In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(movement)movimiento masculineto be in motion — estar en movimiento
- to set / put sth in motion — poner algo en movimiento
- it set in motion a whole chain of consequences — desencadenó toda una serie de consecuencias
- The scientist pushes the pendulum across a pin board of magnets and it jerks randomly in constant motion.
- For Darwin, matter is not static but is constantly in motion, dynamic, so the universe itself is bursting with life, motion, energy.
- You could see the heat rising in waves off the highway and everything seemed to move in slower motion.
- Sir Isaac Newton formulated a single law of gravitation based on Kepler's three laws of planetary motion.
- Your feet move in a forward circular motion, allowing you to land evenly on your foot.
- That simplifies the process of forward motion quite a bit.
- Moving in one fluid motion, she opened the door and stepped inside, closing it behind her with a creak.
- In one fluid motion, he had moved from the desk chair to his feet and was now standing at Aidan's side.
- Johannes Kepler formulated the laws of planetary motion, but died in relative poverty and obscurity in 1631.
- At that instant he took a step back and threw her with a simple circular motion of his arm, and a twist of his hip.
- Randy comes up and tells him that he is not doing anything special - it's only the law of circular motion.
- Meanwhile coin tossing is in fact a predictable process following predefined physical laws of motion and isn't really random at all.
- Simple circular motion as proscribed by Aristotle did not satisfy the observations.
- One determines the law of gravitation by studying planetary motion, in which gravity is the only significant causal factor.
- Johannes Kepler was a German mathematician and astronomer who discovered three key laws that govern planetary motion.
- Video data is first processed to separate motion from the fixed background.
- Her body stretched; her legs moved in a graceful, circular, galloping motion.
- Reese grabbed Jameson's arm as Jameson reached behind his back, and in one motion moved behind Jameson and twisted his arm up behind his neck.
- His fight scenes are choreographed with grace and economy of motion - Flint never moves a molecule more than necessary to get the job done.
- It dealt only with a specific type of motion: objects moving at a constant velocity.
- For example, the first of Newton's famous laws of motion states that a moving body will continue to move in a straight line, at constant speed, until a force acts on it.
1.2(action, gesture)gesto masculinemovimiento masculinehe made a cutting motion with his hand — hizo ademán de cortar algo con la mano
- to go through the motions
- they know they have the contract, but they still have to go through the motions — saben que tienen el contrato, pero igual tienen que cumplir con las formalidades
- he went through the motions of interviewing them — los entrevistó por pura fórmula
- The child didn't move or make any motion of understanding.
- In a swift motion, he kissed his wife upon the lips then raced the few feet of ground and jumped over the cliff that overlooked the sea about six hundred feet below.
- He made a motion to Renny to pull out local navigation charts.
- He made a motion for me to put the phone down, but I shook my head.
- She put down the clipboard she was holding and with a slight motion of her head indicated to her assistant to leave the room.
- Berna made a slow sweeping motion with one arm.
- She then whipped around making a thrusting motion with her hands.
- When Don said this he picked up his table knife and made a thrusting motion with it.
- I made motions with my hand signaling Elizabeth to keep it down.
- He made a slow slicing motion across his throat, miming her death to a tee.
- He made a hand motion to indicate that he did not want it.
- He made a circular motion with his hand and Phoenix rolled down the window.
- Mrs. Benson held the storm door firmly shut and smiled saccharinely at the girls while making shooing motions with her free hand.
- Gabrielle made a hand motion indicating that they were leaving.
- At this nod, Kyle gave a quick motion to Keira, signaling that she should join them.
- You've got to be concentrating hard on a mental picture according to the spell you'd like to perform, but most spells also require a hand motion or gesture.
- He looked at the horse in disbelief, and then made a shooing motion with his free hand.
- In a delicate motion Maria placed her free hand on Erik's, soaking in the warmth of his skin.
- I eyed him and he made a motion for me to continue.
- Would they understand a summoning gesture as ‘come here’ or a pushing-away motion as ‘go away’?
