In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(not smooth)(speech) entrecortadohe walked with short, jerky strides — caminaba dando saltitos
- it was a jerky ride — fuimos (or fueron etc.) dando botes por el camino
- The main symptoms are sudden, severe dizziness, partial deafness, sounds in the ear and jerky eye movements.
- They watched silently as the old plane lumbered over to gate 2, discharging a huge, billowing black cloud as it rolled to a jerky stop.
- Kayla followed suit, and the three of them rolled to a jerky stop at the foot of a skyscraper.
- His fingers walk across his chest, his head, like a bird, pans the ceiling with jerky stops and starts.
- They arrived with a jerky stop and they left the train together.
- If not familiar with puppetry, you may wonder why the characters are making jerky movements.
- Focus on keeping your movements smooth and fluid rather than abrupt and jerky.
- Ever so gently, he rotated, making no jerky movements.
- The battles are sometimes awkward with the jerky bugs stopping in place before being blasted into squiggles of DNA.
- His jerky movements - if he wasn't a pop star you'd assume it was nerves - match his angular London accent when he talks.
- She pulled to a jerky stop at the foot of the front stoop.
- He shook his head in small, terrified jerky movements.
- Their lips fail to synchronize with the dialogue, and their movements are jerky.
- The plane came to a jerky stop and the fasten seatbelt sign blinked off.
- His jerky movements and sinister singing voice complement the familiar musical tunes, which are deliberately cheesy for comic effect.
- The car squeaks to a halt and she glares at him because of his jerky stop.
- Dallas watched him closely, never missing even one of his jerky movements.
- Keep really tight to the pole and, without making huge jerky movements, pull yourself as far up it as possible.
- His movements were jerky, nervous; he was almost running.
- Louise moves to the opening of the lounge, in stiff jerky movements as though hampered by the knitting of broken bones.
2US informal(contemptible)estúpidomemo informalpendejo Southern Cone Latin America informalgilipollas Spain informalhuevón Andes Venezuela informal
1cecina femininetasajo masculinecharqui masculine South America
- The slices of deep red sausage had the pungent flavour of barbecued pork, quite similar to a sweet beef jerky.
- We saw strips of deep red beef jerky, sheets of golden-colored glucose that looked like glass, orange rind and salmon skin.
- We climbed up and Nick took two bottles of soda and a bag of beef jerky from his secret stash.
- I almost added beef jerky, but that was just too costly.
- If you go to their site, they seem to be interested not so much in flying stuff to the moon but in selling beef jerky.
- She had shoulder-length gray hair and skin resembling beef jerky.
- I've let this old carcass get as stiff as beef jerky on a cold winter morning.
- Then she added some jerky for meat, and some dried vegetables.
- Maybe you'll even have some change left over for a candy bar or a pack of beef jerky.
- But, whatever harm Macscruby thinks our flag might do to his beef jerky, McDonald's had no misgivings on its effect on the Big Mac.
- They each got two strips of jerky for meals, each about as long as a man's hand and as thick as two fingers.
- Jerome nodded, taking a long strip of jerky from his plate.
- The money must be paid in cash, to each person in refugee camps as they line up for their daily cup of dirty water and dried beef jerky.
- The $5,000 also has gone toward buying things like beef jerky, anti-fungal foot cream and DVDs.
- Dante took a slice of beef jerky that was in his pocket and gave it to the boy.
- Among the items for sale are beef jerky, Winchester ammunition, and nine kinds of chewing tobacco.
- Powell looked like a ‘stick of beef jerky adorned with whiskers’, and the fundamentally unsuitable boats the men used were ‘walnut shells’.
- There is also a small selection entitled ‘for the gastronome’, proffering beef jerky, buffalo cheese and a French cheese platter.
- The younger girl had fallen asleep, curled up in her blanket and still clutching the strip of beef jerky.
- Native Americans once used the fruit to make pemmican, a type of meat jerky.
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