In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(measure)feminine librayou've lost a few pounds — has adelgazado unos kilitos
- Subject height was 5 feet and 3 inches and subject weight was 47 pounds and 4 ounces.
- At a weight of two hundred pounds, he is still nowhere near his goal, but he has already made a vast improvement.
- The airplane was covered with a thick layer of ice that had deformed the normally efficient airfoil and added several hundred pounds of extra weight.
- Also, no single piece of luggage should exceed 70 pounds or 32 kilos in weight.
- In cooking, ingredients are expressed in teaspoons, tablespoons, ounces, pounds, and cups.
- A Gecko can support the equivalent of 90 pounds while hanging upside down.
- Each reel of film weighs about 350 pounds and is moved around with a special forklift.
- The squid weighs about 550 pounds and was found in two pieces on Seven Mile Beach.
- It is approved for rates of 1-3 ounces per hundred pounds of seed.
- Most cohort members reported their offspring's birth weights in pounds and ounces.
- A short ton is the standard U.S. ton of 2,000 pounds and measures weight.
- Through weight training and cardio, I lost another 19 pounds and gained a ton of muscle.
- Medication errors in children can occur when a decimal point is misplaced in a dose, or an incorrect weight conversion from pounds to kilograms is made.
- Distances still refer to yards or miles, weights are in pounds and ounces, and temperature readings are in Fahrenheit.
- The average weight of workers when they left the factory was 76 pounds.
- It could be anything, from tiny fractions of a gram to hundreds of pounds of high explosives.
- More than 200 pounds of chilled, wet bamboo were in supply to cater to any hunger pangs.
- Thus, using this value is a bit like rounding off your own weight to the nearest hundred pounds.
- Also, please keep in mind that no matter where you are, a kilogram equals 2.2 pounds.
- Birth weight was recorded in pounds and ounces and converted into kilograms.
2(currency)libra feminineEgyptian/Israeli pound — libra egipcia/israelí
- before noun a pound coin — una moneda de (una) libra
- a ten-pound note — un billete de diez libras
1(spices/corn) machacar(garlic/chili) majar(chili/garlic) machacar(dough) trabajarpound the millet down to a fine powder — macháquese el mijo hasta reducirlo a un polvo fino
- For example, I was trying to mash up some potatoes, and I guess I was pounding the potatoes too hard.
- They may have been part of a pre-Christian religious ritual or they may have been communal property in which corn or oats was pounded or ground.
- Slowly add olive oil to loosen the paste as you pound it then add the rest of the cheese.
- Using a mortar and pestle, pound the garlic and chili pepper with olive oil to form a rough paste.
- These vegetables are often pounded into a thick, sticky dough or paste.
- Currently at the moment they're making cardamom, and you can hear they're pounding, so they clean it and then they pound it and then they grind it on stone, and we sell the spices with our logo on it.
- In Africa, fufu is made by boiling plantain, cassava, or rice, and then pounding it with a large wooden mortar and pestle.
- Traditionally, a mortar pestle is used to pound the coffee, but he tells me that with the passage of time, quite a few things have changed.
- Using your pestle and mortar, you want to pound the garlic with a little pinch of salt along with the basil leaves.
- As the ingredients are pounded they release their fragrance; the balance of the paste can be perceived in this aroma, and is adjusted while being made.
- In a mortar, pound the salt, garlic and anchovies to a paste.
- Whiz them to a powder using a spice or coffee grinder, or pound them in a pestle and mortar.
- After pounding them in a mortar, one obtains a red powder, ndimba.
- Using a mortar and pestle, pound the white peppercorns, cilantro roots and garlic cloves into a thick paste, adding each ingredient one at a time.
- Writing, which ought to nurture and give shape to thought, is instead being used to pound it into a powder and then reconstitute it into gruel.
- She pounded the roots feverishly with mortar and pestle, mixing in a little water, and a little lamb's blood one of the women had brought to her from the courtyard.
2(table/door) aporrear(table/door) golpearhe pounded the pavement looking for work — pateó las calles en busca de trabajo informal
- the waves pounded the wall — las olas batían contra el muro
- A boat from the killer fleet had struck the reef out past the skerries and was being pounded to pieces by the pelting waves.
- That was a mistake and that gave his opponent the chance to pound at his back.
- The spectacular shorelines were pounded by huge waves, hammering away at the enormous rock faces.
- She was standing right in front of the door with a giant umbrella in her hand and started pounding me with it and stabbing me with the point.
- I frantically pounded on the door, screaming to be let out.
- She could still hear the rain pounding away on the roof.
- She narrowed her eyes and turned to the door, wanting to pound whoever was out there.
- It felt as if a million nails were being pounded by a hammer.
- There was a resounding thud as the golem pounded one of the steel poles into the ground less than half a foot from Tim.
- Chassepot armed infantry easily checked their opponents, but were pounded by artillery and forced to retreat as the Germans found their flanks.
- It goes with the territory when you weigh 255 pounds and lack elusiveness and opponents have been pounding on you for three months.
- The village was being pounded by volcano ejecta that have already flattened a house.
- I struck him, pounding on his chest with all my might as I continued my theatrics.
- Some of the vehicles look as though they have been pounded with a hammer.
