In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(in foot, leg)cojorengo Latin Americarenco River Plate Colombiato be lame in one leg — cojear / renquear de una pierna
- to go lame — quedarse cojo (or renco etc.)
- She ducked behind a bush, and knelt, weary of walking on her lame foot.
- It's helping me stay balanced, which is hard with a lame foot - balanced both emotionally and physically.
- However he realised that it just would not be that easy, for he himself had a lame leg and could only move slowly.
- All her dedication had paid off, his lame rear leg was completely healed.
- Well, even someone who has lame legs can play DDR - it's just a matter of how good you are at it.
- But M.G. Anand conquered the illness, as he overcame a lame leg when he was just two years old.
- She is the sweetly sexy young innocent with the funky left-field disability: a lame leg from polio.
- You know that joke about the dog with a lame leg that walks into a bar?
- Through the half-open door, she heard the unmistakable tread of Justus the steward, dragging one lame foot on the stone path through the kitchen garden.
- Whatever injuries he may have sustained on the escape from Afghanistan (remember the lame arm) is clearly healed.
- More than 60 people came for faith healing, including a blind boy, a boy with a lame leg, an old woman with a headache and a man with piles.
- Her head bowed and eyes cast down, she made a poor figure upon the pedestal, and most people did not look twice after seeing her lame foot.
- His foot was seemingly lame, eyes hollow, face drooping with age.
- I was on edge, waiting for the sound of that lame foot being dragged on the floor.
- On the personal side, in the spring of 1947 Hua underwent an operation at the John Hopkins University on his lame leg that much improved his gait thereafter, to his and his family's delight.
- The well was located near the center of their village and the healer's house wasn't too far away, but walking back with extra weight on a lame foot was not her idea of fun.
- He took a step, dragging his lame leg behind him.
2(weak)(excuse) pobre(excuse) malo
- The lame excuse offered was that the meeting would get out of hand.
- She cites his frequent absence on film shoots as a reason for the split-up, but I find that a completely lame excuse.
- Another of the BBC's lame excuses for going ahead with the episode is that it will not be screened until the autumn.
- For the council to say they are waiting for the outcome of pending developments in and around the town is a lame excuse.
- Do you think that's just a lame excuse or is that true?
- Why can't they be open and honest, instead of giving lame excuses?
- Bella thought this was a completely lame excuse to avoid her.
- But the lame explanation the Kerry spokespeople have come up with is hilarious.
- Just let's have no more of these lame excuses that it's all someone else's fault.
- Now the congressmen are embarrassed and are coming up with all kinds of lame excuses to explain why they were there.
- In other words, having your period is a totally lame excuse for skipping track practice.
- The following passage is not a lame excuse but an attempt to explain the situation and engage in a dialogue with you.
- Making up lame excuses for herself is just making her look like an even bigger joke than she already is.
- In his lame explanation he said he didn't remember the plot of the 1970s flick.
- Downing Street has a rather lame excuse: ‘The challenges of globalisation have become clearer.’
- He turned up at 3pm, with a lame excuse about having had a puncture.
- To say it is impossible to segregate fans is a lame excuse and an abdication of responsibility which will eventually drive away some Bolton supporters from attending altogether.
- But now, she's all full of lame excuses, especially for Renee.
- Punters like me are uneasy when we witness things such as hot favourites finishing down the field with only lame explanations offered by trainers and jockeys.
- Better roads in cities that receive heavier rains are testimony to the fact that blaming the rains is a lame excuse for poor quality of public works.
1lamé masculinegold/silver lamé — lamé dorado/plateado
- So there I was in gold lamé and bleached hair, and it was fantastic but it wasn't what I'd predicted for myself.
- Giant phalluses, which would likely once have been constructed out of wood, are still abundant, though they're now wrapped with shiny gold and purple lamé.
- This dimly-lit club-bar decked out with gold lamé, mirrors and candlelight has a giant suspended bird cage for the more exhibitionist dancers among you.
- Cover the lamé with a press cloth and press the strip in place.
