In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(jump)brinco masculinesaltito masculine
- No more than eight years old he walks briskly with a slight skip in his step past the monument towards the houses beyond.
- Fall is the season when you come alive, and right now the equinox is putting a frisky skip in your step.
- She smiled at this action and walked away with a slight skip in her step and I stifled a laugh.
- Spend time doing things that put a skip in your step, a grin on your face, some glory in your life story.
- He turned with a skip and shambled away, whistling.
- She uttered thanks again and walked swiftly from the stables, a skip in her already jaunty step.
- The only mode of transportation she seemed to have was a bouncing skip.
- It was as if everyone in the world had a skip to their step today, and it was contagious, as good moods often are.
- Still dressed in that red jumpsuit, slim even for her young age, she ran with a skip like a child prancing through a field of daisies.
- I pulled round and left with what can only be described as a skip in my step.
- One Twinkie found a home in my chest pocket, while the other I held out in front of me as I followed out the door, a spry little skip in my step.
- She rises and descends with natural ease and skips through a complicated chorus full of rich imagery.
- She walked to school that morning with a slight skip in her step.
- With a slight skip in her step she too leaves the room.
- Put a skip in your step by skipping out for a lunch time walk.
- Shannon noticed a slight skip in his step and laughed to herself.
- My chest is puffed out regularly and there is a skip in my step.
- Ed had a little skip in his pace, which only added to the glee in him.
intransitive verbskipping, skipped
1.1(move lightly and quickly)he skipped along the path — iba brincando / dando saltitos por el camino
- The leaves provide shelter or canopy and after a few days the little creatures find their feet and learn to skip and jump.
- In a rush of sudden glee, he began to skip down the sidewalk.
- She skipped down the hall, pulling on her pants at the same time.
- She skipped into the kitchen and took one chicken from the spit.
- Kit practically skipped up the stairs, causing Alan to smile softly to himself.
- "Ok " HiKari said happily skipping out and grabbing her backpack.
- You know this is bull because you just saw Lisa skipping down the hallway.
- He skipped down the sidewalk and opened the door to his mom's car.
- I yell at the frisky types skipping along the deep gold sand.
- He gestured towards a small antelope skipping along parallel to us.
- She blew a very flamboyant kiss his way, and she saw him blush before she practically skipped off.
- Carlie shouted, and she jumped and skipped around the man in girlhood glee.
- Mr Black bounced in, skipping like a four-year-old being taken to a party.
- Clive Tyldesley growls randomly as Davids skips past a defender.
- Kati whistled happily as she skipped down the sidewalk, walking her imaginary dog.
- She nodded and he nodded to the girl who skipped down the hall.
- The woman skipped down the steps until she was beside the two.
- So I merrily skipped off to biology, thinking that there was absolutely nothing that could go wrong.
- Trailed by Sara, he skipped down the stairs and cautiously opened the door.
- When she looked up she saw Molly giggling and skipping down the hallway.
1.2British (with rope)→ skip
- Begin each lifting session with a 5 to 10 minute warm-up session by rope skipping.
- They skipped through hurried ropes without missing a beat while entering into little spaces as the ropes took different positions and angles.
- Good exercises include running, skipping, aerobics, tennis, weight-training and brisk walking.
- Except for the rope skipping, all exercises are the same, so read the form tips in the intermediate workout.
- Other good bone-building exercises are skipping, aerobics and brisk walking.
- Other traditional games such as skipping and marbles are also being brought back in other primary schools.
- Twenty minutes of skipping is hard work, so I like to intersperse skipping with endurance exercises.
1.3(go)I'd just skipped out to Nancy's — había salido un momentito a casa de Nancy
- we skipped over to Paris for a couple of days — nos hicimos una escapada a París a pasar un par de días
2(in writing, speaking, reading)saltarthe writer skips (about) from subject to subject — el escritor salta de un tema a otro
- to skip over sth — saltarse algo
- Then skip ahead to tomorrow, friend, because today is the first day of the 58th Cannes Film Festival.
- If you're not terribly interested, then skip ahead past the italics.
- Of course we skip right to the Outcome, which is kind of ambiguous.
- I got out my calculator and my math book and skipped over a song on my CD.
- On the third ring, he answered and I skipped the greetings and immediately jumped to ‘Where are you?’
- Today's post could be accused of being without focus and skipping from one subject to the next.
- The verses are a number of independent statements that skip through different subjects.
- Thus, what you get for your hard-earned then is an all too brief account, with highlights that skip too quickly from one sport to the next.
- Let's skip straight to the end, shall we?
- I was inhaling chapters and barely holding myself back from skipping to the end.
- Christians may forgive, but this does not mean that whatever punishment is due to an evil doer must be skipped over.
- But even as he skips over subjects and themes, Kureishi has always returned to his own life for inspiration.
- I picked up another one, and my heart almost skipped a beat.
- Letters that list complaints or that skip from one subject to another are often rejected or heavily edited.
- When you felt your throat dry and a pit in your stomach, you had probably just skipped a meal.
- As with television, 45 % of online consumers would like to skip commercials easily.
- In fact, he nearly skipped the whole book, but for two or three pages at the end.
- I'm not giving away a lot of plot details, but if you're still playing the game I'd skip reading the next bit.
- I'll skip right to the next interesting part; when my mom came home.
- Some of the details presented of Jerry's career are skipped over.
- I was sure that he would act like most other boys and skip away from the deep subjects.
- Be aware that those who connect through cable or DSL also skip the introduction, but not as often.
- I could have sworn my heart just skipped a beat.
- They had skipped from subject to subject, from music, to movies, to classes, to friends and family.
