In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1picotearpicarthe bird pecked my hand or pecked me on the hand — el pájaro me picoteó / me picó / me dio un picotazo en la mano
- A bird pecking for food a few steps ahead of me sensed my approach and flew off the ground and disappeared into the woods.
- The bird waited below, pecking furiously at its own neck.
- Birds sang more clearly now, and woodpeckers pecked with more zest than they had heard the night before.
- Mrs Wheeler said she thought the noise made by the burglars was the bad weather or birds pecking on the roof.
- The hens also have helped control scorpions - they peck off the stinger and then work on the rest.
- Outside Pittsburgh he'd found her flowered hat floating in a pond, half pecked apart by birds.
- People stuck outside were getting pecked by thousands of birds at a time.
- The chickens are pecking, the cows are mooing, and the pigs are, well, eating slop.
- It started at age five when I got pecked on the head by an emu.
- I got quite used to tiny black Tussock birds pecking matter-of-factly at my shoes.
- Its strong, sharp beak pecked sharply at Wayne's exposed forearm.
- The woodpecker was pecking away at some stupid tree.
- Almost all of his grass has been pecked up by birds in search of a tasty meal.
- Farmers trim from a third to a half of the beaks off chickens, turkeys, and ducks to cut losses from poultry pecking each other.
- The rooster and hens came squawking and pecking around his feet.
- Subdued chickens peck around the dirt for any trace of discarded food.
- At first it was thought Pebbles had been pecked by a bird or had been fighting with another cat.
- The cassowary pecks the ground, gobbling fat worms with quick chops of its beak.
- A small, red chicken was pecking around in the grass, near the fence.
- Chickens were pecking in a small yard and pigs were rolling in a mud swamp.
1picarpicotearto peck at sth — (nibble) picar algo
- eat properly, don't peck! — ¡come bien, no picotees!
- she had barely pecked at her food — apenas había tocado la comida
- I was determined not to spend the rest of my life as ‘Fatty the gargantuan’ and so I just pecked at my food, ignoring my rebellious stomach, which was screaming for food like an overweight baby.
- These dishes were small and neatly packaged, and before long, I found myself pecking at my food in an appraising, sensitive way, and nibbling in tiny little bites.
- She made a pretence of pecking at her food, then excused herself and retreated to her rooms.
1(of bird)picotazo masculine
- Ace, not liking his perch to have been taken, came down and gave a sharp peck on Jerome's hand.
- Arrow flipped under her and gave her a quick peck underneath her beak.
- Patience finally paid off as one hopped slowly, slowly towards me and I felt the peck of a tiny beak in my hand.
- Ratios of pecks per pace were calculated to estimate foraging rate at the time and place of observation.
- Nestlings use this beak hook in lunging pecks and bites to the backs and heads of their siblings that result in scratches, bruises, and skin lesions.
- Peck rates were recorded by counting the number of pecks during a period of continuous head-down posture, which was timed with a stopwatch.
- Such injuries may be caused by bird pecks, insect damage, mechanical abrasion, or by tightly compressed berries which burst when the vine takes up water after rainfall.
- The mother bird started to peck at me, but I dodged all the pecks and hit her beak with my mace.
2(kiss)beso masculineshe gave me a peck on the cheek — me dio un beso / me besó en la mejilla
- I gave him a peck on the lips and went back downstairs.
- Devon gave me a quick peck on the lips and stroked my hair.
- He embraced her, as she gave him a peck on the lips.
- She didn't know if she was expecting a hug, a peck on the cheek or a kiss.
- She greeted Alex with a quick peck on both cheeks, then immediately turned her gaze to Evan.
- It wasn't even a kiss to her, maybe just a peck on the cheek, but that was all.
- She stepped towards him and gave him a quick peck on the lips.
- He was changing a light bulb and she gave him a peck on the cheek, and he was in shock.
- James dropped a quick peck onto his mother's cheek and slid onto a bar stool where bacon and eggs awaited him.
- Lola dotes on him hand and foot, trying to rekindle his emotions, but earns only a perfunctory peck on the cheek at best.
- Without even a peck, Julio turns away down the thick stone steps and runs.
- I didn't want a peck on the cheek to be my goodnight kiss.
- He says ‘Goodbye, dear’ and gives her a peck on the cheek at their door.
- She wanted to kiss him, even a gentle peck on the cheek, but she didn't think that it would be appropriate.
- Cordially, he gave Megan a peck on the cheek and Kayla a quick kiss across the lips.
- What had started out as an innocent peck suddenly turned into something more.
- Not just a peck on the cheek, a really passionate kiss.
- Jason shared an intimate embrace and a self-conscious peck with Antoine.
- He gave her a light peck on the cheek and then returned to his own room.
- We said goodbye and he gave me a peck on the cheek.
1(measure)picotín masculinea peck of trouble — un buen lío
- If you don't know your bushel from your peck take a look.
- America is now the last major power to retain feet and gallons and bushels and pecks.
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