In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
intransitive verbleaned, leant
1(bend, incline)the tower leans to the left — la torre está inclinada hacia la izquierda
- she leaned back in her chair — se echó hacia atrás / se reclinó en la silla
- to lean forward — inclinarse hacia adelante
- don't lean out of the window — no te asomes por la ventana
2(support oneself)apoyarseto lean against sth — apoyarse contra algo
- he was leaning (up) against a wall — estaba apoyado / se apoyaba contra la pared
- she leaned with her full weight against the door — se echó sobre la puerta con todo su peso
- to lean on sth/sb — apoyarse en algo/algn
- she leaned on the desk — se apoyó en el escritorio
- Suddenly looking very, very bored, her dad leaned his elbow on the table and rested the side of his head in his hand.
- He sat back in the chair, leaned an elbow on the table, and canted his head to rest in that hand.
- She leaned her elbow on the old wood and rested her head on her hand.
- He leaned her body against his own, rested her head on his shoulder and stroked her hair as she continued blabbering.
- I sighed and leaned my elbow on the arm rest of my chair, cupping my chin in my palm and trying to think.
- She rested her chin on her fist and leaned her elbow on her knee, staring into empty space and thinking.
- I sighed and leaned my arms on the railing, resting my chin in my hands.
- They were all seated and Robert leaned forward, leaning his elbows on the table.
- But after that the smile left her face the woman just rested and leant her head against the wall.
- I leant my bike on the side of her car and explained patiently through the window that she was going to pay for a new wheel.
- He leaned his elbows on the table, and then rested his chin on his clasped hands.
- One of his knees was pointed up and he leaned his face against the arm that rested upon it.
- When I used to cycle everywhere, I would lean my bike against the medieval wall at the back of my flat.
- She leaned her elbows on the windowsill, resting her chin in her hands.
- I gazed out at the stars, leaning my elbows on the edge, for awhile before answering.
- He leans his elbow on the desk and rests his forehead in his hand, sighing.
- There's a real nice one where you can be sitting on a bale of hay and leaning your elbows on a fake barnyard fence.
- Sophie leant her elbows on her knees and cradled her chin in her hands, praying, hoping and wishing for anything to come and make things easier.
- ‘I think I've gotten too much information tonight,’ he groaned, leaning his elbows on his knees and resting his chin in one hand.
- I lean my elbows on the sill and look down into the city.
3(tend, incline)to lean to/toward sth
- the party leans to the left — el partido es de tendencia izquierdista
- they appear to be leaning toward a more conciliatory approach — parecería que se inclinan por un enfoque más conciliador
- It stands 187 feet high and until 1990 was leaning over at about a 10-degree angle, the top being 17 feet further over than was originally intended.
- He leaned forward and pointed to a list of five names on the second page in the folder.
- We leant into the smelly wind as we walked and it was strong enough to hold us up.
- His son sat in the chair before the desk and leaned forward with his elbows resting on his knees.
- I leant over and pushed a few stray hairs off her forehead and kissed her gently.
- I just leaned out of my window and started waving and smiling at all these lovely people.
- He asked me to scratch his back and I just leaned over him and put my arms round him.
- Carolyn leaned forward in her plush seat as the large house came into the view at the end of the long drive.
- After about ten minutes of this, he let his arms fall to his sides one last time and leant back against the wall of the theatre.
- He leaned back in my arms, looked me in the eye, then put his head on my shoulder and started to purr.
- Jack was first tempted to open his garden when someone leaned over the gate to chat and was invited in.
- An hour later it was still there, so I went upstairs to get my camera, and leant out the window to take a picture.
- Then he said something that was obviously really important about us two, leant in close and kissed me on the cheek.
- He didn't have a clue who I was, so was quite shocked when I leant across to recite his name and address.
- He leant over their table like a solicitous waiter, holding his warrant card.
- He'd leaned in and just whispered the words in her ear, slipping the ring onto her finger.
- To get to a lever on an asphalt tanker he had leaned over an engine with an unguarded rotating shaft.
- She leaned forward onto her elbows and buried her face in her arms, weeping bitterly.
- One of the men leaned out the window and told a young man, aged in his teens, to give up his hat.
- He leant back in his chair, as if he was only incidentally present in the courtroom.
transitive verbleaned, leant
1to lean sth against sth/sb — apoyar algo contra algo/algn
- she leaned her back against the wall — apoyó la espalda / se apoyó contra la pared
- Their limbs stretch out, yawning and dipping into spirals, leans and lifts.
- Max Conrad used lean of peak to set distance records in his Comanche in the 1960s when he flew over 7,600 miles nonstop.
- Traditionally, meat with yellow fat and dark lean has been deemed a lesser quality product at the retail level.
1(build/person) delgado(build/person) enjuto(animal) flacolean mixture — mezcla con una alta proporción de aire feminine
- a leaner, more efficient company — una compañía más eficiente con menos personal
- a lean prose style — una prosa escueta
- According to fashion dictates, she is elegantly lean in a most feminine way.
- Noyce's film is lean, making its point by maintaining a sharp focus on the humanity of its characters.
