In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(movement)movimiento masculineshe watched their every move — vigilaba todos sus movimientos
- one false move and I'll shoot — un movimiento en falso y disparo
- she made a move to get up/for the door — hizo ademán de levantarse/ir hacia la puerta
- it's time we made a move — ya es hora de que nos vayamos / que nos pongamos en camino
- Don't make any sudden moves, or this one will have a heart attack and that one will try to kill you.
- When they notice Jim, they freeze into immobility, and only when he has stayed still for a considerable length of time, making no sudden moves, do they return to their slow hunt for nuts and roots.
- Walking down to the main drag, I fell into a full slow saunter, savouring the warmth and the sudden move into the light.
- James held the shotgun in a death grip, his finger on the trigger, ready to blow Steve away if he made any sudden moves.
- I back out slowly, making no sudden moves.
- They try hard not to make any sudden moves as they draw their weapons out.
- And when you put the box over your head, don't make any sudden moves.
- Don't make any sudden moves and do not scream and I will not hurt you.
- One of his first moves toward the horse, if permitted, is to get close to the horse and rub his body.
- Eventually the object made a sudden move, jerked across the highway and came to a stop.
- For 24 hours, you're not supposed to make any sudden moves.
2(change)(of residence) mudanza feminine(of residence) trasteo masculine Colombia(of premises) traslado masculine(of premises) mudanza feminine
- He was told the volume of work for the body shop side of the business had increased in anticipation of a move to new premises.
- I turned down a move to Chicago about three years ago as I'd recently got myself settled in the new house.
- The move to bigger premises will enable the company to continue to expand.
- I guess the house move is the dominant thing in my mind at the moment.
- When I contemplate most house moves, the actual activity has indeed been confined to a few days only, spread out over a period, long or short.
- Between moves, families settled into whatever housing was possible.
- They can request everything from a copy bill to a new connection, as well as notify us of a move to new premises or give us their meter reading.
- I had it in my last house, and then it vanished amid the chaos of the house move.
- In 1658, Rembrandt made his final move to a rented house in a modest middle-class quarter.
- I assumed it had gone missing during his various house moves and I just forgot about it.
- The service ranges from sourcing reliable cleaners, gardeners or plumbers to helping with house moves or booking a holiday.
- The city council had promised to help us, that they understood our position following the move from Clarence Street.
- A move to new Scottish premises is also likely to take place before the end of the year.
- The money she earned, about £60 a week, was put to one side to fund her move to a new house.
- It was most likely left in a box somewhere during one of the many house moves since the late '80s.
- The move is to larger premises and the 12 staff, some of whom have worked at the Old Road store for decades, will go too.
- The business has also undergone major changes, with a move to new premises and the creation of new jobs.
- Just as remarkable is the story of the manuscript's survival through the decades, including three years on the run from the Gestapo, several house moves and even a flood.
- Despite many house moves, she had always made sure her large consignment of motley cardboard boxes went too.
- She added that due to their recent move of premises, they have twice the amount of space but only the same staff to work in it.
3.1(action, step) paso masculine(measure) medida femininethis new law is seen as a move toward … — esta nueva ley se ve como un paso hacia …
- it was a good / wise move — fue una buena decisión / un paso acertado
- several moves to relieve unemployment have been announced — se han anunciado varias medidas para paliar el desempleo
- what's the next move? — ¿cuál es el siguiente paso?
- it's up to her to make the next move — le toca a ella dar el siguiente paso
- don't make a move without telling me first — no hagas nada / no des ningún paso sin decírmelo antes
- During these 18 years, we had seen many of the most significant moves to strengthen the position of Gaelic.
- Significant moves are planned to get more tourists into this country by air and sea.
- Mr Bayley said there had been cases in York where families facing eviction started moves to buy the house - with the council powerless to stop them.
- Employees leaving the factory on Tuesday said that they had heard nothing about moves to close the factory.
- Edinburgh is making moves to lure the department store to the capital.
- The ‘early finish’ scheme follows moves to change the school year into six shorter terms with standard holidays across England and Wales.
- He wanted a general manager who would not make moves or express an opinion without consulting him.
- The company said some of the cost-cutting moves involved layoffs.
- It called for imaginative moves to free up the property market, including the introduction of relocation grants for people who have reared their families.
