In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(on finger)anillo masculinemasculine anillofeminine sortijamasculine arobefore noun diamond ring — anillo de brillantes / diamantes masculine
- My hands were shaking as I tried pick the right key from my ring of keys and put it into the lock.
- The onion rings were about as far removed from the original root vegetable as you can get.
- Suppose you have a rubber band, an apple and a ring doughnut.
- Inside the box, was a gold diadem set with topaz and amethyst, with a matching bracelet, which had chains extending into rings for each finger.
- Chloe held up her hand to admire the diamond ring on her finger.
- The diamond ring and the wedding band Nikolas placed on my finger six months ago blinds me as it catches the sun's rays.
- He took her hand and slid a gorgeous ruby and diamond ring onto her middle finger.
- An RPR network consists of a set of RPR switches connected together by two counter-rotating optical fiber rings.
- Popping the aluminum ring, he took a gulp and settled back for the wait.
- They held hands and recited vows, traded simple silver rings as wedding bands, and then kissed.
- Before leaving, I search Jerry's study until I find a set of keys on a plastic ring labeled Cabo.
- This is worn with a variety of necklaces, bracelets, anklets, rings, and other ornaments.
- He started walking to the office, twisting the silver ring around his finger as he thought.
- On her neck she wore a gold necklace of diamonds and she wore rings on her fingers.
- She wore huge diamond earrings and her fingers were loaded with rings of sapphire, emerald, and of course diamond.
- She leaned against the doorframe, playing with a silver ring on her finger and trying to figure out what to say.
- Ford noticed an incredibly large diamond ring on her finger and several solid gold bracelets.
- For instance, exporters of rough gemstones should start exporting finished gemstone products like rings and other jewellery, he said.
- He looked angry as he stared at the closed door, twisting the silver ring around his finger.
- As well as selling rings, earrings, bracelets and necklaces, Lopes also stocks Brazilian and Italian leather handbags in her shop.
- I fidgeted with the silver ring on my finger in a nervous manner, afraid of what he was going to do or say.
- It uses rubber rings and to make up for their lack of shape, one side is coloured black, the other white and any quoit which falls black side up, doesn't score.
- Same goes for scenes of genuine sadness, such as Giamatti drinking his best bottle of wine alone, and with onion rings.
- There are four branches of the collection of individually-crafted earrings, bracelets, necklaces, rings and brooches.
- He picked up his ring of keys and sorted through them, searching to the sound of jingling metal.
- Searching through the mass of keys on the ring, she found the one she wanted and slipped it into the keyhole on Ryder's door.
- Brunner once looked on like an indulgent pledge master as his team spent weeks bombarding one another with flying rubber rings.
- A flotation ring was thrown to him and he hooked it with one arm, wrapping the other around her waist as they were pulled toward the cruiser.
- She had on star earrings, and she wore many bracelets around her wrists and rings on almost every finger.
- She was festooned with bangles, rings, necklaces, earrings and jewellery.
- For answer, she saw her son reach into his jeans pocket, bring out his ring of keys to house and car and toss them over his shoulder.
- In another car, Helen, who now had a diamond ring on her finger, told a shocked Howard that she had kissed his mother.
- John and Vanessa passed on the burgers (they said that they were vegetarians) and munched on some onion rings.
- Her eyes kept on getting diverted to the diamond ring on her finger and she couldn't help but smile.
- The drive can either sit on your desk horizontally on top of a rubber ring that attaches to its side or it can be mounted vertically using a supplied stand.
- We stopped at this Denny's and I ordered a huge cheeseburger, fries, onion rings, and a huge vanilla shake.
- The rubber rings oscillated the bed while the train moved, much to the annoyance of the patient.
- When he doubled over I got out of my desk and clamped one of the rings of my binder on his nose and pulled as hard as I could.
- Zach was strapped onto a concave table, his legs and arms spread out, metal rings securing him at the wrists and ankles.
- He pushed her to the floor and hurriedly tied the chains to small, round iron rings which attached to the floor beneath Deserea.
