In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(puckered, drawn)she had a pinched look — tenía mala cara
- faces pinched with grief/bitterness — caras transidas de dolor/amargura
- Prosser appears the stereotypical Welshman - pinched face, thin-rimmed spectacles and no sign of extravagance.
- She makes you feel as if you are witnessing the reactions to a disturbing scene, because anxiety is what you read in the whites of eyes, pinched cheeks, stringy hair.
- In the dim light of the tent his bony features reflected Leah's sallow grimace, Ksandra's pinched cheeks.
- There were bags under her eyes, and her face was pale and pinched looking.
- Standing and gathering her cloak tightly around her shoulders she turned away from Madam Corbeau's pinched expression and down the lane.
- She looked to the side, and two faces hovered over her, both pinched and worried.
- The children looked pinched and hollow-eyed for want of food.
- The queen was a thin woman, with pointy elbows, a pinched face, and wispy white hair on which the crown marking her rank sat.
- Augusta is a tall, thin girl with a pinched face with an unpleasant expression.
- The vendor was a young woman with a pinched face.
- Nathan was tall, with a pale, pinched face, and David was shorter and almost stocky, with a tan and brownish hair.
- On the tube between High Street Kensington and Earl's Court in the hottest part of this afternoon, there was a woman with a pinched face and knuckles wrapped whitely around a small backpack.
- The six cameras dotted around the court picked up her pinched and weary face as the Lord Advocate began questioning her.
- I crouched down over Holly, and drew back the curtain of golden hair to reveal a white, pinched face.
- Danovin strode in with a pinched expression, and sighed as he leaned against the door, shooting into a sharp and speedy litany that made Visbec chuckle.
- Randomly, one or the other gets a pinched expression.
- She wore purple contacts and had thin eyebrows to go along with her pinched cheeks and small chin.
- He was thin and gaunt, with an odious pinched white face and fierce big black bushy eyebrows.
- Her usually rosy cheeks were now pinched and deathly pale.
- Recognition played across his pinched face.
2to be pinched for(having insufficient)estar apretado deandar escaso dewe're pinched for money/time — estamos apretados / andamos escasos de dinero/tiempo
- Its atmosphere is nonetheless bleak, evoking cold gray skies and a pinched existence in a slum area of town, with the ever-present fear of discrimination.
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