- She would initiate moves designed to bring more financial discipline to the municipalities' budgets, she said.
- We've seen tremendous moves made toward lowering the tension there.
- If the holder of the office is very proactive and indeed imaginative he or she can initiate moves to further the cause of Sligo.
- I was already initiating moves to get myself onto a site much closer to home, back in Liverpool.
- I'm looking for evening classes so that I can make moves towards the career change I've long been considering.
- The bank said the cost-cutting move would help refocus and growth the company's retail business.
- If there is any move to block the deal, the opinion of the Competition Authority must be sought.
- The department is making moves to better manage the land that most Australians write off as useless.
- West Swindon residents are being invited to give their opinions on how successful moves to tackle anti-social behaviour in the area have been.
- Moves are afoot in the union to try and end resistance to the reforms.
- These comments are certain to be seen by some as a move towards tax harmonisation in the EU.
3.2(in profession, occupation)her next move took her to India — su siguiente puesto la llevó a la India
- an ideal move for a young executive — el paso más indicado para un joven ejecutivo
- the company's move into electronics — la entrada de la compañía en el campo de la electrónica
4Gamesmovimiento masculinejugada femininewhose move is it? — ¿a quién le toca mover / jugar?
- Ray watched as they moved piece by piece, some moves taking longer to consider than others.
- It can often be seen several moves ahead when a player is able to win.
- The move chosen in the game gives Black a slight edge without giving up a pawn.
- The large screen displayed the moves the players had made.
- Each of the moves had to be with a different piece and a player had to be able to escape check on the first move of their turn otherwise it was checkmate.
- I remember reading once that amateur chess players think as many moves ahead as grandmasters.
- In orthodox Chess, if a player has no legal move and his king is not in check, the game is a draw.
- At the highest levels of chess, before you touch a piece, you are playing out an entire game of moves and countermoves in your head.
- The left- and right-hand numbers tell us the number of moves remaining after either player's next turn.
- Now using the Internet, games can be held on virtual boards and players can message moves to each other electronically.
- He's like a chess player, looking two moves ahead.
1.1(to change place)why don't you move nearer the fire? — ¿por qué no te acercas / te arrimas al fuego?
- let's move into the shade — pongámonos a la sombra
- we could move to another table — podríamos cambiarnos de mesa
- I want to set the table: you'll have to move — quiero poner la mesa: tendrás que levantarte / cambiarte de lugar
- you can move into his room while he's away — puedes cambiarte a su habitación mientras no está
- government troops have moved into the area — tropas del gobierno se han desplazado / se han trasladado a la zona
- to move to a new job/school — cambiar de trabajo/colegio
1.2(to change one's address, residence)mudarsecambiarsewhen are you moving into your new house? — ¿cuándo te mudas / te cambias a la casa nueva?
- I have to move out of here by Friday — tengo que mudarme de aquí antes del viernes
- we'd like to move out of / away from London — nos gustaría mudarnos / cambiarnos fuera de Londres
- Smith and his family are moving to live in Spain later this year.
- For the first time he spoke about a conversation he'd had with his son, who had moved to England only a few months ago.
- The family had only moved to the house on Whitworth Road four months ago.
- During World War I the family moved to Amsterdam to live with relatives.
- He later moved with his family to Canada, having obtained permanent residence there.
- They forget that when a player moves abroad he has to get used to the cultural, lifestyle, and behavioural differences a new club will invariably throw up.
- Aides have reportedly confirmed that he was talking about stepping down as Education Secretary and moving to a different department.
- But the College also said she could move to the accounts department immediately if she so chose.
- The Brontë family lived there before moving to the parsonage at Haworth.
- His family had moved from a smaller house a few miles away right before he entered seventh grade.
- She later moved to the Department of Foreign Affairs where she spent time in the passport office.
- She also began to know everything there is to know about the housing service as she moved from department to department.
- The family moved around a lot and she went to 15 different schools.
- When my dad decided to retire from the New York Police Department, we moved down to Florida.
- At first, they settled along the coast, but eventually settlers moved inland.
- David had wanted to move to Spain.
- Born in Essex to a colonel's family, she moved frequently during her childhood.
- She tells us repeatedly about how she planned to travel after the war but she ended up meeting my Grandad, marrying him very quickly and moving to London.