1.2(circular object)the bull had a ring through its nose — el toro tenía un aro en la nariz / una nariguera
- he had a ring in his ear — tenía un aro en la oreja
- a curtain ring — una argolla / anilla
- there was a ring around the pigeon's foot — la paloma tenía una anilla en la pata
1.3(circular shape)círculo masculineto stand in a ring — formar un círculo
- a dirty ring around the bathtub — un cerco de suciedad / de mugre en la bañera
- the rings of Saturn — los anillos de Saturno
- she put a ring around the date/advertisement — marcó con un círculo la fecha/el anuncio
- to have rings around one's eyes — (dark rings) tener ojeras
- A ring of ships floated around it, waiting for docking clearance.
- The guests form a ring enclosing the bride, Ona, and men dance with her.
- A ring of flames emerged from the center, and traveled outwards.
- He had just stepped into the center of the ring of Falcons.
- Downtown today is a strange and atmospheric four mile area cut off like a citadel from the rest of the region by a moat-like ring of freeways.
- A ring of admirers had already formed around their table, and Nyrouya thinned her lips disapprovingly at those bystanders.
- Within moments, Maru and Zach had found themselves in a ring of eleven men; each one looking as determined and concentrated as them.
- A ring of mountains covered with lush vegetation frames the city.
- When Conch finished and looked around once more, she found a ring of nasty, unshaven, dirty, men had emerged from the forest.
- A second later, ten psymancers appeared in a ring around her.
- Miyoko found a small ring of bushes that kept out the wind.
- Behind these rings of trees are yet more grassy fields, some wild and overgrown, others kept trim and tidy.
- In Samhain, banks of grass-covered earth in the shape of a sleeping woman wrap around a pool encircled in a ring of birch trees.
- There would be a ring of dudes and one dude would be in the middle and then one by one, someone would tackle you and if you fell in the first minute, you had to run a mile as fast as you could.
- In Long Beach Lot, the traffic missing from Blue Highway slumbers in the smoggy sunset, guarded by a ring of shadeless palms.
- It was almost possible to see the location of the Palace, at the centre of concentric rings of islands.
- Suddenly they heard a voice outside the ring of zombies, yelling out the counter-curse in a loud, clear voice, over and over again.
- Haiden's smile only brightened wider when the dark elves approached the top of a cliff to look down on a small caravan of dwarves, camped in a ring of trees in the valley below.
- Tom found himself surrounded by familiar faces that blurred into a ring of gleaming teeth and eyes.
- Roustabouts shouting from the crow's nest float like Ascension angels on a ring of lights.
1.4also growth ringBotanyanillo masculine
1.5British (burner)quemador masculinehornilla feminine Latin America Southern Conehornillo masculine Spainhornalla feminine River Plate
- Each table has its own gas ring, and you cook the beef as you need it, then dip the paper-thin slices in chilli or sesame sauce.
- A higher-wattage gas ring is designed to handle the shape and heat demands of a convex shaped wok with ease.
2.1(in boxing, wrestling)cuadrilátero masculinering masculineto throw / toss one's cap / hat into the ring — echarse / lanzarse al ruedo
- my hat is in the ring — estoy en la contienda
- The sand was abruptly gone, and he faced the Hulk across a boxing ring, in the gym where a kid with a zip gun once tried to kill Jack McGee.
- As Lola works to keep Manny out of the boxing ring and out of trouble, complications quickly arise.
- I felt as if we were in a boxing ring, facing off my opponent.
- Against all odds, this blue-collar youth will make it in the boxing ring.
- Slowly moving forward, Lee and Ty circle around the ring two times and approach each other in the middle again.
- The last mode of play is knockout tournament wherein up to 16 players that you've unlocked in the main mode can fight for ring supremacy.
- And, besides, Danny is more interested in going out dancing with new lover Bella than he is on being light on his feet in the boxing ring.
- Surrounding the ring are members of Flair's Four Horsemen group as well as Dusty Rhodes and several other babyfaces.
- The final bout in the boxing ring is genuinely exciting, although the evening seems to tail off, lacking a real ending.
- There are jerks on both side of the gender gap and Diana doesn't seem to fit in anywhere except in the boxing ring.
- It's the tune to listen to before running into the boxing ring; far smarter and ultimately more cool than Simply the Best.
- The fighters circled the ring for a little while, but it didn't take them as long to get into some action.
