In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(dizzy) mareado(excited) exaltado(confused) aturdido(frivolous) frívolo
- She felt so very light-headed and faint, quite breathless from all the dancing.
- I took in her fragrance and felt light-headed and dizzy, almost unable to keep standing.
- The chloral hydrate had made her somewhat light-headed and slightly groggy; she had great difficulty focussing.
- After school that day I was slightly light-headed as I was lifting weights.
- The blood was rushing to her head, and on top of all her other problems, now she was feeling dizzy and light-headed.
- You may be feeling light-headed or faint, and often this is accompanied by a feeling of something being very wrong.
- My eyes were closing in around me - you know, that feeling when you're light-headed, dizzy and just about unconscious?
- He would break out in a sweat and become so light-headed he would practically faint.
- It made me slightly dizzy and light-headed, and I collapsed backwards on the bed with every intent to sleep it off.
- At first he'd thought the tab had had little effect other than to make him feel slightly light-headed as fell asleep.
- It was strong, and he had to keep reminding himself not to drink too much of it, because he was already slightly light-headed.
- It's a mildly light-headed, giddy sensation that starts in the chest and spreads out through the body and along the limbs.
- It was flowing out instantly, but she was filled with such force that she was dizzy and light-headed, yet at the same time stronger than she had ever been in her life.
- The two of them pulled away and sat back, giddy and light-headed.
- She was surprised how the scent made her light-headed and slightly dizzy.
- This left me feeling a little light-headed, slightly dazed and quite tired, which Roselyn explained was perfectly normal.
- She felt slightly light-headed as she made her way through the crowd.
- He made her a cup of tea, which she claimed made her light-headed and dizzy.
- He put a bite into his mouth, swallowed, and then felt light-headed and faint.
- You may also feel light-headed or dizzy, especially when moving from a lying or sitting position to standing up.
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