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(rotate)(barrel/ball) rodarto roll downhill — rodar cuesta abajo
- the bottle was rolling around inside the crate — la botella rodaba dentro del cajón
- the bag split and the oranges rolled out — la bolsa se rompió y las naranjas salieron rodando
- Michael and his friends take out their rage on the teacher by duct-taping him to his chair and repeatedly rolling him across the floor.
- Their efforts were rewarded just two minutes from time when the ball was rolled back to Bullock some 25 yards from goal.
- As the tanks roll into town Charlotte is forced to decide whose safety matters most.
- In the opening sequence, a huge boulder rolls down the hillside, barely missing him and landing in the swimming pool.
- Cross the border into the East, and you could meet tanks rolling down the street.
- A ball rolls slowly into the frame, its impetus unseen.
- He was filmed throwing about five stones and rolling a beer barrel down the hill towards the police line.
- After a few moments, Meagan saw the ball slowly rolling away near the swings.
- One shocking scene shows street children assaulting a wino and gleefully rolling him down the stairs, punishment for his spiritual and physical corruption.
- The United midfielder rolled the ball back for Andy Cole who crashed a shot into the net.
- Residents said tanks rolled down their street firing into their homes.
- A pickup truck rolls down a dark highway.
- This can result in a loss of operational control, with the wheel possibly rolling away from the unit and injuring bystanders.
- Facing each other, the female rolls the egg from a furry fold in her abdomen to the male who balances it on his toes and slips his coat over it to keep it warm.
- Spectacularly, sweets rolled in all directions, across the floor and underneath the chairs.
- The gods had condemned him to ceaselessly roll a rock to the top of a mountain, whence the stone would fall back of its own weight.
- This all just happens, like a boulder rolling downhill, but without any sense of danger.
- There follows a four and a half minute high-angle shot of a carriage wheel rolling along a dirt road, while a male voice-over narration reads a letter the novelist had written to his daughter.
- Why the law of momentum conservation is not violated when a ball rolls down a hill and gains momentum?
- Aiming carefully, she took the shot and the ball rolled to a stop about a foot from the hole.
- She laughingly recalled a day when Pearl, then in her thirties, had inexplicably rolled a large rock into the living room of the house where she and other children were playing.
- But the car is already wrecked against a tree, and a beach ball rolls away from it.
- But as they tear down the dirt roads in the dead of night, a truck rolls out of nowhere, they lose control, and their car ends up in a ditch.
1.2(turn over)the car rolled over three times — el coche dio tres vueltas de campana
- roll (over) onto your stomach/back — date vuelta
- we rolled over and over in the sand — nos revolcamos en la arena
- they all rolled around laughing — todos se revolcaron de risa
1.3(sway)(car/ship/plane) balancearse(plane/car/ship) bambolearse
- The boat rolled and nodded gently.
- The aircraft rolled off to the left prior to slicing nose low to 90 degrees down.
- Our boarding party had to get aboard a ship rolling and heaving in large seas.
2.1(move)she watched the column of trucks roll by — miró como pasaban los camiones, uno detrás del otro
- the car began to roll down the hill — el coche empezó a deslizarse cuesta abajo
- tanks rolled into the capital at dawn — los tanques entraron en la capital al amanecer
- tears rolled down his cheeks — las lágrimas le corrían por las mejillas
- huge waves came rolling in — llegaban unas olas enormes
- the engines roll off the production line at a rate of 20 a week — producen / fabrican 20 motores por semana
- his name doesn't roll off the tongue — su nombre es difícil de pronunciar
- the phrase rolls off the tongue — la frase es musical y fluida
2.2(extend)the hills roll away into the distance — las colinas se pierden en el infinito
3(begin operating)(camera) empezar a rodar(press) ponerse en funcionamientolet the good times roll! — ¡que vengan los buenos tiempos!
- The planter was rolling at 6 a.m. every day and didn't stop until 11 p.m.
- Were there any other issues that needed to be resolved before the cameras could roll?
- I really want to just obey my own impulses when the camera's rolling.
- Working from a very loose story outline, the actors create their characters when the camera begins to roll.
- We see him stomping through sets, leaping through obstacles, and grabbing extras, making sure they are in the proper place when the cameras roll.
- It was as though everybody had a huge argument right before the camera started rolling and could hardly wait to get back to their respective trailers.
- The first plate is prepared, ink is spread on the rollers, paper is laid on the press bed and the machine rolls into action.
- She forgot how to act when the cameras began rolling.
- However, because the fight was brief, they kept the camera rolling.
- He just placed seven cameras with infrared tape and microphones in different areas of his studio and let them roll.
- As the cameras roll, an attractive young woman sits at the newsdesk reading the autocue.
- Hell shoot the flick between other projects, and plans to get the cameras rolling soon.
- As one might expect, this collection spotlights the massive amount of work that took place before the cameras even began rolling.
