In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(as means of transport)
1.1he rides his horse to school — va a la escuela a caballo
- do you want to ride my horse? — ¿quieres montar mi caballo?
- I've never ridden a horse/an elephant — nunca he montado a caballo/nunca he montado en un elefante
- he was riding his father's horse/a camel — montaba el caballo de su padre/un camello
- he rode his horse into the river — se metió en el río con el caballo
- Paradise Boy, ridden by G. Moffatt — Paradise Boy, jineteado por G. Moffatt / con G. Moffatt en la monta
- Ireland is like a jockey riding two horses - Europe and the US.
- The elder Saumell learned how to ride a pony before obtaining a job walking horses at now defunct Oriental Park in Havana.
- He was the best horse I have ever ridden, you sat on him and he just flew.
- As a young girl, she lived on a farm and first rode sheep, then ponies and then horses which she loved.
- You can find out if they have horses for you to ride so you don't have to bring one.
- He is also one of an elite band of nine jump jockeys to have ridden more than 1,000 winners.
- We rode elephants, watched a rice farmer plant his crops, visited a rubber plantation, went golfing, swam in the ocean and ate delicious Thai food.
- The key is to accept the feedback you get from each horse you ride to help you pinpoint weak areas.
- Farnsworth always wanted to be a cowboy; and although he barely fires a bullet in The Grey Fox, just watch him ride that horse.
- The holidays will also offer the children, many of whom are from urban areas, the chance to look after animals and even ride horses and ponies.
- Now Chavez will return to the horse he has ridden to four stakes victories, including three this year.
- Mr Newlove has trained animals all his life and has ridden Ayrshire bulls at local shows and once discovered a horse which would fetch sticks.
- When he had got up to the animal she was riding he put his hand on the crupper and relaxed his speed.
- I went because I have always wanted to ride bulls in a rodeo.
- Supposedly, the more you rode the horse, the calmer the horse was supposed to become.
- He won nine of his 10 races and is rated by Frankie Dettori as the best horse he has ever ridden.
- My mare now turned her head and nibbled at the neck of the roan horse Sidroc rode.
- Pat Eddery is a racing legend and he rode many great horses.
- Why else would they risk injury to ride a bull or horse for eight seconds?
- Trained by Kent Jensen, the dark bay two-year-old filly was ridden by David Essman.
1.2he rides a bike to work — va al trabajo en bicicleta
- I can't ride a bike — no sé montar en bicicleta
- let him ride your bike — préstale la bicicleta
- she rode her bike down the steps — bajó los escalones con la bicicleta
- Ant broke his collar bone and pelvis bone while riding a motorcycle very fast.
- No one should ride a scooter or motorcycle without wearing a helmet.
- It is, for example, a great deal easier to demonstrate how to ride a bicycle than to verbalize it.
- Alan noticed the bike a couple of weeks after he first rode his own bicycle to Tracy's weekly appointment.
- I spent my formative years in New Malden, during which time I learned to ride a bicycle, a motor cycle and finally drive a car.
- Ben Johnston, 19, also put his legs up behind him to obscure his registration plate while riding the moped, after he realised he was certain to lose his licence.
- Good heavens, I ride a bicycle to school; need I say more?
- Officers said it appeared the man riding the motorcycle lost control on the corner where there was loose sand on the road, and then smashed into the pole.
- And unlike many people, she did not find it like riding a bicycle.
- If, indeed, he or she has ever ridden a bike at all.
- She has endured ‘months of hell’ from people riding motorbikes and quad bikes on King George's playing field behind her house.
- Another allegation was that he rode a motorbike and quad bike erratically.
- Some time ago I complained to the police about scooters, motor cycles and quad bikes being ridden in Peel Park and Bradford Moor Park.
- When a cyclist rides a bicycle at night with a small phosphorescent spot attached to the rim of one of the wheels, the path that the spot describes as the bicycle moves is a cycloid.
- My favorite form of cardio exercise is riding a tandem bicycle with my husband.
- If your child is young and has not ridden a bicycle very long, buy a bicycle with coaster brakes.
- He had never ridden a motorcycle before, nor had ever planned to.