- Adult Andrew Drury put in a near perfect performance that enabled him to jump a grade by skipping the yellow belt altogether and moving up to orange belt.
- Poses may be repeated or skipped, but they should be done in the order given.
- My heart practically skipped a beat and a wide grin spread across my face.
3US informal(depart)largarse informal
- But as soon as he decides to skip off to another country to make a movie, everyone decides that they actually liked Woody Allen all along.
- We walk together, slowly, allowing the others to skip off.
- She had often told others that they would be the ones to skip off and leave her; they would be the ones to ignore her over the boy.
- So the vacuous Shoreditchers inevitably skip off into the sunset together with that Winkleman terror snapping at their heels.
- Are the Germans really going to skip off into the dusk, like the Italians did, and leave the Spanish to sweep up all the riches Europe has to offer?
- It seems that it is a bit of a tradition among graduates to skip off overseas and teach English, and why not?
- Your parents aren't going to let you skip off and become a peasant.
transitive verbskipping, skipped
1.1(omit)(chapter/page) saltarse(page/chapter) saltearse River PlateI think I'll skip dinner today — creo que hoy voy a pasar de cenar informal
- you mustn't skip any meals — no debes saltarte ninguna comida
- I think I'll skip dessert/the first course — creo que no voy a comer postre/el primer plato
- his heart skipped a beat — le dio un vuelco el corazón
- skip it! — ¡déjalo!
1.2(not attend)(meeting/class) faltar a
- For any other parents out there reading this, I recommend skipping the above negotiation and waiting until they fall asleep.
- He'd been known to skip lectures and just attend tutes when he was a University student.
- As Train 20 passed into Alabama we skipped the first call for lunch and snacked in the cafe-lounge.
- True, I was skipping first hour and standing right in the middle of the west wing hallway, but it was alright.
- This close observation of deceit caused her to skip her turn at jumprope.
- So the family members used to eat in rotations, those who had lunch skipped the dinner and vice versa.
- I was almost late for the bus, and I had to skip breakfast.
- Your mother may have been wrong: skipping meals may be good for you.
- The scheme involves pursuing those who skip bail and fail to turn up to a hearing after being released on bail.
- Skipping breakfast was easy: I just asked Wry to cover for me.
- Whatever you do, don't skip breakfast - even if your stomach is in knots.
- She would have never skipped a class or snuck out at night for anyone.
- Many people skip the traditional breakfast and lunch.
- After all, some of them had to have skipped class to attend the sit-in.
- Teams of officers are hunting them after they skipped bail and failed to attend court.
- ‘Children who skip breakfast can find it difficult to concentrate in class,’ she said.
- The next day I discovered that the ripple of excitement was apprehension for many people; namely those who had skipped work to attend.
- If she keeps skipping meals, confide in your mom or a school counselor.
- But with all of the food you guys provide us here, it's really no big deal to skip a meal or two.
- Even worse, skipping breakfast can lead to some diseases.
2US(jump)to skip rope — saltar a la cuerda
- One girl executes cool maneuvers on her own; but she is also skipping a large rope held by two pairs of pals, one stacked on the other.
- The people in this school can't skip a rope even if it's lying on the floor.
- I had to pretend not to know how to skip rope when, in real life, I was quite good at it.
- She couldn't skip rope because it wasn't ladylike.
- I can't skip rope worth a damn, so this is one of the first things they're way better at than I am.
- It takes only three girls to skip rope or two to play house, while more boys are needed for team sports such as football.
- In training for the fight, Liston had skipped rope interminably to Coleman Hawkins's ‘Night Train’.
- The world's elite shadow boxed or skipped rope right next to them.
3to skip town — desaparecer del mapa informal
- It's not even that I secretly skip the horrid hair washing bath night.
- Once out, he skipped town, missing his court appearance.
- Well he did intend to but couldn't think how to so the thought quickly skipped his mind.
1(container)(para escombros, basura etc) contenedor masculine
- The provision of toilets and a rubbish skip is being considered.
- Bradford council workmen swept up the broken glass and rubble before shouldering it into skips to be taken away.
- Anyone who needs a refuse skip for their waste will see the benefits immediately.
- A friend of his managed to salvage four of them from the rubbish skip and returned them.
- A large skip was filled with waste and the excrement was separately treated and disposed of.
- The skip containers will be used mainly for garden refuse and rubbish which does not generally fit in the normal green drums.
- We had to hire skips to put all the damaged property in.
- Laois County Council may provide skips, refuse sacks, gloves and litter packs if required.
- Rubbish littered the site, along with burned-out cars and refuse skips, huge piles of Tarmac and garden rubbish and gas cylinders.
- And it costs £40 to empty the skip, which happens at least once a week.
- He should see the recycling skips near Bingley law courts.
- Supplying waste skips and filling of same with rubbish thrown out from flood damaged shops.
- The Council sponsored a skip container which was placed outside the graveyard.
- After they left, hotel staff found a black duffel bag in a rubbish skip.
- The council may be able to assist those involved by providing skips, refuse sacks, gloves and litter pickers.
- Carrying heavy bags of rubbish up steel steps to tip over the waist height edge of the skip cannot be safe.
- While building work is under way space around the building is needed for scaffolding and skips.
- We pay 200 per week to empty the skip.
- Arriving in the town itself, the taxi manoeuvres around skips and building equipment, evidence that developers are moving in.
- The excavator was sitting at the top of the hole, so it could lower a skip down for the mini digger to fill, when it toppled over.
- The driver of the skip lorry was taken to Hope Hospital with minor leg injuries.
- A skip being lowered from a crane was seen to come close to the group of men laying tiles.
- The excavator had been lowering a skip to the bottom of the hole when it tipped over the edge and tumbled down.
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