In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1Clothingzapato masculinea pair of shoes — un par de zapatos
- put your shoes on — cálzate
- [in combination] high-heeled shoes — zapatos de tacón (alto)
- they sell shoes — venden calzado
- to be in sb's shoes
- I wouldn't like to be in her shoes — no me gustaría estar en su lugar
- in his shoes I'd be worried — yo en su lugar / yo que él, estaría preocupado
- to fit like an old shoe — sentar como un guante
- to know where the shoe pinches — saber dónde aprieta el zapato
- to shake / tremble / quake in one's shoes — temblar de miedo
- to step into sb's shoes — pasar a ocupar el puesto de algn
- to wait for dead men's shoes — esperar a que se muera algn
- before noun the shoe industry — la industria del calzado
- shoe mender — zapatera
- shoe repairs — arreglos de zapatos
2(for horse)herradura feminine
1(horse) herrarto be well/badly shod — ir bien/mal calzado
- Anyone wearing high-heeled shoes would find herself punching holes in the floorboard.
- Even the butler's polished shoes went seamlessly with the black marble floor.
- She wore a black cocktail dress with matching heeled shoes and a black lace choker.
- Threatening to swamp her bedroom is a display of designer shoes with heels of varying heights.
- For daytime use take shorts, shirts and a good pair of deck shoes with white soles.
- For trips, coat and tie, leather shoes (no sneakers) and dress socks are de rigueur.
- I went out with Chloe this morning and bought some earrings and these really strappy, high heeled shoes.
- Make sure your clothes and your walking shoes are comfortable.
- Her dress shoes clicked steadily as she walked along the sidewalk.
- High heels, floppy slippers and shoes with slick soles can make you stumble and fall.
- I slipped my shoes on my feet and walked out of the door.
- He wore black tennis shoes with dull white laces, baggy blue slacks and a white long sleeved shirt.
- Don't tell me he's learned to tie his shoe laces as well.
- She slipped the matching shoes onto her feet, muttering at the high heels.
- She grabbed her running shoes from her closet, and a light jacket to tie around her waist.
- As he moved though, the rubber bottom of his running shoes squeaked on a puddle of melted snow.
- She said that he sent her a get well present of high heeled shoes with an extreme five inch heel.
- But even with the assistance of modern machinery and materials, most pointe shoes are still entirely handmade.
- Some women also love to wear ankle wrap sandals as well as pointed toe dress shoes.
- However, with modern ballet dance comes greater foot support through modern pointe ballet shoes and trained technique.
- After she tied her running shoes, she jogged downstairs and outside.
- Traditional ballet pointe shoes provide foot support with cardboard, paper and/or leather saturated with glues.
- I sighed, feeling irritated, and scuffed my shoe on the floor.
- Her right hind hoof had a bit of blood on her fresh shod shoes.
- She said her horse's metal shoes could not find any grip on the smooth road.
- The field was reduced to six when Rapid Ryan was ordered scratched by the stewards in the paddock because he was wearing improper shoes.
- First remove any horseshoe nails and clean the shoe with a stiff brush and water to remove packed in-dirt.
- He had a shoe taken off him a couple of strides out of the gate.
- Watch other horses in case tack adjustments are needed or shoes are lost.
- According to Harty, the animal was administered the drug a few days before the event after pulling a shoe during a gallop.
- Clearing twisted a shoe on his way to the post and caused a 15-minute delay while a farrier made the repair.
- Fortunately after that he calmed down and all seemed to be going as planned until two-thirds of the way through the ride when her horse lost a shoe.
- There is a moment of anxiety as Hills dismounts immediately after the line but it transpires that the filly has just twisted a shoe.
- At the barn, horses will be identified, their shoes will be checked, and on-site veterinarians will watch them walk the shedrow.
- ‘I thought she went lame coming to the line so I got off her as quick as I could, but thank God she has only pulled a shoe off,’ he said.
- There's a couple of moments where she actually manages to right herself, only to lose a shoe and lunge into another steep incline with the very next step she takes.
- Someone else who keeps his horse in a soft pasture and/or rides in soft grassy area may not need shoes at all.
- A bit pricey, and little complicated to fit (I had my farrier do mine) but worth every penny to not lose time to a pulled shoe.
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