In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(pulse/rate) acelerar(procedure) agilizarhe quickened his pace — apretó / aceleró el paso
- the quickening pace of the changes — el ritmo cada vez más acelerado de los cambios
- The heart rate and breathing quickens, muscles become tense and senses become heightened.
- The big finale, which should be an edge-of-seat cliffhanger, barely quickens the pulse, and merely provides Willis with the opportunity to grandstand.
- As the ‘kurathi’ started narrating her tale of woe, the pace of the songs quickened as did the steps of her dance.
- The bandsmen, all dressed in their serious splendour, played at a determined pace, which quickened the pulse.
- The new films ultimately could quicken the recovery of burn victims and patients with skin ulcers and bedsores, the team asserts.
- The pulse quickens at the sight of the low range of hills which interpose themselves between the fields and the Libyan Desert - the final resting places of the pharaohs and their families.
- Still, the contenders' pulses will be quickening this morning.
- It goes to show that work on the canal is beginning to quicken and that this project can work.
- Her heartbeat quickens when the footsteps suddenly stop, and the door to the bedroom opens and closes.
- The rules change that allows the use of disc brakes has helped me hold the Plymouth at the starting line, and the LED Tree has quickened my reaction times.
- The current quickens and the kayak begins to hurtle towards the tongue of smooth water.
- As I read the first paragraph of the letter, my heart rate quickened.
- Asha waited expectantly, with a trace of fear and curiosity, her heartbeat quickening slightly at the prospect.
- Hearing how bullfighters dramatically flirt with death in the work of an afternoon quickens the pulse; and wandering the old streets of Seville in the bright Andalusian sunshine cannot fail to stimulate your imagination, too.
- In the second half of the race, the pace quickened and the attacks began.
- She also urged Japan to quicken the pace of a project aimed at disposing of the huge stockpiles of chemical weapons left in China by retreating Japanese armies.
- Instead of turning around I quicken my pace, stepping into an entranceway, pressing myself back against the door in fear.
- Hormonal changes during pregnancy could have quickened the process, they learned.
- He hopes this will quicken his reaction to the ball.
- I open my eyes and my pulse quickens and the fear rises within me as the contents of the room pull into focus.
2(interest) despertar(appetite) estimular
- In 1773 he became sheriff of Bedford, where an inspection of the local jail quickened his interest in the sufferings of prisoners.
- Yet, obviously, such transference might quicken interest and offer other ways of thinking about a subject.
- It also says recent RBOC announcements about fiber and TV reflect a quickening of interest in the U.S. over the past six months.
- Two or three cups of the stalks, with leaves put into a cup of wine, especially claret, are known to quicken the spirits, refresh and cheer the heart, and drive away melancholy.
- Interest will quicken in the discarded, spartan works of Bacewicz and Baird, inspiring a generational revival.
- And though he is never less than insightful, it's tempting to divine a special quickening when Heaney writes about his countrymen.
- Historically, so far as I can understand, periods of spiritual quickening and revival have gone in hand with God's people coming together to pray.
- Now, that quickening we call interest originates in the nervous system, but is not limited by it.
- Like nationalistic impulses elsewhere, the Arab manifestation quickened in the nineteenth century.
- Adriana listened without comment, setting herself at a distance from the old pains quickened by his words.
- Despite himself, Davis felt a quickening of the old scientific curiosity.
1.1(pulse/rate) acelerarse(procedure) agilizarseher heartbeats quickened when she heard his voice — al oír su voz el corazón empezó a latirle con fuerza
1.2(enthusiasm/interest) aumentar(enthusiasm/interest) acrecentarse formal
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