- In exchange, Rocawear gets placement in the game, via ring signage and a tag on Afro Thunder's boxing trunks.
- The film is about a young girl who isn't the easiest going gal at high school and ends up finding a certain peace in the boxing ring.
- After a quick introduction the film jumps back twenty years to show us how these two ended up in the ring together.
- These events are intercut and cross over each other until the moment that Ali first explodes into the boxing ring.
- He noted how they positioned the camera outside the ring for round 1, but then went inside for Round 2.
- Perhaps another tragedy but created not in the flashpoint of the boxing ring but over a phenomenal career was that of Muhammad Ali.
- George Foreman talks about his success in business, and the fact that he may go back into the boxing ring.
- The ring physician examines Harry Campbell after he collapsed in his corner following a decision loss to Al Medrano.
2.2(in circus)pista feminine
- After about a half circle of the ring they were asked to stop their horses.
- Then I picked up my sword, which I had rested on the fence surrounding the ring.
- Published breed standards and show rings created islands of control and predictability in a turbulent world.
- Murdoch took the lead rope attached to his halter and led him into the ring.
- The darkness around the arena made it hard for spectators to see the ring.
- A large black man entered the ring, and towered over Zeus by at least eight inches.
- She trotted around the ring, doing circles at the far end.
- Movies themselves became their own three rings circuses of over the top theatrics.
- Suddenly, Alex ran to one of the stone steps leading from the seats into the ring, and rushed back towards her.
- What do think I'm running here - a three ring circus?
- The audience were seated in rows of benches surrounding the ring.
- He gave me press credentials, which allowed me to sit at the ring apron.
- Her stomach seemed to be trying out for a three ring circus, with all the flips that it was doing.
- Kris sometimes just saddled her up, walked into the ring, and sat thinking on her back.
- Watching from many rows behind the center ring Marvin sits surrounded by eager children all of whom gaze at the ringmaster in awe.
- Soon, the Christmas season for the Griswold family starts to look like a three ring circus.
- The overhead shots of the circus ring seem at first sight to be POV yet in the shots of Lola her eyes alternate between moving in panic and being actually shut.
- Attention was one thing, but hanging out with Wil Davis was like being in the center ring at a circus.
- Scene 2: An enclosed ring outside the stables at Belleterre, an hour later.
- Facing us was the usual circus ring, carpeted with sawdust; the lights dimmed and the show began.
2.3bull ringruedo masculine
2.4(in UK: at race course)recinto para apuestas masculine
2.5(in livestock market)corral de exposición masculine
3.1(of criminals)red femininebanda femininevice/drug ring — red de corrupción/de narcotráfico
- spy ring — red de espionaje
- One didn't go into a drug smuggling ring and then walk right back out of it, especially if he sold out secrets to the FBI.
- There was always some sort of gang fights or drug rings or brothels around here.
- It's just that there seems to be a connection between the drug dealer ring and the Piper…
- Stephen described how he leaded as chief of his group, ambushing into the house where the drug ring was stationed.
- His drug ring had been disrupted due to the raid, and Natalie had permanently wounded his shoulder with her bullet.
- Criminals pursuing identity theft, phishing scams, and spam rings are running rampant on the internet.
- Clever editing had Bertie Ahern involved in a ring supplying worn Westlife underwear to fans in the east.
- If he agreed to the job the Doctor had just about given him the green light to take over small countries or start up his own drug smuggling ring.
- The FBI placed an undercover agent in a ring of anti-government anarchists who called themselves DOI, Day of Inclement or hostile weather.
- It's a high place of crime, drug rings, and prostitution due to the obvious lack of law enforcement.
- You just happened to discover the methods of operation of a criminal ring that has confounded the authorities for the past three months.
- At first they don't get along, but in the course of investigating a murder, they uncover a drug ring… and a friendship.
- The $80,000,000,000 claimed by organized crime and drug rings will now go to honest workers.
- Five Brits have been arrested in the United Arab Emirates under suspicion of involvement in an Internet drug smuggling ring.
- But besides being the only woman in the drug ring, there was nothing out of the ordinary about her.