- He was born into a poor London family that moved frequently, allowing him little formal education.
- The boys' families had recently moved to a new housing development.
2(to change one's position)moversedon't move! — ¡no te muevas!
- no one dared move — nadie se atrevió a moverse
- I've eaten so much I can't move — he comido tanto que no puedo ni moverme
- he moved onto his side — se puso de lado
- don't you move, I'll answer the door — tú tranquilo, que voy yo a abrir la puerta
- I could hear my brother moving around upstairs and I knew that he was getting ready for work.
- Blackbirds have such sensitive ears that they can hear a worm moving beneath soil three feet away.
- I quickly moved closer to the edge of the bed in attempt to keep my distance from him.
- She shoved her into the front row before moving to stand in the doorway of the gazebo.
- She turned as she heard the kitchen door slam and Clint moving down the hallway to the den.
- She enters the room, moves over to him and places a finger on his lips
- It is not until you move upstairs that the true potential of the building is evident.
- The dark clouds were moving fast, drawing closer and closer to our side of town.
- I move over to the dining room table behind her.
- My dad moved to the door and I heard him talking to someone right outside of it.
- Forecasters say that the storm is now moving offshore.
- She stood, and moved to the door, turning the lock with a echoing metallic sound.
- Michael moved quickly in her direction.
- The pounding in his skull was reduced to a dull throbbing, so he stood slowly and moved to the door.
- We were stuck in the middle of a large crowd and could not move to a better position to see the fireworks, even if there had been time to do so.
- The door closed in her face and I heard her feet shuffling as she moved to stand sentry by the door.
- Forecasters say Hurricane Emily could dump as much as 15 inches as it moves inland.
- He downed the contents of the cup in front of him, and stood up to move through the back door.
- Philip pushes himself out of his chair, moving to stand directly in front of his brother.
- As he moved through the row of chairs he heard a very loud shot that seemed to be right outside the conference room.
3(to proceed, to go)the procession/vehicle began to move — la procesión/el vehículo se puso en marcha
- she fell from a moving bus — se cayó de un autobús en marcha
- the crane moves on rails — la grúa se mueve sobre rieles
- the police kept the crowds moving — la policía hacía circular a la multitud
- it's time we were moving — es hora de que nos pongamos en camino
- the trucks are moving northward — los camiones avanzan hacia el norte
- the earth moves around the sun — la Tierra gira alrededor del Sol
- we moved aside / to one side — nos apartamos
- she moved cautiously toward the door — se acercó cautelosamente a la puerta
4(to advance, to develop)things seem to be moving — parece que las cosas marchan
- events moved rapidly — los acontecimientos se desarrollaron rápidamente
- a fast-moving adventure story — una historia de aventuras de ritmo muy ágil
- the conflict has moved into a new phase — el conflicto ha entrado en una nueva fase
- the conversation had moved to a different topic — la conversación había derivado a otro tema
- to move into the lead/into second place — pasar a ocupar el primer/segundo lugar
- the Socialists have moved ahead in the opinion polls — los socialistas han tomado la delantera según los sondeos
- she has moved swiftly up the executive ladder — ha ascendido rápidamente en el escalafón ejecutivo
- media attention has moved back to domestic issues — los medios de comunicación han vuelto a centrar su atención en los asuntos internos
- I'm moving toward the view that … — cada vez me convenzo más de que …
- the company plans to move into the hotel business — la compañía tiene planes de introducirse en el ramo hotelero
5(to carry oneself)moverseshe moves beautifully — se mueve con mucha gracia / con mucho garbo
6informal(to go fast)correrjust watch those bikes move! — ¡mira cómo corren esas motos!
- you'll have to move if you want to be there on time — te vas a tener que mover si quieres llegar a tiempo
- The wind was really moving at this point.
- The ball was really moving when it reached him.
- He can really move for a big guy.
- They might look blubbery and slow, but they can move when they have to.
7(to take steps, to act)we must move now — tenemos que actuar ahora
- she moved quickly to scotch rumors — inmediatamente tomó medidas para acallar los rumores
- they are waiting for us to move first — están esperando que nosotros demos el primer paso
(in chess, checkers)moverjugaris it my turn to move? — ¿me toca (mover / jugar) a mí?
