In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(of body)falda feminineregazo masculine literaryhe sat on his father's lap — se sentó en la falda / en las rodillas de su padre
- he dropped the problem in my lap — me pasó el problema
- in the lap of luxury — en un lujo asiático
- we spent a week in the lap of luxury — pasamos una semana a cuerpo de rey / en un lujo asiático
- to be in the lap of the gods
- their fate is in the lap of the gods — su destino queda librado al azar
- we've done all we could, now it's in the lap of the gods — hemos hecho todo lo que podíamos, ahora Dios dirá / que sea lo que Dios quiera
- to fall / drop into sb's lap — caerle como llovido del cielo a algn
- it won't fall into your lap — no te va a caer como llovido del cielo
1Sportvuelta femininelap of honor — vuelta de honor
2(stage)etapa femininethe first lap of the journey — la primera etapa del viaje
1Sport(opponent) sacarle una vuelta de ventaja a
1Sportdar la vuelta
1(splash against)lamer literarybesar literary
2(water/milk) beber a lengüetazos
1(splash)chapalearto lap against sth — lamer / besar algo
1(of wave)chapaleteo masculinechapaleo masculine
- She was seated on his lap as he sat by the window, looking out at the sunset.
- They sat in a circle, their sketch books on their laps or bended knees, though none of them seemed to be paying attention to their work.
- Cowed by their mother's earlier outburst, they were silently gazing into their laps, hands on knees.
- Jenny had to sit on Karina's lap in the front seat.
- I turned towards Alex and sat down on his lap with my knees on either side of his body, facing him.
- I can remember sitting in their laps, their arms around my waist, their hands resting on my thigh.
- When the time for sleep came, heads fell on thighs and into laps, feet rested on arms and heads, bodies sprawled everywhere.
- His head lies on her lap with his arms wrapped around her waist.
- Evan was seated on her lap using his fingers to eat.
- Lower your torso to your lap, hanging your arms over your legs for 30 seconds.
- But at this very moment, her knee was on my lap, shoulder right in front of my chest.
- The lower portion of the belt should be flat across the lap and as low as possible on the hip so that the impact is spread across the hip-bones rather than the abdomen.
- Oliver was already seated on my lap and Troy climbed up and sat next to Caleb.
- There are too many youngsters sitting on an adult's lap in the front seat or standing up in the rear of the car between the front seats.
- She put both hands flat on her lap, then reached them up again to mend the damage she'd done to her hair.
- I was sitting on his lap, with his arms around my waist and my hands on top of his.
- Georgie is lying with her head and shoulders on Gabe's lap and her legs raised and resting on the wall of the stage.
- So after much weeping moaning and gnashing of teeth I was finally forced to suffer the indignity of sitting on Santa's lap or rather knee.
- She turns, raising her face to see me, her hand falling slowly to her lap, lower lip trembling.
- I smiled a little and moved my hands from my lap to the hand sitting on his knee.
- Swimmers are asked to swim as many laps as possible in 30 minutes.
- The race finished with five laps of a challenging circuit that included one short, but difficult, climb.
- If a crash extends a race with additional yellow-flag laps and a car runs into fuel trouble waiting for the green flag to drop, well, that's racing.
- If swimming some laps at the local pool isn't hardcore enough for you, there's no better time to join a gym and replace that hour on the couch with an hour on the treadmill.
- Still the same are five-point bonuses for leading a lap and leading the most laps of a race.
- Various classes of competitors take 10 laps around the dirt track to qualify for the 20 lap trophy races.
- Unfortunately it wasn't to be as he spun off the track on the sixth lap of the race.
- He has three top-five finishes and has led laps in seven races.
- Jason got in the pool and proceeded to swim some laps.
- But in the final laps of a close race, friends and family fade to black against the overpowering compulsion to win.
- The actual test involved the women driving five laps around the race track, initially with an instructor then on their own.
- Last year, he topped practice and qualifying, won all three races and broke the lap record.
- He also holds the track record for most laps led by a race winner, 162.
- During her free period she ditched all her clubs and swam laps in the pool, she thought it would help clear her head but she didn't succeed.
- As for the younger members, they should be able to swim one full lap in the pool before they join.
- Identifying an adjustment that works in testing might carry a car from 15th after a pit stop to fifth in only a few laps during the race.
- It also had an eight-lane pool were people swam laps and dove on the diving board.
- I dove in and swam a couple of laps before diving a few times off the diving board.
- Lucas finished his last lap of the pool late on Wednesday night.
- Basically, rule No.1 will be to stay out of trouble and stay in line until about the last 75 laps of the race.
- After weights, he would do twenty laps in his pool (which was, luckily, heated) and then eat a light lunch.
- Last summer, the former army sergeant was forced to again race over two laps rather than the metric mile at the World Championships due to a lack of training after picking up a calf injury.
- Despite starting from the back of the grid, they dominated every race and broke the lap record.
- They all started swimming their laps around the pool.
- After that, it is time for the advanced learners to progress to swimming laps around the pool.
- When you are in the pool, swim a few laps instead of just floating.
- When she got down to the pool, Liam was underwater, doing a few laps down the length of the pool.
- When it finished, I started swimming laps around the pool, just for something to do.
- To prove my point, I slid under the water and swam a lap across the pool.
- He was swimming laps in the pool, trying to burn off his nervousness.
- On these days, I'll take long evening walks with my husband or swim a few easy laps in the pool to unwind.
- The champion might not be known until the final lap of the final race.
