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
- Most of us neglect minor rattles because they don't directly affect the running of the car.
- 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 is an occasional cough, the shuffle of a footstep, the jingle of some coins, and the rattle of newspapers.
- The air seemed to beat against my ear drums, vibrating with the piercing rattle of insects… cicada's, grasshoppers and huge black beetles.
- Somewhere around Parliament House, the rattle turned to a clunk.
- The new cabs are 75 percent stiffer in construction to ward off squeaks and rattles.
- A distinct rattle of chains caught my attention, emitted from the shadows.
- First the stupid heater developed a rattle at about 4am and woke me up.
- Immediately there was an explosion, then the loud rattle of wheels on wood, and a cheer.
- There was a rattle of wheels in the distance.
- 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.
- 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.
- A rattle of a chain in the distance caught Tonya's attention.
- Then in the distance I heard the rattle of a harness.
- 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.
- In the distance there is the rapid rattle of a Kalashnikov.
- There was more of a rattle in it this morning, and less of a hum, if that makes any sense.
- But when no further sounds or rattles came up through the hull, I realized that we had landed.
- As they walked the halls, a rattle of gunfire intruded from across the filtration ponds.
- They have a variety of calls usually described as whistles, rattles, trills, squeaks or screams.
2.1(for baby)sonajero masculinesonaja feminine Mexicocascabel masculine Chile
2.2also football rattleBritishcarraca femininematraca feminine
2.3(on rattlesnake)cascabel masculineanillos córneos masculine technical
- The forked tongue darted from his lips, and the tip of his tail began the familiar sound of a rattle.
- Rattlesnakes shake their tail rattles as aposematic warnings.
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
- Hanmari gave a roar of outrage and then proceeded to pound on the door down, or at least knock hard enough to rattle the hinges.
- Gavin Peers had Rovers' best chance when he rattled the crossbar from a corner.
- I hope it's not something that would break if you rattled it too hard.
- To sit in it on a windy day was an experience in itself as you listened to the wind whistling through and rattling the galvanised roof.
- An explosion blasted from the direction of the lobby, rattling the shelves and shaking the floor under them.
- We should stop and think about why he noisily rattled a big tin cup midway through the week.
- She turned the handle again, pulling at it harder, rattling the door in its frame but not opening it.
- An earthquake rattled the area knocking the teen hero to the ground.
- The tin is being rattled hard again this week for more corporate support.
- But this one made his jaw clench tight and his teeth rattle a bit.
- A low rumble of thunder rattles the window, shakes a vase on the end table.
- As the sound increases in volume, it rattles glass bottles that line the interiors of the hollow metal walls.
- He produced a small, but bulging, orange change purse and shook it, rattling the coins inside.
- A sharp series of knocks rattled the door in its frame.
- Every now and then they hit a hard lump of water which shook Angus and rattled his teeth.
- Thunder rattled the windows and lightning gave an eerie and unworldly light to halls.
- The Flea rattles its ghostly chains in glee at a visitor from San Marino.
- We're even looking at video right now at how that earthquake rattled the same region then.
- With thirteen minutes to go Murray let fly from twenty yards and rattled the crossbar.
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
- Drags of empty coal cars rattle past on their westward run.
- The cart rattled, and she had been jostled unmercifully.
- You see, those wide-open spaces streaking past when you're rattling about on the train are ramshackle urban Edens.
- I looked across my neighbourhood, women in saris in their front gardens, kids on bikes, trains rattling past in the distance.
- I don't want to see empty cars rattling by the Strib building.
- There were no windows inside the carriage, so Primrose's leader had to sit in silence as the carriage rattled towards Graveyard.
- A car comes rattling down the street, thick smoke pouring out the back, every door a different colour of blistered paint.
- As my bus slowly rattled and groaned its way out of La Paz for the long journey south, I shuddered at what I'd let myself in for.
- A few aid agencies, charter airlines and the national carrier rattled around the dimly lit concourse.
- And as the carriage rattled off into the city, I looked down at the gloves on my hand.
- ‘The old line runs right past my back door and I would not like trains rattling past every hour,’ he said.
- I had to wait until Hernandez and I were in the van rattling back to the hotel.
- Streetlamps cast a cold, pale glow on the pavement; an occasional trolley rattles by below.
- Attack helicopters rattling low over the desert were especially terrifying, criss-crossing over the city and firing rockets into the centre.
- When he heard the truck rattling down the driveway, he let the stallion out, and waited.
- Soon, dozens of guests began pouring in, their carriages rattling past the front door and around to the back.
- The vehicle rattled over a bridge, and Brian caught a glimpse of dark trees hunched protectively over black water.
- Sure enough, a large grey lorry was rattling down the cobble road.
- The carriage rattled along the narrow, winding streets to Montemarte, where the Basilica of the Sacre Couer lay.
- Grit braced himself as the carriage rattled along the old road, heading towards the town.
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 — hacerle perder la calma a algn
- This is the language of seriously rattled people.
- He looked at the capable assistant with sincere eyes knowing that this would rattle him into some flustered explanation of his whereabouts.
- Walking around the city last night, several hours after the morning's atrocities, many people were visibly rattled by what had happened.
- The first is a significant emotional experience, which refers to an event or happening that literally rattles the person to change.
- They're so good at rattling me, at making me feel like I'm the one at fault, like we're causing trouble.
- The sight of Anna, not the slightest bit ruffled, rattled him severely.
- Maybe he was rattled by Lorelai's sudden possible job offer?
- ‘Just before half-time things were not going too bad and then the goal that they got rattled us before we went in,’ he said.
- But the ambush, and the enemy flares and gunfire that followed, rattled the men of Bravo Company more than any event.
- Jack's presence rattled Wilson, reminding him of Henry as a little boy showing Jack how to work the old cash register.
- People being loud on public transport really rattles me for some reason.
- This sudden turn-around rattled the visitors.
- Zimbabwe is rattling investor confidence in Africa, the only region of the world to show an overall decline in per capita savings and investments since 1970.
- So the president decided to call a news conference, and he rattled some reporters by giving them just 45 minutes notice this time.
- Clearly rattled, Brash tried to straddle both sides of the argument at once.
- Ahern's response was to speed to the defence of a clearly rattled Bush.
- The opposition may make negative personal comments to rattle you.
- James Hickey is also capable of rattling opponents.
- Clearly rattled by the booze suspension, Homme berated the owners of the building.
- Perhaps those comments will help steady the nerves of many Americans apparently rattled by an e-mail that is circulating nationwide.
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