bit of attitude, a handful of sexy dance moves and the pop world is yours.
- She delivers only a handful of lines but a truckload of kicks and punches.
- By February, 900 miners had abandoned the strike; at the pit gates, handfuls of pickets made desultory shouts of ‘scab’ as the trickle of working miners became a flood.
- All you need is a handful of youths, small arms and some explosives.
- There always seem to be a handful of co-writes with his wife on every release.
- The tiny handful of ranch and farm locals tried to fill me in on who some of the folks were.
- This is among the handful of critical comments Lynch utters in the course of the book.
- Only a handful of customers are inside the scattering of pubs in the Square.
- Among these networks were more than a handful of sports speciality channels.
- When the bill originally sailed through Congress, only a small handful of Members had been permitted to read it.
- By now you can fairly expect that the Doubting Thomases left will be just a handful.
- They were replaced by a distant silver moon and a handful of scattered shiny stars.
- Among the group's upmarket names, Bentley is probably cost-effective, but Lamborghini and Bugatti sell only in handfuls and must be a huge drain on resources.
- Despite having a fair amount of interest only a handful of people took the plunge.
- They know the elusive swing voters scattered in a handful of key states want moderation, not aggression.
- When the fish melt away, introduce a handful of maggots and the same amount of hemp on to the clear patch.
- Of the 72 people who have been through his doors only a handful have given up.
- Do you think that it's healthy for our Democracy that because of gerrymandering, only handfuls of House races are now actually competitive races?
- The plan is simple: with only a few attacks (they probably only have a few handfuls of men) they generate news, this news in turn generates comment, the comment stirs up the blogosphere.
- All sandwiches come with a handful of nachos and some tasty homemade salsa.
- He is a handful right now, into everything, chewing on anything he can find.
- He was learning she could be quite a handful, challenging him in ways he did not expect.
- He is a handful alright, they have a legitimate big man again.
- He is a good fighter and was a rough handful, but Harry dealt with him very well.
- The hound has to be a real character who tends to be bossy and, maybe, has become too much of a handful for his owners to deal with.
2(small number)puñado masculineonly a handful of people were there — había poca gente
3(troublesome person or people)they are a real handful — dan mucho trabajo
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