2.1(for vote)moción feminineto propose a motion — presentar una moción
- to vote on a motion — someter una moción a voto / a votación
- to carry / pass a motion — aprobar una moción
- the motion was rejected/defeated — se rechazó/no se aprobó la moción
- I start my speech by supporting the no-confidence motion, as advanced by Don Brash on Tuesday.
- The sense that momentum was building for a poll next year was heightened by the tabling of a Commons motion signed by 32 Labour MPs calling for an early referendum.
- He planned to propose a motion to City of York Council, calling on it to back the campaign.
- All five motions have been signed by four of the five councillors elected in the Killarney electoral area in the June 11 poll.
- More than two-thirds of MSPs who are not part of the Executive signed motions against him entering Britain, making this the adopted view of the parliament.
- The president's substantial majority in the legislature ensured that any impeachment motion would fail.
- At the same meeting Matthew Richardson, a senior Union officer, proposed a motion of no confidence in Rufus.
- More than 100 Labour MPs are threatening to vote against the bill on January 27 and 160 have signed a protest motion over fees.
- The immigration issues that we have raised in this censure motion do not stop there.
- Later on Tuesday, Curley made a motion to defer further consideration of the health budget until his questions could be answered.
- Mr Meacher has signed a Commons motion which says MPs should have the opportunity to consider the issue before ministers give the go-ahead to license GM crops.
- Last year 58 MSPs signed a motion calling for a public debate of the proposals, which is a majority of those eligible to sign motions.
- Two-thirds of MSPs have already signed motions against the visa decision but Labour are unlikely to support an SNP motion.
- He would not be able to live down the embarrassment in the event of someone telephoning him, as it was he who proposed the motion at committee to ban mobiles.
- Opponents include 264 MPs, who signed an earlier motion expressing ‘grave doubts’ about missile defence.
- Mori stated that if the no-confidence motion were passed he would call general elections rather than resign.
- The day ended, by the way, with a censure motion being brought against the minister.
- Of the executive committee members, 14 supported the no-confidence motion while only three members voted against it.
- If enough MPs sign the motions, Mr Pike may win a debate on the issue.
- Cllr Aird had tabled a motion calling on the council to provide additional support to the Tidy Towns committee.
- Several of the defendants have brought motions for summary judgment under Rule 20, asking that the plaintiff's claim be dismissed.
- In granting the plaintiff's motion for an injunction Justice Patel found that Napster was liable.
- The plaintiff's motion asks that he be allowed to file an amended statement of claim.
- The respondent has brought a motion for an order dismissing the application.
- On March 15, the defense had to file a motion for a court order to force the prosecution to turn over the rest of the evidence.
- The motion seeking those orders was dismissed and the applicant then appealed to the Federal Court.
- Eaton's counsel gave ample warning of his intention to bring the intended summary judgment motion and the reason.
- Uhler also delayed ruling on several motions by Robertson's attorneys for dismissal of all charges against him.
- Over the next several years, there were many motions for temporary court orders relating to custody and access.
- For all of the above reasons, the Applicants' motion for contempt is denied.
- Part of his oral motion sought an order that Keller be required to call Jones as his witness.
- It is the breach of that order which entitles the aggrieved party to bring a motion for a contempt order.
- Last fall the same Plaintiff brought similar motions before the court.
- But he said he will file a motion for reconsideration before the same court or the Supreme Court.
- The California trial court, however, rejected the defense motion to suppress his incriminating statements.
- The Attorney General opposed the motion for substitution on procedural grounds.
- Copying the practice of some lower courts, the Supreme Court can refer recusal motions to another Justice or a panel of three Justices.
- The plaintiff brought a motion for an order dismissing the action without costs.
- The law applicable to summary judgment motions is well known.
- Defendants file massive summary judgment motions, seeking to dismiss every claim on various grounds.
3BritishformalMedicinedeposición feminine formalto have / pass a motion — evacuar el vientre formal
1she motioned to her assistant — le hizo una señal a su ayudante
- they motioned to us to sit down — nos hicieron señas para que nos sentáramos
- he motioned for silence — hizo una señal pidiendo silencio
1she motioned them to be silent — les hizo señas para que se callaran
- he motioned her aside — le indicó con un gesto que se apartara
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