- In related news, seven Brits pleaded guilty today to taking part in one of the world's biggest Net porn rings.
- You were out on one mission and now you've developed all kinds of conspiracy theories and crime ring ideas.
- It seems that the pair were working undercover in a drug ring.
- To cure Fred of his practical joking, Barney convinces his friend that he is running a counterfeiting ring out of his basement.
- Three people have been jailed for a total of 10 years for their involvement in a multi-million pound software counterfeiting ring.
- Gardens fill the bottom of Torment Basin, ringed by moraines, scoured rock, and living ice.
- The country rises from sea level in the south to rugged highlands in the north and west, and Sana'a is ringed by mountains that legend says flew from Sinai to Yemen.
- A wide clearing, ringed by trees in full bloom, silver fish glinting in the waters of the small stream winding through it, cutting through the emerald grass.
- It is a creeper-clad 1930s property, set in its own grounds and ringed by mature trees and south-facing lawns.
- It's right where the shantytown used to be, ringed by businesses and middle-class homes.
- Eight fortified guard towers ringed the eight-sided central keep, lining its periphery like the spindly legs of a gigantic spider.
- I found myself in a wide stone court, ringed by tall, silvery-gray walls pierced by windows.
- Police had ringed the theater with Metro buses touching bumper to bumper.
- ‘It's just over there,’ Mari said as she came over, pointing to a building down the street, ringed in by a chain link fence.
- The writing house on the central peak, ringed by other peaks with valley around it and the narrow drop away to the sea in front, reminds again of a tongue in a surrounding landscape mouth.
- The day was filled with Sun, and even the little camp, ringed by stone as it was, grew warm.
- It is tastefully landscaped, dotted with islets, ringed by a trail and helpful interpretive signs.
- The military base, situated on a grassy hilltop overlooking the town of Gyumri, is ringed by a snow-capped garland of mountain peaks.
- A circle of the Iowan pavement ringed the Jeep, but beyond the five-foot diameter circle of pavement, a lush carpet of emerald grass and tiny wildflowers began.
- In between, demonstrators had ringed the Sheraton to prevent an alternative entry to the Convention Center.
- Last night found that his bicycle, ringed round with chains like tinsel on a Xmas tree, had had its seat stolen.
- Underscored by an ecological development brief, the new campus has a green landscaped centre, ringed by lecture halls and a university library.
2(with pen, pencil)marcar con un círculoencerrar en un círculo
- Ring the correct answer below.
3(bird) anillarto ring a bull — ponerle una nariguera a un toro
- Once you have ringed the bird you write down the ring number, the species of bird, age, sex, date, time, wing length and weight.
1.1(make sound)(church bell) sonar(church bell) repicar(church bell) tañer literary(alarm clock/telephone/doorbell/alarm) sonar
- As I lay there on my bed, thinking of the summer, the telephone rang.
- A few moments later, his telephone rang, and Sparks informed him that Dr. Boyer was on the secured line.
- The blow rang out loudly as the blade connected with the brass fist, and then the hand nearly came off the door!
- The sound of heavy hooves upon the hardened earth rang out not far off.
- The telephone rang again, and this time, Tess didn't answer it, afraid of what the person would say this time.
- The telephone rang as Esther was thinking these things and Jay Cee asked her to come into the office.
- Stephen was awakened by the telephone ringing next to his head.
- The telephone would ring, but she did not have the strength to answer it.
- At the start of our third year here, Elsa and I were dragging ourselves out of bed as the waking bell rang out cold and clear.
- In the fields outside of Darik, the pure sound of two clashing swords rang out.
- The metal of the gun hit the floor with a clatter; the sound rang out in the silence.
- The telephone began ringing and set my paint palette down to pick it up.
- Just as Raine had shut her eyes, the telephone rang, startling her.
- Two gunshots rang out like two clear bells in the night as the angel of retribution silently passed.
- A sudden crashing sound rang out, and somebody was being pushed aside.
- From not afar, the bells of puja rang out loud and clear.
- He struck the harp so that the sound rang out into hall.
- It was eight-thirty when the telephone rang, and I knew it was Chandler, wanting to know when I was picking him up.
- You patiently wait in line some place, you get to the front, you catch someone's attention, and then the phone behind the counter rings.
