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
- 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.
- One shocking scene shows street children assaulting a wino and gleefully rolling him down the stairs, punishment for his spiritual and physical corruption.
- Their efforts were rewarded just two minutes from time when the ball was rolled back to Bullock some 25 yards from goal.
- 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.
- This all just happens, like a boulder rolling downhill, but without any sense of danger.
- 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.
- Spectacularly, sweets rolled in all directions, across the floor and underneath the chairs.
- But the car is already wrecked against a tree, and a beach ball rolls away from it.
- Residents said tanks rolled down their street firing into their homes.
- This can result in a loss of operational control, with the wheel possibly rolling away from the unit and injuring bystanders.
- A pickup truck rolls down a dark highway.
- 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.
- Cross the border into the East, and you could meet tanks rolling down the street.
- Why the law of momentum conservation is not violated when a ball rolls down a hill and gains momentum?
- 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.
- As the tanks roll into town Charlotte is forced to decide whose safety matters most.
- After a few moments, Meagan saw the ball slowly rolling away near the swings.
- 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.
- He was filmed throwing about five stones and rolling a beer barrel down the hill towards the police line.
- Aiming carefully, she took the shot and the ball rolled to a stop about a foot from the hole.
- 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.
- A ball rolls slowly into the frame, its impetus unseen.
1.2(turn over)the car rolled over three times — el coche dio tres vueltas de campana
- roll (over) onto your stomach/back — date la vuelta
- we rolled over and over in the sand — nos revolcamos en la arena
- they all rolled around laughing — todos se revolcaron de risa
- to be rolling in money / in it — estar podrido de dinero
1.3(sway)(plane/car/ship) 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 funcionamientoeverything's ready to roll — ya está todo listo
- let 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.
- The first plate is prepared, ink is spread on the rollers, paper is laid on the press bed and the machine rolls into action.
- 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.
- We see him stomping through sets, leaping through obstacles, and grabbing extras, making sure they are in the proper place when the cameras roll.
- Were there any other issues that needed to be resolved before the cameras could 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.
- She forgot how to act when the cameras began rolling.
- He just placed seven cameras with infrared tape and microphones in different areas of his studio and let them roll.
- However, because the fight was brief, they kept the camera 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.
- 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.
- As one might expect, this collection spotlights the massive amount of work that took place before the cameras even began rolling.
4(make noise)(drum) redoblar(thunder) retumbar
- Lightning forked the sky outside and the thunder rolled down the hills in a tumble.
- 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.
- One night I heard the sound of thunder rolling in my direction.
- The sound rolls in like a terrible thunder: a booming and coruscating blast of noise that rumbles darkly and sparks with light.
- The sound of a dull explosion rolled across the city.
- But the lightening has flashed and the thunder rolled…
- 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.
5rolling pres p(countryside/hills) ondulado(gait) bamboleante(oratory/tones) vibrante(contract/schedule) renovable(strikes/power cuts) escalonadocontinuado
1(barrel/ball) 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
2(turn over)the nurse rolled me over onto my side — la enfermera me puso de costado / de lado
3to roll one's eyes — poner los ojos en blanco
4(cigarette) liarthe hedgehog rolled itself into a ball — el erizo se hizo un ovillo / una bola
- a circus, museum and craft fair all rolled into one — un circo, un museo y una feria de artesanía, todo en uno
- 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
5(flatten)(lawn) pasarle el rodillo a(dough/pastry) estirar
6Linguisticsto roll one's 'r's — hacer vibrar las erres
7(have sex with)pasar por las armas informaltirarse slang
8US(rob)asaltarthey rolled him for everything he had — le robaron todo lo que tenía
1also bread rollCookingpancito masculinepanecillo masculine Spainbolillo masculine Mexico
2masculine rollomasculine fajoa roll of film — un rollo / un carrete (de fotos)
- a roll of hundred-dollar bills — un fajo de billetes de cien dólares
- (around waist) rolls of fat — michelines
3(rocking)balanceo masculinebamboleo masculine
4(turning over)voltereta feminine
5(frolic)the dogs ran off for a roll in the dry leaves — los perros salieron corriendo a retozar entre las hojas secas
- a roll in the hay — un revolcón
6(sound)masculine redoblemasculine retumbo
7(list)lista femininethe electoral roll — el registro electoral Chile Venezuela
- they have 700 on roll — tienen 700 alumnos inscritos
- to call the roll — pasar lista
- to strike sb off the roll — excluir a algn de la lista de profesionales habilitados para ejercer
- honor roll/roll of honour — cuadro de honor
8(of dice)tirada feminineto be on a roll — estar de buena racha
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