- Riders riding big bikes are presumed to be rough, rude and bullies.
- Undaunted, but a little impressed, Mike just wanted to ride his bicycle, far and fast.
- Nine of the riders rode mountain bikes and 16 rode road bikes.
1.3US(train/bus/subway) ir enwe rode the bus downtown — fuimos al centro en autobús
- Also there a oodles of new vehicles for you to ride in which is always exciting.
- They are particularly keen to trace two young men who were riding in the gondola immediately in front of the one carrying Miss Savage.
- We have never had a serious injury of any of the occupants riding in the vehicles.
- John F. Kennedy was riding in an open motorcade on a goodwill-hunting visit to Texas.
- He is also forbidden to ride in or on any vehicle without the consent of the owner or to drive without a licence.
- Deaths from weapon fire while riding in a vehicle were coded as intentional violence.
- The victims were riding in a tractor and trailer which drove over a landmine.
- He refuses to wear a seat belt when he's riding in the passenger side of a car.
- A passenger rides in one of seven cars, each mounted near the edge of its own circular platform but free to pivot about the center.
- Like I said, I have no idea why there are two sunroofs but everyone who rode in the car commented on it.
- He rode in the back of the bus, and he reminds me of that, how he couldn't go to college because they weren't integrated.
- Private First Class Nicholas Greer first rode in a helicopter when he was only two years old.
- Prosecutors say he denied having a role but changed his story, saying he rode in the truck and threw a stun grenade at guards.
- However, he was still part of the marathon as he rode in a jeep the final three days giving support to those still running.
- I realised there was more to life than riding in stretch limousines and getting into VIP sections.
- One day, Gunpei was riding in a car in the passenger seat when the driver rear-ended a truck in front of them.
- As he rode in the vehicle half of his heart was overjoyed that he would be returning home so quickly.
- I rode in a donkey cart for a sightseeing tour of the village of Rogozen.
- She rode in it to the Silver Jubilee thanksgiving service at St Paul's Cathedral on June 7, 1977.
- He even got to drive the same truck he'd ridden in with his father as a kid.
2.1(traverse on horseback)(countryside/plains) recorrer a caballo
- He rides the area around Bachelor nowadays.
- Jim Paavila, another member of the biking group's executive, estimates on a busy day, there are hundreds of people riding trails in the area.
- Apart from this year's London - to-York ride, the Angels have also ridden coast to coast in England, Scotland and Ireland for charity.
- Maybe it takes riding the landscape with a native or old-timer who can point something out, to let you know how the geography has changed.
- They are not against country folk or anyone else riding the fields and meadows on horseback.
- I mean, when I'm hired to ride a race, I'm working for the owner in a sense.
- So that's why they simply say, ‘We don't think you should ride a bike race and we're taking your licence.’
- Because I was riding races, Dad kept on asking what weight I was.
- He was cool and went the inside route and rode a great race.
- Whatever happens, Savoldelli has ridden a brilliant race with minimal help in the mountains.
- The track's jockeys refused to ride the final four races on a ten-race card on Sunday, citing unsafe conditions on the main track.
- Local rider Michael Mulcahy rode a fantastic race after puncturing and finished a creditable 10th.
- While not perfect - steering your mount can be tricky at times - this game is ideal for those horseracing fans who have never ridden a bad race from their own armchair.
- We have a regular customer who goes over there and rides the race every year.
- He's 32 but rode his first race just six years ago, when he was persuaded to enter the Army championships.
- When Britain's most famous jockey says he wants to ride a race again, you can bet that he thinks he made a mess of things.
- Derek rode a splendid race, coming to challenge on the back straight and staying on powerfully to win by two lengths.
- Hernandez, who was riding his third race and second winner at Calder, credited the victory to Rizo's prerace instructions.
- I would have liked to talk to him longer, but he had just ridden an incredibly exhausting race.
- He rode a hard race in 2003 for victory but had to make do with third place this time around.
- What's the most appalling weather you've ridden a race in?
- He also says the information that he passed on to these people didn't affect the way he rode the race.