- Just as she was finishing her favorite prayers, the telephone rang.
- Dragging herself from her car that evening and up the walk toward her apartment, she heard the sound of her telephone ringing.
- She smiled and kissed his cheek as the telephone rang again.
- Maggie is cooking in her kitchen when the doorbell rings.
- When he finally reopened his eyes having completed the last one he realized that his telephone was ringing.
- The shot rang out loudly, and Wer snapped back dodging the bullet.
- Hearing clambering and the rustling of people around him, Ikeda remained angrily at his spot even as a woman's voice rang out, clear and strong.
- Etskae's childish voice rang out, clearly audible even over the sounds of battle.
- Has he stopped because the telephone is ringing?
- In December 1994 Harvey Weinstein was woken at 2am by the telephone ringing beside his bed.
- When she was almost done, and only had to do the dishes, the telephone rang.
- The familiar words rang out, an unseen audience was applauding, and the theme music was starting up.
- Sirens split the night and from everywhere came the sound of people; her clear voice rang out above it all as she sang the words from a song Jag knew very well.
- When the telephone rang, she jumped and looked at it, wondering who it might be.
- Trey was just about to order up some dinner when the telephone rang.
- The voice of the priest rang out so loudly that he could be heard through the rest of the town.
- Although this scene, like the climax of Halloween, begins in a bedroom, once the telephone rings we enter Krueger's dream world.
- The shot rang out, cracking loudly and landing in an unknown spot.
- The telephone rang just as Mark got home from his job at the pharmacy.
- For a long second the deafening sound of the shot rang out and echoed through the otherwise silent countryside.
- It rang out loud and clear over Dylan's bass, and Martin quickly became the most prominent player in the jam.
1.2(operate bell)(person) tocar el timbre(person) llamar al timbreto ring at the door — tocar el timbre
- you rang, sir? — ¿ha llamado, señor?
- to ring for sb/sth
- you have to ring for service — tiene que llamar al timbre para que lo atiendan
- she rang for the butler — hizo sonar el timbre/la campanilla para llamar el mayordomo
- Taking a deep breath he opened the gate, walked up to the door; and rang the door bell.
- Hailey hurriedly trudged up to her front door, rang the bell and waited for an answer.
- He carried me right up to the door and rung the bell with difficulty.
- Adrian found himself wanting to knock on the door loudly just moments after he rung the bell.
- Seth sighed and walked over to open the door, as somebody rang the bell.
- Macduff shouts for alarm bells to be rung to wake the castle because the king has been killed.
- With a kind of detachment, he walked, as casually as he could under the circumstances, towards the door and rung the bell.
- Before Alex even rang the bell, Elle opened the door and ran out to give Alex a hug.
- As if on que, Liz exited her room just as Jason rang the door bell.
- I closed my phone and tucking it in my pocket, I rang the door bell.
- Something else to ring a few alarm bells is the method of payment being requested.
- I walked up the stairs to the double oak doors and rang the bell.
- Certainly, talking to Popin Pete doesn't ring any gangsta alarm bells.
- They walk to the front door and Mike rings the bell.
- He rang the bell and a few seconds later the door slowly swung open.
- The red-haired lady stormed over to our front door and rang the bell.
- Dave walked up to the front door and rang the bell.
- An hour later a very attractive woman rang the door bell then let herself in.
- Are you going to stand there all day or are you actually going to ring the door bell?
- He speeded to Winona's house and frantically knocked on the door and rang the bell.
2British(telephone)llamar (por teléfono)telefonearhablar Mexicoto ring for sb/sth
- she rang for a cab/doctor — llamó un taxi/al médico
- Technicians ensure that all calls are followed up as required - before the customer needs to ring back.
- Special Branch arranged to be present the following day, when the anonymous caller was supposed to ring back.
- He told the AA man he would ring back in half an hour.
- As a business user they simply rang the customer and asked anyone who answered the phone whether they could supply us.
- And David, at the other end, wondered what had happened to make her hang up on him, but neither had the courage to ring back.
- Mike had rung me early this morning saying that a mate had offered him a table at some posh restaurant tonight for free and told me to come.
