In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(in golf)posición feminine
- As the lie gets deeper, the ball automatically goes farther back in your stance.
- Change the lie and the shot to keep your mind engaged.
- You can play this shot off any lie, even bare ground if your wedge has minimal bounce.
- She decides to play the shot anyway, because the lie is so good.
- If the heel is up then well-struck shots will go right, and the lie needs to be more upright to correct.
- You have been invited to play a new golf course and now want to find out more about it, perhaps even ‘walk’ the course in advance of your game or visualise the lie of the greens.
- With the lie of Scottish theatreland already shifting, we are seeing a nascent, semiconscious shuffling for position for next year's awards.
- You should brush along the lie of the hair, and in the places hardest for the cat to reach such as under the chin and the back of the neck.
- Look, the last thing that a star wants is to disrupt the lie of a dress by eating a cheeseburger before a show.
- Then, too, I am scared of tying too much money up here, not being entirely sure where the lie of the politics is.
2(be in lying position)estar tendidoyacer literaryhe was lying flat on his back — estaba tendido / acostado de espaldas
- his body lay in the coffin — el cadáver yacía en el ataúd
- he often lies in bed until noon — con frecuencia se queda en la cama hasta el mediodía
- lie still! — ¡quédate quieto!
- she lay motionless on the floor — estaba tendida en el suelo sin moverse
- I lay awake for hours — estuve horas sin poder dormir
- she lay in a coma for three days — estuvo tres días en coma
- to lie with sb — yacer con algn
- to lie low — tratar de pasar inadvertido
3(be buried)yacer literaryestar sepultado formalhere lies John Smith — aquí yacen los restos de John Smith
4(be)(object) estarthe papers lay where he had left them — los papeles estaban donde los había dejado
- the snow lay two feet deep — la nieve tenía dos pies de espesor
- the book lay open at page 304 — el libro estaba abierto en la página 304
- the tomb lay undisturbed for centuries — pasaron siglos antes de que se diera con la tumba
- it lies heavy on your stomach — cae pesado (al estómago)
- the factory still lay idle — la fábrica seguía parada
- the ship lay at anchor — el barco estaba fondeado / anclado
- will the snow lie? — ¿cuajará la nieve?
5(be located)(building/city) encontrarse(building/city) estar(city/building) estar situado(building/city) estar ubicadoVersailles lies 18 km west of Paris — Versalles se encuentra / está a 18 kms al oeste de París
- a group of islands lying off the west coast — un conjunto de islas situadas cerca de la costa occidental
6(stretch)extendersethe vast ocean lay before them — el inmenso océano se extendía ante ellos literary
7(problem/difference) radicar(problem/difference) estribar(problem/difference) estar(answer) estarwhere do your sympathies lie? — ¿con quién simpatizas?
- the truth lies somewhere in between — la verdad está en algún punto intermedio
- it's hard to see where the problem lies — es difícil ver en qué estriba / radica el problema
- victory lay within his grasp — tenía la victoria al alcance de la mano
- a new life lay before them — una nueva vida se abría ante ellos
- what lies behind her cool exterior? — ¿qué hay detrás de su fría apariencia?
1(untruth)mentira femininethat's a lie! — ¡(eso es) mentira!
- to tell lies — mentir
- to live a lie — vivir una mentira
- to catch sb in a lie — pescar a algn en una mentira
- to give the lie to sth — desmentir algo
- I was appalled at the political mileage that was made out of a pack of lies told about desperate people in need.
- They can be made by a young conscript who chooses to tell her family about the horrors to which she contributed, rather than maintain the silent lie of false heroism.
- She was bold, brave and was able to get herself out of almost any situation through quick lies and witty deceptions.
- This is a farce, a cruel hoax, a pack of lies, a fraud.
- I needn't remind you that this is the very same society that shackles them with its false smile and pristine lies and acts as a drug for the braindead masses.
- It is largely a pack of lies but it is an ingeniously presented pack of lies.
- It was as if everything I believed in was proved, in one revealing second, to be false, lies.
- Soon I would be thrust into the upper-class whirlwind of lies and false smiles.
- This conformity makes them not false in a few particulars, authors of a few lies, but false in all particulars.
- It implies that everything up until now has been a pack of lies.
- And I told the world that your case for the war was a pack of lies.
- In the absence of such a consequence, the statement is a lie.
- But, on the merits, what he says in between is just flat-out false, a lie.
- Accordingly, you resort to false premises, lies and diversionary tactics.
- But when you live a false life, the lies are all you have to keep you honest.
- The ingredients are fear, pejorative statements, secrecy, lies, a bought press and economic uncertainty.
- We make things too easy for ourselves if we regard such a statement as a barefaced lie.
- The above was, of course, a pack of lies designed to illustrate the fact that fox hunting is not a sport.
- They tell lies, they give false addresses, they even take out temporary accommodation in the area.
- The first statement is an honest-to-goodness lie, the last a half truth.
1(tell untruths)mentirto lie about sth — mentir acerca de algo
- to lie to sb — mentirle a algn
- the camera never lies — la cámara nunca miente
- to lie one's way out of/into sth — salir de un problema/conseguir algo a base de mentiras
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