- The No.20 car consistently has gained points - leading a lap in 14 races and leading the most laps in four.
- The Stewart household has an old videotape, which contains just the final three laps of a track race in 1970.
- I didn't hesitate and a moment later I was swimming laps in the pool.
- He swam 27 laps in a pool most mornings, because he liked to do things that were divisible by three.
- The closed circuit races have more laps to them and the rallies are typically a bit longer.
- No fully rational man would try to pass there, particularly on the final lap of the final race of the season.
- As the two women charged down the pool on the second lap with Quann clearly in the lead, the crowd rose to its feet and beseeched her for a world record.
- The only exception is the Daytona 500, which uses two qualifying races and qualifying laps to determine the starting grid.
- All talk of the war being over was nonsense, and here were the trucks to take them on the first lap of their journey to death.
- Next morning we had time for a quick dip in the ocean after breakfast before setting out on what was really the last lap of the journey.
- The final lap of my walk took me up to a viewpoint called the Battlements and on a clear day I could see Darwen Moors.
- The Brahmaputra, in the last lap of its journey to the Bay of Bengal, bifurcates into a number of channels in the district.
- But the final lap of the journey makes it all worthwhile.
- We motored down from Kochi, but had to cover the last lap of the journey by motor boat along a narrow canal.
- It appeared as though their singing paved the way for the last lap of her earthly journey.
- I remembered the young soldier on the cliff top standing with me in silence as we looked down at the peaceful waves lapping the shore beneath us.
- As water lapped the front of his pub, Keith feared the worst - but the waters held back, leaving Keith a happy man.
- All that is left is to sit back, relax and enjoy the cadence of the waves lapping the shore and the sounds of music and laughter from the lively streets of Soufriere.
- A cleaner on his way home from work feared he would die as water lapped his chin when he became trapped in his car in Fairfield.
- Joel cut the motor, the only sound was the water lapping the side of the skiff.
- The scenery is magnificent throughout and the pristine waters lapping these shores contain a rich store of life.
- But the sound of Neptune's fateful waves lapping the nearby shore is masterly.
- As I paused to peer down at the boat, I saw two huge goldfish surface from the slow green water then dive creating ripples that lapped the banks where straggly willows stooped heavy with catkins.
- To the west, the indigo-blue waters of Pamlico Sound lap grassy marshes thick with egrets and blue herons.
- Some residents of Lincoln Street were stranded in their own homes as water lapped doors at the front and back of their homes yesterday.
- Their photographs confirm it was frequent to find nests in deeply flooded reedbeds with water lapping the nest edges.
- Later, another slave hears ‘the earth whispering, the water lapping the bank with a black tongue’.
- The pristine waters lapping its shores contain a rich store of life.
- The sun is shining, the birds are twittering, palm fronds are waving lazily in the breeze and waves are lapping the shoreline.
- I'd expected to climb up the dike and see the water lapping the top of it on the other side!
- Tonight, as last night, it's just a towpath used by people walking their dogs and a black river lapping the bank.
- The sound of lake water lapping on the shore was a constant reminder of the fact that we were on an island.
- A few hours later, the sun is setting as gentle aquamarine surf laps a few feet from the reclining beach chairs.
- It was something that would not have been attempted prior to the drainage project when the waters of the lake lapped the roadside at Pontoon.
- The water lapped a short distance away from their feet, filling the companionable silence as their eyes perused the darkness.
- Adele looks him over like a cat lapping up cream, obviously finding little fault with his appearance.
- It didn't take long to follow the trail of flowers and water to find the culprit: my kitty Arthur, who was lapping up the water, as nonchalant as could be!
- Sa Joe explained that if a person dreamed of a cat lapping a plate of milk then the sheet would provide a number representing a cat, another number for a plate and a number for milk.
- A famous art collector is walking through the city when he notices a mangy cat lapping milk from a saucer in the doorway of a store, and he does a double take.
- ‘I heard one of my dogs lapping water out of a tree when we was up back of my cabin last week,’ he drawled.
- Flying foxes have a long bristly tongue that's great for lapping up juicy fruit, and for licking and grooming themselves and their friends!
- He moves over to the spoon and begins lapping up the heavenly liquid.
- If you can make out a soft purr, or a meow, or maybe the gentle sound of milk being lapped up from a dish, do not assume that your ears are deceiving you.
- ‘Here you go, sweetheart,’ she swooned as the kitten hastily lapped up the milk with its little pink tongue.
- The scrub jay drinks by lapping up the water and then tilting his head back in order to swallow, while the mourning dove dips his beak deep into the water and sips away.
- All the dogs I saw growing up spent their hot Oklahoma summer days lazing under a shade tree, lapping up cool water and scratching themselves.
- On its own, it is rather disturbing and baffling, in particular the clip where a tiny man is licking the camera lens, which turns into a cat lapping up a saucer of milk.
- Unlike most dogs, she doesn't use her tongue to lap up the liquid.
- As his muzzle touched the water, his tongue lapped at it, his ears pricked up, and his eyes opened weakly.
- Once back in her native Harrogate, the problem was solved with Brooke once again lapping up the local tap water.
- When he got enough, he lapped the water with his tongue, feeling a bit cooler.
- She squeezed a finger into the frightening hole in her cranium to stop the bleeding in traditional dyke plugging fashion, leaned over and began lapping up the liquid like a thirsty feline would with a saucer of milk.
- We see him fall to the ground, still holding the hose, from which a small dog starts lapping in a slo-mo sequence, adding humor to the tragedy.
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