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(window/book/eyes) cerrarI shut the drawer on my finger — me agarré / me pillé el dedo en el cajón
- she shut her finger in the door — se agarró / se pilló el dedo en la puerta
- they shut the door in my face — me dieron con la puerta en las narices
- to shut one's ears to sth — hacer oídos sordos a algo
- to shut one's mind to sth — no querer saber nada de algo
- shut your mouth! — ¡cierra el pico!
- I ran into the house and slammed shut the sliding glass door.
- They climb out of their dark, slick Mercedes silently, slamming the doors rather than shutting them.
- Vincenzo closes and locks the door, and shuts the drapes.
- The day I had closed the windows, shut the door, and walked away forever.
- The market was closed and homes were shut tight to the biting wind and rain.
- You shut your biology book with a thud, and stared at him from across the table.
- The pages began to move, but Lombard shut the book before he could see what his question had conjured.
- ‘We will shut the door tonight and wake up in the morning with a smile on our faces,’ said coach Gary Parker.
- Just as the girl shut the door Yuki pulled herself upright and staggered to the bed.
- Xander snapped his head up when the front door was opened and shut a second later.
- The man, 27, dragged the terrified child into his house, locked the door, shut the curtains and pulled her to the floor, a court heard.
- Don't keep your bedroom door and windows shut all day long.
- The sound of the front door opening and slamming shut a second later broke the silence between us.
- He crawled back out of his bed and crossed him room to shut his bedroom door before pulling his T-shirt over his head and slipping out of his jeans.
- Jordan had looked up, suddenly, while instinctively shutting her sketch book.
- Laughing, she ran for the bathroom and shut the door right before he slammed against it.
- Alex took pity on him, and shut his sketch book with a snap.
- He gave the lid a strong push and then clasped the latch, shutting the trunk.
- Brett said brusquely, shutting the passenger side door and hurrying around to open his own.
- But the second seed shuts the door and moves into the semi-finals on her second match point.
- At four I got up and prowled the flat, checking doors and windows were shut, uncomfortable and alone.
- I shut my eyes and moved blindly forward, towards that door.
- He shuts his locker door, maybe a little more harshly than usual, and just kind of gives me this stare.
- When they were no longer visible, Quentin moved to shut the door.
- He shut the window, shut the blinds, and opened the door, all while little Giovanni was watching.
- Macys, which claims to be the world's biggest department store, was also shut for a time.
- The coffee shop at the rear of large bookshop in Oxford has been shut, but will soon be reopening as a Starbucks.
- Councillors backed the principle of keeping Bardsea loos open while other sources of funding such as shutting Aldingham toilets were explored with the parish councils.
- In an amazing show of respect, shops and businesses will shut for up to three hours - as a mark of respect and to allow staff to watch the funeral.
- The wading pool has been shut but the swimming complex remains open.
- The 14 full-time teachers and other staff were told on Tuesday last week that the school would be shutting permanently in July.
- I think that bad zoos should be shut, but it is essential to keep open and well funded those which do vital conservation work open.
- The inquest heard the crossing is closed off by an iron gate either side of the railway track which are opened and shut by motorists as they pass through.
- Last year, the board announced it would be shutting the Scottish Churches Open College, which offers a range of diploma and degree courses.
- That is not because the business will be shut, but because the business cannot afford to pay them on a public holiday, and it will come to other arrangements.
- It will also shut is Canadian business tomorrow, and has chopped 25 staff.
- People worried a right of way to a primary school would be shut permanently have been reassured the closure is only temporary.
- Businesses that were shut in the afternoon have reopened, and it's looking like things are slowly getting back to normal.
- State and local investigators blamed the accident on a maintenance error that left open a natural gas valve as the boiler was being shut for routine service.
- As usual, shops will be shut Christmas, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.
- The moment one shop opens, others that stay shut lose business.
- Rochdale Council's Education Department is proposing to shut Alf Kaufman School in Norden next September.
- As a threat, police officers noted the details of shops that were shut.
- Recently it announced plans to shut the Frenchay hospital, consolidating its acute services on its Southmead site.
- And on Saturday customers bade an emotional farewell to butcher Stephen Smith, who shut his Leigh shop for the final time.
2(confine)encerrarI shut myself in my bedroom and refused to come out — me encerré en mi habitación y me negué a salir
- the cat had been shut inside — el gato había quedado encerrado
- What would you do if I shut you outside, to stand in the rain and catch cold so you died?
- Christopher tip-toes to the closet and quietly shuts himself inside.
- Steve's convinced it was done by some ‘yobs’ outside and dismisses those who believe the door was blown shut by the wind.
- He and his fellow guards handcuffed the men and took them outside, he closed the door shut, and the slaves were back to work.
- He has been shut in closets, kitchen cabinets and, once, in our filing cabinet.
1(window/door) cerrar(se)it shuts easily — cierra con facilidad
- the door shut behind them — la puerta se cerró tras ellos
- his eyes were shutting — se le cerraban los ojos
- I'm trying to get this case to shut — estoy intentando cerrar la maleta
2British(cease business)cerrarcerrar (sus puertas)what time do you shut on Saturdays? — ¿a qué hora cierran los sábados?
1to be shut — estar cerrado
- the door slammed shut — la puerta se cerró de un portazo
2(not trading)to be shut — estar cerrado
- sorry, we're shut — lo siento, ya hemos cerrado
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