In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
transitive verbpatting, patted
1(dog/horse) darle palmaditas ahe patted her on the shoulder — le dio unas palmaditas en el hombro
- pat the earth firm around the plant — apisone bien la tierra alrededor de la planta con las manos
- to pat a ball — botar la pelota
- she patted down her hair — se atusó el pelo
- He patted each pocket a second time and shrugged his shoulders and looked down at his hands.
- Buck turned to his horse and patted Gypsy gently.
- Tessa rolls her eyes, and actually has the nerve to pat me consolingly on the shoulder.
- They began patting themselves dry and Lydie wrung out her hair with the towel.
- I sigh in relief, and quickly pat myself down before putting the air vent back on and walking back out.
- ‘I know the feeling’ I replied, patting him gently on the back.
- I got up off the mountainside and patted myself down quickly trying to stay stable.
- ‘Breathe, girl, breathe,’ Drew said, patting Kelly gently on the back.
- I quickly patted down my pockets and, finding nothing, I frantically checked the pavement around me.
- Looking up at the cave mouth before him, Mega gently patted Rush on the head, as the robot dog moved to stand beside him.
- If the baby stops breathing, a nurse will stimulate the baby to start breathing by patting him or touching the soles of his feet.
- ‘And I understand why they said that completely,’ Amy said, patting him gently on the shoulder.
- Jerry, after taking a look at his brother, patted Jasmine consolingly on the hand.
- I did so and she pulled an embroidered towel off a metal rack and patted me dry.
- He patted me quickly on the back then scuttled off down the far end of the cat walk.
- She gasped, patting all of her pockets and then her collarbone, searching but not finding.
- ‘Good girl,’ said Ray, winking, patting her none too gently on the head.
- She climbed onto the rock and patted herself dry with one of the blankets.
- Michael glanced at Liz and set her down, patting her gently.
- ‘It's okay, I always thought Winnie was cute’ Ben said gently patting her on the head.
1(tap) palmadita feminine(tap) golpecito masculine(touch) toque masculine
- She removed her hand only to give him a light pat on the head.
- Scotty gives Johnny a friendly pat on the arm before leaving the room.
- He gave her a quick kiss and a quick pat on my shoulder before he left, leaving Crystal and I staring across the table at each other.
- Sylvian smiled, ran over to his friend, gave her a hug, and a light pat on the back.
- It was a light pat, but it made me open my eyes and look up at him.
- He gave the side of the van two quick pats before he moved away.
- A quick pat of the pockets and a bit of fumbling produced the card.
- I saw my pets were paying the price of my hectic schedule by receiving quick pats on their heads, rushed walks, and broken promises of evening playtimes.
- Setting down the bandages, she gave the injured beast a quick pat.
- She gave him a quick pat on the shoulder, another surprise; he wasn't a very touchy-feely person.
- Carefully standing up, I limped slowly over to Alpete, who snorted and stretched out his delicate velvet nose for a light pat.
- Kathryn growled under her breath and gave him a light pat on the neck.
- Tori gave my shoulder a light pat, ‘And you've helped me in more ways that anyone else could.’
- She gave him a quick hug and a pat on the shoulder.
- Receiving a quick pat on the back by Chris, David continued to walk toward the metal bleachers.
- The old woman gave her a smile and a quick pat on the back.
- She regretted not giving quick pats to her favorite horses, whose stalls were on her left and right.
- With a quick pat of my ankle I verify that my back-up is still tucked into the slender ankle holster and then pull the door release and step into the quiet parking lot.
- Desa gave him a friendly pat on the arm, then rejoined her ‘friend’ in the back of the group.
- He brought Pegasus to a halt, and alighted him, tying the reins to a nearby post, and giving the white horse a quick pat.
(of butter)porción feminine
- Just slather a generous pat of butter onto one of these spicy muffins while it's still warm, and call it dessert.
- A pat of butter was melted in the pan, sufficient in quantity to thoroughly lubricate the whole of its surface, and leave a coating of moisture about an eighth of an inch deep over all.
- It looked like a pat of butter caught in the midst of an ocean, with puffy marshmallows snuggling up.
