In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1feminine pulgadatwo inches of rain/snow — dos pulgadas de lluvia/nieve
- his strength makes up for his lack of inches — lo que no tiene en estatura lo compensa en fuerza
- I need to lose a few inches around the waist — tengo que adelgazar un poco de cintura
- Then she took a tape measure from her pocket, took the measurement and said, ‘Eighteen feet, six inches,’ and walked away.
- The original instrument is a wooden tube (possibly of Yew wood), slightly tapered, and measuring six foot four inches in length.
- Arriving there, Legrand noted one particular ledge about twelve inches wide and eighteen inches long, several feet below the top of the rock.
- Progress can be slow; you measure it in inches and feet, not miles or kilograms.
- The size is due to a screen which measures a massive four inches diagonally.
- I still talk about acres, yards, feet and inches; not forgetting gallons and pints and also hundredweights pounds and ounces.
- Are you sure you are measuring in inches and not centimeters?
- A meter is about three feet and three inches and a kilometer equals about six tenths of a mile.
- Together, the two measured 82 feet 5 inches in length and were launched vertically.
- The prints are available in various sizes from 8 by 10 inches to 44 inches by 10 feet.
- It was big, maybe eighteen inches from feet to head.
- The units can be feet, inches or any other measurement, so long as it's consistent.
- The square measured approximately two inches from side to side.
- There were two beds shoved in either corner of the room with about a foot to eighteen inches of room in between each one.
- We asked the surgeon, are you talking millimeters, centimeters, inches?
- When you use this routine, set the input units to feet and inches.
- She weighed 186 pounds and was five feet four inches tall.
- Each one had six feet by eighteen inches to call their own and the privacy was almost nil.
- He was a rather small man and stood only a few inches above Mary, who one could measure at five feet and four inches.
- The boys take out a measuring tape and measure her: she is four feet, 10 inches tall.
1moverse lentamentemoverse paso a pasoto inch forward — avanzar lentamente / paso a paso
- to inch out — salir poco a poco
- Work on the long anticipated National Pension Scheme has been inching along slowly but surely.
- The light was inching along slowly, but it had almost finished its circuit.
- I inched along the bottom, lying as flat as I could and head-on, as far as I could judge, to the direction of the moving water.
- Stealthily, you inch along a narrow and foreboding corridor.
- The traffic seemed to be inching along for the first 30 minutes and there was plenty of time to look around.
- Rachel inched along the edge of the shrubbery towards the opposite side of the fountain.
- Mackenzie inched along slowly as he probed for sure footing with each step.
- It was a slow day for all concerned as South Africa inched along at barely three runs an over, but they had their plan and they were sticking with it.
- He inched along the wooden corridor holding his breath and gritting his teeth with each step.
- Limited visibility due to heavy rain and massive traffic jams forced us to inch along in the Blazer.
- I sat upstairs and squinted into shop windows as the bus inched along.
- The room was pitch black as he entered and inched along the carpeted floor.
- Turning away to look helplessly at Kaethe, he inched sideways along the wall like a retreating crab.
- At this point, Jenni had begun to inch away along the wall, palms pressed against the rough surface of the wall.
- Asha slowly inched along the wall, but Lucas followed her, practically stepping on top of her.
- As I sat on a bus today, inching along in traffic, it became clear to me that all buses should be free.
- ‘It is always a magical experience to come back here,’ says Caroline as we inch along the banks of the salmon stream flowing past the lodge.
- We moved silently, talking in whispers, inching along on our scraping skis.
- When I was on the other side, I lowered myself to my belly and inched along the hardwood floor.
- Aubrey let go of my shoulders and we inched along the fallen rocks, his hand between my shoulder blades.
1to inch one's way — avanzar lentamente
- we are inching our way toward a solution — estamos avanzando lentamente hacia una solución
- The screwdriver barely fit, and he was just tall enough to reach it, but it was enough, and he started to slowly inch the screws out of the door.
- He inched his little body forward slightly and started to nibble.
- They kept begging and pleading with him, but he kept relentlessly inching the vehicle forward.
- The diesel engine purrs and inches the boat forward, allowing tall waves to strike the boat sideways.
- The engine revved as she gunned it, then inched it forward and down over the bank onto the solid gravel beside the water.
- Aleck tried to pull the ring off, by slowly inching it forward and twisting from side to side, but had no luck either.
- As the theater grows dark, Kyle shuts up, puts his popcorn in his lap, and slowly inches his arm around the back of Kenzie's seat.
- Slowly, millimetre by careful millimetre, she inched her hand towards the pouch.
- His hands found the zipper at the back of her dress and slowly inched it down, not wanting to startle her.
- When the movie resumed, Jude slowly began inching my blanket onto him.
- He would slowly inch his finger into the case while his comrades watched, rubbing their hands together in maniacal glee.
- As he inched the jeep forward, Jim could see that the asteroid debris in this area was disturbed.
- Retrieving the pot from the center of the table, Lorna refilled his cup and inched it forward.
- Only the edge of her profile was visible, so I inched it forward to get a better view.
- Rondo screeched as she was bashed by winter seas so big and heavy that they slowly inched the ship across the 100 ft-wide island.
- She placed her hand on the door frame, carefully inching the side of her body around to see…
- So as she saw him slowly inching his face to hers, she couldn't help but inch toward him as well.
- Perhaps mine just has a slippery slope and I have been slowly inching my family toward the sharp edge of the cliff.
- He suddenly snapped his gaze onto me and glared, causing me to slowly inch my body away from him in fear.
- I inched my foot over towards Kira, lifting it up over her tiny, sandaled toes.
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