- The rain was still pounding relentlessly against the glass, tapping and slapping.
- However, you will be able to dispatch most of these opponents by pounding on the primary attack button whenever an enemy nears you.
- This city has been pounded by artillery, by air strikes, by bombardment.
- They awoke to find the rain pounding down on the sole window of their room.
- She woke up at noon the next day feeling as if a hammer had pounded each one of her muscles.
- The rain was pounding heavily against the windows of the apartment.
3Military(defenses) batir(defenses) bombardearmortars pounded the village to rubble — los morteros redujeron el pueblo a escombros
1(strike, beat)aporreargolpearhe pounded at the door/on the table — aporreó / golpeó la puerta/la mesa
- waves pounded against the cliffs — las olas batían contra el acantilado
- he was pounding away at the piano — estaba aporreando el piano
- the music pounded away all night — la música retumbó toda la noche
2(heart) palpitar(heart) latir con fuerza(sound) retumbarmy head is pounding — me martillea la cabeza
- She waited a beat, her heart pounding in her ears, then laughed again.
- The man's eyes darted open as he glanced around the room for a moment, heart pounding and hand throbbing in sympathy with the memory.
- Blood pounded in her temples, her cheeks burnt with the shock of impact.
- His throat was dry, and his head was pounding like a bass drum, but otherwise he felt ok.
- Still moving, we drew nearer to the location and our hearts began to pound faster.
- There are countless others including some recently written that would take very little to get the blood pounding and the heart throbbing.
- Her heart began to race inside of her chest, pounding against her ribcage.
- His heart began to pound loudly in his ears as the woman perused his features blankly.
- Rachel could feel her heart start pounding faster at the sight of his smile.
- My heart pounded furiously in my chest, and dizziness washed over me in waves.
- As I moved cautiously back to my room, my heart never stopped pounding loudly in my ears.
- His feet were still pounding a maniacal staccato beat.
- The voices still pounded away in his ears even though they had gone long ago.
- He could feel the sweats in his hands, and the heartbeat pounding against his rib cage.
- His heart pounded quickly, beating out a fierce tattoo in his strong chest as he walked down the paths which wound and turned into dead ends.
- He could feel the anger swelling up and beginning to pound through his veins.
- I suddenly realized that my heart was pounding and beating so fast it hurt.
- He kicked it with his toe, his pulse pounding with excitement.
- She was weak, now, even with the vampiric blood pounding through her veins.
- I could feel his pulse pounding in his throat.
3(move)the trucks pounded past — los camiones pasaban retumbando
- I could hear his feet pounding down the corridor — oía sus pesados pasos por el pasillo
- She heard steps pounded down the hallway, they were only slightly muffled by the carpet.
- It is all too easy to sneak out of the apartment now, and within the space of five minutes, my footsteps are pounding along the pavement.
- They heard heavy footsteps pounding on the stone steps and they saw Matilda standing in front of them with her smile at its most evil.
- Footsteps pounded the pavement behind them, and Devon gripped her hand tightly.
- I could hear ten pairs of heavy feet pound past me as Julius yanked me up.
- Heavy feet pounded on the packed dirt and a moment later Michael was wading into the fray.
- Heavy footsteps pounding down the thickly carpeted steps as Ethan entered the room, one of his endless flings hanging onto his arms.
- They could hear him running down the corridor, feet pounding along the steps.
- A few steps into the house, loud steps pounded down the stairs.
- Her feet pounded down the steps, echoing through the hollow grayness of the castle.
- The ability to think rationally flooded out of her as she heard his heavy footsteps pounding louder.
- But running, especially pounding along on a hard surface like a road or path, can put a lot of strain on joints.
- Feet could be heard pounding down the steps to his quarters and a voice cried out, ‘Maurice!’
- The sound of steps pounding on linoleum rang out, so close, so close, coming from just beyond the door, and yet she couldn't move.
- He footsteps pounded down the stairs and rang in my ears.
- Leanne's outrage returned and she flung her mother aside, her feet pounding up the front steps.
- Finally, he vanished from sight and she heard the sound of horses hooves rapidly pounding away.
- His sneakers pounded the black pavement as he bolted to the sliding glass doors.
- The soldier had regained his feet and pounded up the steps after her.
- Before he had time to respond the blonde was already pounding down the steps and on her way into the kitchen.
1(enclosure)masculine depósitofeminine perrera
- He appealed to owners to take responsibility for their unwanted pets by phoning the dog warden or by dropping the animal to their local pound or animal sanctuary.
- The municipality will take steps to stop people adopting animals from the pound and then releasing them back on the streets.
- It is the animal pound's word against the neighbor's, and although I am guilty of not following the by-law, I hardly think that I deserve the heartache this has caused me.
- Aided by a donkey sanctuary welfare officer, he followed a trail that led him to animal pounds and fields in remote areas in the black of night.
- They were dogs that had not the karma of household pets, or strays at the pound, but that of the seekers of ecumenical truth.
- Anyone who has a problem with stray dogs can contact the County Dog Warden who will arrange to have the dog brought to an animal pound.
- Like most pounds and animal welfare groups their policy is not to re-home puppies two weeks before Christmas.
- I couldn't put other people's animals in the pound.
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