- Caelyn wasn't too concerned, it was probably Roger or Jeremy ringing up about the movies.
- I gave him the number to ring back, and nothing happened; eventually, pushing my luck, I rang him back.
- I managed at one time to get to the telephone and ring the Philippines consul in Nicosia, who rang the owners of the taverna and gave them a mouthful.
- They watched, for once, with due solemnity as she picked up her phone, rang Greg's office, and found he wasn't in.
- While writing this column I picked up the phone and rang a Dublin travel agent to book a seat to Malaga next weekend.
- He had just acquired a three-day leave from work and had rung her up that morning to tell her he was coming to see her.
- She didn't cry, or ring home for help, or panic when the money ran out.
- In any case, some of the same people who rejected her are now ringing up.
- Pete grabbed the phone and rang the rest of the team.
- Nothing was worth watching on the television, so he decided to ring Joy on the telephone.
- So people are ringing up and there isn't a chance they will get their questions answered?
- Thus it was that I asked Mrs Taylor if I could use their phone and rang my parents, waking them up at about 2am.
- Handing them out to staff as a perk can create more hassle than it's worth when employees start ringing up your tech support wanting to know what to do next.
- When the message was left on my mobile cell phone, I rang my grandmother.
3.1(resound)resonarthe house rang with the laughter of children — la casa resonaba con risas infantiles
- the air rang with their shouts of joy — sus gritos de alegría resonaban en el aire
- the whole office rang with talk of the boss's wedding — en la oficina no se hablaba sino de la boda del jefe
- to ring true — ser / sonar convincente
- the characters ring false — los personajes no son convincentes
- her laughter rang hollow — su risa sonaba forzada
- their boasts/threats rang hollow — sus alardes/amenazas no convencían a nadie
- My ears were ringing from the loud noise suddenly halting.
- I finally look up at his face, because his voice is so loud that I feel my ears are ringing.
- I had been in the middle of a cheese omelet when her ears rung with the sound of ‘Hey Jude’ by the Beatles.
- All of a sudden his ears started ringing, the thing was screaming, and loud.
- The boom was loud enough to make my ears ring, even through the protective mufflers of the helmet.
- I stopped halfway through my swing, my ears ringing from the loud sound.
- I woke again with a pounding headache and my ears were ringing.
- He panted hard, his ears ringing and heart pounding against his chest.
- My ears were still ringing from the crashing guitar chords, and my head hurt.
- But if your ears ring after loud noise or your hearing goes a little blurry, that means they are temporarily damaged.
- My ears were still ringing from the sounds I had heard earlier on at the police station.
- The din that followed was loud enough to make Kratos' ears ring despite the plugs; he knew that he felt nothing compared to the two mercenaries' agony.
- That's when Johnny hears the ice shift; the cannonball sound makes his ears ring, and cracks run through the ice by his boots.
- Blues sagged to the ground with his ears ringing from the noise.
- The crack of the whip was so loud; her ears were ringing, not to mention the whelp on her back.
- Their blades clashed and left her ears ringing at the sudden noise.
- Before she could blink, she was sprawled a few feet back, her ears still ringing from the force of the blow.
- After almost ten seconds of continuous fire everyone stopped, their ears ringing viciously.
- Their opponents were not as well off, their ears ringing and their eyes stinging from the charge.
- His ears were still ringing from the loud music in the pub.
1(operate)(church bell/doorbell/handbell) tocar
2British(telephone)llamar (por teléfono)telefonearhablarle a Mexicoring the doctor — llama al médico
1(sound of bell)there was a ring at the door — sonó el timbre de la puerta
- a loud ring was heard — se oyó un timbrazo
2(sound, resonance)the ring of the smith's hammer — el martilleo del herrero
- the ring of horses' hooves on cobbles — el sonido de los cascos de los caballos en los adoquines
- his voice/the language has a harsh ring — su voz/el idioma tiene un timbre áspero
- the name has a ring to it — el nombre suena bien
- a name with a familiar ring to it — un nombre muy conocido / que suena mucho
- a story with a ring of truth — una historia verosímil
3British(telephone call)to give sb a ring — darle / pegarle un telefonazo a algn informal
4(set of bells)juego de campanas masculine
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