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)libra feminineyou've lost a few pounds — has adelgazado unos kilitos
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(corn/spices) machacar(garlic/chili) majar(garlic/chili) machacar(dough) trabajarpound the millet down to a fine powder — macháquese el mijo hasta reducirlo a un polvo fino
2(table/door) aporrear(table/door) golpearhe pounded the pavement looking for work — pateó las calles en busca de trabajo
- the waves pounded the wall — las olas batían contra el muro
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
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
1(enclosure)masculine depósitofeminine perrera
- 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.
- 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.
- The municipality will take steps to stop people adopting animals from the pound and then releasing them back on the streets.
- 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.
- Like most pounds and animal welfare groups their policy is not to re-home puppies two weeks before Christmas.
- They were dogs that had not the karma of household pets, or strays at the pound, but that of the seekers of ecumenical truth.
- I couldn't put other people's animals in the pound.
- 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.
- The squid weighs about 550 pounds and was found in two pieces on Seven Mile Beach.
- 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.
- 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.
- A Gecko can support the equivalent of 90 pounds while hanging upside down.
- At a weight of two hundred pounds, he is still nowhere near his goal, but he has already made a vast improvement.
- 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.
- In cooking, ingredients are expressed in teaspoons, tablespoons, ounces, pounds, and cups.
- Thus, using this value is a bit like rounding off your own weight to the nearest hundred pounds.
- Subject height was 5 feet and 3 inches and subject weight was 47 pounds and 4 ounces.
- Also, no single piece of luggage should exceed 70 pounds or 32 kilos in weight.
- The average weight of workers when they left the factory was 76 pounds.
- It is approved for rates of 1-3 ounces per hundred pounds of seed.
- Distances still refer to yards or miles, weights are in pounds and ounces, and temperature readings are in Fahrenheit.
- Each reel of film weighs about 350 pounds and is moved around with a special forklift.
- A short ton is the standard U.S. ton of 2,000 pounds and measures weight.
- More than 200 pounds of chilled, wet bamboo were in supply to cater to any hunger pangs.
- It could be anything, from tiny fractions of a gram to hundreds of pounds of high explosives.
- Through weight training and cardio, I lost another 19 pounds and gained a ton of muscle.
- Most cohort members reported their offspring's birth weights in pounds and ounces.
- 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.
- In Africa, fufu is made by boiling plantain, cassava, or rice, and then pounding it with a large wooden mortar and pestle.
- 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.
- After pounding them in a mortar, one obtains a red powder, ndimba.
- 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.
- Using a mortar and pestle, pound the garlic and chili pepper with olive oil to form a rough paste.
- 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.
- 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.
- For example, I was trying to mash up some potatoes, and I guess I was pounding the potatoes too hard.
- These vegetables are often pounded into a thick, sticky dough or paste.
- 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.
- Whiz them to a powder using a spice or coffee grinder, or pound them in a pestle and mortar.
- 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.
- Using your pestle and mortar, you want to pound the garlic with a little pinch of salt along with the basil leaves.
- Slowly add olive oil to loosen the paste as you pound it then add the rest of the cheese.
- In a mortar, pound the salt, garlic and anchovies to a paste.
- The spectacular shorelines were pounded by huge waves, hammering away at the enormous rock faces.
- They awoke to find the rain pounding down on the sole window of their room.
- I frantically pounded on the door, screaming to be let out.
- That was a mistake and that gave his opponent the chance to pound at his back.
- I struck him, pounding on his chest with all my might as I continued my theatrics.
- The village was being pounded by volcano ejecta that have already flattened a house.
- 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.
- Some of the vehicles look as though they have been pounded with a hammer.
- It felt as if a million nails were being pounded by a hammer.
- She woke up at noon the next day feeling as if a hammer had pounded each one of her muscles.
- 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 rain was still pounding relentlessly against the glass, tapping and slapping.
- There was a resounding thud as the golem pounded one of the steel poles into the ground less than half a foot from Tim.
- She could still hear the rain pounding away on the roof.
- The rain was pounding heavily against the windows of the apartment.
- A boat from the killer fleet had struck the reef out past the skerries and was being pounded to pieces by the pelting waves.
- She narrowed her eyes and turned to the door, wanting to pound whoever was out there.
- This city has been pounded by artillery, by air strikes, by bombardment.
- However, you will be able to dispatch most of these opponents by pounding on the primary attack button whenever an enemy nears you.
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