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
- on the move
- she's always on the move — siempre está de un lado para otro
- these animals are always on the move — estos animales siempre se están desplazando
- the train was on the move again — el tren se puso otra vez en marcha / movimiento
- to get a move on — darse prisa
- get a move on! — ¡muévete!
- One of his first moves toward the horse, if permitted, is to get close to the horse and rub his body.
- For 24 hours, you're not supposed to make any sudden moves.
- Walking down to the main drag, I fell into a full slow saunter, savouring the warmth and the sudden move into the light.
- Eventually the object made a sudden move, jerked across the highway and came to a stop.
- 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.
- I back out slowly, making no sudden moves.
- 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.
- They try hard not to make any sudden moves as they draw their weapons out.
- Don't make any sudden moves and do not scream and I will not hurt you.
- And when you put the box over your head, don't make any sudden moves.
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.
- 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.
- The move to bigger premises will enable the company to continue to expand.
- A move to new Scottish premises is also likely to take place before the end of the year.
- 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.
- 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.
- Despite many house moves, she had always made sure her large consignment of motley cardboard boxes went too.
- 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.
- 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 guess the house move is the dominant thing in my mind at the moment.
- The service ranges from sourcing reliable cleaners, gardeners or plumbers to helping with house moves or booking a holiday.
- 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.
- It was most likely left in a box somewhere during one of the many house moves since the late '80s.
- I assumed it had gone missing during his various house moves and I just forgot about it.
- Between moves, families settled into whatever housing was possible.
- The money she earned, about £60 a week, was put to one side to fund her move to a new house.
- 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.
- I turned down a move to Chicago about three years ago as I'd recently got myself settled in the 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
- to make the first move — dar el primer paso
- don't make a move without telling me first — no hagas nada / no des ningún paso sin decírmelo antes
- Significant moves are planned to get more tourists into this country by air and sea.
- The department is making moves to better manage the land that most Australians write off as useless.
- It called for imaginative moves to free up the property market, including the introduction of relocation grants for people who have reared their families.
- These comments are certain to be seen by some as a move towards tax harmonisation in the EU.
- Moves are afoot in the union to try and end resistance to the reforms.
- The ‘early finish’ scheme follows moves to change the school year into six shorter terms with standard holidays across England and Wales.
- We've seen tremendous moves made toward lowering the tension there.
- The bank said the cost-cutting move would help refocus and growth the company's retail business.
- During these 18 years, we had seen many of the most significant moves to strengthen the position of Gaelic.
- He wanted a general manager who would not make moves or express an opinion without consulting him.
- 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'm looking for evening classes so that I can make moves towards the career change I've long been considering.
- 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.
- If there is any move to block the deal, the opinion of the Competition Authority must be sought.
- I was already initiating moves to get myself onto a site much closer to home, back in Liverpool.
- Edinburgh is making moves to lure the department store to the capital.
- The company said some of the cost-cutting moves involved layoffs.
- She would initiate moves designed to bring more financial discipline to the municipalities' budgets, she said.
- West Swindon residents are being invited to give their opinions on how successful moves to tackle anti-social behaviour in the area have been.
- Employees leaving the factory on Tuesday said that they had heard nothing about moves to close the factory.
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?
- Now using the Internet, games can be held on virtual boards and players can message moves to each other electronically.
- Ray watched as they moved piece by piece, some moves taking longer to consider than others.
- He's like a chess player, looking two moves ahead.
- The move chosen in the game gives Black a slight edge without giving up a pawn.
- I remember reading once that amateur chess players think as many moves ahead as grandmasters.
- The large screen displayed the moves the players had made.
- In orthodox Chess, if a player has no legal move and his king is not in check, the game is a draw.
- The left- and right-hand numbers tell us the number of moves remaining after either player's next turn.
- It can often be seen several moves ahead when a player is able to win.
- 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.
- 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.
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
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
3(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
4(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
- get moving! — ¡muévete!
- 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
5(to advance, to develop)she was the one who got things moving — ella fue quien lo puso todo en marcha
- things seem to be moving — parece que las cosas marchan
- events moved rapidly — los acontecimientos se desarrollaron rápidamente
- you have to move with the times, granny — hay que mantenerse al día, abuelita
- 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
6(to carry oneself)moverseshe moves beautifully — se mueve con mucha gracia / con mucho garbo
7informal(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
8(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
10(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
11formal(to propose)to move for sth — proponer algo
- she moved for an adjournment — propuso un aplazamiento
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(to transport)(supplies/troops) transportar(troops/supplies) trasladar
3(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
4(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 — cambiarse de casa
- she's moved jobs — ha cambiado de trabajo
5(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
6(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
7(in debating)proponerI move that a vote be taken — propongo que se someta a votación
10formalMedicineto move one's bowels — hacer de vientre
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