- He's as strong as any of the lighter riders I know and he does know how to ride a race - he knows where the winning post is.
- The two riders rode the race in tandem last year and fate has thrust them together again.
- I felt like I was riding so well, and the team rode a great race.
3.1(be carried upon)(waves/wind) dejarse llevar por
- They travel to Denver next week having won 4 of their last 5 and riding a wave of momentum to take on the Broncos.
- We had all the momentum; we were riding the crest of a high and beautiful wave.
- For Martin, starting over means picking up where he left off, riding the momentum that propelled him into the Chase.
- His choreography is an onslaught at first, but after riding the momentum, one may find it satisfying, galvanizing, and thrilling.
- The Bulldogs rode their wave of momentum to win by 71 points, giving the club its first premiership since 1975.
- Understand the boom and bust cycles of your target industry so you can ride a growth wave, advises Wallace.
- They knew they just had to ride this wave of support and make sure that they put down the kind of roots that will attract ongoing support.
- He should be able to ride this momentum and claim the No.1 ranking before the year is out.
- Well, I would just say, they're riding the momentum, so you know, why not go all the way, and say the Red Sox do it?
- Miami is up 3-2 and riding the momentum of three straight victories.
- Wu is riding a crest of support from recession-weary Hong Kong citizens who are looking for a white knight to lift their spirits.
- Data centre specialists CityReach is riding a burgeoning market with the announcement of another £100 million in funding and a planned float next spring.
- He got hot at the same time last year and rode the momentum to his first championship.
- If all this sounds like Toyota is riding a powerful growth wave, well, it is.
- The Cardinal could ride this momentum all the way to Minneapolis.
- Forward Michael Davis electrified the large crowd with an uncontested early dunk and the Warriors rode the momentum of their fans to a rather sizeable lead.
- The company's tech-heavy funds rode the Internet boom to dizzying heights, only to fall hard in the bust.
- Megawati took over the national leadership in July riding a wave of support from a rainbow coalition united against former president Abdurrahman Wahid.
- The Warriors hope to ride their momentum as they kick off their playoff drive this weekend.
- The North Carolina senator is hoping to ride the momentum of his Iowa performance to a very strong showing here in New Hampshire and beyond.
3.2(absorb impact of)(bump/blow) aguantarsterling is riding the crisis with ease — la libra está aguantando / sobrellevando bien la crisis
- Jay-jay Okocha supplied the attacking inspiration as Wanderers rode the early blows to pose some serious first half problems of their own.
- Leger favourite Enchanting Hero gave his supporters reason to sweat in the early stages of Heat 9 when forced to ride a few hefty bumps.
4US informal(harass)tenerla tomada con informal
- What's more, when Baltimore is on the road, opposing fans will ride him like he's never been ridden.
- At the end of the day, I am just a player, and it's not something that has been riding me too hard.
1.1(on animal)to ride on horseback — montar a caballo
- she learned to ride in Argentina — aprendió a andar a caballo en Argentina
- shall we drive or ride? — ¿vamos en coche o a caballo?
- Carson rode to victory again today — hoy Carson volvió a ganar la carrera
- he rides under 120lb — pesa menos de 120 libras
- to go riding — ir a montar a caballo
- we rode over to Garsville — fuimos a Garsville a caballo
- they rode over the moors — iban a caballo por los páramos
- he rode away at a gallop — se alejó al galope
- they rode off into the sunset — cabalgaron hacia el horizonte a la luz del atardecer
- she rode up on a gray mare — llegó montada en / a lomos de una yegua gris
- a boy riding on a dolphin/donkey — un niño montado en un delfín/burro
1.2(on bicycle, in vehicle)irwe rode into town — fuimos al centro en bicicleta (or en moto etc.)
- a bodyguard rode on the running board — un guardaespaldas iba en el estribo
- can I ride with you, John? — ¿puedo ir contigo en el coche, John?
- she couldn't ride up the hill — no pudo subir la cuesta pedaleando
- she let me ride on her bike — me prestó la bicicleta
2(run, go)(horse) correr(vehicle) andar(vehicle) marchar
- The Satellite rides like a bike that costs twice as much.
