In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(frill)volante masculinevolado masculine River Platevuelo masculine Chile
- Once it had been clean and beautiful, with ruffles and lace.
- She wore a flowing pale yellow skirt with ruffles and a silken blouse with puffed sleeves.
- The arms stopped at the elbow in a double ruffle edged with lace and the whole outfit was set off with a matching choker.
- Corsages, ruffles, patches, rosettes, ribbons, buttons, rivets and safety pins are all very popular with fashion folk this summer.
- Edith wore a sweet pink gingham dress with a white ruffle at the hem and a white apron.
- He wore pitch-black pants and a black shirt with understated ruffles at the neck and sleeves.
- The only shirts I own and wear are completely plain, all without ruffles or frills of any kind - in fact, I would have thought they were totally indistinguishable from men's shirts.
- Do not wear blouses with fancy details and ruffles.
- The garment is often trimmed with lace, ruffles, bows and ribbons, optionally with spaghetti straps.
- She appeared in a white suit jacket with an apricot blouse and a prim ruffle down the front.
- His shirt had a few ruffles on it and his pants were short.
- And then there was the mix of calico, structured ruffles and sculptural pleats all in one outfit.
- My very favorite skirt has a subtle ruffle along the hem, it's not ultra-girly but it gives it a little something extra.
- It's not like a newborn cares about bows and ruffles, and it's not like she'll grow up any more or less feminine as a result of what she wears.
- You're a prime candidate for divided skirts, tiered skirts and those with hemline ruffles.
- Detailing on the waistline was simple, yet classic, a departure from the days when clothes having excessive lace and ruffles were considered the in-thing.
- While I will put my boys in girls' clothes, I do have standards: I avoid ribbons, lace, frilly ruffles, little pink flowers, and sequins.
- Look out for soft ruffles, velvet ribbons and frills.
- Scalloped edges, lace and ruffles infuse the clothes with motion and make for an exciting silhouette.
- It's almost a throw-back to the 19th Century of ruffles and lace.
2(ripple)the breeze caused a slight ruffle on the smooth waters — la brisa rizó levemente las aguas tranquilas literary
1(disturb, mess)(hair) alborotar(hair) despeinar(feathers) erizar(clothes) arrugar(water) agitar(water) rizar literary
- He stared out over the ocean, the breeze ruffling his clothing.
- The outside air breezed in, ruffling women's dresses in the process.
- Brian laughed and ruffled her hair affectionately.
- Snorkel early in the day, before Hawaii's trade winds ruffle the surface and stir up sand in the water, which reduces visibility.
- Trent chuckled and ruffled my hair affectionately.
- He ruffled her hair affectionately, and then, as if at an afterthought, pulled her close into a hug.
- A strong breeze ruffles the surface of the lake.
- In the end, Lady Eleanor settled for a tender, parting kiss on each boy's forehead, affectionately ruffling his hair as she did so.
- A light onshore breeze ruffled the surface of the bay, a few feet away I watched a turkey buzzard or vulture fly by.
- He grabbed my head and ruffled my hair affectionately.
- She ruffled his pale blonde hair, laughing when he jerked away.
- Ruth ruffled Elizabeth's hair affectionately, much to the girls' annoyance.
- Emily smiled down at her son and ruffled his hair affectionately.
- It is somehow extremely loud and is followed by a long moment of utter silence and calm during which the breeze gently ruffles the pleated hem of the woman's blue burqa.
- There was a static snap as the television turned on and Reid walked back, ruffling my hair affectionately as he swept past me and into the next room.
- The air was warm and a slight breeze ruffled the trees.
- I was contemplating opening my window to see if there was a breeze to ruffle my curtains when I heard it.
- A slight breeze ruffles the new leaves on the trees and discovers a discarded morning newspaper on a bench.
- The next morning I woke to sun shining on my face and a soft breeze ruffling the curtains.
- Someone had opened a window and the cool morning breeze drifted in and ruffled the white hospital curtains.
- As when a breeze ruffles the surface of a reflecting pool, ripples ran rapidly across her vision, momentarily distorting the figures.
- She kissed him on the forehead and ruffled his already messy hair.
- These are your family men who ruffle their kids' hair and leave for office everyday in their neat clothes.
- Now that there was a light breeze ruffling through the flags the castle seemed more intimidating now.
- Everyone was quiet; the only thing heard was the slight breeze ruffling the leaves.
- A breeze ruffled the grass, and raised waves through the pasture.
- The father laughs and jovially ruffles his son's hair.
- He grinned contentedly as he ruffled my already tangled hair.
- That night, when it was quiet, and all that could be heard was the slight hush of a breeze ruffling the trees' leaves.
- She ruffled his thick hair affectionately and laughed.
- Hiking a slope to the east, I rose above one of the world's great mountain scenes, trout leaping in the lazy creek and a breeze ruffling the spruce trees.
- It was an exquisite fall day, drenched in sunlight with a soft breeze ruffling the brightly colored leaves.
- I smiled and ruffled his hair, messing it up even more.
- Juliet ruffles his hair, destroying the very conscious disorder Benny strove to achieve.
- She ruffled Will's hair affectionately and smiled at me.
- Before she could stop herself, she had leaned over and ruffled his blond hair affectionately.
- Mrs Clarke smiled at her daughter, ruffling her hair affectionately.
- He gave her an incredulous stare and continued pulling her towards the window, which was still open, the soft breeze ruffling the curtains.
- A cool night breeze ruffled the curtains of the window and swept in a fragrance of spicy earth.
- He planted himself in the armchair next to me, ruffling my hair affectionately as he sat down.
2(irritate, upset)(person) alterar(person) contrariarto ruffle sb's pride — herir el orgullo de algn
- He was easily ruffled, which led to tension headaches and high blood pressure.
- Great champions are often ruffled, sometimes shaken, but never spooked.
- If he should rage, his act will not ruffle me, for I shall play the wise man's part and practice a smooth-tempered self-control!
- It didn't ruffle him in the slightest; if anything, his smile broadened.
- Instead of looking at the big picture, we became unduly ruffled by near-term issues.
- It would take someone a lot more important than you to ruffle me.
- It was nice to know that something could ruffle the pompous guard.
- Perhaps that's the problem; her singing is almost always sunny - violent emotions don't ruffle her composure for long.
- Yet she has never allowed petty jealousies to ruffle her.
- His reaction to the film, reportedly based on the life of his father, is in keeping with his nature - the question does not ruffle his equanimity.
- I was ruffled and quickly reacted by sending up the windows.
- Nothing seemed to ruffle him and, what he may have lacked in attentiveness, he made up in luck.
- She could tell that he was ruffled, but he wasn't able to come up with anything to say until she was clearly out of his radius.
- I was briefly ruffled, because few things are held as closely and protectively as one's musical preferences.
- The officials are keenly aware they risk ruffling customers by straying outside the boundaries of its conservative styling.
- Aaron had been so cool and composed a moment ago, as if nothing in the world could ruffle him.
- She was ruffled by the King's unchanging expression and tone of voice.
- Normally nothing ruffled his composure, and yet there he was, blushing like a callow youth at the sight of her ankle.
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