- In particular, much has been said of the dress Wallis wore for the reception, described by biographer Michael Thornton as ‘a dramatic dress of violet lamé highlighted by a brilliant green sash.’
- His short-lived last television series, McCormick Rips, with a peroxide-blond Gary in gold lamé, counted as cruel and unusual punishment to rival anything Ellis can dream up.
- For Norma Shearer, he provides more tasteful, simple ensembles that heighten the contrast between her and her frivolous friends - so when she bursts forth in a blaze of lamé, we know her character has definitely evolved.
- It is years since I have seen such a delectable array of flesh-coloured tights topped with gold lamé.
- It's sensuous, sensual art, much like Debussy and Ravel at the same time, but heavier on the perfume, gold lamé, and red velvet.
- So, I walk into this place and behind the counter sits a Zsa Zsa Gabor clone in a bright red coat trimmed in gold lamé with enormous fake rings weighing down her heavily manicured hands.
- The film is a veritable catalog of trashy design motifs from the period - the leopard-lined salon wouldn't be out of place in a John Waters movie, and the couture runs to elephant bells, gold lamé, and K-Mart striped wallpaper.
- Gold lamé looks better on drag queens, being the M.C. isn't as much fun as it looks and having your reputation precede you everywhere is actually exhausting.
- In one shot he's wearing an oversized Esprit top doing some gay disco dance moves Ian Thorpe would be pleased with, and in another he is decked out in a costume which appears to be entirely made out of gold lamé.
- A length of shimmering silver lamé was delivered by the harried pageant coordinator himself.
- For very lightweight or ravel-prone fabrics such as lamé, fuse interfacing to the wrong side before cutting.
- Camper than a Christmas tree and fonder of gold lamé than Lily Savage, Bill Kenwright's revival of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical is full of bare-faced cheek and a highly developed sense of fun.
- The brightly colored outfits may be made of either cotton or such dressy fabrics as velvet, satin, and lamé.
- If it is an Elvis show I tend to spend the first part of the evening at a champagne reception meeting and greeting the guests dressed suitably in gold lamé.
- A drunken, bleary Jerry Lee Lewis, still clad in gold lamé, clutches a bottle as he staggers down a Memphis street.
- Lightweight knits (i.e., tricot, sheers, fluid lamé or synthetic interlocks) will slip around when pinning and cutting.
1dejar cojodejar rengo Latin Americashe was lamed for life — quedó coja de por vida
- In one of the Kerry stories in which the local priest is obliged to resort to the wise-woman when his horse is mysteriously lamed, we are told that many people believed that it was from the Devil that she had her powers.
- While conceding the need for security and achievement, Lears bristles at ‘the arrogance of the meritocratic myth’ that justifies inequality, panders to dreams of human omnipotence, and lames any will to generosity.
- What more powerful image of these fears could there be than that of an old, sterile woman, in sexual league with the Devil, killing and roasting babies, rendering men impotent, laming animals and destroying crops?
- But before a crucial race against the Triple Crown winner, Pollard breaks his leg, and in the very next race, Seabiscuit lames himself.
- The rats then swarm onto and devour any lamed, limping brontosaurus that they come across.
- Using her pole as a staff, her temporarily lamed left hand useless at her side, she turned, beginning her hunt for the tricky sorceress and a place to camp once more.
- She did evil acts from laming her horse to using Iolaus to kill his best friend.
- Yet, you offered to stay behind at Camelot willingly, when you were not lamed or too young.
- He was lamed and in pain, and Milo was in a worse state.
- No matter, Cyril, I'd rather you men took the extra time rather than laming a good plow horse by driving it to struggle through that footing.
- Having escaped serious injury throughout his racing career, Tommy was lamed for life through a fall from his hack while riding to the post office in the Curragh Camp.
- For example, the ‘dangerous’ practice of wearing heels to the point where they lame you is probably limited to pockets of the corporate world.
- No one was there except four serving men - slaves, they looked to be, and one of them badly lamed - who looked up at us from the firepit which they were cleaning.
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