In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(with pain, grief)gemirthe wind was moaning in the chimney/the trees — el viento gemía en la chimenea/entre los árboles literary
- When she finally awoke she moaned in pleasure rubbing her face against her soft pillow and gripping another pillow in her arms tightly.
- The mash had just the right amount of truffle oil and a general richness to make you moan with pleasure and the gravy was unbelievable.
- She's staggering under the weight, moaning and weeping and acting scared.
- Rapid eye movement is at all times detected, and occasionally the patient will moan, even scream during his rest.
- I headed out to the grocery store to buy a crate of limes while the crew was laid out on infirmary cots in the garage, moaning over their painful open sores.
- In the distances he could hear moaning and wailing.
- She moaned with pleasure she felt so resigned to him.
- I peeked open my eyes, moaning at the bright light my room was filled with.
- His voice moaned and wailed, expressing the deepest sorrows of a condemned sinner.
- Robbie moaned as he opened one of his massive text books.
- Panforte, panettone and nougat to drool over and an Italian wine list to make oenophiles moan with pleasure.
- I gently nudged him with my elbow until he moaned and opened his right eye.
- I don't think a web site has actually made me physically moan with anticipation and pleasure before now.
- Hundreds of Shiite worshippers, weeping and moaning in grief, beat their chests in mourning.
- For a minute she was angry - to weep and wail and moan at a time like this, when the true victims needed to live on borrowed strength for a while.
- She was on the back, the pain so fierce that she moaned.
- I moaned, opened my eyes and found myself lying on my back at the foot of a large tree.
- As he fell and rolled on the ground he moaned and groaned.
- Soldiers still moaned from within the human compost, most begging for water or death.
2British derogatory(complain)quejarseprotestarto moan about sth — quejarse de algo
- moan, moan, moan, that's all you ever do — quejarte y quejarte, eso es lo único que sabes hacer
- she's a moaning minnie — es una llorona
1(of pain, grief, pleasure)gemido masculine
- I was riding a bike. The fear was still there, coming out of me in a low moan.
- At first he thought it was a moan of pleasure, and he'd pulled her closer to him.
- There was a moment of deadly calm before people began to move, soft moans of pain from all around.
- Picking up his chopsticks eagerly, he took a bite and gave a low moan of pleasure at its delicious taste.
- It's very funny, but the camera slowly slides into the next apartment and we realize that the moans aren't sexual ecstasy but horrific pain.
- His ears began to twitch when they picked up the sound of a soft moan coming from within the rubble.
- The shrieks soon became moans and the moans yelps and the yelps intermittent sobbing, and only after an unimaginable amount of time did the sobbing become silence.
- When she whispered this Jake let out a low moan as he suddenly felt a white hot pain in his stomach.
- She blinked a few times, slowly becoming aware of the figure she still clutched to on her left, and a soft moan of pain at her right.
- She gave out a low moan, the only sound she could currently force out of her throat, and attempted to raise her hands to massage her throbbing temples.
- Her hands clutched feebly around the silky pillowcase and her parched throat just barely managed to utter a low pain filled moan.
- The one that had stirred seemed to struggle through a haze to sit up, and finally succeeding, with a low moan of pain.
- Until I heard a soft moan and the sound of fabric rustling.
- They all were having nightmares and the mental sound of moans and groans rang out in everyone's mind.
- I could hear her making very subtle moans of pleasure.
- There were farther off sections dedicated to suit the reader's tastes more efficiently, a whole block of gothic and horrifying tales were emitting soft moans and howls.
- They both let out soft moans as waves of pleasure coursed through their bodies.
- The figure in there stirred slightly, a low moan sounding.
- Her soft moans of pleasure were a welcome sound to his ears as his lips
- And these are not the howls and moans commonly associated with the cinematic representation of sexual pleasure.
2British informal(complaint)(no plural) queja feminineto have a moan about sth — quejarse de algo
- There were the obligatory moans and groans from the entire class.
- They need to be controlled, irrespective of the moans and groans from those motorists who want to drive where they want at the speed they want.
- And now the moans and groans of the over 50s has been given an airing in a survey.
- Can we have more imaginative and creative solutions to this problem rather than moans and groans?
- There have been moans and groans about the conditions in the cells but we have a responsibility to keep them to Home Office guidelines.
- I can understand their moans and groans about one or two refereeing decisions, but they blew it.
- There were moans and groans as people had to sit with ones they dislike.
- You could hear the moans and groans when it was mentioned that five individuals had tied at 37 points.
- There are a few moans and groans of course, but you have that same sense of identity.
- He somehow remains a lad, despite his moans and groans.
- The pupils come to me with their moans and groans, but I have heard nothing regarding them being attacked.
- Despite moans and groans, they complied with orders and continued their journey.
- Every year it surpasses itself with kitschness and when you see it listed on the television schedule, eyes invariably roll to heaven accompanied by moans and groans of distaste.
- When the draw was made it was met by a few moans and groans from the lads.
- I hear many moans and groans from bar, shop and restaurant owners that profits and numbers are getting lower every year.
- These days it's me who inflicts my moans and groans onto my younger friends.
- In fact, to listen to all of the moans and groans, it seems like just about the only thing the rankings got right was the No.1.
- Yet, despite the moans and groans, few people would ultimately argue against the need for employment rights.
- I'd love it if they'd put up a fight against his nomination, but I seriously doubt they will beyond a few moans and groans for theater.
- Years of moans and groans about the setting of the memorial came to an end this week as scaffolding was removed to reveal the new wall.
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