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(deaden)(sound) amortiguarhe muffled his voice — habló tapándose / cubriéndose la boca con un pañuelo (or con la mano etc.)
- His voice echoed throughout the library, faint and muffled.
- Also, I hope you like your music mushy and muffled, because that's just what you'll get with the soundtrack here.
- Shapes moved outside and I heard voices, muffled through the wall.
- Zoe's screams of fear and rage became muffled as he began to engulf her, and she realized how powerless she was in her current state.
- A small, muffled whisper - like a careless sigh of contentment - drifted from the other side of the room, by the window.
- Nick chuckles, and Jonnie guesses from the next muffled, unintelligible words that the pair are now kissing.
- Dialogue is often thick and muffled, although it is easy enough to understand, or would be if I actually spoke Italian.
- My vision faded until I could see no more, then I heard words; however, those were even too muffled to hear.
- The Canadian accents were presented with clarity, but occasionally muffled.
- Cole realized the plan at the same time Jeremy did, and she started to struggle furiously, muffled screams coming from her mouth.
- Dialogue seemed a bit muffled in some sequences, but nothing terrible.
- Better relations should not mean muffling Britain's views on human rights and the rule of law.
- While the score and effects such as gunshots were all done well, dialogue remained muffled on every single disc.
- The rest of the conversation was too low and muffled for her to hear, and when it seemed to be over there was silence until the door swung open and a deep voice called out her name.
- A bright flash of light broke out and surrounded Ryuma, his screams slightly muffled by the thickness of his own energy.
- Fear becomes for her parents the permanent and muffled undertone of their life.
- Occasionally they would hear one of their loud, hooting cries echoing across the plain, muffled and distorted through the mist.
- It is mostly clear, occasionally muffled, and lacking in dynamic range.
- Apart from elaborating the ongoing judicial usurpation on these issues, the conservative voice seems to have become muffled.
- The faces and voices around him are blurred and muffled.
1.2(hooves/oars) enfundar(hooves/oars) envolver(drum) enfundar
- The rain's playing muffled kettledrums on our roof, shimmering like sheets of cellophane outside.
- At once, his body pressed me so hard into the seat that I couldn't move, his hands pinned my own down, and his lips covered mine, muffling me.
- That they were on muffled phone lines didn't help as Dunphy only twice became animated during his two-hour stint and that was when he had guests in the studio.
- She mouths to me, muffling the handset with her hand.
2her face was muffled in a scarf — una bufanda casi le tapaba / le cubría la cara
- mother muffled us in warm clothes — mamá nos abrigó bien
- They emerged from the darkness so muffled against the cold it was hard to tell if they were children or old, bent women.
- Partridge, however, does not recognize them, muffled up as they are at this time of night.
- And so they came in Christmas, muffled up in furs and with mountains of luggage, and were pleasantly surprised.
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