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)(ball/barrel) 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
- He was filmed throwing about five stones and rolling a beer barrel down the hill towards the police line.
- 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.
- But the car is already wrecked against a tree, and a beach ball rolls away from it.
- Their efforts were rewarded just two minutes from time when the ball was rolled back to Bullock some 25 yards from goal.
- Why the law of momentum conservation is not violated when a ball rolls down a hill and gains momentum?
- In the opening sequence, a huge boulder rolls down the hillside, barely missing him and landing in the swimming pool.
- The United midfielder rolled the ball back for Andy Cole who crashed a shot into the net.
- After a few moments, Meagan saw the ball slowly rolling away near the swings.
- A ball rolls slowly into the frame, its impetus unseen.
- One shocking scene shows street children assaulting a wino and gleefully rolling him down the stairs, punishment for his spiritual and physical corruption.
- 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.
- Residents said tanks rolled down their street firing into their homes.
- As the tanks roll into town Charlotte is forced to decide whose safety matters most.
- This can result in a loss of operational control, with the wheel possibly rolling away from the unit and injuring bystanders.
- This all just happens, like a boulder rolling downhill, but without any sense of danger.
- Cross the border into the East, and you could meet tanks rolling down the street.
- Aiming carefully, she took the shot and the ball rolled to a stop about a foot from the hole.
- Spectacularly, sweets rolled in all directions, across the floor and underneath the chairs.
- A pickup truck rolls down a dark highway.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
1.2(turn over)the car rolled over three times — el coche dio tres vueltas de campana
- roll (over) onto your stomach/back — ponte boca abajo/boca arriba
- 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(car/ship/plane) bambolearse
- Our boarding party had to get aboard a ship rolling and heaving in large seas.
- The boat rolled and nodded gently.
- The aircraft rolled off to the left prior to slicing nose low to 90 degrees down.
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!
- Working from a very loose story outline, the actors create their characters when the camera begins to roll.
- As the cameras roll, an attractive young woman sits at the newsdesk reading the autocue.
- As one might expect, this collection spotlights the massive amount of work that took place before the cameras even began rolling.
- Hell shoot the flick between other projects, and plans to get the cameras rolling soon.
- We see him stomping through sets, leaping through obstacles, and grabbing extras, making sure they are in the proper place when the cameras roll.
- She forgot how to act when the cameras began rolling.
- Were there any other issues that needed to be resolved before the cameras could 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 planter was rolling at 6 a.m. every day and didn't stop until 11 p.m.
- 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.
- The first plate is prepared, ink is spread on the rollers, paper is laid on the press bed and the machine rolls into action.
- 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.
- I really want to just obey my own impulses when the camera's rolling.
4(make noise)(drum) redoblar(thunder) retumbar
- 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 of a dull explosion rolled across the city.
- The sound rolls in like a terrible thunder: a booming and coruscating blast of noise that rumbles darkly and sparks with light.
- Lightning forked the sky outside and the thunder rolled down the hills in a tumble.
- One night I heard the sound of thunder rolling in my direction.
- But the lightening has flashed and the thunder rolled…
- 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.
5rolling present participle(countryside/hills) ondulado(gait) bamboleante(tones/oratory) vibrante(schedule/contract) renovable(strikes/power cuts) 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
- As they roll the dice, a window in the middle of the game delivers decidedly sinister messages.
- As he put it, he had rolled his dice and he had lost.
- Before Leah could roll the dice an ominous knock was heard at the door.
- He rolls the dice and it hits a 1.
- I rolled the dice, hoping for a high number.
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
- The pitch had been rolled flat.
- 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.
- On a lightly floured surface roll the pastry into a rectangle.
- 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.
- 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
- When he spoke, his peculiar way of rolling his r's made him difficult to understand.
- Croatian speakers are used to rolling the ‘r’ sound in all of the words in their Native language.
- Her fake accent irritated me a bit -- particularly the way she rolled the letter R.
- 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.
5.1slang (have sex with)pasar por las armas informaltirarse slang
- There are 32 hours I blacked out, but I think I mostly watched television and maybe rolled a liquor store.
- He hit the kerb and rolled his car.
- She fell asleep at the wheel, rolled her sports car, and ended up in a ditch.
- One of our guys rolled his oversize truck on a residential street in front of a visiting dignitary.
- It was really scary rolling the car like that.
- He was rolled by a group of hooligans.