- After that there was an understanding that the cameras could be rolling at any time and any footage taken could potentially find its way into the film.
- Then, just as the cameras were about to roll, I heard the devastating news: Doris had died in August.
4(make noise)(drum) redoblar(thunder) retumbar
- Lightning forked the sky outside and the thunder rolled down the hills in a tumble.
- The sound of a dull explosion rolled across the city.
- As thunder rolled in the distance, Jumabaev contacted the spirits and then began an extraordinary performance, entering a trance-like state as he sang for 40 minutes.
- Captivated by the breathtaking scenery, his sensitive response to nature encapsulated his impression of the roar of the waves rolling into the cavern and the cries of the seabirds.
- The sound rolls in like a terrible thunder: a booming and coruscating blast of noise that rumbles darkly and sparks with light.
- One night I heard the sound of thunder rolling in my direction.
- But the lightening has flashed and the thunder rolled…
5rolling present participle(hills/countryside) ondulado(gait) bamboleante(tones/oratory) vibrante(contract/schedule) renovable(power cuts/strikes) escalonadocontinuado
1.1(ball/barrel) hacer rodar(dice) tirarI'll roll you for it — vamos a echarlo a los dados
- you need to roll a four — tienes que sacar un cuatro
- He rolls the dice and it hits a 1.
- As he put it, he had rolled his dice and he had lost.
- As they roll the dice, a window in the middle of the game delivers decidedly sinister messages.
- I rolled the dice, hoping for a high number.
- Before Leah could roll the dice an ominous knock was heard at the door.
1.2(turn over)the nurse rolled me over onto my side — la enfermera me puso de costado / de lado
1.3to roll one's eyes — poner los ojos en blanco
2(cigarette) liarthe hedgehog rolled itself into a ball — el erizo se hizo un ovillo / una bola
- the architect rolled the plans out on the table — el arquitecto desenrolló los planos sobre la mesa
- she rolled up her sleeves — se arremangó
- I rolled up the rug — enrollé la alfombra
3(flatten)(lawn) pasarle el rodillo a(dough/pastry) estirar
- They learned how to roll cheese from a team of brawny factory workers who made fun of the tiny women even as they insisted on perfection.
- By rolling down the cover crop in spring instead of mowing it, the cover crop takes longer to decompose and becomes a weed-suppressing mulch.
- On a lightly floured surface roll the pastry into a rectangle.
- The pitch had been rolled flat.
- A very thin clay slab is made by rolling it between sheets of plastic wrap.
4Linguisticsto roll one's 'r's — hacer vibrar las erres
- Her fake accent irritated me a bit -- particularly the way she rolled the letter R.
- When he spoke, his peculiar way of rolling his r's made him difficult to understand.
- Still, the group has spirit, and it is funny to hear some of the choristers dramatically rolling their r's while others sing the Latin text with an obvious American accent.
- Croatian speakers are used to rolling the ‘r’ sound in all of the words in their Native language.
5.1slang (have sex with)pasar por las armas informaltirarse slang
- She fell asleep at the wheel, rolled her sports car, and ended up in a ditch.
- She rolled a bank in Albuquerque.
- He hit the kerb and rolled his car.
- It was really scary rolling the car like that.
- One of our guys rolled his oversize truck on a residential street in front of a visiting dignitary.
- There are 32 hours I blacked out, but I think I mostly watched television and maybe rolled a liquor store.
- He was rolled by a group of hooligans.
- He began drinking heavily, and after one sodden evening at a local bar he rolled his car on the highway.
5.2US slang (rob)asaltarthey rolled him for everything he had — le robaron todo lo que tenía
1also bread rollCookingpancito masculinepanecillo masculine Spainbolillo masculine Mexico
- He stares soulfully past the camera, on toward a catering truck where sushi rolls and ham sandwiches dwell side by side in harmony.
- Casual classics such as fried clams, fish and chips and lobster rolls are transformed into elegant fare.
- The processing plant now produces several types of dough and bread products, including its latest addition: a frozen cinnamon roll that can be microwaved.
- They come to dine on the popular eatery's cinnamon rolls.
- Paola got her vegetable spring rolls with plum sauce.
- They had bought a sausage roll each and held a bottle of pop in their hands.
- I am never eating another sausage roll as long as I live.
- Other starters included soup, chicken wings, and mini vegetable spring rolls.
- The little bistro offers excellent breakfasts of fluffy scrambled eggs, warm cinnamon rolls, and frothy lattes.
2masculine rollomasculine fajoa roll of film — una película
- a roll of hundred-dollar bills — un fajo de billetes de cien dólares
- rolls of fat — (around waist) rollos
- People come with their rolls of film to this supermarket to have their snapshots developed.
- He buys paper in a roll and cuts it himself into 32-by 40-inch sheets.
