In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(on ground)voltereta femininevuelta (de) carnero feminine Southern Conemasculine mortalmasculine salto mortalfeminine vuelta de campanato perform/execute a somersault — realizar/ejecutar un mortal
- to turn somersaults — dar vueltas (de) carnero
1(on ground)hacer volteretasdar vueltas (de) carnero Southern Conedar un (salto) mortalshe somersaulted across the room — cruzó la habitación haciendo volteretas
- the car somersaulted over the edge of the cliff — el coche se despeñó por el acantilado dando vueltas en el aire
- He was awarded 9.80 points for his vault - a handspring somersault with forward salto.
- Finally he came down in a somersault and landed on one knee.
- Eventually they may learn to do a somersault in the water by adapting their land movements to the water, but that doesn't mean they are doing it as efficiently as an aquatic creature would do it.
- His heart turned a somersault at her use of his given name.
- I did a neat backward somersault and landed in the river in a welter of blue and silver, unpleasantly aware I could not swim.
- I believe you can gyrate on the somersault, get your feet down as best as you can, and push off and go very fast off the wall.
- I dove to my left again, and this time rolled into a somersault that landed me in a thicket of mountain laurel at the base of the ridge.
- Level Three were the most difficult containing moves such as back flips, somersaults and full cartwheels.
- Once he bungled a somersault, but managed such a smooth entry into the next exercise that the spectators never suspected that anything was amiss.
- Gymnasts start early and children as young as two use soft apparatus to learn their first somersault and handspring, under the watchful eyes of more than 20 qualified coaches.
- I did a somersault and landed gracefully on my feet.
- Chen, who is now playing elder sister to many of her younger classmates, has already accustomed herself to the endless backward somersaults, handstands and horse vaults.
- She still has ambitious goals: reading, backward somersaults, swimming, tying shoes.
- I remember the fans gasping at Lyukin's triple somersault in the floor exercises for the Moscow News prize.
- Every minute of the training session is planned: she does warming up exercises slowly and thoroughly, does her pull ups on the wall bars, then to the trampoline for a few light and graceful leaps and somersaults.
- Now a pirouette has been added to Korbut's loop and several young ladies do a backward somersault on the beam twice in a row.
- He launched himself off the roof, performed a double somersault and landed on his feet unharmed.
- With practice, the momentum created by the dolphin kick and hand movement initiating your somersault should allow you to land aggressively at the wall.
- We have now rejuvenated the program in the floor exercises, long horse and in the rings, introducing new complex somersaults and pirouettes.
- My intention was this: to do a round-off on to a trampette then tuck backwards into a somersault and land on my feet.
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