- the bishop moves diagonally — el alfil se mueve en diagonal
- Leaning forward to his opponent he moves all pieces from both sides around the board until he has finally checkmated his way to victory.
- Each player moves a pair of pegs up the outside and down the inside of their side of the board.
- Once this is filled up players move their pieces creating larger and larger stacks.
- The objective is simply to be the first to move all the pieces across the board and into the star point opposite.
- Players move from space to space on a board in the shape of Madagascar which is coloured in the white, red and green of the national flag.
- If a piece is in limbo, the player must get it back on the board before moving any other piece.
- When all pieces have been placed on the board, the players move the pieces around one intersection at a time.
9(to circulate socially)moverseto move in literary/influential circles — moverse en círculos literarios/influyentes
- he moves in high society — alterna en / se codea con la alta sociedad
- He was a master at moving within and among very different worlds.
- He moved in fashionable society and was a personal friend of several of Queen Victoria's children.
- Democritus was an ancient Greek philosopher who moved in the same circles as Socrates.
- We moved within the same social circles and were members of the same clubs.
- They moved in the same circles in London.
- We see each other at least every fortnight - we move in similar circles, attending formal dinners and charity functions.
10formal(to propose)to move for sth — proponer algo
- she moved for an adjournment — propuso un aplazamiento
- He will stress that local MPs can move amendments to the legislation if they wish.
- The National Party warmly supports the motion moved by the Prime Minister.
- In the first part of the Committee stage, the Government senior whip moved a closure motion.
- I just want to ask the member who has moved this amendment a brief question.
- Our union, in 1899, moved a resolution from the Doncaster branch, calling for the Labour Party to be set up.
- As we go on through, it will be entirely up to members to move an amendment if they think a word is out of place or is not understood.
- The resolution was moved by the United States and supported unanimously by the Security Council.
- Labor, Green and Democrat senators moved a motion on October 16 supporting the strike.
- The legislation was moved to committee and is expected to reach a vote early next week.
- We have moved a number of amendments that would have provided for a much more realistic way of dealing with that.
- The big surprise was that when we moved our resolution at the women's TUC there was no major opposition.
- A motion of no confidence was moved, and the government resigned in January 1957.
- The motion is moved in order to complete the Government's programme before the House rises for the summer adjournment.
- The 50 per cent increase was moved by Tory group leader Coun Chris Humphries.
- When I first moved the legislation, the wife of a former freezing worker came to my office to thank me.
- Home secretary Sir George Grey moved the Security Bill in the Commons.
- The Government also intends to move a number of technical amendments at the Committee stage.
- That is why the National Party is moving an amendment stating that the title of the bill should reflect what the bill does.
- We are moving amendments to clarify employment practices within this organisation.
- We will be moving some amendments at the Committee stage and will abstain until we see whether those amendments are adopted.
1(to alter the position of)let's move the sofa over there — pongamos el sofá allí
- why have you moved the television? — ¿por qué has cambiado la televisión de sitio / de lugar?
- could you move your car, please? — ¿me haría el favor de quitar el coche de allí / de correr un poco el coche?
- move your chair a little — corre un poco la silla
- ask him to move the boxes out of the way — dile que quite las cajas de en medio
- we could move the tables together — podríamos juntar las mesas
- don't move anything before the police arrive — no toquen nada hasta que llegue la policía
- move yourself — quítate de en medio
- we shall not be moved! — ¡no nos moverán!
- move your head! I can't see! — ¡aparta la cabeza / quita la cabeza de ahí, que no me dejas ver!
- I can't move my leg/neck — no puedo mover la pierna/el cuello
- she moved her finger across the page — pasó el dedo por la página
2.1(to transport)(supplies/troops) transportar(troops/supplies) trasladar
- It also suggests using sandbags or floorboards to block doorways and moving cars to higher ground.
- When he and Kate came out of the restaurant, the car had been moved to a shady spot.
- He said these traffic lights were badly positioned and should be moved to a more suitable place.
- I moved our car back into the garage, assuming there was a festival or parade the following day.
- I moved a pillow into position.
- He got out of his car to move the cones and was confronted by two masked men, one armed with a knife.
- They claim moving the market into the centre of Driffield has helped to breathe new life into the commercial activity of the town.
