In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1to lull a baby to sleep — arrullar / mecer a un niño hasta dormirlo
- the gentle rocking of the boat lulled me to sleep — me dormí arrullado por el suave balanceo de la barca
- Edmund replied and closed his eyes with a sigh, falling into a deep sleep, lulled by the sound of the waves and Eleanor's voice.
- I closed my eyes, and felt myself being slowly lulled to sleep.
- The rustling leaves and calls of the night insects soon lulled her to sleep.
- The second movement, 'Andante', had a distinctively soothing feel, which lulled the audience.
- The tune lulls the listener in but never lets them quite relax.
- The smell calmed my anxieties and fears and soon lulled me to sleep.
- Soon he found himself lulled into a light trance, a soft buzzing filling his mind.
- Birds lifted their voices into the air in a sweet cadence which could easily lull the listener to sleep.
- Her gentle voice can lull you into a state of meditation and nostalgia and then another song will make your toe start tapping.
- Claire, with the ease of an accomplished dentist soothing the nerves of a patient, took me by the hand, led me gently upstairs and lulled me into relaxing, outstretched on the chaise longue.
- Closing his eyes, he concentrated on her touch and her movements soon lulled him to sleep.
- He chuckled and rubbed my arm gently, slowly lulling me back to sleep.
- It is a life that can lull anyone into a peaceful sloth, deterring the person from doing anything at all.
- The sound of the purring air conditioner almost lulled her into sleep again.
- Matt's even breathing was lulling her to sleep, but she forced herself to stay awake.
- Yet the story progresses so slowly that it threatens to lull the viewer to sleep.
- They are so calm in movement and gesture that I was lulled into a stupor.
- Jonathan's rhythmic breathing lulled her into a deep dreamless sleep.
- Sitars fade into pianos into strings over languid hip-hop rhythms, lulling you not only into a sense of warmth and comfort, but also a feeling that you're living in the perpetual summer of your dreams.
- The methodic rocking of the train and Harvey's steady hands lulled her overtaxed and sleep deprived mind into a deep slumber.
2(fears) calmar(suspicions) desvanecer(suspicions) ahuyentar(senses) adormecer
- We are lulled into at times a false sense of security and that's not right.
- Spending money on imaginary problems is worse than not spending at all: it lulls us into false security and it does nor identify and address important, real problems.
- Investors are lulled into a false sense of security and this is unfair.
- It is one of the most basic placements, but this shouldn't lull you into a false sense of security or over confidence.
- This was the good part of the day - but don't let me lull you into a false sense of security.
- The US will not be lulled into complacency, or distracted by the feverish terrorist activity in Iraq.
- A combination of a milder climate and better and more reliable cars seem to have lulled us all into a sense of security which occasionally proves false.
- The skiing was so smooth, I was lulled into a false sense of security, broken only when I saw Claudio waving his poles at me from below what looked like a stair-step in the mountain.
- It's only a matter of time before we're all lulled into a false sense of security.
- The first half hour almost lulls you into a false sense of security.
- For a while it seemed that the government had quelled radical groups, but this has only lulled us into a sense of false security.
- However, believers should not again be lulled into a false sense of security.
- The design does exactly what it should: it lulls us into a false sense of security.
- Too often, the descriptions are imprecise, perhaps because of Johnson's overzealous desire to unleash sequence after sequence of arresting images, even if it means lulling us into uncertainty.
- The size of the vehicle and its sheer momentum means you always seem to end up going faster than you think, and it never seems too stressed to handle the load, lulling you into a false sense of speed security.
- There are times I am lulled by familiarity, and I have spent time with people who are less than challenging.
- As people with the smallest amount of stability, we're lulled into a false complacency.
- Aficionados will be lulled into a sense of security by the new season.
- Are we being lulled into a sense of false security?
- The story works like a spell or incantation, lulling you with plausible detail into accepting a slightly warped big picture.
3(deceive)to lull sb into sth/-ing
- we were lulled into a false sense of security — nos confiamos demasiado
- we were lulled into thinking they would pay for it — nos dieron a entender que lo pagarían
1(in activity) período de calma masculine(in fighting) tregua feminine(in conversation) pausa feminine(in conversation) paréntesis masculine
- After a proceedings lull, Celtic produced their fourth of the afternoon.
- Although optimism is running high, the current lull in violence is fragile.
- There appeared to be a short lull in these activities after Christmas, but it has started up again.
- There was a brief lull in the conversation as Casey searched for a parking lot.
- What did I do with conversation lulls before I could say ‘Shall I put the kettle on?’
- During the film's occasional lulls in pacing, I kept myself occupied by wishing his character would die.
- Apart from a 10-minutes lull in the second quarter, Mayo were the better side throughout and led from start to finish.
- Jocelyn savored the silence; it's like the lull before a storm.
- It's the longest lull in this investigation since he started striking about three weeks ago?
- Will waited for another lull in the activity outside the office before going back out.
- Real naval warfare tends to involve long lulls between actual bouts of combat.
- With a relative lull looming, she knew she had to seize her chance.
- Between them, the three bombs have shattered the lull in violence that followed the poll.
- The girl behind the counter in the shop was shutting up for the long afternoon lull.
- Despite this temporary lull in visitation, the demographics of wilderness visitors continued to change.
- And sometimes it takes a lull in the violence to realize how serious it is.
- Life's been pretty quiet lately, here in the midst of the post-Christmas lull.
- Just before midnight after an especially malicious attack, a momentary lull ensues.
- After a momentary lull, he and the others turned back and prayed even harder.
- The talk faded to a momentary lull, and Matt seized his chance.
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