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(bird/person) cantarto sing alto/bass — tener voz de tenor/de bajo
- a mother was singing to her child — una madre le cantaba a su hijo
- she sings to (the accompaniment of) the guitar — canta acompañada de la guitarra
- He didn't pay much attention to anything but the rainy road until he heard a soft voice singing with the chorus.
- Do birds really sing or do they just open their mouths when the sound comes out?
- In contrast, the countertenors of the past sang in full voice, resorting to falsetto only at the high range.
- Forty male voices sang in spell-binding chorus, softening at moments and then rising, fortified, to a crescendo.
- At some time in their lives, they've played the piano, flute, clarinet, violin and cello and sung in choirs.
- Make a tape of your own voice talking or singing to the baby.
- Another morning, bright and clear in every direction, birds chirped and sung in the trees, but none flew this day.
- She played it to the hilt as an over-inebriated soprano trying to sing in an operetta.
- The first time I've seen you know I've heard some birds singing in the trees.
- The bird began to sing still more melodically, and then fluttered its wings and flew from its branch, hovering just out of Bogo's reach.
- Every time this folk singer sings in her guttural voice, she draws a motley audience around her courtyard.
- Birds were singing, insects were chirping, and people could be heard talking in their homes.
- The quiet settled in like a warm blanket, no birds sang, no crickets chirped.
- Bickley's slightly edgy tone, combined with a warm voice, works well in this music; she sings with a good line and a nice feel for Handel's style.
- The birds were singing and animals were chattering all over the forest.
- Even if other voices joined the bass in some or all of the verses, a low adult male voice certainly sang throughout, as if to underscore the psalm's sombre mood.
- Both groups sang very much in tune, but unlike, say, certain more modern groups, intonation never excited you by itself.
- The sun was shining, birds were singing and the aromatic scent of flowers and trees hung in the air.
- There are no bombs in this world; the sounds are just of tree growing and birds singing.
- Big-city noise levels prompt birds to sing louder in order to be heard by other birds over the din, according to research by German ornithologists.
- And those closing strains die away, and the finale begins, a faint chorus of distant voices singing in unison, the orchestra silent.
- I sang in tune but couldn't harmonize with the players, couldn't memorize the lyrics and I had no rhythm.
- A few can sing in tune before the age of two, while some studies suggest that children may able to respond to music even before they are born.
- Their range and tessitura increases and, with training, children are singing well over an octave in tune and in time by the end of first grade.
- The birds in the trees sang happily to her as she walked along, praising God with as much vigor and thankfulness as they could muster.
- However he did get his wish as now he rests under the tall trees where the birds sing in Tourlestrane churchyard.
- The sounds of morning birds singing and chirping cheerfully could be heard all around.
- In parallel to her opera career, she also sang for Handel in the oratorio seasons.
- Listen to how slowly, how deliberately John McCormack sang, caressing each word.
- Deborah sings almost everything between Mozart and Maxwell Davies, and has a lovely voice!
- He had opened the hotel window and a nice breeze was coming off the ocean, the sun was shining and the birds were singing in the trees.
- Tall, thick-branched trees surrounded her and there was nothing but the sounds of the birds singing amidst the trees.
- This opens strikingly with the high voices singing unaccompanied in unison.
- The birds were chirping and singing gaily as they came in.
- She always turned up on time and sang with full voice - but only in Italian, regarding other languages as unmusical.
- The wind stopped whistling through the trees, the birds stopped singing, and time seemed to just stand still.
- Taking a walk in the woods while the birds chirp and sing, lounging on the beach listening to the waves roll in and out along the shore… I could go on and on.
- In summer, the area seems full of energy, with birds singing, flowers blooming and trees reflected in the beautiful water of the lake.
- Like most birds, zebra finches sing as the sun rises.
- The Dresden State Orchestra turns in their usual fine playing here and the Saxon State Opera Chorus sings splendidly, as well.
1.2(kettle/wind) silbarmy ears are singing — me zumban / me silban los oídos
- Dad tunes the Kingswood once a month like a classical musician would tune his violin, and the engine sings.
- Through the enveloping silence came the sound of the wind singing through the passes.
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- And she is singing like a canary about the out-of-sync lip synch incident.
1(tune/chorus/song) cantar(song/tune/chorus) entonarsing me a song — cántame una canción
- a sung mass — una misa cantada
- They revived the handbell choir, answering God's invitation to sing a new song.
- I love being able to sing carols and Christmas songs.
- As I write this, forty years later, I've signed up to sing that very chorus with my local symphony this year.
- She could hear lots of laughter, endless and melodious, mingling with sweet beautiful music and songs sung by heavenly voices.
- Pupils at Ruskin Junior School sang carols and songs.
- The psalmist sings this song of God's love and faithfulness to the great congregation.
- The prize item was Debussy's Proses Lyriques, four songs set to the composer's own poetry and for some reason not often sung in recital.
- We were singing songs from a musical called Phantom of the Opera.
- After a couple of songs the members sang ditties from the latest movies.
- We enjoyed each other's company and sang songs to God.
- Also on Saturday the Calne Choral Society will be singing Haydn's Nelson Mass at John Bentley School at 7.30 pm.
- To add to the atmosphere, members of Newport Choir and friends sang carols and Christmas songs under the Christmas Tree.
- It became the song sung by Stephen repeating God's proclamation that redemption is found in the life, death, and resurrection of Christ.
- As scary as it is for me I love it because I can look out and see everybody singing the song word for word.
- Withers has a beautiful tone but she hides behind this, allowing it to speak over the words she is singing.
- Many of the performers sang labor songs of the 1930s, civil rights songs of the 1960s, peace songs of many decades.
- He sang folk songs and show tunes like Maria, a big favourite in the Soviet Union.
- After a dramatic recitative which Genaux sings with some interesting vocal color, the aria is as light and as refreshing as a cool breeze.
- These students, especially, should be encouraged to sing aloud the words of the pieces in their method books simultaneously with their playing.
- And they sang hymns and patriotic songs and show tunes and everything.
- Think of all the things Sinatra ever sang of.
- He knew Himself to sing, and build the lofty rhyme.
- I have sung of women in three cities, they are all the same.
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