In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1espiarvichar River Plate informalmirar (a hurtadillas)echar un vistazovichar River Plate informaldon't peep! — no mires
- she went to the window and peeped out — se acercó a la ventana y se asomó a mirar
- to peep at sb/sth
- they were peeping at me through the curtains — me vichaban a través de las cortinas
- She peeped through the curtains at the two sleeping boys and ended up staring at them for a couple of minutes.
- Despite his obvious contempt for anything celestial, I continued to peep discreetly into the astrology columns of newspapers and magazines.
- I too peeped through out of curiosity and found a young house wife crying in front of a policeman.
- William peeped through the curtained window into the dimly lit smoked filled room.
- I peeped through the slits at the top of the door.
- Teenage girls were spotted around the village peeping through windows of some of the biggest homes, desperately hoping for a glance of Gareth.
- Scarlet ran over to inspect as did Griffith and they peeped through to see Lane on the phone with someone.
- He walked slowly toward the door, peeped through an enlarged crack in the hinge side, and stepped back, startled.
- He walked across to the next room, delicately opened the door and peeped through.
- Arin peeped through his fingers and then stood up with his jaw almost scraping his knees.
- There was a knock at the door so I got up and trudged to the door bitterly and peeped through the small windows.
- I slipped into the house and into my room so as not to spoil their party, though I couldn't resist peeping through the blinds.
- ‘Don't worry, we'll think of something’ George said vaguely as he peeped through the curtains.
- I licked my lips and peeped through the hole, I couldn't help but giggle.
- I drew back, and with Zev crouching behind me, peeped through the hole I had made.
- We peeped through the window of an old-fashioned apothecary.
- She locked the bullet into the barrel, peeped through the scope, aimed, and instantaneously pulled the trigger, expelling the bullet into the air.
- A head peeped through the small gap and greeted Julia with a booming voice.
- Trembling, she peeped through her laced fingers at her stereo.
- She peeped through the holes in the rock at the hundreds of wolves sitting and slouching or lying against the trees, looking at the rocks.
2(show, stick out)(edge/tip/corner) asomarher petticoat was just peeping from under her dress — (se) le asomaba la combinación por debajo del vestido
- my toes were peeping out — (se) me asomaban los dedos
- The sun peeped out from the clouds and sparkled on the water.
- Grey pearl cuff links peeped out from beneath his jacket sleeves.
- I regarded my toes as they peeped out of the water while I floated on my back.
- We first noticed a beak peeping out from behind one of the beams and before we knew it the bird had tried to fly from the nest.
- Anyway, on this occasion a different leaflet was peeping out of the box.
- She saw the feeble rays of the sun barely peeping out into the sky.
- Spring in Connecticut brings rain and daffodils and tulips begin to peep out from piles of dirty snow.
- His eyes traced over me, taking in my disheveled hair and my toes, which were peeping out from underneath my dress.
- Caroline could see that her toes peeped out from under the hem of her everyday gown.
- And if at all the sun occasionally peeps out of the clouds, there will be large screens to provide shade to the plants.
1(quick or furtive look)vistazo masculinepeep at sth/sb
- can I have a peep? — ¿puedo ver?
- she had a quick peep at the answer — le echó un vistazo a la respuesta
- A glimpse of the rural lifestyle and a peep into the culture of various ethnic groups.
- At midnight, street people drift to a Chinese temple seeking a peep into the future.
- It offers a peep at the richness of the traditional gold jewellery of the State, which is also noted for its purity, creativity and craftsmanship.
- A quick peep at my watch told me that the time was 6.30 a.m. and across in the other bed, just visible through the mosquito nets, J.R. was still sleeping soundly.
- She actually couldn't pass the door without a quick peep inside.
- The bigger kids said it was haunted so it was obviously too much of a temptation for any 10 year old not to take a quick peep through the window.
- New chaps would have a quick peep over the top, just for a moment - but only if they didn't know anything.
- A look at these beautiful products gives one an impressive peep into the artistic abilities of the strife-torn region.
- As he ripped at his shirt, he risked one quick peep through the car windows.
1(sound)the peep, peep of the canary — el pío, pío del canario
- the peep of a car horn — el pitido de un claxon
- we haven't heard a peep out of the baby all night — el niño no ha rechistado en toda la noche
- one more peep out of you and there'll be trouble! — ¡como vuelvas a abrir la boca, ya vas a ver!
- we didn't hear another peep from her all evening — no volvió a decir ni pío / ni mu en toda la noche
- any news from your brother? — not a peep — ¿sabes algo de tu hermano? — ¡ni pío!
- We didn't hear another peep from them all week.
- Especially since we never hear a peep of complaint about the millions of dollars of research funded by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada.
- This was accepted with hardly a peep of protest from both the British and the American public.
- The little girl was happily babbling and taking in her new surroundings with awe and she hadn't made a single fussy peep.
- On the one hand, we are led to believe that the girl is utterly self-reliant and unafraid; on the other, she slips into prostitution without a peep of protest.
- And, I don't want to hear one peep from you about it either.
- Look I can't promise not to say another peep about that boy you were with.
- When Hilmer hobbled the paper's budget, not a peep of protest from you.
- It was amazing, because there was not one peep from our closest geographical member of Parliament from the National Party.
- But he offered not a peep of protest or criticism.
- But they are doing this without a peep of protest from the fired-up grassroots activists who have taken over the Kansas Republican Party.
- Vast swathes of ideological ground have been abandoned without a peep of protest from the grassroots nor a hint of rebellion or division.
- I tried ignoring the painful feeling and concentrated on not making a peep of sound.
- I really just didn't want to hear another peep coming out of her mouth.
- The press politely looked the other way, never uttering a peep.
- But even more than this: not one peep of what I have told you about the sinister intentions of the church state would ever have been made public.
1(make high-pitched sound)(bird) piar(whistle/horn) sonarhe peeped at them as he drove by — les tocó la bocina / les pitó al pasar
- The builder's lorry pulled up outside and peeped to attract my attention.
- All the same, I can't help thinking that if only I could force myself to peep, burble and mangle my words like a child, I'd soon be able to communicate with the peoples of the world, or at least their kids.
- It was hard work but I had a lot of public support with drivers peeping and the support from the firefighters has been fantastic.
- Outside their window, an insect's timid squeak peeped sporadically into the night, like a half-rusty hinge.
- When you leap up every time he or she peeps, you're disturbing his or her sleep, the sleep folks say.
1I peeped the horn — toqué la bocina / el claxon
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