- I was just putting a pat of butter in the bottom of a pan for the scrambled eggs, when Alex wanders through to see me.
- When the cider is reduced, add a pat of butter and let that melt, then add the apples.
- Go out to the sidewalk at noon, spread out the foil, drop a pat of butter on the eggs, position the bacon, then begin fooling around with the spatula.
- Brunch was often distinguished by an extra pat of butter and a piece of fruit, he said.
- Put a pat of butter on each slice of bread (one slice per person).
- Intrigued, we ordered a round and, as advertised, it tasted like someone had dropped a pat of Land O'Lakes into weak Earl Grey.
- Put in the refrigerator and anytime you need a pat of butter just cut it off the ‘log’.
- Two slices of toast, a pat of butter and a blob of marmalade were on a side plate accompanied by a glass of ice water.
- After rinsing, skip the lotion but put on a pat of baby powder or cornstarch.
- Fry the golden chanterelles in a pat of butter until some of the moisture is evaporated.
- Despite the gulf of property and manner, country and language, they may have turned to each other for a pat of butter or a bunch of spring flowers.
- At each meal, your protein should be the size of a deck of cards, your starchy carbs as big as a small orange and your fats no more than a teaspoon of olive oil or a pat of butter.
- The woman mumbles thanks, and Jin comes over to me, and hands me a plate of cool nut bread, and a small pat of butter, with a knife to spread it.
- We were bought a complimentary plate of various breads to share, with a pat of butter and a little bowl of the most beautiful looking, vibrant orange marmalade.
- They also brought a pat of butter and the ‘bread basket’, which was in fact toasted logs of thin baguette, bunched up together in a wide glass.
- The peas are covered in salted water, cooked until tender, seasoned with a pat of butter and served.
- Some expertly cooked carrots and green beans (that was me again) tasted even better with the little pat of butter included in the deal.
1(answer) fácilhe always has some pat excuse — siempre tiene una excusa preparada
- I just hug him and try not to give him the pat answer of this is life and everyone dies.
- I'm not sure that I can give a pat answer to that, or that any of us should give a pat answer as a description for any component of our lives.
- I believe that there are some moral situations that do not have a straightforward answer and I don't have a pat answer for this or any other moral issue.
- She doesn't come up with pat answers: Her character is as confused as the rest of who contain multitudes.
- I thought his little set, pat answers generally didn't work as well tonight.
- That's the normal life of folks at Catholic Answers, not the endless dispensation of pat answers.
- You may have a pat answer to this one, because it's asked all the time: Why are the Rules of Golf so complicated?
- It was clear that by that time they had gotten a few calls on the matter, and had a pat answer.
- All you have are pat answers and glib retorts that turn out, on ten seconds' worth of thought, to be mindless platitudes.
- Over the years, I've come up with a pat answer for when this happens.
- When they send back the usual pat answers, tell them it's still not good enough, and ask again for their plans to release the children by any date.
- The reason this makes me want to wash my hands of humanity forever, even though I'm sure the person that says it means no harm by spouting this kind of pat answer.
- There are some very pat answers available on the FDA's website.
- It's also possible that, if a man does a lot of dating, he might have a pat answer that he gives out casually, but have all kinds of issues that might surface later.
- Hers is a book for mature people who do not expect pat answers, who are willing to be disturbed by arguments instead of having their prejudices satisfied.
- And so he would probably give his pat answer which is, you know pour me something tall and strong.
- We don't give stock answers or pat replies to their questions and many players actually know our support staff by name!
- The pat answer is that, recognising that they are both Swedish, he thought they might like to mutter sweet nothings to each other in their mother tongue.
- There are no glib, pat answers that will provide comfort to people of faith in the face of such an overwhelming, needless tragedy, says Christian.
- First, those who have either been conditioned out of thinking about such questions or else have glibly assimilated pat religious answers lead impoverished lives.
1(by heart)the answer came pat — respondió inmediatamente / automáticamente
1Pat.pat pending — Pat. solicitada / en trámite
- pat no 57143 — nº de Pat. 57143
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