In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(noise)ruido masculinemasculine traqueteothere's a rattle somewhere in this car — algo está vibrando en el coche
- the rattle of hailstones — el golpeteo / tamborileo del granizo
- death rattle — estertor de la muerte
- As they walked the halls, a rattle of gunfire intruded from across the filtration ponds.
- There's the rattle and clang of the air lock opening and closing, and it seems she has worn her lead-weighted diving boots home.
- Most of us neglect minor rattles because they don't directly affect the running of the car.
- In the distance there is the rapid rattle of a Kalashnikov.
- They have a variety of calls usually described as whistles, rattles, trills, squeaks or screams.
- Somewhere around Parliament House, the rattle turned to a clunk.
- There was a rattle of wheels in the distance.
- The new cabs are 75 percent stiffer in construction to ward off squeaks and rattles.
- But when no further sounds or rattles came up through the hull, I realized that we had landed.
- There is an occasional cough, the shuffle of a footstep, the jingle of some coins, and the rattle of newspapers.
- From the brittle rattle of applause that staggered around the room, it was obvious that not too many of the audience were from the North Island.
- There was more of a rattle in it this morning, and less of a hum, if that makes any sense.
- The air seemed to beat against my ear drums, vibrating with the piercing rattle of insects… cicada's, grasshoppers and huge black beetles.
- First the stupid heater developed a rattle at about 4am and woke me up.
- Then in the distance I heard the rattle of a harness.
- A distinct rattle of chains caught my attention, emitted from the shadows.
- Immediately there was an explosion, then the loud rattle of wheels on wood, and a cheer.
- Spasms of alto sax meet the outer edge of the record, accompanied by the jingle of a music box and the rattle of metal shards dropping to the floor.
- The sound of the sea hitting the ship made it difficult to sleep and the rattle of tin dishes sounded over the groans of passengers being sick.
- A rattle of a chain in the distance caught Tonya's attention.
2.1(for baby)sonajero masculinesonaja feminine Mexicocascabel feminine Chile
2.2(British)carraca femininematraca feminine
2.3(on rattlesnake)cascabel feminineanillos córneos technical
- Rattlesnakes shake their tail rattles as aposematic warnings.
- The forked tongue darted from his lips, and the tip of his tail began the familiar sound of a rattle.
1hacer ruidovibrarI heard a key rattle in the lock — oí el ruido de una llave en la cerradura
- the chain rattled in the wind — el viento hacía sonar la cadena
- something in this car rattles — hay algo en el coche que está haciendo ruido / vibrando
- your door's rattling — tu puerta vibra
- the hail rattled on the plastic — el granizo golpeteaba en / repiqueteaba sobre el plástico
- he started rattling at the door — empezó a sacudir la puerta
2(move)the carriage rattled over the cobblestones — el carruaje traqueteaba por el empedrado
- there's something rattling around in the back — hay algo suelto allí atrás
1(make rattle)hacer sonarhe was rattling coins in a box — agitaba una caja haciendo sonar las monedas que había dentro
- the ghost rattled its chains — el fantasma sacudía sus cadenas
- he started furiously rattling pots and pans — empezó, furioso, a hacer ruido con los cacharros
- he rattled the door until I opened it — sacudió la puerta hasta que le abrí
2informal(worry, scare)poner nerviosoto get sb rattled — poner nervioso a algn
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