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
- One of his first moves toward the horse, if permitted, is to get close to the horse and rub his body.
- James held the shotgun in a death grip, his finger on the trigger, ready to blow Steve away if he made any sudden moves.
- Don't make any sudden moves, or this one will have a heart attack and that one will try to kill you.
- Don't make any sudden moves and do not scream and I will not hurt you.
- I back out slowly, making no sudden moves.
- They try hard not to make any sudden moves as they draw their weapons out.
- 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.
- For 24 hours, you're not supposed to make any sudden moves.
- And when you put the box over your head, don't make any sudden moves.
- Eventually the object made a sudden move, jerked across the highway and came to a stop.
2(change)feminine mudanzamasculine trasteo Colombiamasculine trasladofeminine mudanza
- 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.
- In 1658, Rembrandt made his final move to a rented house in a modest middle-class quarter.
- It was most likely left in a box somewhere during one of the many house moves since the late '80s.
- I had it in my last house, and then it vanished amid the chaos of the house move.
- The city council had promised to help us, that they understood our position following the move from Clarence Street.
- The business has also undergone major changes, with a move to new premises and the creation of new jobs.
- I guess the house move is the dominant thing in my mind at the moment.
- 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.
- Between moves, families settled into whatever housing was possible.
- A move to new Scottish premises is also likely to take place before the end of the year.
- The move to bigger premises will enable the company to continue to expand.
- I turned down a move to Chicago about three years ago as I'd recently got myself settled in the new house.
- 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.
- 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.
- The service ranges from sourcing reliable cleaners, gardeners or plumbers to helping with house moves or booking a holiday.
- 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.
- 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.
- I assumed it had gone missing during his various house moves and I just forgot about it.
- The money she earned, about £60 a week, was put to one side to fund her move to a new house.
3.1masculine pasofeminine medidathis 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
- She would initiate moves designed to bring more financial discipline to the municipalities' budgets, she said.
- If the holder of the office is very proactive and indeed imaginative he or she can initiate moves to further the cause of Sligo.
- It called for imaginative moves to free up the property market, including the introduction of relocation grants for people who have reared their families.
- I was already initiating moves to get myself onto a site much closer to home, back in Liverpool.
- These comments are certain to be seen by some as a move towards tax harmonisation in the EU.
- The department is making moves to better manage the land that most Australians write off as useless.
- 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.
- Edinburgh is making moves to lure the department store to the capital.
- If there is any move to block the deal, the opinion of the Competition Authority must be sought.
- We've seen tremendous moves made toward lowering the tension there.
- The ‘early finish’ scheme follows moves to change the school year into six shorter terms with standard holidays across England and Wales.
- West Swindon residents are being invited to give their opinions on how successful moves to tackle anti-social behaviour in the area have been.
- Significant moves are planned to get more tourists into this country by air and sea.
- During these 18 years, we had seen many of the most significant moves to strengthen the position of Gaelic.
- I'm looking for evening classes so that I can make moves towards the career change I've long been considering.
- Employees leaving the factory on Tuesday said that they had heard nothing about moves to close the factory.
- The bank said the cost-cutting move would help refocus and growth the company's retail business.
- 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.
- Moves are afoot in the union to try and end resistance to the reforms.
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?
- The left- and right-hand numbers tell us the number of moves remaining after either player's next turn.
- 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.
- The move chosen in the game gives Black a slight edge without giving up a pawn.
- Ray watched as they moved piece by piece, some moves taking longer to consider than others.
- 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.
- It can often be seen several moves ahead when a player is able to win.
- The large screen displayed the moves the players had made.
- 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.
- He's like a chess player, looking two moves ahead.
- Now using the Internet, games can be held on virtual boards and players can message moves to each other electronically.
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 irnos de Londres
- The family had only moved to the house on Whitworth Road four months ago.
- 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.
- 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.
- David had wanted to move to Spain.
- He was born into a poor London family that moved frequently, allowing him little formal education.
- 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.
- During World War I the family moved to Amsterdam to live with relatives.
- 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.
- The boys' families had recently moved to a new housing development.
- 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.
- But the College also said she could move to the accounts department immediately if she so chose.
- Aides have reportedly confirmed that he was talking about stepping down as Education Secretary and moving to a different department.
- His family had moved from a smaller house a few miles away right before he entered seventh grade.
- The family moved around a lot and she went to 15 different schools.
- Born in Essex to a colonel's family, she moved frequently during her childhood.
- He later moved with his family to Canada, having obtained permanent residence there.
- Smith and his family are moving to live in Spain later this year.
- The Brontë family lived there before moving to the parsonage at Haworth.
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
- Michael moved quickly in her direction.
- Forecasters say that the storm is now moving offshore.
- 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.
- I could hear my brother moving around upstairs and I knew that he was getting ready for work.
- He downed the contents of the cup in front of him, and stood up to move through the back door.
- She turned as she heard the kitchen door slam and Clint moving down the hallway to the den.
- The pounding in his skull was reduced to a dull throbbing, so he stood slowly and moved to the door.
- 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.
- The dark clouds were moving fast, drawing closer and closer to our side of town.