- He was more lean than muscular, though not out of shape.
- However, if you're already lean, chances are you simply have muscular calves.
- At 180 pounds and a little under six feet, he is lean and chiseled, with balled-up biceps and pecs.
- I would like to start with the popular story of the fat dog and the lean wolf, which was in circulation during my student days in Sambalpur in Orissa in the late 1970s.
- They're also packed with protein and low in carbs and fat, so you can build muscle, stay lean, and satisfy your sweet tooth at the same time.
- Yes, she was still lean, keen, and beautiful, yet I still knew next to nothing about her past.
- He was lean, and built, and he didn't look like he was from around here.
- This is a gorgeous lean wine in a truly subtle Burgundian style.
- He is still lean, despite not having played regularly since May 1999.
- If you are already lean but still want to be leaner, pay more attention to improving performance through optimal fueling and training.
- I'm lean, healthy and strong, which makes me feel so much better than any amount of junk food ever could.
- It is a beautifully poised and lean wine, as befits its musical signature of the shrill hunting horn.
- He was lean and supple, every bit as reptilian as birdlike.
- He was lean and wiry, but muscled, and there was strength in him.
- He was lean from undernourishment, and had to be at least sixty-years-old.
- The key to staying lean all over is to get enough exercise and eat healthfully.
- He follows this six-day cycle year-round, which allows him to keep growing yet stay lean in the offseason.
- The film is lean, with no unnecessary words, actions, or shots.
2(meat) magro(meat) sin grasa
- You should shoot for a three-ounce portion of lean meat, which is equal in size to a deck of cards.
- Preparing bison meat is comparable to preparing other lean meats.
- For low-fat meats, choose lean cuts of meat and trim away as much visible fat as possible…
- Red meat is also acceptable if you choose lean cuts and cut away or drain all visible fat.
- Try to stay away from processed foods, eat enough fruits and vegetables, and make sure your cuts of meat are lean.
- Brush with a few drops of oil if the meat is very lean.
- Farmed venison means we can buy this lean meat all year round.
- Vitamin B12 can be found in most meats - which should be eaten as lean cuts, and not in excess.
- Her own stews were so lean that the butchers used to disappear into the meatlocker when they saw her coming.
- If you've got the time, foods such as eggs, poultry, fish, and lean cuts of red meat are excellent sources of complete protein.
- However, if the meat is very lean or has no marinade, or if your marinade contains a lot of sugar, brush the food or grill lightly with oil to prevent sticking.
- Choosing lean cuts of meat and trimming off the visible fat are easy ways to avoid this problem.
- The lean meat was cut in slivers, arranged on crisp falafel cake, and crowned with a spoonful of tangy green-pepper relish.
- Each snack should include a whole grain, one or more fruits or vegetables and lean protein.
- It specialises in ‘bush tucker’, so try the Emu pate and the kangaroo steak, which tastes like lean mutton.
- I have followed a new dietary program that focuses on vegetables, fruits, lean proteins and whole grains.
- A half cup of cooked dry beans is about the same as 1 ounce of lean meat.
- Look for lean cuts of these meats with minimal visible fat.
- However, today it is used primarily as a vehicle to impart flavor and moisture into a lean cut of meat.
- The meat is lean and sweet and tender enough to roast.
3(poor)(winter) malo(harvest) malo(harvest) pobrethe lean years that followed the war — los años de escasez / de vacas flacas que siguieron a la guerra
- In such lean times, we must search for crumbs of comfort.
- In southern Africa we used to take every foodstuff we could lay our hands on, dry it or salt it, and stash it away for use during the lean winter months or for travel.
- Throughout the lean years of the depression, Smith was never out of work.
- Perhaps they will appear as actual paying customers in the lean winter months.
- Spirits during a lean spell are briefly lifted with a superb 4-2 win at struggling Leeds.
- The years between 1990 and 1997 were pretty lean.
- When I go to see him he plays brilliantly and then has a wee lean spell but I think when you're a flair player you tend to be more inconsistent.
- If you can survive it through the lean years, then you'll be OK later.
- One boat had over a hundred stone and the fishermen are now poised for a break in the weather to make some decent landings and earn some much needed cash after a very lean period.
- My acting years were pretty lean - I wasn't any good at it, really.
- While they may not be able to bring in the same levels of revenue as foreign tourists, they would help tourist destinations bridge over such lean times as the present.
- The next few weeks will be pretty lean till we sort things out.
- And so the hoteliers in the city are planning to see this lean period off with festivals featuring mostly local cuisine or games.
- But he clearly feels in no hurry to rush back in the pop scene during such lean times for dance music.
- The money I earned from him helped me over lean periods as I lurched from one temporary job to another.
- With a strong educational background, my future may look reasonably bright, but my present is feeling pretty lean.
- After a lean spell with Manchester City, the former Leeds and Liverpool striker has recaptured his sharpness.
- I think it is important for you to share with children how things were in the lean years of your family.
- Despite these efforts, times remained pretty lean for a lot of woodlot owners in the two counties.
- He has less than two years to go, and even he must realise that the accomplishment list is pretty lean.
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