In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(face/person) (re)llenito(person/face) regordete(rabbit/chicken) gordo
- The officer frowned down at the shorter, rather plump man.
- Doyle turned to see a tall, if slightly plump, woman walking toward them.
- A rather plump girl began to walk towards them, her face aglow.
- A rather plump woman with tiny framed glasses sauntered in through the doorway.
- He was rather plump, and was wearing a ridiculous hat.
- She looked to be about 100 pounds, and was plump and round.
- My cheekbones looked higher, my green eyes looked bigger and brighter and my lips were plump and full.
- And although his body is still skinny, about half the size of plump Sofia, his belly is growing wider and fuller.
- They were all rather plump people and Alina's slender figure did not fit in with them.
- He had a round, plump face with gentle, long but narrowed eyes because his cheeks were so chubby.
- I did have a rather interesting conversation with the driver, a rather plump fellow with a bald head and a beard.
- Another great theme garden is the pizza garden, which sparkles with plump tomatoes, sweet basil, thyme, oregano, bell peppers and red onions.
- Sara smiled as she remembered the sweet, plump, middle-aged lady with her rosy cheeks and graying hair.
- He was rather plump and his stomach wobbled when he laughed.
- The country was dotted with vineyards, each bursting with acres and acres of plump, sweet grapes.
- She was also short and slightly plump, while the twins were fairly tall and Rosita was thin, but built up from training.
- The handmade ravioli were plump with a purée of vegetables, and generously coated with a light tomato sauce and strategically placed blobs of basil pesto.
- Masson spends all his free time on the beach with his sweet, plump little wife.
- Some people are actually attracted to chubby, plump, and otherwise overweight/large men and women.
- The side dishes were palatable: a mound of exotically spiced couscous with plump raisins and a ratatouille of herbs and vegetables simmered in their own juices.
- Birdie turned around and saw Hattie, the slightly plump, middle-aged housekeeper.
- The woman had gray hair, and was slightly plump.
- Alonso's dark hair is peppered with gray, and his plump cheeks are dusted with stubble.
- A bright hue, a rosy blush, pretty skin that's blemish free, and a plump shape - these are generally key for ripe fruits.
- They had admired his silky black hair and his huge violet eyes, pinched his plump cheeks and fussed over him.
- Some of them are plump and juicy and full of savory flavor, but others are hard and dry.
- She had a warm smile and plump cheeks that were a rosy red.
- A plump, rounded moon settled alongside the twinkling lights and gleamed observently from its position in the sky.
- Tenderly, she ran one finger down her baby's plump brown cheek.
- This yard, however, had been transformed into a lush garden full of plump, red, juicy tomatoes.
- Mrs Reynolds was a small and rather plump lady with a kind and caring face.
- Next time, I think I'll add some plump cherry tomatoes, too.
- He is middle-aged, like Benjamin, and slightly plump.
- Her frizzy red hair was pulled back in a pony tail and the freckles that sprinkled her plump cheeks made her seem kindhearted in a girlish sort of way.
- She was rarely photographed, but we know she was of medium height, slightly plump, with a fair complexion and crystal-clear blue eyes.
- The liver was plump and full of flavor, and it melted beautifully on my tongue.
- She had grown a little and thinned out some although she was still slightly plump.
- It came with a wonderful rice pilaf, dotted with raisins, plump cranberries, nuts, seeds and thinly sliced almonds.
- It was a female, as evidenced by its plump, rounded abdomen and thin antennae.
- Topped with shredded carrots and a very sweet dressing, it also featured plump raisins sprinkled throughout, a very nice touch.
1(poniendo en remojo) hacer hinchar
1(put, set down)plantificar informal
- ‘Let's sit here,’ she brayed and plumped herself in front of me.
- She finally plumped down on her bed, sulking.
- She plumped down into the red velvet chair and poured the tea.
- Once she got there, she plumped herself on her bed.
- She plumped herself on the couch, looking and sounding exhausted.
- Ten minutes into the production, four young lads tear around the performance space, plump themselves down to quietly watch the show for half an hour, and then tear off again - just as Decky and his friends do within the play.
- She plumped down on the cushion and started looking through a magazine.
- The pews were already full, and women had plumped down in the aisles, their children scattered around them.
- The waiter, almost literally staggering under the weight, plumped a huge oval plateful of sizzling ribs in front of Lili.
- She strolled into her hotel room and plumped down on the bed.
- She glared back at him and then picked up her bag and moved one seat down, plumping her bag on the seat between them.
- At any rate, he ran back two or three yards and plumped down behind a rock.
- I plumped my mother under a tree and walked around to take in some action.
- He turned over and wrinkled his nose as plumping his head back down on the pillow sent another waft of unfamiliar smell up it.
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