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(leap)saltarI sprang out of bed — salté de la cama
- he sprang over the wall — saltó el muro
- the cat sprang up onto the table — el gato se subió a la mesa de un salto
- to spring to one's feet — levantarse / ponerse de pie de un salto / como movido por un resorte
- to spring to attention — ponerse firme
- to spring into action — entrar en acción
- [no object] the engine sprang into life — de pronto el motor se puso en marcha
- tears sprang to his eyes — se le llenaron los ojos de lágrimas
- to spring to sb's aid — correr / acudir en ayuda de algn
- nothing springs to mind — no se me ocurre nada
- the branch sprang back and hit me in the face — la rama saltó como un látigo y me dio en la cara
- the door sprang open/shut — la puerta se abrió/se cerró de golpe
- She shook away the questions that had sprung unbidden to her mind and focused on the present.
- The horse just sprung into the air and came backwards right down on her.
- Violet suddenly sprang forward and seized her by the arm.
- He springs up when he sees me and approaches the car.
- The two men behind her suddenly sprang into action, rushing forward, each one grabbing him under an arm.
- Courageous motorists sprang to the aid of two elderly women trapped in their car after an accident in North Yorkshire.
- Before Whitney had a chance to really answer, Jay sprang from her bed.
- One man is at the head of the boat, and he springs off first as they touch land.
- Jimmy then sprung up, opened the door, and saw his four best buddies.
- Even some of his political foes sprang to his defence.
- Then the leader sprang forward toward me, pointing his gun at me.
- He sprang to national prominence when Armagh qualified for the All-Ireland final of 1977.
- He sprung to prominence last season when he scored the winner at Rochdale on his full debut.
- Suddenly one of the men sprung forward in an attempt to grab Rachel.
- The door suddenly swung open, and they sprang apart.
- In a instant, the door was open and he sprang into the room.
- Chloe then sprang out of her bed and went to her closet.
- I quickly sprung out of bed and into the shower.
- They hid behind the doorway and listened, preparing to spring out and attack if needed.
- Suddenly, the cat sprang from the bed and pushed its way through a small hole in the door.
1.2(pounce)the tiger was poised to spring — el tigre estaba agazapado, listo para atacar
- to spring at sb/sth
- the dog sprang at his throat — el perro se le tiró al cuello
- she suddenly sprang at him — de pronto se le tiró encima / se abalanzó sobre él
2.1literary(stream) surgir(stream) nacer(shoots) brotarto spring into existence — aparecer de la noche a la mañana
- where did you spring from? — ¿y tú de dónde has salido?
- The profile of the penthouse buyer is as diverse as the number of developments that have sprung up in recent years.
- Lights were slowly springing up all over the city and the stars began to appear over head.
- New developments, apartments, balconied villas, shops and restaurants are springing up everywhere.
- Where the blazes did he spring from?
- She hugged me again and new tears sprang from her eyes.
- Everywhere you turn in Glasgow it seems another new development with an evocative name is springing up.
- For those who want to enjoy the attractions of Durban without being trapped in the city, a number of coastal resorts are springing up.
- Large commercial developments are starting to spring up in the town.
- Then, almost unnoticed, a playful breeze sprang up, which turned rather suddenly into something stiffer.
- She was concerned about the number of industrial buildings that were springing up near the motorway exit close to her home.
- A string of high-priced flat developments has sprung up across the centre, and selling agents are reporting huge demand.
- Gale-force winds spring up with little warning, whipping the surface of the lakes into a frenzy of white-capped waves.
- They hauled the fish on board - this time I was up on the cabin top filming - a somewhat precarious perch as a stiff wind had sprung up and the boat was rocking quite wildly.
- This population boom is reflected in the number of new houses springing up along the little roads leading to and from the village.
- New dive operations and resorts have sprung up everywhere.
- Many theories and approaches to development have sprung up in the past fifty years, including the post-modernism anti-development.
- There will be lambs in the fields soon and bulbs springing up.
- Coffee shops were also springing up in the provincial cities.
- Controversial new masts are springing up across Hampshire as a new high-tech police radio system is set to be launched.
- Little interesting places to eat are springing up like tulips everywhere on Centre Street North.
- Wood processing facilities have sprung up in many areas of the United States in recent years, particularly in areas with high landfill costs.
- Selling books is big business with branches of Waterstones, Blackwells and Ottakers springing up all over the place.
2.2(doubts/ideas) surgir de(problem) provenir dehis aggression springs from his inadequacy — su agresividad es producto / resultado de su ineptitud
1(produce suddenly)to spring sth on sb
- they did rather spring it on us — nos lo soltaron así, de buenas a primeras
- he sprang a surprise on them — les dio una sorpresa
2(mechanism) accionarto spring a trap on sb — sorprender a algn con una trampa
3to spring a leak — empezar a hacer agua
4(fence/gate) saltar(fence/gate) saltar por encima de
5informal(prisoner) sacar de la cárcel(prisoner) ayudar a fugarse
1(season)primavera feminine(weather/showers) primaveral(showers/weather) de primaverain (the) spring — en primavera
2Geographymanantial masculinefuente feminine
4(jump)salto masculinebrinco masculine
5masculine resortemasculine muellemasculine resorte Latin America
6(elasticity)elasticidad feminineto walk with a spring in one's step — caminar con brío / energía
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