- She rolled a bank in Albuquerque.
- 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
- Paola got her vegetable spring rolls with plum sauce.
- He stares soulfully past the camera, on toward a catering truck where sushi rolls and ham sandwiches dwell side by side in harmony.
- They come to dine on the popular eatery's cinnamon rolls.
- I am never eating another sausage roll as long as I live.
- Casual classics such as fried clams, fish and chips and lobster rolls are transformed into elegant fare.
- They had bought a sausage roll each and held a bottle of pop in their hands.
- Other starters included soup, chicken wings, and mini vegetable spring rolls.
- The processing plant now produces several types of dough and bread products, including its latest addition: a frozen cinnamon roll that can be microwaved.
- 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) michelines
- He said that he pictured him pulling the paper from a roll and cutting and tearing it where it suits him.
- He gives her the wrong roll of film, and in return, she gives him a fake phone number.
- He pulled a huge roll of fifties and twenties from his pocket.
- These body parts stand in relief against shadows gathering under the studio lights, the subject posed against a roll of white backdrop paper.
- In his pocket was a roll of notes, his pay-off for the night's work.
- Several big rolls of reed matting, which must be building materials, are propped up against the walls of the central structure.
- Here are some new photos from the one roll of film which I just got back today.
- 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.
- 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.
- He buys paper in a roll and cuts it himself into 32-by 40-inch sheets.
- When she handed me a huge roll of cash I was shocked at the amount.
- Simply attach black bin bags to the windows with your trusty roll of gaffer tape thereby preventing light leaking in.
- He reached into his pocket and pulled out a roll of cash.
- The fabric usually comes on 72-inch- wide rolls.
- 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.
- I love to work with rolls of paper to make three-dimensional paper sculptures.
- 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 basic materials are sheets of 20 x 28 inch poster board, glitter, Elmer's glue, foil from candy wrappers and rolls of Christmas paper.
- Within these sessions, the artists were given a roll of 16-mm film to shoot whatever they wanted.
- 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.
- I recently came across the first roll of film I ever shot.
- He pulls a roll of notes from his back pocket and peels off a tenner.
- The Doctor was pulling a roll of duct tape out of the bag.
- From his satchel York pulled out a roll of duct tape.
- Bryce, after pausing quickly to grab the roll of film, ran after him.
- People come with their rolls of film to this supermarket to have their snapshots developed.
3.1(rocking)balanceo masculinebamboleo masculine
- Three on-board computers must adjust the plane's pitch and roll 40 times a second.
- 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.
- The system can directly measure the roll of the vehicle frame as it passes over such terrain.
- The chassis displays impressive levels of composure and minimal roll through the turns.
3.2(turning over)voltereta feminine
- An extra minutes play was signalled and in one last effort Laois threw their last roll of the dice.
- 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.
- Rain drops, dices rolls, the clack of betting chips, and peasants working in the fields all make their own sort of music.
- He continually plays to the courtroom audience with rolls of his eyes, rubbing his head, or agitated fanning of his face.
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
- Dark clouds gathered, there was the distant, yet unmistakable roll of thunder.
- Learn how to play a six stroke roll on the drums in this free video music lesson.
- A loud roll of thunder filled the air of the streets of the city.
- A roll can't just be thrown in, it's got to be in time with the music.
- A sudden roll of thunder rumbled over the meadow.
- 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!
- 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.
5(list)lista femininethe electoral roll — el censo electoral Spain
- they have 700 on roll — tienen 700 alumnos inscritos
- to call the roll — pasar lista
- However, the 1503-5 membership rolls are among the few fortunate survivors from a once larger archive.
- He wasn't a class officer or an honor roll geek, but he was certainly above average in just about everything he did.
- I worry about incremental reforms that take so many people off the tax rolls in order to make them politically palatable.
- Nicholas, 16, is an honor roll high school student.
- Mysterious extra voters appeared on the voting rolls in some constituencies.
- Eventually, the buildings will be leased or sold, putting untaxed property back on the tax rolls.
- Their names read like a roll of the literary and artistic talents of that brilliant age.
- Such responsibility and stewardship seems to characterize these and all the other projects in this year's honor roll.
- The new buildings erected in the 1960s and 1970s were needed to accommodate the swelling numbers on the school roll.
- Of the 322 plants in 1999, 140 were listed on the Brazilian export roll.
6(of dice)tirada feminine
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