- He reached into his pocket and pulled out a roll of cash.
- The fabric usually comes on 72-inch- wide rolls.
- Simply attach black bin bags to the windows with your trusty roll of gaffer tape thereby preventing light leaking in.
- In the past he has replicated rolls of floral-printed toilet paper in silk, modeled Tupperware cups of beeswax and created sponges of balsa wood.
- The disadvantage of this kind of pantry storage is that it is not designed for bulkier items like multiple rolls of toilet paper or paper towels.
- He pulls a roll of notes from his back pocket and peels off a tenner.
- He said that he pictured him pulling the paper from a roll and cutting and tearing it where it suits him.
- Perforated cards began to replace barrels for fairground organs during the 19th century, and at about that time the player piano, with a punched paper roll, was introduced.
- The Doctor was pulling a roll of duct tape out of the bag.
- I recently came across the first roll of film I ever shot.
- In his pocket was a roll of notes, his pay-off for the night's work.
- When she handed me a huge roll of cash I was shocked at the amount.
- Several big rolls of reed matting, which must be building materials, are propped up against the walls of the central structure.
- He gives her the wrong roll of film, and in return, she gives him a fake phone number.
- These body parts stand in relief against shadows gathering under the studio lights, the subject posed against a roll of white backdrop paper.
- Within these sessions, the artists were given a roll of 16-mm film to shoot whatever they wanted.
- From his satchel York pulled out a roll of duct tape.
- When she visited Venice, she shot 40 rolls of film, took the film home and used her memory, the pictures and sketches of particular scenes to create a painting.
- It consists of a display of empty wood frames, piles of crates, rolls of canvas covered with brown pigment and charred-looking objects in wooden and cardboard boxes.
- He pulled a huge roll of fifties and twenties from his pocket.
- I love to work with rolls of paper to make three-dimensional paper sculptures.
- The basic materials are sheets of 20 x 28 inch poster board, glitter, Elmer's glue, foil from candy wrappers and rolls of Christmas paper.
- Bryce, after pausing quickly to grab the roll of film, ran after him.
- Here are some new photos from the one roll of film which I just got back today.
3.1(rocking)balanceo masculinebamboleo masculine
- The system can directly measure the roll of the vehicle frame as it passes over such terrain.
- On the first night only two out of 48 remained at dinner, the rest having succumbed to the pitching roll of the boat.
- At every roll of the boat the water would rush in.
- Three on-board computers must adjust the plane's pitch and roll 40 times a second.
- The chassis displays impressive levels of composure and minimal roll through the turns.
3.2(turning over)voltereta feminine
- He continually plays to the courtroom audience with rolls of his eyes, rubbing his head, or agitated fanning of his face.
- Rain drops, dices rolls, the clack of betting chips, and peasants working in the fields all make their own sort of music.
- Suddenly the art houses of America turned on him with a collective eye roll.
- When the healthy horse stands up after a good roll, he will usually go for a nice run and may buck a few times.
- An extra minutes play was signalled and in one last effort Laois threw their last roll of the dice.
3.3(frolic)the dogs ran off for a roll in the dry leaves — los perros salieron corriendo a retozar entre las hojas secas
4(sound)masculine redoblemasculine retumbo
- Learn how to play a six stroke roll on the drums in this free video music lesson.
- A sudden roll of thunder rumbled over the meadow.
- The orchestral instrument uses softer beaters, like giant timpani sticks, often double-ended so that a roll may be played one-handed by twisting the wrist.
- A roll can't just be thrown in, it's got to be in time with the music.
- She listened to the crash and roll of the surf below.
- The booming roll of thunder shattered the tranquility of the forest.
- Remember, you are not limited to playing a roll on the snare drum!
- Dark clouds gathered, there was the distant, yet unmistakable roll of thunder.
- A loud roll of thunder filled the air of the streets of the city.
5(list)lista femininethe electoral roll — el padrón electoral Latin America
- they have 700 on roll — tienen 700 alumnos inscritos
- to call the roll — pasar lista
- Eventually, the buildings will be leased or sold, putting untaxed property back on the tax rolls.
- Of the 322 plants in 1999, 140 were listed on the Brazilian export roll.
- Such responsibility and stewardship seems to characterize these and all the other projects in this year's honor roll.
- Their names read like a roll of the literary and artistic talents of that brilliant age.
- He wasn't a class officer or an honor roll geek, but he was certainly above average in just about everything he did.
- Nicholas, 16, is an honor roll high school student.
- Mysterious extra voters appeared on the voting rolls in some constituencies.
- However, the 1503-5 membership rolls are among the few fortunate survivors from a once larger archive.
- The new buildings erected in the 1960s and 1970s were needed to accommodate the swelling numbers on the school roll.
- I worry about incremental reforms that take so many people off the tax rolls in order to make them politically palatable.
6(of dice)tirada feminine
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