In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(with air, gas)(balloon/dinghy/airbed) inflar(balloon/dinghy/airbed) hinchar Spain
- A few pebbles from my drive in a party balloon partially inflated with water served the purpose.
- Also, keep your tyres correctly inflated and get your wheel alignment checked.
- At launch, the balloon is partially inflated with helium and expands as it rises.
- We bounced up to 10 feet in the air, catching a glimpse of the mountain peaks and landing on a cushy inflated mattress to spring up in the air again.
- They're the kind of balloons which when inflated are shaped like round pillows.
- The tube contains a balloon which is inflated, blocking the windpipe.
- At first I was just vaguely uneasy, because I knew that an office (especially one this size) is not the right place for a hot air balloon to be inflated.
- I am now ready to go - upon my opening my pack of balloons and inflating one, a knot is tied in the end to keep it inflated.
- Once inside the shelter Snicht hurried around making space for them and inflating three portable mattresses he had.
- Our piece de resistance was a helium tank to inflate Labour Party balloons.
- The object is an inflated balloon placed in the armpit.
- The balloon is inflated to expand the stent.
- By analogy with the rock and the feather, think of a heavy warhead and a very light balloon that is inflated in the shape of a warhead; they would also travel along together in space.
- I arrived at the field by 6.15 a.m. to behold the magnificent sight of the massive balloon half inflated.
- The balloons inflate the network, putting the string under tension while the string holds the balloons in place.
- It was a feeling when your heart felt inflated like a balloon and your feet urged you to skip.
- Smaller balloons are then inflated around the main structure, and the process repeated to create mini-igloos for the guests and staff to sleep in.
- If the balloon stays partially inflated, it can act as a sail and drag Fossett's closet-sized capsule for miles.
- Keeping your tyres inflated at the correct pressure is vital for your health and that of your wallet, as tyres run at the wrong pressure wear prematurely.
- On his bicycle, fitted with a luggage box and a carrier, Gokul is taking with him, a kit bag and of course a vacuum pump to inflate the cycle tyres whenever necessary.
2(increase)(prices/economy/figures) inflar(reputation) exagerarto inflate someone's ego — alimentarle el ego a algn
1(balloon/dinghy) inflarse(balloon/dinghy) hincharse Spain
- Then the outside of the lava freezes to form a glassy, vesicle-free skin which inflates like a balloon until the surface is ruptured and a new pillow begins to form.
- The Dressman's shell, which is made from balloon silk, inflates as it fills with hot air and presses the garment into shape, smoothing out creases and wrinkles.
- Compressed air is blown into an opening and the two sheets inflate.
- ‘You can think of a magma chamber as a balloon inflating and deflating,’ says Pritchard.
- As the balloon inflates, though, the pressure needed to expand it further decreases dramatically.
- A cryptic chorus of sound accompanies these series of visions while a swirling and undulating hot air balloon figure slowly inflates under the night sky.
- When the balloon inflates, the spring-like stent expands and locks into place inside the artery.
- If we were to mark a number of equidistant points on the surface of the balloon, then as the balloon inflates the two-dimensional universe expands in the sense that every point on the balloon's surface recedes from every other.
- About 10 minutes later, small air pockets throughout the mattress begin inflating and deflating to produce a gentle rocking motion.
- The bigger the balloon inflates, the bigger the explosion when it pops.
- Twelve fully automatic programs for various types of shirts and materials take care of the rest: The shell made of balloon silk literally inflates itself with hot air and gets the shirts into shape.
- There are also carnival games: squirting water into the clown's mouth where the balloon inflates.
- Bowl followed bowl until his stomach inflated like a beach balloon and he staggered from the table on the verge of collapse.
- As he strained upward, grunting, his entire body seemed to swell, like a balloon inflating.
- They inflate differently and behave differently, and once blown up, they can't be deflated for storage or re-used.
- The flower buds are hollow balloons, which gradually inflate and color up.
- Unfortunately the balloon refused to inflate properly and just dragged along on the surface of the sea.
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