In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(of ladder, chair, stool)travesaño masculine
- That wouldn't buy them much time, Sydney knew, so she steeled herself and placed one foot on the first rung of the ladder.
- Then I didn't have the strength to do anything but hook my arm through a rung and hold on while I sucked air and my lungs ached.
- I stepped out, swung around, grabbed the other side of the ladder and placed my foot on the proper rung.
- Upon opening the hatch we were looking down a large corrugated pipe, with rebar ladder rungs, descending vertically for thirty feet into the darkness.
- Without the Nomex gloves, required for takeoff and landing because of the fire risk, the ladder rungs and safety pole are like burning embers.
- When you're young and a ladder is thrust in front of you, you don't wonder how high it is or think about the strength of its rungs; you clamber on up.
- So the boy let his father fix the rope around his waist, and instruct him in how to climb over the edge and find the rungs of the ladder.
- He used the advantage of the adrenaline and the upper body strength he had to pull himself up one rung.
- He stood, his foot on the lower rungs of a ladder that led to the upper shelves, with his weight propped on his elevated knee.
- The rungs of the ladder are sharp against her bare feet.
- He placed a foot on the first rung of the ladder on the side of the freighter and began to climb, hefting himself up onto the roof.
2(in career, organization)peldaño masculinethe lower rungs of the ladder — los niveles más bajos del escalafón
- to move up a rung — ascender un peldaño en el escalafón
- Now with a foot firmly on the lower rungs of the ladder to rockdom, it's hard not to imagine that they will do anything but ascend.
- Firms have reduced the total number of job descriptions, stripping rungs from the job ladders that were traditionally climbed by less-skilled workers.
- New research by the Bank of Scotland shows that first-time buyers north of the Border are still able to get their foot on the first rung of the housing ladder.
- Making casual work illegal, by such devices as minimum wage laws and ludicrously restrictive safety regulations, is a complete disaster for the poor, because it destroys the first few rungs of the economic ladder.
- The arrangement is designed to allow young couples to get a foot on the first rung of the housing ladder.
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