- On the highway the big truck rides like a large sedan, firm, quiet and comfortable.
- This car rides like the granite-wheeled sedans on The Flintstones.
- The GMT800 platform makes this latest version even better - it's tight, quiet, rides better and is well built overall.
3(be carried along, borne up)to ride on sth
- the gulls were riding on the waves/wind — las gaviotas se dejaban llevar por las olas/el viento
- they ride on the backs of the working population — viven a costa de la clase trabajadora
- we'll have to let things ride for a while — vamos a tener que dejar que las cosas sigan su curso por un tiempo
- Rebated rims are considered less reliable by some shooters who are concerned that the rifle bolt might ride over the rim rather than push it forward.
- We know that the most critical element of an accuracy job is the way the bottom barrel lugs ride over the slide stop pin.
- Breaking waves ride over each other reddened by the lividity of a fulminous sky, mount and collapse, as they wrest down a tall toppling ship not far out of landfall.
- Higher yet, and the cue stick will ride over the ball, probably causing it to go nowhere.
- If the magazine spring is too slow, a feed failure will occur as the slide will ride over the top of the new round.
- At the same time, the continental crust tends to ride over the oceanic crust, for it is the lighter of the two.
1(on horse, in vehicle etc)let's go for a ride on our bikes/ponies/horses — vamos a dar una vuelta / un paseo en bicicleta/en pony/a caballo
- we went for a ride in his new car — fuimos a dar una vuelta / un paseo en su coche nuevo
- will you give me a ride on your back? — ¿me llevas a cuestas?
- it's only a short bus/taxi ride from here — queda a poca distancia de aquí en autobús/taxi
- it's a ten-minute train ride — es un trayecto de diez minutos en tren
- it was a long ride and we were exhausted when we arrived — fue un viaje largo y llegamos agotados
- it wasn't a smooth ride — no fue un viaje cómodo
- it was a bumpy ride over the sand dunes — nos zarandeamos mucho por los médanos
- the firm has had a bumpy ride recently — las cosas no han marchado muy bien para la empresa últimamente
- from then on, it was a smooth ride — de ahí en adelante, todo marchó sobre ruedas
- the ride of the Valkyries — la cabalgata de las valkirias
- we were trying to hitch a ride — estábamos pescando aventón
- she gave us a ride into town — nos acercó al centro
2.1(at amusement park)we went on all the rides — nos subimos a todos los juegos Latin America
- everything was £1 a ride — todo costaba una libra la vuelta
2.2(path)vereda femininesendero masculine
- On Sunday, the first evening of the ride, a Nez Perce chief will bless the trail ride.
- Land formations and sightings of land, water and air creatures from 12 actual trail rides are documented in great detail.
3US informal(motor vehicle)coche masculinecarro masculine Southern Cone Latin Americaauto masculine Southern Cone
- For young consumers intent on immediately customizing their new rides, that extra money might turn into the most powerful incentive of all.
- Still, for those with the means and the need for SUV speed with Porsche image, this might be the ride.
- He had seen his ride behind the jeep, and he just wanted to go home.
- After a night of guzzling beers in a field, the group awakens to find the fan belt in one of their pimped rides has been tampered with.
- Compared to most open-wheel rides, stock cars are heavy and have virtually no give on their front ends.
- And nowadays, the marketplace wants dubs and shiny bling bling to spruce up otherwise unbearably ordinary rides.
4US(person giving a lift)persona que lleva a algn en coche femininepersona que lleva a algn en carro feminine Latin Americapersona que da (un) aventón feminine Mexico Colombia
- After cleaning up and finding a ride into town, Seth and I didn't hesitate with spending most of the money on Tomas' credit card.
- I'd have dumped him on the spot if he hadn't been my ride home, but we went back to his house and watched videos, and then I didn't want to dump him anymore.
- And, well, after Mysti talked to me, I kind of needed a ride to town so I could help.
- My ride pulled to the road's shoulder, hazards flashing.
- The issue with their schooling is actually the same as many other students - co-ordinating rides to school!
- If you stay here the night I can get you a ride into one of the border towns tomorrow morning.
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