- Town hall bosses are considering moving the market to a new home to fit in with plans for a cultural quarter.
- She adjusts positions, moving her feet up onto the couch, and leans on his shoulder.
- Most of the furniture was moved to the side too.
- Bottle banks have already been moved to the car park near the bank.
- At first he thought Craig was playing a joke and had just moved the car around the corner.
- The seed should then be sown outdoors and the plants moved to their flowering positions in autumn if large enough or the following spring if not.
- They immediately moved our car, a Vauxhall Corsa, to a safe place, and put the fire out.
- Next autumn, sever the shoot from the parent, leave it a few weeks to settle, then move to its new position.
- Amy moved her finger upward and pointed to two more black dots.
- They agreed to move their protest further along the street, but argued they had the right to protest in public.
- Officers said they could not move the car as it was not in a dangerous position, so they handed the matter over to the Borough Council.
- Orchestral sections were moved from one position to another in a search for perfect sound relationships.
- As a conveyor belt moved plastic trays along, lines of workers were placing chocolates into them by hand.
2.2(to relocate, to transfer)trasladarshe was moved to head office — la trasladaron a la oficina central
- he was too ill to be moved — estaba demasiado enfermo para trasladarlo
- I'll move this paragraph further down — pondré este párrafo más abajo
- move the decimal point one place to the right — corre la coma un lugar a la derecha
2.3(to change the location of)the firm that moved us — la compañía que nos hizo la mudanza
- we moved offices — nos mudamos / cambiamos de oficina
- to move house — mudarse / cambiarse de casa
- she's moved jobs — ha cambiado de trabajo
3.1(to touch emotionally)conmoveremocionarshe was visibly moved — estaba obviamente conmovida / emocionada
- he's easily moved — es muy sensible
- to move sb to tears — hacer llorar a algn de la emoción
- I was deeply moved by what I saw — lo que vi me conmovió profundamente
- The music is vital - it really moves the audience.
- I was moved by the music but make-up, costume and performance were what was important.
- The orchestra was fine, but there was a never a time that I felt deeply moved by their playing.
- I know that when I hear music, it moves me in a way that I can't easily explain.
- It's a movie that moves people very deeply.
- The film deeply moved the audience and we could gauge that there was total involvement.
- Her husband Jack was moved to tears as onlookers watched him unveil the plaque and lay her ashes to rest.
- The memory and the love of your loved one will continue to move you and inspire you for the rest of your life.
- The events described in the book still have the power to move her to tears.
- It's not so much the lyrics or the music specifically that moves me.
- It is not necessary to be a highly skilled author to write a story that makes readers catch their breath, laugh out loud or be moved to tears.
- Many of the crowd were moved to tears during the two-minute silence, while veterans lowered standards to the ground.
- I cannot remember the last time an album so profoundly moved me, such is the magical beauty of the music contained within.
- I am deeply moved by reading this story and my deepest sympathy goes out to the person who wrote it.
- The book was hard to get hold of here in Canada but when I finally got a copy, I was deeply moved by it.
- There were particular songs that really moved me because of the lyrics and the music.
- I was deeply moved - but also entertained - by your VE-Day feature in the May issue.
- When they listened to the national anthem during the ceremony, they were moved to tears.
- I love stories that move us and that remind us of what it is to be human.
- I first read this when I was a teenager living in Trinidad in the early eighties, and I remember it moving me then.
3.2(to prompt sb to do)to move sb to + inf
- this moved her to remonstrate — esto la indujo a protestar
- he was moved to express his indignation — se sintió impulsado a expresar su indignación
- What moves men and women to love others is the innate goodness that they know is in each and every one of us.
- It might be a rose, an animal, or a child that moves me to paint.
- This is what draws him to us and moves him to love us.
- His love and his grace will move you to echo the words of John the Baptist.
- I am not moved to love you, Lord, to gain the heaven you have promised in return.
- It was overflowing love and compassion that moved the Lord Jesus to go to the cross.
4(in debating)(motion/amendment) proponerI move that a vote be taken — propongo que se someta a votación
- These copies are moving fast and will be sold out in a matter of days.
- I've seen some shell shocked illustrators at shows lately, completely unable to understand why their prints aren't moving in quantity.
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