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
- If the heel is up then well-struck shots will go right, and the lie needs to be more upright to correct.
- She decides to play the shot anyway, because the lie is so good.
- 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.
- 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.
- Then, too, I am scared of tying too much money up here, not being entirely sure where the lie of the politics is.
- With the lie of Scottish theatreland already shifting, we are seeing a nascent, semiconscious shuffling for position for next year's awards.
- 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.
- Look, the last thing that a star wants is to disrupt the lie of a dress by eating a cheeseburger before a show.
- This is a farce, a cruel hoax, a pack of lies, a fraud.
- They tell lies, they give false addresses, they even take out temporary accommodation in the area.
- It is largely a pack of lies but it is an ingeniously presented pack of lies.
- The above was, of course, a pack of lies designed to illustrate the fact that fox hunting is not a sport.
- Accordingly, you resort to false premises, lies and diversionary tactics.
- This conformity makes them not false in a few particulars, authors of a few lies, but false in all particulars.
- 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.
- 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.
- It implies that everything up until now has been a pack of lies.
- But when you live a false life, the lies are all you have to keep you honest.
- The first statement is an honest-to-goodness lie, the last a half truth.
- 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.
- And I told the world that your case for the war was a pack of lies.
- We make things too easy for ourselves if we regard such a statement as a barefaced lie.
- 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.
- I was appalled at the political mileage that was made out of a pack of lies told about desperate people in need.
- The ingredients are fear, pejorative statements, secrecy, lies, a bought press and economic uncertainty.
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(city/building) estar(building/city) 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
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
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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