In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1the cart jolted along the path — el carro iba traqueteando / dando tumbos por el camino
- the train jolted, and I spilled my coffee — el tren dio / pegó una sacudida y se me derramó el café
1(jar)the sudden stop jolted me out of my seat — el frenazo repentino me hizo salir disparado del asiento
- she jolted his arm — le movió el brazo
2(shock)I was jolted by the sight — ver aquello me sobresaltó
- this jolted him out of his inertia — esto lo sacudió, sacándolo de su inercia
- the report jolted them into action — el informe hizo que se dispusieran a actuar de inmediato
1(jar)sacudida feminineshe awoke with a jolt — se despertó sobresaltada
- share prices have come down with a jolt this week — las acciones han dado un bajón esta semana
- After the pond flashed by, Carlile stared out the window until the train jolted and huffed into the station.
- He slapped the horses and the wagon jolted into motion.
- After a few minutes the wagon jolted and moved on the track and then there was a sudden thud that almost made Bligh cry out in fright.
- Suddenly their car jolted and there was a very bright light outside.
- All of a sudden, the ship jolted from sided to side as if a wave had tried to push it over.
- The ship suddenly jolted and an explosion occurred afterwards.
- Suddenly, the bus jolted to a halt and his head crashed into the seat in front of him.
- The bones in his arm jolted violently, causing him to retract, clutching it in pain.
- I usually try to read on the trip home, but the way the train jolts around, you usually get thrown into people because there's nothing to hold onto.
- The train jolts suddenly, stopping at a signal.
- The three walked silently on for a few steps, when Dawn jolted suddenly.
- He was about to sit down when he suddenly jolted up.
- Vincent jolted backwards; the electricity hit him too.
- She also expressed concerns about the safety of people standing up, especially disabled people and pregnant women, if the train suddenly jolted.
- Tristyn screamed and jolted upward and moved her legs in a quick manner in an attempt to escape as quickly as possible.
- The cab jolted to a violent stop and Rock sprang excitedly into the street.
- Suddenly the train jolted to a stop and a bunch of armed men entered, forcing us off the train.
- The sudden vibration of her phone caused her to jolt, earning an odd stare from the boy sitting next to her.
- I thanked her with my eyes and slowly drifted off to sleep as the car jolted into motion.
- Finally, the train jolted to a halt and the doors opened.
2(shock)her death gave me quite a jolt — su muerte me dejó impresionado / fue un golpe para mí
- the news brought her back to earth with a jolt — la noticia la hizo volver a la realidad de un golpe
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