In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(horse/dog) 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 — darle botes a la pelota
- she patted down her hair — se atusó el pelo
- to pat sb on the back — (congratulate) felicitar a algn
- I patted myself on the back for remembering — me congratulé de haberlo recordado
- I did so and she pulled an embroidered towel off a metal rack and patted me dry.
- Tessa rolls her eyes, and actually has the nerve to pat me consolingly on the shoulder.
- I got up off the mountainside and patted myself down quickly trying to stay stable.
- Jerry, after taking a look at his brother, patted Jasmine consolingly on the hand.
- Looking up at the cave mouth before him, Mega gently patted Rush on the head, as the robot dog moved to stand beside him.
- They began patting themselves dry and Lydie wrung out her hair with the towel.
- She climbed onto the rock and patted herself dry with one of the blankets.
- ‘I know the feeling’ I replied, patting him gently on the back.
- He patted me quickly on the back then scuttled off down the far end of the cat walk.
- He patted each pocket a second time and shrugged his shoulders and looked down at his hands.
- Michael glanced at Liz and set her down, patting her gently.
- I quickly patted down my pockets and, finding nothing, I frantically checked the pavement around me.
- ‘And I understand why they said that completely,’ Amy said, patting him gently on the shoulder.
- Buck turned to his horse and patted Gypsy gently.
- 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.
- ‘Breathe, girl, breathe,’ Drew said, patting Kelly gently on the back.
- I sigh in relief, and quickly pat myself down before putting the air vent back on and walking back out.
- If the baby stops breathing, a nurse will stimulate the baby to start breathing by patting him or touching the soles of his feet.
- ‘It's okay, I always thought Winnie was cute’ Ben said gently patting her on the head.
1feminine palmaditamasculine golpecitomasculine toqueto give sb a pat on the back — felicitar a algn
- you deserve a pat on the back for that — mereces que te feliciten por eso
(of butter)porción feminine
1(answer) fácilhe always has some pat excuse — siempre tiene una excusa preparada
- Over the years, I've come up with a pat answer for when this happens.
- 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.
- 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.
- There are some very pat answers available on the FDA's website.
- That's the normal life of folks at Catholic Answers, not the endless dispensation of pat answers.
- 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.
- 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.
- You may have a pat answer to this one, because it's asked all the time: Why are the Rules of Golf so complicated?
- 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.
- 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.
- I thought his little set, pat answers generally didn't work as well tonight.
- We don't give stock answers or pat replies to their questions and many players actually know our support staff by name!
- She doesn't come up with pat answers: Her character is as confused as the rest of who contain multitudes.
- I just hug him and try not to give him the pat answer of this is life and everyone dies.
- It was clear that by that time they had gotten a few calls on the matter, and had a pat answer.
- 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.
- First, those who have either been conditioned out of thinking about such questions or else have glibly assimilated pat religious answers lead impoverished lives.
- 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.
- And so he would probably give his pat answer which is, you know pour me something tall and strong.
- All you have are pat answers and glib retorts that turn out, on ten seconds' worth of thought, to be mindless platitudes.
1(by heart)to have / know sth down / off pat — saberse algo al dedillo / de memoria
- to get / learn sth down / off pat — aprender algo de memoria
- the answer came pat — respondió inmediatamente / automáticamente
2USto stand pat — no querer cambiar ninguna carta
1Pat.pat pending — Pat. solicitada / en trámite
- pat no 57143 — no de Pat. 57143
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