- As he moved through the row of chairs he heard a very loud shot that seemed to be right outside the conference room.
- Philip pushes himself out of his chair, moving to stand directly in front of his brother.
- She stood, and moved to the door, turning the lock with a echoing metallic sound.
- It is not until you move upstairs that the true potential of the building is evident.
- 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.
- 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 enters the room, moves over to him and places a finger on his lips
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 hicimos a un lado
- 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
- He can really move for a big guy.
- The ball was really moving when it reached him.
- They might look blubbery and slow, but they can move when they have to.
- The wind was really moving at this point.
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
- When all pieces have been placed on the board, the players move the pieces around one intersection at a time.
- The objective is simply to be the first to move all the pieces across the board and into the star point opposite.
- Each player moves a pair of pegs up the outside and down the inside of their side of the board.
- Leaning forward to his opponent he moves all pieces from both sides around the board until he has finally checkmated his way to victory.
- If a piece is in limbo, the player must get it back on the board before moving any other piece.
- Once this is filled up players move their pieces creating larger and larger stacks.
- 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.
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
- 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.
- 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.
10formal(to propose)to move for sth — proponer algo
- she moved for an adjournment — propuso un aplazamiento
- 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.
- In the first part of the Committee stage, the Government senior whip moved a closure motion.
- Our union, in 1899, moved a resolution from the Doncaster branch, calling for the Labour Party to be set up.
- The resolution was moved by the United States and supported unanimously by the Security Council.
- The National Party warmly supports the motion moved by the Prime Minister.
- A motion of no confidence was moved, and the government resigned in January 1957.
- Labor, Green and Democrat senators moved a motion on October 16 supporting the strike.
- The 50 per cent increase was moved by Tory group leader Coun Chris Humphries.
- We will be moving some amendments at the Committee stage and will abstain until we see whether those amendments are adopted.
- He will stress that local MPs can move amendments to the legislation if they wish.
- We are moving amendments to clarify employment practices within this organisation.
- When I first moved the legislation, the wife of a former freezing worker came to my office to thank me.
- 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.
- I just want to ask the member who has moved this amendment a brief question.
- The motion is moved in order to complete the Government's programme before the House rises for the summer adjournment.
- That is why the National Party is moving an amendment stating that the title of the bill should reflect what the bill does.
- The big surprise was that when we moved our resolution at the women's TUC there was no major opposition.
- 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.
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)(troops/supplies) transportar(troops/supplies) trasladar
- I moved our car back into the garage, assuming there was a festival or parade the following day.
- It also suggests using sandbags or floorboards to block doorways and moving cars to higher ground.
- They agreed to move their protest further along the street, but argued they had the right to protest in public.
- When he and Kate came out of the restaurant, the car had been moved to a shady spot.
- She adjusts positions, moving her feet up onto the couch, and leans on his shoulder.
- I moved a pillow into position.
- Most of the furniture was moved to the side too.
- Amy moved her finger upward and pointed to two more black dots.
- Town hall bosses are considering moving the market to a new home to fit in with plans for a cultural quarter.
- As a conveyor belt moved plastic trays along, lines of workers were placing chocolates into them by hand.
- He got out of his car to move the cones and was confronted by two masked men, one armed with a knife.
- He said these traffic lights were badly positioned and should be moved to a more suitable place.
- Bottle banks have already been moved to the car park near the bank.
- 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.
- Orchestral sections were moved from one position to another in a search for perfect sound relationships.
- They claim moving the market into the centre of Driffield has helped to breathe new life into the commercial activity of the town.
- At first he thought Craig was playing a joke and had just moved the car around the corner.
- Next autumn, sever the shoot from the parent, leave it a few weeks to settle, then move to its new position.
- 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.
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 events described in the book still have the power to move her 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.
- The music is vital - it really moves the audience.
- The book was hard to get hold of here in Canada but when I finally got a copy, I was deeply moved by it.
- 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.
- Her husband Jack was moved to tears as onlookers watched him unveil the plaque and lay her ashes to rest.
- I am deeply moved by reading this story and my deepest sympathy goes out to the person who wrote it.
- I first read this when I was a teenager living in Trinidad in the early eighties, and I remember it moving me then.
- The memory and the love of your loved one will continue to move you and inspire you for the rest of your life.
- 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.
- When they listened to the national anthem during the ceremony, they were moved to tears.
- It's a movie that moves people very deeply.
- I was deeply moved - but also entertained - by your VE-Day feature in the May issue.
- The film deeply moved the audience and we could gauge that there was total involvement.
- There were particular songs that really moved me because of the lyrics and the music.
- I know that when I hear music, it moves me in a way that I can't easily explain.
- I love stories that move us and that remind us of what it is to be human.
- It's not so much the lyrics or the music specifically that moves me.
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
- It was overflowing love and compassion that moved the Lord Jesus to go to the cross.
- It might be a rose, an animal, or a child that moves me to paint.
- I am not moved to love you, Lord, to gain the heaven you have promised in return.
- This is what draws him to us and moves him to love us.
- What moves men and women to love others is the innate goodness that they know is in each and every one of us.
- His love and his grace will move you to echo the words of John the Baptist.
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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